Newsletter 30th September 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

 We have had a change of weather this week and Autumn has arrived. The children are enjoying the changes of the seasons with time outdoors, in our Secret Garden, on our field and behind school in the outdoor learning areas. I enjoyed watching some of our Reception children take part in a Forest Schools Lesson.

I would like to share with you some information about our curriculum. You can see regular posts on our school Facebook page of some of the hands on, exciting learning taking place each day:

Our curriculum is built upon our context and culture of being in the heart of Norwich with wonderful children with roots from all over the world being at the centre of it. The curriculum makes learning fun, hands on and is stimulating by providing real life experiences so that all children learn from the same starting point regardless of their first language or ability. We provide a highly inclusive and creative curriculum which enables pupils to achieve in a happy and safe environment. The sequenced curriculum is rich, purposeful and challenging for all children. All children throughout their time with us experience well planned local visits, visiting authors, musicians and artists and a wide range of activities indoors and outdoors to enhance the curriculum. We focus on our locality and give children experiences of the wonderful architecture, history and culture right on our doorstep. This highly inclusive curriculum enables pupils to achieve and enjoy learning in a happy, fun and safe environment.


Safeguarding Hands

Your children will all have made a safeguarding hand in school. Ask them to tell you about it. On that hand there are 5 people who they have named who they know and trust to talk to. This might include school staff, family, friends and sometimes pets. We encourage children to use the safeguarding hand as a prompt for talking to someone if they are worried, upset or feel unsafe at any point.

A reminder about collection from school

If someone else is collecting your child can you please let your child’s class teacher know that morning.

If you need to change your plans during the school day and someone else will be collecting your child at short notice, please ring the office and they will pass the message on. This is really important to ensure we send children home safely.

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

4th October – Phonics presentation for parents 2.30pm 

4th October – Flu Vaccines in school (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2)

6th October – Phonics Presentation for parents 9am 

6th October – Reception (Chaffinch) Forest Schools starts

7th October – First Open Classrooms 

13th October – Individual school photos in school hall

13th October – 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