The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 22nd September 2017

Diary Dates

Mon, 25th Sep

Class 1 Welly Walk for Reception Class

Mon, 25th Sep

Information Evening for Reception Parents (5pm)

Wed, 27th Sep

Class 3 and 4 PE Lessons (Morning Session)

Wed, 27th Sep

Girls Football Club (Lunchtime)

Wed, 27th Sep

Class 1 and 2 PE Lessons (Afternoon Session)

Thu, 28th Sep

KS2 Boys Football Club (Lunchtime)

Thu, 28th Sep

Class 3 and 4 PE (Afternoon Session)

Thu, 28th Sep

Forest School for Class 2

Fri, 29th Sep

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Eastnor Castle 9.30-11.30

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Next Friday, Eastnor Primary School will be hosting a special coffee morning in a bid to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We welcome all parents, grandparents and friends to join the year 6 children  - who will be running the event with Mrs Farnell - for tea and cake from 9.30 - 11.30 am at the ticket office at Eastnor Castle.

To make this event a success we also require your generosity and ask all parents to make one tasty treat or send in one sweet treat for the sale on Thursday 28th. Many thanks in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you there.

Coffee Morning 1

Russell Lewis School Photos

Many thanks to Russell Lewis who came in to take individual and sibling photographs last Friday. Russell has been busy editing the photos this week and will bring the packs for parents into school next week and orders will need to be placed by the following week.

Welly Walk

On Monday afternoon I was treated to a wonderful afternoon with our Reception class. We made the most of the Autumn sunshine and spent two hours in the great outdoors, exploring the Eastnor castle grounds and finding our adventurous side in the play area. A great time was had by all!

Malvern Autumn Show Entries

The exhibits for the autumn show look amazing. Thank you so much to all the children who have made such beautiful autumn trees. Good luck all of you.

Mrs Tart

Show

Bana Besu Feeding Project

As a school we have been learning about a project in Africa and thinking about how different our lives are. We want to help the children have a regular meal and be able to go to school so we are going to start by raising funds through our harvest festival.

Bana Besu Feeding Project & Lufutuko Community School are situated in the township of Kawama which is on the outskirts of Kabwe, Zambia. Kawama is a poor community lacking many amenities.

 

Seventeen years ago three ladies from Kabwe started  a small feeding project in an attempt to help the many orphaned and vulnerable children of Kawama. Bana Besu Feeding Project was born. 

Bana Besu has grown and currently feeds 120 children one nutritious meal a day, 5 days a week during term time. 

Lufutuko school started some time later and currently has approximately 320 pupils on its roll. There are seven classes, grades 1 to 7, taught by six teachers and a Head Teacher in two sittings a day. 

The project is a wonderful testimony to the faith and vision of those involved.

Mrs Tart

 

Lunchtime Fun!

Lunchtimes are a wonderful social time and this year the teachers are each going to be providing an activity for the children to get involved with and have fun!

On Wednesdays we have been enjoying ourselves doing a spot of country dancing.  In small groups or partners, we have learnt basic steps such as swings, do-ci-do's, strip the willow and many more.  It's been wonderful to watch some of the older children helping even our newest members with some of the steps and to see all the participants with great grins on their faces.

country dancing

Information Evening for Reception Class Parents

I must apologise for last week's cancellation of the meeting planned for our Reception Class parents. I do hope it did not interfere too much with anyone's plans and arrangements.

The meeting has been moved to this coming Monday, 25th September and will take place from 5pm. You are all more than welcome to come along with any questions or concerns you may have at this stage.

The meeting will involve a closer look at the phonics expectations of this year group as well as more insight into the early years framework.

I look forward to meeting with you all again! The children have settled in wonderfully and already are shining in their own ways both inside and outside the classroom.

Many thanks for your understanding. Miss Davies

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Ollie's Cricket Success

On Sunday 17th September, Ollie in Class 4 was awarded the U11's Most Improved Player Award.  He showed the class his wonderful trophy and medal, and said he has been playing cricket at Eastnor since the U7's.  A great achievement, Ollie, well done!

ollie cricket

Thomas Balson's Golden Boot!

Well done Thomas for being chosen as player of the week in Rugby. It was great to see how proud you were to achieve this and show it off to class mates.
Thomas

Luka and Goda's walking triumph!

A huge well done to both Luka and Goda, who last week came in feeling very tired but pleased with their achievements And so they should be, after walking across the Malvern hills in aid of the charity Help the Heroes.

A great big well done to the both of you, what a fantastic event to be a part of! Great to hear!

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Eastnor Cricket Awards

A huge well done to Harry, Cameron, Jonty and Kai who all achieved fantastic awards at the Eastnor cricket prize giving. Some future superstars in the making I think!
Cricket

Class 3

What a wonderful start to the term we have had in class 3. All the children have come back to school refreshed and ready to take on all the new challenges in their new class. In English we have been looking at mystery stories and finding out all the features we need to write our own mysterious stories! The children have learnt how to use character and setting descriptions to set the scene. In Maths we have been very active learning about place value and how we can represent numbers in lots of different ways. The children have been looking in depth at how we answer questions using our great reasoning skills. In science we have started our topic all about electricity; the children loved making their own circuits that include light switches, buzzers and motors. We have also looked at how we use electricity in everyday life and how to keep ourselves safe. Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt and the children are enjoying learning about the pyramids and how important the River Nile was to transport food and people. In computing we have been learning about E-Safety and ways to keep ourselves safe whilst we are on the internet. Our French lessons have been looking at numbers and representing them in different ways. We also squeezed in a visit to forest school to take photos for the autumn show; the children were naturals at spotting the best shots. Our RE lessons are focussing on the Creation story and what impact it has on our own lives.

It is so good to see all the children enjoying their learning and respecting each other alongside our work on Christian Values,;they are all challenging themselves and adding great quotes to our challenge tree.

What a busy but enjoyable start to the term!

Mrs Tart

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards

Reception

Lorna for her incredible reading efforts, very impressed! Great work Lorna!

Year 1

Milly for trying so hard to listen and follow instructions carefully. Super Effort!

Year 2

Erin for an amazing piece of writing, retelling the story of Goldilocks. Wow!

Year 3

Emily for fantastic maths work. Well done Emily!

Year 4

Jonty for fantastic handwriting. Keep it up Jonty!

Year 5

Ellis for working really hard on his newspaper report writing this week! You have used so many new skills, well done Ellis!

Year 6

Sam for being so conscientious in all of his work, and particularly thinking hard about using some high-level skills in his writing. Great work Sam!

Headteacher Award

To Joseph in class 1 and his brother Jacob in class 2 for settling in to life at Eastnor so quickly. You are both a real asset to our school. Well done boys.