Newsletter 10th November 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

I had the pleasure of spending time in every classroom this week, observing the children learning, looking in their books, the learning environments and talking to the children. I saw an enriched curriculum where every child was enjoying their learning. It really struck me how the children have formed such positive relationships with staff and with each other and are very familiar with the daily routines of school. Our youngest children in Nursery were accessing many sensory experiences such as cutting, mixing water and clay and exploring the willow tunnels in the outdoor learning environment. Our Reception children were role playing traditional tales on their obstacle course outside. Our Year 1 children were confidently playing the ukulele and also enjoying Phonics lessons. Our Year 2 children were Samba drumming and reading with fluency and confidence in classrooms enriched with their clay sculpture Art work.

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%. Current whole school attendance is 95.8%.

Top Dog – this week the highest attendance for Key Stage 1 goes to Raven class with 98.52%.

Top Cat – this week the highest attendance for Reception goes to Goldfinch class with 95.45%.

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Friendship Week: W/b 13/11/23

To start of Friendship Week we would like the children to wear odd socks for Odd Socks Day on Monday 13th November.

Children in Need

School Council are writing to tell you about Children in Need on Friday 17th November 2023.

We would like to tell you about how we are going to celebrate this in School. This year will be a spotacular fun day! We want everyone to wear clothes that make them happy. You could wear spotty clothes or spotty PJ’s or paint your face with spots. We will be having lots of spotty fun in school. Please bring a donation if you can. We look forward to celebrating this important event for charity with you.

Thank you for your support!

The School Council

Baby Bank Norfolk

Baby Bank Norfolk is a volunteer-run group passing on baby items to people in Norfolk to help alleviate child poverty and support families during times of financial and emotional stress, whilst reducing waste and promoting reuse of items.

We collect donations of baby equipment, clothes, toys and other baby essentials and check that they are clean and meet current UK safety standards.

We receive requests from local professionals (Health Visitors, Midwives, Social Workers, Children’s Centres, Teachers etc) on behalf of families in need in Norfolk.

We then try to meet the request from the items we have in stock or put a call out to our supporters via our Facebook & Twitter pages.

Baby Bank Norfolk supports families experiencing hardship in the Norfolk area. We work in partnership with support services such as children’s centres, health visitors, GPs, teachers, social service agencies. All suitable donations go directly to the families in need locally.

We do not support individuals or families directly. If you’re expecting a baby or have young children and need help now, you can ask your health visitor, midwife, GP or social worker to contact us on your behalf.



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

Monday 13th November – Wear Odd Socks to school for Odd Socks Day.

Friday 17th November – Children in Need Spotacular!

Tuesday 12th December – Flu vaccine team returning to school – more details to follow nearer the time.

Wednesday 20th December – Last day of Autumn 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