Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

Live Love Care Think Learn Dare

Reception Times 11 November 2016

This Week:

We have been having a wonderful time learning about fireworks and thinking of different vocabulary to do with bonfire night. The children have been making rockets out of different 2d shapes, creating 3d rockets and writing firework words. We have also been learning about Armistice Day by creating poppy wreaths and counting poppies into a field. We have attended the whole school Armistice Day Collective Worship today which was beautiful. Mrs Collins has also visited us to talk about our Owl Value of the Month, Respect. Outside we have been painting our Diva Lamps from last week and creating florescent firework paintings.


In phonics we have learnt to read and write the sounds-‘th’, ‘z’, ‘ch’. We are practicing segmenting words and blending them orally.


This week we have been learning to recognise numbers up to 10 or 20 in and out of order, paint the correct number of objects in a set and write numbers to 6 or 10. Can your child recognise numbers in their environment?

Learning Journeys:

Next week’s Learning Journeys will be Lincoln, Claudia, Poppy and Mason.


ReminderPlease keep clear of the main gate before and after school so that parents of older children can get out!Keep your children with you before and after school.

Reminder: If you are dropping off your child late (after 9am) or collecting them early (before 3.10pm) please go to the main office to avoid disruptions to the class. It is really disruptive to the children to have people trying to get into the cloakroom when we are teaching so please avoid doing this. The classroom door is locked at 9am.

Next week:

Two volunteers needed for Forest School am and pm this Tuesday 15th Group 1. Please check the Forest School board for up to date information. Group 1 am and pm children will need their full kit this Tuesday. This includes a waterproof coat and waterproof trousers, gloves (preferably waterproof), a scarf and a hat may be needed. On your child’s forest day they should wear everyday clothes rather than school uniform however your child will need to bring in some shoes for when they are back in class(!). If there is a problem with your child’s forest school kit, please let us know beforeTuesday morning to avoid a delayed departure.

Please make sure your child has their PE kit on their peg at all times. At this stage we are aiming to do PE once per fortnight. With hall timetables as they are leading up to Christmas, it may not be at the same time every fortnight!

It is Non-uniform Fridayand we welcome your donations of good quality soft toys for the Nursery tombola at the Christmas Fayre.

Have a lovely weekend; keep warm and dry!

The Reception Team