Newsletter 10 March 2023

10th March 2023

Hook Infant School

Newsletter 10th March 2023 for all the latest dates and curriculum news



Congratulations and a sad farewell…. 

HUGE congratulations to Mrs Padfield who has secured a new position at Hatch Warren Infant school where she is going to be their new Deputy Headteacher from 17th April 2023. Mrs Padfield, then Miss Smith, came to Hook Infant school as a newly qualified teacher in September 2014, she has since successfully taken on many roles including class teacher, year group leader, maths leader and member of the senior leadership team. She is an inspirational teacher and leader who is going to be greatly missed by both the children and staff here at Hook Infants.  We wish Mrs Padfield every success in her new Deputy Headteacher role and know that our loss is Hatch Warren’s gain. 

Welcome ….

We would like to welcome Miss Natasha Kinge, who will be starting at Hook Infant School at the beginning of the Summer term and will be the new Starfish Class teacher.  Miss Kinge is currently teaching at Heatherside Infant School in Fleet but will be returning to Hook Infant School after starting her own school journey here. Miss Kinge has been teaching for eight years and brings with her great enthusiasm and an ethos and values that very much match our own Hook Infant School ones. I am sure you will make Miss Kinge very welcome when you see her in the Summer Term.

For the Summer Term, Miss Spencer will be taking on the role of Key Stage One leader and will be leading Year 1 as well as Year 2.


Thank you to childminder Claire L for purchasing these amazing street signs for our Year R Learning Garden.


Headlice  -  Once a week take a peek . Several cases have been reported across the school.


 We have set up a Just Giving page for any donations that you wish to make to Comic Relief for non uniform day on Friday 17th March.




to Alana, Lottie, Ameerah, Zachary, Tilly, Daisy, Joe, Lacie, Marnie, Deniz, Felix and Leo who were our Celebration Assembly Certificate winners this week.


If you are buying new uniform for your child please remember to label everything. Please find below a link to Stickerscapes who pay commission to Hook Infant School if you choose to purchase their labels.



Diary Dates

updates will be marked in a different colour

14/03/23          HSCA Mothers Day sale—children may bring £2 per gift they wish to purchase

14/03/23          Year R—bring a bear to school

17/03/23          Red Nose Day, non-uniform day in aid of Comic Relief—donate via Just Giving

24/03/23         Year 2 Medieval Dress up day - Knights / Kings / Queens

27/03/23         Year 1 Superhero Dress up day

27/03/23         Year R Easter craft afternoon - 1.30pm—2.30pm in classrooms

28/03/23         Year 1 Easter craft afternoon - 1.30pm—2.30pm in classrooms

29/03/23         Year 2 Easter craft afternoon - 1.30pm—2.30pm in classrooms

31/03/23         Children Break up for Easter Break at 1.15pm

17/04/23         Children return to school for Summer Term


Class Assembly rota:

Ladybird Class - Friday 17th March

Starfish Class - Friday 24th March


Clubs at Hook Infant School

Every day Breakfast and After school Club run by Koosa Kids

Monday before school - Judo in Hook Junior School hall

Tuesday before school - Gymnastics in Hook Junior School hall

Tuesday after school - Little Voices in Butterfly Class and Dragonfly Class

Tuesday after school - French in Hedgehog room

Wednesday after school - Wild Things in Hedgehog room    

Wednesday after school - French  in Seahorse Class

Thursday after school - Football Club Year 1

Friday after school - Football Club Year 2 and Year R


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 (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 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.