The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 21st December 2018

Diary Dates

Mon, 7th Jan - Tue, 8th Jan

Teacher Training Days

Wed, 9th Jan

Children Back to School

Wed, 9th Jan - Fri, 11th Jan

NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Wed, 9th Jan

Class 3 ICT Project with Mark Sanderson

Wed, 9th Jan

Class 2 PE Lessons with Mrs Dawe (morning sessions)

Wed, 9th Jan

Class 1 and Class 4 PE Lessons with Mrs Dawe (afternoon sessions)

Thu, 10th Jan

Class 3 and Class 4 PE Lessons (afternoon session)

Thu, 10th Jan

Class 1 and 2 Forest School (afternoon session)

Diary Dates for Spring Term (1)

Monday 14th January - Reception & Class 3 Swimming Begins

*Friday 18th January - Academy Celebration Assembly/ Tea & Cakes from 3pm.

Friday 25th January - Young Voices Concert Birmingham

Thursday 31st January - Open Classroom Event for Year 4 (9.30-11.30am)

Thursday 31st January - Open Classroom Event for Year 3 (1.30 – 3.30pm)

*Friday 1st February - Life Education Bus at Ledbury Primary School

Thursday 7th February - Open Classroom Event for Reception class (9.30-11.30am)

Friday 15th February - LAST DAY OF HALF TERM

PE and Swimming Timetable

Please note that there will be some changes to the timetable after Christmas due to different curriculum commitments including swimming lessons. Please see the list below for details:-

Monday Afternoon - Swimming Lessons for Class 1 and Class 3

Wednesday Morning - PE Lessons for Class 2

Wednesday Afternoon - PE Lessons for Class 1 & Class 4

Thursday Afternoon - Forest School for Class 1 and 2

Thursday Afternoon - PE Lessons for Class 3 and 4

Bringing Joy to Birchams Grange

On Monday, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were lucky enough to visit some of the people at Birchams Grange. The children told the story of the Nativity and sang their Nativity songs. The people at Birchams Grange loved hearing the Year 2's retell the story and really enjoyed hearing everyone sing! This was a lovely experience for both Eastnor children and the people at Birchams Grange!

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Christmas Art Day Fun!

On Tuesday, children worked with their siblings and the children in their houses during our annual Christmas Art Day. It was such a treat to see all of the children helping each other to make beautiful crafts in a rotation of festive activities.

In Class 1, Miss Davies made Christmas cards with each and every child. In Class 2, Miss Patchett, Miss Evans and the children made their own Christmas tree decorations. In Class 3 the children got another chance to work with our Eatsnor Bake Off Champion, Bec Swan, to make and decorate Christmas biscuits. Finally, in class 4, Miss Clark helped the children to design and decorate their own gift bags.

It is always lovely to see the older children in school helping and supporting the younger ones to complete their crafts. A medley of Christmas songs greeted everyone in each classroom to sing along to!

Christmas Lunch Fun!

What a lovely time we all had on Wednesday sharing our Christmas lunch. The food was delicious; many thanks to Paul and Chris Adams from Elite catering who work hard all year round to ensure the children and Eastnor staff get to enjoy such high quality meals - the Christmas dinner was certainly no exception!

The children and adults all enjoyed a leisurely lunch, sitting together chatting and listening to Christmas music. We had great fun sharing our cracker jokes too - the old ones are still the best!

Save the Children Christmas Jumpers!

It was lovely to see everyone wearing their Christmas jumpers in aid of the wonderful charity 'Save the Children' on Wednesday. School collected approximately £70 which is a great achievement. Thank you to those of you who supported this event.

Christmas Party Day!

On Thursday, all of the children enjoyed their festive Christmas parties. Class 1 joined children in Years 1 and 2 for their afternoon of fun and Class 3 coupled up with Class 4. The children were all in the party mood, coming to school dressed in their fabulous party clothes ready to play games and boogie the afternoon away. The teachers would especially like to thank Mrs Scull for sorting the 'pass the parcels' out again for us this year and to the children for their super behaviour all day. Hopefully the photos below will give you a flavour of the fun we all got up to!

The PTA worked very hard in the lead up to the party, helping our very special visitor -Santa - select presents the children would love! Many thanks to all the work the Friends of Eastnor have done this term!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Every member of the Eastnor team are very grateful for the generosity of parents who have treated them to Christmas cards and presents this week. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year full of hope and joy. Nikki Driscoll.

On behalf of the Governing Body, I would like to wish all our families a very Happy Christmas and thank you all for your continued support and encouragement through another busy term in the life of the school. I hope you all have an enjoyable break and that the children come back refreshed and ready for the Spring Term. Chair of Governors- Mr Craig Watson.

And finally ...

This very day in David's town your saviour was born Christ the Lord.

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth.

Luke 2 verse

Class 2

What a busy time we have been having in Class 2!

In English, we have been looking at letters and recounts. We created a fantastic recount of our Victorian trip and used it to tell our friends what we did. We also have been looking at how to write letters. We have had a special visitor come and join our class. The little cheeky elf hides everyday for us to find him and on his very first day in the classroom he helped us write a very special letter to Father Christmas.

In Maths, both the Year 1 and 2 children have been looking at money. They have been using coins to create amounts and have been working out how much change they will need.

In the afternoons we have been having lots of fun exploring the final parts of our Queens and Castles topic! In Art and D.T we have been building our own Castles. We had to think very carefully as to what features we wanted our Castles to have and how we were going to build them. We had to create a plan that would help us to idenitfy what features we needed to build. We then had to use this plan to help us build and decorate the Castles. We had lots of fun building them and really enjoyed getting creative!

In Science, we have recently been looking in more detail at materials that are solids, liquids and gases. We then used our understanding of this to explore how materials change states and reversible and irreversible changes.

In History, we have really been enjoying learning all about the Victorian times and what it was like to be a Victorian child. We explored rich and poor families and looked at why some children needed to go and work instead of going to school! The children thought about what type of job they would be good at if they were Victorians! We also looked at the types of houses that Victorian families would have lived in and what toys Victorian children would have had. We really enjoyed looking at the different types of toys and how they are so different to the toys that we have today. Last week, we were exploring what a Victorian School was like and looked at the similarities and differences to our School. To end our Victorian topic, we looked at what a Victorian Christmas would have been like. All of the children said that they prefer the traditions that we have today!

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards

Reception

To all the children in Reception for showing superb resilience and stamina over the last fun filled and busy few weeks of school. What a brilliant class of children you are! Well done everyone!

Year 1

Heidi for always trying so hard in everything that she does. Well done Heidi!

Year 2

Charlie for his super effort in all that he does. Well done Charlie!

Year 3

Lu-lu for being a true Eastnor pupil, always showing good Christian Values and trying her very best with everything. Thank you Lu-lu!

Year 4

Eva for showing great determination in all of her work but especially maths. Well done Eva!

Year 5

Cameron for bringing more flair and style into his writing recently and for being such a good friend to all children. Well done Cameron! You are a super star!

Year 6

Grace Hadley for her fantastic spelling and understanding of grammar in English lessons and for always working to the best of her ability in every lesson. What a super role model you are Grace!

Headteacher Award

Jaiden in class 3 for his amazing contribution to all things sporty, and for representing school very well at the week’s athletics event at John Masefield High School. Well done Jaiden!