The Eastnor Express

"To Inspire and Achieve"

Edition: Friday, 14th June 2019

Diary Dates

Mon, 17th Jun

Year 6 attending Crucial Crew Event

Tue, 18th Jun

Whole school and class photographs *new date

Tue, 18th Jun

Class 1 and 2 PE Lessons with Mrs Dawe (afternoon session)

Wed, 19th Jun

Rounders Tournament at JMHS (parents informed but weather permitting)

Wed, 19th Jun

Class 1 and 2 Forest School (afternoon Session)

Wed, 19th Jun

Class 3 and 4 PE Lessons with Mrs Dawe (afternoon session)

Wed, 19th Jun

Class 3 and 4 PE Lessons with Mrs Dawe (afternoon session)

Thu, 20th Jun

Year 6 Information Evening

Fri, 21st Jun

Girls Cricket Competition (parents informed but weather permitting)

Key Diary Dates

Tuesday 18th June - Whole school/class photos *date change

Thursday 20th June - Year 6 Information Evening

Friday 21st June - Girls Cricket Competition * new date

Monday 24th June - End of Year Production Rehearsal Day at Ledbury Theatre

Tuesday 25th June - End of Year Production (Matinee @ 1pm/ Evening @ 6pm)

Wednesday 26th June - End of Year Production (Matinee @ 1pm/ Evening @ 6pm)

Friday 28th June - Year 5 Secondary School Taster Day JMHS

Sunday 30th June - Summer Fun Day

Monday 1st July - Sports Day and Family Picnic

Thursday 4th July - Year 6 Transition Day JMHS/ Eastnor Move-Up Morning

Thursday 4th July - End of term Disco

Friday 5th July – Eastnor Adventure Day

Friday 12th July – Attainment Reports to Class 1, 2 and 3 Children

Monday 15th July – Attainment Reports to Class 4 Children

Friday 12th July – Monday 15th: Residential Trip to Red Ridge

Monday 15th July - Progress Reports/SAT’s Results (Class 4)

Tuesday 16th July - Parent Teacher Drop in

Wednesday 17th July - Leavers Day Out

Thursday 18th July - Leavers Service (9.30am)

Thursday 18th July - LAST DAY OF TERM

Seussical Costumes!

Please can all children bring their costmues for the summer production into school by no later than Monday 17th June.

Also, remember that tickets for the shows are on sale now and are selling fast! Please follow the link here to book and pay for your tickets.

It is password protected with the word SEUSS.

For the first matinee performances we have a special deal, with all tickets costing £3. For the matinee on Wednesday and the evening performances, adult tickets will cost £5 and concessions will be charged at £3.


Rounders Tournament Fun!

On Monday 3rd June we took our rounders squad to a cluster tournament at Bosbury Primary School. A number of teams battled it out during the afternoon, in glorious sunshine.

After winning all of the pool round matches with four victories, we were the highest scoring team and faced a strong Ledbury side - who we had beaten narrowly earlier in the afternoon - in the final match of the day.

Eastnor batted first and there were excellent rounders from Keanu and Harry however the Ledbury teams fielding proved strong and we knew our score of 4 could be beaten.

Unfortunately, despite some very good fielding, on this occasion we suffered a narrow 5-4 defeat. Our team were a little disappointed but should be very proud of their afternoons work. Well done to you all but special mention must go to our backstop and first base team of Keanu and Harry who definitely got out the most players out of all the teams on the day.

We have more rounders to look forward to at the summer game in the coming weeks.

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Year 6 Leavers Celebration

Last Wednesday the Year 6 children, accompanied by Mrs Driscoll, Maria Burgess and myself, enjoyed a wonderful day at Hereford Cathedral. The event was organised to bring together Year 6 children from other church schools all across Herefordshire for a special event to mark the end of their primary school careers. The children took part in a packed morning welcome service with two workshops of song reflection and prayer, before coming together with other children for a final service of thanks and celebration. Our children were, as always, wonderfully behaved and an absolute credit to themselves, their parents and our school. It seems almost impossible that already we shall be sharing our last few weeks together. However, the children will do so in the knowledge that God is always there for them as they face the next exciting part of their school journey, just as we will always be here for them too. Miss Clark

Bikeability visit

What a lovely start to the week this surprisingly dry Monday morning.

Class 1 welcomed Bella, a visitor from our recent partnership with the the bikeability scheme.

Bella came to see the success of the balance bikes in our reception class and she was very impressed by how well the children could show off their balancing and co-ordination skills.

The children represented the school tremendously well and were polite thoroughout Bella's visit, answering her questions thoughtfully and warmly welcoming her to join in with their racing games.

Well done everyone!


Hellens House Garden

On Saturday, Heidi, Ben and Jacob represented school at Hellen's Garden Festival in Much Marcle in a bid to raise money for the PTA.

As always, Heather Williamson sourced an array of wonderful plants and flowers for the stall which was run by the children and some willing parent helpers. My thanks go to Helen and Stuart Mitchell and Ruth Hill for giving up their Saturday to organise and run this event.

The 'Eastnor team' raised an impressive £275; what a super achievement!

We also saw some other Eastnor children representing scouts! Lewis and Isabel did a great job of coordinating the traffic and welcoming the customers to the event. Lily and Rosie were also in attendance with their mum and dad who were selling their very own wine!

Well done everyone - what a lovely day!

Travelling Book Company

This week the Travelling Book Company was in school once again and many children and families took advantage of the fantastic titles available and an even more fabulous 3 for 2 offer!

We have been holding this event for many years and all children benefit from it, as a percentage of money spent by parents and families equates to free books for each class.

Danai, Lilly, Thomas, Jacob and Joesph were certainly hot off the mark, browsing the books and stationary items when the fair first opened on Tuesday.

Happy reading to all the children whose families kindly purchased items for them this week at school or on-line.

Exemplar Education!

All children in school will bring home a letter from Exemplar Education on Monday which is a company offering additional support at home for Reading, Maths and English.

Please note that as a school we do not endorse this service but are happy to share the literature so you can find out more should you wish.

I would very much appreciate it if you could send back the reply slips as soon as possible. You can simply tick ‘I am not interested’ and this will still mean school will benefit from a cash donation from the company! We just need to get as many responses as possible to be rewarded.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Tesco Fundraising!

Please can you all remember to ask for blue tokens when you shop at Tesco so that we can win the £4000 to spend on books in our school. It is very close this time due to competition from the organisers of the Carnival but we can still do it but there are only a few weeks to go!

Reading is so important and Miss Clark - our English Coordinator - is keeping everything crossed that she will be able to improve the quality and quantity of books across school over the summer holiday but we need your help!

Remember to send in photos of any of your family and friends who are supporting us and we will post photos and update how we are doing each week on the newsletter.

Tesco fundraising

Class 1

It has been a wonderful start to our final term in Reception and look how far they've all come on so many different levels. The children have each grown in confidence and each of their personalities came bursting back into the classsroom after the half-term break.

Over the last two weeks, Reception Class will explore their topic 'Where in the World?' The classroom has been magically transformed into a travel agents and already we have travelled all over the place, packing our suitcases, putting our sunglasses on and of course remembering to print off our boarding passes. It has been lovely to hear the children share some of their own holiday experiences, with lots of brilliant and funny memories. The children have thought carefully about where they would like to go on holiday and what they could learn about and visit when they go to different places around the world.

Cavemen continues to be our topic in more history based learning and the topic has proven most popular with many children in the class, all desperate to meet the mysterious caveman who keeps leaving us different challenges to complete. Last week the children were asked to design their own cavemen costumes and we certainly got some interesting and orignal outfits for sure!

In Maths children continue to develop and secure those basic skills and confidence in applying these skills more independently as we begin thinking about the transition into year 1. We have many natural mathematicians in our class and it's great to see so many of them confidently using their skills in more problem solving and reasoning based activities; well done everyone!

Forest School and PE continue to be filled with fun and excitement for the children every week and I am very aware of the preparations taking place for our upcoming sports day. I have been reassured that we have many very fast runners in our class and I know it to be true, reception children you really do have the best running and chasing skills! At Forest School with Miss Patchett the children have enjoyed minbeast hunting and bug hotel making, what lucky bugs we have at Eastnor, being so carefully looked after. Talking of nature, in our science based learning the children have shown great care over their sunflower plants. Each Monday we have welcomed the children from Bubbles down to join us and share our science learning with them. Everyday the children check up on how much the sunflowers have grown before making sure they've had enough water... when we do finally get some sunshine!

In other areas of learning children are enjoying practising songs in preparation for our Suessical the Musical and there are lots of fun and funky dance moves that I have no doubt will bedazzle our audiences in the final performances!

Well done Reception children as always you are all an asbolute delight to teach everyday and continue to make every school day fun and exciting for everybody! You've all grown so much and I have no doubt that our last few weeks will be filled with excitng new opportunities, interesting learning and of course, lots of fun!

Miss Davies

House Point Totals

Pupil of the Week Awards


Harry J for his fantastic sentences writing about different seasons and weather this week! Well done Harry!

Year 1

Heidi for working hard in her maths this week. Well done Heid!

Year 2

Lilly for fantastic ideas in your writing and careful handwriting. Well done!

Year 3

Melly for working so hard in all of her work. Well done Melly!

Year 4

Ben for always putting 100% effort into everything that he does. Well done Ben!

Year 5

To all of the Year 5's for the wonderful behaviour they displayed during our trip to the Malvern show today. You were an absolute credit to the school and Mrs Driscoll and I were extremely proud of you all.

Year 6

Morgan for your wonderful behaviour and attitude in class and for your fantastic work with the younger children in school recently. Miss Davies and I are extremely impressed with you Morgan!

Headteacher Award

For all the year 1 children for working so hard during their phonics challenge this week. I was so impressed with you all. Well done!