Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 18 December 2015

Dear Parents

Key Stage 2 Christmas Production :  ‘Shakespeare Rocks” was a resounding success and the children thoroughly entertained us. The singing was particularly lovely this year- the songs obviously really appealed to the children. It was good to celebrate our local playwright!

Christmas Service; Thank you to everyone who took part in yesterday morning’s service, the children sang and played recorders beautifully. Thank you to Mrs Collins for her ‘Cracker’ themed talk.

Harry Bartlett CupsCongratulations to Ella White and to William Porter who have been awarded our highest honour – the Harry Bartlett Cup for their outstanding contributions to the school.

Activities/Visits: Well done to the recorder group who performed to various groups around the village and were fully booked! Thank you Mrs Wood who has given up a great deal of time to get them to such a high standard.

Thanks to the kitchen staff for a fantastic Christmas Dinner enjoyed by the children and staff yesterday. There were some very festive hats on display! I particularly liked Darcy Lambourne’s reindeer hat and Pippa McArdle’s snowman hat; many creative hours had been spent on them!

I hope you were able to visit the Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter’s Church. There were some incredibly creative trees, including a palm tree from Year 3, a twig tree from Foundation Stage from Forest school, a book tree from FOHNS and  a Feed the World Tree from JAM Club.

FOHNS: Thank you to the Friends who have worked incredibly hard this term raising funds of around £4,500 towards their £20,000 target for new tables and chairs and Foundation Stage play area. Coming up next year there are plans for further bake sales, family bingo and family film nights – dates will be confirmed in the New Year.


Year 4 will be swimming on  Tuesday 12 January – please remember swimming kits!

CLUBS : Guitars – 10 weeks starting Monday 11 January.

All slips and payment need to be returned to school by Wednesday 6th January.

Attendance:  Well Done to Year 4 for Full Attendance 7-11 December.

Well Done: This week we have said Well Done to: All Year 1, Caden Grootaert, All Year 2, Scarlett Ward, Olivia Weeks, Ellie Newby, Lukas Wahlen, Toby Luxton, Annabelle Butler, Amelie Tarbit, Harriet Tomalin, Lily Stanton, All Year 6, KS2 Recorders.

Out of School Activities : Well done to Scarlett Ward for taking part in the 2015 Ice Skating gala at Oxford Ice Rink and for her Stage 4 Swimming award.

REMINDER : We return to school on Monday 4 January, including all FULL TIME children in the Foundation Stage. Part Time children return on Wednesday 6 January.

Value for December: Community.

Thank you for your continued support this term.

Have a lovely Christmas and see you in 2016!

Yours sincerely

Mrs Stella Belgrove

Head Teacher