Latest News

Class 6’s Blood Heart Project

Class 6 have celebrated the end of their topic about the heart this half term by raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Mr Murray kept the goal for fundraising very realistic but Class 6 have far out passed this and have carried out a wide range of sponsored activities and mini sales to achieve a fantastic total of *** You can find out on Twitter by signing up and following @NMundhamSchool (It is definitely worth a look) Thank you to our Y6 learners for their amazing independent effort to support a charity linked to our current topic.

A big thank you to everyone who helped them achieve this. Mr Murray and Mrs Holden are going to find a way of involving the class in delivering their splendid gift.

Class 4 Viking Market

Class 4 celebrated their Viking topic with a Viking Market and showed off their advertising and enterprise skills as well as their Viking Knowledge! They dressed the part and everyone entered into it with lots of energy. We have tweeted some pictures on our Twitter feed. Thank you for all your support.

Wellies

This is a plea for help. We are moving into a period where the weather is going to make it harder to use our outdoor space for playtimes. As we are still operating in our bubbles, some year groups will need to use the field for part of their lunch play. We are asking if anyone has any size 11, 12, 13, 1 or 2 wellies that they no longer need and would be willing to donate to school to support children still being able to play outside. This will be a great help in keeping us safe and still playing.

Chocolate donations

A huge thank you to the families who donated a box of chocolates to give to members of our community we usually contact around harvest time. We are in the process of organising this and the children have made some lovely autumnal cards to accompany them. This is a really nice way for the school to reach out into the community and thank you for supporting this.

Our whole community

Lots of us are obviously looking forward to half term. It will be nice if we take a moment to think of the three members of staff and the seven families who are currently needing to self-isolate or support their children with this. We can’t wait to have all of them back in school with us as soon as it is possible.

If as a family, you require support during half term or you or a family member experiences any Covid symptoms or have the need to go for a test, please contact us through one of the following emails:

office@northmundham.w-sussex.sch.uk
head@northmundham.w-sussex.sch.uk

Finally, on behalf of Mrs Carey, Mr Murray and all of the North Mundham team, we wish you a safe and happy half term. We will look forward to seeing you all back, happy, smiling and ready to take on all the adventures of school in the Christmas term.

Sports News

One of the things we are missing in school is the opportunity to play sport against other schools. Over the next few weeks we will be doing some Cross Country running around a marked track on the field and there will be an opportunity for Y5 and Y6 to run ‘virtually’ against other schools by recording their time on line. We will take part in other virtual sports challenges as the term goes on.

Mobile Phones

If children need to bring a mobile phone to school, these should be handed in to the school office for safe keeping on arrival. Please do not bring them unless:

  • your child is travelling home independently
  • your child is going to a different home rather than their usual one after school

Lost Property

There is a large amount of lost property that has been handed in to the school office.  We will be putting a clothing rail outside and hanging out sweatshirts to start with, so please take a look if your child has lost one recently.  We will then hang out other items after a few days.  Please use the sanitizer before and after you have looked through the rail.

Reading

Congratulations to the children who have already achieved their bronze reading award.  Keep signing the home/school diary to help your child get their certificate.

Staff News

Some sad and some happy staff news this week. Sadly, Mrs Herrington, one of our fabulous team of Teaching Assistants, is leaving us this week. Mrs Herrington has been a super Teaching Assistant and colleague – caring, patient, smiley and efficient. We will miss working with her – she always knows just what everyone needs to best help them and has supported many children and teachers. Mrs Herrington needs to be able to give more time to caring for her parents, so our loss is very much their gain. We wish her well in every way.

In her place, we welcome Miss Sophie McGovern who is joining our TA team – she will be the Teaching Assistant in Class 5 and we hope she will soon feel part of the school.

The happy news is that Mrs Skelton is expecting a baby in March. Mrs Skelton covers teachers’ Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) on Wednesdays and Thursdays and she is also clerk to our governing body. Our congratulations to all her family as they look forward to their new