Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 18 May 2018

Dear Parents

Thank you very much for your wonderful selection of cakes and cookies so far for the Bake and Bike Sale on Sunday. Let’s hope our spell of fine weather continues!

The children have been sitting their SATS this week; I was very proud of the way they tackled the tests with determination and calmness. Governors sat in every day and were equally impressed with the children’s attitude.

There was a concerned resident this week who observed a child on a bike going the wrong way down The Glebe after school. Thanks to our wonderful band of volunteers, we are able to offer cycling proficiency in Y5 that really helps to embed road safety in the children. However, with more and more traffic on the roads it’s vital that all children who cycle know how to do so safely, so please ensure your child understands the rules of the road before going out on a bike alone.

Please also ensure you cross at the Crossing Patrol – Teash is there to make sure everyone crosses safely – there was a near miss with a car and pedestrians this week who were not crossing with Teash.

Can I also ask you not to pull in by the pedestrian entrance/double bar gate in your car. This is where everyone enters the school and is a really dangerous practice.

Work begins on our Daily Mile Track on Monday – so the field will be out of use next week, until after half term when children will be able to start using the new track.

Pete Watkins next guitar lessons start Friday 25th May.

WANTED: Dolls & clothes (similar to Barbie/Ken) and any U-Certificate DVDs for Owl Club – thank you!

Activities this week:
N: Reading ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ and designing her a pair for the royal wedding!
R: Weddings and learning the names of the royal family.
Y1/Y2: Seaside Art.
Y3: Writing news reports on the volcano eruption in Hawaii.
Y4 Writing news reports about the naughty fox in ‘Fox’.
Y5: Cycling proficiency – they all passed the theory first time! Pictures of the Rainforest.
Y6: Very deep discussions about our value of the month – Freedom.

School’s Budget update: I now have a meeting arranged next month with Nick Gibb, the minister for education, and Scott Orchard, our Chair of Governors, to discuss our school budget.

Friends’ Events:
Hook Norton’s Grand Garage & Boot Sale with the Bike and Bake Sale – Sunday 20 May from 2pm supported by the village ‘Old Blokes on Bikes’. Booking for garage sale to be included on a map (which will be circulated at the Car Boot, Bike & Bake).
 Buy/sell second hand bikes (adult and child bikes welcome).
 Bring your bike and get it checked/repaired for the summer, e.g. punctures, brakes, seats adjusted, chains oiled. Small fee – all proceeds to FOHNS.
 Bring second hand bikes from 12noon – 25% of sale price to FOHNS. Please label with name, tel. no. & price.
 Cake sale/Refreshments.

FOHNS Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath Golf Club – Friday 8th June – meet at 11.30 for coffee, 1st Tee 1pm, Dinner 5pm, discounted rate of £35 per person. A great opportunity to raise funds for FOHNS – to sign up or get further information, email:

Quiz at St Peter’s Church tonight – Friday 18th May – 7 for 7.30pm in aid of Church and Katharine House
£10 a team of 4 (Licenced Bar) organised by Roger & Becky Cooke.

Attendance – 7-11 May: Well done to Y3, Y4, Y5 for Full Attendance and to Forest Owls and Y6 for Almost Full Attendance. An excellent week for attendance!

Out of School Achievements : Well done to Poppy Queenan and Annabelle Butler for their certificate on raising £80 for Brain Tumour Research, Finn Hagger Stage 2 Swimming, Ewen Rutherford Silver Swimming Challenge and 800m, Zoe Milne LAMDA Level 1, Rosie Brown 10th KYU Karate, Bella Murray 8th KYU Karate and Stage 4 Swimming.

Well Done; This week we have said well done to Poppy Driver, Alma Richter-Mahr, Lauren Barnett, Roma Kenneford, Tyler Labbett, Sienna Edwards, Mason Hawthorne, Bella Murray, Amelia Aley, Oliver Wright, James Rennie, Abby Baker and all Y6.

Yours sincerely
S. Belgrove
Head Teacher

Owl Value of the Month: Freedom

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~ John 8:32