Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Reception Times 25 November 2016

This Week:

The children are very excited about having the opportunity to go to see Key Stage 2’s dress rehearsal of Porridge this afternoon! Unfortunately we have been unable to get into the hall this week for PE due to the rehearsal schedule. We will definitely be doing regular PE after Christmas and apologise for the delays in getting into the hall.

This week we have been celebrating all things American for American Thanksgiving. We started the week with a talk from Claudia’s mummy who showed us some photographs of New York’s Thanksgiving Parade, read us a lovely story about the origin of Thanksgiving and helped us to understand how Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Since then we have been hosting Thanksgiving dinners in our American Home Role Play area, making American flags, learning about American animals, making American Chocolate Brownies and making Thanksgiving cards. Outside we have been making red, white and blue salt dough, gluing and sticking Thanksgiving dinner plates and printing red, white and blue patterns.


In phonics we have learnt to read and write the sounds-‘ng’ and ‘nk’. We are practicingsegmenting and writing words.We have now covered all of the Set 1 sounds in Read Write Inc and will be working on using these sounds to blend in reading and writing.


This week we have been printing and naming 2d shapes and listing their properties, making red, white and blue stars using equilateral triangles, reciting the days of the week in order and beginning to recite the months of the year. Does your child know which month their birthday is in?

Learning Journeys:

Next week’s Learning Journeys will beBeau, Clemmie, Victoria and Imogen.


Head lice! We have had some reports of head lice and nits (boys and girls) this week- please could everyone check their child’s hair thoroughly and make sure long hair is kept up at school. Up to date recommendations on how to effectively get rid of head lice can be found here:

Reminder: Please make sure your child’s clothing is named. We will be laying out lost property outside next week. Any unclaimed items at the end of term will be donated to FOHNs for their Second Hand Uniform shop.

Tuesday 13th December Reception Christmas party- food will be provided. Further details to follow.

Friday 2nd December – Christmas Fair – 4:30-7pm(Apologies as this is different from the original 5-7 we reported last week- our mistake!)

Thursday 15th Dec – Christmas Carol Concert at St Peter’s Church – 9.30-10.30am

Next week:

We will be making decorations for our Christmas tree and making posters for the Teddy Tombola.

Please check the Forest School board for up to date information. Group 1 children will need their full kit on Tuesday. If there is a problem with your child’s forest school kit, please let us know before Tuesday morning to avoid a delayed departure.

Thank you very much for your kind donations to our Christmas Fairagain today. We are looking forward to seeing you there next Friday!

Have a great weekend- keep warm!

The Reception Team