Hook Norton C of E

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Newsletter 21 October 2016

Dear Parents

We are all very excited to be moving into the new classrooms and putting the school back in its place. Over half term the playground will be resurfaced and remarked with the netball court and games.

After half term all the children will be taking part in International Week, with lots of interesting and different activities taking place all week around the international theme.

All parents are warmly invited to see what we have been doing with an exhibition of children’s work in the hall from 2.30 until 3.45 on Friday 4 November.  Refreshments with an international twist will be served by FOHNS.

Staffing:  We say a fond farewell to Teash Prentice who has been one of our cleaners for 10 years. She has taken such pride in keeping our school spick and span – thank you Teash! She has decided it is time to hang up her mop and duster, although she will be continuing as our Crossing Patrol.

School Games: This week the Year 6 boys and girls teams took part in the CNPS Inter-school hockey tournament.  Both teams played exceptionally well with a high level of hockey played by all schools.  Our Sporting Champions were Cecily Peacock, Jasmin-Ebony Blake, Jayden Mobley and Jacob Benham.  Look out for our blogs on the School Games Website:

House Point Champions:  Y6 counted all the house points in the tubes and the children all waited in eager anticipation for the announcement of the first winner of the magnificent new House Point Trophy. The first House Point Champions are the Yellow Team with 804 points!  Well done yellows.  Each class will have the cup, tied with a yellow ribbon, for a week.

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Found: A green rib jumper which we think may have been left from the Family Focus Trebuchet workshop at Chipping Norton School.  It will be behind reception and then if not picked up go into lost property.

School Meals: The School Lunch Company have consulted with the children through the School Council and produced a delicious new menu which is coming home today, we start with Week 2 after International week, when there is a special menu.

INTERNATIONAL WEEK special menu w/c 31 October:

Monday (Europe): Lasagne OR Cheese & Tomato Pizza, Garlic Bread, Sweetcorn, Peas, Crepes & Fruit

Tuesday (Africa): Moroccan Chicken OR Stuffed Peppers with Quorn & Cous Cous, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Sticky Toffee Pudding

Wednesday (Australia/Oceania): Roast Lamb OR Roast Quorn fillet, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Lamington Cake

Thursday (Asia): Sweet & Sour Chicken with Noodles OR Vegetarian Chow Mein, Stir Fry Vegetables, Tropical Fruit Salad

Friday (Americas): Beefburger OR Quorn Hotdog, Fries, Peas, Baked Beans, Chocolate Brownies & Milkshake

Please make sure payments for meals are made in advance (on Mondays or via Parentmail at

Parents’ Evenings: Thursday 10 November (5.00-7.30pm) and Monday 14 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. (

Don’t forget to keep your old clothes for Bag2School if you are having a half term clear out! Collection 15/11/16 at 9.00am
Year 2 Class Assembly Wednesday 2 November, 9.10am in the School Hall.

Attendance: Well done to Y2 for Almost Full Attendance 10-14 October 2016.



This week we have said well done to Annabelle Butler, Eleanor Newby, Bella Murray, Emily Holdsworth, James Rennie, Alex Lewis, Charlie Shorten, Belle Floyd, Emily Cutter, Ossie Knox, Evan Wollerton, Abi Nunneley, All Year 5.

Gold Stars (5 house points):  I have given out a gold star to Tris Connor, Freya Winhammar and Alfie Wright for their determination at PGL and to Luke Crow for being so helpful.

ACTIVITIES:  Thank you to Year 5 for a very informative class assembly (the photgraphs of PGL were particularly entertaining!), a group of Year 6’s spoke with the penpals in Sweden via Skype, and Year 1s were visited by a collection of different animals as part of their big question ‘Why are humans not like tigers?’ Mrs McQuail and Mrs Joyner attended an SEN Conference, Scott Orchard (Chair of Governors) and I attended a county briefing, Mrs White and Mrs Nixon attended paediatric first aid. The Foundation Stage had a Teddy Bears’ Picnic (suggested by one of the children) and raised over £60 for the NSPCC.

Out of School Achievements: David Kirk and Ossie Knox performed in ‘Be a Clown’ with the Youth Musical Theatre at Chipping Norton theatre, Lani Tanner (Stage 6 swimming), Isabella Nunneley (Junior Dancer of the Year), Rosie Brown 10m and Stage 3 Swimming.


Enjoy next week’s holiday, we return to school on Monday 31 October.


Kind regards


Mrs S Belgrove

Head teacher