Weekly News For Families 03.03.23

Dear Parents and Carers,

Another very busy has flown by. I reckon many of us would say the highlight was yesterday’s World Book Day. So many different book characters came to our school to enjoy a brilliant day filled with lots of different learning all around the theme of the love of reading. The children reminded Mrs Huggett and myself of our ‘Playground Parades’ and it was lovely to everyone enjoy sharing their outfits in the afternoon. Attached is a selection of the children’s reflections about the day. The children brought home a book voucher which they can exchange for a free book. There is a fantastic range of books to choose from (a list is attached) and these can be found in supermarkets and bookshops.

Thank you very much to Miss Hook for organising the day and thank you to all the teachers for creating some lovely opportunities for the children to be involved with.

Year 5 and 6 Runners

Well done to our running team who competed in the first race in the Chichester Corporate Challenge on Wednesday evening. We are all very proud of Dylan, Bailey, Maisie, Toni, Alys and Sofia in Year 6 and Jack, Zack, Lucas, Freddy, Marley, Evan, Bethany and Lilli in Year 5 for doing so well.

We should also say well done to our ‘grown-up’ team who took part in their race! Well done to Mr Coyle, Mr Walford, Mr David, Mr Tait, Mrs Vann and Mrs Diggens.

There are two more races over the next few weeks in March to look forward to.

London Marathon

Continuing on a running theme, Mr Coyle is in training for this year’s London Marathon. He is running in memory of his father and in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. If you would like to show your support by making a donation, please have a look at the attached information.

Easter Activities

There are a couple more attachments today, both giving details about activities that are happening in the Easter holidays. One has a wizarding theme and the other is about some girls’ football sessions.

Mid-Year Progress Reports

The children have brought home their Mid-Year Progress Reports today. Like last year, these reports have the children’s voice as well as the teachers comments in them. We hope you enjoy reading them with your children. At the end of the report, there is an opportunity for you and/or your children to give some feedback. If you would prefer not to write on the report, please email your comments to the office2@yaptonschool.org email address. If you have any questions about the reports, please talk to your child’s class teacher.

Have a lovely weekend.

Take care

Chris Hughes

Deputy Headteacher