Newsletter 27th May 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

At the time of writing, the Nursery children will be going to bed excited about their first ever Sports Day tomorrow! This really will be such a special occasion for the children and their families. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there, however I watched the children practise with such enjoyment, showing so much agility and perseverance.

The Jubilee event on Friday will be colourful, fun and a day to remember. Please ask your children all about the celebrations when they come home from school. Children from Nursery to Year 2 have spent the last few weeks learning about the Queen. You will be surprised at some of the facts they know. They have really increased their knowledge of British History and the Art work related to their learning is outstanding.

We wish you a very happy, restful half-term and thank you for such wonderful support as always.

Partnership News

We look forward to next half- term when we have plans for some children from George White to visit Mousehold to see some end of term musical performances (Samba drumming and ukulele) and a Maths event. And our Nursery children will be visiting the outdoor fairy gardens at GWJS.

There is so much to look forward to.

Annual Parent Survey

Thank you for completing the Annual Parent Survey. The results and a summary of responses will be shared as an attachment to the newsletter.  They are also on our website.

The quote from a parent below made our day. It’s our vision at Mousehold to take care of every child, parent, carer and member of staff.

‘A welcoming, tolerant and diverse school with an emphasis on children’s moral compass and emotional health. A very positive and loving atmosphere.’

Thank you

Thank you to the parent who handed in the lost Apple watch. The parent who the watch belongs to is very grateful and it really does show how kind and honest our community is.

We want to share our story…

We are very proud of our curriculum at Mousehold and want to share our story.

Please see these links to our website – where you can find out more:

Our Curriculum Journey

Development of Subject Leadership

Our School Improvement and Development Plan

Summer Fayre – FRIDAY 24th JUNE

Our school Summer Fayre is on Friday 24th June after school. All are welcome. The Friends of Mousehold Infant and Nursery School are working hard preparing for the event. It is great that we are able to run this again, after a break of 2 years. Lots of money is raised for your children and it is always a lovely atmosphere.

Open Classrooms

This is after school, every Friday, and is a chance for you to look at your children’s books and to see their classrooms. All are welcome, every Friday.

Safeguarding   

Please remember over half-term if you are worried about a child then please call 0344 800 8020.

Please see our website for all of our policies and more information about safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Leads Mrs Westall, Mr Tolson, and Miss Wood. These members of staff monitor and manage all safeguarding practices and ensure staff are supported and have the training they need. Please ask to see one of these adults if you are worried about the safety of a child at school.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child out of school hours then the number to ring is:   CADS – Children’s Advice and Duty Service – 0344 800 8020.

Sports equipment for schools

Archant newspapers are running a scheme for schools to collect tokens from their local publications that can be redeemed for sports equipment. We have taken part in their previous projects and have received books and gardening items for the children. The tokens can be found in all local newspapers, with extra being printed in each paper during the half-term. The extra tokens will be in the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June. There is a box outside the office to put your tokens in. There are additional prizes for the schools that collect the most tokens. Please collect the tokens and help us to get some new sports equipment.

Dates for your diary

Friday 27th May – Last day of this half-term.

Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June –half-term – SCHOOL CLOSED

Friday 10th June – Reception Sports Day (reserve 15th June) 9.15am

Wednesday 15th June – Non-uniform day for Summer Fayre raffle prize donations

Friday 17th June – Year 1 and 2 Sports Day (reserve 24th June) 9.15am

Thursday 23rd June – Reception Gressenhall trip

Friday 24th June – Summer Fayre after school

Thursday 7th July – Year 1 and 2 Bewilderwood trip

Thank you for your continued support and have a great half-term!

Yours faithfully

Mrs Rebecca Westall

Headteacher

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust