Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

Live Love Care Think Learn Dare

Reception Times 30 June 2017

This Week:

We have had a lovely week continuing with our Space theme. The children have made information books about the planets, made space vehicle models and played with the moon sand. We have also been thinking of ways we can look after our own planet such as recycling and saving energy and water.

Outside the children have enjoyed making Minion stick puppets (they’re aliens, right?!), creating space pictures with chalk and black paper and creating collages.

Changeover morning went well – the children enjoyed spending time with their new teachers and making things to go up in their new classrooms. The children have been really enthusiastic about being in Year 1. They said they were nervous about playing on the big playground so we tried that out on Thursday and they had a wonderful time!


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


This week we have been learning comparative and superlative language surrounding length, capacity and weight: taller, longer, shorter, tallest, longest, shortest, full, half full, empty, more, less, most, least, heavier, lighter, heaviest and lightest. We have had lots of fun weighing and measuring cuddly toys and dinosaurs.

Learning Journeys:

Next week’s Learning Journeys will be Elodie, Victoria, Jayden and Grace.


Please keep your child (and any younger children) with you before and after school. Could you also ensure you close school gates behind you if you are the last person to leave.

Punctuality – Please arrive at school on time.

Spare Clothes and PE kits need to be in school and named please.

Reminder for FSU Sports Day – Tuesday 11th July. We will race at 10.30am and 2.10pm. You are invited to attend one or both of these sessions.

Thank you very much for your donations of sweets for prizes for the family barbecue.

Next Week:

Outdoor PE on Monday weather permitting.

Open afternoon – Friday 7th July from 1.30-3pm. See main newsletter for further details.

FOHNS Family barbecue – Friday 7th July from 3.15-6.30pm

Forest School Group 2 all day on Tuesday.

Have a nice weekend!

The Reception Team