Archive for June, 2004

25th June 2004

Friday, June 25th, 2004

Congratulations to Year 4 Dancers

A group of Year 4 dancers took part in Blatchington Mill’s Family Festival at Hove Town Hall on Thursday evening. They were the youngest performers to take part and they were fantastic. Congratulations to you all.

Year 1 visit to the seafront

Year 1 class had an enjoyable walk to the seafront in the blustery weather. They returned very refreshed!

Transition visit for Reception Class to Year 1

The Reception children will be visiting the Year 1 class on 5th and 12th of July in the afternoon and should be collected from the Year 1 classroom. There will be a meeting for the Parents of the current Reception class to meet with the Year 1 teacher to discuss what to expect in year 1 on 13th July at 2.30pm.

More Congratulations!

Issy Lewis in reception class has taken part in an Equalities & Good Practice Video. This is going to be used as a training video for Early Years Practitioners all around the country.

Also other children from Middle Street appear in a video being released nation wide called ‘All Join In’ made with and for young people about friendship, play and difference. There are limited free tickets available for a private viewing at the Odeon Cinema in Brighton on 10th July from 10-11am. Ask at the office if you would like tickets.

Sienna Gladwin has just completed her Silver Swimming Badge

Well done to all these children.

Year 6 Isle of Wight Trip

Year 6 children and staff were very excited when they set off for their visit to Little Canada on the Isle of Wight. I’m sure they will have a wonderful time what ever the weather!

Year 6 children to be collected at 6.00pm from West Street. Please ring the school to check the time.

Visit to the Cinema

Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are very lucky to be going to the Odeon Cinema in West Street at 10.30am to see Shrek 2. There is no charge for this visit. If for any reason you would rather your child did not attend this viewing please inform the office.

Inset Days

There will be three inset days at the start of the Autumn Term – Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September. The children will return to school after the Summer holiday on MONDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER

Pokemon Cards

For a trial period we allowed children to bring in Pokemon cards and other sorts of swop cards, but unfortunately they have caused upset during lunch and playtimes. So sadly, we have asked the children to keep their cards at home but they will be allowed to bring them in on Fridays for Golden Time.

Sports Day

A reminder that sports day for Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 will be held at Withdean Stadium on Thursday 1st July. Children should be taken straight to the stadium at 9.00am, NOT to school and should be collected from Withdean at approx. 1.00pm.

NURSERY & RECEPTION Children will be having their sports day here at Middle Street on Wednesday 14th July between 9.30am and 10.30am.

Tilgate Park

All reception and nursery children will be having an exciting day atTilgate Park on Friday 2nd July. They will leave at 9.30 and be back at school for 3.00pm.

18th June 2004

Friday, June 18th, 2004

Art Gallery

Lots of parents visited the art gallery on Monday and were extremely impressed with the stunning displays. The children had worked very hard the week before to get everything ready. I would like to thank Debs Knight for setting up the art gallery and giving everyone an opportunity to share the wonderful work of the school in this way.

Silent Auction

Year 6 are holding a silent auction for their Rainforest inspired art work displayed in the hall corridor. If you wish to bid for a piece, the form to complete is in the office. All the money raised is going towards saving some of the rain forests.

Athletics Meeting

The Middle Street athletics team had a very successful and enjoyable time at the athletics meeting at Withdean on Wednesday 16th June. Harlem, Agnes, Nasir, Fern, Chloe and Eilish all won gold medals and Sita won two gold medals. Kavanagh won a silver medal, and Declan, Molly, Kizzie, Agnes, Ivy, Kavanagh, Daniel, Zephir, Oliver, Jonathan and Nasir all won bronze medals.

The team was a credit to the school, Mrs Busby was so proud of them all. She was delighted with their behaviour, and their very supportive attitudes toward each other.

A reminder that Sports Day for Years 1 to 6 will be held at Withdean Stadium on Thursday 1st July – letters with full details will be sent home next week.

Congratulations to Harlem Eubank

Harlem won a cup in a recent Karate competition and is going to compete in the British Nationals on 26th June. Good Luck Harlem!

Congratulations also to Madeleine Houghton and Sophie Walters

both in Year 1 for completing the National Swim Award Level 3 – well done to both of you.

The Ugly Bugs

Year 1 visited Waterstone’s Bookshop to meet Liz Pichon, the author of The Very Ugly Bug. She read the book to them, and they made their own ugly bugs. The class had a wonderful time and Ms Pichon was most impressed by how well the children behaved and how keen they all were. Well done Year 1

Leavers’ Disco

We plan to have a leavers’ disco to say goodbye to our Year 6 children on Friday 9th July. It will be for children in Years 3 to 6. For this to take place we will need help from parents. If you are able to help please let the office staff know. Thank you.

Football Club & Infant Sports Club

There will be no Football club on Tuesday 22nd June or Infants Sport Club on Wednesday 23rd June.

Parent Support Group

Starting on 27th July, 6.30 – 8.30 for 8 weeks, there will be a Parent Support Group for parents or carers who have teenagers living at home. The sessions will be free, and are being held at Brighton Youth Centre, 64 Edward Street, Brighton. For more information contact Eleanor – telephone 01273 889292.

Year 4 Dancers

Next Thursday evening, a group of children from Year 4 will be performing a dance piece at Blatchington Mill’s Windmill Theatre, as part of the family Festival. We wish them well.

Little Canada

Year 6 are off to Little Canada, on the Isle of Wight for their residential visit next Friday. The children are all very excited about the weekend.

11th June 2004

Friday, June 11th, 2004

Amazing Art Week

The children have been very busy with a variety of exciting art based activities throughout the week. The range of class-based activities and workshops has been wonderful.

Six children have been creating a “Shrek 2” mural at the Odeon cinema, Year 3 were treated to a workshop on Aboriginal art, children in Years 2, 3 and 4 created screen prints with the help of two parents. Year 2 and Year 6 children enjoyed a visit to Drusilla’s to inspire their art work. Year 1 children had a handling session from the museum service to inspire their wonderful butterflies.

Yet again, the support from parents and carers throughout the week has been outstanding, thank you to everyone who has helped the children get so much out of the week. A big thank you, also, to Debs Knight for organising the whole event, and all members of staff for facilitating Art Week.

You should have received an invitation from your child to visit the exhibition in the hall. Classes will be viewing at the following times next Monday.

9.00 – 9.45 Reception and morning Nursery

9.45 – 10.05 Year 1

10.05 – 10.30 Year 3

10.30 – 11.00 Year 2

11.00 – 11.30 Year 4

1.15 – 1.45 Year 5 and Afternoon Nursery

1.45 – 2.15 Year 6

2.15 – 2.45 Open viewing

5.00 – 7.00 Open viewing

If you can’t join your child’s class, then do come at any time that the exhibitions are open or from 5.00 – 7.00 p.m. on Monday 14th June

Well done Lois Hoff

I am delighted to report that Lois, in Year 4 has won a competition to have her design printed on a litter bin for the school. Her “Bin Monkey” will hopefully encourage everyone to be more litter aware.

Walking to School

I was very impressed to hear the Aaron in Year 4 and Ben in Reception have walked to school on several occasions – they live over 3 miles away!

A Strappy Issue

A reminder that children must not wear strappy tops to school, please ensure that all children have their shoulders covered whilst at school. Also, a reminder that flip flops and shoes without backs or back straps are not acceptable in school for safety reasons.

During the hot weather, children will need sun hats, and it is even more important that they have drinking water bottles in school. Thank you.

Sports Day

We have decided that Reception class will join The Nursery for their Sports day this year, a letter should have come home about this. The rest of the school will have Sports Day at Withdean Stadium on Thursday 1st July. A letter with further details will come home shortly.

Equalities Meetings

There will be two meetings about inclusion and equalities issues at the school on Wednesday 16th at 9.00 a.m. and Thursday 17th June at 2.15 p.m. Sorry about the error with the dates in the last Friday News.

Class Photographs will be next Friday 18th June.

Letters Home

Brighton Schools Athletic Championships (some children)

Arrangements for Year 6 trip to Little Canada