Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

Live Love Care Think Learn Dare

Reception Times 31 March 2017

This Week:

We have enjoyed hearing about Mother’s Day and some children have been writing about their day. We have been learning about foxes inside this week making fox diagrams, 3d fox models and reading stories about foxes. We have also been learning about Easter and why we celebrate Easter. The children enjoyed sharing the Easter story and making collages of The Cross.

Outside we have been celebrating Easter by designing our own Easter eggs, making Easter baskets and creating our own Easter bunny masks. We are continuing to observe how our tadpoles are growing and looking after our worms.

Mrs Collins delivered a fantastic assembly about the different ways in which people think about Jesus around the world, touching on the life of Jesus and why we especially think about Him at Easter time to fit in with our Owl Value Diversity.


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


This week we have been learning to tell the time on digital (12h) and analogue clocks. Can your child tell the time at o’clock times?


Please keep your child (and any younger children) with you before and after school.

FOHNS’s Auction of Promises Saturday 1st April. Check main school newsletter for details.

Thank you to those who supported our link with St Peter’s Church by attending the Mothering Sunday Service on Sunday.

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

Please make sure your child has a spare clothes bag at school.

May Day celebrations will be taking place on Friday 28th April. Parents are invited to come and watch us do our traditional country dances and enjoy coffee and croissants on the playground from 9-10:30am.

PE after half term may be outside. The PE kits will come home next week for the holidays, please could you add a pair of suitable trainers, tracksuit top and bottoms as well as the existing t-shirt and shorts. This is the perfect opportunity to check that all of these items are named.

Forest School will resume in May. There will now be 4 groups including the oldest nursery children. Up to date information will be kept on the Forest School board.

Next Week

We will be continuing to think about Easter.

Forest School Group 2 – thank you to both parents who have signed up to help.

We finish at 2pm on Friday 7th April for the Easter Break. School starts again on Tuesday 25th April.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Reception Team