Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Reception Times 7 December 2018

We have had a fun week with activities linked to the story of The Gingerbread Man. Inside we have designed our own Gingerbread men, made stick puppets to retell the story and made model boats to help the Gingerbread man get across the river safely.  We have also written Letters to Santa, now that the countdown to Christmas has begun!


Outside we have been racing with our ‘mini selves’ in the small world tray and creating picture scenes with natural objects.

Miss Persaud made Gingerbread men with the Learning Journey children.

Friday afternoon we enjoyed watching Key Stage 1’s Christmas Nativity play called The Inn-spectors.


Phonics & Maths:

In Phonics we have been practising the speed sounds and word blending with the Green words.

In Maths we have been counting on and back to 20, and working out one more than and one less than a given number.


Next Week:

We will be learning about The Christmas Story and learning some Christmas songs.


Forest School for Group 2 on Tuesday 11th December.  Thank you to parents who have already signed up to help. This is the last Forest Schoolsession until we begin the new term.  Did anyone accidentally take Alfie’s wellies and waterproof trousers home?


Wednesday afternoon12th December we will be visiting the village Library to listen to some Christmas stories.  We would be grateful for some Parent volunteers to walk there and back with us.


Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 14 December – no donations required, just a festive jumper to show our support for Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Charities.



On Tuesday 18th December at 2.30pm we would like to invite you to a Christmas Singalong with the Reception class in the Study Centre.

Thank you for your generous donations of bottles.  Thursday 13thDecember is our Christmas Fair from 3.15-6pm.  We hope to see you there.  Foundation Staff will be running the Teddy Tombola.  Please could you also bring in some cakes and cookies on Thursday morning to sell at the Fair.


Owl Club will be in Mrs Vint’s classroom next Thursday (during the Christmas Fair) – please collect children via the playground entrance from Mrs Vint’s cloakroom (first entrance on the left as you enter the playground).

Owl club sessions will run 1.30-2.30pm, 2.30-3.30pm and 3.30-4.30pm on Friday 21st December (last day of term).

Christmas Lunch Thursday 20th December Children are invited to get into the festive mood by wearing a named Christmas hat – homemade ones are particularly appreciated!


There will be a menu swap Wednesday 19 December – Local Butcher’s Beef Burger in a Bun or Southern Style Quorn Burger in a Bun with Sticky Toffee sponge pudding and custard for dessert.

Friday 21st December will be our last day at school and we will finish at 1.30pm.


There will be no Show and Tell until the New Year!

Term 2 will begin on Monday 7th January.

We have handed out new collection forms for the children who attended the Nursery last year.  Please can you return the updated forms as soon as possible.  Many thanks.

Have a lovely weekend.


The Reception Team