Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

Live Love Care Think Learn Dare

Reception Times 21 October 2016

This Week:

We have had a wonderful week preparing for our Teddy Bear’s Picnic! The children have been baking cakes and making sandwiches, counting teddies, playing ‘Teddy Bear Bingo’, learning how to draw teddies and writing about their favourite teddy bears. Outside we have been threading conkers, shells and leaves, painting autumn pictures and creating leaf collages. Our Teddy Bears’ Picnic is almost ready for the children to enjoy this afternoon!


In phonics we have learnt to read and write the sounds-‘h’, ‘sh’, ‘r’ and ‘j’. We are practicing segmenting written words into sounds and blending.


This week we have been consolidating all of the skills we have covered so far this term.

Learning Journeys:

In the first week back, Learning Journeys will be Elodie, Fenton, Ava L, Grace and Sam.


THANK YOU for your kind donations! Our Teddy Bears’ Picnic has raised £62.20 for NSPCC so far today with more still to come.

Please make sure your child has a spare clothes bag at school should they need it for whatever reason.

We will be starting indoor PE each week from w/c 7th November. Please provide a PE kit for your child in a drawstring bag- black shorts and a white t-shirt. PE kits stay at school all term and go home to be washed during the holidays.

After half term:


When we get back we will be launching straight into our whole school International Week. We will be focusing on India. On Thursday afternoon or Friday morning your child will be taking part in a Diwali workshop. We are planning to create an Indian restaurant in the role play area- over half term maybe you could visit an Indian restaurant and bring in a menu! On Friday, parents are invited into the hall from 2.30pm-3.45pm to see what we have been up to. FOHNS will be selling internationally themed refreshments.

Forest School for all Group 1 children on Tues 1st Nov. We still don’t have enough helpers for the morning group to go- please sign up on the board if you are able to help.Morning children please arrive in Forest School kit. Afternoon children please come in everyday clothes and have your kit in a bag on your peg. Make sure your child’s coat is waterproof. Please let us know before Tuesday morning if there is a problem with your child’s kit.

INTERNATIONAL WEEK special menu w/c 31 October:

Monday (Europe): Lasagne OR Cheese & Tomato Pizza, Garlic Bread, Sweetcorn, Peas, Crepes & Fruit

Tuesday (Africa): Moroccan Chicken OR Stuffed Peppers with Quorn & CousCous, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Sticky Toffee Pudding

Wednesday (Australia/Oceania): Roast Lamb OR Roast Quorn fillet, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Lamington Cake

Thursday (Asia): Sweet & Sour Chicken with Noodles OR Vegetarian Chow Mein, Stir Fry Vegetables, Tropical Fruit Salad

Friday (Americas): Beefburger OR Quorn Hotdog, Fries, Peas, Baked Beans, Chocolate Brownies & Milkshake


Your child should bring a new menu home today which will take effect from Mon 7th Nov.

Have a great half term, we are looking forward to seeing you on Monday 31stOctober!

The Reception Team