Newsletter 7th July 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Well done to our Year 1 children for their excellent ukulele performances to parents and carers. It was a wonderful moment to see the children play as a class team, with such confidence and great ability. They will be great when they learn to play in a Samba band in Year 2.

Speaking of which we a re looking forward to seeing parents and carers at the Year 2 Samba performances on Monday 17/7/23 this will be a real treat.

Next week is transition week where Year 2 children will be spending time at George White meeting their new teachers and spending time in their new classes. At Mousehold we will also be doing transition across the week, where our Year 1 and Reception children will be spending time meeting there new teachers in their new classrooms. Next years Reception children will also be joining us for stay and play sessions across the week.

The Friends of Mousehold School

The Friends of Mousehold would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that came to the Summer Fayre last week. We are pleased to announce that we raised an amazing £978.81 which will be a great help in improving facilities at the school.

Special mentions go to Mr Smith, Mrs Marshall and Mrs Neale for braving cold water and a strong breeze in the ‘throw a sponge’ game, and to all of those that gave up their time to help run stalls. We were also pleased to welcome George White and The Garden Shop who ran additional stalls. 

A big thank you for all the prize donations, and to all the organisations that continue to support MIANS: Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Norfolk Museum Service, Cromer Museum, Zaks, Places Leisure Centre, Nuffield Health, Norwich Swim School, Thorpe Ferry River Cafe, Roys, Norwich Art Supplies, BookLife Publishing, Jarrolds, QD, The Bowling House, Tesco, Thrigby Hall, Cinema City, memories2treasure, Mortgage Advice Bureau and TNS Catering.

There are still some raffle/tombola prizes and tupperware from cake donations to be collected from the office at your earliest convenience.

Finally, The Friends of Mousehold are always looking for new members. Please contact if you are interested in finding out more.

Change of opening times 2023/2024

Currently compulsory time spent in school at Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is 30.85 hours this will be increasing to 32.5 hours from September 2023 inline with government guidance.

This would mean the following opening times from September 2023:


Opening times:
Morning session: 8:40 – 11:45am
Afternoon session: 12:45 – 3:10pm


Key Stage 1 (Years 1 &2)

Opening times:
Morning session: 8:40 – 12:10pm
Afternoon session: 1:10 – 3:10pm  

The gates will close at 8.50am from September 2023. If you arrive after this time, you will need to bring child to the office to sign them in. They will be marked as “Late” for the session.

New Classes

We will be informing children who are in our current Reception and Year 1 classes about their new class and new teacher on their school report, which we will be sending home with them on Tuesday 11th July.

A reminder if the finalised class names and structure will be:



Miss Wood



Mrs Jenkins



Mrs Jennings and Miss Balachandre



Mrs Graham and Ms Brown

Year 1


Mrs Allen and Mrs Breakenridge

Year 1


Mrs Greenwood

Year 1


Mrs Ahmed

Year 2


Mrs Coathup and Mr Smith



Miss Barkshire

Year 2

Barn Owl

Mrs Parke


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

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

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr Tolson, Mr Smith, Miss Balachandre, Mrs Greenwood 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 Monday 10th July – Transition Week for year 2 pupils
Tuesday 11th July – Capoeira Performance for Yr1 parents to attend:
09:30 Swift, 10:15 Robin (Yr 1 only) and 11:00 Skylark.
Monday 17th July – Samba Performance – 09:15am, for parents to attend (Yr 2 only).
Friday 21st July – Last day of Summer Term.

Thank you for your continued support

Yours faithfully

Mr Ian Tolson

Head of School

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust