Take a looks at the parents and pupils page for information on how we are looking to return to school in September.
What a strange school year this has been! We look forward to seeing you all in September but in the meantime here are some messages from us to you! Have a great summer and we will see you all soon! Take Care and Keep Safe!
As we reach the end of what has been a very different school year for all of us but in particular our Year 6 children, we wanted to do something to mark your time at our school. We have put together this memories video for you to enjoy and reflect on your time at Escomb. From all of us to all of you we wish you all the very best as you move onto secondary school and hope that you enjoy your new adventures! We will definitely arrange a ‘goodbye reunion’ as soon as we can in September! #TeamEscomb
Mrs Gill, Mrs Collings and Staff
What a fab day we’ve had in school! A different Sports Day in our pods in our own spaces! Starting with a warm up – work out with our lovely Ashleigh! 😘👌Completing challenges, competing against each other but most importantly having fun together but ‘separately’! We’ve certainly cracked this!
We are doing all we can to reassure parents of the safety measures which are in place to welcome eligible children back to school this term.
As part of the Government’s central “Stay Alert” campaign, you are likely to see information adverts on these measures on the radio and online to reassure parents that if their child is eligible to attend school, they should return before the summer break. These messages will sit alongside wider government messaging about public transport and returning to work, which aim to reassure the public as changes to lockdown measures are made.
The following leaflet provides clear information for parents of children who are eligible to return to school. It provides answers to some of the key questions that you may have about the new safety measures in place for returning to school.
There is also a short film about how some primary schools have welcomed back children since they started opening more widely. This may help you understand what is going on in school to reassure you that your child’s safety is paramount.
Find out what it’s been like for pupils, teachers and parents at Danesfield School and Charles Dickens Primary School and see how they’re working together in their ‘bubbles’ to learn and have fun.
Please see the following letter regarding the opening of County Durham schools to more children from the Director of Public Health.
In a Cabinet Briefing announcement shared with Head teachers today, Durham County Council have recommended that primary schools in County Durham do not open to additional children until 15th June. In reaching this decision they have taken account of the very particular circumstances of the North East and the most recent scientific findings. More detail will be shared with parents next week.
As we approach what would have been half term holiday, we have prepared ‘a little something’ to keep us all smiling! Thank you for sending your fab photographs to us- they made us miss you all even more!
Thank you to Miss Potts for working her magic yet again to remind us all what an amazing team of children, parents & staff we have! #TeamEscomb #Dreamteam #Allinthistogether👍😘💕🌈
ps Thank you to key worker children for singing’It takes a village!’ 👍😘
We are currently working on plans as to how we will re-open school for Reception, Year 1 & 6 children taking account of Government, Local Authority and union guidance. Advice is constantly changing – rest assured we will only re-open when we have all ‘measures’ in place. It will be a phased approach. Thank you for your patience & continued support. Stay safe everyone!👍😘🌈
We hope that you are all keeping safe and enjoying some fun and learning at home. All of your teachers are missing you lots! It’s just not the same setting you work to do at home and not seeing your lovely faces and chatting to you! We know that you enjoyed our ‘Dance Monkey’ video so we thought we would ask Miss Potts to put together a video of all of you for us to share and make us smile!
So this is what we need you to do:
- Ask your parents to please take a ‘fun’ photograph of you! If you have a brother or sister that goes to our school, then take a photograph of you both together.
- Ask your parents to send the photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We need the photos to us by Monday 18th May at 10a.m. latest please because we would like to have the video made for the end of the week!
- The video of your photographs will be going on YouTube, Facebook and the school website so if your parents do not want your face to be seen – try and take an action shot from behind or perhaps a photo of an activity you have done!
So get ‘snapping’ those pics and send them to us! See you soon!
Mrs Gill and all of your teachers.