What is Mid mouse?
Mid mouse is an authority wide, community based transition project which will help to support your child as they move from their home & early learning & childcare setting into school. Each child will be gifted a mouse which can be used as an object to support and share their journey. Every school and early learning and childcare setting will also have a mouse, similar to your child’s. Mid mouse will be a part of this special time of change for your child and can be with them every step of the way.
Mid Mouse Week 1 – 12th May 2021
Transitions Story Week 1: There’s a Bear on my Chair by Ross Collins
Transitions Principle of the Week: Entitlements
There is an underlying message in this story about having your voice heard. Every child is entitled to have their voice heard and to be valued and respected by others, under Article 12 of the UNCRC.
Mid Mouse Week 2 – 19th May 2021
Transitions Story Week 2: Bloom by Anne Owen
Transitions Principle of the Week: Expectations: Families, communities, sense of belonging
This story is about feelings, positive thinking and empathy. It emphasises the power of kindness and celebrates the beauty of nature and the importance of nurturing things we love.
Mid Mouse Week 3 – 26th May 2021
Transitions Story Week 3: The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright
Transitions Principle of the Week: Opportunities
The story helps children to explore their own emotions and recognise these. It supports them to think positively about unknown situations and gives them ideas of how to feel better if they are feeling worried about something. It also lets children know that often things aren’t as bad as they may seem.