Published on: 5th July, 2024

Summer term Week 12


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Diary Dates

Please see a list of upcoming diary dates below and the link to the diary dates on the school website

  • 6th July – Hodnet Village Treasure Trail 10am-3pm
  • 8th & 9th July – Y6 move up days to Grove school
  • 9th July – Y6 SATS results published
  • 11th July – Church service at St Luke’s, Hodnet 2pm.
  • 12th July – Reception class plant sale
  • 12th July – End of year reports out to parents
  • 15th July – Y5 trip to Bishops Wood
  • 15th July – Y6 retreat day at St Peters Church
  • 15th July – Y6 rounders team final after school.
  • 15th – 19th July – work experience students in school
  • 16th July – Y5 secondary experience day at Grove school
  • 17th July – Y6 performance 6pm
  • 18th July – Y6 trip to WMSP
  • 19th July – Y6 leavers assembly 9am, Y6 parents welcome
  • 19th July – Break up for the summer holidays.

Dates for the new academic year:

  • Monday 2nd September – PD day, school closed to pupils
  • Tuesday 3rd September – New school term starts for all pupils.


A reminder that full uniform is expected at all times. Even though we are approaching the end of term, that shouldn’t mean that we let pride in our uniform standards slip.  We wear our Hodnet blue, to show that we are part of our school team, we are smart, proud and ready to learn. We are also adhering to our school rules and values by wearing the correct uniform, as it is a school policy to wear it.

Uniform is a fundamental part of most schools and other organisations procedures, ensuring communities are unified. Our children will find high expectations of uniform standards right through their educational career, so we aim high from the beginning.

We also recognise that our children require parental support to ensure they are adhering to our uniform policy. Thank you to parents and families for your cooperation with this. 

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We have lots of uniform free to families due to the high number of good quality donations that we receive. Please pop into the lobby to take a look of you would like some.

Mrs Lyall, Headteacher.

Celebrating Success. Certificate of Achievement 5.7.24

Well done to everyone who received awards or shout outs today. We are very proud of you.

  • Class R – Oliver, for demonstrating kindness to others.
  • Class 1 – Megan, for joining in enthusiastically in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Class 2 – Ewan, for trying hard and persevering with his sewing.
  • Class 3 – Wren, for working hard and demonstrating excellent learning behaviours.
  • Class 4 – Finn, for excellent effort with this news report writing.
  • Class 5 – Lewis, for increased focus in the classroom, keep it up!
  • Class 6 – Poppy, for super prop creation.
  • Headteachers – Eva, for always going the extra mile, showcased this week though her self initiated extra home learning. What a star!
  • Raffle ticket – Laila-Ivy in class 4.
  • Lunchtime award – Freddie in Class 3 for being polite and making good choices.

Celebrating Success. Book Worm 5.7.24

Well done to everyone who received awards or shoutouts this week, we are very proud of you.

  • Class R – Fraser
  • Class 1 – Betsy
  • Class 2 – Cecily
  • Class 3 – Willow
  • Class 4 – Libby
  • Class 5 – Lewis
  • Class 6 – Phoebe

Congratulations to all our chosen Book Worms, your reading at home and school was excellent this week.

Remember to keep up those good reading habits.

Armed Forces Day Celebration

On Friday 28th June we celebrated Armed Forces Day in school by welcoming our families for a lunchtime picnic prepared by our amazing kitchen staff and an afternoon of informative workshops led by members of our wider school community, with representatives from Navy, Army and RAF.

Our children dressed in patriotic colours of red, white and blue, or in uniforms such as Cubs, Beavers Brownies etc, to celebrate the occasion and some made hats and ribbons to wear.

The afternoon workshops gave our children and families an insight into the work of the armed forces with a range of current serving and veteran members leading workshops about their roles. The workshop included; pilots sharing their experiences with opportunities to try on helmets and other uniform items, cadets sharing team building skills and teaching our children how to salute, a very informative drone workshop about the use of new technology to support delivery of materials, air traffic control experience and demonstration, the experiences of a veteran navy officer with some first hand experiences and a design technology making and testing workshop led by school staff.

The helicopter made an appearance by flying over at the start of our picnic, after unfortunately being unable to land and participate in the afternoon – next time!

A huge thank you to the service personnel who gave up their time to prepare workshop sessions and deliver them skilfully to all of our children, catering for the varying age ranges and developing curiosity in our learners. Adults and children alike learned a great deal from the sessions, both about current roles and historic legacies.

At Hodnet school we have 186 pupils, 26 of them are from service families. This number has increased over the past few years and is expected to increase further in September. We feel it is important to share experiences and celebrate our school community, we all enjoyed and benefitted from the Armed Forces Day celebration and are thankful for the opportunities to learn about the work of the Armed Forces in our locality.

Reception class plant sale

Next Friday, 12th July at 3.15pm on the school playground, Reception class will be selling some of the plants that they have been growing this term. All money raised will go towards their continued gardening opportunities.
thank you.

Rock Steady Concert

Our Rock Steady Musicians held a concert for their parents and the whole school today. They were amazing! Led by the brilliantly talented Band Leader Dan Anastasi, they rocked our assembly hall with excitement, precision and confidence. Well done to everyone involved.

We have 5 Bands made up of children from all year groups who have chosen to participate in Rock Steady, this is an optional chargeable enrichment opportunity which enables children to play an instrument as part of a band.  Our five bands are:

Twilight Moon, The Awesome Rockers, The Banana Splits, The Rock Stars and The Bulls-Eyes

Please see the photos of this morning’s concert, videos to follow.

Lunch menu.

Next week is week 3

Follow the link to see the menu

Hodnet School Menu

Weekly House Points 5.7.24

Weekly house point totals are:

Owls = 125

Badgers = 158

Squirrels = 148

Foxes = 148

Well done to the Badgers team.

Combatting loneliness with Omega

You may recall a number of weeks ago we embarked on a project with Omega to support their ‘pupil pals’ initiative. Many of our children have created cards. Omega will send them to people who would not ordinarily receive cards for personal special occasions, in an effort to combat loneliness.

Thank you to everyone who supported this cause.