Newsletter 4th November 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you all had an enjoyable half-term. We have had a busy first week back at school, the children have particularly enjoyed the whole class yoga sessions. The teachers are looking forward to meeting with you for parents evenings. You should all be very proud of how your children have settled into the new academic year. It has been wonderful seeing new friendships forming and more established friendships between children in different classes still strong.

Open Days for September 2023 intake for Nursery and Reception

We have open days next week. Please contact the school office if you would like to attend:

Tuesday 8th November 9.15am (session now full) and 4pm

Thursday 10th November 9.15am (session now full) and 4pm

Social Supermarkets

Changes in the price of fuel, food and paid employment may have left many of us feeling like our money isn’t stretching as far as it used to.  If you are finding things challenging in this area, we do have Foodbank vouchers available.  Please see the School office or chat with our Parent Support Advisor, Mrs Derer.  In Norwich, we also have a number of social supermarkets that have been set up where affordable good quality groceries are offered enabling people to continue to eat well at a lower cost than many other supermarkets.  Foodbank vouchers are not needed for these supermarkets, and you can purchase food as often as is necessary.  Follow the links and find out more.

Soul Foundation Supermarket – 4 Mason Road NR3 6RF

Soul Foundation

Soul Foundation SOUL Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that’s part of SOUL Church, Norwich, UK. We believe that every person matters, and we want to show love, care and empathy to all.

The Feed Social Supermarket: 65 Hall Road, NR1 3HL

Social Supermarket | The Feed

Social Supermarket | The Feed The Social Supermarket will play a key role in delivering this plan, meeting the aims of improving skills and knowledge, reducing food waste, increasing access to support services, and filling gaps in provision.

Russell Street Community Supermarket: 53 Russell Street, NR2 4QT

ENYP extends opening hours of its social supermarket to three times weekly – ENYP

ENYP extends opening hours of its social supermarket to three times weekly – ENYP – ENYP – Equipping Our first social supermarket launched last month at Russell Street Community Centre in NR2 and as of this week we are extending the opening hours to three times a week.

School Communication

We are now using the WEDUC App as our main communication tool for parents and carers. Please check for any regular updates and news items. If you have any queries about using the App, please don’t hesitate to call into the office where help can be given.

Christmas School Sugar Collection

Please use this link to view the information about this year’s school sugar collection – Any donations to be in school please by Friday 9th December.



Any Christmas Card orders, with payment, need to be in the school office by next Wednesday, 9th November.

To get your free delivery to school of your child’s photo, please ensure you go online and order these by Monday 14th November.

Safeguarding and Support

Keeping all of our children safe when arriving and leaving school

I sent a message out earlier in the week to parents asking for all to be careful and considerate when driving and parking outside school. Hopefully we can continue to work together to make the outside of the school gates safer. Thank you

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 November – Open classrooms 

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

9th November – KS1 Cathedral visit

16h November –  Year 2 visit to the cinema

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