Update – 19/06/2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

The class teachers have really enjoyed speaking to the vast majority of our families (who don’t currently have their children in school) over the course of this week.  As was stated in each of the aforementioned conversations, the most important factor at this time, is doing everything we can to maintain our children’s physical health and mental wellbeing.  This should continue to be interwoven with the home learning resources which are released each week.

We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Rachel Ingle to our teaching team to cover Mrs. Holmes’ maternity leave.  Mrs. Ingle has a wealth of teaching experience and taught at Elvington earlier in her career.

I am now in a position to give you an overview of class structures for next academic year:

Class 1 – taught by Miss. Rushmer, will be a mixed Reception and Year 1 class (22 children).

Class 2 – taught by Miss. Palmer, will be a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class (23 children).

Class 3 – taught by Mrs. Granger, will be a Year 3 class (26 children).

Class 4 – taught by a Mrs. Ingle (maternity cover), will be a mixed Year 4 and Year 5 class (28 children).

Class 5 – taught by Mrs. Haffey, will be a mixed Year 5 and Year 6 class (30 children).

Where classes are made up of mixed-aged children, the children’s age will be used to decide on class placement.  This will result in the oldest children in that cohort joining the older year group.  Mrs. Greening will send out this information, as part of the email containing your child’s report, to confirm your child’s class allocation.   

End of academic year reports will be sent out via email, during the week beginning Monday 6th July.  In the report we will give you an account of your child’s attainment, progress, effort and attendance up to Friday 20th March 2020 (the date when school closed to the majority of pupils).  In line with DfE guidance, we will not comment on attendance after this point.

As a result of the impact of Covid-19, aspects of the curriculum will not have been delivered in the same depth as previously planned.  It goes without saying that the staff team have worked exceptionally hard to ensure high quality home learning.  However, this does not replicate or fully compensate for missed school based lessons.  

I am sure you will be aware of the current speculation surrounding the potential reduction of the current 2 meter social distancing rule.  I want to inform parents/carers that even if this was reduced to 1 meter, it would have a minimal impact on the number of additional children we could accommodate.  This is due to the layout/design of our classrooms.   

Unfortunately, I received confirmation yesterday that the accommodation I had booked to use as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge, has been cancelled.  With this in mind, I have rescheduled the challenge to take place between Monday 31st May and Tuesday 1st June 2021.  I have extended the duration of the JustGiving page (www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/andrew-buttery-5?utm_term=nDmqXeBnM) to incorporate the aforementioned.      

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Andrew Buttery