MIJS News Sheet

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Coastal Federation

‘together we are stronger’






This Week’s Total:

Total: 1913

This Week’s Total:

Total: 1826

This Week’s Total:

Total: 1982

This Week’s Total:

Total: 2011

Well done to our ‘Stars of the Week’ who received their award for being curious learners.  

Mathemagician Morning - Wednesday 26th April 9.00-10.30

Come along to our Mathemagician Morning being held next Wednesday.  This time we will be focussing on division.  Come and find out the methods we use in school, take away some information to help support your child at home and spend some time with your child in class.  

The Helping Hands will also be serving free refreshments.  We look forward to seeing you there.

To promote our maths morning, we will be holding a maths hunt across both schools on Monday 24th at 3.20pm.  It is free for all children to take part and all entries will be put into a draw to win a range of maths games.  Children can complete one or both of the trails.  Entry forms and pencils can be collected from classrooms at the Infants or from the main entrance at the Juniors.

JONK - Joy Of Not Knowing

This week we have been thinking about the meaning of being ‘curious’ and how this impacts on our learning.  It has been a pleasure looking through the Easter project work which many children have completed.  If your child has yet to complete the Easter project it’s not too late!  

We are asking the children to represent the key aspects of ‘JONK’ by creating animal characters which match with the descriptions.  A JONK wall has been created in all of our schools for the children to display their ideas on.  This week we are looking for an animal which matches curiosity... 

I explore

I investigate

I find new things


Can you think of an animal that matches the description below? Show us your answers in the most wonderful way you can think of. A model? A painting? A story? A fact file? A presentation? A poem? A puppet? Celebrate this animal and bring your creation to the Jonk wall.






MJS and Bacton visit Norwich City Football Ground for a Robotics Roadshow

On the last day of term, children from Mundesley Juniors and Bacton Primary visited Norwich City Football Ground to take part in a Robotics Roadshow.  We had a great day making our own robots, learning how to programme them and then using our skills to attempt to complete a range of course.  At the end of the day we had a tour of the football ground.  The children has a great day and were fantastic representatives for our school.  

Hawaii, Beach - Free images on Pixabay

Sunday 23rd April at 11am - Action Polystyrene - Urgent Beach Clean

Mundesley beach is covered in polystyrene! Volunteers are required for clean up. Please come if you can; bring shovels, rake and gloves. We need cleaners, runners and moral support. Meet at Coastwatch Tower at 11am, otherwise find us on the beach below, past The Manor Hotel.

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 Chatten-Vice-Chair, Jenny Goodman-Treasurer, Sally Shanahan-Committee Member

Attendance target set by the Government is 96.1%

Current attendance figure for MIS is - 94.63%

There are currently 6 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 20 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

Peru - 99.38%

Antarctica - 100%

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

Mon 24.4.17


Orienteering and Problem Solving Event

Mon 24.4.17


Maths hunt around MIS and MJS - free to take part

Wed 26.4.17

9.00 - 11.00

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

Wed 26.4.17

3:00- 4:30

Netball match vs. Astley AWAY

Mon 1.5.17

Bank Holiday - School Closed

Mon 8.05.17


KS1 Cross Country @ Holt Hall

Mon 8.5.17

Year 6 SATS Week

Tues 9.4.17


Peru class visit to Mundesley Fire Station


9:00- 5:00

Boys Cricket Tournament


9:00- 5:00

Mixed Cricket Tournament

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 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

Every Tue


Cricket Club

Every Wed


Netball 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...’