Hook Norton C of E

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Newsletter 28 November

Dear Parents

Clubs: REMINDER: There will be no Clubs next Wednesday 3 December due to the Christmas Fayre.

Christmas Cards Reminder: Children are invited to bring in one decorated card ‘bauble’ to hang on our Christmas tree in the hall. Children can write a message of good will to their friends and/or family (or any Christmas wishes or hopes) on the back. These goodwill baubles can be brought in from next Monday, ready to be hung on the tree in time for the Christmas Fayre. Please ensure they have a string attached!

There is no post box for cards at school; we discontinued the practice of school Christmas card post a couple of years ago after a suggestion from a parent that a Christmas bauble would be more eco-friendly and it also avoids the disappointment some children feel when they haven’t got a card.

Music Invitations: Parents of children who play guitar with Pete Watkins are invited to see them perform next Tuesday 2 December at 9.10am in the hall.

Parents of children in Woodwind Club are invited to watch them perform at their last session this term next Wednesday 3 December in Y4 Classroom straight after school.

Christmas Fayre: Wednesday 3 December, 5-7pm: Thank you for all your donations – it promises to be a bumper Christmas Fayre next week!  We would also be very pleased to receive your donations of cakes from Monday. Please return any remaining sold or unsold raffle tickets to school next Monday. We look forward to seeing you at the Fayre.

Staffing: We’d like to welcome back Ms Kershaw full time to the Foundation Stage from 1st December. And say thank you to Ms Perry for being so flexible and covering the time.

Reminder: Recorder group – please remember recorders and best uniform for Monday’s performance at the Monday Club.

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Well Done!

This week we have said Well Done to:.Lucas Bayliss, Oskar Wahlen, All Year 3, Matt Haldane, Scott Findlay, Coral Tobin, Imogen Taylor, Eddie Brearey, Eliza Porter, Jasmin-Ebony Blake, Cole Davies, Molly White, Isobel Brearey.

Mrs Belgrove’s Stars of the Week: Blake Robinson for teaching Y3 this week and James Hicks for his thoughtful response to Anti-bullying Week.

Attendance: – Well Done to Y5 for Almost Full Attendance 17-21 November.

Activities/Visits: – A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a partnership Athletics Festival at Chipping Norton School. Thanks to Year 3 for their wonderful class assembly on Wednesday all about the Stone Age. I had the pleasure of attending the Chipping Norton Theatre’s production of ‘Mother Goose’ with Foundation Stage yesterday. It was a fabulous production and the children thoroughly enjoyed it – even if the troll was a bit scary!

Out of School Achievements: – Well done to Ethan Parrott 200m Swimming, William Ingham 1000m Swimming, Pippa McArdle 25m Swimming, Oliver Winhammar Stage 4 Swimming, Freya Winhammar Stage 2 Swimming, Oscar Simmonds 600m Swimming, Alfie Simmonds 15m Swimming, William Cooper Grade 2 Water Skills and for taking part in the Banbury Parkrun, William Hutchinson 1000m Swimming, Bethany Jarvis and Scarlett Ward Blue Award Wade Gymnastics. A big congratulations to Hook Norton Under 12 Girls Football Team who had their first win of the season beating Kidlington 3-0!

REMINDER: Diary Dates:

Wednesday 3 December – No JAM or Gym Club

Wednesday 3 December (5-7pm) – FOHNS Christmas Fayre

Monday 8 December (1.30pm) – Key Stage 1 Dress Rehearsal & Community Tea Party

Tuesday 9 December (2pm) / Wednesday 10 December (6pm) – KS1 Christmas Production

Friday 12 December (1.30pm) – Key Stage 2 Dress Rehearsal

Monday 15 December (6pm) / Wednesday 17 December (6pm) – KS2 Christmas Production

Friday 19 December (2pm) – End of Term 2

Christian Value of the month: Service

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher