Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 28 April 2017

Dear Parents

May Day – Fortunately the rain held off for our May Day celebrations and the sun nearly shone! Thank you to everyone who came to watch and to FOHNS for refreshments.  The children looked the part in their floral dresses and smart shirts and they danced beautifully. (Miss Crooker’s secret is out – she is a professional Morris dancer…) Thanks to Jean Webb our ex-parent governor for crowning our May Queen, Georgia Sealey, accompanied by her attendants Violet Robey, Ava Wilson, Harry Wright and Josh Stratford. Thank you to Anna Lehmann for making the garland, carried by Rosie Petre and Gemma Webb. Many thanks to Mrs Wood and her recorder group.

Head Lice in Year 3 – please check hair!

Packed Lunches – please do not send children with any nut-based products (including peanut butter/ Nutella/chocolate spread (unless it’s Cadbury’s, the others all have nuts in!) as we have a number of children with severe allergies.  Many thanks.

Bag2School – Please return your filled bag/s by 9am on Friday 5 May.

Sorry No uniforms, duvets, pillows and cushions (see for updated list) Extra bags are available at the school office.

Reminder: Class Photographs : Wednesday 3 May: The School Photography Company will be in school next Wednesday to take the more relaxed-style ‘expressions’ photographs for the class groups.  Extra-smart uniform please!

FOHNS Family Bingo tonight 4.45- 6.30pm. £2.50 entry (pay on the door) – pizza/refreshments available to purchase as well as extra Bingo cards.

Hook Norton’s Grand Garage and Car Boot Sale with the Bike and Bake Sale supported by the village ‘Old Blokes on Bikes’ will take place on Sunday 7 May. 12pm onwards. Booking for garage sale to be included on a map (which will be circulated at the Car Boot, Bike & Bake), and car boot pitches must be booked in advance at (see separate flyer). Next week we will be distributing plates requesting donations of cakes to be brought into school next Friday or from 11am on the day – many thanks!

Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath Golf Club – Friday 21 JulyJoin us for a great day out (adults only) before the chaos of the summer holidays! This event is open to everyone so invite friends and family. No handicap needed but a good level of golf will be required.

Format of the day: 12 noon: Coffee and Range Balls, 1.00pm: Tee Off (in 3 balls), 6.30pm: Fish & Chips and Prize Presentation £45 per person – (see separate flyer).

School Activities this week: Y4, Y5 and Y6 enjoyed a visit from the author Abi Elphinstone as part of the Chipping Norton Literary festival. The governors met to agree the new school budget. I attended a meeting with Mrs Macdonald about the new 30 hours funded offer for Nursery children, which will be introduced in September.  The Foundation Stage teachers attended a course on creative thinking in the early years. On our INSET day the teachers reviewed safeguarding practices and procedures and looked at pupil progress.

This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to : all the children for their brilliant dancing.

Out of School Achievements:. Becky Milne Stage 6 Swimming, William Stanton Stage 4 Swimming

Good Luck: to Lesley Stovin – Bradford who is running the Milton Keynes Marathon on 1 May to raise money for Parkinson’s disease. If you would like to make a donation she has a ‘Just Giving’ page:

Owl Value: Faith

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and see you on Tuesday.


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher