The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 11th January 2019

Diary Dates

Mon, 14th Jan - Fri, 18th Jan

Miss Harris Teaching Placement Continues in class 4

Mon, 14th Jan

Swimming Lessons for Class 1 and Class 3 Begin

Tue, 15th Jan

Class 2 PE Lesson (morning session)

Tue, 15th Jan

Class 4 and Class 1 PE Lessons (afternoon session)

Wed, 16th Jan

NO PE today due to training for some staff

Thu, 17th Jan

KS2 Singing with Mrs Cheetham

Thu, 17th Jan

Governor Visit (Mary-Ann Keyes)

Thu, 17th Jan

Class 1 and 2 Forest School (afternoon Session)

Thu, 17th Jan

Class 3 and 4 PE Lesson (afternoon session)

Fri, 18th Jan

Academy Celebration at Eastnor Church from 3pm

Diary Dates for Spring Term (1)

Monday 14th January - Reception & Class 3 Swimming Begins

*Friday 18th January - Academy Celebration Assembly/ Tea & Cakes from 3pm.

Friday 25th January - Young Voices Concert Birmingham

Thursday 31st January - Open Classroom Event for Year 4 (9.30-11.30am)

Thursday 31st January - Open Classroom Event for Year 3 (1.30 – 3.30pm)

*Friday 1st February - Life Education Bus at Ledbury Primary School

Thursday 7th February - Open Classroom Event for Reception class (9.30-11.30am)

Friday 15th February - LAST DAY OF HALF TERM

PE Timetable Changes for next week only!

Please note, due to some staff training on Wednesday 16th January, there will be some changes to the PE timetable for next week only. Please see the changes in bold below: -

Monday Afternoon - Swimming Lessons for Class 1 and Class 3

Tuesday Morning - PE Lessons for Class 2

Tuesday Afternoon - PE Lessons for Class 1 & Class 4

NO PE Wednesday!

Thursday Afternoon - Forest School for Class 1 and 2

Thursday Afternoon - PE Lessons for Class 3 and 4

Academy Celebrations

Next Friday, the school will offically celebrate its move to become a member of the Bishop Anthony Education Trust.

Following a long awaited resolution with the local authority at the beginning of the autumn term, we can now start a new chapter for Eastnor Parochial Primary School. Becoming an academy will allow us to maintain all the things that make our school special - including our wonderful teaching staff, our smart uniform and most importantly our values and ethos - whilst being able to access many new and exciting opportunities to support the development of our outstanding school. During the summer holidays, the school will be benefit from being part of the trust in a practical way, as there will be substantial buildings work completed, including redevelopment of the bell tower. The Bishop Anthony Education Trust is fully committed to supporting thriving and successful schools (no matter what their size!) and we are very excited about what this can mean for Eastnor as we move forwards.

We hope that many parents will come to our special assembly on Friday 18th Janaury at 3pm, and then join us for refreshments and some tasty treats back at school. See you there!

Young Voices!

Children in Key Stage 2 have been busy practising songs and dance moves ready for when a choir of Eastnor children join thousands of other children at the Young Voices concert in Birmingham in two weeks time. On their return after the Christmas break, the children have remained upbeat, energetic and focussed and are sure to put on a great show! Well done children - it is bound to be a day and night to remember!

Sports Hall Athletics at JMHS

On Wednesday 19th December, Eastnor children took part in the annual sports hall athletics competition against other neighbouring cluster schools. They enjoyed an array of activities which all involved the three main disciplines: running, jumping and throwing. Particular congratulations must go to Becca and Keanu who both threw the furthest javelins across the whole competition. Mrs Dawe would also like to commend Jaiden, Melly and Goda who came along for the experience and ran some of the fastest times. Well done to everyone who competed!

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Virtual Reality ICT!

What a fantastic start to the term class 3 have had with Mark Sanderson coming in to share his virtual expedition with us. The children were transported to many countries, looking at famous landmarks on the way such as Tokyo, America, France, London and finally Moscow. The children learnt how to take photos that they then used to start creating an e book with information they had gathered. We are really looking forward to adding more information to them over the next few weeks.

A message from John Masefield!

We have an open morning at John Masefield on Wednesday 23rd January between 9 - 10.45am. Tours will begin at 9.15, so ideally any parents/carers who will be joining us should arrive at 9am to meet with a member of senior staff.

Class 3

It was so lovely to welcome all the children back to school this week and hear all about their Christmas adventures. Thank you so much to the children for all their hard work that has taken place over the break. So many of you have completed lots of challenges on our Timetables site, read lots of books including our class text and practised handwriting. Our new class text, The Wolf Wilder, has already sparked our imagination. Our descriptive writing has been set in a very, cold, snowy Russia with amazing scenery which the children have used all their grammar skills to describe in detail. The children have been inspired to write outstanding descriptive writing. Here are some examples:

'The red cloaked girl leapt on the wild wolf and sprinted until her energy was empty'

'Labouring through frosty icing sugar snow,saliva shot out of Grey's mouth, as we pushed our way home.'

'Frost of fear piroutted down my spine.'

'The wolves were stretching their legs like rubber bands. as they raced across the frozen landscape'

We are looking forward to creating some wonderful art work for our displays based on the story. Watch this space for photos in the near future. Our maths work is centred on number using multiplication and division. They have been solving tricky word problems and using a systematic approach when reasoning. Our topic this term is based on Our Wonderful World and the children will be carrying out research of Continents, Capitals and Countries whilst finding out about traditions and customs. It was brilliant to welcome Mark Sanderson into school to show the children how to access the world through Virtual Reality; we all actually felt like we had visited Russia this week. Alongside all of this the children are learning key French words and numbers whilst practising their skills on their class mates. What a busy but fun filled term we have planned.

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards

Reception

Tyler for his fantastic behaviour and commitment to all parts of school life this week! What a great start Tyler, well done!

Year 1

Joseph for trying really hard in his English work this week! You made sure that you sounded out and wrote the words clearly . Well done Joseph!

Year 2

Milly for excellent effort in class. You should be very proud of yourself, as we are!

Year 3

Ben S for super description in our English work.Well done Ben!

Year 4

Lewis for having such a great attitude to learning. Well done Lewis!

Year 5

Libby for her fantastic drawing based on 'War Horse' and for encouraging and supporting her friends with their sketching too. Well done Libby!

Year 6

Heidi for her fantastic enthusiasm and hard work and for being such a positive influence in the class this week. Well done Heidi - you are a wonderful example to other children in the school.

Headteacher Award

Aria in class 2 for the maturity and kindness she shows in school every day, and for making an excellent start to the spring term in her lessons this week. It is an absolute pleasure to have you in school Aria. Well done!