The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 22nd November 2019

Diary Dates

Mon, 25th Nov

Swimming Lessons for Year 4 Children @ The Elms Malvern

Mon, 25th Nov

Class 1 Welly Walk - afternoon session

Mon, 25th Nov

Class 2 PE lessons with Mrs Dawe

Wed, 27th Nov

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

Thu, 28th Nov

Forest School (class 2)

Diary Dates for Autumn Term (2) 2019

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th December –Secret Room

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

Road Safety Week Fun!

What a great week the children have had whilst exploring how to keep safe on our roads. Our road safety officers have been very active helping us walk carefully and sensibly to church, rewarding children with stickers and house points.

The children have been learning about how to keep safe whilst crossing roads around towns and villages. They have also learnt about vehicle passenger rules for children which have taught them how to keep safe when travelling in cars.

Each child will be bringing home as part of their homework, details of how they can win a prize if they design a road safety poster.

Good luck everyone.

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Bikeability Cycle Training!

This week we welcomed Maria and Steve to work with the Year 6 children on Bikeability Training. The children spent a day working on key skills to help them keep safe on their bikes. They started with simple bike maintenance such as checking helmet and tyres, before moving onto bike control involving manoeuvring their bikes around cones and in small spaces. Once on the road, the children were able to practise skills such as moving off and pulling in, safety and traffic awareness at junctions and signalling and turning. Both instructors commented on the children's excellent listening skills and how they followed instructions carefully. Many thanks to parents for enabling their children to take part in this valuable training by providing and transporting bikes to school.

Well done Libby, Lily, Lilly, Tabitha, Eleanor, Grace and Nancy for completing your training, in the very soggy weather.

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Mini Tennis fun at JMHS!

What a fantastic day we had at John Masefield School, on Tuesday, taking part in the year 3 and 4 mini tennis event. Grace, Penny, Erica and Lulu from class 3, played really well and were true sports people on and off the courts. Well done all of you!

Fun at the Pool

This year we are extremely lucky to be invited to The Elms Preparatory School to swim. Home to the Herefordshire Swimming School, the newly refurbished pool is a fantastic facility nestled in 110 acres of glorious grounds. Chris Treanor, Head of swimming, welcomed our Year 4 children with open arms. He has spent years developing swimming at The Elms and has even worked with the American Olympic squad. We are in safe hands! The children have absolutely loved their first sessions working on water skills and strokes. They cannot wait to learn more.

Class 3 Success!

The children in class 3 have been very busy outside school. I love hearing all their news and seeing their trophies and medals.

Alex was awarded a special medal for working so hard and for being a great team player at his rugby lessons. Erin was presented with an award for completing her stage 8 Gymnastics Proficiency award. Charlie was awarded an array of trophies for winning the Dursley MXC championship. The children have all shown such dedication to their chosen sports.

Well done all of you.

Marathon Success!

Harry was very proud to show his Snowdonia Marathon Junior race medal this week. Harry ran the junior race alongside his Daddy and described the course to have “lots of big hills with turns and twists”. Well done Harry, what a brilliant achievement to have completed at such a young age.

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Friends of Ledbury Children’s Centre

The Friends of Ledbury Children's Centre are holding the following events. Please support them if you would like to.

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Class 3

It is so good to see some lovely autumn sunshine brightening up Class 3 recently; it certainly helps to lift our spirits after all the rain. The children have been working hard as usual and trying their very best. In maths the children have been solving some complicated problems using multiplication and division. As part of our work we have been practising our fluency which we have then applied to help us with our problem solving and reasoning. The children are all working hard to have rapid recall of their times tables in readiness for the times table test in May and this also helps them to work out problems more efficiently. In English we are working our way through The Railway Children’, which the children and I are really enjoying, looking in-depth at the use of settings and characters. We have learnt how to use direct and indirect speech whilst using the correct punctuation. We have also looked at how to use descriptive language and including a simile or a metaphor to add more detail to our super paragraphs. We are now writing a new chapter to the story, using our own setting and character. We have been continuing our study of the Ottoman Empire and have looked at Turkey in more detail including learning about the first coffee shops; they were very different to our modern Costas, being somewhere for men to meet before they went to pray. We have also tasted some lovely rose flavoured Turkish Delight. In science we are learning about animals including humans; the children were fascinated by the digestive system. We are going to be looking at all the organs inside our bodies and comparing them to animals. In our RE lessons we have been thinking about our Christian values and why they are so important to help us to become better people. The children are becoming quite fluent in our French lessons and are able to carry out short conversations with their friends in music. The children have learnt about different notes and their names and have enjoyed making up their own tunes using the Glockenspiels.

We have been very busy and the children have been consistently challenging themselves. So proud of them all.

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards

Reception

Joshua for his fantastic attitude towards his learning and really applying himself! Amazing to see Joshua, keep it up! Well done!

Year 1

William for fantastic effort with your story writing this week. Well done William!

Year 2

George for fantastic problem solving in maths. Well done George!

Year 3

Aria for her fantastic art work based on William Morris, using printing blocks and repeated patterns. Well done Aria!

Year 4

Grace for working so hard with her reading. Well done Grace!

Year 5

Lewis for always being such a helpful, kind and considerate member of the class, happily tackling any challenges set for you in lessons as well. What a super member of the group you are!

Year 6

Libby, for being so sensible about your guitar getting accidentally broken as children were using the cloakroom area! Also for your fantastic work in English and Maths lessons recently.

Headteacher Award

Lilly in class 3 for becoming so much more confident in school this year and for always trying her absolute best at everything she does. You are a super role model to others in school. Well done Lilly.