Newsletter 8th July 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Well done to our Year 1 children for their excellent ukulele performances to parents and carers. It was a wonderful moment to see the children play as a class team, with such confidence and great ability. They will be great when they learn to play in a Samba band in Year 2.

Our Year 2 children have enjoyed their transition visits to George White Junior School. They have met their teachers and spent time in their new classrooms.

You will all receive your child’s annual report today. On that report you will see your child’s new class and teacher for September. Please trust us that we have put a lot of thought into placing your child. The teachers are excited to meet their new class very soon.

A reminder of our new class names and structure:

Nursery

Kingfisher

Miss Wood

Reception

Chaffinch

Mrs Jenkins

Reception

Goldfinch

Mrs Jennings and Mrs Allen

Reception/Year 1

Wagtail

Mrs Graham and Mrs Allen

Year 1

Swift

Mr Smith and Ms Brown

(Miss Balachandre on her return from maternity leave. )

Year 1

Skylark

Mrs Greenwood

Year 1 / 2

Robin

Mrs Coathup and Mrs Woodward

Year 2

Raven

Miss Jay

Year 2

Barn Owl

Miss Parke

Partnership News

Well done to the children on George White Junior for their production of Oliver! I was lucky enough to see this on Monday, with the Year 2 children from Mousehold. It was great to see the children who used to attend Mousehold, perform, sing and act with such confidence. It is a great thing for the children at Mousehold to aspire to. Thank you George White!

New School App

As you will have seen in previous newsletters, we are launching a new school app. It is called Weduc. On Monday you will receive invitations to create an account and download the app. George White Junior School will also be using the same app, and you will be able to use the same app for all your children. Weduc will replace Parentmail with effect from September.

For the rest of this term we will be posting a few items such as notices and calendar items to help you start getting used to the system.

From September the app can be used to pre-order lunches, book Early Club, report absences, complete forms and do all of the rest of things that we have been using Parentmail for. It will be our one-stop shop for communication, so everything will be in one place. You should no longer receive emails or texts from other systems.

Weduc offer support to parents as well as the school, if you have any with the system.

Mousehold Shoe Bank

It has taken a bit longer to set this up than planned. If any parents can help me I will be very grateful. Please let the office know and I’ll then get in touch. I think it is best to be displayed on a couple of large tables that we can take onto the playground at the end of the school day for as many days as we can manage.

Thank you for all of the donations – there are so many!

The shoes can be taken by any family, no matter what your income or circumstances. We are all having to make small changes because of the rising cost of living. The shoe bank is for everyone.

Safeguarding

You will have seen Mr Smith in school and on the playground on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He will be covering Miss Balachandre’s Assistant Head role from September and will be a safeguarding lead for the school, in addition to Mrs Westall, Miss Wood and Mr Tolson.

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.

Dates for your Diary

Monday 11th July AM – Year 2 Samba Drumming performance for parents

Tuesday 12th July AM – Year 1 Capoeira performance for parents

Tuesday 19th July – Year 1 and 2 Bewilderwood trip

Friday 22nd July – last day of term

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Rebecca Westall

Headteacher

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust