Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Reception Times 19 October 2018

This Week:

We have had a very busy time.  Inside we have designed pumpkin faces, made paper spiders and matched pictures to seasonal scenes.

Outside we have made hedgehog leaf collages, drawn our portraits and played games such as ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’

On Wednesday we had our first PE lesson in the hall with a professional coach.  We had fun pretending to go on bike rides. 

On Thursday we celebrated our Harvest Festival with the rest of the school.  We watched Key Stage 1 act out the story of Handa’s Surprise, listened to readings by Key Stage 2, enjoyed the Harvest songs including singing our very own Oats and Beans and Barley Grow. Thank you very much for your generous donations of non-perishable food items for the Banbury Food bank.

Forest Group 1 made a Wishing Tree in the Forest.  More details about our wishes are to follow.

The Learning Journey children made chocolate brownies.

Phonics & Maths:

In Phonics we have learnt our new sounds b and f.  Thank you for helping your child to learn these at home.

In Maths we have been focusing on counting songs and recognising the number sentences that go with them.  Can you sing a counting song with your child at home?

After Half Term:

The School Photography Company will be taking individual portraits on Monday 29th October.

Forest School Group 2 will be on Tuesday. Thank you to parents who have signed up to help already.  Mrs Macdonald can only take the children if she has two Parent helpers per session.  Please sign up on the noticeboard if you are available.  Please can the spare shoes not be lace ups.  Please also note it is the Forest School Policy that if your child is well enough to be in school then they will be expected to join their Forest group.

We welcome Mrs Short who will be joining the Reception team in the mornings.

Learning Journeys:

The Learning Journey children will be Samuel, Matilda, William M and Holly.


Thank you to everyone for returning the Flu vaccination forms.

We have Show &Tell just before story time at the end of the day.  If your child would like to participate in this, they can bring something in linked to what we are doing in school and/or share a Wow sheet.  We have sent a Wow sheet home with your child.

Have a lovely half term holiday.

The Reception Team