The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 5th October 2018

Diary Dates

Wed, 10th Oct

Harvest Service @ 2.30pm

Thu, 11th Oct

Class 2 PE Lesson (Morning Session) Change from Wednesday due to Harvest Service

Thu, 11th Oct

Forest School (Class 2) Please bring Forest School Kit to change into after PE

Thu, 11th Oct

Year 1/2 FA Football Tournament (parents informed)

Fri, 12th Oct

Air Ambulance Visit

Key Dates for Autumn Term!

Saturday 6th October - PTA Autumn Fair @ St Katherine’s Ledbury

Wednesday 10th October - Harvest Service (2.30pm) NO CLUBS

Friday 12th October - A Special visit from the Air Ambulance Team

Wednesday 17th October - Open Day (9.30-11.30 – 1.30-2.30pm)

Tuesday 23rd October - PTA AGM (6pm)

Thursday 25th October - Autumn Walk (weather permitting)

Friday 26th October - Harry Potter World for Class 4

Friday 26th October - LAST DAY OF TERM

PTA Autumn Fair - Saturday 6th October!

The first PTA event of the year is very nearly upon us – the Autumn Fair. We would be grateful if you could return stubs & money from raffle ticket sales, in an envelope, to the school office at your earliest convenience (no later than Friday 5th October). There are more tickets available for family and friends in the office. Please return any unsold tickets as soon as possible. Prizes include: -

 Malvern Spa Relax Spa Day for two, 3 Counties Show 2019 family ticket

Talbot Inn voucher, Italian Hamper, Champagne

Port & Decanter, Home farm Kitchen Cake voucher.

The Autumn Fair is a wonderful event, helped largely by your kind donations, and the money raised will be welcomed by the school for various purchases throughout the year. Could you please bring into school at anytime over the next couple of weeks (the earlier the better please) : -

Second-hand children’s clothes, shoes & uniform 

Children’s books and toys 

Chocolate & bottle Tombola prizes – this can literally be anything from shampoo to wine to a KitKat!

Any budding jam/chutney makers - please let us know as soon as possible if you can help us with items for the Homemade Produce stall – this has been very popular in the past.

Any event always needs a good tea, coffee & cake stall so nearer the time, we’ll be sending home a request for cakes to be brought in either on Friday 5th October, or to the event. You all did Eastnor proud at the Macmillan coffee morning and we would be grateful if you could donate again.

Finally, just to remind you, we do have a Bags2School collection the week after the fair. A bag will be sent home soon for any items that won’t be sold at the fair, e.g. adult clothes, linen etc. This can be brought in week commencing 7th October.

Thank you for your continued support.

Malvern Autumn Show!

I was thrilled to hear that many of our families attended the Malvern Autumn Show this weekend. The displays in the 'Discover Harvest' tent were fabulous and your entries really stole the show.

Mrs Tart and I both visited the show on Saturday. Mrs Tart also returned on Sunday to collect the rosettes, cash prizes and all of the Eastnor entries once the show had finished.

For those of you who were busy with other commitments, I am pleased to announce that the following children's entries were awarded prizes.

Animals made of fruit and vegetables

1st - William from Reception

2nd - Thomas L from year 1

3rd - Anna from year 1

Decorate a welly

1st - Isabella from year 3

2nd - Penny from year 3

3rd - Anna from year 3


1st - Lily B (year 5)

2nd - Grace (year 6)

Well done to everyone and thank you for supporting this project so wholeheartedly - what a creative bunch you are!

Civic Service

Our choir have been getting into the swing of singing this term by learning a selection of Native American Chants and some songs for Harvest with Mrs Cheetham.

On Sunday, a small group of children represented school brilliantly at the annual Civic Service at St Michael's Church in Ledbury. It was very special for us this year as the Chairman of Ledbury Town Council is non other than Councillor Nina Shields who is a member of Eastnor's governing body.

She really enjoyed the service a great deal and the children did her, and me, very proud.

Thank you all for giving up your Sunday!

civic service 2018

Year 5 and 6 Open Classroom Event

On Thursday, Class 4 threw open their door(s) and invited parents and family members to join them with their learning.  A fantastic time was had by all - assisted by the addition of tea, coffee and cake (thanks go to Mrs Hadley for providing extra cakes).  Our learning focussed on our class text Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and the grown-ups ably assisted the children with scanning and inferring from the book to help them to build up a picture of what we know about Voldemort by the end of Chapter 5.  We appreciate it was not easy for everyone to attend, but a huge 'thank you' to those who could.       Miss Clark

Secondary School Application Reminder!

All parents who have children in year 6 will have been considering which Secondary School they would like to move to in September 2019.

Please note the following details about applications:-Please note the following details about applications:-

  • Closing date for applications 31 October 2018
  • Offer Day 1 March 2019

If you need help with making an application or have any questions about the phase transfer admissions please contact:

  • Telephone: Dawn Skyrme 01432 260925
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Address: School Admissions, Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane Offices, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE 

Harvest Service!

Our Harvest Service will be held in church on Wednesday 10th October at 2.30. All the children in school will be taking part and it would be great to see lots of you there. There will be a collection at the end of the service for the School in Africa we are supporting, to provide the children with vital equipment to help them learn.

Hope to see lots of you there. Mrs Tart



The earth is fruitful may we be generous.

The earth is fragile may we be gentle.

The earth is fractured may we be just.

Creating God, harvest in us joy and generosity as we together share in thanks and giving.

Air Ambulance Visit

 Next Friday we have a very special visit from the air ambulance and from Monday we will be selling all sorts of objects in the office  to raise money for the air ambulance. All items will be priced at £2.00 and are first come, first serve.

Many Thanks


Class 1

We’ve had plenty of fun and adventure down in Class 1 over the last few weeks. The children have made the classroom their own and have impressed so many teachers and visitors to the School with their fantastic independence and enthusiasm for their first year at School.

News must have travelled fast about how fantastic the new Reception Class are at Eastnor as we were soon scouted out by the one and only Batman, who required some very special children to train up as his very own Superhero companions. The children were thrilled to have been selected and have since been working secretly on their Superhero training.

In our reading and writing we have looked closely at some inspiring Superheroes including Zippo the Super Hippo and Traction Man. The children thoroughly enjoyed listening and talking about the stories and characters showing off their fabulous comprehension; well done everyone! The fun with reading and writing doesn’t stop there as we were all inspired to think of our own Super Powers – very important information for Batman of course!

In Mathematics I have been super impressed with the incredible efforts the children have been putting in with their shape and number work. We practised some vital superhero detective skills and we went searching for shapes all around not only the classroom, but around the local area. We soon discovered there were plenty of shapes hidden in the most obvious places, including some pentagons, hexagons and even octagons! Wow!

The children have thoroughly enjoyed their Forest School Sessions each week with Mrs Tart, exploring their local environment and using natural resources to creatively explore their ideas. It is wonderful to see the children all come bouncing back to School on a Thursday afternoon with wonderful creations and full of stories to share! Thank you Mrs Tart!

In other areas of learning we have been thinking about our Superhero training closely, using all of our five senses to help us sniff out the villains and search for missing and hidden clues. In Art and Design we had no choice but to use our creativity and imagination when we received a letter from the one and only Joker, the cheekiest villain around! The children were determined to capture him and used a wide range of materials, kindly donated by Cecily’s grandmother (a huge Thank you to you), creating some of the most inventive and original traps I have ever seen – I’m sure Batman was impressed.

 The children have flourished in all of their missions and their positivity and excitement has made the last few weeks tremendously fun! Well done everyone!  You are all incredible Superheroes and we’re all excited to begin our next mission.

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards


Tyler for his superb listening and determination to give his best efforts this week. Well done Tyler!

Year 1

Joseph for being super speedy completing his homework this week! Fantastic Joseph.

Year 2

Lilly for wowing us with your maths work. Fantastic Lilly. Well done!

Year 3

Anya for trying so hard with everything and for her wonderful attitude to learning. Well done Anya!

Year 4

Freya for fantastic maths work in multiplication. Well done Freya!

Year 5

Eleanor for her fantastic singing in music lessons and for her wonderful use of language in Literacy. Well done Eleanor!

Year 6

Becca for always working so hard in every area and for playing her musical instrument so beautifully in school and at home.

Headteacher Award

Amelia from year 2 for making a fantastic start to her time in year 2. Millie has been working very hard, has been a super friend and a great role model to the younger children. Well done Millie.