We hope you all had a lovely, restful and safe break over the holidays. Well done on completing our first week of online learning for 2021.
We had our first Virtual Assembly of the year on Friday. It was so lovely to see all our friends again and be together. You can join our whole school Zoom every Friday at 11am.
If you missed this weeks Zoom you can catch up below.
It is nearly time for our Winter break! It has been a term like no other in the history of our school but by working together we have made it to the end of term.
Every year we love to invite our school community into our hall to watch the children perform and entertain. So much hard work goes into these performances and the children are so excited to up stand on stage and for their families to see them. Unfortunately, this year, that wasn't possible but that didn't stop us here in Esker! No, we love to problem solve here and our staff decided the show must go on but this time Zoom would be our stage.
Our teachers, SNAs, and all our staff have worked together to bring you our Esker Zoom Winter Showcase. Each class pre-recorded a performance or a showcase of their work from over the term to show to you on Zoom on 17th & 18th December 2020.
We hope you were able to join us, it meant so much to the children to see you logon and watch them preform. We know that not everyone could make it so while we can't put the recordings of the Zoom call on our website we can share the class showcases with you to watch over and over again. They will all be shared on this blog post over the coming days.
To those who will be celebrating Christmas next week we wish you a very Merry Christmas and to our families who don't celebrate Christmas we hope you have a lovely, peaceful break at home and enjoy the holiday. Stay safe everyone and we will see you in the new year.
Esker Staff - Winter Song
Check out 2nd Class Red's fantastic work on children's rights for Universal Children's Day!
Universal Children's Day (November 20th) is a fun day with a serious message, where children 'take over' high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to shine a light on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation. For more information, check out the following websites:
What a memorable year to graduate primary school. Graduations are always very special occasions but I think this one will live on in everyone's memories. Our staff put in so much hard work to make this a fantastic graduation for our pupils under difficult circumstances.
I think you will all agree it was a wonderful graduation! Class of 2020 this is not goodbye, just farewell for now, we will always be here for you in Esker!
It feels like on yesterday we had our last assembly! How time is flying and now we are into our last month of school before the holidays.
Well done to everyone for all your hard work.
If you couldn't join us live on Friday or need another look at our competitions now is your chance to look back on our assembly.
Take a look back at our 4th Virtual Assembly! I cannot believe we have already had four virtual assemblies!
We love keeping in touch every 2nd Friday with our whole school assemblies. It is so lovely to see the whole school in one place. On the weeks we don't have a whole school assembly we have a Class Zoom to chat with just our class. We also have get togethers for the cast and crew of our musical and Zoom calls with SET teachers and SNA's. Everyone is adapting to classwork on Seesaw and Edmodo. Keep up the amazing work everyone!
Take a look back at our most recent assembly on the theme of happiness and don't forget to enter the latest POW competition.
WOW!! That was another fantastic assembly.
It was so lovely to see so many of you online. I loved the story that Catherine read, the music that Etaoin and her husband played and the the beautiful slide show and all the lovely messages and birthday wishes and of course the wonderful video of our fish from Barry.
There was so much to be grateful for including our fantastic new GREEN SCHOOL FLAG!!! Well done to Gemma, Paula, the Green School Committee, The Eco Committee, all the teachers, SNA's, Barry, Suzanne and all the pupils and teachers who have worked so hard to make sure we achieved our Transport Flag. Take a look at all the hard work on their blog pages.
Check out the recording of our assembly for anyone who missed it and anyone who wants to see the Junior or Senior POW again. Remember to send your answers to email@example.com and don't forget to explain to her how you solved it!
Also the stars of this weeks assembly, our fabulous SNA's!!! Maybe they will lead us in the dance when we are all back in school!!!
Before the Easter break we brought you our first ever 'Virtual School Assembly'. On Friday we stepped things up for our second virtual assembly and made it live !
It was so lovely to be able to see and speak with you all. We hope you really enjoyed it.
For anyone who couldn't join us on Friday or anyone who wants to re-live the assembly we recorded it and you can see it in full below!
We love our assemblies at Esker. They are a chance for us to explore the Learn Together curriculum, showcase our learning and get together and celebrate our wonderful school community.
We are all missing one another right now so our teachers got together to launch our first Virtual School Assembly! As long as our school stays closed we will post our assembly here each Friday.
This assembly was pre-recorded but we are working on a plan to stream future assemblies live so we can all interact with each other!
We will tell you when to play the second & third videos!
Stay safe, enjoy the assembly, we miss you!
Video 1 - Virtual Learn Together Assembly 03/04/2020
Video 2 - Hand Washing
Video 3 - What a Wonderful World
Well done to these fantastic girls for coming up with our new Green Schools slogan -
WALK, CYCLE, SCOOT AND STRIDE. WE WILL ALL BE ON THE GREEN SIDE!
We host assemblies to share what we're learning in Learn Together.