Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 19 October 2018

Dear Parents

Activities this week: Y6 children took part in the U11s Hockey tournament at Chipping Norton School and came fourth.  Well done to the team and those children who were chosen as Sporting Champions by the CNS sports leaders: Lani Tanner, Beau Lawrence, Pippa McArdle and Ben Layton-Toye.

We had training this week in school to introduce our new PE scheme of work.  The coach led each class and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

We said farewell to our Swedish visitors; everyone had a wonderful time and were sad to go.

The governors completed their termly H&S walk round to make sure the school is as safe and secure as it can be.  There was also a Finance governors meeting this week and we are pleased to report that everything is on track.  The popularity of our Breakfast and Owl Clubs goes from strength to strength and our Nursery is now almost full.  KS1 had a visit from the animal people,bringing with them snakes, spiders, chinchillas, stick insects, bull-frogs and an owl!

FOHNS: The Friends of the school do an amazing job fund-raising to provide our children with things that the school cannot afford from the budget.  The pirate ship, the minibus, the Daily Mile track, new classroom furniture, the Early Years outdoor area – all have been made possible through the hard work of FOHNS.  The next meeting is Tuesday 30th October at 9.00am.  We would love to see some new faces there to enable the future success of FOHNS – they are a friendly bunch and would welcome your support.

Online Safety: National Online Safety has teamed up with MusicAlternative to launch a Fortnite online safety song.The song encourages parents and carers to “stay switched on” to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite.

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Reminders: Bright Sparks Science Club starts Monday 29/10/18 for those signed up.

Year 4 Class Assembly Wednesday 31/10/18

Individual/Family group photographs: On Monday 29 October – best uniform please.

Parents’ Evenings: Thursday 8 November (5.00-7.30pm) and Monday 12 November (3.30-6.00pm). Sign up on sheets outside classrooms after the holiday, or contact the office if you are unable to get into school. (

SuperRu Charity Preloved Clothing Sale – Saturday 17th November – to raise funds in association with CCLG – a chance to pick up a bargain outfit for Christmas, a whole new wardrobe for an ever growing child or a house full of winter coats!  Many items are almost brand new and if you are happy to rummage, you’ll find lots with their tags still on. In addition, there will be refreshments throughout the day until 9pm and a variety of things to keep the children happy. It’s free entry and everyone is welcome so please do share with friends further afield too.

If anyone is able to help with any of the following towards the event, it would be hugely appreciated:

Hangers; clothing rails (obviously these will be returned after the event); display units; mannequins; busts; displays for hats/jewellery etc (again these can be returned after the event); tombola prizes; advertising – if anyone has access to advertising this event to the wider public outside of the village (perhaps by popping a poster up in a local business or sharing within your social media networks, or indeed something bigger if you have any resource available – radio, press, banners) please do get in touch so we can provide posters etc –

And there’s still time to give us your good quality clothes too. We’re collecting (both adults’ and children’s clothes) until 9th November. Donations can be left at The Gables, Sibford Road which is directly opposite the school gates, or at Hook Norton Playgroup. 

Raffle tickets will be on sale and there are some truly awesome prizes!

Please note, clothing which is not sold at the event, will be donated to the Hook Norton School’s Bags2School campaign which begins the following week. We hope this will also be a good fundraiser for the Friends of the School. 

Attendance: Well Done to Forest Owls, Little Owls and Year 6 for Almost Full Attendance 8-12 October.

Well Done:  This week we have said well done to: William Stanton, Daisy Petre, All Little Owls, Isabelle Tate-Davies, Izzy Larkin, Rosie Duff, Toby Price, Alfie Packham, Reggie Packham, William Frere, Laila Packham, Alfie Simmonds, Olivia Weeks.

Out of School achievements: Alex Lewis – Man of the Match HNFC U9s, Torin Hackland-  Man of the Match HNFC U8s and Purple Award Wade Gymnastics, Rowan Bird – medal for taking part in the Twickenham Rugby Festival, David Kirk and Ossie Knox took part in the Chipping Norton Youth Musical Theatre Show. David Kirk, Alex Lewis and Darcey Davis-Batchelor attended the CNS Family Focus trebuchet making workshop, Darcey also attended the No Fear Shakespeare and making peg dolls workshops, Anna Horth raised £56.70 for JMA (Junior Mission Association), Cohen Stubbs 50m Swimming, Emma Barnett Learn to Swim Stage 4.

Owl Values:

This half term we are exploring ‘Live’.

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me”.


Have a lovely half term break and see you Monday 29th October.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove                    

Head Teacher