Newsletter 17th March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

The weeks seem to be flying by and we only have 2 weeks until the Easter holidays. The children are enjoying their learning and there have been many practical, outdoor lessons over the last few weeks. The Reception children loved their ‘Hoot with me” session, where they got to meet various species of owl. We have also enjoyed British Science Week with a theme of ‘Growth.’  There have been many practical activities, experiments and investigations for children and these are the things they will remember when they look back on their time spent at Mousehold.

Safeguarding – Online Safety

Age rating on apps and games

What is the app age rating? How old do you have to be to use the popular apps and games?

Age ratings are useful to help you decide what is appropriate for your child. You are probably familiar with the age ratings used for films, but apps and games are rated differently and there is a lot more to consider. Some ratings give a minimum age, some use categories (such as Amazon app stores ‘guidance suggested’ category).

Have you ever been confused over the age ratings of apps and games? 

Apps stores have their own classification systems to indicate the suitability of an app, but these don’t always match up to the developer’s recommendation and then there are PEGI ratings too. It’s no wonder we get confused!

Remember, ratings are a guide. The most important thing is that you know your child best, you can judge what your child’s abilities are and what is suitable for them.

For more advice on app age ratings please visit the NSPCC website:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-safety-blog/app-age-rating/

Please see our website for all of our policies and more information about safeguarding

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

Wednesday 22nd March – 9am and 2.30pm (repeated presentation) – Phonics parents’ demo in school hall

Friday 24th March – Books and Bake Sale – on the playground after school – see WEDUC Newsfeed for full details of this Friends’ event.

Wednesday 29th March – Bag2School – see WEDUC Newsfeed for full details of this Friends’ event.

Friday 31st March – Classical Music Performance in School

Friday 31st March – Last Day of Spring Term

Thank you for your continued support

We hope you have a lovely weekend

Yours faithfully

Mr Ian Tolson

Head of School

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust