The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 6th September 2019

Diary Dates

Mon, 9th Sep

Clubs Begin (3.30-4.30pm)

Wed, 11th Sep

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

Thu, 12th Sep

Forest School (Class 2)

Thu, 12th Sep

Class 3 and Class 4 PE lessons with Mrs Dawe

Fri, 13th Sep

Roald Dahl Day (information below)

Fri, 13th Sep

Class 2 PE Lessons with Mrs Layton

Welcome Back!

We have been really pleased with how all the children have settled in this week. There have been lots very happy children, from across school, who have enjoyed getting back into the routines of school life.

We hope that all of the children and their families enjoy their experience at Eastnor this term; please remember we have an open door policy and class teachers, teaching support staff, Mrs Bullock and Mrs Driscoll are always avaliable to talk to you if have any questions or concerns about anything.

Term Dates for 2019 2020

Autumn Term 2019

Term Begins: Wednesday 4th September

Last Day of Half Term: Friday 25th October

Back to School: Tuesday 5th November

Last Day of Term: Friday 20th December

Spring term 2020

Back to School: Tuesday 7th January

Last Day of Half Term: Friday 14th February

Back to School: Monday 24th February

Last Day of Term: Friday 3rd April (12 noon finish for cluster school training)

Summer term 2020

Back to School: Tuesday 21st April

Last Day of Half Term: Friday 22nd May

Back to School: Monday 1st June

Last Day of Term: Friday 17th July

Bank Holiday and Staff Training Days 2019/2020

You may have heard in the news , that the decision has been made to move the early May Bank Holiday to coincide with the 75th Anniversary VE Day celebrations. Instead of the previously planned Monday 4th May, the Bank Holiday has been moved to the Friday 8th May 2020, so school will be closed on this date instead.

Also, this academic year a number of schools in the Ledbury cluster, including Eastnor, will be closing for 3 afternoons throughout the academic year. These afternoons are to allow our staff to work alongside colleagues in the cluster schools and to take part in specialist training opportunities.

On the following days the school will shut at 1pm.

Friday 11th October 2019

Friday 3rd April 2020

Friday 3rd July 2020

Diary Dates for Autumn Term 2019

Wednesday 11th September – Staff First Aid Training 3.30-5.00pm

Friday 13th September - Roald Dahl Day

Monday 16th September - Reception Parents Information Eve (5pm)

Wednesday 18th September – Staff First Aid Training 3.30-5.00pm

*Thursday 19th September - Welcome Back Coffee Afternoon for Macmillan (change of date due to ECC avaliability)

Friday 20th September – Year 2 Singing Project at Hellen’s House Much Marcle

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September – Autumn Garden Show

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 16th 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

Residential Dates for 2020!

As in previous years, we will alternate our Year 5 and 6 Residential trips between the cultural/ educational activities on the Isle of Wight with an outdoor activities adventure at the Red Ridge Centre in Welshpool.

For the trip in 2020, we will be sailing to the Isle of Wight. This trip will run from Friday 10th to Tuesday 15th July. Please remember to add this date to your diaries!

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PE and Forest School Timetable

Please see the timetable for PE and Forest School sessions for this term.

Wednesday afternoon - PE with Mrs Dawe and Mr Bees (Class 3 & Class 4)

Thursday morning - Forest School (Class 2)

Thursday afternoon - PE with Mrs Dawe/Mrs Layton (Reception, Class 3 & Class 4 )

Friday afternoon - PE with Mrs Layton (Class 2)

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

Roald Dahl Day - Friday 13th September

Next Friday 13th September, the whole school will focus on the life and work of the famous British author Roald Dahl, joining other schools up and down the country celebrating national Roald Dahl day. In the build up to next Friday, teachers will share Roald Dahl stories with their classes, focussing particularly on the fantastic language and characters in his unique and memorable stories. We also invite all children in each class to bring a story prop to school with them next Friday which represents one of his stories or rhymes. This might be a golden ticket, a witches broom, a stuffed toy crocodile or even a large pair of pretend ears! These props will be used throughout the day as part of our celebrations, as we share our knowledge and enjoyment of his wonderful stories. We look forward to celebrating this Dahl-icious event with the children!

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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 Thursday 19th 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.

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!

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Class 1

Welcome back everyone! And what a fantastic start to the year already - I am incredibly proud of how well and quickly the newest members of our Eastnor family have settled in to their new school environment.

The children all looked fantastically smart in their new school uniforms and are already stepping up to their new routines and expectations.

A big well done too to all of their parents; we appreciate how emotional it can be for you when your youngsters start school - I have no doubt you are so proud of how well they have done during their first week!

I look forward to sharing plenty more stories and adventures from class 1 in the upcoming weeks.

Miss Davies, Mrs Layton and the children in Class 1

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards


All the children in Class 1 for a fantastic start on their Eastnor journey!

Year 1

Mollie for listening carefully, trying hard and doing her best all week. Well done!

Year 2

Thomas for being so kind and caring for the younger children. Thank you!

Year 3

Joseph for impressing me with his great attitude in class and for being so tidy and helpful. Well done Joseph!!

Year 4

Jaiden for making a great start to year 4 and for working hard in all his lessons. Well done Jaiden!!

Year 5

Harry for your impressive sentence construction when writing a balanced argument about school uniform and for always listening in class this week and working extremely hard overall. Well done!

Year 6

Grace for returning to school with such a positive attitude and for working very hard this week! Well done Grace!

Headteacher Award

Tabitha in class 4 for making a super start to life at Eatsnor this week. Well done for taking everything in your stride and for impressing Miss Clark with your hard work and effort in the classroom this week too.