Newsletter 15th December 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for supporting the Christmas performances. The children were fantastic and you should be very proud of them.

I am extremely proud of the whole school community for such a great team effort this term.

We are looking forward to the start of Spring Term 2024 but also looking forward to our Christmas holidays. A chance for us all to rest and recharge.

Thank you to the staff for always going the extra mile. They really are amazing!

Last day of term Wednesday 20th December – non- uniform just for fun.

On the last day of term children can wear non-uniform and/or Christmas themed clothes – just for fun.

Friends of Mousehold – Christmas Raffle

Thank you to our Friends of School who have done an excellent job in raising money for all of the children. The raffle raised £452! Thank you to the parents who sold tickets, in all weathers. We appreciate it. And thank you to the families who bought tickets.

Sugar for Shelters Collection

Many thanks for the generous donations. We collected 41 bags of sugar and this will help so many people who are struggling at this time of the year.

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 94.7%.

Top Dog – this week the highest attendance for Key Stage 1 goes to Raven class with 99.23%.

Top Cat – this week the highest attendance for Reception goes to Goldfinch class with 97.27%.

A group of children playing musical instruments

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Community fridges, Christmas food, wellbeing cafes etc

We all know that food costs are rising rapidly and as a result, many families are really struggling. The Feed have put together a list of providers offering free or pay-what-you-can meals and food services for people in the Norwich area.

  • This list is compiled and distributed by The Feed. Please share it with anyone you think may need it.
  • All food is free of charge unless stated otherwise.
  • The last update to this list was made on 19 May 2023.
  • The school is not responsible for the quality or availability of the services provided. Use of these services is at your own discretion.


Over the Christmas holidays when school is closed please take note of these numbers to help you if you find yourself in a situation where you need support. Please help look after each other: 0300 300 0123

CADS – Children’s Advice and Duty Service – 0344 800 8020.

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

Wednesday 20th December – Last day of Autumn Term – non-uniform day, Just for Fun!

Thursday 4th January 2024 – First Day of Spring 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