Weekly message for families 17.07.2020

Dear Parents and Carers,
We have reached the end of the school year – not the year that any of us were planning for!  I would like to thank everyone for their patience, understanding, and support as we have navigated our way though lockdown and beyond.  We are looking forward to coming back together as a whole school family – although it will not quite be ‘normal school’ yet.
Although this is the last letter of the school year, there is a lot of information to share with you.
SUMMER 2020 CHALLENGE
We have created a family-based Summer Challenge for those families that would like to continue to have some structure to their activities through the holiday. This has been attached to this letter and we hope you have lots of fun with this. 
P.E. KITS
As part our welcome curriculum provision for the first two weeks of the term, the children are going to be engaged in lots of learning outside the classroom, including a daily P.E. lesson.  Please see the P.E. kit information attached.
HEALTHY SNACKS  AND FRUIT SCHEME
Following the government guidance, we have had to put in place seven separate sittings for lunchtimes.  For some classes this may mean a longer morning or afternoon.  The EYFS and KS1 government fruit scheme will return in September.  However, we are encouraging all children to bring in an extra piece of fruit or healthy snack.  Please note we will become a NUT-FREE SCHOOL in September.  Please be aware of what food is packed into your children’s lunchboxes.
SUMMER LIBRARY READING CHALLENGE
Have your children signed up to the West Sussex Libraries Summer Reading Challenge called ‘The Siily Squad’? The link to do this is https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
SEPTEMBER 2020 UPDATES
We realise we have sent out a lot of information to you over the last few weeks.  A new tab on our school website will be created over the next couple of weeks.  Clicking on this ‘SEPTEMBER 2020’ tab will allow you to access all the information regarding the full opening of school in September.
NEW EARLY YEARS CHILDREN SEPTEMBER 2021
We have sent our invitations to an Open Day to all our families yesterday. If you have a child who due is start school in September 2021, please book an appointment time using the office2@yaptonschool.org email address.
CONTACTING THE SCHOOL OVER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS
If you need us, please continue to email the school using the above email address.  This will be checked once a week over the summer holidays.  If you have any concerns relating to the safeguarding of your children, please contact the West Sussex MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 01403 229900
Take care and see you in September, ready for Y-Fest!
Kim Huggett