Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 23 February 2018

Dear Parents

World Book Day Thursday 1 March

We will be having a pirate themed day, so we would like everyone who is able and willing to dress up as a pirate!  We will be launching our fundraising to replace the adventure playground (the high-level fort) with a pirate ship. If you have a pirate themed book, please bring that along too!

The adventure playground has done us proud for 25 years, so to mark our Silver Jubilee we want to build something that will last for the next 25 years and give generations of children lots of active fun.  Please save your pieces of silver – we will be attempting to fill an outline of a pirate ship on the playground with your donations.  A suggested donation is £1, but we will gratefully accept any change to fill the pirate ship!

Reminder: Year 5 Class Assembly Wednesday 28/2/18 9.10am



As part of this year’s project combining entrepreneurial skills with looking after our environment, we are holding a Recycling & Repurposing theme week, Monday 5 – Friday 9 March, with the opportunity for parents/carers to have a look at the work involved in the hall on Friday 9 March, 3.15-4.15pm. The Friends will be serving refreshments.

Recycling Project: It would be fantastic if your school could collect the following recycled items for us please:
  *   Corks
  *   Small plastic bottles and lids of different colours
  *   Wrappers – sparkly
  *   Old cds
  *   Saucepan lids
  *   Plastic circular lids
  *   Thin pieces of plastic
  *   Cardboard
  *   Lids of jars
  *   Cans
  *   Plastic bags


Parents’ Evenings: Thursday 8 March (5.00-7.30pm) and Monday 12 March (3.30-6.00pm). Sign up on sheets outside Mrs Vint’s class next week or contact the office if you are unable to get into school. (

Travelling Book Fair – 8-12 March, 3.30pm – children are bringing home leaflets and a voucher to spend.

Incredible Edible Gardening Club

A further grant of £3000 (not £300 as previously stated) has been awarded from the Nineveh Trust to Incredible Edible for the school garden. This means we are able to put in place the full plans that were drawn up from the winning designs last year.  A huge thank you to all the volunteers working to bring this to fruition.  Don’t forget the working parties on Saturday 24 February and Saturday 3 March 10.00am. If you would like to help please contact Annie Tullett at or phone 01608 738106.

Activities this week:

N: Activities inspired by the book ‘Owl Babies’, including looking at a stuffed owl, researching about owls (they have 4 claws and poo out of their mouths – pellets!)

R: ‘Owl Babies’ – collage owls, owl paintings, owl biscuits.

Y1/2: Writing descriptions of pirates and pirate islands.

Y3: Creating adverts for favourite toys and the Battle of Troy.

Y4: Were invaded by Y3…and finished their castles.

Y5: Using Sketch –up to design houses on the computer, writing instructions on how to have the perfect half term.

Y6: Writing their 500 word stories for the BBC competition. Y6 presented a varied assembly to the school all about their Swedish adventures, the activities the children enjoyed who stayed in Hook Norton, Light, keeping safe and Young Voices.

Friends events (further information will follow):

Saturday 24 February, 7.15pm – 4 tickets available from Michelle Tate-Davies (

Saturday 24 March, 5.30pm – Family ‘Evening with Paddington’

Easter Holidays – annual Easter Treasure Trail

Saturday 21 April, 4-6pm – Family Bingo

Sunday 20 May, pm – Bike, Bake & Garage sale

Well Done: This week we have said well done to: Beau Cobb-Pearson, Zeti Jarvas, Cohen Stubbs, Imogen Muller, Edward Seaton, Torin Hackland, Emma Barnett, Katie Bachelor, Annie Spicer, Darcey Davies-Batchelor, Luca Risato, All Year 6.

Attendance: Well Done to Year 4 for almost full attendance 5-9 February.

Out of School Achievements: Lani Tanner (Dressage), Rowan Bird, Violet Robey, Thomas Burge, Attie Yost, and Daisy Petre (Swimming), Anna Horth, Orla McArdle, Pippa McArdle, and James McArdle (Skiing), Callum Rothwell and Chloe-Anne Houseman (Football).


Owl Value of the Month: Justice


‘Do unto others as you would have them do to you’.


 Luke 6.31


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher