Newsletter 18th November 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

I had the pleasure of spending time in every classroom this week, observing the children learning, looking in their books, the learning environments and talking to the children. I saw an enriched curriculum where every child was enjoying their learning. It really struck me how the children have formed such positive relationships with staff and with each other and are very familiar with the daily routines of school. Our youngest children in Nursery were accessing many sensory experiences such as cutting, mixing water and clay and exploring the willow tunnels in the outdoor learning environment. Our Reception children were role playing traditional tales on their obstacle course outside. Our Year 1 children were confidently playing the ukulele and also enjoying Phonics lessons. Our Year 2 children were Samba drumming and reading with fluency and confidence in classrooms enriched with their Art work

Miss Pidgen

Miss Pidgen will be leaving us on Friday 18th November. She is going on to a different job area. This will be a great opportunity for her and a chance to use a different skill set. Miss Pidgen will be missed at Mousehold by children, staff and families. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her. We wish Miss Pidgen the very best in her new line of work.

Children in Need

Happy Children in Need day!  As a school we have enjoyed supporting this worthwhile charity wearing spots today and having fun learning about the children our money will support.  This week as Mental Health Champions we thought we would highlight a few charities and events going on locally to support families who have children with additional needs.

Free Coffee Morning for parents feeling isolated – Come together with other like-minded parents for crafts, open conversation, and free hot drinks at a group launched for parents with special educational needs. Tuesday mornings, for more information follow this link to this Evening News article  ‘We get it’: Free coffee morning launched for parents feeling isolated | Norwich Evening News (eveningnews24.co.uk)

SEND Friendly Activities and Events | Facebook – Follow this page on Facebook for up-to-date information on local events for children with additional needs.

Happy Days Children’s Charity | Norfolk Community Directory

A charity offering financial assistance to people on a national basis and supports children and young people (3-17 years) with special educational needs and disabilities.  The charity funds and organises respite breaks, residential trips, days out, visiting theatre performances for children and young people throughout the country.  Go to their website to find out how to apply for funding and to download an application pack.

George White Junior School

The junior school are holding an Open Day for parents only of year 2 pupils, on Thursday 24th November at 9am. Please call George White School Office on 01603 425515 to book. Thanks.

Reminder

We are still collecting “Sugar for Shelter”. Any donations of sugar to help the local community will be gratefully received. Please bring sugar donations to the school office. Final day for donating sugar is Friday 9th December. Thanks

Safeguarding

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

2nd December –Open Classrooms 

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

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

14th December – Christmas Lunch

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