Hook Norton C of E

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Newsletter 7 July 2017

Dear Parents

School Activities this week:

Y6: refining their water powered toys, sewing and painting seascapes.

Y5: writing to their French pen pals at Ecole Louis Pasteur, Paris, using google translate to help them.

Y4: curating a 3D shape museum and researching castle defences.

Y3: learning about the Victorians in preparation for their visit to the Brewery and painting Christian symbols.

Y2: making salads – the beetroot chopping was particularly exciting!

Y1: sewing hearts and conducting a traffic survey (apparently 100 buses went past the school…)

R: learning about the planets and space and programming the beebots (Spacebots!) to travel the solar system.

N: some children had a day in the forest and new children visited.

Congratulations to Evan and Morgan Wollerton who have been awarded the Cornbury Music Prize for their contribution to music in our school; they have sung in the choir for years and play the saxophone, recorder and flute.

Congratulations also to Orla McArdle who represented the school in the CNPS Y5 Bake-Off.  She was awarded second place for her decorated cup -cakes and third place for their taste.

The village library talked to all the children in assembly this morning about the summer reading challenge.

We had Alternative Sports Day on Monday where all the children compete in a round robin of events to amass points for their team colour.  The weather was perfect and it was a fiercely fought competition.  The overall winner was Blue Team – well done!  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped it run like clockwork with Mrs Voce.

Reminders: Yr6 IMPS Monday 10/7/17 – Children all need packed lunches to be eaten on return at 1pm and girls should wear trousers.

Next week is the last week of clubs – Extra Yoga Session on Tuesday 18/7/17
Woodwind lessons with Mr Allen on Tuesday 11/7/17 from 10.25am instead of Thursday due to exams.

Headlice have been reported in Y4 – please check your child’s hair.

Y5 Truffle Sale: As part of our joint project with Sweden on developing literacy and numeracy through using our entrepreneurial skills, Year Five will be making truffles and selling them at the snack bar next Friday for Key Stage Two. They will cost 30p a packet. Any profits made will go towards books for the school.

Rainbows Need You! The 2nd Hook Norton Rainbows are desperately looking for volunteers to run the unit from September otherwise it will have to finish running in July. Rainbows provides safe and fun extra -curricular activities for girls age 5-7. No experience is necessary just enthusiasm and a commitment to a couple of hours each week. If you are interested please mail

Sports:  The CNPS Virtual Athletics results have been announced and I am delighted to say that we had lots of children placed in the three events. This is a competition between all the partnership schools where we put forward our top scores in Speed Bounce, Standing Long Jump and Tennis Ball Throw which are then ranked with the other schools.

First place: Luca Risato Tennis Ball Throw Y4, Grace Mariner Tennis Ball throw (Partnership record holder!) and Speed Bounce Y3, Orla McArdle Marathon Mile Y5 girl.

Second Place: Edward Mix Speed Bounce Y6, Sam Bayliss Tennis Ball Throw Y4, Lukas Wahlen Tennis Ball Throw Y5, Belle Floyd Standing Long Jump Y3.

Third Place: Lukas Wahlen Speed Bounce Y5, Annabelle Butler Speed Bounce Y5, Luke Sampson Standing Long Jump Y6, Mya Scobbie Standing Long Jump Y3.

FOHNS Family BBQ – today! 3.15-6.30pm (please note new times this year!): The Friends are working hard organising lots of activities –  the event starts off straight after school with lots of games – new for this year an exciting Golf game and Cream Teas – with BBQ food served from 4.30pm.  The licenced bar will be open throughout.

Attendance: Well done to Year 3 for Almost Full Attendance 26-30 June 2017

This Week we have said ‘Well Done’ to: Bailey Webb, Rowan Bird, Reggie Packham, Annie Spicer, Ava Wallwork, Ellie-Rose Cooper, Leila Denne, Poppy Driver, Alfie Wright, Daniel Rayner, Lulu Housby, Cavan Tanner

Pen Licence: Ava Wallwork, Bella-May Perry, Isobel Brearey, Molly White

Out of School AchievementsSwimming – Anna Horth 50m, Ava Bennett Stage 4, Jack Reid Stage 1, Dixie Kenneford 100m, Matilda Kenneford 25m. James Rennie received a letter from the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting for sending the Queen a handmade birthday card for her 91st birthday. Ballet: Anna Horth Gold Rose Award, Scarlett Marshall Crystal Award, Poppy Driver Crystal Award, Imogen Hutchinson Crystal Award, Sydney Maule Silver Rose Award.  Football:  Abigail and Charlotte Nunneley, Georgia Sealey and Imogen Nicholls Under 12 Blue League Runners-Up. Belle Floyd obtained her white belt in Jado Kuin Do.

 Owl Value: Reflection


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove, Head Teacher

REMINDER: Diary Dates:


Friday 7 July 1.30-3.00pm Open Afternoon followed by Cream Teas at
Friday 7 July 3.15-6.30pm FOHNS Family BBQ
Tuesday 11 July 10.30am & 2.10pm Foundation Stage Sports – parents welcome
or … Tuesday 18 July 10.30am & 2.10pm alternate date for FS Sports Day (if 11th wet)
Wednesday 12 July 9.30am Sports Day : (Year 1 – Year 6) – unless wet, parents welcome
or … Monday 17 July 9.30am alternate date for Sports Day (if 12th wet)
Friday 14 July 9.15-10.15am Y6 Musical Concert –parents welcome
Mon 17 & Tues 18 July All day Warriner School Y6 transfer visits
Thursday 20 July 9.15am Prize-Giving Assembly – parents welcome
Friday 21 July 9.15am Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – Y6 parents welcome
Friday 21 July 12noon FOHNS Golf Day at Tadmarton Heath
Friday 21 July 1.30pm End of Term