Dear Parents and Caregivers
It has been a very busy time since Easter for everyone at Elmhurst! As Governors we were all involved with the interviews for the new Headteacher and we are delighted that Fiona Airey, who was appointed, is already working with us at Elmhurst prior to her starting officially in September.
And then we had another OFSTED inspection! This time the inspector actually came to school and as Governors we were again able to talk about all the positive work going on. It was good that he met staff and some children too – because Elmhurst is about the people! Everyone works together to do the best job possible for our children.
Another highlight of the term was meeting as Governors in school for the first time in months. We were in a classroom and it was lovely to see the children’s work on the wall and remind ourselves of the high standards and the care that is taken.
Our Year 6 children have one last term at Elmhurst. I have been privileged to spend some time in the Year 6 classrooms teaching them songs (most of the songs are very silly!) It was good to share fun and laughter with them.
We hope that you and your families have a happy week’s holiday and the children and staff come back refreshed for the final term of the school year.
It will be busy, and emotional, but I know that everyone will work together to make sure it provides many happy memories for Tracy and Mike, as they move on to new things.
With very best wishes
Claire Axten and Andy Shepherd
Co-Chairs of Governors
Pine class – non uniform tomorrow for their pebble reward
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Attendance at Elmhurst – w/c 17th May 2021
Whole school – 96.3%
Year 3 – 96.9%
Year 4 – 97.4%
Year 5 – 96.1%
Year 6 – 94.8%
Uniform after half term
Now that the world is opening up again, slowly, we would like to see all children return to normal school uniform for the final term of the school year. The extra layers are no longer needed so all children will be expected to wear the school colours. The ESA has plenty of pre-loved items which they will happily pass on rather than buying new items at this point.
Whilst shoes are more of an issue, we do need to return to school shoes and not trainers. We do not expect parents to buy new shoes at this point but would appreciate an alternative to brightly coloured trainers. Thank you for your support.
Reading at Elmhurst
We expect all children to read at least four times a week to an adult.
Congratulations to Rowan and Oak classes again who achieved 100% in their reading target last week. Well done. Who will join them next time?
Please support your child by reading with them at home.
Half-term activities – something for the fridge door!
Work from the week:
In a change to the gallery work, we will now be including examples of work in the weekly newsletter. Here are some of the things we have being doing at Elmhurst this week.