Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had a lovely week at Mousehold. Busy as usual! You will see from our school Facebook page some of the enrichment the children have experienced during the school day and in clubs after school. Please do look at the wonderful photos of children enjoying their learning everyday. If you don’t have facebook you can access some of the photos on the home page of our website where there is a social media feed showing the most recent posts, as well as viewing the NewsFeed on the WEDUC App. We provide exciting enrichment activities for the children because we know it helps them remember their learning, learn new vocabulary and gives them prompts to talk to you about their favourite parts of the school day. This particularly supports children with English as an additional language. Enrichment forms a big part of our curriculum intent.
A message from our Mental Health Champions
Next week is Children’s Mental Health Week. As a school one of the ways we promote wellbeing is through our weekly PATHS sessions. Next week we will be continuing to read stories about various wellbeing topics, having class discussions, as well as continuing with whole class yoga sessions. Here are some useful links for things you could do at home to explore the theme of Mental Health and wellbeing:
- Visit your local library – Plumstead Road, The Forum, Sprowston Library. Local libraries in Norfolk – Norfolk County Council It’s free to join the library and borrow books. There are huge numbers of fiction and non-fictions books exploring wellbeing topics as well as some amazing fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. There are new books being added to library collections each week, as well as displays of books to inspire you. Why not cuddle up with your child and share a book together.
- Give each other a simple compliment each day.
- Learn a new skill as a family – it creates memories, models positive mindset and gives you the chance to spend time doing something different together which can be really refreshing.
- Look after your family wellbeing – eat healthily, get enough sleep and stay hydrated. It sounds very basic but when these things are out of sync it can hugely affect our ability to cope with the challenges of the day. Maybe you can look at a new recipe and have fun cooking together? https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/programmes/b00w1ddl/recipes
- Take part in some activities as a family together that promote mental health. Get out and about – take a walk in Mousehold Woods or Catton Park. Why not go swimming or on a trail in the city centre. Look for Munzees – a free trail game, download for free – Play Munzee.
What Exactly is Munzee?
Munzee is the next generation in global scavenger hunt games.
Track down QR Codes hidden in the real world and capture them for points. Whether you are a casual player, an avid explorer, or a hardcore competition enthusiast, Munzee helps you rediscover the world around you.
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.
Week commencing 6th February – Children’s Mental Health Week
Week commencing 13th February – Half Term Holiday
Thursday 23rd February – Height/Weight screening for Reception Children
Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day – full details to follow
Week commencing 6th March – Parents/Teacher meetings – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATES FOR THIS – more details to follow
We hope you have a lovely weekend
Mr Ian Tolson
Head of School