Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 30 November 2018

Dear Parents,

Mrs Belgrove and Mrs Peters left for a visit to Sweden on Wednesday to visit Park Skolan, our partnership school. They will be working with the headteacher and staff there on applying for another round of Erasmus funding; we wish them every success in this and look forward to receiving news of how all our friends are, particularly Year Five who recently wrote to their penpals.

The Bag2School collection raised £432.00 – thanks to the SuperRu charity for donating leftover clothes which helped generate three times the amount we normally receive!

A pair of brown tortoiseshell glasses have been found on the opposite side of the road to school on Monday 26th November 2018. These are at the school office.

FOHNS Christmas Fair – Thursday 13 December, 3.15-6pm:

Thank you for all donations brought in today of decorations, wrapping paper and cards, next Friday’s non-uniform day will be for donations of bottles for the tombola (Friday 7th December). This is, of course, voluntary – all children can wear casual clothes, regardless of whether they bring in a donation.

A reminder –  this is the only event this term so we are expanding the Fair by selling programmes on the door for an entrance fee of £1, and re-introducing external stallholders so there will be a variety of lovely things to buy for Christmas including Christmas wreaths and crafts, decoupage, cushions, candles and soaps.

Nursery are collecting clean, pre-loved soft toys for the Soft Toy Tombola at the Christmas Fayre and Year 6 would appreciate any unused toiletries. Year 5 are collecting cardboard boxes to make their Christmas games so any donations of these would be appreciated.

Children will be coming home with some raffle tickets – please don’t worry if you are unable to sell all the tickets, but could you return them all, sold (with money & counterfoils) or unsold, in a sealed envelope by Wednesday 12 December (any unsold tickets can then be sold at the event).  Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Fair on Thursday 13 December, 3.15pm-6.00pm.

Any offers of help on the day would be really appreciated, with either setting up from 9am, helping to run stalls during the event and/or clearing away afterwards, please e-mail



Clubs have now finished except for:

Monday Science Club continues for one more session next Monday, 3 December.

Mrs Wood’s recorder group – rehearsals will continue until Tuesday 11th December at 8.30am in preparation for playing at Font Cafe, St Peter’s Church on Saturday 15th December.


Keith Allen – Change of lessons next week. These will take place on Tuesday 4th December. 


Activities this week: Key Stage Two delighted their audiences with two fantastic productions of Pirates of the Curry Bean. The cast delivered their lines with aplomb and Years Three, Four and Five sang their hearts out – a truly memorable event. The donations bucket contained £308.84 by the end of the productions, thank you, this will go towards the cost of putting on the productions.

Year Four visited Chipping Norton School to watch the dress rehearsal of their production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. It was a fantastic occasion and a delight to see so many of our ex-pupils performing in it.


School Games

Year Three and Four visited Chipping Norton to take part in the annual Ball Skills Festival. They all performed well and showed off their skills along with children from other schools in the partnership. France Team finished in first place and all received medals. Some of our pupils were picked out by the Sports Leaders as sporting champions for a special certificate: Emily Holdsworth, Will Garrett, Harry Wright, Kiana Lovett, Joseph Fowler, Lexi Deller, Neve Daly, Alex Lewis, Sam Broom, Darcy Lambourne, Georgia Hewitt-Gray and Freya Woolston. Well done to them for excellent sporting behaviour.

Mrs Voce (PE Co-ordinator)


Headteacher Recruitment Update

This has been a busy week for staff, children and the Governing body as the search for a new headteacher continues. The School Council conducted excellent interviews with some searching questioning and pupils attended an Act of Worship led by a candidate and fed back their views. Further updates from the Governing Body are to follow next week.


Key Stage One Production

Our senior friends in the community are invited to attend the dress rehearsal at 1.45pm on Friday 7th December in the school hall. You are welcome to join us at 1.00pm in the Study Centre for a Christmas sherry and after the dress rehearsal for a tea party. Please sign up at the school office if you would like to attend.

Well Done:  This week we have said well done to: all Year Six, Chloe-Anne Houseman, All Year Five, Callum Rothwell, Isabella Larkin, all year Three, Barney Hollingdale, all Year Four, Harry Ward and Arrabella Stables.


Out of School achievements: Rowan Bird – Tae Kwon-Do Junior Green Belt, Alex Lewis – player of the match HNFC U9s


Owl Values:

This half term we are exploring ‘Love’.


“It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8


Yours sincerely

Nellie Crouch

Deputy Head Teacher