Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Newsletter – Friday 16 May

Dear Parents

Stop Press! We have just received the report of our Church Inspection last week. I am delighted to inform you that we were judged to be Outstanding. Children will have a hard copy of the report in their book bags – look for the orange paper! You will also receive it via ParentMail and find it on the school website at Many thanks to everyone involved – I am so proud of our children.

You may have noticed men in hi-vis vests in and around the school and marking different areas. They are a team from our property management company who are conducting a services survey on behalf of OCC. Foundation Stage children were fascinated to find out about the different coloured pipes under the ground and supervised the workmen very closely in the Foundation Stage Garden!

Reminders for next week:

Year 6 are attending the Injury Minimisation Programme at the Horton Hospital – Monday 19/5/14.


Year 6 Memory Book: photographs will be taken on Tuesday 20/5 – children should bring in instruments played in school, PE kits and wear best uniform!

Year 5 begin their cycling proficiency.

Football Friday: Year 6

M@C Tickets will be on sale outside School next week

Attendance:Well done to Year 1 for Almost Full Attendance 6-9 May.

School Development Plan: We are in the process of reviewing our current plan and considering initiatives for next year. If you have suggestions or ideas for consideration, please let us know via email (

FOHNS: It’s not too late to come along to the BINGO tomorrow Saturday 17 May, 4-6pm. Tickets cost £2.50 per person which includes entry, bingo card and a dabber! Hot Dogs and other refreshments will be on sale.

Friends of Hook Norton School is now live on Facebook! We’ll be posting lots of info about upcoming events and news – so please like this page and share with friends!

WELL DONES: This week we have said ‘Well Done’ to Rosie Petre in Year 2 for being a Katherine House Hospice Christmas Card competition finalist, Oskar Wahlen, Isabella Harvey, Ethan Restorick, Maizey Jack, Tane Wallis, Ella Rux-Burton, All Year 6, Oscar Simmonds, William Hutchinson, Lily Holiday, Tia Whitmore.

Pen Licences: Well Done to Tia Whitmore, Cavan Tanner, Thomas Cornelius-Hicks, Abigail Nunneley, Emily Jessop and Hazel Ford who have all successfully qualified for a Pen Licence.

Mrs Belgrove’s Stars of the Week: Adam White for his ‘eureka’ moment in his Maths SATs, Hayley Hambidge for her cheerfulness.

ACTIVITIES/VISITS: Year 6 have finished their week of statutory tests, other year groups are in the process of completing their end of year tests which are used to inform teacher assessment at the end of this academic year. A group of children from KS2 attended an Able, Gifted and Talented Philosophy workshop at Chipping Norton School. Year 1 had a walk in the park as part of their design technology project.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Well done to: Toby Luxton, Stage 3 Swimming

Please keep bringing in Sainsbury vouchers – time is running out!

Hymn of the Week: Give Me Oil in My Lamp (Sing Hosanna)

Christian Value of the month: Wisdom

Enjoy the sunshine!

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher