Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 9 February 2018

Dear Parents

We break up today and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday 19thFebruary.

World Book Day – dressing up – Thursday 1 March NOT 8th as advertised on original dates list.

We will be having a pirate themed day, so we would like everyone who is able and willing to dress up as a pirate!  We will be launching our fundraising to replace the adventure playground (the high-level fort) with a pirate ship.  The adventure playground has done us proud for 25 years, so to mark our Silver Jubilee we want to build something that will last for the next 25 years and give generations of children lots of active fun.  Please save your pieces of silver!

Head Lice Alert:  Little Owls have a reported outbreak – please check your child’s hair over the half term holiday so we can start the new term lice free.

Reminders: Year 6 Class Assembly Wednesday 21/2/18 – 9.10am

Please can you remember to shut the wooden pedestrian gate. We have had a concern from a Nursery parent re. people not closing the wooden gate at the school entrance to come in to Nursery.  There are small children running around/on scooters/bikes with the potential to get out on to the pavement, so please be vigilant and watch your child at all times.

FOHNS: The next family event will be ‘An evening with Paddington’ – Saturday 24 March, 5.30-7.30pm – further details to follow.

Activities this week:

N: Chinese New Year writing, making stir-fries and Chinese lanterns.

R: Making lucky money pockets, cards and lanterns for Chinese New Year.

Y1/2: Making vehicles for Katie Morag to transport the mail and painting watercolours of the Isle of Struay.

Y3: Re-enacting battle formations as the Greeks and Persians at the battle of Marathon and gilding pictures in the style of Klimt.

Y4: Making amazing models of castles with working drawbridges.

Y5: Times tables, colours and shapes in French, papier-mache. Completed their Swimming Levels. Pen and ink illustrations for their stories.

Y6: Hula-hooping and completing some impressive work on monotremes- mammals that lay eggs apparently.  (No, I didn’t know what they were either!)

Forest Owls entertained us with Scottish themed assembly where they sang the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond and Ye Canna Shove a Grannie aff a Bus.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Scott Orchard (our Chair of Governors) and I conducted a learning walk around the school, visiting all the classes, looking at work and displays and talking to children.  It was such a privilege to see every class hard at work, extremely focused and enjoying their learning.  The displays were vibrant and welcoming and the children were very keen to tell us all about their lessons.  Work showed excellent progression from Nursery to Y6 and we were struck by the sheer volume and diversity of subjects covered.

Well Done: This week we have said well done to All Y5 for working so hard on their stories, Bailey Webb, All Little Owls for a lovely half term, Forest Owls for working so hard to make a fantastic class assembly, Tyler Merry –Taylor, Charlie Shorten, Thomas Seaton, Max Sampson, Maisey Kelly, Milly Stonehouse, Freya Winhammar.

Out of School Achievements: Cohen Stubbs Under 6s Player of the Week HN FC, Sienna Edwards 5m Swimming, Lexi Deller 5m,Stage 1 and Stage 2 Swimming, Jack Reid Under 8s Player of the Match HN FC.

Owl Value of the Month: Justice

‘Do unto others as you would have them do to you’.

 Luke 6.31

Have a lovely half term holiday and see you in a week!


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher