Newsletter 20th January 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a lovely week we’ve had at Mousehold. I spent time with Nursery and Reception children bird watching in the Secret Garden. The children are learning how to identify different birds and get very excited when they see birds at the feeding stations. Key Stage 1 children are making excellent progress with their phonics, reading and writing. There have been several High Five letters for good progress this week.

High Five letters

Our High Five is Respect, Help, Learn, Enjoy, Achieve.

We continue to celebrate children’s achievements in and out of school. I have written letters to children this week for:

  • Learning to ride their bike.
  • Learning about the rainforest at home.
  • Being kind and respectful to others.
  • Helping Mummy wash up at home .
  • Making good progress in phonics and using that learning in other subjects.
  • Enjoying Rainbows and joining in well

Please let your child’s class teacher know if you feel your child deserves a High Five letter for something they have achieved out of school. We celebrate all achievements.

All children who have received a High Five letter stand up in a Friday Zoom assembly and the whole school clap them and say well done.

Punctuality

Just a reminder that children should be in school for 08:50 each day. This allows time for the teachers to get their registers done and the children settled, prior to starting daily learning, promptly, at 09:00.

PE Day clarification – sorry about any previous confusion

Chaffinch – Friday

Goldfinch – Wednesday

Wagtail (Reception) – Friday

Wagtail (Year 1) – Tuesday and Friday

Swift – Tuesday and Thursday

Skylark – Tuesday and Thursday

Robin – Tuesday and Friday

Raven – Wednesday and Thursday

Barn Owl – Monday and Thursday

WEDUC

We have put a short parent survey onto WEDUC, just to try and obtain some feedback as to the bits parents like about the App or find easy, as well as any concerns or things that could be better or easier. We would encourage you to go to “Forms” within your WEDUC App to complete the survey and appreciate your co-operation here.

Safeguarding

Please remember where to find our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. It is on the link below. Extracts from the policy will be on the next few newsletters.

https://www.mouseholdinfants.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Safeguarding-incorporating-child-protection-Policy-September-2022.pdf

Where there is a safeguarding concern the child’s wishes and feelings are taken into account when determining what action to take and what services to provide. The systems we have in place are well promoted, easily understood and easily accessible for children to confidently report abuse, knowing their concerns will be treated seriously, and knowing they can safely express their views and give feedback.

All staff and regular visitors will, through training and induction, know how to recognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a child and how to record and report this information. We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will know what the adult will have to do with any information they have chosen to disclose.

Designated Safeguarding Leads 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

Friday 3rd February – Open Classrooms for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Thursday 23rd February – Height/Weight Screening for Reception Children

Week commencing 13th February – half term holiday

Week commencing 27th February – Parent/Teacher meetings (more details to follow later)

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Yours faithfully

Mr Ian Tolson

Acting Headteacher

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust