Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

Live Love Care Think Learn Dare

Reception Times 3 February 2017

This Week:

新年快乐– Happy New Year! The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the traditions of Chinese New Year and welcoming in the year of the Rooster. Inside we have been making Chinese lanterns, learning about the story of The Great Race, making Chinese New Year cards and playing in the Chinese Restaurant role play area.

Outside we have been writing Chinese symbols, making Chinese lion puppets and playing with Chinese chopsticks, soup spoons and rice.

The children enjoyed lighting a fire and toasting marshmallows in the forest this week.


Phonics is going well. We are continually assessing children to ensure that they are getting personalised provision.


This week we have been learning about number bonds to ten and doubling numbers to five. Can your child split ten items up into different ways and say the number sentence? E.g. 4 + 6 = 10

Learning Journeys:

Next week’s Learning Journeys will be Lincoln, Elodie and Bonnie.


Please ensure your children are with you on your way in and out of the school. Mrs Belgrove has noted that lots of children have been running ahead of their parents after school- we currently have no crossing patrol! Also, please ensure your children, including younger children, are kept with you inside the FSU gates.

PE kits should be in school at all times.

Please make sure your child’s clothes (including hats, gloves, Forest clothes etc.) are named.

Please enquire at the office if you are interested in finding out more information about our wrap around care (Owl Club).

Next week

Forest School Group 2 this Tuesday (7th Feb). Thank you to those who have offered to help already. Forest School can’t run without support from parents.We are currently one parent short for this week’s session.

PE on Monday.

We will be focusing onthe Six Nations Rugby tournament.

Miss Persaud has been busy preparing the school’s Prayer Space which will be in the library all week. We will be visiting the space to think about all the different ways we can pray. Parents are welcome to come and see our Prayer Space on Thursday 9th February at 3:15pm.

End of term 3 on Friday 10th Feb. Finish at normal time of 3:10pm. PE kits will come home next week for washing and bringing back after half term.

Have a lovely weekend

The Reception Team