Assemblies and concerts
Christmas Carol Concert
The children of Class 6 were responsible for leading our Carol Service in St Michael’s Church on Thursday 16th December. They told us the story behind Christmas and narrated throughout.
The Carol Service also included songs from the Reception and Class 2 Christmas plays, Class 6 and a lovely poem from Class 4.
Mrs Gething, Mrs Chesworth and Mrs Prowse taught the children many different Christmas Carols and songs that were inserted between the readings to make our Carol Service special. The choir sang beautifully and the solos were superb. Great job everyone.
Class 2 - The Magical Christmas Box
Class 2 took a historical take on the story of Christmas. It was a lovely story of the true meaning of Christmas as well as including the traditional nativity tale. The children were superb. Their singing, dancing and acting was wonderful to watch and the children all worked really hard. Great job class 2.
Class 4 assembly - Children in Need
On Friday 19th November class 4 undertook a fantastic assembly for parents and children on Children in Need. They told us what Children in Need is and what they raise money for. They highlighted the important difference between what children want and what children need. This made many of us think about these two very different terms. The assembly ended with a super rendition of 'You've Got A Friend.' Great job Class 4.
Our Harvest festival on Wednesday 20th October was super. The children all worked hard and made us all proud with their performances. It was lovely to see so many adults attend. Thank you to all who donated foodstuffs for the Hereford foodbank. This charity is committed to the relief of poverty in Herefordshire and the surrounding area through the provision of emergency food parcels.
Activities and trips
Whole School Trip to Caswell Bay - 12th July
The whole school enjoyed a trip to Caswell Bay. We enjoyed making sand castles, splashing our teachers, jumping the waves and burying each other. We especially loved seeing starfish and jelly fish. Thank you to the PTFA for our yummy ice creams!!
Class 6 Trip to Hereford Summer Games - 6th July
Class 6 threw themselves into the Summer Games event at the Leisure Centre and Racecourse participating in the opening ceremony carrying the Bermuda flag and with groups of pupils enjoying Street Dance, Rounders and Handball. The children were great team players, beautifully behaved and showed great sportsmanship. Well done, Class 6!
Class 6 Trip to All Star Activities - 4th July
Class 6 had a glorious time on Monday 4th July when we spent the day at All Star Activities in Sutton. The weather was dry and pleasantly cool whilst we took part in Archery Tag, Zorbing, Laser Tag and Paintballing Battles. Not only did the children have a great time, they tackled new skills with resilience whilst supporting their friends. Well done to each and every pupil who were fantastic ambassadors for our school.
Class 4 Trip to All Star Activities - 20th June
Class 4 had a super time on Monday 20th June when we spent the day at All Star Activities in Sutton. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather whilst we took part in Team Games, Zorbing, Laser Tag and Mini Quad Bikes. Not only did the children have a great time, they tackled new skills with resilience whilst supporting their friends. Well done to all of the children who were fantastic ambassadors for our school.
Class 2 trip to Sophia Gardens - SWALEC stadium
On Wednesday 25th May, class 2 went on a trip to Sophia Gardens, SWALEC stadium, home of Glamorgan Cricket Club. On arrival we went into the museum to have our snack. Our guide then showed us some footage of cricket events that had taken place there and a video about how cricket is played. After we went to the indoor nets and played some simple cricket games. It was then time for lunch. Following this Miss Wallace was dressed up in full cricket kit and all the children wore a county or country cricket shirt. We had a wonderful picture of us all dressed up outside in the stands. Time for another few overs in the nets and at the end we were all given goody bags with Glamorgan yellow haired headbands, t shirts, stress balls, pens and stickers. We all wore our headwear on the journey home. The adults and children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The children were very well behaved and did us all proud.
Class R trip to West Midlands Safari Park
On Friday 20th May the Reception children went to West Midlands Safari Park, we saw a whole range of animals which we have been finding out about in class. We got to feed some too. We had a fabulous trip and discovered how long a giraffe's tongue really is!
Class R visit to Lambing Live
On Friday 18th March Reception went to Lambing live, at Quan's farm, where we saw two sets of twins being born, held some lambs, saw bee hives and met Pip the dog. We learnt about different trees and even gave them a hug.
School's out for Christmas!
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. Unfortunately our Christmas disco was cancelled at the very last minute so we had films and dancing in our own classrooms.
Whole school trip - Courtyard Theatre Hereford - Jack and the Beanstalk
On Tuesday the 14th December the whole school went on a trip to see Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime in Hereford. It was brilliant. The acting, songs and scenery were super. The children were impeccably behaved and had a great time.
Classes R and 2 - Madley Environmental Centre - Santa
On Wednesday 1st December classes R and 2 went to MEC for a Santa visit (separately). On arrival we met Mrs Claus and made some Christmas cards. Then we met Bluebell the elf who got us to help her sort Santa's socks into pairs because they'd got muddled up! Next we went to find Santa in the woods. We actually found Mrs Claus asleep so we woke her up. Bluebell told us the story of why she had grown into a big elf. It was all down to those naughty pixies! After that we went to see Santa and he gave all the children a gift for being so good. Following this we went on an elf hunt and we found 12 elves hiding in the forest! We ended the day with some berry juice and a biscuit before jumping back on our bus and heading home. It was a super trip and all the children really enjoyed themselves.
Children in Need
On Friday 19th November it was the UK's annual Children in Need fundraising day. We participated in this as a school. We all wore our pyjamas or Pudsey wear. School Council held a raffle for a Pudsey backpack, teddy bear, ears and a keyring torch and a keyring torch on its own (winners listed below). They also held a 'guess the number of sweets in the jar' competition. There were 871 and this was won by Marley in class 2. We also had a cake sale where every child was given a cake for a small donation. Leo in class R won the best pjs and Josh in class 4 for the best Pudsey outfit. Well done everyone. Thank you to all those who contributed to the bake sale and via money donations. The children had a lovely day and we raised over £300 for Children in Need!
Pudsey raffle (children chose their prize):
Alex (class 2) - Pudsey ears and keyring torch
Lizzie (class 4) - Pudsey backpack
Josh (class 4) - Pudsey teddy bear
Millie (class 4) - Pudsey keyring torch
Trip to Pontrilas Builders Merchant
On Wednesday 17th November the Reception children went to Pontrilas Builders Merchants to buy some resources to promote their role play area which this half term is a builders yard. We wrote a list of what we were going to buy. The lovely staff helped us to find what we needed and even showed us the store room and a forklift. We ended up with so much more, which was kindly donated to us. Thank you to everyone working there. The children had an amazing time and loved their hot chocolates.
Trip to the Post office
On Thursday 11th November the Reception Class took the letters that they wrote for their families to the post office, they each bought a stamp and posted it in the post box. We then went the playing field for a play. The children drew some lovely maps of the village when we got back.
MacMillan Coffee Morning and #HelloYellow
Class 6 led the School's support of these two fabulous charities with a Coffee Morning in the School Hall that was attended by lots of families. There was plenty of choice for a delicious snack because of the generous support of the entire School. Children were able to buy something sweet at breaktime too.
We all wore something yellow and made a donation towards the amazing and worthwhile work of the Young Minds charity. Some people wore just a hint of yellow, but others went the 'full banana'! The entire School was able to buy ducks for our very own yellow duck race and we all walked down to the brook to watch them bobbing along the course.
Anthony's duck was first to the end - he won an enormous rubber duck to take home. Grace's was the slowest duck so she won a very tiny little duckling to keep.
An incredible £625 was raised during the day and this was shared between the two charities.
We held our annual pumpkin competition in school on Friday 22nd October, judged by School Council. We had some fantastic entries from all age groups.
Y1 Henry S
Teachers also judged the best Halloween costume in their classes. It was really tricky as there were some super outfits.
Fair Oak Cider Mill - Year 6 on 22nd October
Our Year 6 children were invited to visit the only horse-powered cider mill in England on one of its very rare Open Days. The children found out about the old English apple varieties used (and got to taste them too) as well as seeing Tommy the Welsh Cob in action pulling the stones in the cider mill. Everyone was able to scoop some of the apples and learn more about this ancient craft being preserved as living history just up the road from our School.