Newsletter 20.10.23

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have reached the end of the first half of the Autumn Term. Next week is half-term and school is closed. We have really seen the children thrive this term and so much progress can be seen in all aspects of learning. We have seen children grow in confidence and self-esteem and really strong friendships are now established. The progress in writing, reading, phonics and maths is really evident and the learning in all subjects is becoming embedded. We look forward to the second half of this term.

Thank you to staff

Behind the scenes at Mousehold this term has been challenging at times. The staff have gone the extra mile and been very adaptable, moved between classes and always without complaint. The children have continued to have the support they need and deserve. We have a very resilient, strong staff team and I’m very grateful and proud of all of them. Thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Mousehold.

Attendance at Mousehold Infant and Nursery School

We have a celebration assembly each Friday afternoon where we share children’s achievements with everyone. As part of this assembly, we congratulate the class with the highest overall attendance for that week. The class with the highest attendance in Key Stage 1 receives ‘Top Dog’ to take to their classroom for the week. The class with the highest attendance in Reception receives ‘Top Cat’.

Our whole school attendance target is 96%.

Top Dog – this week the highest attendance for Key Stage 1 goes to Skylark class with 98%.

Top Cat – this week the highest attendance for Reception goes to Goldfinch class with 98%.      

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Help and support with living costs

Client Hardship Service – CHS (formerly known as Norfolk Assistance Scheme) can help you get support and financial assistance for food, energy, water, and other household essentials including white goods. You can apply yourself or a support organisation, such as Age UK Norfolk or Citizens Advice can apply on your behalf. The fastest way is to apply online If you do not have internet access call 0344 800 8020. (see attached leaflet)

Struggling to afford food

Short term / emergency food help Foodbanks can provide short-term help if you are struggling to afford to buy food. To find a foodbank near to you search for food banks or supermarkets at or call Trussell Trust Tel: 01722 580180. (see attached leaflet)

For further support with money management and budgeting etc please see the attached leaflet.


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.

Dates for your Diary

Week commencing 23rd October – Half Term Holiday – School Closed

Monday 30th October – Back to school for second Autumn half 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