Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 29 April 2016

Dear Parents

Next week, for two weeks, the builders will be working on the new pedestrian entrance for the school and putting the cycle racks in place, which means the usual route into school will be out of action, although you will be able to use the pedestrian gate.

The following temporary arrangements have been made:

Nursery and Reception: parents to bring their children through front entrance and down the corridor to FSU cloakroom.  11.30am pick up via front door (Mrs Wollerton will take you down to FSU cloakroom). Drop off at 12.40 via front door and down the corridor to FSU cloakroom.  3.10pm – FSU parents to enter via front door to FSU cloakroom (and return the same way.)

Y1 and Y2 : drop off in the morning via front door, collect from the computer suite outside door (next to the front door).

Y3, Y4 and Y5: drop off and collect from the front door.

Y6: drop off and collect from the Study Centre outside door. (Please use the pedestrian gate to enter school, not via the carpark gates.)

Therefore, pedestrian entry to the school will be via the front door for FSU, Y1, Y2 Y3, Y4 and Y5.  This means that you may drop your child off from 8.40am and children will go straight into class.  There will be very little room for bikes and scooters so please come by foot if you can!

To avoid congestion, unless you are an FSU parent please say good-bye outside.

Please do NOT go around by the kitchen – this is strictly off limits for everyone.


May Day – Fortunately the rain held off for our May Day celebrations and the sun actually 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.  Thanks to Rob Toy the building site manager for crowning our May Queen, Hayley Hambidge, accompanied by her attendants Attie Yost, Ben Muller, Ewen Rutherford and Georgia Hewitt-Gray. Thank you to Anna Lehmann for making the garland, carried by Hazel Ford and Ethan Parrott. Congratulations to Y5 for battling the wind and doing a perfect maypole dance. Many thanks to Mrs Wood and her recorder group.

Reminder: Class Photographs : Wednesday 4 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!

Cycling Proficiency starts w/c 16 May for Year 5 which is run by volunteer parents. We are looking for another volunteer who can train this year to take over from one of our parents next year – please speak to the office as soon as possible if you are able to help. Many thanks.

Payments : To ensure we have sufficient funds to meet invoices, please ensure you are up to date with school meal payments (should be paid for in advance) and for residential visits to Yenworthy & PGL (see previous letters and/or payment plan set out in Parentmail). Many thanks for your co-operation.

FOHNS : The Bike & Bake, supported by the village ‘Old Blokes on Bikes’  successfully raised around £250.  Thank you to all the helpers.

School Activities this week: Y4 attended the languages festival at Chipping Norton School and visited Kenilworth Castle yesterday. Y6 skyped their pen pals in Sweden.

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

Attendance: Well Done to Y2 for Full Attendance and Y1, Y4 and Y6 for Almost Full Attendance 18-22 April.

Cornbury Music Prize: This year we have awarded Abigail and Charlotte Nunneley the Music Prize for their commitment to the Choir, Recorder Club, piano and guitar playing. Well done!

Out of School Achievements: Alex Lewis 10m Swimming, Lukas Wahlen won the CN Rugby Club U9s  ‘Players’ Player of the Year’ trophy.


Owl Value: Healthy Living


Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and see you on Tuesday (round the front!)


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher