Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Reception Times 16 November 2018

This week has been a very interesting one with Mrs Wright and Mrs Warner covering for Miss Persaud and Miss Mayall on particular days.  We had ‘Make me Smile’ day on Tuesday which involved us talking about what makes us happy and making violet handprints, as part of the whole-school rainbow display-to encourage positive mental health and well-being.  Miss Mayall taught us how to sign ‘I can sing a Rainbow’ and to say Good morning.  Can child show you the British Sign Language (BSL) signs?  Mrs Collins delivered a wonderful collective worship on the value of love.  We will be continuing our Understanding Christianity theme next week.

It was Forest Group 2’s turn to make wooden poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Inside we have been recognising Indian foods on paper plates, looking at different images of the Hindu festival of Diwali and painting Indian elephants in our own style.

Outside we have been chalk drawing Rangoli patterns, enacting the story of Rama and Sita and painting our Diva lamps.

Miss Persaud and the Learning Journey children decorated biscuits with the face of Pudsey Bear to raise awareness about Children In Need day. 

Phonics & Maths:

In Phonics we have learnt our new sounds w, th and z. Thank you for helping your child to practise these at home.

In Maths we have been learning to say the days of the week and the months of the year in order. We have also revisited repeating patterns.  Does your child know what month their birthday is in?  Can they make a repeating pattern with 2D shapes?

Next Week:

Bags2school Please donate any unwanted clothing, shoes, hats, belts, handbags, ties and soft toys to our Bags2School collection.  The bags are being collected on Friday 23rd November.  The more you donate will help raise money for our school.  Thank you.

Non-uniform Day Friday  Please bring in chocolate for the chocolate Tombola.  Thank you for all the pocket money toys for our Christmas Fair.

Please sort out any unwanted clean cuddly toys for the Foundation stage Teddy Tombola.  Thank you.

Learning Journeys:

Learning Journey children will be Toby, Vinnie and Oakley.


Please come along to the clothing sale this Saturday, which will be in the school hall from

2-9pm in support of the Hackland family.

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

Forest School for Group 1 on Tuesday 20th November. Thank you to parents who have already signed up to help.

Please take a look at our Wishing Tree located between the Nursery and the Reception Class under the Forest Schools Noticeboard.  Thank you for any donations you can makeJ 

Have a good weekend.

The Reception Team