Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 7 November

Dear Parents

This month FOHNS are encouraging donations every Friday in return for wearing non-school clothes. Today was bottle day – thank you very much for all your donations – there were some very inventive ‘bottles’!

World Diabetes Day Friday November 14th

This year we are supporting World Diabetes Day, which happens to fall on the same day as Children in Need, which was suggested by one of our children who has Type 1 diabetes. The world theme is to wear a onesie for Type 1 diabetes, so we are inviting children to wear a onesie and bring a donation which will go towards Junior Diabetes Research. There will be cakes on sale after school.  If you don’t have a onesie you can wear blue instead (that’s me!).

Parents’ Evenings: Monday 10th (3.30-6.00pm) and Thursday 13thNovember (5.00-7.30pm)

The playground will be open for additional parking out of school hours.

Primary School Places:

If your child was born on or between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, you need to apply for a primary school place now. Closing date 15 January 2015.

Apply online at

Year 6 class Assembly: 12 November, 9.10am

Recorders: KS2 recorder players please bring in recorders Tuesday 11 November for Remembrance Assembly.

JAM Club – last JAM club session will be on Wednesday 26 November due to the Christmas Fayre and Christmas productions.

Children will be bringing home the individual/family group photographs and Christmas packs for cards individually designed by each child in school. Any separated parents who do not receive a pack of photos or cards should e-mail the office on who will e-mail details. School photographs – please follow instructions in the pack and return any orders, with payment (cheques payable to ‘TSPC Ltd’), to school in the envelope provided by Monday 17 November. Christmas Cards – the children’s artwork has been transformed into their own personalised card 

 in your pack you will find a personalised sample card and order form, with matching unique card number – please don’t muddle up the cards and order forms, as it can lead to misprints at the order stage. If the printers have misspelt a child’s name, please accept their apologies and write the correct spelling in the corrections box on the order form. REMEMBER that the sample cards are for the children to keep, we don’t need them back. All orders need to be returned to school with payment (cheques payable to OCC) by Tuesday 11 November (sorry for the short notice but they need to ensure your purchases are returned to you as soon as possible).

WELL DONE: Each week, we celebrate particularly special achievements of children. This week we have said well done to all Year 1, Luke Adams, Scarlett Marshall, Sam Bayliss, Oscar Hawthorne, Niamh Smith, Sophia Humphreys, Freya Winhammar, Chay Casson, Archie Randall, Tane Wallis, William Hutchinson, Tarron Gilkes, Victoria Wilson.

Mrs Belgrove’s Stars of the Week: Eliza Porter and Cathryn Kirk for their sterling work selling poppies.

ACTIVITIES: KS2 went to church for collective worship led by John Acreman on the theme of Remembrance, Year 1 presented their work so confidently to parents and the school in their very enjoyable class assembly on Wednesday.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Well done to Luke Adams for completing a very challenging 17 mile Mountain Bike Challenge. Maizey Jack 100m Swimming Award, Ella White for her lovely reindeer design for a Christmas card in aid of Cancer Research, Fred Neal for appearing in the Match of the Day magazine.

Hymn of the Week: Mother Theresa’s Prayer Christian Value of the month: Service.  Love your neighbour as yourself.  Galatians 5:13-14

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher