The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 8th September 2017

Diary Dates

Mon, 11th Sep

Reception Class Welly Walk (Afternoon Session)

Wed, 13th Sep

Roald Dahl Day

Wed, 13th Sep

Class 3 and 4 PE Lessons (Morning Session)

Wed, 13th Sep

Class 1 and 2 PE Lessons (Afternoon Session)

Thu, 14th Sep

Forest School (Class 2)

Fri, 15th Sep

Russell Lewis Individual and Family Photos

Welcome Back

It has been lovely to see all of the children settling quickly into their new year groups and classes and we have been especially proud to see how the new Reception children have adapted to school life so quickly. As you can see from the photos there has been lots of fun, smiles and laughter across school throughout the week. 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Eastnor Primary School will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning once again this year. Mrs Farnell is organising the event which will take place on the morning of Friday 29th September. Mrs Farnell needs some willing parents to help her set up and run the event. Please let us know if you can help so that we can host another successful coffee morning for the whole Eastnor community in aid of this wonderful cause.
Coffee Morning 1

Christian Value of the Month

Eastnor Primary School actively promotes Christian values. Our Christian values-based approach encourages commitment, effort and high standards in all that we do and enables children to discuss, explore and reflect upon the values we live by, helping them to become thoughtful, caring and responsible citizens.

This year we will continue to explore different Christian values month by month during collective worship and in lessons. Our Voice of Values Council will lead collective worship each week to reflect further upon each value. They will help all of the children in school develop a better understanding of each value's meaning and how it will impact their lives.  The Voice of Values Council will also share their learning about each value with the Eastnor parents and families on our newsletter.

The values for September are Creation and Koinonia.

Key Dates for Autumn Term

Monday 4th September: Teacher Training

Tuesday 5th September: Term Begins  

Wednesday 13h September: Roald Dahl Day (Big read)                 

Friday 15th September: Individual Photos (Russell Lewis)

Monday 18th September: Reception  Information Eve  (5pm) 

Friday 29th September: Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 6th October: Harvest Service (2pm) 

Wednesday 11th October: JMHS Open Evening                                    

Thursday 12th& Friday 13th: Making Christmas Cards (PTA)               

Tuesday 17th October: JMHS Autumn Open Morning                          

Wednesday 18th October: Open Day (9.30-11.30 – 1.30-2.30pm)

Thursday 19th October: Music Concert (BAET)     

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October: HALF TERM WEEK 

PE/Forest School Timetable Reminder

Please see the timetable for PE and Forest School sessions for September.  If your child has PE during the morning session then please send them in PE kit to school.


Class 1:  Welly Walk


Class 3 & 4: PE Morning Session

Class 1 & 2: PE Afternoon Session 


Class 3 & 4: PE Afternoon Session

Class 2: Forest School Afternoon Session

Please note that the class 1 welly walk and Forest School for class 2 will begin on the second week of the new term.

Residential Return Slip Reminder

Just a quick reminder that school has provisionally booked our places for our 5-day Residential to the Isle of Wight for next summer between Monday 9th and Friday 15th July. We will shortly need to make any final amendments to numbers, confirm our booking and pay a deposit.

Please can all parents with Year 5 & 6 children complete the permission slip attached to the letter sent home by Miss Booton at the end of the summer term as soon as possible. Many thanks. 

Heathleigh Hotel 1

Colourful Classrooms!

The teachers have worked hard during the summer holiday to ensure their classrooms, old or new, are truly inspiring learning environments. The children have enjoyed exploring new areas and displays which will help support their learning during the coming year. 

School Elections

Encouraging children to be involved in many different aspects of school life ensures they feel valued and engaged in their learning. Giving our children a voice is very important to us and we will run four 'councils' this academic year where the elected children will be given the chance to represent school, attend meetings and speak on behalf of themselves and their friends about a number of issues.

The following children have been elected to represent each council for the 2017/2018 year:-

School Council:- (Y6)  Thomas, Danda (Y5) Harry, Heidi (Y4) Jonty, Nancy (Y3) Lewis, Cecily (Y2) Jaiden, LuLu, (Y1) Thomas, Lilly (R) George and Evelyn.

Voice of Values Council:- Sam, Milly, Harry and Danda

Eco Council - (Y6) Marcus (Y5) Finlay (Y4) Eleanor (Y3) Oscar (Y2) Jacob (Y1) Joseph (Rec) Ralph and Heidi

Sports Council:- Max, Hannah, Louie, Phoebe, Thomas, Izzy, Joshua and Callum

Panto Auditions!

Ben Mowbray is directing the Pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at Ledbury theatre this year. If any of the children in school would like to be in the pantomime then auditions for children who are 8 years + will be held tomorrow from 10am. Moving forwards, rehearsals will take place on a Thursday evening and a Saturday morning.


Please can you all check to see if Lilah's school cardigan has come home with your child by mistake. Many thanks

Class 1

What a fantastic first week we have had here in Class 1. I am blown away by how amazingly well the new reception children have settled into their new school setting. We had, but just a few tears and wobbles, but as a whole everyone has settled extremely well into our Eastnor family.

We have made a fantastic start on our term's topic of 'All about me' and already children are sharing and learning so much about one another. We have looked at our faces and what makes each one of us special and unique!

You have all done an incredible job and myself and Mrs Layton are so very proud of what you have achieved so far!

A big well done to mums, dads and other family members this week, also. It's never easy sending your little ones for their first week at school. You've been a great support and have done an amazing job in helping your child's transition. Thank you!

Miss Davies and the children cannot wait to share more of our adventures in Class 1 with you throughout the upcoming weeks.

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards


All of reception class for their fantastic positivity and enthusiasm during their first week at school! You've been so brave and smart. Well done all!

Year 1

Charlie for trying really hard in all of his lessons. Well done!

Year 2

Jacob for settling so well into class 2 this week. We are so glad you joined us.

Year 3

Luca for trying so hard with everything this week. Keep it up Luca!

Year 4

Eleanor for amazing writing about a character for our mystery story. Well done Eleanor!

Year 5

Becca for her thoughtful attitude and knowledge in our RE work this week, well done Becca!

Year 6

Will for writing a fantastic description of a Minotaur in English this week, well done Will!

Headteacher Award

Lewis in class 3 (and his dad Chris) for giving up time in their summer holiday to clear out the playground equipment from the school guttering! Thank you very much for your help!