Newsletter 15th July 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Well done to our Year 2 children for their excellent Samba Drumming performance and to the Year 1 children for their excellent capoeira performances. I always feel extremely proud seeing the children perform with such confidence and enjoyment.

We look forward to more summer fun next week, with our KS1 children going on their school trip to Bewilderwood. All 5 classes are going on the same day. It will be very quiet in school!

Enjoy the weekend and stay safe in the hot sun.

Partnership News

Some quotes from the Year 6 children when they came to watch the Year 2 children perform their Samba Drumming (and then they were allowed to play on our playground!):

‘It was a very impressive performance and I loved playing football.’

‘I loved how everyone worked as a team.’

“I loved the performances. We watched 2 classes and both did really well and both were really different.’

‘I liked going back to my old school and seeing my brother play a musical instrument.’

‘I remember when I was there and we learnt Samba. All the memories came flooding back.’

Miss Oliver

Miss Oliver, a Teaching Assistant in Greenfinch Class, is leaving next Friday as she has secured another job in another school, working with children with special educational needs, including complex needs. She will be excellent, but we will miss her. We wish you the very best Miss Oliver!

Mrs Seaman

As you know, Mrs Seaman is retiring next Friday. Having been connected with the school since 1959, Mousehold is a huge part of her life. She attended school here herself and her younger son attended the school too. Mrs Seaman has worn many hats over the years and her current role is Secretarial Assistant. She has been excellent in that role and is loved by so many. We will miss you Mrs Seaman.

Safeguarding

As the weather warms up and summer holidays are on the horizon please look after each other. Some simple things to remember:

  • Wear sunhats and wear sun-cream in hot weather, even if cloudy.
  • Wear helmets when riding a bike.
  • Remind your children to take care when crossing the road or walking along the path next to a busy road.
  • Wear seatbelts in cars.

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

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs Westall, Mr Tolson, Mr Smith 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.

A message from our Mental Health Champions

Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today…

Picking up the phone and making the time to have a conversation with a loved one,

A simple smile in the supermarket checkout queue to a parent who is looking overwhelmed.

Letting your child choose a game, and giving them your undivided attention,

Calling in on a friend who you know is finding daily life challenging,

An encouraging text to someone you care about,

A conversation at the bus stop with an elderly person,

Taking time to acknowledge the waitress who serves your table with a simple thank you.

There are many people in our world, who walk into each day wondering if anyone even notices them, you may feel like this yourself at times.

Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today… 

Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 19th July – Year 1 and 2 Bewilderwood trip

Friday 22nd July – last day of term

Tuesday 6th September: First day back to school for the children

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully
Mrs Rebecca Westall
Headteacher

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust