The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 25th October 2019

Diary Dates

Mon, 4th Nov

Academy Trust Training Day for Teachers

Tue, 5th Nov

School Term Begins

Tue, 5th Nov

Mini League Football Matches at Bosbury Primary School (parents informed)

Wed, 6th Nov

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

Thu, 7th Nov

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

Thu, 7th Nov

Neon Night

Fri, 8th Nov

Class 2 PE Lessons with Mrs Layton

Fri, 8th Nov

Remembrance assembly (2.30pm)

Diary Dates for Autumn Term (2) 2019

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

Tuesday 5th November – CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL

Tuesday 5th November - Mini League Football Matches

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

Wednesday 13th November @ 6pm - Parents Meeting

Monday 11th November - Swimming Begins for Year 4 Children

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

Thursday 21st 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 (information sent home today)

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

Apply for a secondary school place!

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:-

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]: School Admissions, Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane Offices, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE

Progress Report Information!

At Eastnor we believe it is very important to keep our parents fully informed about the progress their child is making throughout the school year.

On Friday 15th November class teachers will be sending home a termly progress summary to children in years 1 – 6. We then invite you all to meet with your child’s class teacher at parents evening on either Tuesday 19th or Thursday 21st November. This will give you the opportunity to discuss the report and ask any questions you may have.

The progress summary will report on the following:

  • Your child’s attendance
  • How your child is performing against age related expectations in the core subjects at this point in the school year
  • How your child is performing against age related expectations in the foundation subjects at this point in the school year
  • Your child’s attitude to their learning and their behaviour
  • A key target for the coming year

We very much value the close working relationship that school has with all parents. It is this collaborative approach that helps us ensure the very best outcomes for all of our children and we hope that this termly progress summary will prove useful and informative.

Neon Night is Back!

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

When - Thursday 07 November, 4.30pm – 6:30pm

A full family event! Tickets include Soup, a Hotdog, a Drink and TWO Glow Sticks, all for: £3.50pp, Family: £12 (2 adults and 2 children) and <3yrs 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!

Remembrance Assembly!

On Friday 8th November @ 2.30pm, the children will be showing their respect and honouring those who served to defend our democratic freedom and way of life by taking part in an assembly and a two minute silence. The simple service will also include a showcase from some of our peripatetic musicians, so do join us at Eastnor Church if you would like to remember with us!


Swimming Lessons for Year 4!

As in previous years, Year 4 children will have swimming lessons this academic year. These will begin after the half term holiday, commencing on Monday 11th November.

Please see full details on the letter that was sent home this week, and on parent pay, where permission can be given and payments made.

We look forward to our first sessions at The Elms, Malvern, very soon!

Mini League Sports Report - Netball!

On Tuesday, our netball team travelled to Ashperton and played their socks off in matches against other local schools. Mrs Dawe and I witnessed many individuals showcasing true Eastnor team spirit, sportsmanship and passion during all of their games. Thank you to Eleanor, Grace, Harry, Lily, Lilly, Libby, Nancy, Tabitha and Zack and well done for drawing their first match and winning their last!


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.

Autumn Walk Fun!

On Thursday, the whole school embarked on an Autumn Walk across the grounds of the Eastnor Estate. The weather was a little damp, foggy and drizzly so we diverted our normal route but we still made the most of being in the great outdoors!

All of the children spent the morning exploring the grounds of the deer park. They had lots of fun trying to spot the signs of Autumn and using their five senses. Everyone enjoyed a snack and a drink under the shelter of a huge oak tree and took in the rather misty views!

Despite the weather, all children and adults had a wonderful morning chatting and laughing together!

Thank you to the class 4 children who helped Miss Davies and Mrs Layton to look after the youngest members of the Eastnor family and a huge well done to everyone in class 1 for completing their first whole school walk with a smile!

Class 4

As the first half-term draws to a close, Class 4 have been reflecting on all of the things that they have enjoyed, learnt about and achieved over the last 8 weeks. It seems almost impossible that we have packed so much in! However, when I remember how hard-working and attentive all of the children are, I realise anything is possible for them.

Class 4 have been taking their learning outside of the school on many occasions. We have been fortunate to visit Hellens House in Much Marcle more than once, enjoying a live Shakespeare performance of Macbeth - which gripped everyone - as well as engaging with three famous poets (when the children all donned pencils and props to compose their own, truly fabulous poems). Our first 'Autumn Walk' proved a fantastic opportunity to compose and illustrate poems on our return, inspired by the awe and wonder in our surroundings.

The girls in Year 6 explored another inspirational setting when they visited Hereford Cathedral, listening to The Most Rev'd Justin Welby speak before throwing themselves into bridge building and balloon modelling, which required lots of teamwork as well as patience! Some children in Class 4 took part in an amazing art workshop as well, in which they worked with - and learnt from - a famous local artist ,in Hereford museum. Finally, our year 5 and 6 netball team had their first matches against local primary schools, supported by Mrs Dawe, who was impressed with the hard work and team skills on show.

Inside the classroom, the children have kept their learning at a fast pace, staying on task and focused, as we have grappled with many tricky subjects from the application of ellipsis in grammar lessons to using rounding in maths for approximation. We have all relished Tolkien taking us on 'an unexpected journey', meeting mysterious wizards, terrorising trolls and vicious goblins as we learn to apply themes in his novel such as pathetic fallacy, idioms and dialect to our own writing. In science we have discovered how to set up different electrical circuits, which materials make good conductors or insulators of electricity and found out about important scientists who made great breakthroughs in this area. In history and geography lessons we have learnt about the Romans and how the Roman Empire grew, understanding the important role of Julius Caesar. We have linked our learning to the life and role of Jesus Christ, furthering our understanding of the Holy Trinity in R.E lessons.

In art lessons we have learnt the skills of enlarging and reducing, which we have applied to our study of Henri Matisse. We have used computing skills to research notable individuals in our class work, as well as discussing the importance of online safety, particularly in relation to image sharing and the sending of texts or emails. In French lessons, we have learnt how to say, read and speak our preferences with regards to food and toys, creating some fantastic French slogans on our DT food packages which we had designed and created. The children applied their maths knowledge and skills when creating the 3D packages as well and have also been learning this term about place value, rounding, addition, subtraction and multiplication. Finally, in P.E lessons, children in Class 4 have practised the skills needed to play handball, netball and football, as well as setting up and running small skill-based games for the children in Reception.

All that remains to be said is "Well done Class 4!" from all of the adults who have played a part in teaching you different skills this half-term. You have been an absolute joy to teach and deserve a well-earned rest with over the half-term holiday. Love Miss Clark

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards


Fleur for making a fantastic start to her school year, with her reading and writing, as well as being a wonderful friend to all. Well done Fleur!

Year 1

Harry J for a super effort in class all week. Well done Harry!

Year 2

Ruby for being a kind. helpful girl towards the younger children and always being an excellent role model. Fantastic!

Year 3

Thomas for super letter writing this week and for rising to any challenges set for you. Well done Thomas!

Year 4

Charlie for super maths work when multiplying by 10 and 100. Well done Charlie!

Year 5

Emily for fantastic work in class, superb skills in sport and for always being a kind friend towards everyone. Well done Emily!

Year 6

Tabitha - you were unable to do the walk, but helped Mrs Tart brilliantly back at school, as well as commendably completing your story. Well done Tabitha!

Headteacher Award

Zack in Class 4 for working extremely hard in lessons and for being a positive role model in school and on the sports field. Adults have commented on the fantastic transition you have made to upper key stage 2 - well done Zack!