Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 26 February

Dear Parents

The building work is currently slightly ahead of schedule!  The scaffolding is up ready for the wall panels to be delivered next week, so the new classroom will start to take shape.

Activities this week: Y3 had a visit from a potter who taught them how to throw an Ancient Greek pot. Children wore casual clothes today to raise money for endangered animals – an initiative led by School Council.  We will let you know which animal the children have decided to support.

Mrs Voce took a team of children to the U11 Boccia competition- well done to Fatimah Hafiz (who won a special bracelet for her excellent attitude), Hayley Hambidge, Olivia Knight and Taryn Wyatt.

Y2 made Mothers’ Day gifts with Mrs Collins for the Mothering Sunday Service at St Peter’s Church on March 6th.

Some of the Eco Committee put up lovely new bird boxes around the school, donated by Taylor Wimpey.

Rainbows, Guides and Brownies celebrated World Thinking Day and told us all about the organisation in assembly.

Y6 skyped their penpals in Sweden.

We had a FOHNS meeting in school to sort out the calendar of events for the rest of the year, which should appeal to a wide range of interests.

Thank you to everyone who brought in donations for Bag2school.

The Personnel governors’ committee met this week; we are fortunate to have very stable staffing with little staff turnover, so we have yet to experience the recruitment difficulties that schools are reporting.

Swimming: Unfortunately the pool cancelled a second swimming session for Y4 due to a malfunction at the pool.  There will be catch up sessions arranged next term so they will not miss out.

Parents’ Evening: Please sign up for a slot.

Reminder: Next week is World Book Day.  We shall be celebrating on Friday 4 March with a dressing up day – come as a book character.

Class Assembly:  Y6 Wednesday 2 March at 9.10am in the hall. Parents welcome.

Travelling Book Fair is here until Monday.

Fair Trade Day: On Monday we shall be having a Fair Trade Day where classes will be learning about Fair Trade products and cooking with them. A group of children will be going to the Co-op in Chipping Norton, which is a strong supporter of the Fair Trade Movement.

FOHNS: Quiz Night tonight! A fun evening with Kevin Hope asking the hopefully not too challenging questions!

Y4 Big Bake Cake Sale Thursday 10 March.

Well Done! This week we have said Well Done to:Tahlia Robinson, Evie Molmans, Dotty Newman, Elsbeth de Beer, Cayden Wyatt, Ben Layton-Toye, Alfie Wright, Blake Robinson, Luke Adams, Cole Davies, Lottie Denne, Izzy Mair.  Evan Wollerton, Leila Denne and Lottie Denne for helping Mrs Nixon with her survey.

Out of School Achievements: Alpine Skiing Award Orla and Pippa McArdle, Ellie Newby was awarded a Blue Peter badge for her letter about ‘Young Voices’, Bella Nunneley Primary Ballet, Lottie Nunneley Freestyle dance.  Swimming: 10m backstroke Lily Stanton; David Kirk stage 5, 10m Front Crawl, Breastroke and Butterfly; Toby Driver Stage 3; Poppy Queenan Stage 4; Bethany Jarvis 400m

Owl Value of the month: Justice

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher