Newsletter 3rd March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

The highlight of the week has definitely been World Book Day. There were some fantastic costumes from children and staff and lots of great activities for the children to take part in. This enrichment will help children remember their learning at Mousehold. We appreciate the effort that went into the costumes. It was a very happy day and a day to celebrate the joy of books and reading.

Reading books

As a school we have come to the decision in the short term to focus our reading for children on our online Collins Ebook account. 

The log in for this is attached to your child’s reading record on the ‘Reading at Mousehold’ poster. Teachers will be updating the system and it will be available for you from Thursday 2nd March 2023.

Unfortunately, due to a depleting number of additional reading practice books, as books are not been returned from home, we are unable to issue books to the children.

This is a short-term decision as we are looking to secure funding for more additional practice books in the upcoming weeks. We hope to be sending books home again after Easter and will keep you updated with this. 

We are running a parent’s workshops on Wednesday 22nd March at 9:00am and 2:30am. Here you will have the opportunity to see a demonstration phonics lesson, speak to teachers and receive guidance on how to use the Collins eBook account that will be offered. 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.  

Safeguarding – Online Safety

How can going online affect our wellbeing?

There are lots of positives for children being online, however there can be negatives too. For some it can become overwhelming trying to keep up with friends, and the pressure can mount. 

Many things can impact our online wellbeing, and you can take control of the choices made to reduce any negativity. Being aware of the impact of being online, just like you would be aware of the impact of offline activities, is the first step to managing your children’s online wellbeing.

We can:

  • manage the content that our children see,
  • ensure interactions are suitable
  • and manage how long they’re online, in balance with other activities. 

There are several things you can do to help support a child with their wellbeing online, including specific apps, and looking at settings.

Here are some suggestions of some well- being apps:

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Wellbeing apps guide for kids

FREE online course for parents:  Managing your own digital wellbeing:

https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage/course/digital-wellbeing?gpid=2502656

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

Week commencing 6th March – Parent/Teacher Meetings – Please ensure that you have made an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher, through Weduc and the SchoolCloud booking system.

Monday 13th March – “Hoot With Me” to come to school to visit the Reception Children

Friday 17th March – Red Nose Day

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

Parking Outside School

Unfortunately, we have had some complaints from residents regarding cars parked across their driveways. This has happened a few times recently resulting in the resident being late to pick up their own children from school. Please may we remind you to show care and consideration when parking your vehicle outside school. Thank you to the majority of parents who continue to drive and park carefully outside the school gates.

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