The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 7th September 2018

Diary Dates

Mon, 10th Sep

PE/Physical Development for Class 1 (PE Kits needed!)

Wed, 12th Sep

Class 2 PE Lesson (Morning Session)

Wed, 12th Sep

Class 3 and 4 PE Lessons (Afternoon Session)

Thu, 13th Sep

Roald Dahl Day

Thu, 13th Sep

Class 3 and 4 PE (Afternoon Session)

Fri, 14th Sep

Individual and Sibling Photos with Russ Lewis (Morning Session)

Fri, 14th Sep

Welcome Back Community Coffee Morning at Eastnor Cricket Club (1.00-3.00pm)

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.

Inspiring 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.

Key Dates for Autumn Term

Thursday 13h September - Roald Dahl Day

Friday 14th September- Individual Photos (Russell Lewis)

Friday 14th September - Welcome Back Coffee Afternoon for Macmillan

Monday 17th September - Reception Parents Information Eve  (5pm)

Monday 24th September - Sports for Champions Athlete Visit!

Saturday 29th September - Malvern Garden Show

Sunday 30th September - Civic Service (3.30pm)

Wednesday 3rd October – Flu Vaccinations

Thursday 4th October - Open Classroom Event for Year 6 (9.30-11.30am)

Thursday 4th October - Open Classroom Event for Year 5 (1.30 – 3.30pm)

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)

Friday 26th October - Harry Potter World for Class 4

Friday 26th October - LAST DAY OF TERM

PE and Forest School Timetable

Please see the timetable for PE and Forest School sessions for September.  

Wednesday:-

Class 2 - PE (Morning Sessions with Mrs Dawe)

Class 3 & 4: PE (Afternoon Sessions with Mrs Dawe)

Thursday:-

Class 1: Outdoor Adventure Afternoon (Miss Evans/Mrs Layton)

Class 2: Forest School Afternoon (Mrs Tart/Mrs Willis)

Class 3 & 4: PE (Afternoon Sessions with Mrs Dawe)

Please note that children can wear PE kit to school on days they will be taking part in lessons during the morning session. All children in Class 1 and Class 2 should wear home clothes suitable for outdoor adventures on a Thursday.

School Photographer - Friday 14th September!

On the morning of Friday 14th September, we will be pleased to welcome  Russell Lewis, our school photographer, to Eastnor. For those of you who are new to the school, Russell is a hugely popular and sought after photographer based in Herefordshire. We are one of the few schools he has agreed to work with and we feel privileged that this is the case. Please visit his website to find out more about his work. http://www.russelllewisphotography.co.uk/

Russell will be taking individual and sibling photographs from 9am on 14th September. If your child(ren) has a younger sibling(s), not yet at school, please arrive from 8.30am and these photographs will be taken first.

Community Coffee and Cake to raise money for Macmillan!

Eastnor Primary School will be hosting a special event - with other members of the Eastnor community such as Bubbles and Birchams Grange - from 1pm on Friday 14th September at Eastnor Cricket Club.

Our community cafe will open - selling cakes and refreshments - in a bid to raise money for Macmillan which I am sure you will all agree is a wonderful charity.

We have moved the date so it is slightly earlier in the term this year - meaning that we can use the fundraising venture as a welcome back to school event too, where families can meet, chat and get to know new faces.  

All children from across school will to go to the cricket club during the course of the afternoon. This will ideally be with  parents, grandparents or family friends (we will request you pick children up from school if this is the case) or with their teacher and classmates.

Mrs Farnell is taking a lead in organising the event with representatives from Bubbles Nursery and Birchams Grange - my thanks go to her! However, many hands make light work and she also needs some willing parents to help her set up from 10am and run the event throughout the afternoon, alongside the class 4 children and staff from Bubbles Nursery and Birchams Grange. She will also need you to generously donate cakes and sweet treats for our customers to enjoy which I know you are always happy to do!

Please let us know if you can help on Friday 14th, and if you can in what capacity. I am sure that we can host another successful fundraising event in aid of this wonderful cause!

Coffee Morning 1

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 2018/2019 year:-

School Council - Isabel and Finlay (Y6) Eleanor and Lily (Y5) Eva and Oscar (Year 4) Anna and Charlie (Y3) Milly and Alexander  (Y2) Lorna and Ralph (Y1)  William and Pippa (R).

Eco Council - Libby, Cameron, Grace and Lilly (Y5)

Sports Council -  Ellis, Becca, Keanu (Y6) Kai, Nancy (Y5)

Voice of Values Council -Harry, Morgan, Grace and Heidi (Y6) Please read more below

Voice of Values

The Voice of Values Council has a very important job in our Church of England school. Their responsibilites include:-

1) Being ambassadors and actively promoting our Christian Values

2) Planning, leading and evaluating Collective Worship

3) Organising and running fundraising events for our chosen charities  

5) Working with the wider school community to promote 'Home School Values'

This year, the Voice of Values Council -which includes Harry, Morgan, Grace and Heidi - will choose a value for each month, making links to the Christian calendar, school events and celebrations, their own learning and to experiences they will have both inside and outside school.

voice of values

Sporting Opportunities!

West Bromwich Albion run a Boys Player Development Centre at Malvern College on a Monday evening 6:00-8:00.

If you think your child would benefit from the experience of playing at the centre, please see the links below.

7-9 Year Olds

https://events.albionfoundation.co.uk/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=246229

10-12 Year Olds

https://events.albionfoundation.co.uk/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=246240

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 only a few tears and wobbles, but as a whole everyone has settled extremely well into our Eastnor family. I was speechless when the new Reception children showed me from the first day they could handle the big playground with all the older children as well as walking so beautifully down into our classroom every morning independently! Wow!

      We have made a fantastic start on our term's topic of 'Superheroes' 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 before thinking about the designs of our very own Superhero masks.

      You have all done an incredible job and myself and all the teachers are all 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. I'm sure all the children will rest well this weekend, ready for another exciting week of adventures!

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards

Reception

All the children in Reception for their fantastic enthusiasm and positivity throughout their first week at school. Well done everyone!

Year 1

Jessica for always doing the right thing and being such a fantastic role model to other children in Class 2. Well done Jessica!

Year 2

Alfie for making a great start to his time in year 2, showing a great attitude to his work and listening carefully too! Well done!

Year 3

Anna for working so hard with everything this week. Keep it up Anna ! Well done!

Year 4

Piper for coming to school every day with a fantastic attitude to her learning. Well done Piper!

Year 5

Kai for working hard and for showing a kind and positive attitude around school. Well done!

Year 6

Ellis for trying hard with his maths and for having a positive attitude on his return to school. Well done!

Headteacher Award

Lilah in class 2 for the love and kindness she shows everyone, everyday. It really is a pleasure to see you smiling around school and taking care of your friends. Well done Lilah!