Newsletter 17th November 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a lovely week at Mousehold with lots of Autumn leaves to have fun with, particularly in the Secret Garden. We are making good use of our outdoor learning environments whatever the weather, so please ensure your children come to school wrapped up warm during the winter months.

We have really noticed an improvement with traffic outside school at the start of each day. There are still some occasions when there are dangerous manoeuvres in the middle of the road directly outside school, but on the whole, most parents are showing a lot of respect and considering the safety of children and adults. Thank you for your cooperation.

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 95.5%.

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 Greenfinch class with 89.55%.      

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Children in Need

Happy Children in Need Day!  As a school we have enjoyed supporting this worthwhile charity wearing spots today and having fun learning about the children our money will support

George White Junior School

The junior school are holding an Open Day for parents and year 2 pupils, on Tuesday 5th December at 3.30pm. Please call George White School Office on 01603 425515 to book. Thanks.



With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep your child safe from sexual abuse.

Celebrating 10 years of Talk PANTS!

Pantosaurus has helped 1.5 million parents Talk PANTS and keep their children safe from sexual abuse.

Developed in consultation with children, parents, carers and teachers, Talk PANTS is here to help children understand their body belongs to them, and they should tell a safe adult they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.

Tips and advice to help keep your kids safe

Talk PANTS is here to help children understand that they have a right to say no and if they need to speak out about something, someone will listen.

We know that a simple conversation can make a BIG difference, and that’s what Talk PANTS is all about. To help you get the conversation started, we’ll send you helpful tips, advice and materials by email

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When’s the right time to talk PANTS?

Every family is different, and when and where you have these conversations may depend on your child’s age, or how grown up they are – it’s all about whatever feels natural for you and them.

Some examples of times you can talk PANTS are:

  • After school – If they’ve had a lesson on personal relationships or Talk PANTS at school, ask them what they remember when they get home.
  • Bathtime – you could start a conversation when you’re running your child’s bath or helping them get dressed.
  • Car journeys – this can be a great time to talk, and your child will have plenty of time to ask questions if they need.
  • Reading our new PANTS storybook together.
  • Singing – Sing along to our PANTS song with Pantosaurus!
  • Swimming – A great time to say that what’s covered by swimwear is private.
  • Walking – Walking home from school, or a weekend walk to the shops can help you both feel more at ease as you stroll and chat.
  • Watching TV – If a TV show features a sensitive storyline, you can encourage them to talk about anything that upsets them.

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 4th December – Final week for any After School Clubs that your child may be attending. NB:- This does NOT include Acorns at GWJS which will run to the end of the term.

Tuesday 5th December – 3:30pm – Open Day at GWJS for parents of our Year 2 children

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

Tuesday 12th December – 9:15 to 9:45 – Reception Christmas Performance

Wednesday 13th December – 9:15 to 9:45 – Year 2 Christmas Performance

Wednesday 13th December – School Christmas Lunch – Please order using the Form on WEDUC

Thursday 14th December – 9:15 to 9:45 – Year 1 Christmas Performance

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