Happy Easter message for Yapton C of E Primary School pupils
Dear children, it has been a very strange end to our Spring term. We haven’t been able to carry out the exciting activities that we had planned for you. We hope that you have been enjoying the sunshine and time with your families. The emails that you have sent us to show us your home-learning have been amazing, there are some talented artists, poets, bakers, mathematicians and authors in our school family. On Monday it will be for many of you the beginning of the Easter holidays. If you are at home during this time, please look on our school website on Monday morning for some Easter challenges and activities. There is also an ‘eggs-citing’ competition for you to enter too!! If you are one of our families who need to continue coming in to school, please don’t worry, we have lots of exciting activities planned for you and you can also enter the competition. Our email@example.com email will be available if you need to contact us during the next two weeks. We hope you have a Happy Easter,
Mrs Huggett and all of the staff at Yapton C of E Primary School.
Dear Parents / Carers,
As we come to what would have been the end of our Spring term, I would like to say thank you to you for sending in such creative and amazing work. It has been great to see the variety of work, baking, crafting and other activities. On Monday, there will be some Easter related challenges and activities for you to do with your family over the next two weeks, which would have been the Easter holidays. Look out for an eggs-citing competition too !!It is an unusual way to end a term and begin a school holiday, some will enjoy the freedom away from school, whereas others may find it more challenging. I would like to draw your attention to an updated offer from MIND West Sussex and have included the link for you in-case you feel you need some extra support at this time, that perhaps the staff at school would not be able to give you .https://www.westsussexmind.org/news/news/covid-19-corona-virus-west-sussex-mind-servicesIt has been great talking to many of our families this week who are not in school with us at the moment. Please don’t worry if you weren’t contacted this week, we are going to contact every family over the next couple of weeks, or leave a message for you if you are not available to talk.We now have a twitter page : Yapton C. of E. Primary School : we will tweet updates and helpful information or activities you may find interesting.Have a Happy Easter with your families.
Mrs K Huggett
Dear Parents / Carers,
As we come to the end of another week, I wanted to share with you some updated information.
Our school WILL be open for KEY WORKER children on Good Friday and Easter Monday. This is following responses from todays earlier Parent Mail.
Children attending in the Easter holidays who are either our identified families or Key Worker children will be provided with a packed lunch.
There will NOT be any FSM Food Hampers in the Easter holidays.
The FSM Government vouchers will begin from wb 20.4.2020. We will update you further, when we have access to these here at school.
FREE SCHOOL MEAL PROVISION
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals, we are pleased to inform you that provisions for lunches
will be available to collect from school on Friday 3rd April 2020.
There will be enough food to provide each child, who attends our school, with a lunch each day for 5 days. The food will be on a table outside of the front doors (by the school office) for collection, with a poster clearly displaying what each family can take.
Families whose surnames begin with the letters A – L please come to school at 10:00am on Friday 3rd April 2020.
Those whose surname begin with the letters M – Z please come to school at 11:00am.
Please make sure that you have a strong bag to carry your food in and please maintain the social
distancing guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. If you are self isolating, please arrange for a friend or
neighbour to come and collect your food parcel.
We will be in contact with you via Parent Mail to let you know about the Voucher system that will begin for next weeks food provision and to update you further if necessary.
We know that this is a very different way of being a member of our school family. Some of you are here in school with us, taking part in activities whilst most of you are at home. We hope that you have found the activities on our school website and are enjoying being able to do them. At school we have a few staff here each day while we try to keep our school open for as long as possible for those who need it at the moment. We are thinking about all of you. Just because you at home, you are still very much part of our school community. We would love to keep in touch with you and to hear from you about what you are doing at home. Please send us your news. You may wish to include a photo of what you have done at home. Please make sure that it is a photo of your work or activity only.
You can send it to us by using our firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Mrs Huggett and all of the staff at Yapton CE Primary School.
I am writing to inform you that we have responded to parental requests for additional materials for home learning. These are now on our website under two tabs ‘Non-screen home learning’ and ‘Online home learning’. I would like to clarify that those children in school are not following the national curriculum. We are providing a safe and happy place for them to be whilst their carers are working on the front line or have individual reasons to be in school. I hope that this explains more clearly for you the current arrangements. We did not send home ‘packs’ because we wanted to make sure that you had a wide choice of activities that would engage all of our children. This was also one of our many measures to reduce infection. We did not inform you of all of these reasons at the time because we did not want to alarm you. However, it is clear that a few parents require further information. I hope this helps.
Yapton C. of E. Primary School
Thank you for your understanding and support in the uncertain times that we are facing. I thought that you would welcome an update. The work and activities on the website are for the following two weeks. It will then be the Easter holidays. We are trying to remain open for as long as we can for the children of front-line workers and identified pupils. This is in line with Government expectations. The delivery of a formal curriculum has been suspended for the time being. If school continues to operate in line with current arrangements, then more specific work will be set by the teachers using our Knowledge Organiser proformas and will be posted on our website. We are awaiting the vouchers for families who are on FSM and the interim measure of food hampers. These are possibly going to be delivered next week. We are working with Chartwells our food supplier here at school. We will keep you updated when we have new information to share.
Yapton C. of E. Primary School
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