Hook Norton C of E

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Nursery News 7 December 2018

Here are some of the things we have been busy doing this week:  .

  • Completing Learning Journeys for Jaxson and Betsy.
  • Continuing to enjoy listening to alternative versions of The Gingerbread Man and retelling it using props.
  • Christmas card collages. It would be very helpful if Santa could put scissors into the children’s stockings as many need support to use scissors and need to develop the muscles in their hands to be able to open and close them. Maybe use them to make present labels for next year from old Christmas cards.
  • Helping the new children who visited on Thursday.
  • Watching Numbertime, counting to 10 and learning to recognise and write a 8
  • Attending the Key Stage 1 Dress Rehearsal                                     
  • Learning to recognise the letters b and j, the sounds they make, how to form them correctly and finding objects that begin with those sounds.

Next Week:

Wednesday  New children visit

Thursday FOHNS Christmas Fair – 13 December, 3.15-6pm:

Thank you for all donations brought in today of bottles for the tombola.

A reminder –  this is the only event this term so we are expanding the Fair by selling programmes on the door for an entrance fee of £1 per adult.  Each programme has a number and the lucky number will win a Cotswold Distillery Tour for Two. We are also re-introducing external stallholders so there will be a variety of lovely things to buy for Christmas including Christmas wreaths and crafts, decoupage, cushions, candles and soaps.


Nursery are collecting clean, pre-loved soft toys for the Soft Toy Tombola at the Christmas Fair and Year 6 would appreciate any unused toiletries. Year 5 are collecting cardboard boxes to make their Christmas games so any donations of these would be appreciated.


Please could all raffle tickets be returned, sold (with money & counterfoils) or unsold, in a sealed envelope by Wednesday 12 December (any unsold tickets can then be sold at the event).  Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Fair on Thursday 13 December, 3.15pm-6.00pm.

Any offers of help on the day would be really appreciated, with either setting up from 9am, helping to run stalls during the event and/or clearing away afterwards, please sign up on the sheet outside (when it’s dry!) or e-mail


Next Thursday 13th December we would be very grateful for donations of cakes or cookies for the cake stall.


Christmas Dinner – Thursday 20 December – Roast Turkey & Trimmings, Roast Quorn & trimmings, Roast Potatoes, Creamed Potatoes, Selection of Vegetables. Christmas Tree Ice Cream for dessert. Children are invited to get into the festive mood by wearing a Christmas hat – homemade ones are particularly appreciated!

Menu swap Wednesday 19 December – Local Butcher’s Beef Burger in a Bun or Southern Style Quorn Burger in a Bun. Sticky Toffee sponge pudding with custard for dessert.


Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 14 December – no donations required, just a festive jumper to show our support for Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Charities.

Owl Club: For all correspondence relating to Breakfast and Owl Club and after school activities, please e-mail:, we have a new member of staff, Mrs Jacqueline Moulder, who has taken over the administration of clubs, who works from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.


Please note: Owl Club will be in Mrs Vint’s classroom next Thursday during the Christmas Fair) – please collect children via the playground entrance from Mrs Vint’s cloakroom (first entrance on the left as you enter the playground).

Owl club sessions will run 1.30-2.30pm, 2.30-3.30pm and 3.30-4.30pm on Friday 21 December (last day of term).

Learning Journeys for:   Sebbi and Amelie T. What can you find at home that begins with the sound S or A? Please bring anything you find into school to show us.


All children will receive a Learning Journey in the autumn and spring terms. Please see your child’s Key Person to make an appointment the week after their Learning Journey, thank you.


Mrs Macdonald and the Nursery Team