Newsletter 23rd September 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

We come to the end of another busy week at Mousehold. It is remarkable how quickly the children have settled in. We have had a change in weather this week and children have enjoyed the outdoors whatever the weather! Our Capoeira and ukulele lessons have started for Year 1 and our Samba drumming lessons for Year 2.

Parking and traffic outside school:

This is a recurring issue and one that is difficult to resolve. It relies upon everyone showing respect and tolerance for others outside the school gates. We have had a few residents contact school to say their drives have been blocked and they couldn’t get out and this was a worry for them. We have also had incidents where cars are half parked on the verge, blocking the road and getting very close to pedestrians. This is particularly bad on wet days when more families drive to school. Please be very mindful of young children walking, cycling and in pushchairs and be tolerant of other drivers. We really do care about the safety of our children in school as well as out of school. If we all play our part in this we can ensure everyone stays safe and well. Thank you to the majority who are tolerant and respectful.

Fun Links:

You may find the following link useful as we head further into the autumn term. Looks like lots of good ideas here!

https://magazines.raring2go.co.uk/norwich/autumn2022/

WEDUC App:

Thank you to all of you that have signed up to the WEDUC App. We are aware that there have been a few teething issues here so are very grateful for your perseverance. We would encourage everyone to sign up to use the App as a means of communication between school and parents/carers.

For the foreseeable future however, we will not be using the App for meal ordering. Instead, the class teachers will be asking your child at morning registration, what they would like for their lunch. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Safeguarding

Please see below to be informed of our designated safeguarding leads. There will be weekly safeguarding messages on the newsletters.

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.

Diary Dates

28th September – Singing Assembly starts

4th October – Flu vaccines for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children

4th October – Phonics presentation for parents 2.30pm 

6th October – Phonics Presentation for parents 9am 

6th October – Reception Forest Schools starts

7th October – First Open Classrooms 

13th October – Individual school photos in school hall

13th October – Provisional Fire truck visit for KS1

Half-term – Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October

4th November – Open classrooms 

Week beginning 7th November – Parents Evenings – meetings with class teachers

9th November – KS1 Cathedral visit

18h November – Children in Need

2nd December –Open Classrooms 

7th December – Reception Christmas songs (9 – 9.30am)

13th December – KS1 Christmas Carols (9 – 9.30am)

15th December – KS1 Christmas Carols (9 – 9.30am)

We hope you have a lovely weekend

Yours faithfully

Mr Ian Tolson

Deputy Headteacher

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust