The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 7th February 2020

Diary Dates

Mon, 10th Feb

Last Swimming for Year 3 Children

Mon, 10th Feb

Class 1 Welly Walk - afternoon session

Mon, 10th Feb

Class 2 PE Lessons with Mrs Dawe - afternoon session

Wed, 12th Feb

Sing in Spring Event for Class 1 and Class 2 (Hellens Much Marcle)

Wed, 12th Feb

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

Thu, 13th Feb

Year 5 Dance/Gym Lessons at JMHS - morning session

Thu, 13th Feb

Forest School (class 2) - afternoon session

Thu, 13th Feb

Class 1 PE Lessons with Mrs Layton

Thu, 13th Feb

Pottery Workshops for Spring Garden

Fri, 14th Feb

Singing with Mrs Cheetham

Diary Dates for Spring Term (1) 2020

Friday 14th February – LAST DAY OF HALF TERM

Monday 24th February – CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL

Tuesday 25th February - Pyramid Prom for KS2 Choir *new date

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day

Tuesday 17th March - Open Classroom Event for Year 1 (9.30-11.00am)

Tuesday 17th March- Open Classroom Event for Year 2 (1.30-3.00pm)

Friday 20th March - Mother’s Day Assembly (2.45pm)

Thursday 26th March - Herefordshire and Worcestershire Debating Competition

Friday 27th March - Annual Reports Home to Parents

Tuesday 31st March – Parent - Teacher Drop in

Wednesday 1st April – Easter Service (2.30pm) NO CLUBS

Friday 3rd April - School Closing at 1pm for Cluster School training

Friday 3rd April – LAST DAY OF TERM

Let's Sing Spring In!

On Wednesday 12th February all of the children from Class 1 and Class 2 will be attending a special music event called 'Sing Spring In' which will be led by ABF Music, a local company that aims to encourage and inspire the next generation of musicians!

The event will take place at Hellens House in Much Marcle from 9.30am until 2.30pm. All children will travel to and from the event by coach and need to be collected from Eastnor as normal at 3.30pm (or after clubs) on Wednesday 12th.

We look forward to sharing news about another exciting musical day!

Singing games

Pyramid Prom!

The KS2 choir from Eastnor Primary School will be singing at the annual Pyramid Prom, at John Masefield High School. This will take place on Tuesday 25th February @ 6pm.

We need to know how many KS2 children will be available to take part so that we can finalise rehearsals and inform JMHS of numbers.

Please do not forget to complete your reply slips, and return them to the school office so that we can make final preparations for this performance.

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Residential to Isle of Wight!

The Residential to the Isle of Wight will take place from Friday 10th July to Tuesday 14th July 2020. The children will be staying at Inglewood Guest House in Sandown (impressively rated 5/5 on trip advisor!) and will have sole occupancy of this property and a week of exciting cultural and activities.

Mrs Bullock is still waiting for some deposits to be paid and will need to know final numbers for the trip at the end of February.

Please come and see us if you have any worries or queries.

isle of wight photo

A Muddy Trudge!

Last Friday, Eastnor's cross country team took part in the annual cluster 'Trudge' event, hosted at John Masefield High School.

Lilly P, Eleanor, Zack, Cecily, Jacob, Melly, Alfie and Lilly L all took part in races with children in their own age groups. They had to show endurance and determination to complete the one mile course - it looked utterly exhausting!- and supported each other with encouraging words, smiles and hugs!

As always, we were exceptionally proud of the way the children conducted themselves during the event, showing support to each other and kindness and respect to their competitors. Well done to you all.

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Open Classroom Fun for Class 1

After a confusing start we had a fabulous morning and afternoon for our Open classroom event in Class 1 this week.

The children were thrilled to welcome their loved ones both in the morning and afternoon, showing off their many different areas of learning and favourite spots in the environment.

We had a huge mystery on our hands as the lovingly made biscuits baked by the children ready for our open day had all disappeared! We were left a letter from our baked friends, telling us they had all ran away! That didn't stop us though as with the help of our mums, dad and grandparents we created wanted posters, clay gingerbread men and a wide range of creative masterpieces - what great fun!

Thank you too all that attended - we look forward to welcoming you again in the future!

Tag Rugby Festival!

This week, Eva, Cecily, Piper, Jayden, Seb, Freya and Lilly took part in a Tag Rugby Festival at Bosbury Primary School. They all played brilliantly, showing great team work; they scored some amazing tries, came 6th overall and look forward to playing again very soon.

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Pottery Workshops!

What a wonderful warm welcome we all received from Sarah and Jon at Eastnor Pottery this week. As part of our garden project they are sponsoring the project by inviting each child in the school to the Pottery to make either an alien, an alien house (bird feeder), a space ship or a rocket which will all be part of our space trail around the garden. The children had a fantastic time and produced some amazing Alien houses, using coil pots. I can't wait to see them in our completed garden.

Year 5 Art Project

This term, Class 4 children have drawn inspiration from our core text ‘The Silver Sword’ in their art lessons, with wonderful dramatic pieces of work displayed in the corridor and classroom. Miss Watson and Mr Gurnsey have also led a small art project this week, in conjunction with Malvern St James School, in which the Year 5 children have worked collaboratively to produce group pieces depicting scenes from World War 2. Their work will be taken to MSJ tomorrow in readiness for their local Junior Schools’ Art Exhibition, which is being held on Saturday 29th February in York Hall from 10:30-11:15 am. Year 5 parents and pupils are more than welcome to attend the exhibition if they are able to.

Class 3

We are all thoroughly enjoying our class text ‘The Wizards of Once'; it has really sparked our imagination and has led to some great conversations about higher level vocabulary. The children are constantly checking our waterfall of words to see how they can improve their writing. We have looked at the features of a diary entry and how we can use contrasting views. The magic potions the children are inventing are leading to some very imaginative instruction writing. Our maths work has been based on measurement and how to convert different units of measurements so they can be successfully added together. They have been working on their speed when recalling their times table facts and applying them in other contexts. Our topic about The Mayan Civilisation has helped us to understand how people lived before and after Christ and how parts of history impact on our life today. The children enjoyed learning about Pok Ta Pok and were playing it at break time; no one was sacrificed in our version! In science we have been testing rocks to see if they are fit for purpose. We used an experiment to see which were durable and which were permeable whilst carrying out fair tests. Thank you so much for all the rocks you have sent in for us to look at. Our art work has been based on producing fabrics in the Aztec time. We have woven our own bookmarks using ancient techniques. Our computing lessons have been based on research and how to trust the information we find and internet safety. We had a fantastic time when Mr Sanderson came in to teach us how to use Garage band to produce our own music. Alongside all of this the children are enjoying learning about different genres in music- at the moment we are listening and learning to play Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. What a fantastic class I have!

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards

Reception

Mable for her fantastic understanding of life cycles in Science this week - well done Mable!

Year 1

Benji for being a kind and helpful friend. Well done Benji!

Year 2

George for his super story writing. Well done George!

Year 3

Thomas for fantastic maths work this week and a good attitude to his learning. Well done Thomas!

Year 4

Anya for being such a kind, caring and hard working girl in everything that she does. Well done Anya!

Year 5

Luca for working very hard and for impressing all of the adults in class this week. Well done!

Year 6

Eleanor for always being a supportive friend to all of the year 6 girls. What a lovely girl you are!

Headteacher Award

Lilly P, Eleanor, Zack, Cecily, Melly, Jacob, Alfie, Lilly L, Eva, Piper, Freya, Jayden and Seb for representing Eastnor at the annual Trudge event and the Tag Rugby Festival. We are very proud of the effort you made and the values you showed during these events. Well done to you all!