MIJS News Sheet
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Infant reading book recall
If you have been into school in the last few weeks you would have noticed a new reading area which has been created outside of Canada class. The purpose of this area is to create space for our home reading books. The books are currently kept in classrooms which can mean children needing to go into a different room to choose their book. We would like them all in one place for the children to see the progression from Reception to Year 2.
We have purchased new reading books, therefore we will be collecting in all school reading books from children next week prior to the Easter break and your child will not be issued a new book until after the holidays. This is to allow time for staff to set up the new system and ensure children have the correct books once they return to school.
Please remember all children have access to Bug Club online via the Active learn website (activelearnprimary.co.uk) where you can find books to share over Easter.
On Thursday 9th March, a lady called Karen Crane from the West Runton Puppet Theatre brought her portable theatre to school along with lots of puppets! She told a story called “The Search For Snow” which included appearances from animals from all over the world along with bubbles, flying bananas and, of course, SNOW!!! 23 children from MIS had a great time and it was fantastic to see so many smiling faces! The event was part of an initiative called The Sparkle Project and was funded by Children in Need. It has been set up with the aim of building children’s confidence and Karen will hopefully be coming into school to do more activities with the children in the future.
On Friday 17th March, 8 children from MJS and BPS went to visit the West Runton Toy Shop and Puppet Theatre as part of the Sparkle Project funded by Children in Need and run by a lady called Karen Crane. They had great fun making up their own stories using the hundreds of puppets Karen has and performing it in the puppet theatre. Not only this, they also had the chance to film their performances using professional cameras and recording equipment. They were fantastic performers and really enjoyed themselves. We will be returning for more fun another day!
Cable reels have arrived!
Thank you to the Dearsley family for sourcing large cable reels and thank you to Mr and Mrs Roberts for collecting them. Each class will decorate a cable reel and we will be running a competition for the best decorated reel.
Canada Class Toy Dance
Children in Canada will need to make sure their outfits for the toy dance are in school on Wednesday. Canada class will be performing their toy dance for any parents that wish to come along on Wednesday 29th March. They will start their performance at 9:15 and it shall end around 10:15.
Rare red nose found - raising money for Red Nose Day 2017
Red nose day: Frankinose (Ultra rare nose) was donated by Ted Fletcher Helps to raise money for Red nose day. The nose was available to closed bids. The successful bid was an amazing £60! Thank you for the kind donation to Comic Relief.
Mounds for running and rolling
Thank you to the Payne family for donating soil, this has been used to create two mounds on the school's field behind the newly planted hedge. The mounds form part of the school field development and will make the landscape more interesting for the children. Outdoor play encourages children to play and explore.
Planting at MIJS
Thank you to the Woodland Trust for donating 480 saplings. The children at MIS and MJS have planted a hedge at the bottom of the field and have created a better habitat to encourage wildlife.
Following a few issues with the quality of the school uniform Tesco’s have arranged for a better quality materials to be used. If any parents have issues with uniform please call Tesco’s on 0800 323 4070 and they will be happy to offer a full refund.
Thank you to all the parents and children that were busy baking this week for our Comic Relief cake sale. The school council sold cakes at break time and the children really enjoyed them!
As you know, the children have been busy this week helping to plant some new trees on the school site. As part of the week’s activities, we have a representative from Sprouts Studios in to work with some of the children at MIJS. The children really enjoyed making fairy doors and teepees with a woodland theme.
Attendance target set by the Government is 96.1%
Current attendance figure for MIS is - 94.74%
There are currently 9 children with 100% attendance at MIS - let’s try and keep this number as high as we can!
Current attendance figure for MJS is - 96.89%
There are currently 26 children with 100% attendance at MJS - let’s try and keep this number as high as we can!
Best Attended Class for this week - Infant
Best Attended Class for this week - Junior
Canada - 99.21%
Fiji - 97.78%
Look out for leaflets and posters with more information
Family Support Team
Barbara and Boo (Family Support Team) are up and running! Boo is now offering a ‘drop in’ for parents and carers at the following times:
Mondays 8:30-9:30am (MJS)
Thursdays 8:30-9:30am (MIS)
Fridays 8:30-9:30am (BPS)
We can also be contacted by phone (01263 720401) - please leave a message if we are not available.
Support for children is also being offered and, as well as individual slots, a ‘drop in’ for children will be starting soon.
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Things happening in our local area….
New to Norfolk Libraries - Babble Bags
Borrow for free from your local Norfolk Library - Babble Bags. Designed to help your child with their speech development and communication skills. The bags contain carefully chosen games and a book which helps to focus on different sounds. Clear guidance notes for how to use are enclosed.
New Parent-to-Parent Support Group
New, free, parent-to-parent support group. For parents/carers of children with additional needs (diagnosed or undiagnosed). Everyone is welcome.
9.30am to 11am (term time only). Held at Charis Centre, Market Cross Street Mews, North Walsham, NR28 9BS (through the archway opposite the town clock). Free refreshments are available.
March 8th and 22nd, April 26th, May 10th and 24th, June 14th and 28th, July 12th. For more information contact: 07776416469
For further information about events and to book please call 01263 720702
Opening Hours: Mon 10am-1pm, Tues 2pm-5.30pm, Fri 10am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Regular weekly events
Knit and Natter
Games in Good Company
If you enjoy playing board or card games, drop in and join us for a game, chat and a cuppa
Mundesley Library Reading Group
2nd Monday in the month - am
Tuesday every 2 weeks 2pm-5pm
Mundesley Library Writing Group (MLWG)
1st Friday in the month 2.15pm-4.15pm
Great Big Read 2017
From 20th March - 22nd April 2017 Norfolk’s Most Wanted - our most wanted and in demand titles from the last year. Come and see displays, borrow and have a cuppa
DATES are subject to change and will be updated in every issue, so please keep most recent.
PLEASE ensure that all holidays are taken during the designated holiday times