Hook Norton C of E

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Newsletter – 20 March 2015

Dear Parents

Miss Hope and Mrs Peters are in Sweden with a group of Year 6’s having a wonderful time. They have visited Santa’s grotto and seen two moose. There may be an opportunity to see the Northern Lights as well!

Today we were all so excited to see the partial solar eclipse – the clouds parted and classes were able to see this awe-inspiring sight (with the glasses of course). Some children had made pin-hole cameras which reflected the image of the moon travelling across the sun.  Thanks to our new screens, every class was also able to watch the live feeds from Iceland where there was a total eclipse, as well as feeds from Chipping Norton. Wow!

Stop Press!  Mrs Crouch and her band of eco warriors made a formidable case for the school to be re-awarded the Green Flag for our commitment to carbon reduction and energy saving.  We have just been informed that our bid has been successful and we can fly the flag!  Well done to everyone involved and many thanks to Hook Norton Low Carbon for their support.

School meals: Please pay any outstanding debts for school meals – our provider will change after Easter and all money will need to be in.

If you think you may qualify for Free School Meals (even if your child is under 7 or doesn’t want to have school meals) please speak with the school office who can do a quick check – if so, please complete a form as the school receives additional funding to support your child.

Extra-curricular activities : No Drama Club on Monday because most of the club is in Sweden. Once again, thanks to all the volunteers who have run clubs this term. Details of clubs being offered in the Summer terms will be circulated as soon as they are finalised.

Swimming:  Year 3 will be swimming after Easter so please remember swimming kit for the first day back!

Village News: Family Fun Day Sunday 19 April 2.30-4.30pm at Hook Norton Baptist Church.

Hook Norton Junior Cricket Club is restarting the minis section of cricket training this year – Y1-Y4’s – places are limited, so please contact Paul White, email: for the paperwork to register. For older children to register for the Under 11’s, contact Alistair Driver, email:

WELL DONE!  This week we have said well done to:- Neve Kelly, Isabella Nunneley, All Year 2, All Year 3, All Year 4, Emily Jessop, Cavan Tanner, Holly Evans, Ace Kenneford, Leah Tustain, Lydia Lewis, Daniel Davies, Hayley Hambidge, William Porter, Oscar Simmonds.

Mrs Belgrove’s Stars of the Week: Ella Hawthorne for her kindness in helping a friend with her art and Elliott Miskin for his enthusiastic interpretation of Monet’s ‘The Bridge’.

Attendance: Well done to Year 3 for almost full attendance last week and Year 5 for Full Attendance.

Activities/Visits : Thanks to Year 4 for a brilliant class assembly, sharing their castles with us. Years 2 & 3 enjoyed a partnership Schoolympics event at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre. Thursday’s Collective Worship for Key Stage 1 and Reception was held at St Peter’s Church this week. Mums received brooches made by Year 2 at St Peter’s Mothering Sunday Service.

Out of School Achievements : Well done to Oscar Simmonds 800m Swimming, Will Cooper 15m Swimming, Jessica Rogers Grade 3 Water Skills, Imogen Hutchinson 100m Swimming, Sophia Robinson Stage 7 Swimming, Poppy Queenan Level 4 Ice-skating, Orla McArdle, Lydia Lewis, Iris Fledderus, Miles Lloyd, Oliver Winhammar and Oscar Ward for their successes in Piano at the Chipping Norton Music Festival.


Year 1 Class Assembly – Wednesday 25 March, 9.10am

The last day of term – Friday 27 March – 2pm Finish.

Hymn of the Week: Hallelu Hallelu (Praise Ye The Lord) Christian Value of the month: Hope


Yours sincerely

Stella Belgrove

Head teacher