Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Key Stage 1 News 21 November


We need sheep and donkey costumes (e.g. a onesie) for our Christmas Production.  If you could lend one between Monday 1stDecember and Wednesday 10th December please let us know.

All children with speaking parts need to practise their words for the Christmas Production. Please ensure all costumes are in school by Monday 1stDecember.   A separate letter will be sent out regarding tickets for the production.

Read Write Inc

In phonics we have been learning:

Miss Nunneley’s group ~ea, oi, a-e, o-e
Mrs Joyner’s group~ear, ure, ea
Mrs Vint’s group ~air, ir, ou, oy
Miss Cunningham’s group ~ or, air, ir, ou

In maths we have been learning to:

Year 1
Revise bonds to 5, 6 and 10; find pairs which make 7; use addition facts for 5, 6 and 10 to solve subtractions; use number facts for 5, 6 and 10 to solve word problems

Year 2
Understand and use term and vocabulary associated with position, direction and movement; measure length using uniform units; begin to measure in centimetres and metres.

The Big Question
Year 1
We have been finding out about Polar animals and have written facts and recorded presentations about them on the iPad.  We have thought about what it is like in the Arctic and the Kalahari Desert.  We have looked at Primary Colours and practised colour mixing.  We have painted the Northern Lights on a computer programme.

Year 2
We have sorted and classified dinosaurs based on their features and completed factfiles about a particular dinosaur.  We have thought about what a dinosaur needs to survive.

Notes for next week:

Year 1
Our Big Question this term is a Geography question!  We are looking for postcards sent or bought from holiday destinations (UK or abroad) for a display and class discussions.  All postcards will be returned at the end of our Big Question.  Please ensure postcards have your child’s name on them! We also need cardboard boxes and tubes for junk modelling.   If you could spare an afternoon to help with making ‘Snowman Soup’ mugs for the Christmas Fayre please speak to Mrs Vint.

Year 2
Please sign up on Monday to bring ingredients for Christmas Fayre mince pies, or to help make mince pies on Monday 1st or Tuesday 2nd December.

Best wishes
The Key Stage One Team.