MIJS News Sheet

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Annie Edwards - chairofgovs@coastalfederation.com







Coastal Federation

‘together we are stronger’






This Week’s Total:

Total: 1757

This Week’s Total:

Total: 1688

This Week’s Total:

Total: 1835

This Week’s Total:

Total: 1840

Welcome to Kelly Payne and Nicola Perren and Carrie-Ann Underwood who will be joining the MIJS MSA team after Easter.  Also to Julia Gowlett who will be the new Secretary based at the Infant school.  From Monday 24th April, Joanne Bishop-Laggett will be based at the Junior School’s new front office, working closely with Jenny Goodman our Federation Business Manager.

When we return from Easter Holidays, MJS will no longer be serving a Snack Trolley at break times. Water bottles, however, will still be available to buy from the school kitchen for 40p.


High 5 Netball

On Tuesday 28th March, 7 children competed in the High 5 Netball tournament for the North Norfolk School Games. We came 4th out of 9 teams but, most importantly, our children showed determination, perseverance and fantastic sportsmanship. We thoroughly enjoyed our day- and the weather wasn’t too bad either!

Adapted Games Day

On Monday 27th March, 7 children from Years 5 and 6 attended an adaptive games day which involved taking part in versions of sports such as cricket, football and even karate!

It was a really fun day which everyone got involved with and got a chance to try something new.

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Red Nose Day - Thank you to all the Staff, parents and pupils who contributed towards Red Nose day last Friday.  We raised a massive £405.00 between the Infant and the Junior Schools.  Well done to all those who took part.

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MIS - Just a reminder that milk money for next half term will be £4.20.  Please make sure this is paid on the first day back, Tuesday 18th March 2017, in a named envelope, if you wish your child to have milk.  Under 5’s are eligible for free milk until they are 5.  

Canada Toy Dance

Thank you very much to all the parents that came to see the toy dance, it was lovely that you all joined in. We’re glad you enjoyed it, it was really nice to have such lovely and positive feedback.

We have a newly formed joint Parent, Teacher and Friends Association which will raise funds for both the infant and junior schools. We are looking for committee members and helpers for fund raising events. Our first big event is going to be a mini festival on the school field on 15th July 2pm-10pm, with stalls, displays, food, licensed beer tent, live music and much more. Watch this space for updates or come and join us on Monday 24th April 1pm at the junior school for our next meeting. Feel free to come if you would like to join the committee or if you would like to just find out a bit more. If you can’t make the meeting and would like to help, please get in touch with any of the committee members listed below:

Annie Edwards-Chair, Gill Chattern-Vice-Chair, Jenny Goodman-Treasurer, Sally Shanahan-Committee Member

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Ideas for the Easter Holiday from the Family Support Team!

(Free...or nearly free!)

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Make your own Easter Egg Hunt - with a difference… Hide empty plastic eggs around the house/garden with children’s challenges inside - they could be to say the alphabet, count to 100, write their name, do 10 star jumps, hop like a rabbit for 1 minute...whatever you want! When they have completed the challenges, they get a chocolate egg!

Do a children’s scavenger hunt on the beach. Make a list of ten things to find - things like a feather, a pebble with a line on, a shell etc. When they’ve found everything, they get a reward - it could be a chocolate egg, a trip to the park or something different!

Get baking! Find lots of yummy ideas on this website… http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/collections/easter_baking

Dye some hard-boiled eggs. Find out how to do it by following this link… http://www.food.com/recipe/easter-eggs-egg-dye-160383#activity-feed

Go to the library in Mundesley. Encourage your children to get some books out to read and/or take out a book to read to them. Choose a book for yourself too - if your children see you reading, they are much more likely to do it themselves!

Go to a park/playground and take a picnic. We’re really lucky to have such a good playground in Mundesley (Gold Park), but there’s always the one in Happisburgh if you fancy a change - it’s right by the beach and you can walk across the field to see the lighthouse too.

Take a bag of 2p pieces and see what you can win in the arcade - the one opposite the No.1 chip shop in Cromer is a good one! It’s amazing how long you can make it last!

Visit the pier in Cromer - you can walk up to the building at the end and go inside to look at the lifeboat. You could always have a go at crabbing as well - there are plenty of shops that sell cheap nets and buckets.

Visit the Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer - it’s free! There are lots of hands-on activities to do and you can learn lots about the work of the Lifeboat Institution at the same time! https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/museums/henry-blogg-museum

Get crafty! Have a look at some of the ideas on these websites… https://uk.pinterest.com/4thrprogram/kids-easter-activities/ http://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/easter-craft 

Build a den in the living room with cushions/blankets/duvets - you could even have a picnic in it or stay in it for the night, but don’t expect to get too much sleep!

Have a pyjama day! Get out all the board games/puzzles/colouring pens/paper you’ve got and stay in your pyjamas all day playing with them all!

Have a film afternoon. Make homemade popcorn, snuggle up and watch a DVD together  - here’s a website with some good recipe ideas for popcorn with a difference! https://www.babble.com/best-recipes/25-creative-homemade-popcorn-recipes/

Go to the beach and create some art using pebbles, driftwood, seaweed and anything else you can find. Take a photo and show your teacher when you get back to school!

Plant some seeds - you don’t need to have a garden, you can just use a pot and a window sill - miniature sunflowers are good or even herbs!

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Attendance target set by the Government is 96.1%

Current attendance figure for MIS is - 94.37%

There are currently 7 children with 100% attendance at MIS - let’s try and keep this number as high as we can!

Current attendance figure for MJS is - 96.7%

There are currently 22 children with 100% attendance at MJS - let’s try and keep this number as high as we can!

Best Attended Class for this week

Best Attended Class for this week

Norway - 86.21%

Antarctica - 99.15%

Barbara   and       Boo

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 Ext. 5) - please leave a message if we are not available and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Support for children is also being offered and, as well as individual slots, a ‘drop in’ for children is available too.

We are here to help ……..

More info on the websites

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.

April 26th, May 10th and 24th, June 14th and 28th, July 12th.  For more information contact: 07776416469

Mundesley Library

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

Tuesdays 4pm-5pm

Games in Good Company

If you enjoy playing board or card games, drop in and join us for a game, chat and a cuppa

Fridays 10.30am-12.30pm

Regular Events

Mundesley Library Reading Group 

2nd Monday in the month - am

Citizen’s Advice

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 for the diary




Tue 18.4.17

First Day of Summer Term

Wed 26.4.17

9.00 - 11.00

Mathemagician Morning - Division - All Parents from MIS & MJS welcome

Mon 1.5.17

Bank Holiday - School Closed

Mon 8.5.17

Year 6 SATS Week

Thu 25.5.17

Year 6 visiting Bruce Grove, London for overnight stay

Fri 26.5.17

Final Day of Half Term

Mon 5.6.17

First day of new half term

 Regular/Weekly Events




Every Mon

3.30 - 4.20

MJS - Multiskills club

Every Wed

3.20 - 3.45

Pop in session for parents at MJS

Every Mon

3.20 - 4.00

MIS library open

Every Tue

Every Fri

3.20 - 3.45

8.50 - 9.10

Pop in session for China and Canada classes

Pop in session for Peru and Norway classes

Every  Day

8.40 - 8.50

Morning Running Club

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

‘together aspire, together achieve, together we are stronger...’