Activities and School Trips
Queenswood Country Park and OK Diner trip - class 6
On Thursday 7th September class 6 went to Queenswood Country Park and OK Diner. This links to their topic on the USA. They found the Californian Redwood trees, measured them and did some tree hugging. At the OK Diner the children completed a quiz and feasted on milkshakes and ice cream. Sounds like a great trip!
It was really good, I really enjoyed stuffing my face with milkshakes. It was delicious and the Redwood trees were humongous.
Lily P - year 6
I loved hugging the tree. They were gigantic. The diner had cool signs on the walls. They were like number plates and route signs. I had a double chocolate chip milkshake. It was tasty.
Danny CQ - year 6
MacMillan Coffee morning
Mrs Gething and year 6 organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September to raise money for the Macmillan charity that helps people with cancer. It was a wonderful turn out and great to see so many parents/carers and other members of the community there. A huge amount of cakes were donated and we raised £284.04, which is a fantastic amount. Thank you to all those who attended, donated money and cakes and especially to Mrs Gething and year 6 for organising this hugely successful event.
Bristol Zoo trip - classes 1 and 3
On Monday 16th October classes 1 and 3 went on a trip to Bristol Zoo. They had an African Animal Experience that involved the children learning about different animals that live in Africa. They even got to hold and stroke mealworms, a boa constrictor snake and a rat. Children also took part in activities where they had to match the animal with their skin, foot prints, bones and horns. Following this, the children explored the zoo where they saw lions, penguins, sea lions, monkeys, meerkats, butterflies, bugs, giant tortoises and many other zoo animals. They all had a super day out.
I had a good time. I liked the bats. I liked the two covered up sleeping.
Yousuf J - year 2
I enjoyed stroking the python Mia. I was surprised it felt like plastic.
Ruby L - year 3
We held our annual pumpkin competition in school on Friday 20th October, judged by School Council. We had some fantastic entries from all age groups. These were on display at the PTFA Halloween disco that evening, to light the way.
R - Bailey
1 - Leo
2 - Grace L
3 - Megan
4 - Ruby J
5 - Lily-Rose and Gracie-Mae
6 - Lewis
Farm to Fork - class 5
On Friday 3rd November class 5 went to Tescos in Hereford as part of the Farm to Fork project. All the children had a lively and informative morning where they got to bake bread, taste a selection of cheeses and discover where different fruit and vegetables come from. We then had a fresh and tasty snack before finishing the morning off with 'The Lemon Challenge.' Penny and Heather, who led the morning, complemented the children on their exemplary behaviour and attitude.
I loved making because I learnt you can plait it.
Ruby C- year 5
I tried lots of different cheeses, the Cheddar was definitely the best!
Chloe F - year 5
My favourite part of the morning was the lemon challenge. It was funny seeing everybody's faces!
Lucy E and Jack A - year 5
Bullying is an issue we take very seriously in school. This year’s National Anti-Bullying Week takes place between the 13th and 17th November and this year’s theme is ‘All different, All equal’.
As part of this week, we are asked children to come to school on Monday 13th November wearing odd socks. It was an opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality; a chance to discuss that we are all different and all equal.
It is really important that we educate our children with how to recognise bullying and what they should do if they come across it in school. They need to know their support network and the importance of telling, whether it is happening to them or they witness it happening to another child.
The definition of bullying is - STOP - Several Times On Purpose. You should never bully.
Abi GP - year 5
We wore odd socks today to show it's alright to be different.
Sophie G - year 1
Children in Need
On Friday 17th November the school took part in the annual Children in Need charity fundraiser. We all dressed up and wore clothing associated with what we want to be when we grow up, as well as donating £1 to the worthwhile cause. We also had hot chocolate and cookies, guess the name of the teddy (won by Chloe F - year 5) and guess the amount of sweets in the jar (won by Archie - year 6). The school raised a whopping £321.20!!! Well done everyone and thank you to all those who donated money.
It was a really fun day and the hot chocolate was good.
Lily P- year 6
It was good. I dressed up as a marine biologist. It was a good way to raise money.
Mia P - year 4
Dulas Court - The Magic Table
On Tuesday 28th November two children from each year group visited Dulas Court Residential Home to participation in their Magic Table event. This was an opportunity for children to interact with the elderly residents and enjoy the activities provided.This event was initiated by an organization called Tovertafel. They believe that everyone has the right to play. Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy this right. The Tovertafel can justly be called a care innovation and they work in close collaboration with care professionals and universities from around the globe.The children really enjoy the interactive activities, suing a projector, which involved catching fish, splatting eggs and making flowers grow.
I thought it was amazing and magical.
Ayesha J - year 6
It was good. My favourite activity was the fish.
Matti A - year 1
Gloucester Cathedral and Masid-El Noor Mosque trip - class 6
Wednesday 29th saw Class 6 travel to Gloucester to visit both the Cathedral and the Mosque as part of their RE studies. At the Mosque we discussed worship, pilgrimage and the similarities between Islam and other major faiths. At the Cathedral, we completed a tour with a quiz sheet that led us to many of the famous people remembered there as well as walking through the Cloisters that featured in the Harry Potter films. Lucy said the speaker at the Mosque was very friendly and inspiring whilst Lewis thought the tall and intricate ceiling in the Cathedral was awesome! Mrs Gething was very proud of the children and their impeccable behaviour and manners was commented upon by both Cathedral staff and members of the general public.
I enjoyed lying on the floor and looking at the architecture of the Cathedral.
Sam S - year 6
I really enjoyed it. It was great to learn about different religions.
Alison W - year 6
Hey Ewe! - Reception, year 1,2 and 3 Christmas concert
‘Seen through the eyes of a particularly excitable and curious sheep, the traditional nativity unfolds with humour and charm, through a simple but original, script’.
Two performances were held yesterday (Thursday 7th Dec) and it was a super concert. The children all worked very hard and did a wonderful job. We are very proud of you. Also thank you to Mrs Prowse and Mrs Ashmead for their essential musical input.
A fantastic performance from all the children. It was a very nice twist on the traditional nativity.
The staff and children have all worked very hard with excellent results.
Great community event - fabulous to be able to use Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall.
Brynmawr Cinema trip - 'The Star' - whole school
Today (Friday 8th Dec) the whole visited Brynmawr Cinema to watch Sony Pictures Animation's The Star. This is about a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the first Christmas story. The children had a great time and were very well behaved. They all enjoyed popcorn, chocolate and a drink, as well as a traditional snow landscape outside.
Santa, Christmas buffet lunch and disco
On the last Friday of the Christmas term we had a very exciting and fun packed day. We were visited in the morning by someone very special......Father Christmas. He had heard from his elves that all the children in Ewyas Harold School had been super behaved this year, so he decided to give each child an early Christmas present.
This was followed by our annual Christmas lunch buffet with children wearing their Christmas hats they had made. And to finish off the afternoon we had a super Christmas disco with lots of dancing, games AND a snow machine!
Music afternoon - Alden, Patterson and Dashwood
On Friday 12th January - Alden, Patterson & Dashwood visited the whole school.Funded by the Probus donation. Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. They released their much-anticipated debut album ‘Call Me Home’ on 7th November 2016 with an accompanying UK tour.
We had a fabulous time. They sang us some of their own songs they wrote, accompanied by the various instruments they play. They taught us some of their songs and we even co-wrote some extra verses with them. It was a great afternoon. Huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Slough for organising it.
To find out more about this band and to hear some songs, please click on the link below:
I liked singing their songs and making up our own verses.
Jemima W - year 3
They were a good band. I enjoyed listening to their songs.
James G - year 2
Black Country Museum - Class 5
On Friday 9th February Class 5 visited the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley. The children had a Victorian school lesson, went down a mine shaft with a moving floor, toured the Victorian village and chatted to Victorian characters. Mrs Jones said it was a super day and that the children were magnificently behaved.
It was very clever. I liked how they built the town. The desks were like planks of wood and you had to write on slate boards. My favourite bit was visiting the pharmacy.
Willow C - year 5
The mine was scary because it was dark and the ground shook. The teacher was very strict and Mrs Chesworth got whipped.
Chloe F - year 5
Our bedtime stories session on Tuesday 6th March was a roaring success again this year. A lovely opportunity for staff to share their favourite bedtime stories with the children, enjoy hot chocolate and wear our pyjamas. It was a great evening.
It was fun. The best part was the hot chocolate.
Gracie-Mae J - year 3
I enjoyed the Queen's underpants story that Mrs Gething read because it was very funny.
Ruby L - year 3
World Book Day
World Book Day (Thursday 8th March) was a huge success yesterday!
Well done to all of the children for their fantastic costumes and a big thank you to the parents for organising the outfits. The children loved talking about their favourite books and sharing stories with each other.
The Book Fair donated a £5 voucher to each class to use at school this week. Congratulations to:
class 1 - Ted S (Paddington),
class 3 - Harry P (Billy Goats Gruff),
class 5 - Lily T (Matilda) and
class 6 -Alex J (Stig)
who each received a voucher.
Well done everybody!
I dressed up as Bertha the Blubberer. This is my favourite book.
Daisy G - year 3
I dressed up as a Billy goat from the story of the three Billy goat's gruff. I won a £5 voucher for the book fair.
Harry P - year 3
Sing Spring 2018 and Mad Science
Last week (Thursday 15th March) year 2 were invited to take part in a singing concert as part of the Sing Spring 2018 project. We prepared a number of songs for the performance that was held at Marlbrook Primary School, where we were also joined by Little Dewchurch. Thank you to those who came to see the final concert. It was a real treat!
I thought it was good. I enjoyed singing our song.
Grace P - year 2
On the same afternoon Marlbrook hosted a Mad Science afternoon for children in the collaboration. Beau from year 3 represented our school and had a fabulous time making slime.
It was good. I enjoyed making the slime. We mixed some lemonade and mento mints and it exploded.
Beau C - year 3
Sport's Relief and the Bake Off
We came to school in our sporting gear on Friday 23rd March and undertook a number of sporting activities in the afternoon as part of Sport’s Relief. We had yoga with Mrs Colwell, aerobics with Miss Wallace and Mrs Smith, circuits with Mrs Jones and zumba with Mrs Gething. We had great fun rotating through the different events.
The School Council planned a culinary extravaganza for Sport Relief with plenty of entries in their sports-themed Bake Off. The children were extremely impressed with the variety and quality of the entries that showed great imagination and skill. Council members judged the entries based on both appearance and taste before the winning cake for each year group was put forward to be judged for the Star Baker by Miss Wallace, Ms Kneale and Mrs Evans, the editor of the GV magazine.
The winning entries were:
Reception: Lili C
Year 1: Jayden M
Year 2: Maisie F
Year 3: Daisy G
Year 4: Sam S
Year 5: Daisy B
Year 6: Archie F
With the overall Star Baker being awarded to: Jayden M
Break-time saw the entire School have the opportunity to buy a slice of their favourite cake with all money raised going to Sport Relief.
Dan yr Ogof Showcaves - Class 3
On Monday 26th March, class 3 went on a school trip to Dan yr Ogof Showcaves. This was linked to our history topic on the Stone Age. There were lots of large replica dinosaurs, erupting volcanoes, a Stone age village and lots of exciting caves with Stone Age drawings and waterfalls. We also saw some farm animals, had fun in the play barn and went on the zip wire. It was a very busy day but we had lots of fun.
I liked the prints on the walls in the caves. I think cave men made them.
Maisie F - year 2
I liked all the cracks in the caves and the stalagmites and stalactites because I like the way they grow.
Daisy G - year 3
The Hut People
On Monday 23rd April, the whole school had the pleasure of joining in with the fantastic band The Hut People on various percussion instruments, as well as a selection of drums. It was a super afternoon and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) are an English instrumental duo that have firmly established themselves as one of the most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.
"Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!"
In 2017, The Hut People release their 4th studio album on the Fellside label entitled 'Routes'.
To find out more about this dynamic duo and to hear some of their great music, click on the following link - The Hut People
Royal Wedding Day
On Friday 18th May classes 1 and 5 went on a school trip, so the remaining classes 3 and 6 decided to celebrate the Royal wedding with a day full of activities. Children decorated crowns, made corgi shaped biscuits, tasted blue, white and red jelly, coloured mindfulness pictures, designed hats and cards amongst other things. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and had lots of fun.
On Thursday 7th June the whole school participated in an Earth Day. This involved improving the wildlife garden (by the school gate entrance) with an amazing teepee, tree decorations, tree paintings and fairy/troll doors on the trees. A massive thank you to Mr and Mrs Slough and Mrs Gore for all your time and effort, it looks fantastic. Children also took part in a water challenge, forest school and a recycling activity. Feedback is that they all had a wonderful day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.