Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Reception Times 13 October 2017

This Week:

We have thoroughly enjoyed a week finding out about pumpkins and continuing our Autumn theme.  Inside, inspired by the story of Pumpkin Soup we have been painting pumpkins and the story characters, making model banjos and bagpipes and recording simple recipes. We also made a delicious apple crumble which went down very wellJ  Outside we have been conker rolling with paint and making collage Autumn trees in different ways.

On Thursday we celebrated our Harvest Festival and sang our Harvest songs very enthusiastically with the rest of the school.  Thank you for all the donations of bread rolls and it was lovely to see so many of you at the Harvest Supper.  We raised a fantastic £374 in donations.

Phonics & Maths:

In Phonics we have learnt our new sounds f, e, l and h. Thank you for helping your child with these at home.

In Maths we have been learning to make comparisons between heights & lengths and using superlative language such as taller and tallest. Can your child find two different long and short things and tell you which one is longer and shorter?  Can they use the words longest and shortest? And compare the heights of different family members?

Next Week:

The School Photography Company date for individual portraits has been postponed from Monday 16/10/17 to Thursday 2 November instead.

No Forest School as Mrs Macdonald is out on a course Tuesday & Wednesday.

Learning Journeys:

Next week’s Learning Journey children will be Annabella, Emilie and Noah.


Headlice reported in boys and girls. Please check your child’s hair.

Any unwanted clothing, shoes, hats, belts, handbags, ties and soft toys please donate to our Bags2School collection.  The bags are being collected next Friday.  The more you donate will help raise money for our school.  Many thanks.

Please keep younger children with you in our outdoor area.

The Reception Team