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Euston Street Primary School, Belfast

COVID-19 Updates

Good morning everyone.

We hope you are all well. There is lots of information below but please read carefully.

Keep going, you are doing a great job! The end is in sight!

It is important that as we come into June, you keep encouraging your child as they work on Seesaw each day. Remember Monday has teaching videos with examples to work through and Friday has other challenges like practical maths and Education City. It is also very important that you keep your child reading. 20 minutes a day improves their chances of being successful. But, something is better than nothing and they will be reading as part of their Seesaw learning. They can also access Bug Club at all times, so just keep them at it please!  

Remember, just get your child engaged in their activities and the staff will do the rest. You and your child can ask questions about the learning on Seesaw and the teacher will get back to you.

All of the Seesaw work and teaching videos can be revisited and revised over the summer. I would encourage you to do that. I will be doing revision with my children (they don't know that yet!).

School reopening

As yet I am still unaware of the arrangements for school starting back in August/September. I will let you know all the arrangements as soon as I get them from the Department of Education. Remember, September will most likely be a reduced week with some time in school and some home learning. We will all carefully take time in September to re-establish relationships, restore routines, reignite the love of learning, revise and take time to help our pupils properly recover from the long absence. Remember, they will be in good hands and I am confident they will be fine!

Survey

I will be sending out a short survey to some parents in June to try and get some feedback on how we have been doing in terms of communicating and providing learning for your children. It will also give you an opportunity to ask questions about September. We know we can't be perfect but I also know that compared to many other places we are very fortunate to have a staff in ESPS who have not stopped working hard every day to do the best that they can to support both you and your children throughout this lockdown.

We are also very glad of your support. ESPS remains a great example of a school community of pupils, parents and staff who get on and do their very best for the children!

Reports

Your Annual Reports will be available for collection from school following the timetable below. PLEASE ONLY COME ON THE DAY ALLOCATED. If you have more than 1 child in school you may collect all reports on one day. Please sanitise hands before entering school. Ring the buzzer in the entrance hall and wait outside. Please respect social distancing with other parents.

I have attached a blank copy of the report and report information for you to read. Please be aware that there are no grades or scores on the reports as no tests were able to be carried out due to school closure. The collection days and times are as follows:

Nursery, Year 1 & Year 2 - Wednesday 17th June (between 10am and 2pm)

Year 3 & Year 4 - Thursday 18th June (between 10am and 2pm)

Years 5, 6 & 7 - Friday 19th June (between 10am and 2pm)

Please make sure your child's report is collected.

Thank you everyone.

Stay well. Stay positive. Stay engaged.

John Armstrong, staff and Governors