Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 8 July 2016

Dear Parents

Expansion: The new Foundation Stage outdoor area is nearing completion and looks amazing!  The children have been so excited to go on the new climbing frame.  The woodland cabin will be arriving in September to go on the old cycle rack base. FOHNS have worked so hard to make this possible.

Year 6 Musical Concert: Our talented musicians and singers entertained us this morning with virtuoso piano playing, clarinet and violin solos, guitar duets and wonderful singing.

Guitars: Pete Watkins’ guitar club will be playing in assembly Weds 13 July at 9.15am.  Parents are most welcome.

Bake Off:  Congratulations to Lottie Nunneley who won the Chipping Norton Schools Partnership Bake-Off held at CN School this week.  She had to bake and decorate 6 cup cakes before a very strict panel of judges.  Her lion cupcakes were awarded first prize for decoration.

Reminder: The last day of term is Friday 15th July at 1.30pm.

Clubs: All clubs have now finished, except for a LAMDA catch-up session on Monday.

Reports: You will be receiving your child’s annual report today, which is the same format as last year, except we now report if your child is Working Towards the expected standard for their age group, is Working At the expected standard or working at Greater Depth. As you will be aware, levels have been abolished and the new terminology reflects the end of Key Stage tests. There will be a letter to accompany the reports which gives more details. If you wish to discuss the report with your child’s teacher, please make an appointment.

FOHNS BBQ : After a wet start, the skies brightened and everyone had a great time. Many thanks to the volunteers who set up, ran and cleared away afterwards and to everyone for your support. The evening raised £1200 for the outdoor area and new furniture.

Thank-You: Many thanks for your Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers, the scheme has now closed and we have sent off our order.

Lost Property: the office has various items of lost property, including purses, wallets, keys etc.

WELL DONES: This will be on Monday as we had the musical concert this morning.

ACTIVITIES/VISITS: new reception and nursery children visited with their parents this week.  Y3 visited the village library. The governors met to discuss the school’s finance.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Will go on next week’s newsletter.

Owl Value of the month : Teamwork

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher

 REMINDER : Diary Dates:-

Thursday 14 July 9.15am Prize-Giving Assembly
Friday 15 July 9.15am Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
Friday 15 July 1.30pm End of Term 6


Term/Holiday dates 2016/17


Monday 5 September (Wednesday 7 September for Foundation Stage) – Friday 21 October

October Half Term : Monday 24 October –Friday 28 October inclusive

Monday 31 October – Friday 16 December

Christmas Holiday : Monday 19 December – Tuesday 3 January 2017 inclusive


Wednesday 4 January 2016 (Friday 6 January for FS part-timers) – Friday 10 February

February Half Term : Monday 13 February – Friday 17 February

Monday 20 February– Friday 7 April

April Holiday – Monday 10 April – Monday 24 April inclusive


Tuesday 25 April (Thurs 27 April for FS part-timers) – Friday 26 May

May Day Holiday – School Closed : Monday 1 May

May Half Term : Monday 29 May – Monday 5 June inclusive

Tuesday 6 June – Friday 21 July

(Please note: These dates may be subject to alteration, we will inform you of any changes)