Hook Norton C of E

Primary School

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Reception Times 9 February 2018

We have had a great week learning about Chinese New Year. We have been making Chinese lanterns, exploring a range of Chinese artefacts and making cards for Chinese New Year. Can your child remember how to say “Happy new year” in Chinese?

Outside we have been building Chinese building with Lego, writing using Chinese characters and creating Chinese wall hangings.

In Cookery this week we have made vegetable stir fry.

Phonics & Maths:

In Phonics we continue to work towards your child’s targets. Thank you for your support with reading and writing at home.

In Maths this week we have been learning to compare length using longer, shorter, longest and shortest. We have had a go at trying to say how much longer a bead string is by counting on. Can your child work out how much longer a brick tower is by counting the difference?

After half term:

PE will be on Monday morning- thank you to those who have provided a PE kit for their child.

We are kicking off the new term with our Book Week which will be focussing on ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson. It would be great if you could read this book with your child over half term. If you don’t have it, the Library will have copies you can go in and read or borrow.

Learning Journeys:

In the first week back, Learning Journeys will be Noah, Peter, Maya and Jessica


Slapped Cheek Syndrome – please remember to watch out for symptoms and let the school know if your child is diagnosed with Slapped Cheek Syndrome.

Forest School Group 1 – Tuesday 20th February – thank you to parents who have already signed up to help. We have one space for a parent helper for the morning session. Please sign up on the board if you are able to help.

Recycling & International  w/c 5th March – we are going to be holding another International Week linked to our ERASMUS+ project with Sweden. We will be learning about recycling and what you can do with recycled materials. We are thinking of making musical instruments and would like to introduce the children to a range of different musical instruments during the week. If you play a musical instrument and would be willing to come in and play some songs for the children during this week, please let us know. We’d especially like to hear from anyone who has or can play the didgeridoo!

Thank you for keeping your children with you before and after school – it is helping us to start our day off calmly and keeping children safe on our playground.

Term 4 begins Monday 19th February.

The Reception Team