Dear Parents, Carers and friends,
We hope you all had a restful Easter break of some description and welcome to our very first fully remote summer term!
We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so we wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time.
It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so it’s ok if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by contacting us on any of the following:
The class teachers via Class Dojo, email or by Google Classrooms.
We miss the children very much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. So, we’re carrying on with our partial opening for children of key workers and those who are considered vulnerable. If your child fits into either of these groups and you would like your child to attend school, please contact either one of us to discuss possible arrangements.
Just because we’re not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun together! Your children will have lots of activities they can get stuck into over the summer term – so keep a close eye on Google Classroom, the school website and the Elmhurst Facebook page for ideas! We will also be distributing paper copies of some of the activities to those families who have requested them. We will aim to get this slimmed-down version out to you as soon as possible.
We also love seeing the children’s fantastic learning at home – please keep sending their work in. This can be done on any of the available platforms. We aren’t able to mark or comment on every single piece of work due to the sheer volume we are receiving but we will try!
We can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully, but rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected. There are many questions about the future and how things will evolve. Rest assured that as soon as we know, we will let you know.
Now let’s get cracking with our summer term!
Tracy and Mike and all at Elmhurst