Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 8 June 2018

Dear Parents

As you know, we have been taking part in an Erasmus project with Sweden over the last two years, with the focus on developing Literacy and Maths through entrepreneurial skills. Our Swedish partners have received a monitoring inspection for our project. The inspectors were so impressed with the project they are using the PowerPoint presentation we put together as an example of good practice for future applicants!

The children have really taken to the Daily Mile track and it is wonderful to see them going round at every opportunity! Question: why do we automatically go round a track anti-clockwise?

Dinner Money:
We have a large number of outstanding bills adding up to almost £500. The school cannot carry this debt so please pay monies owing. Dinner money needs to be paid in advance of any meals being taken and should be sent in via the class teacher in a named envelope on a Monday. Thank you.

Pete Watkins – Guitar Lessons changed from Monday 11th June to Thursday 14th June.

No Sewing Club Wednesday 13th June – a catch up session will be arranged

Activities this week:
N: The Hungry Caterpillar. The caterpillars have arrived!
R: Visited the Butterfly Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon this week (thank you to whoever made the anonymous donation!)
Y1/Y2: Have visited Weston-Super-Mare today as part of their seaside Big Question.
Y3: Have been learning about fossils and Mary Anning.
Y4: Have been devising a bus tour around Hook Norton and learning about co-ordinates.
Y5: Have been watching ‘Spring Watch’ as part of their Big Question ‘What’s the sell-by date?’ and learning about life and living processes.
Y6: Went to Enstone School to see the theatre production CLICK about internet safety and cyber-bullying. They have also been doing salt-water investigations, learning about hydro-electricity and appreciating water inspired art.

Attendance – 21-25 May: Well Done to Y6 for Almost Full Attendance.

Out of School Achievements : Well done to Orla McArdle for taking part in the Warwickshire Triathlon.

Well Done; This week we have said well done to All Year 1 and Year 2 for their exemplary behaviour at the seaside, Molly White, Elsbeth de Beer, David Kirk, Beau Lawrence, William Lowans, Benjamin Muller, Ella Hawthorne, Fergus Kingsley-Bates.

The Hook Norton Walking Trail
A Walking Trail is a creative way to explore cities, towns & villages using a self-guided themed walk.
Introducing the Hook Norton Murder Mystery Trail; an easy to follow route around our beautiful Oxfordshire village, taking in some of the most interesting features and sights along the way. Whilst walking and exploring, you’ll be looking for the clues on the Trail, to solve a murder mystery. The Hook Norton Murder Mystery Trail costs £5 (plus £1 if a printed copy is required) and can be requested by emailing: Profits donated to FOHNS.

The Hook Norton Smallholding is holding an Open Day this Sunday the 10th from 12-4pm. It gives parents and their children an opportunity to see the pigs and to have a hot dog and some Hooky – the parents anyway! There will also be a Lucky Dip, Apple Bobbing, a chance to feed the pigs, a quiz and freshly brewed coffee.

Wade Gymnastics Summer Holiday Courses: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the Summer holidays – 9.30am-3.30pm £25 / 9.00am-4.00pm £30. Learn gymnastics skills on all of our olympic apparatus and have FUN playing gymnastics based games. Tuesdays and Thursdays are for children 5 years and over, Wednesday is for children 7 years and over. Call now to book your place! Wade Gymnastics Club 01295 710107.
The Warriors are looking for new members to join Wade’s competitive cheerleading team. Come along to our try outs to see if you’ve got what it takes to be a Warrior! Boys and girls are welcome. Tumbling and dance experience preferred however beginners to cheerleading are encouraged to come and try out. Junior teams (6-11 years) Wednesday 18th July 6.00pm-7.30pm Email

Yours sincerely
S. Belgrove
Head Teacher

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