An Easier Way For You To Make School Payments

Dear Parents and Carers,
As from today we will be using Online Payments on IRIS ParentMail – an online payment service which allows you to pay for school items quickly and easily on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
We will inform you about items you need to pay through IRIS ParentMail, and you will be able to pay electronically, using credit or debit cards as well as PayPal.
If you have an Android or Apple smartphone and you haven’t already done so, we would highly recommend you download the free IRIS ParentMail App, so that you can make easy, online payments on the go.  To do this, simply search for “ParentMail” in your App store.
If you do not wish to make payments online, you can of course, continue to make cash or cheque payments.
Please note, your bank statement will display either ‘Yapton Primary School’ or ‘IRISPAY’ dependant on your payment method.
If you need any additional information or assistance, please use the help site: or please contact me in the school office.
Kind Regards,
Mrs P Wallbridge – School Business Manager

Easter Church Services

Dear Parents and Carers,
Unfortunately only the parents who have offered to help walk the children to and from the Church for the Easter Service will be able to attend.
We hope by the summer term that we will be able to invite all parents to the church service.
Best wishes
Shelley Farrell


Dear Parents and Carers,
Unfortunately we have experienced a high level of illness this week, both for the children and for our staff. We are hoping that Miss Emery, Mrs Hayes and Mrs Browning will be back next week. As I have explained before, our two supply agencies are also struggling to source supply cover for us. This is due to a variety of reasons. It may be that the class will be covered by a variety of teachers and/or someone from our Senior Leadership Team. In rare circumstances, the class would be covered by at least two Teaching Assistants working together. All of these arrangements are put in place so that we do not have to shut a class. I realise that the situation is not ideal, but unfortunately it is the reality that we are facing. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
We will be saying ‘good-bye’ to Miss Beadle on Wednesday as she leaves us to get ready for the arrival of her baby. We will miss her cheery smile and her kindness to the children. We will let you know when the baby is here. We send Miss Beadle our love and best wishes.
We have been sent information from our colleagues at Great Ballard School at Eartham to share with you. There are a range of activities available for the Easter Holidays. I have attached the information for you.
Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme – Easter 2022 
We are pleased to let you know that West Sussex County Council will be working with a number of organisations to offer provision during the Easter holiday for children eligible for Free School Meals. There are a wide range of activities and some of you may have already heard directly from clubs being run in your area. Parents and carers can search for activities near them on the Family Information Service Online Directory. More information can be found via the HAF webpage.
Family Information Service Online Directory
HAF webpage
We are planning to hold our Easter Services on Tuesday 5th April 2022:
9.30am for Lewes, Camber, Amberley and Bramber classes.
10.30am for Portchester, Pevensey, Southsea, Arundel, Bodiam and Hastings classes.
Please can you let the class teachers know if you are able to help us to walk to the church.
We are not sure yet if all parents can attend. We will need to look at the COVID rates and discuss this with Reverend Richard. Thank you for your understanding.
As in the previous half terms our ‘Time to Shine’ is held on the penultimate Friday of the half term. This will be on Friday 1st April for this half term at 3.15/3.20pm. The children will select the three pieces of work that they are most proud of to share with you. We look forward to seeing you.
Have a great weekend.
Take care
Kim Huggett


Dear Parents and Carers,
we have had another busy week in school!
The children welcomed our visiting inspectors and were proud to share their work and talk about day to day life here at Yapton School. We will receive the final report in due course.
Please find attached the clubs that we have organised for the first half of the summer term.
All club slips can be collected from Miss Beadle in the office.
Lego Club is already full.
All clubs run by South Coast Sports and Activ8 will be funded by the school’s Sports Premium Fund.
South Coast Sports clubs will need to be booked online (the website link is included on the timetable). A permission slip from the school office will also need to be completed so that we can create our register.
On Wednesday we held our Reflection Day.  The children spent some time thinking about those affected in Ukraine and wider afield.  Thoughts and prayers were shared on blue and yellow hearts which now surround the worship area in the hall.  Attached are just a small number of them.
Thank you for your donations as well.  We will be sending £250 to the Disasters Emergency Committee charity.
Have a fabulous weekend.  Enjoy the sunshine.
Take care
Kim Huggett

Year 6 Hoodies

Dear Parents and Carers,
We have been given details of a company which will produce Year 6 Leavers’ Hoodies for the children who will be moving onto secondary school in September.
The attachment provides details of what the hoodies would look like and how much they would cost.
We are considering the idea of ordering the hoodies so that the children could wear them as part of their PE kit in the second half of the summer term.  
We would be asking for a full payment for the cost and we would only go ahead with a full order for every child in the year group.
So that we have an idea whether or not we should pursue this further, please could you indicate your interest through the by Friday 18th March.
Kind regards
Chris Hughes
Deputy Headteacher


Dear Parents and Carers,
The children were very excited to be bringing home their School Report today. They were engaged in sharing their thoughts on their learning and were looking forward to hearing their teacher’s response to them. I have read all of the Reports and written to each child. You must be so proud of your children and their attitude to learning, their kindness and consideration for others to name just a few of their amazing attributes. We are certainly proud of each and every one and feel very lucky to be working here at our school.
As you know, this is a different style of Report and with anything new we would really value your feedback. Please drop us a line to if you have 5 minutes to share your feedback. We would really appreciate it. Thank you.
At the end of the summer term we will organise another Parent’s Evening to look at transition to the next year group. We will share attainment and progress information with you in the latter part of the summer term.
Please find attached the exciting opportunity for cricket lessons in our school over the next few weeks.
Children in Portchester, Pevensey, Southsea, Arundel, Bodiam and Hastings classes will need to come to school in their PE kit on their designated day.
We are inviting you to attend the launch of our Residential if you have a child in our current Y4 or Y5.
This will be held on Tuesday 22nd March to begin at 2.45pm. It will be in the school hall. You will be able to hear about the amazing opportunities that the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre will offer on the 2 night stay in September.
Rev Richard has organised an exciting event at Messy Church for the Mothering Weekend.
Please find the information attached.
We have a nasty tummy bug making its way around the school at the moment. We continue to clean thoroughly and was hands regularly whilst keeping the classrooms ventilated. Please make sure that children do not return to school until 48 hours after their last episode. Thank you .
Schools have been asked by the Disaster Emergency Committee to set aside next Wednesday as a ‘Day for Ukraine’. We are being asked to wear something yellow and blue. There is no need to buy anything, please just use what you have at home, even if it is only one of the colours. We are being asked to donate £1 each to this appeal. We would like to create a Ukranian flag and use the gold £1 coins to make up the yellow section. This will be a positive way for the children to feel that they are involved in helping.
I have attached a summary of the approach we have taken in school this week regarding the conflict. I hope that you find it helpful.
The DFE have also sent a link for parents:
If you have any worries or concerns, or if we can help further then please let myself or Mr Hughes know. You can email us on or see us in school or at the school gate.
Have a lovely weekend.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Take care
Kim Huggett


Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been a fantastic week in school! The highlight was certainly World Book Day yesterday. We held a parade on the playground at the beginning of the day and then spent the rest of the day delving into a book chosen by their teacher. Thank you to everyone for their support for this day. Enjoy spending your book tokens! The theme this year was ‘You are a reader’, this positive message links very closely to our awards for our ‘Reading Champions’ where the children are rewarded for their reading behaviours, for example inspiring others to read, learning and sharing new vocabulary, writing their own book and persevering with reading to name just a few examples.
As part of our work with Chichester Festival Theatre we took the children in Y6 to watch a performance of the Michael Morpurgo book called Private Peaceful. It was a thought provoking play and the children enjoyed the experience of visiting a theatre. the children’s behaviour was impeccable and their manners were commented on by one of the theatre staff.
I thought it would be helpful to understand the foundations of our curriculum. We aim to make the children’s learning as interesting and engaging as we can. Our curriculum is based on the principles of Engagement-Motivation-Thinking. In the youngest classes we use characters from the film ‘Toy Story’ to help the children understand these principles. Our planning then follows the process of Engage-Enquire & Explore-Evaluate & Express . This enables our children to have choice both in their learning and in the presentation of their work. I have attached some information for you.
Although there is no set age when children are ready to walk to school or home on their own, it is important that you as parents assess the risk for your child. You should look at any risks associated with the route they are going to take. It is also depends on the confidence and maturity of the child. Please work with your child to build up their independence while walking to school with you through route finding, road safety skills and general awareness. Children who are driven to school do not have the opportunity to develop road awareness and are therefore more vulnerable when they start to walk to school independently. I have attached some teaching points. I hope that you find them useful.
Well done to our magnificent runners who completed the first of three road races in Chichester town centre on Wednesday evening. They showed resilience and courage when running in their races with approximately 150 other children!
Our Y5 runners were Dylan, Alys, Gracie and Evie.
Our Y6 runners were Oscar, Frazer, Ashton, Jayden, Ellie and Amy.
Have a fantastic weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.
Take care
Kim Huggett