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Welcome to Nelson Infant School - a part of Evolution Academy Trust

As Nelson staff, we feel privileged in having the unique job of working alongside our young people to listen and facilitate learning. Our ethos is built on supporting our pupils to be kind, honest, respectful, articulate, brave and curious young people who understand their impact within our world.

Children are at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to develop a strong voice for everyone, so that our direction of learning, curriculum, and experiences are shaped by and for the children. We are committed to inclusive practice and to celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of our school community. And now, in 2023 Ofsted have recognised us as officially a GOOD school. 

The Early Years are a unique phase of a child’s development. Our inspirational team are committed to exploring the interests of each and every child, working alongside them to discover and ask questions about ourselves and the world around us. We continue to develop the characteristics of effective learning through our Key Stage 1 settings. Our knowledge-based curriculum contextualises children’s learning; they know more and remember more each day. We are proud of how independent our pupils are, using their own digital journals to record evidence of learning and tracking their own next steps to success.


Anna Catlin



Nelson Infants Reception Intake 2023

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School News Feed
  • General
    21 November 2023
    Handmade Christmas Decorations & Fayre
    Dear families, This week the children will be making individual handmade Christmas tree decorations - these will be available to purchase at the school office for £1 from 3pm MONDAY 27th NOVEMBER. Any decorations not purchased by Friday 15th December, will be used for decoration within the school next year. We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the Christmas Fayre next Friday (1st December) there will be lots of stalls, Santa's Grotto, games, face painting, raffle, tombola, BBQ and much much more... Please could we have all sweet tombola donations and raffle tickets in to the office by Thursday 30th November. Thank you for your support!
  • General
    21 November 2023
    Barracudas holiday camps
    Barracudas have launched their 2024 school holiday activity camps: "As always, we’re launching at our lowest rates with our Early Booking offer, saving up to £79 per week! Parents can also benefit from our low deposit rates, so they can secure their child’s place for just £10 a day or £25 a week and pay the rest later. Not only that, but on top our lowest prices, we’re also offering an additional £10 off any full week bookings with the code SCHOOL10. Please find the coded flyer attached."
  • General
    21 November 2023
    National Sleep Helpline
    At any given time up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis) have difficulties with their sleep. Yet in a recent survey, almost 60% of adults felt there was a lack of support for sleep issues. Sleep problems can leave people feeling isolated and lonely. The National Sleep free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors, many of whom are specialists in working with SEND. They can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to adults, including older people, about their sleep issues). The helpline is open 5 times a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings 7-9pm, and Monday, Wednesday mornings 9-11am. The number is 03303 530 541. You can read more here: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/national-sleep-helpline/
  • Event
    20 November 2023
    Snowman at Sunset costumes and performances
    Dear families, For our winter performance of Snowman at Sunset, we would like the children to have the following costumes in by next Monday (27th Nov) in a named carrier bag: Reception classes: > Winter Hat > Scarf > Gloves Year 1 & 2 classes: > Plain white T-shirt (black stickers will be applied at school) > Trousers or leggings (any colour) If you have any difficulty in getting your child's costume, please speak to their teacher or the office. Performances are at the Alive Church on Wednesday 13th December at 2pm and Thursday 14th December at 11am & 2pm. We hope you are able to attend. Tickets are free and available from the school office anytime. Thank you for your support.
  • Reminder
    19 November 2023
    Parent Workshop - Phonics
    Dear families, The second of our parent workshops 'Phonics' with Lara Harrey is taking place tomorrow online via Zoom 9 - 9.45am https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84639379953?pwd=2IW8IeRH19cbBQtvbYxkiaHpiC9OS3.1 A recording of the workshop will be share on our website and on Seesaw for those who are unable to attend.
  • General
    17 November 2023
    Weekly class attendance
    Well done to CHERRY CLASS, highest class attendance this week with 96% CHERRY CLASS - 96% Sycamore class - 95.5% Hazel - 94.2% Beech - 92.2% Silver Birch - 89.6% Rowan - 82%
  • Medical
    17 November 2023
    Flu vaccinations
    Dear Parent/Carer, We will soon be visiting your child’s school to deliver the Flu Vaccination Nasal Spray or IM Non porcine alternative Children who have the flu vaccine are less likely to pass the virus on to friends and family, especially those who may be at greater risk from flu, such as young babies, elderly people or friends and relatives with a serious health condition. This is the final chance to complete a consent for your child online. The Portal link will close on 22nd November 2023 Please click https://eastanglia.schoolvaccination.uk/flu/2023/norfolk to give consent, or to decline the vaccine, if you have not done so already IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED A CONSENT FORM – PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANOTHER ONE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS INCLUDING YOUR JUNK INBOX FOR CONSENT CONFIRMATION
  • General
    17 November 2023
    Road Safety Week
    Dear families, Next week (19th - 25th November) the school will be taking part in Road Safety Week. The children will be discussing in class, at an age appropriate level, why traffic speed matters for safe journeys, talk about why fast traffic is dangerous & answer the question how safe do you feel near roads? What is Road Safety Week? > Road Safety Week is Brake's biggest annual road safety campaign. > Every year, thousands of schools, organisations, communities and individuals take part, coming together to shout out for road safety. Why is Road Safety Week important? > Every year, more than 1600 people are killed on UK roads and more than 25,000 people suffer serious injuries. > Every day, six children are killed or seriously injured on UK roads. > Road crashes are devastating events for families, friends and communities. > Road Safety Week gives us all the opportunity to remember people killed or injured on UK roads, and raise funds to help Brake care for road victims and campaign for safe roads for all. As always, if you have any questions please come an d speak with us. Thank you.
  • Event
    16 November 2023
    Special Assemblies - Autumn Term
    Dear families, Nelson Infant is streaming three special assemblies across the Autumn Term. The second of these assemblies will take place on Monday 20th October: Irish traditional musicians Deirdre Galway & Kevin McCullagh offer a delightful program of traditional melodies and airs in Ireland. Performing on uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar and vocals this duo play Irish traditional music with passion, energy, rhythm and respect. Performing direct from their home city of Belfast they will take you on an engaging exploration of the traditional music of Ireland.
  • Important
    14 November 2023
    Seesaw : whole school re-launch
    Dear families, We are excited to share with you the re-launch of Seesaw across the whole of the school! In response to your feedback and comments, we will be using Seesaw, in all classes, to share highlights of your child’s time in school. Our regular Seesaw posts will be both group based and individual posts specific to your child. We will be able to share with you the experiences your child is having when they are at school, what they are learning and how this learning relates to the full and balanced curriculum we provide. Each week you will receive a minimum of two posts, one individual either uploaded by staff or by your child themselves. The second will be a class or group based post. (Some of our staff and children are new to Seesaw, so please bear with us to establish these regular weekly posts – thank you). We encourage your response to our posts, either a ‘like’, voice note or text comment will help us to share what you would like to see and be updated on more, moving forward. To keep our communications streamlined, we will not be using the ‘Messaging’ service on Seesaw, all communications will continue to be via the SchoolPing App. ‘Announcements’ may be made on Seesaw, these however will only relate specifically to what the children have been learning. In the Spring term we will be adding fun educational activities to ‘Home Learning’ on Seesaw, which you will be able to share with your child at your leisure. We will also be posting our ‘Parent Workshops’ on Seesaw too for those who were unable to attend the live online/in person sessions (image attached). As well as school uploading posts, we very much welcome families sharing pictures, voice-notes and videos of what your child has been doing at home. This could be activities, home learning, weekend outings, holidays, after school clubs, family events or anything your child would like to share with us. Every child’s individual Seesaw account can have up to 10 family members invited to access it. This offers a lovely way for other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles – the more the merrier) to interact and share in your child’s school life. If you are not already set up and connected to Seesaw, today your child will be bringing home a paper invitation, with their unique QR code on for your to set up your account, we will also be sending invitations via text and/or email. On both the paper and e-invites there is a step by step ‘how to guide’ with it. This link takes you to a video guide https://youtu.be/8zgvEpJESj4 Further FAQs and help can be accessed at https://help.seesaw.me/hc/en-us/articles/206514655-Getting-started-with-Seesaw-for-families or please see your child’s teacher or speak with Carly in the school office if you are having difficulties with Seesaw.
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Northumberland Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4EH.
Telephone 01603 620344
Email: office@nelson.norfolk.sch.uk

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Headteacher: Anna Catlin |Deputy Head: Lara Harrey | Head of Governors: Jonathan Carroll

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