Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 16 November 2018

Dear Parents

Activities this week: We have been taking part in Anti-Bullying Week.  Each class has been discussing the definition of bullying, making posters and having circle time to discuss issues around bullying.  The week began with an Anti-Bullying Assembly led by our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors- Leila Denne, Alfie Simmonds, David Kirk, Hetty Cooke, Pippa McArdle, Ossie Knox and Beau Lawrence -who presented a very thoughtful and insightful assembly.  Well done.

Tuesday was Make Me Smile Day where we focused on well-being and mental health.  Every child made a hand print which will be made into a rainbow for a display in KS2 corridor, to emphasise the fact that every child is special, every child is important and together we can make a difference.

On Wednesday Forest Owls presented a wonderful class assembly to parents, carers and the school, sharing some of the work they have been doing this term.  Y6 Skyped with their penfriends in Sweden.

Yesterday was ‘Understanding Christianity Day’ to introduce the children to a new resource that develops their comprehension of Christian beliefs and practice. 

Remembrance Competition Winners: Thank you to everyone who took part in the Parish Council’s Remembrance Competition.  The winners are: Harry Price Nursery, Barney Hollingdale KS1 and Freya White KS2.  Well done!

School Games Intra-School Competition Term 1:  Elf Owls- Blue, Forest Owls – Yellow, Little Owls- Yellow, Y3- Blue, Y4- Green, Y5- Red, Y6 – Yellow. 

Overall winners – Blue.  Congratulations!

Please Note:  Change of Menu for Monday 19th – No Meatballs – substituted with sausages.

Next Week:  On Monday we will be having a professional photographer taking photographs for our new school website, which will be launched in the new year.  Please can children be in their best school uniform and if they have a musical instrument, please bring it in.  We will not be showing individual faces in the photos, but there may be arms, hands, backs of children in close up.

Flu vaccination session:  Hook Norton Tuesday 27th November 2018 (am)

The Nurses from Oxford Health NHS Trust will be coming in to School on Tuesday 27th November (am) to deliver the Flu vaccine to all children in Reception and Years 1,2,3,4 and 5 for whom a valid Consent Form has been returned. We would recommend that you let your child know that it will be happening and you may find it helpful to watch this NHS Choices Video together so they know why they are having the vaccine and what to expect:

Please note if your child has Asthma and has been wheezy in the 3 days prior to the vaccination session or is wheezy on the day of vaccination please phone the school nurses before School starts, on 07799 407997 and also inform your child’s School Office.

If your child is unwell on the day and they are unable to be vaccinated, they will be invited to book into a Catch Up Clinic. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Nurse Team on the number above or e-mail Please include your child’s name, date of birth and the school they attend.

Head Lice:  Very mature Head Lice have been spotted dropping from children’s hair – please, please check everyone’s hair over the weekend.


We will be having a further three non-uniform Fridays to collect donations for the fair – this is, of course, voluntary – all children can wear casual clothes, regardless of whether they bring in a donation.

Friday 23rd November: Chocolate (for the tombola)

Friday 30th November: Christmas decorations/wrapping paper/cards (for the Christmas stall)

Friday 7th December: Bottles (for the tombola)

Reminders: The SuperRu Clothing Sale will take place tomorrow in school 2-9pm in aid of Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Charities.  Come along, grab a bargain, and support this very worthy cause as well.

Attendance: Well Done to Forest Owls for Full Attendance 5-9 November and Y4 for Almost Full Attendance 5-9 November.

Well Done:  This week we have said well done to: All Forest Owls, Lucas Tebbs, Noah Edge, Jack Fisher, Amy Watson, Hannah Newby, Gracie Pearce, Molly White, Freya White, Cayden Wyatt, Ben Layton-Toye, Ava Wilson, Georgia Hambidge.

Out of School achievements: Swimming – Mae Moore Stage 2, William Stanton Stage 5. Football Man of the Match – William Lowans, James McArdle. Imogen Hutchinson Blue Peter Diamond Badge.

Owl Values:

This half term we are exploring ‘Love’.

“It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove                    

Head Teacher