Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Reception Times 20 April 2018

We hope that you had a lovely Easter holidays….Can you believe the weather this week?!!

As you will already be aware unfortunately Mrs Nixon has not been at school this week. Due to a family bereavement she has been supporting her family in Northern Ireland. She hopes to be back on Tuesday. We have kindly had the help of Mrs Williams, Mrs Fallon and Mrs Lambourne.

The children have been very excited to be back at school and have been very busy! They have been very helpful at Tidy Up times too! Inside we have been mixing up new paints and making playdough, sorting out pictures of things that use Technology and things that don’t and writing about our holidays. Thank you to those who have already completed the homework so that we can refresh our Wow! Board and find out more about Technology. The children have enjoyed sharing their Wow! sheets in ‘Show & Tell’ sessions.

Outside we have continued to find out more about flowers and ‘minibeasts’ especially from our explorations in the garden.

Phonics & Maths:
In Phonics we have been focusing on the green and red words and making sentences with them. Please see the list on the inside cover of the reading record book and word bags. Thank you for your support with reading and writing at home.

In Maths this week we have been counting to 100 on a number walk, recognising & ordering teen numbers and estimating different quantities. Can your child write numbers to 9 with the correct formation?

Next week:
PE is on Monday morning- thank you to those who have provided a PE kit for their child. We have been practising our May Day dancing!

Bags2School Collection 26th April- Please donate any unwanted clothing, shoes, hats, belts, handbags and soft toys. The more you donate will help raise money for the school pirate ship. Thank you.

Activities will be based on St George’s Day & the book: Dear Zoo.

Forest School will resume on 8th May. Please check the Forest School Notice board.

May Day Celebrations Tuesday 1st May 9.30am on the playground (weather permitting). FOHNS will be serving refreshments from 9am. Dress code: Girls –pretty dresses, Boys – smart shirts and school trousers or shorts & suitable shoes for dancing. Children should come to school in their May Day outfits but can change into school uniform afterwards if you wish. Please make sure children bring a warm coat!

Wanted! Any artificial flowers you have spare for our Mayday celebrations to decorate the Maypole and the throne. Thank you!

Please make sure that all items of clothing are named including sun hats. We already have some clothing in the Lost Property box!!

On warm sunny days like we have had this week please provide a sun hat for your child and we recommend you use the once a day sun cream applied before coming to school. Sun cream brought into school must be named and given to the teacher. Sorry no sunglasses.

Please can we remind you not to use your mobile phones on the school premises due to Safeguarding protocol.

Please remember to keep your child/children with you on the playground before and after school.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Reception Team