Hook Norton C of E

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Newsletter 19 June 2015

Dear Parents

Next Wednesday is change-over morning where your children will be going into their new classrooms and spending time with their new teachers and support staff. This year we will be keeping the same arrangements: FSU – Miss Persaud, Mrs Macdonald; Y1 – Mrs Vint; Y2 – Ms Nunneley; Y3 – Miss Hope; Y4 – Mrs Robertson; Y5 – Mrs Crouch; Y6 – Mrs Peters.

School expansion: County will be conducting a traffic survey outside the school in the next two weeks as part of the process for expansion. There will be two people with clip boards from 7.00 am until 7.00pm monitoring traffic flow.

Reminder: Keith Allen Woodwind lessons Monday 22 June instead of Thursday 25 June (due to Yr6 at CNS). Please remember instruments.

Message for Choir and Wind Band for our concert on Saturday 20thJune

Well done for all your hard work in rehearsals over the past couple of weeks – just one more sleep to go until our exciting concert. Here are just a few reminders:

  • Please be a St Peter’s Church, Hook Norton, for a rehearsal at 2 o’clock.
  • Wear your smartest school uniform (preferably white T-shirt if possible).
  • Bring your instruments.
  • Bring a named bottle of water (singing and playing is thirsty work).
  • Invite all your friends and family! They can still buy tickets on the door if they haven’t got one (£5 per ticket).
  • Remember to enjoy this amazing opportunity.
  • The concert starts at 3 p.m. and will last about an hour.
  • There is an additional concert in the evening (we are not playing in this one but I’m sure it will be just as fabulous). See you there at 2 p.m. Mrs RP.S. If you have inhalers or other emergency medication, please bring along whatever you would normally carry outside of school, I won’t be bringing the medication that is usually held at school.

Governor Business: The curriculum committee met this week to look at assessment and how our partnership system will work from September.

Swimming Information for Parents and Guardians Better run our School Swimming Lessons, and are the largest Swim School in the UK, giving over 80,000 pupils the swimming skills that can save lives as well as having fun and keeping active. Better are offering £10 off swimming lessons or any other sport to all pupils of the school if you book online between Monday 22nd-Sunday 28th June 2015 To take advantage of this offer simply: • Visit • Select your local centre and the class you’d like your child to attend • Use the Code ‘WATERSAFETY’ to receive £10.00 off the course fee • Applicable to brand new customers and online bookings only We hope to see you at one of our lessons soon! Best wishes, The Team at Better

Well Done: This week we have said well done to All of Year 1, Year 6 and Year 3, Lani Tanner, David Kirk, Jasmin Blake, the Windband and the Choir. (Good luck to both for tomorrow’s concert at St Peter’s Church.)

Mrs Belgrove’s stars of the week:  Jerome Davies for his encouragement of his classmates in the Virtual Athletics tournament and Orla McArdle for her kindness and hard work.

Activities/Visits: A group of Y6 children have visited Chipping Norton School as part of their transition.

Year 5 have been taking their cycling proficiency. Many thanks to Gareth Lewis, Clare Tobin and Lisa Bayliss for volunteering  – without parent trainers we wouldn’t be able to run this valuable course. They have done a wonderful job; all of Year 5 passed this year!

Miss Nunneley has led the Virtual Athletics tournament this week where every child competes in a number of set events and the top scores for each year group go towards a final tally against all the partnership schools. Year 3 had a lovely day visiting Dashwood School in Banbury where Dashwood children organised a sports competition followed by some healthy snacks. This was part of Year 3’s science topic on the human body and health and fitness.

Year 1 completed their phonics check this week; Mrs Vint was extremely proud of all of them.

Miss Nunneley took our winning Year 6 Athletics team to the West Oxfordshire Finals. They did very well over four events; Tane Wallis achieved a Gold, Imogen Taylor and Zach Warner a Silver and Eddie Brearey a Bronze certificate.

The School Nurse has talked to Year 6 and Year 5 as part of our Sex Education curriculum.

Christian Value of the month: Justice

Good luck to our Y6 children on their transition days at Chipping Norton School next week.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher