Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 19 January 2018

Dear Parents

We will be having an exciting recycling project in March when KS1 will be making an Owl Sculpture from recycled materials.  Below is a list of things they will need for the project if you can help:


Small plastic bottles and lids of different colours

Wrappers – sparkly

Old cds

Saucepan lids

Plastic circular lids

Thin pieces of plastic


Lids of jars


Plastic bags


The Incredible Edible School Garden Club are holding a Working Party on SATURDAY 3RD MARCH 10.00am onwards at our new site in the school grounds.

The aim is to dig out, assemble and build six raised beds and then fill with topsoil. We will also be turf cutting and digging out an area to plant fruit trees etc. Finally, if we have enough time and man power on the day we hope to dismantle a very small shed and existing beds.

If any parents would like to volunteer their time during the day, or can offer particular skills or equipment (particularly a Turf Cutter) we would be very grateful.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day to bolster the workforce!

If you would like to help please contact Annie Tullett at or phone 01608 738106.

Unfortunately for safety reasons it has to be adult helpers only.

Thank you to Derek’s Disco for the very kind donation of £200. (Derek Brotherston is one of our governors.)

Family Focus for Years 4, 5 & 6 Family Focus is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn exciting new skills alongside your children at Chipping Norton School.  Please have a look at the brochure attached and sign up – places are limited and courses fill up quickly.

Activities this week:

Jasmin Richards, a best – selling author led an inspiration workshop on story writing in Y5.

N: Dancing with streamers in the wind.

R: Baking Russian teacakes and bread, paper weaving baskets.

Y1/2: Writing recounts about Katie Morag.

Y3: Planning Theseus and the Minotaur stories.

Y4: Devising their own Bayeux Tapestry about their lives.

Y5: Enjoying an author visit and writing stories to be published in a book for the Chipping Norton Literary Festival.

Y6: Learning about the differences between Sweden and England and reading letters from Sweden.

Sport:  Mrs Voce took a party of children to the Swimming Gala.  They all performed very well – Poppy Queenan received a special certificate for showing outstanding promise in swimming.

Attendance: Well done to Y6 for Almost Full Attendance 8-12 January 2018.

Well Done: This week we have said well done to Joseph Fowler, Sienna Edwards, Ryley Tustain, Victoria Layton-Toye, Riley Dysiewicz-Green, Lily Harvey, Alicia Tustain, Amillie Tustain, Connor Stratford, Ellie-Rose Cooper, Ben Layton-Toye, Lani Tanner, Alfie Wright, Annabelle Butler.

Pen Licence:  Last week Ewen Rutherford and Anna Horth were awarded their licences. This week Alex Lewis, Darcy Lambourne and Annie Spicer received their licences – well done.

Out of School Achievements:  Swimming – Hannah Newby 50m, Ella Moulder Pre-Prep Ballet.

Owl Value of the Month: Education

‘How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!’ Proverbs 16:16

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher