Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 20 January 2017

Dear Parents

The Open Afternoon to celebrate the completion of our expansion went very well with lots of visitors shown round by very able tour guides from Year 6.  Refreshments were enjoyed courtesy of FOHNS – thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a success.

School Meals: Our Reception and KS1 children all enjoyed their school lunch this week on taster day.  From the end of January our meat will come from Henry’s in the village so the quality will be superb and we are supporting a local business. School meals are free for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – which could be a saving of around £400 a year in packed lunches and you know your child is getting a nutritious hot meal.

Librarian Needed!  Becky Cooke is giving up her role as school librarian due to work commitments, so we are looking for someone to take over.  If you can spare just one lunch time a week to run our library we would be very grateful.  The children so enjoy browsing and borrowing the books in our small but perfectly formed library.

REMINDERS: children should not be dropped off on the playground before 8.40am – if you need to get to work and leave earlier than this, our Breakfast Club runs from 8am and costs £4.50 including breakfast!

Yr6 Junior Citizen Monday 23/1/17 – all girls wear trousers please and everyone needs to bring a packed lunch.
Change to Week 2’s Menu – on Thursdays of Week 2, the pudding will now be chocolate sponge with pears and chocolate sauce.
Sainsburys Active Kids launches on 25 January – collect vouchers in stores and online until 30 June – collection box in reception. We received a box of free playground equipment due to our continuing support of this scheme over the years which the children are enjoying using.

Governor Business:  This week Hugh Protherough accompanied me on a learning walk around the school; we visited every class, talked to children about their learning and looked at work along the way.  We were very impressed with the level of enthusiasm and confidence in the children and with the range of activities seen.  From dinosaurs world in Nursery (did you know you can tell if a dinosaur is a meat eater by the number of legs it walks on?  It’s amazing what a three year old knows!) to phonics and spelling in KS1 and measuring volume,  Romulus and Remus and Maths in KS2.

Activities: Y6 had a brilliant opportunity to see a real author in action at Sibford School where Steve Cole talked, with great animation and vigour, about his novel writing, including Beast Quest, Animal Ark, Dr Who and the young James Bond series. Our Y6 children did very well at the Swimming gala with Imogen Nicholls and Iris Fledderus being awarded a special merit for showing outstanding promise at swimming.

Attendance: Well done to Y4 for Full Attendance 9-13th January.

Well Done: This week we have said well done to Joseph Fowler, Bailey Webb, Reggie Packham, Otto Thompson, Matilda Kenneford, Alicia Tustain, Luca Risato, Ben Layton-Toye, Pippa McArdle, Paige Bowhill, Jessica Rogers, Luke Crow, Lottie Nunneley, Fred Neal.

Out of School Achievements: Swimming: Emily Monelle 1000m and 800m, Primary Classical Ballet: Anna Horth and Sydney Maule, LAMDA Solo Introductory Stage 2: Gemma and Chloe Webb, Rebecca and Zoe Milne, Ozzy Knox, David Kirk, Cecily Peacock, Emily Cutter, Niamh Hewitt-Gray, Ellie-Rose Cooper, Lily Stanton. Joe Dix was the Brentford FC Mascot, walking out with the team at the start of the match.

Owl Value of the Month: Determination.


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher