Head of School update

This week at school….

We are celebrating the end of term and the end of the academic year!

What a hot week we have had!  The children have all coped really well, and we were able to navigate through the heatwave without completely melting away – though it was a close call! Adopting a more “mediterranean” approach by staying in during the lunch times and going out early and later worked really well and the children were very resilient.

This week we saw the Year 2 performance delivered to our parents and then children and parents walked through a guard of honour by our Junior School children and staff to welcome them to the Juniors.  This was followed by a welcome assembly and the current Year 3 class sang a song for the Year 2’s.  There were a few misty eyes but the children did a fantastic job of presenting the “2042 reunion”.  Well done to everyone!

Thursday during the morning the year 6’s presented a full dress rehearsal of their leavers play to the Infant and Junior schools.  In the evening they did the full performance in front of their parents and guests and there was definitely a lump in many throats as they performed an emotional final song!  This afternoon we will see them in their very final leavers assembly.  We would like to wish them all our very best for their future and we will miss them all.

Movers and shakers:  We are saying goodbye and welcome to a number of staff at the end of this academic year and I am sure you will join me and all the staff of the schools in wishing them heartfelt thanks for their service for those that are moving on and a very warm welcome for our new staff.  

PTFA UPDATE – We really cannot express enough how thankful we are for the support we have had from everyone. We have a super year lined up but in the meantime enjoy the summer holidays and a well deserved rest. From us all on the PTFA Committee.  

P.S. Don’t forget it’s Freezer Friday Today (22nd) as it’s the last day of term. So grab your pound coins and come and find us in the infant school playground. Not only will you enjoy delicious ice cream, but you will also support our school.

All that remains is to wish you and your family all the best for a brilliant summer break and we look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday 6th September!

Head of School update

This week at school….

We are having a heatwave……

It’s certainly been fantastic weather this week and we have been taking advantage of it but also taking care!

On Tuesday Robin and Owl class went to Bewilderwood. They had a brilliant time looking for twiggles and getting a chance to explore the woods. Photos are on the class update.

This week we have been able to share SATs results with our Year 6 parents and Year 2.  The children have worked so hard and we are all very proud of them.  End of year reports and details of next week’s transition days are coming home today so please take a chance to review them.  Monday and Tuesday are a rehearsal for children and parents to experience drop off, the school day and pick up in readiness for September.  Individual letters have been sent to Year 3 and 4 parents and for all other years a more generic letter.  

PTFA UPDATE – Wow, there isn’t long to go now! We have our end-of-year newsletter going out next week and can’t wait for you to see what we already have planned for next year, what has been raised so far and some more exciting news!  

Don’t forget it’s Freezer Friday Today (15th) and next week (22nd) as it’s the last day of term. So grab your pound coins and come and find us in the infant school playground. Not only will you enjoy delicious ice cream, but you will also support our school.

School library Books:  please ensure your child brings in any books they have borrowed from school on Monday.  We will be sending children’s work books home too over the next few days as we prepare for the close out of this year and look forward to September.

After school clubs:  Next week we will have after school clubs on Monday but no further clubs for the rest of the week.  Please see the reminders for events taking place.  

Have a good week everyone.

Reminders/Dates for the Diary 

Letters this week: Transition Days/Class Structures/Warm Weather

REMINDERS

Please continue to inform us if you or a member of your family has tested positive for Covid.

Sports Equipment for Schools: Our local newspapers are again running their campaign to provide sports equipment to Norfolk Schools.  All tokens can be left at either the Infant or Junior School Offices.

My School Fund:  https://www.myschoolfund.org / Sign up to spend and save and raise funds for the school.

Monday MIS Free Music after school club

Tuesday

Wednesday MIS Year 2 Leavers Assembly 2:30pm

Thursday MJS Yr 3 and 4 Ancient Egypt Museum pop up / MJS Year 6 Leavers production 6:30pm

Friday         MJS Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Head of School update

This week at school….

Has been a week of adventures and trips.

On Monday and Tuesday our Year 6 children who are off to North Walsham High School went for their 2 days of transition. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday then saw most of Year 6 going to their residential at Hautbois Hall! Those children who remained in school had a fun-packed week full of activities, including baking some delicious cookies today! It’s been an action packed week for all of Year 6 and very quiet in school for the rest of the children!  Please see the Facebook page for photos and updates. 

On Wednesday the Bumblebee Class went to Amazona Zoo. They had a brilliant time and were great animal detectives, learning all about the different species they saw.  Photos are on the facebook page so have a scroll through.

Sports Day Photos – I know these are eagerly awaited, the link to the gallery will be on our Facebook page – hopefully it shows just how much fun everyone had, it was lovely to revisit the event in pictures. 

The Infant school took part in mini orienteering sessions outdoors earlier in the week.  Each class was tasked with reading a map and finding markers hidden around the school grounds.  Well done everyone you were amazing! 

School Money: Please ensure that all balances have been brought up to date by the end of next week.  If you are having any system issues please contact the school office so we can resolve these for you. We will be chasing outstanding balances next week.

With only 2 weeks of term left, this week’s letters are all about our Year 2 and Year 6 Leavers arrangements.  Please take a look and complete the surveys where needed.  We are very much looking forward to seeing you and supporting our children as they transition into their next educational adventure!

Next week we will be sharing details of transition arrangements, end of year reports and final information for the year.  Have a good week and I hope to see you at the events next week.

Reminders/Dates for the Diary 

Letters this week: Year 2 Leavers Event/Year 6 Leavers Events

REMINDERS

Please continue to inform us if you or a member of your family has tested positive for Covid.

Sports Equipment for Schools: Our local newspapers are again running their campaign to provide sports equipment to Norfolk Schools.  All tokens can be left at either the Infant or Junior School Offices.

My School Fund:  https://www.myschoolfund.org Sign up to spend and save and raise funds for the school.

Monday MIS Free Music after school club

Tuesday MIS Free Athletics after school club / Robin & Owl Class trip to Bewilderwood

Wednesday MJS Free Athletics after school club

Thursday MJS Free Football after school club

Friday         Swimming for Year 6  

Head of School Update

This week at school….

On Monday the Junior school took part in mini orienteering sessions outdoors.  Each class was tasked with reading a map and finding markers hidden around the school grounds.  Well done everyone you were amazing! Next week will see the Infants have their sessions.

Monday afternoon saw us hosting an athletics event with 4 other schools attending.  Our children who attended did a brilliant job – the competition was tough but we still got a few medals for first place. You all made us proud.

On Tuesday we welcomed a representative from HSBC bank who led sessions with all of the children in MIJS, helping them understand in simple terms how money works in our society.  The children asked some very insightful questions and we hope to repeat this again next year. 

Tuesday morning also saw us taking our Year 5 and 6s to North Walsham High School to see their production of Aladdin. The performance was fantastic and our children all thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thursday and Friday saw some of our Year 6 class attend their transition days at Cromer High School and next week Monday and Tuesday will be the same for those attending North Walsham High School.  We hope they all have a great time and look forward to hearing all about it next week.  

End of term planning:  Over the next couple of weeks we will be finalising and then sending out confirmation of classes, staffing and events for the final days of this academic year.  We very much look forward to seeing you all again for some of these events as we say goodbye to some students and staff and welcome in new ones.  

School Money: Please ensure that all balances have been brought up to date by the end of next week.  If you are having any system issues please contact the school office so we can resolve these for you. We will be chasing outstanding balances next week.

Lastly, sports day photos – it was an exceptional day and enjoyed by everyone.  Thank you again for supporting and participating so enthusiastically!  We are currently checking the photos and they will be loaded up shortly.

Reminders/Dates for the Diary 

Letters this week: GoGo Dinosaur trail

REMINDERS

Please continue to inform us if you or a member of your family has tested positive for Covid.

Sports Equipment for Schools: Our local newspapers are again running their campaign to provide sports equipment to Norfolk Schools.  All tokens can be left at either the Infant or Junior School Offices.

My School Fund:  https://www.myschoolfund.org Sign up to spend and save and raise funds for the school.

Monday MIS Free Music after school club / Year 6 Induction day for North Walsham High School

Tuesday MIS Free Athletics after school club / MIS Mini orienteering outdoor activity / Year 6 Induction day for North Walsham High School

Wednesday MJS Free Athletics after school club / Bumblee Trip to Amazona Zoo Cromer / Year 6 Residential trip to Hautbois Hall

Thursday MJS Free Football after school club / Year 6 Residential trip to Hautbois Hall

Friday         Year 2 Swimming – No Swimming for Year 6  / Uniform Ordering cut off Date / Year 6 Residential trip to Hautbois Hall

Head of School Update

What an amazing week!

This week has been very busy.  On Tuesday and Wednesday evening we welcomed parents of our 2022-2023 academic year intake for Year 3 and Reception to Open Evenings in school.  It was lovely to see everyone.  If you were not able to make the session then the packs and information will be sent to you.

Sports Day on Thursday 23 June was a resounding success. We would like to send a big thank you out to our children who all did so well – for lots of them this was their very first experience of Sports Day due to the pandemic.  It was also so lovely to see so many of our Parents come and join in, we had over 200 of you on site.  The children benefited from your support and it was amazing to see the effect of your presence.  Thank you.  We certainly hope this is the start of more to come. We have taken lots and lots of photos and these will be loaded up in a gallery for you to have a look through!

PTFA Update: PTFA News – Freezer Friday was a massive success with amazing weather and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the children and parents enjoying their ice creams, yes, that’s right, we of course ensured we have enough for the adults too, so don’t forget to grab yours!

Please note the change of day for ‘Freezer Friday’ next week which is now on Thursday 30th June. This is due to the Movie Night taking place on Friday 1st July.

Movie Night tickets are ON SALE NOW! Please log on to eduspot to purchase yours from the Shop. The Infant school will be showing Encanto (PG) and the Junior School will be showing Rons Gone Wrong (PG).  Please note that by booking a ticket you are also agreeing to your child watching this PG movie. The children will be able to enjoy the movie with popcorn sweets and a drink. Children will need to be collected from their normal collection points at the following times:

MIS – 5.20pm MJS – 5.30pm.

As always we are here if you need us so feel free to email or stop us on the school run. We now only have 4 more weeks left of this term. 

School Money : Please ensure that your school money account is up to date.  We will be chasing outstanding balances next week.

Reminders/Dates for the Diary 

REMINDERS

Please continue to inform us if you or a member of your family has tested positive for Covid.

Sports Equipment for Schools: Our local newspapers are again running their campaign to provide sports equipment to Norfolk Schools.  All tokens can be left at either the Infant or Junior School Offices.

My School Fund:  https://www.myschoolfund.org

Sign up to spend and save and raise funds for the school.

Monday MIS Free Music after school club; KS 2 Athletics event invited children at school / MJS mini orienteering outdoor activity

Tuesday MJS Year 5 and 6 Aladdin Production at North Walsham High School / MIS Free Athletics after school club

Wednesday MJS Free Athletics after school club

Thursday MJS – Year 6 Induction day for Cromer Academy / MJS Free Football after school club

Friday         MJS – Year 6 Induction Day for Cromer Academy / Year 2 Swimming – No Swimming for Year 6 / Uniform Ordering cut off Date

Head of School update

Summer has arrived……

Even if only for a couple of days! 

This week we have had a busy week and the children have been making the most of the weather with lots of activities.  

Monday saw us hosting a cricket event which went very well, well done to those children who represented us! 

Friday saw us enjoying a day of Mufti in support of the PTFA and the first of the Freezer Friday drives run by them.  Thank you all for your support!

Next week we have our Sports Day on Thursday 23 June – Please note that children should wear a plain coloured t-shirt in the colour of their house if possible.  There is no need to purchase anything new, if you do not have one to hand, normal PE kit on the day will be fine. Don’t forget to order your child’s picnic lunch, there are no hot dinners available on the day.

Open Evening for Reception and Year 3 Intake 2022/23 –  We are holding 2 open evenings next week for parents and carers of children who will be joining the Reception class and the Junior School Year 3 class in September.  Year 3 Open Evening is Tuesday 21 June and Reception Open Evening is Wednesday 22 June.  This is a great opportunity for parents to see the school, meet the staff and ask any questions they may have.  We will also be giving out information packs on the night. If you have any questions please call the school office.

School uniform ordering:  We have just put in an order, but we will be offering another window for a late delivery in July.  Please order on the school money system as usual.

School money and lunches: Don’t forget to bring your account up to date and book your lunches each week. If you have not booked a lunch please send your child in with a packed lunch.

Reminders/Dates for the Diary 

REMINDERS

Letters this week: Parent Letter, Sports day; Uniform Order dates 22/23

Please continue to inform us if you or a member of your family has tested positive for Covid.

Sports Equipment for Schools: Our local newspapers are again running their campaign to provide sports equipment to Norfolk Schools.  All tokens can be left at either the Infant or Junior School Offices.

My School Fund:  https://www.myschoolfund.org

Sign up to spend and save and raise funds for the school.

Monday – MIS Free Music after school club; Year 1 and 2 Athletics event Holt Primary

Tuesday – MIS Free Athletics after school club / Year 3 Intake 2022/23 Open Evening

Wednesday MJS Free Athletics after school club / Reception Intake 2022/23 Open Evening

Thursday MIJS Sports Day – 12 noon picnic with your child/ren followed by activities /  MJS Free Football after school club

Friday         Year 6 Swimming