Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

Live Love Care Think Learn Dare

Reception Times 9 December 2016

This Week:

We have been practicing for our Christmas Service at church which is next Thursday. Inside we have been making party hats for our Christmas party, writing letters to Father Christmas and playing with the Mobilo winter house. Outside we have been finding out about how ice freezes and melts, making handprint Christmas trees and painting nativity scenes. We have been telling the Nativity story in lots of different ways, incorporating our Christmas carols and puppets.

On Monday we had a wonderful afternoon watching Key Stage 1’s wonderful take on the Nativity. The children really enjoyed Mrs Collins’s Collective Worship Assembly about our Value of the Month, Love.


In phonics we have been learning how to use magnet boards to make words using different sounds, practicing forming capital letters and learning letter names.


This week we have been using money in Miss Kershaw’s shop and comparing length with Stick Man. Can your child use coins to pay for something at the shop?


Thank you for your support at the Christmas Fair. FOHNs worked very hard to organise a lovely evening and they raised lots of money for the school!

 School uniform – please can you check your child’s uniform labels and bring back anything that has accidentally turned up at home. We’re missing a couple of new named jumpers. Please continue to make sure your child’s clothing is named.

Thursday 15th Dec – Christmas Carol Concert at St Peter’s Church – 9.30-10.30am. Please let us know if you can walk with us to and from church.

Next week:

We will be collecting in all of the reading books and home school link books next week so please make sure your child has their book bags on their reading day.

Please can your child bring a named carrier bag with them on Thursday as we will be sending their work home and clearing out their drawer.

Christmas party- will be on Tuesday morning. Thank you to those who have already signed up to bring something and to those who have signed up to help- it is very much appreciated. The children are welcome to come in their party clothes or wear a Christmas jumper.

Christmas Service at church on Thursday morning 9.30-10.30am. We hope to see you there! Please let us know if you are able to walk to and from church with us.

Christmas dinner will be on Thursday during the school day. The children are invited to bring in a Christmas hat. Please could you name your child’s hat as we will be leaving them at school during the church service!

Friday– we finish for Christmas at 2pm!

The Reception Team