Friday 27th May 2022
The Eastnor Express
"To Inspire and Achieve"
Summer Term Diary Dates (Covid restrictions permitting)
Wednesday 8th June – Team Photos
Thursday 9th June – Phonic Screening
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
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 25th 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
Class 1 - Hugo and Arthur "We built this tunnel and we had to make it strong so it didn't collapse".
Class 2 - Layla - Mae. "I am really proud of my postcard that I wrote."
Class 3 - Harry W-H " I am so proud because I've never actually hit a rounders ball so far before."
Class 4 - Alex " I think I did a good job at my Greek drawing of an Olympic
Ted " I am pleased with my drawing because I like the Greek artwork
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!
Hereford Libraries Jubilee Writing Competition
Herefordshire Libraries Half term competition
How would you spend a day with the Queen if she came to visit? What exciting places in Herefordshire would you take her to see? Tell us in no more than 400 words and the winning entries will receive a prize.
Make sure to include your name, age and contact details
Hand your entry in at any Herefordshire Library or email email@example.com by Saturday 11 June
Ledbury in Bloom Photography Competition
An exciting opportunity to enter a photography competition!
There are two age categories 12 and under and 13-18. The competition runs from April 8 until 10 June to cover the Easter and half term holidays.
The title Nature in Ledbury – bugs beasties and blooms, reflects the importance of pollinators and plants. We wanted to engage with children to get them to look at, think about and photograph insects and the diversity of plant life as we go through spring into early summer.
We are asking children to use a mobile phone or camera to take pictures of nature in and around Ledbury and send them to us.
Full details of the competition can be found on the Ledbury in Bloom website.
The competition is being judged by Spencer Lane, local photographer, local businessman and main sponsor Shane Howells and the Mayor of Ledbury.
There is an overall best photograph prize of £150.00 and then prizes of £50 and £25 in each age group. All prizes are Amazon vouchers, there is no cash alternative.
There will be an exhibition of all the entries at the BBI building in Ledbury on Saturday 16 July when the prizes will be presented.
Rags 2 Riches
The PTA’s next Rags2Riches clothing collection is fast approaching and we thought it important to mention that any donations received for this collection will not only help to raise money for our school but also be sent to help the humanitarian support for families in Ukraine.
The date of collection is Tuesday 14th June
PTA Summer Newsletter
It is not long now until the children take part in our performance of Oliver at John Masefield High School. The children are all rehearsing beautifully, ably led by Katie Balson, Ben Mowbray and Hannah West. The singing is sounding amazing and you can regularly hear the words of Food Glorious Food and lots more coming up the corridor.
Please make sure you order packed lunches on Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd, There isn't a performance in the day. On Wednesday, but we have requested that children have packed lunches so we can have a more relaxed day as the children will all be a little tired after the first two days. Hopefully, if the weather is kind to us, we can have a picnic lunch.
After a rigorous and challenging recruitment process we are excited to announce that Miss Emily Morris and Miss Lisa Ogilvie-Smals will be joining the teaching team at Eastnor Primary School from September 2022. Congratulations to both ladies who performed exceptionally well in all stages of the interview process against a very strong field of candidates. Full details about class organisation will be sent to parents after the half term holiday.
It has been a joyful day in school today as the children and staff have joined together for early Jubilee celebrations.
Each class has had great fun learning about the Jubilee and celebrating the amazing life of Queen Elizabeth by creating art work, making crowns and crafting.
In the afternoon, the playground was transformed into a Jubilee street party and the children all enjoyed some lovely treats and had a wonderful time together. This will certainly be a lovely memory for staff and children alike and it was clear that the children all understood the historical significance of this celebration.
We would like to thank you all so much for kindly sending in so many lovely treats for the children to share and enjoy!
John Masefield Transition Talk
On Monday, we were so lucky to be able to welcome Mr Wyatt, along with some of our wonderful ex-Eastnor pupils, into Class 4 to speak to the children about the transition to secondary school.
This is always a really useful experience for the children and gives them the opportunity to ask questions and voice any worries that they might have about leaving primary school and heading to secondary school.
It is always lovely to catch up with members of the Eastnor family and see how they are getting on and we are most grateful to them and to Mr Wyatt for spending some time with us this week.
A letter has gone out today about Year 5 Information Evening on Thursday 16th June and Year 5 Taster Day on Friday 24th June.
Please return slips to Miss Watson by after half term on Monday 6th June.
What a super end to the half term we have had in Class 4! The children have all worked so hard over the last few weeks and I would like to thank each and every one of them for how they have coped with the challenges that they have faced.
All of the Year 6 children took the daunting task of SATs in their stride and the Year 5 children coped so well with the changes to the timetable that the week brought with it.
We have been busy getting to grips with all of our new topics and the children continue to impress all of the staff that work with them by showing determination and curiosity in their approach to new learning.
In Science and Computing, our exploration of outer space has continued. This week, the children have researched Nicolaus Copernicus, a Polish astronomer, whose heliocentric model of the universe placed the Sun, rather than Earth at its centre. In Computing, our learning about the Mars Rover has led us to binary code which can be very tricky to master. However, the children in Class 4 have exceeded even the highest of Miss Watson’s expectations and are not only able to read and write binary numbers, but can solve addition problems! There were certainly some real wow moments in our lesson this week!
In English, we have taken inspiration from our History learning and have been writing Greek myths this week. The children enjoyed exploring the myth of Procrustes’ magic bed (a pretty gruesome story!) and noting down all of the features that are common to myths. After this, they created their own mythical creatures around which they have continued to develop their myths. From dragons that lurk around the corners of Athenian streets to descendants of sirens that lure sailors to their deaths, the pupils have worked skilfully to craft stories that would not be out of place in a Greek epic!
In History this week, the children have enjoyed reflecting on the legacy that the Ancient Greeks left behind them. Having explored the literature, architecture, politics, sport, language, religion, mythology and science & technology of the Ancient Greeks, the children were given the choice of which they would like to represent in a piece of artwork. They produced some truly wonderful work.
In Maths this week, we have focused on how to use a variety of skills to solve multi-step problems. On Thursday, this problem solving work culminated in the children having to escape from an "escape room" by cracking a series of puzzles and codes.
In PSHE, we have been focusing on first aid and how to complete a primary survey over the last few weeks. Firstly, we learnt how to respond if someone is choking and how to look for the signs and symptoms of choking. Following on from this, we learnt about what we should do if we are involved in an emergency, how to make an emergency call and how to check someone's vital signs.
The children have worked incredibly hard this half term in all of their subjects and the progress that they continue to make is fantastic. Miss Watson and the rest of the Class 4 team are so excited for all that the rest of the academic year has to offer!
House Point Totals
Castle - 2830
Deer Park - 2892
Land Rover - 2863
Obelisk - 2872
Pupil of the Week Awards
Carlton for his fantastic writing in his Phonic lessons this week.
Malachi for settling in to Eastnor life so quickly and being such a hard working and enthusiatic boy. We are so glad to welcome you to our Eastnor family.
Fleur for your consistent hard work in all areas of the curriculum and for being a kind, friendly and helpful girl. Well done.
Jacob for his brilliant work in science this week looking at forces. Well done!
Frankie for always having a fantastic attitude towards her learning.
Aria for such fantastic effort in her Greek myth writing this week! Fantastic!
Elijah for such a fantastic first week here at Eastnor; you have made a super first impression and we are delighted that you have joined us.
Willow-Grace for amazing work on adding binary numbers in Computing and then helping others to master the method! Well done!