WEEKLY NEWS FOR FAMILIES 24.09.2021

Dear Parents and Carers,
 
We have had another fantastic week here in school. The children have started on their new Learning Journeys. It was great to see so many of our families attending the ‘Parent-Teacher Meetings’ this week. The extra curricular clubs are filling up! There are only spaces left in KS1 Badminton, KS2 Cricket and KS1 Multi Skills. Every other club is full. Many of the children have told us how much they are enjoying these opportunities.
 
HARVEST SERVICES
Our Harvest Service this year will be on Thursday 30th September in St Mary’s Church. Reverend Richard will help us to celebrate this occasion. There will be two services:
9.30am: Lewes, Camber, Amberley & Bramber classes
10.30am: Portchester, Southsea, Pevensey, Arundel, Bodiam & Hastings classes
The teachers may ask for a couple of parents to help walk with their class.
Any ‘Local Visit’ permission forms that have not been signed previously will be given to you by your child’s class teacher in preparation for our visit to Church.
 
HARVEST FOODBANK DONATIONS
We will be collecting donations for our local Foodbank in Bognor Regis. Please can the children bring in one item each from the suggested list that I have attached to this ParentMail. They are items that hopefully you will have in your cupboards already. On Monday each class will have a ‘Donation Box’ for the children to put their items into. Thank you for your support.
 
DANCE HOUSE
On Tuesday 2nd November 2021 our KS1 ‘Dance Club’ will be performing at the Alexandra Theatre in Bognor Regis. They are currently working hard to polish their dance routine and we can’t wait to see them perform. It will be an amazing experience for them.
Mrs Cummings will be looking to recruit some Y5/Y6 dancers later in the year for the Dance House event in May 2022. We would like to give those children that are not taking part in Young Voices the opportunity first.
 
YOUNG VOICES
Young Voices concert at the 02 Arena in London on Wednesday 19th January 2022.
Our choir are busy rehearsing their songs for this fantastic event. Please can the parent tickets be paid for by Wednesday 29th September 2021. We will be taking the children to the event by coach. The children will be accompanied by Mr Hughes and myself, along with other school staff and our parent Governors. All parents will need to make their own way to the 02. This is an amazing opportunity for our KS2 children. It will be extremely busy, so for safety reasons, we will not be releasing any of the children to parents to bring home from the 02. We will all meet back together at school. Thank you for your understanding regarding these arrangements. As soon as we have receipt of the tickets, we will know the exact timings. The concert is expected to finish at around 9pm. It will be a very quiet coach journey home!
 
PLAYTIME EQUIPMENT
Each class was presented with a special container of playground equipment today that they can use and share when they have their playtime. We have also created a selection of books to go into our ‘Book Nook’ for any of our children who would prefer to sit quietly and read in our new wooden shelter.
 
OPEN MORNINGS FOR OUR NEW EYFS CHILDREN WHO WILL START SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2022.
Please see the attached flyer for our ‘Open Mornings’. We will run them on Friday 15th October and Saturday 16th October 2021. It would be really helpful if some of our Y6 children would be able to come and talk about our school and help show our visitors around. There may be a ‘chocolatey reward’ for giving up a Saturday morning to help the Senior Leadership Team. Please email using the office2@yaptonschool.org email to let us know if your child could come and be an ambassador for our wonderful school. We can then send you further details and arrangements.
 
ROCK STEADY
If you have a ‘rock-star’ who would like to join a ‘Rocksteady’ band, please see the flyer below.
 
Have a fabulous weekend.
Take care
Kim Huggett