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

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

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

On the way to the Foodbank and here we are with all our donations – thank you to everyone who supported us!

Yousafzai Class update

This week, we have been using our knowledge of equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions with different denominators. In history, the children have been working hard on producing a newspaper report based on Derby Day and Emily Davison (a suffragette)- we have a class full of journalists! In English, we have finished writing about A Christmas Carol and the children have independently written about Scrooge’s past Christmases. They’re beginning to make their writing exciting by using personifcation and detailed noun phrases. Great job! We are still learning about tag rugby in PE and we’re all getting used to the idea of passing the ball backwards now.

Pankhurst Class update

This week, we have continued to explore ” A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. We have been practicing our sentences all week to help us with our long independent write on Friday which is based on Scrooge’s past Christmases. In maths we have started to look at unit fractions which we will continue to work on until the Christmas holiday. In Topic we have continued to look at the Suffragettes. We have been producing a newspaper report based on Derby Day and Emily Davison (a suffragette). In PE we practiced our dodgeball skills, and in French we have continued to learn the French words for different fruits.

Hawking Class update

This week we have continued our newspaper report on Mount Vesuvius. We have used adjectives, similes and conjunctions to make our writing interesting. In maths, we have been using column subtraction to subtract 2, 3 digit and 4 digit numbers. We have been looking at exchanging too. We have had a science focus this week and have been learning about electricity. We have made electric circuits.

Seacole Class update

What a fun week we have had in Seacole class! Miss Gray has been blown away with our independent writing of a newspaper report- we came in on Friday and a thief had stolen Miss Gray’s favourite pen! She was devasted and we wrote brilliant reports about the events that happened. (It ended up that Mr Nearney had stolen it!) In topic, we have started science- electricity and forces. We had a very fun time learning about electrical circuits, including what the symbols mean in a diagram, then we used a diagram to build a circuit. In maths we are now practising our column subtraction which we have been brilliant at learning so far.

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

Yousafzai Class update

Another jam-packed week in Yousafzai Class! We have finished our collage inspired artwork on a theme that we want to change such as pollution, animal testing or peace for all! In topic, we have begun to learn about the suffragettes and suffragists (a group of women who fought for women to get the vote). We had a very special visit from the police who came into class to introduce themselves and share with us how to be responsible and stay safe in public and on line. In maths, we’ve begun learning about fractions: how to find equivalent fractions and simplify fractions. On Monday, we had an experience day in English. We completed 5 tasks on Victorian Christmas. Did you know Boxing Day came from the Victorian era? And Christmas trees (thanks to Prince Albert from Germany!).

Pankhurst Class update

Another amazing and busy week in Pankhurst class! We started a new book in English – “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. We compared Christmas in the Victorian era with Christmas today, and we got busy by designing Victoria christmas cards and making Victorian decorations. In Topic we have started to look at the Suffragette movement in more detail. The highlight of the week has been a visit from the police who came in to teach us the importance of being responsible citizens.

Hawking Class update

We started a new unit in English this week, writing a newspaper report on Mount Vesuvius. We looked at the features of a newspaper report and researched facts before we started our sentance stacker. We’ve used a range of lenses such as alliteration to hook the readers attention. In maths, we have been looking at using column addition to add 3 digit numbers. In topic, we used clay to make our own Roman coin. We then used our coins to print with.

Seacole Class update

Well we’ve had a great week being journalists, going back in time to report on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago. We have began to write our newspaper reports on what happened- so far they are looking fantastic and we are remembering to write in past tense only because it all happened in the past! In maths we have been practising our column addition, and in topic we have made a printing stamp out of clay with the design of a Roman Coin on. We also had an exciting beginning to the week with a visit from 2 friendly police officers, which we found very exciting and inspiring.