Weekly News For Families – 27.01.23

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is great when children represent the our school at different events. There have been a couple of sporting events this week where some of children have worn their Yapton Crowns with pride!

Our School Netball Team took part in a tournament at The Regis School on Tuesday. Mrs Horrex and Mrs Dean were both very proud of the team’s efforts, behaviour and sportsmanship. Well done to Jessica, Zack, Eva, Ella, Amelia, Luca, Katie, Sydney and Alys for showing such brilliant teamwork winning three of their games against other local schools.

On Wednesday, our Year 5 and 6 Running Club took part in an Inter-Schools Cross-Country race held at Bishop Luffa School in Chichester. The course around the school field got muddier and muddier throughout the afternoon, but everyone did fantastically well to get round. Mr Coyle, Mrs Emery-Winter and Mrs Diggens were very proud again in the way children from our school conducted themselves. Well dome to Lilli, Bethany, Freddie, Luca, Evan, Marley, Harry , Zack, Sofia, Alys, Maisie, Toni and Dylan. A special mention needs to go to Lilli, who did so well finishing 9th out of over 70 runners in her race. She has been invited to take part in the County Cross-Country Event in a few weeks time.

Chichester Corporate Challenge

The Running Club are now turning their attention to the Chichester Corporate Challenge which is a series of 3 races in Chichester in March. As well as races for children, there are also races for adults to take part in. This year, it would be great to have a ‘Yapton Team’ made up of staff, governors and parents. So here is a call out to any runners…! The races are on three Wednesday evenings in March: the 1st, 15th and 29th. The course is four laps of the streets in Chichester and is about 4.5km long. There is a race entry fee of £17 (for all three races). If you would be interested in taking part, please could you let me know through the office2@yaptonschool.org email address by Wednesday 8th February. Further details of the races can be found here


Keeping The Bugs Away

We are are seeing a number of days where there are a significant number of children off school due to different sickness and other bugs that seem to be around the moment. Here at school, we are continuing to insist on good hygiene routines – regular hand washing and sanitising as well as catch coughs in tissues which then get bagged and binned. Please can we encourage you to follow practices at home to help keep the school as germ-free as possible!

Keeping Safe

Please can I remind you as long as we have had confirmation from you, we allow our children in Years 5 and 6 to make their own way to school and/or back home . However, this does not mean they can be responsible for any younger siblings as well.

Half Term Activities

A number of companies are offering a range of activities during the half term week. There are a couple of attachments along with this link

which provide further details.

Contacting The School

We are currently having problems with our phone lines in school. The issues have been identified and are going to be repaired but until then, please can you use either the messaging service through ParentMail or the office@yaptonschool.org email address as much as possible. Obviously, if a phone call is needed, please do this but please be patient if the probelms with the line persist.

Goodbye Mrs Lawson

Today we said goodbye to Mrs Lawson who is moving on from our school to ventures new. We thank her very much for all her hard work which has always been done with a friendly smile in the office and we wish her all the very best for the future.

Have a lovely weekend.

Take care

Chris Hughes