Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 25 May 2018

Dear Parents

The Bike, Bake and Garage sale went very well and the sun shone down. £850 was raised towards the pirate ship. Thank you to all the organisers, especially Laura Wyatt, Chris Green & the Old Blokes on Bikes group, to everyone who donated cakes, booked a table at the car boot or hosted a garage sale and to everyone who bought goods.

The daily mile track is now completed and ready for use after the half term holiday – we are all very excited! The children Sports Leaders and School Council have set the children a personal challenge to improve their fitness. Please look out for sponsor forms in book bags – the children have all run a mile and are looking to improve their times and raise money towards new play equipment and the pirate ship.

Thank you for your donations of toys and DVDs for Owl Club.

Owl Club/Breakfast Club: Please can you be mindful of the admin time it takes to process emails with last minute bookings or changes to Breakfast/Owl Club. This week staff have had to deal with dozens of emails, which has been very time consuming. We know that sometimes this is unavoidable, but if you can plan ahead it would be most appreciated.

New General Data Protection Regulations come into force today; we have updated and published our new Privacy Policy on the school website at
One of the changes in the regulations require us to seek specific permissions from parents around digital/video images; as a result, we have taken the opportunity to review the way we collect and record all permissions required during your child’s life at Hook Norton C of E Primary School. Children will be bringing home a Student Update form for you which must be completed and returned to school after the half term holiday.
We would ask you to consider each of the permissions sought carefully, particularly surrounding the use of images. Photography or filming will only take place with the permission of the headteacher, and under appropriate supervision. Images are a powerful tool in supporting learning activities, celebrating success and promoting and recording work in school (for example, Learning Journeys in the Foundation Stage). We are going to be updating our school website with new professional photographs (which are never named) so we do need permission if you are happy for your child to be involved. When filming or photography is carried out by the news media, children will only be named if you give your permission and if there is a particular reason to do so (e.g. they have won a prize), and home addresses will never be given out. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
May we take this opportunity to remind parents that, whilst taking photographs and videos for personal use (e.g. Sports Day) is exempt from the Data Protection Act, where other children involved in the same event appear in the photograph they must not be shared with others or on any social media website such as Facebook.
Unfortunately, because the staff room contains confidential information that we need access to every day, from today, the room will be restricted to staff only. We will set up a coffee station in the kitchenette so our valued volunteers don’t go thirsty!

Activities this week:
Reception have had their vision screening this week. All of the Y5 children who took their cycling proficiency test this week passed with flying colours – well done and thank you to the volunteers Lisa Bayliss, Ady Nash, Vicky Hambidge and Jill and Sharon Hewitt-Gray.
Sport: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 sent teams to the Athletics Festival where we came third overall – well done!
Year 2 and Reception teachers attended moderation meetings to confirm their assessment judgements.
N: Painting bluebells in the forest and learning how to do a beanbag relay race.
R: Finding out about minibeasts and string printing.
Y1/Y2: Seaside art and practising races.
Y3: Erupting their volcanoes they made earlier.
Y4: Making animal habitats from recycled materials
Y5: Dissecting flowers and naming the parts.
Y6: IMPS at the Horton Hospital. (Injury Minimisation Programme). Skyped with their Swedish pen pals.

Friends’ Events:
FOHNS Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath Golf Club – Friday 8th June – meet at 11.30 for coffee, 1st Tee 1pm, Dinner 5pm, discounted rate of £35 per person. A great opportunity to raise funds for FOHNS – to sign up or get further information, email:

Attendance – 14-18 May: Well done to Little Owls for Almost Full Attendance.

Out of School Achievements : Well done to all of the HNFC teams, including Bailey Webb, Will Garrett, Ben Muller, Zeti Jarvas, Jack Reid and Annie Spicer for their medals and trophies, Joseph Fowler and Heath Marshall for their Rugby medals, Scarlett Marshall for her Ballet medal, Lani Tanner 2 silver and 1 bronze Karate medals, Poppy Driver Stage 7 Swimming, Jack Deller Stage 1 Swimming.

Well Done; This week we have said well done to Zoe Milne, Becky Milne, All Year 1, All Year 2, Darcy Lambourne, Connor Stratford, Evie Molmans, Matilda Kenneford, All Year 6.

Have a lovely half term holiday and see you on Monday 4th June.

Yours sincerely
S. Belgrove
Head Teacher

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