The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 20th September 2019

Diary Dates

Mon, 23rd Sep

Class 1 Welly Walk - afternoon session

Mon, 23rd Sep

Class 3 PE Lesson with Mrs Dawe (Afternoon Session)

Wed, 25th Sep

Class 3 and 4 PE lessons with Mrs Dawe and Mr Bees

Thu, 26th Sep

Forest School (Class 2)

Thu, 26th Sep

Class 4 PE lessons with Mrs Dawe

Fri, 27th Sep

Class 2 PE Lessons with Mrs Layton

Diary Dates for Autumn Term 2019

Tuesday 1st October - Open Classroom Event for Year 5 (9.30-11.00am)

Tuesday 1st October - Open Classroom Event for Year 6 (1.30-3.00pm)

Wednesday 9th October – Individual/Sibling Photos with Russell Lewis

Friday 11th October – School Closing at 1pm for Cluster School training

Wednesday 23rd October - Open Day (9.30-11.30 – 1.30-2.30pm)

Friday 18th October - - Harvest Service (2.30pm)

Tuesday 22nd October - PTA AGM (6pm)

Friday 25th October - LAST DAY OF HALF TERM

Monday 4th November – Multi Academy Trust Training Day for Teachers

Tuesday 5th November – CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL

Thursday 7th November – NEON NIGHT (4.30pm)

Friday 8th November - Remembrance & Music Assembly for Parents (2.30pm)

Monday 11th November – No Clubs due to Cluster Moderation Session

Monday 11th-Friday 15th November - Anti Bullying Week/ Internet safety

Friday 15th November - Children in Need Day

Friday 15th November- End of Autumn Term Progress Reports Sent Home

Monday 18th-Friday 22nd November- Road Safety Week

Tuesday 19th November - Late Parents Evening (5.00pm-7.30pm) NO CLUBS

Wednesday 20th November- Early Parents Evening (4.00pm -6pm) NO CLUBS

Friday 22nd November – Year 2 Singing Project at Hellen’s House Much Marcle

Friday 22nd November – Bikeability Training for Year 6 children

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th December –Secret Room

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Fair St Katherine’s Ledbury (10am)

Wednesday 11th December – Class 1 and Class 2 Nativity (9.30am)

Wednesday 11th December - Christingle service (6pm) NO CLUBS

Thursday 12th December – NHS Flu Immunisation

Friday 13th December - Whole School Trip to Aladdin @ Malvern Theatre

Monday 16th – Friday 20th December -No Clubs Final Week of Term

Tuesday 17th December - Christmas Art Day

Wednesday 18th December – Save the Children Xmas Jumper Day/ Christmas Dinner

Thursday 19th December – Christmas Party Day

Friday 20th December – LAST DAY OF TERM

JMHS Open Day Dates for 2019./2020

Thursday 10 October - Open evening, arrive by 6pm

Tuesday 15 October - Open morning, arrive by 9am

Wednesday 22 January - Open morning, arrive by 9am

Thursday 7 May - Open morning, arrive by 9am

Thursday 4 June - Year 5 information evening (time TBC)

Thursday 18 June - Year 6 Information evening (time TBC)

Friday 26 June - Year 5 Day

Thursday 2 July - Year 6 Day

Open Classroom Events!

At Eastnor we pride ourselves as being one big family where the staff, children, parents and our local community work together.

This academic year we are, once again, going to be hosting Open Classroom Events, in all year groups, in which we will invite different members of the school community to experience what it is like to learn at Eastnor Primary School.

For this first event of 2019/2020, we are going to invite our parents into school on Tuesday 1st October to share learning with the children in year 5 and year 6.

Miss Clark and Mrs Jones are planning some exciting activities where each year group will have the chance to work with their loved ones, and showcase the hard work they have been doing so far this term.

We request that year 5 parents arrive promptly for the start of the morning session at 9.30 so they can be part of the main teaching session and have the opportunity to experience all of the planned activities.

Year 6 parents will be welcomed for the afternoon session which will begin at 1.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you all to school!

Forest School Adventures!

Class 2 are really looking forward to getting back to Forest school next Thursday afternoon and there are some special surprises for them when they arrive; more to come on this in next week's newsletter!

Signs of Autumn are starting to show and it will be a great opportunity to watch the Forest school environment change over the next few months. We will discuss with the children any areas they may like to develop, or activities they would like to explore but there is always jobs to keep us all busy, which we do as a class team and the children are very quick to notice when a job needs doing.

Waterproof suits will be sent out next Tuesday and I will send a Parent mail reminding everyone of correct clothing and footwear. Please come and ask if you are unsure about any aspect of Forest School.

Miss Patchett

Forest School

Eastnor's Garden for the Spring Garden Show!

We are all so excited in school that we are taking part in the Spring Garden Show at Malvern. The theme for our garden is ‘WONDERS OF THE WORLD’

Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the world’s most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures. Our garden will need to capture a ‘wonder of the world’, this could be based upon one of the Seven Wonders of the World (including the Modern Seven Wonders or Natural Seven Wonders) or it could be a version that has inspired our children. Thank you so much to all those people who had offered to help. If you would like to help with any aspect of the garden please pop in and see me.

Mrs Tart

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Macmillan Fundraising Success!

Thank you to everyone who supported our community cake sale and coffee afternoon on Thursday, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.

The event was a huge success and £350 was raised for this very worthwhile cause. Big thanks go to Eastnor Cricket Club who provided the venue, which was perfect for all of our children and families and allowed everyone to enjoy their tasty cakes and drinks with the most amazing views.

Also, thanks must go to all the parents and families who baked or bought in cakes which could then be sold to raise money.

Finally, a huge thanks to Mrs Farnell who coordinated the event and her fantastic helpers Helen Mitchell and Harriet Ashman! The Year 5 and 6 children also helped backstage, with jobs such as washing up, collecting cups and selling cakes and raffle tickets. Well done everyone!

Let there be Music!

For the last two weeks some very sweet sounds have been resonating from class 4 at the end of the day as the whole school come together for a music and singing assembly. During our first assembly last week, we welcomed Elizabeth who is our new peripatetic music teacher. Every pair of eyes in the room widened as she brought out her vast array of instruments, small and large! She proceeded (with the help of Annabelle and Lilly from Class 3) to demonstrate some of the instruments that she teaches to children in local schools, including ours. One of her very impressive instruments was her much-loved (and very old) double bass, which seemed to be part of her family! We all listened in awe as she called some of the children out to play it and sat back in wonder as we contemplated 'Just how does she fit it in her car?'! Our thanks go to Elizabeth for a very informative and entertaining introduction to wind and string instruments.

Horse jumping success

What a wonderful achievement by one of our youngest members of the school over the weekend.

Mable came bursting with pride into the classroom to show off her rosette and to share her celebration with us all.

Mable shared her success with the class, explaining how she wasn't scared at all and really enjoys taking her horse, Ollie, to different competitions.

Congratulations on 3rd place Mable, well done!

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Cricket Success Take One!

Harry in class 4 was awarded a plaque and was recognised as the Best Batsman, for the Eastnor Under 11’s, at last Sunday's Presentation. We cannot wait to have you scoring runs for the school team soon soon Harry. Well done!

Harry E

Cricket Success Take Two!

Ben was so excited to share his medal with us all this week. He received it for playing all year at Eastnor Cricket Club. Well done Ben!

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Class 3

The children in class 3 have settled so well into their new year groups and are taking on all the challenges that are being presented to them. In maths the children have been looking at place value and how to order and compare numbers up to 1000. They have been solving some complicated problems using Roman Numerals and they have been converting numbers from one to the other. The children are using their reasoning skills to prove their answers and to work systematically. In English we are enjoying reading our class text, The Railway Children, using our comprehension skills to unpick the story. We looked at the characters in detail and how they interacted with each other. As part of our grammar lessons we have learnt how to use the power of three to add impact our writing. We have also been looking at the poems throughout the story and will be writing our own. Our topic work has been a study of the Ottoman Empire and how it changed over time. We have looked at the countries that were involved and placed the facts on our class timeline to compare what else was happening in history at the same time. Our science topic of Electricity has certainly sparked the children’s scientific skills. We have made and evaluated a range of different circuits, naming the basic parts: cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers working scientifically to change the circuit. In RE our big question is ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation story? ’The children are very thoughtful when researching this and have been looking in depth at why this is so important to Christians. The children are all enjoying our French lessons and have been learning how to perform Two Little Dickie Birds in French. Our D T lessons have helped us to research Turkish recipes and find out why food was important to the Ottomans. We have also written recipes to make our own Baklava next week. The children have enjoyed our music lessons, listening to and evaluating a range of songs, including Let Your Spirit Fly.

Keep working hard class 3: I am proud of you all.

Mrs Tart

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards

Reception

Amelia for her excellent listening skills as well as getting more involved with different parts of school life. Lovely to see Amelia, well done!

Year 1

Jacob for trying hard in all you do - Super effort. Well done!

Year 2

Evie for being a kind, thoughtful and helpful member of class 2. Thank you and well done!

Year 3

Lilly for working so hard in all her lessons, but especially when learning about the Ottoman Empire. Well done Lilly!

Year 4

Dom for his fantastic character sketches from the Railway Children. Well done Dom!

Year 5

Jayden for your super effort with your work and for always offering to help in class, wherever you can, displaying how polite and kind you truly are. Well done Jayden!

Year 6

Tabitha for always listening and working hard in class. You are such a super addition to our school and are always kind and respectful towards others. Well done!

Headteacher Award

Alfie in class 2 for making a super start to life as a year 1 and for always being ready to listen and learn in class. Well done Alfie!