Newsletter 20 May 2022
Hook Infant School
Church View, Hook, RG27 9NR
Newsletter: 20th May 2022
Next school week’s diary
Tuesday: Koosa, French Club
Wednesday: Koosa, Wild Things
Thursday: Koosa, Year 1 Football
Friday: Koosa, Year 2 Football, Year R Football. Red, White and Blue Jubilee non-uniform day
We are so excited to re-instate our whole school Family Group sessions across the school this term. The children have finally been able to explore different parts of the school, including Year R, Year One and Year Two, meeting new teachers from different year groups and making new friends from all the classes alongside their own brothers and sisters for some Friday afternoon fun! Each teacher has invited a small group of children from each class across the school to join them for different weekly activities and games including teamwork tasks, mindfulness yoga, sharing stories, puzzle time and encouraging and developing social skills through talk-time together. The children are able to make new friends from all across the school and enjoy spending time together building and growing new relationships with one another. This term our focus is to celebrate our whole school values of respectful rabbits, courageous cats, persevering pandas, teamwork tigers and kind koalas. After the half term we will continue to support mental health and well-being, physical health and promoting positive relationships. Positive comments from the children include:
‘Family groups is a place to have fun, meet new teachers and spend time with brothers and sisters and get to meet new people’
‘I like getting to see my sister and listen and learn with new people’.
‘You get to meet your family and friends and meet my sister’s friends’.
‘You get to see other people that you didn’t know’.
‘We do teamwork things and meet new friends and other people’s families’.
‘You get to spend time with different children in different year groups’.
25/05/22 Class Photos - a reminder for clean uniform and brushed hair please
27/05/22 Red, White and Blue Jubilee non-uniform day
30/05/22 - 03/06/22 Half Term Holiday including the Queen’s Jubilee Celebration
06/06/22 INSET Day - School Closed to children
08/06/22 HSCA Bags 2 School collection 9am
13/06/22 HSCA Fathers Day Sale
14/06/22 Gordon Brown Centre trip Bumblebee Class - payment via Parentmail
15/06/22 Gordon Brown Centre trip Dragonfly Class - payment via Parentmail
16/06/22 Gordon Brown Centre trip Ladybird Class - payment via Parentmail
17/06/22 Gordon Brown Centre trip Butterfly Class - payment via Parentmail
24/06/22 Year 1 Victorian dress up day
28/06/22 Move up day
01/07/22 Barnados Charity fundraising day - more details to follow
06/07/22 Sports Day - to be held on the Junior school field 9.00 - 10:15 am
07/07/22 Wet Sports Day alternative date
21/07/22 End of Summer Term. Children break up at 1.15pm
01/09/22 Inset Day for Year 1 and Year 2. Home visits start for new Year R
02/09/22 Inset Day for Year 1 and Year 2. Home visits start for new Year R
05/09/22 Year 1 and Year 2 return to school to start the Autumn term
Class Assemblies to parents 9.00 - 9.10am
We welcome parents, grandparents and carers to see their child’s class assembly. Whilst younger siblings are welcome please can we request that you try to keep them amused so that you and other parents can hear the children’s assembly words. Thank you.
Assembly rota - (Thursday) 26th May - Dolphin Class
Friday 17th June - Dragonfly 24th June - Starfish
1st July - Butterfly 8th July - Turtle
Year R : 8:30 am - 3.05 pm Year 1 and 2 : 8.35 am - 3.10 pm
Being on time and ready to start the day is the best way for your child to learn.
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
We will be singing the National Anthem next Friday as part of our Jubilee celebrations. Children will be learning the words to the first verse over the coming week. If you would like to start practising, the words are:
God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen.
As it is now the summer term we hope the weather will be warmer and that we can see summer dresses, skirts and shorts. We still require children to wear fully enclosed school shoes of the “Clarks” variety. No open sandals may be worn. Trainers may only be worn on PE days.
Staying 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 email@example.com (this is monitored during school hours).