19th - 23rd June 2017 - Sports Week
During the week, everyone at Eastlands, has been taking part in sporting events. From Yoga to dance, from football to rounders and healthy eating to long jump, there was something for everyone to enjoy. On Thursday morning, the hot weather had cooled down and it was time for sports morning. All of the children were part of a team and looked great as they worked well together, encouraging each other. Football skills was tricky and so was the egg and spoon race! Everyone gathered together for the results. Congratulations to the children who were nominated for best in sport awards. Parents and children waited for the overall team results... 3rd place went to White team! 2nd Place to Red and the overall winners were BLUE TEAM! Thank you to all of the children for being so well behaved, thank you to everyone who came to cheer the children on, the staff and a huge thank you to the PSA for supplying us with food and drinks!
20th June 2017 - Holiday Clubs
With the holidays fast approaching, Harris School are offering holiday clubs, bikability and a venue to hold a themed party! Please see the flyers below for more information.
Friday 12th May - Gymnastics Competition.
Many congratulations to Soren in Year 3 who participated in Pipers Vale Challenge Cup Competition In Ipswich. Soren achieved extremely well. He was competing against teams from Birmingham, Leeds, Worthing & Essex. He narrowly missed achieving a Bronze on the vault.
31st March 2017 - Recorder Assembly
This afternoon we were treated to a delightful recorder performance. Children from Years 3, 4 and 6 shared what they have been learning in their lessons. Well done to you all and thank you to parents for joining us.
29th March 2017 - Spring Disco
This evening at school, it was time to celebrate Spring with a disco. Everyone was dressed in their best outfits and as always, the glow sticks were particularly popular! The candy floss stall was also busy. Thank you to the PSA for organising the event. Thank you to the staff and parents who helped out. Another very successful and fun event.
26th March 2017 - Mothers Day
Every child at Eastlands took home a daffodil for their Mum or for a special person. We hope you have a lovely day today.
25th March 2017 - Eastlands Hot Shots Basketball Team
Breaking news...We are very proud to share that the Eastlands hotshots team are through to the county finals after an amazing three matches tonight. What an amazing achievement, we can't wait for the finals - well done to the whole team.
24th March 2017 - Red Nose Day Has Arrived!
Red Nose Day is here and there is some very funky headgear going on. Thank you to everyone for the very kind donations. So far we have raised...£200.00 - which is amazing! Have a look at the children putting more than just a nose on it!
20th March 2017 - Red Nose Day
This week at Eastlands, we will be learning about Red Nose Day ready for Friday. We will learn about what happens to the money that is raised. On Friday, we will be wearing funky headgear and school uniform! We suggest a donation of £1.00 which will be sent to the charity. We will be learning the official Red Nose Day School's Song. Have a sing song yourself!
19th March Upcoming PSA Event
19th March 2017 - British Science Week
We have had an amazing week of Science at Eastlands. We have taken lots of photographs so you can see the buzz of excitement around the school. Thank you to everyone who took part in the home challenges. Thank you to all of the staff and children for making this week one we will not forget. And finally to Miss Towers, our Year 3 teacher, for organising an amazing week. #makingmemories
W/B 13th Match 2017 - Daily Science Challenge
The last challenge of the week. We hope you have enjoyed science at home. Please click HERE.
Thank you for sharing the science experiments you have been doing at home. Please click HERE for the Thursday challenge.
Please click HERE for the Wednesday challenge.
Thank you for sharing your home learning with us, looks like you are having fun. Please click HERE for Tuesday's challenge.
Please click HERE for Mondays challenge.
13th March to17th March 2017 - Eastlands Primary School Science Week
Monday 13th March to Friday 17th March is Eastlands Primary School Science week. During this week most of the children’s learning will be related to science and they will take part in many engaging practical science activities. We also have a number of parents who use science in their work to come and talk to children about the science they use in their jobs.
Daily Science Challenges
We are hoping that families will get involved too, so there will be daily science activities to try out at home. These will be texted out to you with further information on the website. Some of the things you may wish to buy or collect to help you with this are: cornflour; white flowers or celery; an empty plastic bottle (e.g. lemonade) and a pen cap; an apple and a potato, paper, scissors and paperclips. Please tweet your photos and responses to us @eastlandsschool or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as Science week; alternatively, your child may bring in their investigation outcomes in to school.
On Thursday 16th March at 2:30pm parents / carers / grandparents etc are invited to join their children in class to take part in science investigations. We are hoping that this will be a really fun and inspiring week for the children and they will encourage family members to join in too!
Enjoy! Best wishes, Miss Towers (Science co-ordinator)
12th March 2017 - Pupil Leadership
It has been a busy few weeks for our pupil leadership teams. Our new Junior Road Safety Officers were out on parking patrol with Ms Lees from WCC and Mrs Edwards. They were looking at parking around school at the end of the school day.
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors lead a whole school assembly. They shared the fantastic work they do in school everyday and the importance of being kind to each other. They are currently planning a campaign for school at the moment and more details will be shared soon.
Our Eco Club also lead an assembly. They told us all about the important work they do in their weekly club and about the up and coming 'Waste Week'. We look forward to sharing more about that soon.
Our eCadets have also been busy. They are very pleased and proud to announce that they have been promoted to eChief Superintendents!
Well done and thank you for everything you do to support the children and staff at Eastlands. Go pupil leadership!
12th March 2017 - Upcoming Events ...
2nd March 2017 - World Book Day
Today at Eastlands, our children were invited to dress up as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. It was great to see so many excited children ready to share their costumes. Each child received a £1.00 book token to put towards a book or exchange it for one of the special £1.00 World Book Day books at local bookshops. We also raised money to send to Book Aid International. Their works supports libraries in Africa by sending up to one million brand new, carefully selected books each year. Have a look at the children enjoying their evening.
1st March 2017 - Love To Read Evening.
This evening, all parents and children were invited back to school in their pj's to share their love of reading with each other. Year 6 shared books with their Reception buddies and other classes shared books with their teachers, parents and each other. Thank you to our PSA for providing hot chocolate and biscuits. Have a look at the photographs of the evening on our Love To Read webpage http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/news/we-love-to-read
25th February 2017 - Welcome Back
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday for a new half term. We have a new pupil leadership group, Junior Road Safety Officers. Our JRSO at Eastlands are part of our Kids In the Community (KIC) club which is lead by Mrs Edwards and every other week members of The Rotary Breakfast Club come into school. They have put together a news letter and added it to our webpage http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/news/newsletters please take a moment to read it.
On Thursday 2nd March we will be holding two online safety information sessions for parents. Join us at 9am or 5.30pm (adults only please.) Sessions will depend on demand so please write in your childs HSCB to indicate which session you would like to attend.
Dates for your diary!
Class photographs - 8th March.
During April... parent consultations meetings 2. More information will be available soon.
Staff training day so school will be closed to children - 26th May.
For up to the moment news and activities, please follow us on Twitter @eastlandsschool
17th February - Half Term Holiday
After a very busy half term, a weeks holiday is about to start. We would like to wish everyone a safe, restful and enjoyable break. We look forward to seeing you ready to learn on Monday 27th February.
15th February 2017 - Football
Some of our Year 5 and 6 children travelled to St Oswalds School to play football this afternoon. Due to the extensive rain, it was decided to play inside. Great skill and teamwork was shown by both schools. At full time the score was 3-6 to Eastlands! Go team Eastlands!
12th February 2017 - Breaking News - 360 Degree Safe Online Safety Award.
We are very pleased and proud to announce that we have again received our 360 Degree Safe Online Safety Award! Schools that are able to show good practice in their e-safety policy and procedures can apply for the E-Safety Mark. The first step towards gaining the mark involves an online application to South West Grid for Learning and submission of a completed 360 degree safe self review in which Eastlands has reached at least the benchmark level in all aspects. Our school also provided a full commentary for each aspect which describes how our provision for that aspect meets the required benchmark level. Following our application, the assessor checked our completed 360 degree safe self review tool to ensure that we had met the benchmark levels. We were informed yesterday that we have been successful.
7th February 2017 - Safer Internet Day
Today in school, we celebrated Safer Internet Day. Our morning started with our eCadets sharing the message of how to keep safe on line in two assemblies. Nursery, Reception and KS1 enjoyed learning about Smartie the Penguin! They even took part in a song...'before you tap and click, you need to stop and think and tell someone!' KS2 thought about what happens to photographs when they are shared on line, does it give our personal information away?
In our classes took part in different afternoon activities. Have a look at our great day below.
6th February 2017 - Twitter
Today we tweeted our 10,000 tweet and retweet! Thank you to the Eastlands community for your likes, tweets, retweets and comments!
4th February 2017 - Our School Vision
In November, our school community came together to create a new vision for Eastlands Primary School. After all our discussions, a school vision has been created. View our animoto to see our journey.
1st and 2nd February - Year 5 Residential Visit to York.
Over the last 2 days, Year 5 have been in York to enhance their learning for their topic about the Vikings. Have a look at what they have been busy doing.
27th January 2017 - eCadets Speak At The BETT Show
We were all very excited that some of our eCadets have been invited to attend the BETT show in London The show is at the ExCel centre and is a leading technology show. There they delivered a presentation about what makes a fantastic eCadet. Thank you to Sarah from eCadets and to Just Easy for hosting them. The children will be updating their webpage soon. Please visit it soon to see what an amazing time they had.
24th January 2017 - Young Voices Choir
The day has finally arrived for our Young Voices Choir to travel to the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Being part of the choir gives the children the opportunity to perform alongside incredible artists and it also has a massive impact on them. Furthermore, to achieve this with all their school friends around them for support, helps their self-belief, confidence and ability to communicate as part of a team, which is invaluable. There is a massive sense of achievement gained from rehearsing over so many months and finally able perform. Parents also looked like they were enjoying themselves. Thank you for your tweets! Have a look at our animoto to see just how much fun it was, and tiring! Thank you to Mrs Meek for preparing the choir and to Mrs Edwards, Mr Poole and Miss Jenkins for supporting the children.
13th January 2017 - Snow!
Today at Eastlands we have snow! The children were very excited as they arrived at school as it has been a while since we have seen any. It was falling quite heavy so we anticpated a thick covering by lunchtime but the sun decided to come out and melt it all away. We had a lot of fun while it lasted!
9th January 2017 - Online Safety
With the ever changing world of the internet, we have added some new rescources and reading to our Online Safety parents webpage http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/e-safety/parents In the very near future, we will be organising parents workshops to raise awareness of how we can keep our children safe online together.
Happy New Year everyone. We are pleased to see everyone back after our break. We are looking forward to a very busy and exciting 2017.
16th December 2016 - Happy Christmas
Everyone here at Eastlands Primary School would like to wish our community a safe and Happy Christmas. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.
16th December 2016 - Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children
Today we rasied money for the charity, Save the Children by wearing our Christmas Jumpers! So many snowmen, Father Christmas and even robins were worn. After lunch, the whole school took part in a mannequin challenge. It was not as easy as it sounded, take a look to see how we did.
15th Decemer 2016 - EYFS Nativity
Today our youngest children performed a very special Nativity for their parents and families. They looked and spoke so well. They also sang beautifully! There were a few tears in the audience and everyone felt very proud of all of our children.
14th Decemer 2016 - Christmas Dinner!
At lunchtime today it was a special Christmas dinner! The children were very excited and enjoyed themselves. Thank you to the dinner time staff and the cooks for making it a memorable event.
12th, 13th, 14th Decemer 2016
All of our children hae been superstars over the last few days in the Christmas Performances. Beautiful singing, clear speaking and smiles all round from both children and adults. Well done to everyone. Thank you to the PSA for organising the cake sale. Below are some pictures from the dress rehersals and performances.
12th Decemer 2016 - A Very Special Visitor
This afternoon we had a very special visitor arrive at school, it was Father Christmas who came with a lot of presents! The bells were ringing throughout school and there was so much excitement. Thank you Father Christmas for coming and we are hoping you will be paying us a visit sometime soon! Thank you to the PSA too.
9th Decemer 2016 - What A Busy Week!
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9th Decemer 2016 - Recorders
This afternoon during our celebration assembly, we had a musical treat from all our recorder players throughout school. Well done Year 3 for your first performance to your parents. Everyone should feel very proud of themselves. Thank you Miss Jones for preparing the children.
8th December 2016 - Whole School Outing
This morning, the whole school got together and walked to St Peters and St John Church for a Christmas celebration. Poems and readings were shared and traditional carols sung. Year 1 retold the Christmas Story. Thank you to Rev Shelia Bridge and the church community for making us feel so very welcome.
7th December 2016 - Year 1 Stable Trail
This morning, Year 1 travelled to the Paddox Methodist Church to learn more about the Natvity. They followed the star and visited the shepherds, a Wise Man's wife, the Innkeeper and Mary. They a had a story to tell about a very special night. Have a look at what happened on their visit. Thank you to the Paddox Church community for making us feel so welcome.
6th December 2016 - Pantomime comes to Eastlands
How exciting, today the pantomime came to Eastlands. 'He's behind you' was ringing out from the hall. Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, Nanna, Captain Hook and Smee came to entertain us all. Thank you to the PSA for giving our children this special treat.
3rd December 2016 - Hotshots
Congratulations to our Hotshots basketball team who played brilliantly together tonight. Thank you Mrs Warrington for supporting the group.
2nd December 2016 - Christmas Fayre
The time has arrived for the Christmas Fayre in school. There were many things to do and see including visiting Father Christmas! There wafood, games and stalls to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Many thanks to the PSA for organising the event and to staff for helping. Thank you to everyone who came.
2nd December 2016 - Goodbye Mr Boswell
This afternoon, we said goodbye to Mr Boswell AKA Mr Keith our site manager. All the children and staff made special cards to wish him well in hs new job. The Eastlands community will miss you!
2nd December 2016 - Advent
Mrs Edwards has been visiting each classroom with her very special advent calendar. Each day there is a joke, a chocolate and a little reminder about how we can help each other. We have really looked forward to seeing her.
25th November 2016 - Childrens University
This evening, pupils past and present attended a Childrens University Graduation. These children hae taken part in various out of school hours activities to earn hours and stamps. It shows dedication and hard work. Congratulations to you all.
22nd November 2016 - Harris Holiday Club
As part of our school partnerships, Harris School will be running a Christmas holiday club for the week before Christmas. See below for more details.
18th November 2016 - Rugby Firework Competition winners
Congratulations to Bobby and Daniel. Bobby drew a safety poster and Daniel wrote a 'safety first' poem. The winners design will be used in the safety campaign for 2017. Both boys received a book token and a visit to the local fire station, with their family, as a prize. Read more at eastlands-school-pupils-win-rugby-firework-safety-competition-2016
Well done boys.
18th November 2016 - Children In Need Day
Today we were raising money for children that are not as lucky as we are. We wore our best funky headgear and looked fantastic and we rasied over £200.00! Thank you for your very kind donations. Have a look at how great we looked!
18th November 2016 - Bronze Award
In assembly we celebrated two of our children for gaining 50 stamps. They are the first children this academic year to be awarded a bronze award. A huge round of appaluse to you both and keep working hard to reach your silver.
14-18th November 2016 - Anti-Bullying Week
We have had a very busy week at Eastlands talking about bullying behaviour. Our ABA team organised a theatre production 'The Power Of One' to come into school to share their message. We all have the power to STOP bullying behaviour and TELL a trusted adult if we see bullying or we are being bullied. In our classrooms, we have been reflecting on this message. We have made friendship flowers, supportive network hands, posters and sharing our own reflection thinking. Thank you to all of our ABA team and to Mrs Warrington and Mrs Stonell for organsing the event as it is such an important topic. Remember it doesn't matter how small or how big a problem is, we should share how we feel with a trusted adult. TELL,TELL, TELL!
11th November 2016 - Rememberance Day
Today is the 11th day of the 11th month and at 11am, we showed respect to all that have fought in a war. At school we had a special assembly and at 11 we fell silent to reflect on our freedom. Reception talked about what today means to many and watched a very special animation (see below for the link.) Nursery have been printing poppies using apples. Our Year 5 class visited the Whitehall Memorial gates to remember alongside the Mayor of Rugby and members of the British Legion. All of our children thought about others during our reflection time.
11th November 2016 - Signposts For Parents
The Wariwckshire Family Information Service provide free information to support familes with children and young people aged 0-25. Contact them 0n 0845 090 8044 or email www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ffs . They also have twitter and facebook pages. See their leaflet below to view the support they offer.
11th November 2016 - Christmas Is Coming!
Today we have been given details about the exciting, upcoming PSA event. Please see below for more details!
11th November 2016 - Healthy Lunchboxes
To encourge healthy eating in school, we now have a healthy lunchbox leaflet. You can view this on our letter to parents webpage. http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/news/letterstoparents Mrs Edwards is currently discussing a ‘Change Makers - Healthy Eating Programme’ with Rugby Council to be held in school in spring and summer terms. More information about accessing this programme will be published soon.
7th November 2016 - Visit From Our Local Rotary Club
Ths morning, during our assembly, our Year 5 children were presented with a very special dictionary each. Every year, our local Rotary Club, come into school and generously gift each Year 5 child with a dictionary. We would like to thank the Rotary Club for this and the children were usng them straight after breaktime!
3rd November 2016 - Year 2 and Year 3 Parent Workshop for Accelerated Reader
Thank you to the parents who attended the Accelerated Reader workshop to learn more about the programme. Thank you everyone for taking part in a quiz and scoring 100%! For more information about the programme visit our webpages. http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/information/curriculum/accelerated-reader Thank you Mrs Warrington for organising the workshop.
2nd November 2016 - The Spooky Disco
There was something very strange going on in the hall this evening...it was the Spooky Disco. So many wonderful costumes. Good to see lot's of our children and parents and carers at both discos. There was candy floss, tuck and all sorts of glow in the dark toys. Fun was had by all. Thank you to our PSA for arranging a very successful event. Have a look at just how spooky it was!
Week Beginning 31st October - Roald Dahl Week
This week in school it is Roald Dahl week! Every class will be focusing on a different story over the week. To start our learning, everyone was invited to dress up as a Roald Dahl book character. So many Charlie's, Matilda's, witches and foxes in school. Take a look at the photographs to see some amazing costumes.
On Wednesday, a local author came into school. Mark Robson has written a series of books. He shared his passion of reading and writing with the whole school during a special assembly. He also worked with Years 5 and 6 to write a fantastic story opener to grip the reader. Thank you to Mark for the very generous gift of books for our library.
21st October 2016 - Vision Day
Today at school, all staff and governors got together to share their ideas to create a new vision for our school. We were also joined by our school councillors who came on behalf of the children in their class to share what they think Eastlands in the future should 'look like.' They spoke with confidence and every enjoyed their presentations. Thank you to all of the children that came in and their parents too. Another meeting is to be held soon after half term with the school council to finalise what the school vision will be. We look forward to sharing it with the school community very soon.
20th October 2016 - Harvest Festival
Thank you to Eastlands Primary School parents and carers, for thinking of others within our community by donating lots of food for the Rugby Food Bank.
20th October 2016 - Wear It Pink Day
Today it was wear it pink day at school in aid of raising money for breast cancer research. The school council also arranged a cake sale which was very popular! Well done to you all for a successful event.
12th October 2016 - School Council Assembly
In assembly this morning, we were introduced to our School Council team. They told us all about Wear It Pink Day next Thursday to raise money for Breast Cancer. We can wear pink for the day, it could be a t-shirt, socks or even a hair bobble for a £1.00 donation.There will also be a cake sale and they are asking for cake donations and each cake will be 50p. Well done team School Council!
8th October 2016 - Pupil Leadership
We now have three pupil leadership teams of children working hard in school.
Our School Councillors have been voted for by their class. They are currently planning 'Wear It Pink Day' in aid of breast cancer fundraising. Visit their webpage. http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/school-community/school-council/school-council-2016-2017
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassador team has been joined by some new recruits. They have recently attended training to understand the different forms bullying can be and the impact bullying can have on others. Visit their webpage http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/school-community/anti-bullying-ambassadors/anti-bullying-ambassadors-september-2016-july-2017
And our eCadets also have some new recruits. They are now attending eCadet club after school on a Monday. They have just submitted their first challenge to eCadet headquarters and are waiting to see if they have been successful. Visit their webpage http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/school-community/ecadets/e-cadets-2016-2017
7th October 2016 - KS1 English Meeting
Tonight, KS1 parents were invited to join us for an information meeting about English. Please click on the picture to view the PowerPoint from the meeting. Thank you to the parents who attended.
26th September 2016 - New Parents Phonics Meeting
Tonight, all of our new parents were invited to join us for a phonics session. Here at Eastlands we teach Read Write Inc. The children enjoy learning their sounds with Fred. Thank you to the parents who joined us.
19th September 2016 - Buddy Meetings
Today our Year 6 became buddies to our new reception child. As a buddy, year 6 will be guiding and supporting our new children. Watching you together today shows us you will be fantastic.
12th September 2016 - Parents Learning Meetings
It was good to see so many parents joining us after school to find out more about the year ahead and meet our teachers. Thank you for coming. If you were unable to join us, please view your child's class webpage to view the PowerPoint.
12th September 2016 - Extra Curricular Clubs
Our extra curricular clubs letter is now available to view online. There is a wide variety of opportunities available. http://www.eastlandsprimaryschool.co.uk/news/letterstoparents
9th September 2016 - Star of the Week and Sparkly Writers
A great way to end our first week with a celebration assembly. Congratulations to our stars of the week; Diya, Heidi-Lee, Lilla, Harry, Adam. Mia and Jacob. Also our sparkly writers; Charlotte, Heidi-Lee, Amelia, Soren, Krisha, Krishna, Pete. Well done all. Each week, our achievements webpage is updated.
9th September 2016 - Gymnastics
Today, Year 6 returned to Rugby Gymnastics club. This is our third year we have partnered with them. Each class visits for 6 weeks where they have progressive gymnastic skills lessons. Keep an eye out on Twitter and class pages for photographs.
7th September 2016 - Update!
Take a look at our class webpages as they have been updated. They show what the children will be learning over the year in each subject. The questions for learning challenge 1 have also been updated.
6th September 2016 - Pupil leadership
Today we have launched the search for new leaders. We need school councillors for each class, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and eCadets. Each class will be holding a ballot to vote for their councillors after the children have shared why they would be a good candidate.
Upper KS2 children will have the opportunity to apply by application form to join the successful Anti-Bullying Team and all of KS2 can apply to become an eCadet and attend the new after school eCadet club.
Visit their school community web pages over the next few weeks to see what each group have been up to.
5th September 2016 - First day back at school
First day back at school and it wonderful to see everyone looking so excited and smart! Welcome to our new Head Teacher, Mrs Edwards. Welcome to our new staff, Miss Lee, Mr Poole, Miss Towers and Miss Jenkins. We welcome all of our new children and families too.
Congratulations to Miss Jackson who got married over the summer and is now known as Mrs Straw.
It is going to be a busy term. Come back soon to see what we have been doing.