Weekly News For Families 08.03.2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a fabulous week it has been at our school this week.

The biggest highlight has to be celebrating World Book Day in our pyjamas! Everyone was engaged in a wide variety of activities linked to different books.

Here are some of the ‘best bits’ from the children:

  • Talking about our favourite books

  • Reading to the younger children

  • Making a book tree

  • Writing my own story

  • Reading a book with my friends

  • Being creative

  • Making a book mark

  • Creating our own characters

  • Choosing my own writing about the story

  • Making a den to read my book in

  • Coming to school in our pyjamas

  • Spotting who had the same pyjamas as me (Lilo and Stitch were very popular!)

    In the afternoon of World Book Day, we came together as a school community to enjoy our monthly Community Circles meeting. The question for discussion was ‘Why is it good to have a bedtime story?’

    There were some amazing ideas shared a collection of these are attached. As you will see, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy a story before going to sleep…!

    Thank you Miss Hook for planning such a brilliant day.

    Book Fair

    Thank you once again to those of you who visited the Book Fair last week, The school receives a share of the money spent. It is great that we have £260 to spend on new books for the class book corners.

    Exploring Peace

    When we shared the school’s prayer for March last week, you may have noticed the theme of peace running through the last few lines. On Monday, during our Collective Worship, the children explored what ‘peace’ means. We began by watching and listening to they story ‘Peace at Last’by Jill Murphy. The children counted how many times Daddy bear was kept awake at night before then watch a clipto hear what some other children thought peace meant to them. When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he used these words: Live in peace with each other (1 Thessalonians 5:13)

    . Reflecting on a image of dove and these words, the children then thought about how they can bring peace to others and themselves. Lots of children have shared their thoughts on doves which are hanging on our reflection tree in the hall.

    World Maths Day

    To celebrate World Maths Day (which is on Saturday 23rd March), Yapton C. of E. Primary School is going to embark on a Multiplication Mission on Friday 22nd March. As this is the date for this term’s Rock Steady Gig (9:30am) the children in Years 1-6 are invited to come dressed as their favourite rock or pop star. This date is also the day our Early Years children will be enjoying their Friday in the Forest. So they need to come dressed to enjoy a maths-themed day in Forest School in suitable clothing for being outside in the forest all day. Further details about this exciting day are attached.

    This will be a busy day, as the end of the school day is our next ‘Time to Shine’ where you have the chance to see what pieces of learning from this half term your children are most proud of.

    Easter Services

    Don’t forget you are warmly invited to our Easter Services in the last week of term They will be held in St. Mary’s Church in the village on Tuesday 26th March. The EYFS and Key Stage 1 service will start at 9:30am and the KS2 service will start at 10:30am.

    Have a lovely weekend. Here’s for some more spring sunshine.

    Take care

    Kim Huggett