MIJS News Sheet
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Well done to these children who received our ‘Star of the Week’ awards in assembly today.
As many of you will know, our policy is to make contact with you if your child had bumped their head. When a child has a bump to the head, however big or small, we follow the same guidelines. The child receives an ice pack to the bump immediately where appropriate, the incident is logged, a call is made home and the child is checked on regularly to check they are ok. The accident form is filed in school as well as a copy being sent home.
Due to the younger children having less awareness of their surroundings they are more likely to bump into each other and sometimes fall over. If there is a noticeable bump or your child has a large bump, bang or shake to the head we will continue to call you in the usual way. For smaller bumps we will continue with the same procedures but will text you rather than call. If after regular monitoring we are concerned about your child, we will of course call.
MJS - Year 4 Basic Cycling Course
Thank you for the reply slips we have already received for the Year 4 Basic Cycling Course taking place on Thursday 30th March. There are still plenty of places so if you would like your child to take part please complete the form and send into school by next Friday. Please see the office if you don’t have a form.
Red Nose Day
It’s time for crazy hair or a crazy hat! We are asking children to come into school with crazy hair or even a crazy hat to help raise money for red nose day. Donations of £1 will be collected on the day and there will be cake sale at break time where the children will be able to purchase a cake/biscuit for 30p from the School Council. Donations of cakes at the junior school and Infant School are welcomed. Children at the infant school will be baking in class.
MIS - Spare Clothes Needed
Accidents sometimes happen and in order for children to feel clean and fresh, we aim to provide spare underwear and clothes for the children to change into. We have lots of clothes for children wearing age 4-6 however we have a limited amount of spare clothes for children requiring clothes 6+. If you have any spare knickers, tights, schools trousers, skirts of polo shirts we would really appreciate them to restock our spare clothes.
Please pop them in a bag and pass to your child’s class teacher. Thank you.
Mother Day Assembly at the Infants
We would like to invite all of mums/carers into school to join us in our Mother Day assemblies on Thursday 23rd March. The children will be working hard to prepare some work/pictures and songs to remind you how special you are. After the assemblies we invite you to join us and your children for cream teas in the hall.
China and Canada Class will have their assembly at 9.15am
Peru and Norway Class will have their assembly at 2.00pm
Thank you for supporting The Sick Children’s Trust
We raised a fabulous £275 for Acorn House. A huge thank you to all who supported by wearing mufti or entering the colouring competition. Acorn House rely solely on voluntary donations so this will help them on their way to supporting families in need.
There have been a number of cases of head lice across both schools in recent weeks. Please could I remind you that it is important to check your child regularly and it is recommended that a ‘nit comb’ is used weekly with conditioner to kill any lice before they are able to lay eggs.
If we notice any live lice/eggs in your child’s hair we will ask you to collect them from school so they can be treated and returned. Tying up long hair can reduce the spread of them.
Thank you for your continued support.
Tree Planting Week
The children have had a great week planting trees and designing elements of our new school field. We will collate all of the pictures and plans and provide you with an update next week!
China Class have had lots of fun this week. Every child helped plant a tree on the school field and we carried out lots of our work around this including; measuring sticks with rulers, making 2D shapes and pictures from sticks, creating stories about what sticks could be used for (after reading Stanley’s Stick) and much more.
Peru Class also planted a tree each on the school field and took the time to explore the outside spaces we have around the field. On our expedition we found an abundance of daffodils in the forest school area, birds in the bushes at the back of the field and stumbled across a garden area at the Junior school. The children were inspired by the gardens to plant their own peas and sunflowers!
Canada Class Toy Dance
Could all of Canada class please bring their costumes in for their toy dance. Can they please be brought in on Wednesday 22nd March.
MJS and MIS Catering Assistant and Midday Supervisor. We are seeking to appoint someone to work at MIS and MJS with a start date of 18th April 2017 after the Easter Break. The job would be as a Catering Assistant at the Junior School on Thursday and Fridays and Midday Supervisor at the Infant School on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday which in total is 12.50 hours per week. The closing date for applications is Friday 24th March 2017 by 12 noon. If you require any further information please contact Mrs. Jenny Goodman - Business Manager. More details of the job is available on our websites.
Equipment for School
Please can I remind you that EVERY child is required to bring in their reading record/reading book daily. For the older children this should be written in by the child and signed by the parent and for younger children, comments made about their reading at home and where they are currently in the book. These are looked at daily by staff and are used when they read to an adult/independently in class.
PLEASE BRING PE KITS IN ON A MONDAY AND LEAVE IN SCHOOL ALL WEEK IN CASE TIMETABLES/WEATHER REQUIRE A CHANGE OF SESSION
Reading Records completed/signed and reading book
FULL PE kits -
Indoor kits - plain black shorts, plain white t-shirt
Outdoor kits - indoor kits plus trainers and jumper/trousers where needed
Full Swimming Kits
Please ensure your child has their hat, towel and costume/trunks if it is their turn to swim
Attendance target set by the Government is 96.1%
Current attendance figure for MIS is - 94.99%
There are currently 10 children with 100% attendance at MIS - let’s try and keep this number as high as we can!
Current attendance figure for MJS is - 96.97%
There are currently 27 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
China - 94.26%
Morocco - 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.
We are here to help ……..
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