News & Events

Newsletter: 29th April 2021

Dear Parents and Caregivers

We are really pleased to announce that, following the interviews which took place last week, we have appointed a new Headteacher for Elmhurst. Unfortunately, we are not yet in the position whereby we can share more details. We will, hopefully, be able to give you more details next week.

For now, please know that the Governors were unanimous in their decision and Elmhurst is in very safe hands!

We promise to give you more details as soon as we can!

Take care,

Tracy and Mike

Website posts you may have missed:

Gardening – week 11

News items and updates

Attendance at Elmhurst – w/c 19th April 2021

Whole school – 97.8%

Yr 3 – 97.1%

Yr 4 -98.5%

Yr 5 – 99.4%

Yr 6 – 95.9%

Sycamore and Elm both had 100% attendance. Extra play coming your way! Well done!

Non uniform for Ash, Rowan and Willow on Tuesday 4th May


Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help out. We are now able to confirm that the bikeability sessions will be going ahead. The first group, who should have received their pack of information, will go ahead on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th, and Thursday 6th. This group will need their bike and helmet in school each day. They should dress appropriately. This does not need to be school unform.

The second group will take place on 17th and 18th May. We still need, however, a parent volunteer to help out. Please contact Mrs. James in the school office.

Reading at Elmhurst

Our reading focus continues. We expect all children to read at least four times a week to an adult. Unfortunately, no classes met the 100% target last week so we need an extra push this week. Let’s hope that we will be reporting good news in next week’s newsletter.

You can do it!

Oak class

Please may we remind all children and parents in Oak class that the staggered start for them is at 8.25am – 8.35am. We will expect all children to be ready to start learning at 8.35am. Well done to those children who are making it in on time. Thank you!

Year 6 residential

Due to the ongoing restrictions caused by the pandemic, we have not, as yet, booked Okehampton for the Year 6 residential in September. It would be wise to start putting some money aside (if possible) as we are certain that some form of residential will take place during the year but, at this point, we can not say for definite what or when it will be. Something we will discuss with the new Headteacher.

And finally...

Congratulations to Ava in Cedar class who has raised £185 for the Race for Life. A fantastic achievement. We are all very proud of you!

Congratulations also to Jasmine in Rowan class who has had 9 inches of her hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust. Well done! We love the new hairstyle! So far, jasmine has raised over £100- she is still hoping to raise more. Excellent work!

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.


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