Head of School update

This week at school…..

We  went Strawberry mad!

As part of our project week  all the children have participated in a large range of activities that have encompassed everything from marketing and making their own jams, understanding where Strawberries come from, business terms like making profit and of course lots of baking and maybe some eating (!) of lovely strawberries. This culminated in our very own Farm Shop being opened! Thank you to all of you who have supported us, from volunteering to help in class and buying some of the children’s produce.  We have had an amazing week and the children have really enjoyed it – we hope you have too!  Have a look at some of the photos at the bottom of this update.

Next week is going to be action packed. We have 2 open evenings booked for new Reception parents and for Year 3 transfers to Junior school.  Its well worth coming in and getting a chance to meet the team and getting to know what goes on, even if you have had a child here before as we are always updating and improving our offering.  If you have any questions please just call the office for more information, we very much look forward to welcoming you!

Thursday and Friday next week Bruce Grove students will be visiting us after our brilliant trip to London recently to see them.  We will be showing them all of our school facilities and of course we will take them to the beach and maybe sample some fish and chips!  We have everything crossed for a little bit of warm weather to heat up the sea ready for the obligatory paddle.  Watch out for next week’s update for news on how it all went!

Updates for this week:

Coastal Club Telephone – The telephone line in Coastal Club is now up and running. Should you need to call, the telephone number is 01263 720401 option 4

Pre-Loved Uniform Order Requests – With only 6 weeks left in this academic it can be frustrating having to buy new uniform so if your child is in need of anything to get them through the last half term please submit your request here: https://forms.gle/37qkpQiBovEHW1bs8. We would also welcome any donations you may have so please continue to hand in to the school office.

Yousafzai Swimming – Started today – Please be reminded that Victory have informed us that swimming hats are compulsory. We have some on the school money shop for ONLY £1.06.

Uniform order – The cut off date is today so please ensure all orders are placed on school money before 6pm. Please note this will be the last order before children return in September.

Cricket Club – Free after school club on Mondays for Yrs 4-6. Last few spaces available, please contact the office to book your child’s place.

Basketball Club – Free after school club on Thursdays for MJS pupils. Last few spaces available, please contact the office to book your child’s place.

This week’s Tech Update looks at some of the Apps available for children that are educational/age appropriate.  As we are getting close now (just 6 weeks away) to the summer holidays, it might be time to do a bit of housekeeping on your child/rens devices.  Have a look at the Apps on there and delete anything that is not appropriate or has not been used for a long time.  When looking for apps for children there are lots to choose from.  We have found a few sites that offer lots of different apps to access for multiple age groups.  Many of these are free and are underpinned by the opportunity to learn or practice skills while they are playing.  Many of our posts are around the dangers to look out for and this applies no matter what the app you are looking to download. However, there are lots and lots of really fun apps available for children to access and play on.  Next time you are scrolling through your phone, have a look at some of the platforms available. We would love to hear from you about some of the children’s favourites!




Reminders/Dates for the Diary

Last day of term Friday 21 July and School reopens on Wednesday 6 September


Monday:  Music After School Club; Cricket After School Club

Tuesday:  MJS Dodgeball After School Club; MIJS Gardening Club


Thursday: MJS Football After School Club; MIS Multi Sports After School Club; 

Friday:  Swimming – Yousafzai