Newsletter 21st June 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had such a busy few weeks at Mousehold and we can’t quite believe we are in the middle of June already. Arts week was fantastic, and the children loved making their giant flowers which will be on display when finished. Today’s Ks1 sports day was also a special moment for all involved and we managed it with such warm weather. We appreciate the time families have given in coming to support your children. We had the EYFS Open Evening on Thursday evening. It is always exciting when new children join as start their educational journey at Mousehold.

The Friends of Mousehold School

Summer Fayre – FRIDAY 28th JUNE

Our school summer fayre is on Friday 28th June after school. All are welcome. The Friends of Mousehold Infant and Nursery School are working hard preparing for the event. Lots of money is raised for your children and it is always a lovely atmosphere. All proceeds raised will go towards purchasing new equipment for your children as well as subsidising trips and visitors.

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Safeguarding Support for Domestic Abuse

We are highlighting a service for Norfolk:

Domestic abuse, the variety of forms it can take, and the devastating impacts it has on survivors are not always physical. Research shows that incidents of domestic abuse increased during the recent COVID lockdowns. Children are considered to have been victims by witnessing incidents.

If you would like to talk to a safeguarding lead or another member of staff if something is worrying you, please ask and we will find the right person to talk to you immediately.

Safeguarding

Please continue to talk to a member of staff on the playground before or after school if you are worried about something. If you feel you would like a more private conversation, then an appointment can always be made and we will arrange it for as soon as we can with the right person who can 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.

A message from our Mental Health Champions

Colouring and Wellbeing…

There’s not many of us even as grown- ups who don’t like to get some colouring pens out and doodle or colour.  It’s a great mindfulness activity, is calming and a great way to come alongside your children and chat about the day.  Many children find it hard to express what they feel face to face.  If a child is doing an activity with you, conversation can often flow a little easier!  Mindfulness is the process of keeping your attention and thoughts on the present moment and can help improve mood, concentration and focus.  It can also help to strengthen children’s fine motor skills too. 

There are many affordable colouring books in the shops at the moment that can be bought quite cheaply. If you like to download things and have a printer, there’s a link below.  As an eco-school we love to encourage recycling. You could open a cereal box you’ve finished with and colour on the inside.  Don’t forget you can also recycle paper by using both sides or colour on old envelopes.  Someone in your family may well have some wallpaper they’ve finished with or you could take some chalks and enjoy colouring on the pavement outside.  Your drawings will no doubt spread a smile on people who walk past and see them.

Mindful Colouring Images (Animals):

Diary Dates

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

Tuesday 2nd July- Year 2, pm, Samba performance – details to be confirmed.

Tuesday 2nd July- Year 2 samba @ 2:00pm

Thursday 4th July – KS1 Trip to Bewilderwood.

Monday 8th July – Reception Trip to Gressenhall.

  • Please pay and complete permissions on Weduc.

Wednesday 10th July- Year 1 capoeira performance

  • Sparrow 1:15pm
  • Skylark 1:50pm
  • Swift 2:25pm

Thursday 11th July- Year 1 ukulele performance-

  • Skylark 1:15pm-1:45pm
  • Sparrow 1:45pm-2:15pm
  • Swift 2:15pm-2:45pm

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