Half Term newsletter with some new dates and reminders

17th October 2022
Newsletter 17/10/2022
Next school week’s diary after half term
Monday: Koosa, before school Judo
Tuesday: Koosa, before school gymnastics, French, Little Voices
Wednesday: Koosa, French, Wild Things
Thursday: Koosa, Year R phonics workshop 2.30pm,
Football Club Yr1
Inside school this week…
As everyone reaches the end of a very long half term we do so looking forward to lots of Year 1 Pirate cheer on Thursday. Walk the plank, climb the rigging and find the treasure will be an integral part of the day.
Thank you for your harvest donations which were very gratefully received with thanks by all at the Hart Food Bank.
We are looking forward to celebrating your child’s work at our Parent Consultations for Year 1 and Year 2 parents this week. Year R will be having “drop-in” sessions for parents so that your child can show you their new world, friends and work the week after half term.
Year 2 are looking forward to their workshop delivered by Seacity after half term to learn all about the Titanic disaster.
At the end of this letter are term dates for the next half term. Dates are included for non-uniform days where collections are made for both Children in Need and Save The Children. Now is the time to browse the charity shops for those all important Christmas Jumpers.
Dates for Christmas performances will be detailed after half term, however 2 tickets will be available per child closer to the time.
Recommended Reads and Author of the Month
Along with our new Anima Phonics reading scheme, the Library has had some updating. We have introduced Mrs Ruffman’s recommended read of the week, an Author of the Month and a Topic of the Month. Class teachers are enhancing children’s learning for pleasure by having storytime in the library as well as access to more poetry in the classrooms. We are appreciating your feedback in your child’s reading record and have had many positive comments about the “3 reads” for each book that is sent home supporting our new Anima Phonics reading scheme.
Keeping in Touch
The school office can be contacted by phone between 8am and 3.30pm on 01256 764487. Leave a message if we don’t answer as we may be helping another family on the other line.
Alternatively, you can email the school office so your questions can be directed to the correct member of staff via office@hook-inf.hants.sch.uk (this is monitored during school hours).
If you would like to speak to your child’s class teacher please let the office know and your child’s class teacher will arrange a telephone call or appointment to see you. Appointments can be made at 2.45pm from Monday to Thursday. 
Safeguarding your children is our priority. Please contact the schools Designated Safeguarding Leads, either Mrs M Walker (Headteacher), Mrs L Hannan (Deputy Headteacher) or Mr P West with any concerns.
Further Safeguarding information and support can be found via www.NSPCC.org.uk or Childline 0800 1111
Any concerns may also be raised directly with Hampshire County Council Children’s services phone line (anonymously if you wish) by calling 0300 555 1384. Keeping our children safe is everyone’s responsibility.
Diary Dates
18/10/22 NHS Flu vaccinations
18/10/22 Parent Consultations 3-7pm Bookings made via Parentmail
20/10/22 Year 1 Pirate Dress-up day
20/10/22 Year R phonics workshop 2.30pm in Year R classrooms
20/10/22 Parent Consultations 3-7pm Bookings made via Parentmail
21/10/22 INSET DAY - school closed to children
24th October - 28th October - Half Term
31/10/22 Return to school after half term break don’t forget your Maths Rocket Challenge
31/10/22 Year R and Year 3 applications open www.hants.gov.uk
31/10/22 - 04/11/22 Drop-in sessions for Year R parents
03/11/22 Year 2 Seacity Titanic workshop in school £5 payable via Parentmail please
03/11/22 HSCA Fireshow Competition judging, entries in by 9am
05/11/22 (Sat) HSCA Fireshow. Gates Open 5pm. Tickets required, online sales
08/11/22 Fire Service to visit Year 2
11/11/22 HSCA Bags2School collection 9am outside main Infant School gates
18//11/22 Non-uniform day - wear something spotty. Collection for Children In Need
02/12/22 Non-uniform day in exchange for some “Jolly Socks” for HSCA Christmas Fair
03/12/22 HSCA Christmas Fair - more details to follow Christmas performance dates and times to follow for Year R and Year 1 after half term
09/12/22 Christmas Jumper Day (instead of school jumper or cardigan) Collection for Save the Children
14/12/22 Year 2 Carols at St Johns Church - (2 tickets per child)
15/12/22 School Christmas parties - more details to follow
16/12/22 End of term. School closes at 1.15pm after lunch
03/01/23 INSET DAY - School Closed to children
04/01/23 Children return to school for Spring Term Class
Assembly rota:
Friday 4th November - Starfish Class
Friday 11th November - Dolphin Class
Friday 18th November - Turtle Class
Friday 25th November - Seahorse Class