Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 7 December 2018

Dear Parents,

Christmas Dinner – Thursday 20 December – Roast Turkey & Trimmings, Roast Quorn & trimmings, Roast Potatoes, Creamed Potatoes, Selection of Vegetables. Christmas Tree Ice Cream for dessert. Children are invited to get into the festive mood by wearing a Christmas hat – homemade ones are particularly appreciated!

Menu swap Wednesday 19 December – Local Butcher’s Beef Burger in a Bun or Southern Style Quorn Burger in a Bun. Sticky Toffee sponge pudding with custard for dessert.


Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 14 December – no donations required, just a festive jumper to show our support for Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Charities.


Reminders: Please avoid parking across our neighbours’ driveways when dropping off or picking up children. Please could you avoid the grassed areas too –  including the grass patch by the school gates – it makes it really dangerous leaving the school carpark as you can’t see round the vehicle as well as making it very muddy for pedestrians.


Owl Club: For all correspondence relating to Breakfast and Owl Club and after school activities, please e-mail:, we have a new member of staff, Mrs Jacqueline Moulder, who has taken over the administration of clubs, who works from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.


Please note: Owl Club will be in Mrs Vint’s classroom next Thursday (during the Christmas Fair) – please collect children via the playground entrance from Mrs Vint’s cloakroom (first entrance on the left as you enter the playground).

Owl club sessions will run 1.30-2.30pm, 2.30-3.30pm and 3.30-4.30pm on Friday 21 December (last day of term).


WANTED!  Boys’ swimming trunks and girls’ swimming costumes for children in Years 3, 4 and 5 for us to use as spare kits.  


Wade gymnastics classes at Chipping Norton Secondary School: 3.30pm-4.15pm – 8+ years, 4.15pm-5.00pm – School age to 7, 5.00pm-5.45pm – 7&8 years – new term starts in January 2019 £45 for a 10 week course (£4.50 for a trial session) – contact: or call 01295 710107


Catch up Flu immunisation sessions for children:  It is essential that any parents wishing to bring children along to any of these sessions contact the phone number given for the appropriate clinic to book in. 


Date Venue Start Time Contact telephone to book
10.12.18 Abingdon Hosp, Out Patients Dept. 09:00 01865 904890
11.12.18 Wallingford Hosp, School Nurse Office 09:00 01865 904845
11.12.18 St Edburgs School, Bicester 15:30 01869 604095
12.12.18 Chipping Norton Hosp Clinic Room 1 15:00 01865 901295
12.12.18 Orchard Health Centre, Banbury 15:30 01865 904234
13.12.18 Wantage Health Centre, Mably Way 09:30 01865 901586
14.12.18 Didcot Health Centre 09:00 01235 515503
18.12.18 Witney Hosp Rm 7 15:30 01865 901295


Alison Whitfield

School Health Nurse Assistant (Carterton/Burford/Chipping Norton)

Base: Broadshires Health Centre, Broadshires Way, Carterton, OX18 1JA

Tel: 01993 867149, Mobile: 07799407997


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

Thank you for all donations brought in today of donations of bottles for the tombola.

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 per adult.  Each programme has a number and the lucky number will win a Cotswold Distillery Tour for Two. We are also 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 Fair 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.

Please could all raffle tickets be returned, 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 sign up on the sheet outside (when it’s dry!) or e-mail


Next Thursday 13th December we would be very grateful for donations of cakes or cookies for the cake stall.



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.


Activities this week: KS1 presented their Nativity ‘The Inn-Spectors’ to an appreciative school audience and to Senior Citizens who then enjoyed a wonderful Christmas tea, served by Y6 children.  Mrs Wood’s Recorder Group played beautifully.

Mrs Peters and I had a very successful visit to Sweden to work with the head teacher and staff there on applying for another round of Erasmus funding.  When we arrived it was -12 degrees!


Well Done:  This week we have said well done to: Edward Seaton, Jarrod Brind, Sienna Edwards, Rosalind Tracey, Elvi Davies, James Rennie, Max Sampson, Katie Bachelor, Bailey Webb, Rosie Brown, Jessica Benham, Lani Tanner.


Out of School achievements: James McArdle Man of the Match HNFC and Exceptional team player BRUFC U8s,Swimming: John Legg Stage 3, Abby Baker Stage 4, Rebecca Milne Silver Swimming Challenge, Zoe Milne Silver and Gold Swimming Challenge, Ben Layton-Toye took part in the Banbury Hockey Festival.


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

Stella Belgrove

 Head Teacher