End of Spring 2 28.03.24

Dear Families

Well that’s the end of Spring 2! Where is the year going? It has not only been a brilliant week but a fantastic term! With parents’ evenings, performances and assemblies to Commonwealth Celebrations in London, sporting events and community gatherings let alone the fantastic learning that has been going on.

Easter Café

Firstly, thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate our Egg-tastic Easter Café last Saturday. Cakes were eaten, eggs were hunted and hampers were won! What a brilliant morning it was and thank you to everyone who came to support. A HUGE thank you to the FEHPS who make it all possible – we raised a brilliant £1,500.

House Eggs

We were also AMAZED by the fantastic egg creations that came in last week as part of our House Event – they were so creative! From Harry Potter eggs to ones painted using traditional methods, simply wonderful! Thank you to the mums, dads, grandparents and carers who may have lent a hand or two.

Congratulations to all our winners.

1st place - Heath Yr 2 - Harlestone - 30 house points
2nd place - Miles Yr 4 - Whittlewood, Vlad Mastac Yr 6 - Harlestone - 20 house points
3rd place- Neveiyah Yr 5 - Salcey, Nicoleta Yr 6 - Salcey, Emily S Yr 5 - Whittlewood - 10 house points

Year group winners - all 10 house points

SU - James Nelson- Salcey
Year R - Teddy - Whittlewood & Monty - Everdon
Year 1 - Charlotte S - Salcey & Ilinca -Harlestone
Year 2 - Heath - Harlestone
Year 3 - Luisa - Harlestone
Year 4 - Lexi - Whittlewod
Year 5 - Mason K - Salcey
Year 6 - Jason B - Whittlewood & Nicoleta - Salcey

What a brilliant school!

Over the past few weeks, we have opened our doors to local Heads and members of our Central Team all who have been blown away by your children and the standard of education.

Words like: focussed, calm, happy and inclusive have been repeatedly used. I really am one very proud Headteacher and thankful to all of my staff who make this possible. We are a brilliantly unique school on the most transformational journey.


The week started with our weekly assembly in which every class performed their class poem. We were treated to poems such as The Garden Year by Sara Coleridge from Yr 1, You’ve got a Friend in Me from Yr 3 and Yr 6 performed A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson. The standard was incredibly high and learning poems like this is part of our spoken language curriculum but also is a wonderful way to give the children a gift of a poem for life. Why not ask your child to recite their poem to you? Some children from our Freestyle Performing Arts group also performed a drama based on Shrek.

PCSO talk

Also this week, our Year 5 & 6 had a special assembly led by our PSCO who talked about online safety in particular when using social media and messaging app. PLEASE if your child has a phone or an internet connected device, check it very regularly and ensure the parental controls on it are appropriate. Sadly, a lot of concerning behaviour, leading to upset back in school, is happening because of online activity – especially via messaging apps – do you really know what your child is saying and seeing?

Car Park

Behind the scenes we are doing everything we can to make the car park and surrounding roads a safer place. I am very pleased to share that the local police and WNC Traffic Enforcement have identified EHPS as the school in which they will concentrate efforts to deliver more regular action days to catch and prevent dangerous driving and parking.

Please remember – EVEN WHEN IT IS RAINING – unless you have a blue badge or green parking pass, you are not allowed in the car park.

Life Space Education Tent Visits

For two days, our children from Reception to Year 3 enjoyed a special PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) lesson led by Harold the Giraffe and Pamela from the Life Space. They learnt all about keeping healthy and everyone had a wonderful time.

Thank you for your help with ordering cold dinners or providing packed lunches for these days.

Enriching Experiences

Here at EHPS, we always try to enrich our curriculum with exciting and memorable experiences. As such, Year 5 visited Stratford to take part in a walking tour and further deepened their learning of Shakespeare and Year 2 had a visit from Raptorxotics.

Well that’s it from me for Spring 2. I wish you all a wonderful, hoppy Easter with your families. Enjoy a easter egg or two and I look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 15th April for the start of the third and final term of the academic year. Please keep reading and practising your KiRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts)!

Happy Easter

Ms Pennington