Head of School update

World Cup fever has arrived at Mundesley!

Today we have so many countries and players represented by the children who arrived in kits and flag colours of the countries they want to support.  Football fever was in the air! 

Thank you to everyone who supported our Bake Sale last week, it was a lovely way to end the week.    

Parents evening this week was fully booked and it was a pleasure to welcome you all back for face to face meetings, and a chance to have a look at your child/rens books.  For those of you who were unable to attend please do contact the school office to arrange a telephone appointment. 

Tuesday saw members of our school council and Head Pupils take all our harvest donations to Cromer Foodbank.  While we were there the volunteers explained to us what happens to our food, who receives it and we were able to see for ourselves how our donations made such a difference.  The children asked some really good questions and we were very proud of them.  Thank you again to everyone who supported us.

Thank you to all our parents who joined us for our open morning in the junior school who were able to see the school operating in real life!  We had some interesting comments and questions and hopefully provided a real insight into how your child’s learning is structured.  We have more dates coming and available so please do take advantage and come and see your child’s learning in action!

Next Thursday our PTFA is running a Christmas Movie Night. Please log on to School Money to book your child’s place.  Posters are up around the school advertising the information. 

Lastly, please remember to book your child’s Christmas lunch for the week commencing 12 December.  On the day, if your child does not wish to have Christmas lunch they can either bring in a packed lunch from home or book a packed lunch option from the menu.  No other hot meals will be available.  Closing date for orders to allow us to order in the right amount of food is Friday 2 December.

Reminders and letters this week: MIS Christmas Performance

Tuesday:  MJS Afterschool Football club / Gardening Club for Yr 2 – 6

Wednesday: MIS Open Morning (for those who have a place confirmed)

Thursday: MIS Afterschool Multisports club / PTFA Christmas Movie Night / Children can bring christmas cards in for their friends/class from today

Friday:  Year 5 Swimming

The following clubs are on offer to the children at lunchtimes during this half term:

MIS: Tuesday Gardening Club/Friday Craft Club

MJS: Tuesday Spanish Club/ Thursday Scratch/TT Rockstars Club with Yr 6 Digital Leaders

The children will sign up for these clubs in school

Earhart Class update

This week in English we have been learning about an Indian celebration called Holi day! During this colourful festival, people throw bright powder paint at each other and we explored this by creating an artwork by throwing powder paint on a piece of fabric! We used this experience to write our own fantastic sentences all about Holi Day. In maths, we have been practising adding and subtracting crossing ten and we are getting really confident at this. In topic, we have been evaluating different types of packaging before creating a design criteria for our own piece of packaging which we will be creating next week.

Jemison Class update

What a great week we have had, so much amazing learning going on in school! We have continued our learning about Holi, writing fantastic facts and exploring how the festival makes Hindu’s feel. We had a very impressive independent write session on Thursday where the children wrote about a festival they celebrate; Christmas! It is really amazing to see the progress in the children’s writing, especially applying their phonics sounds. In maths we have been using a 100 number square; looking at the patterns in numbers. We have been learning 10 more than a number, 10 less and the tricks and top tips to help us.

Attenborough Class update

Our week has centred around oats and porridge! I am sure you can guess the Traditional tale we have been reading this week. The children have read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and have loved tasting porridge but they couldn’t decide if their ‘bowl’ of porridge belonged to Baby Bear or Mummy Bear! In Maths we have been looking at how the number 4 and 5 are made. The children have been making and subitising 4 and 5 (knowing a group of objects makes a particular number) and recognising two numbers together makes another number. In Phonics we have completed the alphabet and learnt an amazing alphabet song! Our sounds this week have been ‘y’, ‘z,’ ‘zz’ and ‘qu’. We’ve been practising these letters in handwriting too! It was lovely to see so many of you at parents’ evening and a pleasure to tell you and share all the amazing things we get up to together in Attenborough class. In Topic we have been looking at maps and we went on a virtual walk around Mundesley using Google Maps – it was great to see the children recognising so many of the buildings in and around the village! We even created our own version of the map in school. We are looking at different types of buildings and houses. If you would like to send in a photo of your house we can use it in our small world – the children love to play and make up stories with familiar buildings. We love to see what adventures your child gets up to at home – clubs they attend , baking, reading, making dens, being creative, going on nature walks. Tapestry is a wonderful place to share these with us and the class – please upload your photos and a brief description so we can share these together during circle time.

Head of School update

Spots, Pjs and Cake! What a combination!

We have ended this week with the children all participating in some way in the great Spotacular!  We have had lots of fun seeing the children in their various spots and some interesting combos of onesies and spots and that’s just the teachers!  Once again the children have brought life to this worthy cause and we would like to thank you for all your support.  Monday saw us start the week with a visit from our community Police Officers.  PC Robinson and her colleague PC Alex came and worked with each class across both Infant and Junior schools. The children all asked lots of questions and the sessions were really interactive. For the younger children they talked about the police and general information and in year 5 and 6 assed in information regarding staying safe, including online. We hope to see them again soon.

Reminder: Bookings are now being taken for parents evening. We look forward to seeing you all to update you on your child’s progress. If you have any questions please contact the school office.

Transition to Year 3 and Year 7. If you have not done so already, the window for applying for your child’s place next year closes soon. If you have any questions please let the school office know.

Lastly, thank you to all our parents who joined us for our open morning and were able to see the school operating in real life!  We had some interesting comments and questions and hopefully provided a real insight into how your child’s learning is structured.  We have more dates coming and available so please do take advantage and come and see your child’s learning in action!

Reminders and Letters this week: MIJS Reading update; MIJS Club letter

Monday:   3.20pm MIS library open for Families after school across MIJS

Tuesday:  MJS Afterschool Football club /  Gardening Club for Yr 2 – 6

Wednesday: MIJS Open Morning (for those who have a place confirmed)

Thursday: MIS Afterschool Multisports club

Friday:  Year 5 Swimming 

The following clubs are on offer to the children at lunchtimes during this half term:

MIS: Tuesday Gardening Club/Friday Craft Club

MJS: Tuesday Spanish Club/ Thursday Scratch/TT Rockstars Club with Yr 6 Digital Leaders

The children will sign up for these clubs in school

Earhart Class update

We have had a busy week at the Infant school! On monday, we had some special visitors – the police came to speak to us and tell us all about how they keep people safe in our community!. We were very exvcited and had lots of questions for them! We have also been busy preparing for our Christmas Nativity play and the big stage has gone up in the hall so that we can practise for our big event! In English, we have been learning about an Indian celebration called Holi Day, where people mark the arrival of Spring and celebrate the victory of good over evil. People all have a big party and throw coloured powder on each other! In Maths, we have been practicing addition of tens and ones (crossing ten). In Topic, we have been making suitable packaging for a snack and have even been tasting and evaluating some Indian snacks of our own.

Jemison Class update

We have had a busy week at the Infant school! On Monday, we had some special visitors – the police came to speak to us and tell us all about how they keep people safe in our community!. We were very excited and had lots of questions for them! We have also been busy preparing for our Christmas Nativity play and the big stage has gone up in the hall so that we can practise for our big event! In English, we have been learning about an Indian celebration called Holi Day, where people mark the arrival of Spring and celebrate the victory of good over evil. People all have a big party and throw coloured powder on each other! In Topic, we have been making suitable packaging for a snack and have even been tasting and evaluating some Indian snacks of our own.

Attenborough Class update

We started this week with a visit from PC Emma Robinson. During an assembly she introduced herself and the role of the police to the children – they were all fantastic and asked lots of questions.
In Phonics we have been learning ‘j’, ‘v’, ‘w’ and ‘x’. We have found these letters really tricky to write and have been practising them in our new handwriting notebooks. If you would like letter formation sheets to practise at home please let me know.
This week we have continued to read the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children have thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the repeated refrains in the story and deciding which choices mattered to the Pigs and the Wolf. Last week the children created their own version of the story and together they acted out everybody’s story – it was wonderful to watch!
In Maths we have been looking at the composition of 3 along with circles and triangles. The children loved going on a shape hunt for them and are super confident at finding circles. We have also been learning positional language such as under, over, in, out, in front, behind and between.
In Topic we have been looking at ‘Where we live’ – the children are fascinated with google earth and we have visited lots of different villages this week. We have also been looking at maps and how useful they are especially if people want to visit our village. We talked about what we would need to put on a map and then had a go at creating one!
We love to see what adventures your child gets up to at home – clubs they attend , baking, reading, making dens, being creative, going on nature walks. Tapestry is a wonderful place to share these with us and the class – please upload your photos and a brief description so we can share these together during circle time.

Head of School update

Lest we forget….

This year we are privileged to have some of our Year 6 children represent the school at the Royal British Legion Service at Mundesley Church.  At the service the children accompanied former service personnel marking the remembrance of those who have fallen in conflicts past and present.  They really did us proud and displayed great maturity.  They were a credit to you all.  In school we marked the occasion with a 2 minute silence at 11am.  

This week we have been working hard on autumn assessments with the children.  They have shown great resilience and should be proud of all their efforts.  Take a look at the class updates to see what has been happening, the children have had another good week.

This week we have a number of letters that have been sent home, and we have also sent a hard copy of the term dates home for you to pop on the fridge as a reminder.  We know how busy this term is and hope this helps you plan!  Remember all letters are also on the website for you to access.

Bookings are now being taken for parents evening.  We look forward to seeing you all to update you on your child’s progress.  If you have any questions please contact the school office.

Community Warm Hubs:- Please check out the notice boards advertising our local offering.  Whether it is a one off or regular, please take the opportunity to chat and enjoy a warm space in our communities.  

Next week will begin with a visit from our local community police officer who will be getting to know the children.  For Year 5 and 6 we will be exploring ways on how to keep safe both in public and online.  

Reminders and Letters this week: Autumn term dates; Parents Evening Bookings; Children in Need; MIJS Open Mornings.

Monday:   

Tuesday:  MJS Free Afterschool Football club – Please note ALL children will need collecting at the end of the session even if they have permission to walk home as it is now getting dark at the end of the day. 

Wednesday: MIJS Open Morning (for those who have a place confirmed)

Thursday: MIS Free Afterschool Multisports club 

Friday:  Year 5 Swimming

Earhart Class update

This week, we have been very busy! We had a very special visitor called Olivia Tootington, an owl who came to give us a special mission from the government! We have been completing some reading and maths missions, but they are top secret so we can’t tell you any more! In topic, we have been being scientists and learning about the five food groups while exploring the eatwell guide. Next week, the children will be completing some writing about how they celebrate their birthdays, so please can children bring in a photo of them celebrating their birthday. Thank you!