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 email@example.com
- 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.
I’m sure, like us, you waited for Boris Johnson’s announcement last night!
In his address he stated that schools may be in a position to re-open from June 1st for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
All staff and Governors would like nothing better than to have our school open, our classrooms full and our children being educated. But, our first priority has to be the safety of children and staff.
As today progresses there will be further information from the Government as to how they plan for this return to school to happen. The Governors and Senior Leaders of the school will be taking advice and guidance from the government, the Local Authority and the Education Unions. Any decisions made about re-opening will be based primarily on keeping children and staff safe.
At this moment, nothing has really changed. School is open for the children of key-workers when there is no other option for child-care amongst the immediate family. Children at home will continue to receive home learning activities from their class teacher.
As soon as we have any further detail, we will share it with you.
Thank you again for your patience in such difficult times.
So very proud of this amazingly resilient and brave young man!
Please read the magazine article and you will certainly understand why!
Well done Casper – you are a true hero!
Thank you for all your lovely messages about our video that we made. We wanted to let you know how much we are missing our ‘Escomb Life’ and can’t wait to get back to normal and share in learning and fun together.
Today we have posted some work on our Home Learning page. We appreciate and totally understand that it is difficult to manage home-schooling for lots of different reason. We have considered how best to ‘give’ work to our children; it is really important for us to remain as totally inclusive as we possibly can.
We also have a school Facebook page where we have posted regular updates on activities for you to share with your children.
This whole situation has certainly brought it home to me that, what we do in school is not merely about the academic – it is about the social and personal development of the whole child. This has always been a key focus for us and very much part of our whole school ethos. Now more than ever our children need the emotional support that I know they will be getting at home. For as much as all of this is alien to us, at least we have some understanding of it whereas for our children, it is completely beyond their comprehension and their little lives have changed so drastically!
I think we all appreciate that we are living and working in unprecedented times and the landscape is constantly changing with the advice being given to us as a school and in general. With the best will in the world we will try to get information to you as quickly as we can – in the meantime, take care and stay safe!
Tomorrow would’ve been the start of the Summer Term in school. We are missing all of our Escomb children so much! We have been busy putting together a little film/video to share with you. We all sent Miss Potts our film clips and she put it all together – she’s so clever! We had lots of fun doing it – we hope you like it!
Please click on the following link to keep up-to-date with our Health and Safety information.
We will be split into three teams. During the day, we will be working in these teams and on the evening, we will be doing activities as a whole class.
We will try our best to keep you updated whilst away.
Click on the links below to see what each group has been up to: