Newsletter 24th May 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to say a big ‘Well Done’ to all of our children who have worked so hard over the last half-term.  They have demonstrated such great perseverance and have done themselves and us all proud.  We can’t wait to welcome you in for the next open classrooms so you can see what we’ve been up to. 

We wish you a very happy, restful half-term and thank you for such wonderful support as always.

Partnership News

We look forward to next half- term when we have plans for some children from George White to visit Mousehold to see some end of term musical performances (Samba drumming and ukulele) and a Maths event. We have been working together to plan the transition for the current year 2 children to GWJ. We will ensure the transition is smooth for all children and we will arrange extra visits to the junior school for the children who would benefit from extra transition.

Please take time to look at our school websites. You can read about our curriculums and get a feel for both schools:

There is so much to look forward to.

A Message from our Mental Health Champions

As Mental Health champions, we’re great advocates of doing things to refuel emotionally.  If we are refreshed ourselves, it will often mean we can be more productive in the things we are doing and we may also find it easier to care and support those around us.

Taking part in activities that we enjoy can help us not to feel so depleted.  We’ve chosen to focus on a recipe this week for you to try at home!  You may want to try this on your own first, but you might also consider including your children and cooking together.  It can be a great family activity and often children are often more adventurous at trying something new if they’ve made it themselves.  

Pizza

Try these two home-made pizza bases, one yeast based, the other using a scone recipe.

https://www.netmums.com/recipes/easy-homemade-pizza-recipe-for-kids

OR if you don’t fancy making a base from scratch, use a shop-bought English muffin or a flour tortilla wrap.

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/yummy-muffin-pizzas.html

Happy cooking!

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 94.06%.

Top Dog – this week the highest attendance for Key Stage 1 goes to Raven class with 98.08%.

Top Cat – this week the highest attendance for Reception goes to Greenfinch class with 99%.   

Safeguarding

You will see a senior leader and our Parent Support Advisor on the playground most days before school and at the end of the day. We are there to welcome you and also to listen. Please share with us anything that is worrying you or something you might need help with. Small things can become big things if not handled quickly. It is an important part of our job and we want to help you.

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 27th May – Half Term Holiday – School is closed.

Friday 7th June @ 9am – Reception Sports Day.

Wednesday 12th June – Historical City Walk – Year 2 only.

Friday 14th June – Nursery Sports Day @ 10:45am AND 2:15pm.

Thursday 20th June @ 4pm and 6pm – Open Day sessions for parents of new Nursery and Reception children, starting in September 2024.

Friday 21st June @ 9am – KS1 Sports Day.

Friday 28th June – Summer Fayre after school on the playground.

Thursday 4th July – KS1 Trip to Bewilderwood – more details to follow after half term.

Monday 8th July – Reception Trip to Gressenhall – more details to follow after half term.

Friday 19th 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