Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

Live Love Care Think Learn Dare

Newsletter 21 September 2018

Dear Parents

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the pirate day and we raised £168.20 towards the new pirate ship – thank you for your kind donations.

Go Gold Day

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to raise money Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group Hook Norton Primary is Going Gold! 

On Friday 28th September the children can come to school dressed in something gold, orange, or yellow – come ‘blinged-up’ with glittery faces or gold wigs too! All we ask is that you look Fabulous and bring a donation of £1, which will go to CCLG. 

Mrs Hawthorne will also have CCLG’s gold ribbon pins for sale to parents in the playground before and after school, so please keep a look out for her. 

Lily Harvey in Year 3 has had her hair cut off (30cm) and is donating it to the Princess Trust, the charity that provides real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair through cancer, for example.  What a wonderful, thoughtful thing to do.

The Sponsored Mile Personal Challenge raised £1864.00. £250 has been used to purchase new play equipment and the rest will go towards the pirate ship. Thank you to all who participated and contributed to this fundraiser.

Holiday Club Survey: We are exploring the viability of a Holiday Club run by the school from our Study Centre, in response to parental suggestions. I would be grateful if you could spend a little time to fill in the online questionnaire by Monday 1 October, accessed through the link below. Thank you for taking the time to respond.


We are advertising some new school support staff vacancies via the Oxfordshire County Council Education Jobs webpage at:

We also have a vacancy for a cleaner through our contract cleaning service, Churchill.  The post is for 3 hours per day Monday to Friday 15.30 to 18.30 term time only.  DBS checks will be required. Help with childcare is available through the school.  To apply and for further details please contact Peter Kingston Roberts on: 07730320466.

FOHNS AGM : Tuesday 25 September 7.30pm in the Study Centre – all parents/carers welcome.  Please come along and get involved!

Library Summer Reading Challenge:  Well done to all the children who were fantastic readers over the summer holidays.  Seventy-nine children managed to complete the challenge of six books and received certificates and medals from Karen the librarian in well done assembly this morning.  Darcy Lambourne won the colouring competition, judged by a local artist.

Attendance: Well Done to Year 3 for Full Attendance 10-14 September and to Forest Owls, Elf Owls and Year 4 for almost Full Attendance 10-14 September.

Well Done:  This week we have said well done to  Claudia Farmiloe, Peter Woolston, Tyler Labbett, Ella Moulder, Jessica Bachelor, Tyler Merry-Taylor, Roma Kenneford, Harry Wright, Kiana Lovett, Georgia Hewitt-Gray, Jessica Benham, Alma Richter-Mahr

Out of School achievements: Georgia Hewitt-Gray Under 9s football Man of the Match, all the children who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge at the library.

Owl Values:

We have reviewed our values and will now be using our school motto ‘Live Love Care Think Learn Dare’ as the basis for our values.  Each term we will be exploring one of the words from a moral, ethical and spiritual point of view, all linking in with British and Christian values.  This half term we are exploring ‘Live’.

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

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove                    

Head Teacher