The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 19th October 2018

Diary Dates

Tue, 23rd Oct

PTA AGM 6pm @ school

Wed, 24th Oct

Class 2 PE Lesson (Morning Session)

Wed, 24th Oct

Class 3 and 4 PE Lessons (Afternoon Session)

Thu, 25th Oct

Autumn Walk (Morning)

Thu, 25th Oct

Class 1 and 2 Forest School (Afternoon Session)

Thu, 25th Oct

Class 3 and 4 PE Lessons (Afternoon Session)

Fri, 26th Oct

Class 4 trip to Harry Potter World

Key Term Dates

Tuesday 23rd October - PTA AGM (6pm)

Friday 26th October - Harry Potter World for Class 4

Friday 26th October - LAST DAY OF TERM

Monday 5th November - BACK TO SCHOOL

Thursday 8th November - PTA Neon Night (NO CLUBS)

Monday 12th-Friday 16th November - Anti Bullying Week/ Internet safety

Friday 16th November - Children in Need Day

Friday 16th November- End of Autumn Term Progress Reports Sent Home

Monday 19th-Friday 23rd - Road Safety Week

Tuesday 20th November - Late Parents Evening (5.00pm-7.30pm) (NO CLUBS)

Wednesday 21st November- Early Parents Evening (4.00pm -6pm) (NO CLUBS)

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November - Bikeability Training for Year 6 Children

Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th December - PTA Secret Room

Wednesday 12th December - KS1 Nativity (9.30am) Christingle service (6pm) (NO CLUBS)

Thursday 13th December - PTA Christmas Fair (3.30pm) (NO CLUBS)

Friday 14th December - Whole School Trip to Snow White @ Malvern Theatre

NO CLUBS Monday 17th – Thursday 20th December

Tuesday 18th December - Christmas Art Day

Ledbury Small School Staff Training!

Please note that school will be closing at 12 o' clock on Friday 8th February due to an opportunity for all staff to attend bespoke training with colleagues from four local schools in the Ledbury Cluster.

All children will need to be collected at 12 o'clock so lunch will not be served on this day.

There will be no childcare available at school during the afternoon as all staff will be attending the training but Bubbles are happy to do an early pick up on this occasion.

Get your tickets for Neon Night!

Enjoy a family night of glowing good fun at Neon Night!

When - Thursday 08 November, 4.30pm – 6:30pm

A full family event! Tickets include Soup, a Hotdog, a Drink and TWO Glow Sticks, all for :£3.00/pp, Family:£10 (<2yo free)

More glowing treasures will be for sale on the night! So keep the date free! All proceeds will go to help the school!

So come join us for some neon light delights at Neon Night!

Whole School Autumn Walk

Please note that the Autumn Walk will take place on the morning of Thursday 25th October, in the Eastnor Deer Park, and all of the children will attempt to reach the Obelisk so that they can enjoy the wonderful views of our beautiful village.

On this day, children will need to come to school in warm home clothes that will be suitable for a long walk and bring a small rucksack to carry their water bottle and an extra snack for when we reach the summit! They should also ensure they wear sturdy trainers or bring walking boots/ wellies to change into for the walk.

Open Day

On Wednesday, Eastnor school opened its doors for its annual Open Day. I was very busy showing parents around school, many of whom commented on the children's outstanding behaviour, their excellent focus and concentration in lessons and the welcoming school ethos and wonderful learning environment.

There is still plenty of time but for those Eastnor parents who will be applying for a place for September 2019, you will need to complete your applications via the online process.

Please see the link below for more information.

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/primaryschooladmissions

Governor Update - Healthy School Status!

On Thursday, the first full governing body meeting took place and there was a review of current committee and responsibilities.

The government are now placing an even greater emphasis on the role a school plays in supporting children to grow healthily, safely and responsibly. With this in mind, the governors have appointed a 'Healthy Schools' committee which will be working with Mrs Driscoll to achieve Healthy Schools status.

As a starting point for this initiative, please can you encourage children to bring a piece of fruit or vegetables for their mid-morning snack. An updated policy will be sent out to all parents next week, and we will require your full support moving forwards.

Yoga Club

What a lovely way to end a busy Tuesday with a relaxing yoga club. The children have enjoyed finding different ways to relax and unwind as well as showing off their fantastic agility and flexibility when holding tricky moves like the tree pose or the triangle pose. We have also been fortunate enough to have had Fiona join us and share her expertise. She has been great with the children brining in her own resources, ranging from bells to muscle books. Fi has also helped lead some lovely peer massage which the children have thoroughly enjoyed.

Well done Yoga club! And remember Namaste!

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History Education Morning - Class 4

On Thursday, Class 4 attended an event at the Master's House in Ledbury, as part of our forthcoming mini history project to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1. As part of the morning, the children watched an excellent play entitled 'Between the lines' , performed by the Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society - which included our Chair of Governors Craig Watson, Eleanor's mum and some former Eastnor pupils! Focusing on the real people who lived in The Master's House during 1916, the play explored what happened to those who were left behind when war broke out, as well as the desire for one teenager to join the fight.

The children had a truly thought-provoking morning and enjoyed a variety of activities, such as meeting Kevin Hicks (founder of History Squad) who delivered an interactive talk which included the opportunity to hold a WW1 rifle. The whole morning has certainly made the children begin to consider the differing viewpoints and experiences of people in our country who lived through the First World War. Mrs Jones and Mrs Scull both commented on how well behaved the children were during the morning and we thank them and all of the people involved, for organising and delivering this superb session. Miss Clark

Harry Potter Trip Reminder

A quick reminder to all parents in Class 4 - if you haven't already signed the permission slip and sent in the payment for our trip next week, then please do so as soon as possible. Mrs Bullock has spare letters/permission slips in the office if you need a new one. Thank you. Miss Clark

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Summer 2019 Class 4 Residential

Just to inform all parents of children in Class 4, that payments for this trip will now take place through Parentpay. This has now gone live and you can begin your payments from today. Please log in using the details you have already been given and you will find that the number of installments are fully explained on the website. For any questions or further details, please pop in to the school office. Thank you.

Class 3

It is so good to see some lovely autumn sunshine brightening up Class 3 recently; it certainly helps to lift all our spirits. The children have been working hard as usual and trying their very best. In maths the children have been solving some complicated problems using multiplication and division. As part of our work we have been working on our fluency which we have then applied to help us with our problem solving and reasoning. In English we are working our way through Swallows and Amazons, which the children and I are really enjoying, looking in-depth at the use of settings and characters. We have learnt how to use direct and indirect speech whilst using the correct punctuation. We have also looked at how to use descriptive language and including a simile or a metaphor to add more detail to our super paragraphs. Our science topic of sound is certainly inspiring the children to carry out some great experiments using a fair test. We have tested how sounds change pitch by changing the size of the vibrations and looked at patterns between different types of instruments. We have also learnt how to make our own whistle and Pan pipes whilst looking at how to change the pitch. In RE we have been looking at Christian values and how it is important to be thankful especially at this time of the year. We are very lucky to have Lauren Young (Annabelles mum) coming in to school to help us learn about French which is helping the children to grow in confidence with the language. The children all performed, sang and read so beautifully in the Harvest service; I was so proud of them all.

Keep working hard class 3!

Mrs Tart

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards

Reception

Pippa for her super listening this week and working hard on our harvest and farm topic work this week! Well done Pippa!

Year 1

Ralph for being an excellent artist this week! You created a lovely picture of Queen Elizabeth I in Topic. Well done!

Year 2

Naomi for her wonderful enthusiasm and hard-working attitude - what a pleasure you are to teach Naomi! Good girl.

Year 3

Rosie for fantastic reasoning in her maths lesson. Well done Rosie!

Year 4

Oscar for working so hard with everything he does. Well done Oscar!

Year 5

Cameron for rising to challenges set for him in mathematics recently and for being a fantastic friend in school. I am extremely impressed with your attitude Cameron. Well done!

Year 6

Heidi for always having such a friendly, sunny and positive attitude in the classroom and for her fantastic multiplication work recently - you have nailed your times tables Heidi! Well done!

Headteacher Award

Charlie in year 3 for impressing me with his hard working attitude in class 3 and for making super progress with his maths already this year! Well done Charlie.