18th December 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope this email finds you all fit and well in these uncertain times, but looking forward to the Christmas holidays with your families.
The Nurture team would like to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Lets hope 2021 brings peace, happiness and joy to all and most of all a sense of normality.
The Nurture team will be unable to answer any emails as we are having a well deserved break. However, if you need support during the Christmas holiday please see the contact numbers attached on the PDF below.
20th July 2020
So, here we are! Heading towards the last two days of this academic year, and what a challenging one it has been.
We never expected to all become teachers and curriculum experts overnight, as well as carrying on with being parents, working from home and the day to day running of our homes and lives! You have all done an AMAZING job and no matter how much you may continue to think ' I've not done enough', please be reassured that you have! You have kept your loved ones safe and healthy and provided the love and support they need, despite, in some cases, not even being able to see them.
Below is a link to a huge amount of activities,advice, support and ideas. Although this summer will be tricky because not everything will be accessible, businesses and charities are trying their best to help the local communities.
Have a wonderful summer, enjoy the sunshine and we look forward very much to seeing you all in September! We return back to school on Monday 7th September 2020.
Alison & Hannah
The Nurture Team
A BIG hello to you all, especially to the dads', grandads', uncles, and any other male carers that we have amongst us. Fathers day is fast approaching so we wanted to let you know how much you are appreciated and that there is support and advice available for all the men out there who are doing a brilliant job of caring for their children, others and/or family. Today we are posting a link to ensure that you feel valued and thought about. Please feel free to share this information with friends, family and colleagues. For more information on local courses,activities and groups, please feel free to email Alison or Hannah at the following address; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Health Week runs every year in the week before Father's Day. In 2020, it will run from June 15th. For more information please follow the link below:
4th June 2020
Just a note to let you know that Alison and Hannah are now back in school daily. You may receive a courtesy call from us at some point, however, if you need advice, a chat or have any questions, please feel free to call the school and ask to be put through to the nurture team.
We have loved welcoming back some of the reception children and Key Worker children this week and look forward to seeing more of you in the not so distant future!
Our email address is email@example.com if you are unable to call. We will reply as soon as possible.
Alison and Hannah
14th May 2020
Well the weekend is fast approaching, with more sunshine and warmth on the way! Hopefully you will make the most of being outside now that we are able to take exercise more than once a day, socially distancing, of course!!!
I hope that you are enjoying the lovely activities, games and crafts that you are accessing from the website and class pages. Both Alison and Hannah have been blown away with the incredible work that they have seen in the class galleries. You are doing some amazing things with your home learning, so keep up the great work.
Some families however, during this time will have found things difficult. Here are some signposts to various links that provide a listening ear, understanding and appreciate what you have been going through. They will offer confidential support, advice and where to go from here.
Take care and keep safe
Ali and Hannah
6th May 2020
Hello to you all,
Today we have added the updated version of North Norfolk and Broadland Community focus bulletin as a link. There are many useful telephone numbers, resources and help with numerous things. Please do take a look!
This bulletin has 6 main sections:
Advice and Guidance
Grants / Funding
Volunteering / Training
North Walsham Emergency Grant Fund
As you may or may not already know, the Community Shop exists to help the town (North Walsham) by granting funds to projects and groups. As a reaction to the Covid-19 crisis they are working with Phoenix Group to provide small grants to those in difficulty at this time. They have established a supporting emergency grant fund for those who live in North Walsham and are facing financial hardship during the pandemic.
I will post the links for the application form and details later on this afternoon so please look below:
Friday 1st May 2020
The staff of Millfield are so proud of all its amazing pupils and the way in which you have dealt with the school closure due to the coronavirus.
Proud, determined, inspirational and creative are just some of the qualities that you possess and have shown throughout your lovely work. Keep smiling and stay strong.
Attached is a helpful leaflet offering advice and tips to continue and remain positive and build a healthy wellbeing.
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all fit and well?
Just another link added, a combination of Julia Donaldson stories explaining Covid 19, Isolation and Social distancing.
27th April 2020
Good morning! What a glorious weekend we were treated too! It makes such a difference when the sun is shining. Today are a few links to support you if you are needing new ideas other than those on the amazing class pages, which I'm sure you will agree, the teachers in Millfield have been going above and beyond to provide for you. On the link you will find many click on websites which will add extra variety to your daily schooling. Our favourite at the moment is the London Zoo tour! Here you can see animals being fed and lots of information on the animals and the work which goes into looking after the animals. The Natural History Museum also offers tours, another favourite is the Tutankhamun tour! Definitely one to see! Please look below to find this.
We are well aware that this can be a difficult time for families. Finding it strange and stressful all being together for long periods of times and not having your own space. The links we have provided are for free and a non judgemental support and advice. The NHS have also provided a leaflet which we have attached for how to access family services. Again, please see below for this!
Have a wonderful week. Hopefully we will be graced with more sunshine enabling us all to get out in the garden and enjoy outdoor learning! Keep sending the class teachers the wonderful work you have all been doing, it makes our day to see how much you are achieving. Keep up the wonderful work, we know it can be hard at times, but little and often is the best way. Following the suggested timetable will keep you all on track! Above all, stay healthy and safe. We are thinking of you all!
Alison Smith & Hannah Halls
20th April 2020
We hope you had a relaxing Easter! It's been wonderful to have been blessed with amazing weather to enjoy and to keep us feeling happy!
Both Alison and Hannah are available via e-mail and also we are happy to speak over the phone when we are in school. Please request this in an email and we will get back to you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find below some useful links and extras, one of which is Yoga from home....Some easy to follow cards to help with relaxation, core strength and something that will benefit the whole family. You could do this in your active time or downtime. Enjoy!! The link to the website is ; https://maudesport.com/downloads, but you can also look below for the pdf file.
This is the link for the kindness calendar, produced by the Red Cross. Take a look! Such lovely things to think about during these uncertain times. Keep things positive! https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/kindness-calendar
30th March 2020
Hope you have had a lovely weekend, despite the change in temperature, however today the sun is shining. On our way to school, we have seen the beautiful rainbows that some of you have put in your windows. They make us smile!!
The link today is for parents and carers who have shared access to their children, whether it is an informal agreement or a pending/in place court order. There has been much confusion about this in the media, so this will clarify anything. You can also check out the government website here : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-for-separated-parents-children-and-the-family-courts-cb7
On a lighter note, here are some recipes for different types of dough you can make at home:
26th March 2020
Hello to you all on this beautiful sunny day!
We hope you are all well and getting out in the garden as much as you can. If you do not have a garden, then a walk a day is advised in lines with the government guidelines on social distancing: Click link below
Visit the link further down the page to a great resource when things get too much and you cannot think outside the box! You can save this onto your laptop or phone as a PDF file for quick access, or print if you have a printer.
Sometimes we can feel bombarded with so many free sites, trials and subscriptions, so we will add something throughout the weeks to help you.
Wishing you health, peace and safety....remember, just do the best you can, your wellbeing as a parent/carer is just as important as it is for our children. Look after YOU! We will focus on this on our next update
Alison and Hannah
Please DO contact us with any worries, questions, concerns or even to chat or vent!!
Do not struggle alone, Alison or Hannah are here daily to listen and support as much as we can.
Call the office 01692 403172 and ask to be put through to the Nurture Team or Email : Nurture@millfield.norfolk.sch.co.uk.
We will update this page regularly so keep checking in...
This is a worrying and difficult time, but together we can help each other!
Keep positive....and still have fun!!
Alison and Hannah