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Activities and School Trips

Dogs Trust

Tuesday 25th February saw a visit from a lovely lady who came with two dogs (neither of which were real) from the Dogs Trust.

Reception learnt how to safety handle dogs and even got the chance to dress up and pretend to be one of our furry friends. They are now all confident in their knowledge that you don't hug a dog, you stroke it and that you must never touch a dog whilst it is eating.

Class 2 talked about the 5 things you must take into consideration when you have or meet a dog. Children got the opportunity to role play different scenarios involving dogs. They met a pretend dog and they acted out what to do in different situations.

Class 4 learnt how dogs are microchipped and the children had the opportunity to use a microchip tester.  They talked about the perceived personalities of different types of dogs and how to keep themselves safe in the vicinity of dogs.

Class 6 discussed the importance of researching different breeds before getting a dog.  They looked at ways of training a dog, using different activities and toys/treats.  They also investigated the needs of a dog and what they require such as food, walks, love...

The children had excellent prior knowledge and asked some interesting questions. The lady was very impressed and the children had a great time.



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 they had made.



Class R trip to The Railway Garden Centre in Three Cocks

On Wednesday 18th December class R visited The Railway Garden Centre in Three Cocks.  They were met by elves who took the children to play some games and write letters to Santa.  They were given cookies and a drink. They made Christmas cards and played throw the snowball.  After they went for a walk through the enchanted winter forest where they met Father Christmas for a chat.  Because all our children were on the good list they got to chose a presents from the elf workshop.  Finally they went to see donkeys, some sheep and goats.




It was magical!

Darcey-Jo - Class R

Whole school trip - Brynmawr Cinema

The whole school went on a school trip to Brynmawr Cinema on Friday 13th December. We all boarded three buses from the Memorial Hall to Brynmawr.  We had the whole cinema to ourselves and each of us were given a box of popcorn and a drink. The seats were comfy and we enjoyed our Christmas film, Polar Express. 

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Class 4 trip to Hereford Cathedral

On Thursday 6th December, class 4 visited Hereford Cathedral as part of their RE celebrations. They looked at the signs and symbols around the cathedral (and got to share a yummy brownie).  They also took part in a stained glass window workshop after looking closely at the windows in the cathedral. The children behaved beautifully and were a credit to our school.


Bedtime stories

Again bedtime stories was a roaring success. Thursday 29th November was a lovely opportunity for staff to share their favourite bedtime stories with the children, share hot chocolate and wear our pyjamas.


Children in Need

For over half a century BBC Children in Need have been raising money for young people in the UK that need help. Children in Need provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They currently support over 3,000 local charities and projects in communities across the UK. The projects they fund help children facing a range of disadvantages for example poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

On Friday 15th November the whole school took part in raising money for Children in Need.  We all wore something spotty or yellow, had a Pudsey themed bake off, a bring and buy sale, sold Pudsey and Blush badges and had a 'Where's Pudsey?' game, along with lots of different class activities. It was a great day and the children raised an amazing £350.

Bake off winners:

Reception - Caleb

Year 1 - Lizzie

Year 2 - Bailey

Year 3 - Katie

Year 4 - Maisie F

Year 5 - Gracie-Mae (overall winner)

Year 6 - Ruby J




Bookshop Band

On Friday 8th November we had the pleasure of the super Bookshop Band coming to Ewyas Harold school. They read a book and made up a song about it. They performed and the children joined in. Their singing was beautiful. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Slough (Ted and Sam's parents) for organising this. 

The Bookshop Band are a duo of English folk singer-songwriters and a multi-award winning independent bookshop in the UK, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They write and perform songs inspired by books, inspired by hundreds of authors from Shakespeare to Philip Pullman, and have released 13 studio albums featuring many of the authors they have worked with. If you would like to find out more, please visit: https://www.thebookshopband.co.uk/home


Class 2 trip to St Fagan's Museum Cardiff

On Friday 8th November class 2 visited St Fagan's Museum in Cardiff.  We undertook a workshop looking at old and new toys (linked to our history topic of toys from the past) and had the opportunity to play with some of the old toys.  Then we had the opportunity to make an old fashioned peg doll (on display in class 2 so come and have a look).  Next we had a wander around the outside part of the museum, looking at houses and shops from the past. We had just enough time to have a play on the equipment before it was time for the journey home. The children had a lovely time and we learned lots.




Harvest Festival

Our Harvest festival on Friday 25th 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.



Pumpkin competition

We held our annual pumpkin competition in school on Friday 25th October, judged by School Council.  We had some fantastic entries from all age groups.  Some of these will be on display at tonight's PTFA Halloween disco.


Rec    Poppy

Y1   George

Y2   Kai

Y3   Katie

Y4   Arran

Y5   Freddie

Y6   Harry B



MacMillan coffee morning

On Friday 27th September class 6 and Mrs Gething held a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan cancer support.  Mrs Gething was in very bright and very early to set everything up.  The children did a fantastic job serving, waiter and waitressing, washing up, taking photos etc.  We were all very proud of them.  Thank you to everyone who attended, brought or made a cake and donated.  It was great to see so many people here.  We raised just over an amazing £377! Great job everyone!





 Class 6 visit to the Living Rainforest

On Friday 6th September class 6 went on a trip to the living rainforest in Newbury, linked to this term's topic of rainforests.  They found out lots about the adaptations of plants and animals in a tropical climate. They saw armadillos, sloths, poison dart frogs, spiders, snakes and goeldi monkeys. The children had a super time and were complimented on their excellent behaviour. 

It was good education wise.  My favourite animal was the armadillo called Harry.

 Zach - Year 5