Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter 9 October 2015

Dear Parents

It has been very wet this week and we have sprung a few leaks! One child suggested we knocked down the school and start again….

With the introduction of the charge for a carrier bag in shops, now’s the time to help school funds and the planet with a stylish school jute bag for life. £3.50 is a bargain for lifelong use!

Worms: Cases reported in Y5 – please check!

Admissions – online for Secondary & Primary now open at

Banbury Library will be running an exciting stories and crafts session, perfect for an autumn Saturday morning!

All children are welcome with their parents to join in with Woodland Stories and Nature Crafts, from 11am – 11.45am, this Saturday 10thOctober.

Reminders: TeddyAid Friday 16 October.  Donate a cuddly toy for Syrian refugee children

Bring in your clean cuddly toys in a clear plastic bag to the playground next Friday morning.

Hooky’s Got Talent Show Saturday 10 October at Hook Norton Primary School.

Adults £2.50, children free. Doors open at 3.30pm, show from 4.00pm.  Food and bar.  A joint venture by Brownies, Beavers, Cubs and Rainbows, to raise money for Oscar Hawthorne’s fund and children’s cancer charities.

Bag2School Monday 19 October: Bring your bags of old clothes to Yellow Room. No bedding, towels or curtains, please.

Pets at Home Competition: Entries to be in next Monday 12 October and will be on display at the Taylor Wimpey Office, Bourne View.

Yr5 Class Assembly Wednesday 14/10/15 9.10am

Attendance: Well done to Y1, Y4 and Y6 for Almost Full Attendance and Y5 for Full Attendance. Our attendance record is outstanding – well done!

Activities and events: This week has been very exciting for Year 6, who spent the day living as Vikings spinning, cooking, bartering, sailing in a Viking Longship and generally marauding around the school. Njal Thorfinnson – a real life Viking- led an inspiring and action packed day.  He was incredibly impressed with our children’s knowledge. He marauds in schools all over the country and said no-one could match our children for knowledge and enthusiasm!

Harvest Festival:  Mrs Collins led a very thought-provoking sermon on canned food, which had us all amazed at the ingredients in a tin of soup. Mrs Nixon talked about the valuable work of Food Banks; she is taking your very kind donations to Banbury food bank next week and will report back to us.  Many thanks for all your donations; there was quite a food mountain in the hall!

Sport: Well done to our U11 football team who competed in the partnership tournament this week. The girls came 3rd and the Boys were 2nd.

Training: Mrs Macdonald attended an inspection briefing for Early Years at the Ace Centre, I attended the Heads’ briefing at the Warriner from the Local Authority, Mrs Peters attended the partnership English co-ordinators’ meeting at CNS, Mrs Presly attended an SEN pupil information system course.

WELL DONE!  This week we have said ‘Well Done’ to Alex Lewis, Lexi Deller, William Stanton, Dotty Newman, Zoe Milne, Oskar Wahlen, Blake Robinson, Poppy Queenan, All Y5 for their amazing week in Liddington and being so welcoming to the new child, Oscar Hawthorne, All Y6 for their fantastic Viking Day.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Well done to Orla and Pippa McArdle for completing the British Heart Foundation Race for Life at Blenheim Palace, Daisy Petre Stage 4 Swimming, Poppy Queenan Level 6 Ice Skating, Scarlett Ward Green Blue Peter Badge for her poem about animals. Hooky Race for Life: Lani Tanner 1st Girls’ U8s, Lottie Denne 2nd Girls’ 8-12s, William Hutchinson 1stBoys’ 8-12s and 2nd overall in the entire race!

Have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher