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Friday 10th June 2022

The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"


Summer Term Diary Dates (Covid restrictions permitting)


Sunday 12th June - PTA Summer Fair

Monday 13th June - Friday 17th June - Year 4 Multiplication Check

Thursday 16th -JMHS Year 5 Information Evening

Friday 17th June – Father’s Day Celebration 2.30pm

Monday 20th June – End of Year Performance Dress Rehearsal at JMHS

20th June – End of Year Performance Evening 6pm at JMHS

Tuesday 21st June – End of Year Performance Matinee 2pm at JMHS

Tuesday 21st June – End of Year Performance Evening 6pm at JMHS

Thursday 23rd June – Class 3 – Lifepath

Friday 24th June - JMHS Year 5 Taster Day

Tuesday 28th June – Sports Day

Thursday 30th June - Pyramid Prom

Thursday 30th June – Rounders Tournament

Friday 1st July - Monday 4th July - Isle of Wight Class 4 Residential Trip

Thursday 7th July – Year 6 day at JMHS

Friday 8th July – Final Attainment Reports Home

Wednesday 13th July – Leavers Disco 5.30 - 7.30

Thursday 14th July – Eastnor Adventure Day

Friday 15th July – Leavers Day Out

Wednesday 20th July – Leavers Service

Wednesday 20th July – Last Day of Term


PTA Family Fun Day

We are thoroughly looking forward to seeing you all at the Annual Summer Family Fun Day on Sunday at Eastnor Cricket Club. The fair will be open from 11 till 2 and is open to the public, so please do bring as many friends and family as possible. The fair is always a popular event and this year is set to be full of fun. Alongside local business stalls, craft activities, competitions and the ever popular infant and adult bouncy castles, there will also be a delicious BBQ provided by The Duke Of York, Berrow and performances from local dance companies. The Friends of Eastnor Raffle will be drawn during the event and we look forward to seeing who gets their hands on some of the fantastic prizes available.


If you are able to help out on the day, even if just for a short time please do let Miss Fisher or Lauren Young (Matthew and Annabelle’s mum) know. We are also still looking for gazebos to borrow so if anyone is willing to lend them to the school for the event please do get in touch.

As always, the Eastnor Team would like to thank the PTA for the phenomenal amount of organisation and effort that has gone into this wonderful event and we also appreciate all the support parents, friends and family will offer on the day.



Pupil Voice

Class 1 - ”We are taking really good care of the chicks. We check they have food and water and are very gentle with them.”

Class 2 - Matilda “I made my 3D shape”

Class 3 - Frankie “I took my time with my spell book, the pictures are my favourite part.”

Class 4 - Lilah “I’m proud of my letter to Boris Johnson, I worked really hard on it and thought carefully about what I wanted to include”

Reading Raffle Winners

There were many reading raffle tickets given out across the school this week! Raffle tickets are awarded to those children who read 3 or more times during a week. A child from each key stage is then selected at random and, as our reading champion of the week, they get to choose a book to take home.


Our winners from this week are pictured below. What a fantastic achievement.

We know many of you are busy and the children have lots of other things to work on outside of school however, we can't stress enough how important it is to their reading and writing development that they read often.


Well done to those children who received raffle tickets this week. Keep up the fantastic reading, as not only will you be in for a chance of winning the raffle next week but you are helping yourself to become a confident and competent reader!

Meet the fluffy new members of class one!

What an exciting week class one has had this week. On Monday we welcomed eight, very fragile eggs into our classroom. The eggs were kept warm in an incubator all day and all night until, on Wednesday morning, we noticed the first signs of peeping and hatching. We carefully and quietly watched as 8 chicks pecked their way out of their shells. We were a bit shocked to find they were very slimy and gooey when they first hatched and they most definitely didn’t resemble the cute, little, fluffy chicks we had seen at the farm park. Not to fear though, as within a few hours the chicks had dried out and fluffed up and were now big and strong enough to move into their new home. The children had very carefully prepared the chicks' new home for them, making sure to include warm bedding, yummy food and water and a special lamp they can huddle under to keep warm. The children have shown an abundance of care, compassion and responsibility towards the chicks and all the children in the school will get the opportunity to meet the chicks over the next few weeks.


If any parent has a hen brooder we can borrow for around 6 weeks please let Miss Fisher know. Our hired brooder will need to be returned next week and we will be keeping the chicks until they are big enough to live outside at Miss Fisher’s farm so we need something to keep them warm.


Our Rags2Riches collection is on Tuesday 14th June and all donations need to be dropped off in the school playground during morning drop off. Please see the attached poster which outlines what Rags2Riches can and can not accept.


This initiative is not only a fantastic way to support the school by raising vital funds but at present any donations are being sent to Ukraine to support the huge humanitarian project supporting this country during such a difficult time.

Many thanks for your support.


Oliver Production

It is not long now until all the children have a chance to show you all their wonderful acting and singing skills.

Following on from the Parentmail about tickets, below is the organisation for the week.

Monday 20th June – End of Year Performance Dress Rehearsal at JMHS

Children need to be dropped off at JMHS at 9.30 and picked up at 2.45pm

Children need to bring their costumes with them to change in to.

Monday 20th June – End of Year Performance Evening 6pm at JMHS

Children need to be dropped off at JMHS from 5.30pm. Please can they arrive in their costume.

Tuesday 21st June – End of Year Performance Matinee 2pm at JMHS

The children need to come to school in school uniform, but bring their costume with them to change in to before the performance.

After lunch we will transport the children to JMHS by coach.

The children need to be picked up from JMHS from 2.45pm but before 3.00pm.

Tuesday 21st June – End of Year Performance Evening 6pm at JMHS

Children need to be dropped off at JMHS from 5.30pm. Please can they arrive in their costume.

If you have any problems dropping off or picking up, please let us know.




On Wednesday, a team of children from years 5 and 6 took the short walk up to Eastnor Cricket Club to play cricket matches against Colwall and Ashperton School. The team showed our Eastnor values throughout the games and represented the school incredibly well.

During our first match we were bowling first and we were up against a big hitting team. Unfortunately we lost this match but all the children showed some great bowling, fielding and batting skills.


In the second match we were batting first and set a high score of 80 which Ashperton would have to beat in order to win. It all went down to the last over where Ashperton needed just 7 to win. The over included an out, a score of 4 and one final ball. Unfortunately for us the last ball skidded off the surface of their bat and went for a boundary. A difficult lose but again the team showed excellent cricket skills as well as fantastic sportsmanship.


Thank you to all the parents who came to watch and support the team.

Well done the boys, you all played some amazing cricket!

Class 1

What a fantastic end to the first half of the summer term we had celebrating the Queen’s jubilee with a royal tea party. The children knew so much about our royal family and their traditions and it was wonderful to see their enthusiasm and passion in celebrating such a monumental achievement. Just like the previous half term, the final half to the summer term has started with a busy and fun filled week.


We of course, very excitedly welcomed our eggs into the classroom on Monday and we now have 8 tiny chicks, who at present are ready to embark on a weekend adventure at Miss Fisher’s house. The chicks have been a fantastic insight into our topic of animals and their lifecycles and as scientists we will begin to think about the different stages in a lifecycle whilst we try to answer the question “What really came first, the chicken or the egg?”


As explorers we are going to be catching lots of flights this half term as we begin to explore each and every continent. Our journeys will take us from the outback in Australia to the jungle in South America and we are very intrigued to find out all about the different houses, food and animals that can be found in these different places. We will learn to sing a very catchy song in order to help us remember all the continents and I have no doubt you will be hearing the song at home too!


Towards the end of the last half term we began to consolidate our understanding of teen numbers, during this half term we will further work on our knowledge of numbers up to 20 by focusing on doubling facts and number bonds to 10 and 20. This week we have used lady birds and butterflies to help us identify and work out doubling sums and the children have loved exploring their maths learning through painting, practical and chalk-based activities. As an introduction to division, we will also be holding a teddy bears picnic in the coming weeks, making sure we share out all food and cake equally.


Rehearsals are well under way for our whole school summer performance and the children have been working hard to remember their dance moves and songs. Singing with Hannah on a Tuesday is always a firm favourite and the children absolutely shine during these sessions. We have also spent a large proportion of the week singing our Easter "Cheeky Chicky" song in the hope it would give our little chicks some encouragement to come out and meet us - I think it's safe to say it worked.


We continue to work on those trickier tasks such as resilience and determination and it is so fantastic to see the children not only beginning to view difficult tasks as a positive experience but also helping each other through challenges with encouragement and support when things get tough. As always the children’s humour, enthusiasm and kindness shines through and we are thoroughly looking forward to lots of exciting things over the coming weeks including raising our chicks, performing in our summer play and taking part in our very first sports day!

House Point Totals

Castle - 2923

Deer Park - 2964

Land Rover - 2943

Obelisk - 2957


Pupil of the Week Awards


Arthur for impressing Miss Fisher and Miss Patchett with his super phonics and reading this week!

Year 1

Henry for his super knowledge of the Great Fire of London and making a fantastic house model. Well done.

Year 2

Josh for his fantastic effort across the curriculum and continually making progress. Amazing!

Year 3

Ollie for his fantastic work in PE this week! Great work!

Year 4

Bella for learning her times tables. Well Done!

Year 5

Alex for fantastic work on ordering and comparing fractions this week. Brilliant

Year 6

Sophie for a persuasive and thoughtful formal letter about climate change. Well done!


Headteacher Award

Elijah for impressing all your teachers with your mature attitude and always being ready to learn. Keep it up!