Dear Parents and Carers,
the Summer Holidays are on the horizon ! It has been another crazy year and I really didn’t expect to be ending this year in the way that we are !
Thank you for your understanding regarding the closing of Y5 and the cancellation of our end of term events that you were invited to.
FROM MONDAY 19th JULY 2021: COVID RESTRICTIONS
Even though we expect many restrictions are going to lift on Monday 19th July, I would like to ask that we keep to our restrictions as a school. We will continue to wear face-masks on the school premises, our hand washing routines will continue and we ask that only one family member comes onto the school site. We will also continue to carry out the ‘track & trace’ procedures and close whole classes if necessary. If you think your child/ren may displaying any COVID symptoms please keep them at home until you have confirmation with a negative test. I know that Yapton Pharmacy have ordered extra testing kits should they be needed. Remote Learning will be provided using Google Classroom if you have children at home. My reason for continuing these arrangements is so that everyone can enjoy the start of the holidays without any isolation restrictions. I welcome your continuing support to try to make this happen. I think this year, once again, we are all very much looking forward to a summer break and all the enjoyment that this brings. Thank you.
CLASSTEACHERS MOVING CLASSROOMS FOR SEPTEMBER: ARRANGEMENTS FROM MONDAY 19th JULY 2021
After school today, some of our teachers have moved their resources and belongings into the classroom that they will be teaching in from September. This means that they will have four days to settle into their new room. When you come to school on Monday and for the rest of the week…
Miss Costello and LEWES class will be in AMBERLEY classroom
Mrs Cummings and AMBERLEY class will be in BRAMBER classroom
Mrs Groves and BRAMBER class will be in PORTCHESTER classroom
Mr Thompson and PORTCHESTER class will be in BODIAM classroom
The class timings at the start and end of the day will remain the same for the children as will their play and lunch times.
VIRTUAL TRANSITION ARRANGEMENTS 21st JULY 2021
As we cannot hold our usual transition arrangements this year, we are going to create welcome videos for each class for September. These will go onto our You Tube channel on Wednesday 21st July during the day so that they will be ready to watch when your children return home.
POP UP UNIFORM SHOP 21st JULY 2021
We will run our Uniform Shop in the Hall at school drop off and collection times. Please use the door from the playground. Miss Beadle will be available to help with sizing etc. I have attached a uniform list so that you can be sure that your child/ren will have the correct uniform for September. I cannot emphasise enough the importance of uniform: It helps children to feel that they belong;they are part of our school family;have a sense of pride and it also evens the dynamics with regard to designer labels etc because everyone is the same. In school we talk to the children about ”LOOK SMART – THINK SMART”, shirts tucked in and a smart approach to all that we do!
THURSDAY 22nd JULY 2021
Please can ALL children come to school in their PE kit . Each class will be performing their country dancing routines to the rest of the school. Amberley class will also perform their winning dance routine to the rest of the school.
This is our last day at school before the holidays. We are closed on Friday 23rd July 2021.
LOOKING AHEAD TO A ‘SPLENDIFEROUS SEPTEMBER’
Our new term begins on MONDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2021. We will begin with a WHIZZ-BANG and a SPLENDIFEROUS SEPTEMBER! We have planned a two week ‘Reading Festival’ based on the work of Roald Dahl. We will celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday on Monday 13th September with our very own ‘POTATO PARADE’. The two weeks will end with an ‘Exhibition’ which will be open to parents at the end of school on Friday 17th September. Each child will be given a Golden Ticket on Thursday 22nd July to bring home. They will need to keep their ‘Golden Ticket’ safe, ready to return their ticket as they arrive back in school on Monday 6th September. We have planned these two weeks to ensure that the children are excited to return and take part. After the last unsettled year, we are aware that there may be some anxiety on returning to school after another extended period of time at home. We are looking forward to an exciting start to our new year at school! I have attached a Splendiferous September poster for you to share at home.
SUMMER HOLIDAY HAMPERS
Don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket to win one of our fabulous ‘Holiday Hampers’! We will draw the winning tickets on Thursday morning (22nd July) and will phone the winners with the exciting news!
Have a fabulous weekend.