Archive for July 15th, 2005

15th July 2005

Friday, July 15th, 2005


Well done to Lauren Wheeler who has gained her Level 7 ASA National Swimming Award, and to her sister, Jolly, who completed a term at Level 9.

Year 6 Disco

Some parents have hired the hall and have organised a disco for Year 6 children. They have asked me to remind parents that it is on this evening, from 6.00 – 9.00 p.m. All children in Year 6 are invited to come dressed as their favourite pop star, or just come as themselves. Tickets from Louise, Sienna’s mum, at £2.50 each, or pay on the door tonight. Parents are also invited, and can bring their own refreshment! This is not a school event, so please note that supervision is not the responsibility of school staff.

At School This Week

We started the week with another visit from Michael Cox, our adopted author, on Monday. He spent the day working with each class on their story writing. Mrs Layzell put up a very interesting exhibition of children’s writing in the hall, and some parents came and had a look.

On Tuesday, we had a very posh opening of our 200 years exhibit at Brighton Museum. It was a really special event, and lots of family members joined us for the reception.

Year 4 children went off to Pyke House on Wednesday; they are having a lovely time. They return today at 2.30 p.m.

Year 5 had a very energetic walk over the Downs from Devil’s Dyke to the Youth Hostel at Truleigh Hill. They are all having a great time.

Year 2 had a wonderful visit to the Pavilion and the Museum on Thursday.

Two-Minute’s Silence for the London Bombing Victims

All of the children who were in the school yesterday sat together with the adults on the playground and observed the silence immaculately. Children who were on outings also stopped where they were, and remained silent for two minutes.

Abseil for CLICTeam
Middle Street successfully completed our 90ft abseil on Saturday. Please could you hand any sponsorship money to the office as soon as possible. Thanks.

Next Week

Reports will be coming home on Monday

Children will be spending time with their new teachers on Monday.

On Tuesday from 2.00 p.m., you are invited in to your child’s class to look at their work.

On Wednesday, Year 6 are going on their picnic at Preston Park.

On Thursday afternoon Year 6 will have their Leavers’ Assembly.

Friday 22nd July is the last day of the school year.

Farewell to Year 6

I would like to wish all of the children who are leaving Middle Street Primary School next week all the very best in their secondary schools. I know that they are well prepared for this exciting stage in their lives. Good luck to them all!

Good Luck to Ms Hadgkiss

I would also like to extend best wishes to Ann Hadgkiss who is going to be teaching at Whitehawk Primary School from September for a year.

My Last Friday News!

As next Friday will be a very busy day, I do not intend to write a Friday News. So, I will be signing off the year with this one.
I have had an amazing time working at Middle Street, first as a class teacher and Deputy Head, then as Headteacher for 7 years. This is a wonderful school, with the most incredible vibrancy and community spirit. There are so many reasons why I will miss Middle Street, but of course, it is the people who make it so special.
I know that Julie Aldous and Julie Layzell will be a fantastic Leadership Team, and together with the staff, children and families, they will go on to take Middle Street to even greater things in the future. I will miss you all, and wish you well in everything you do.
Have a great summer!