Archive for October, 2005

21st October 2005

Friday, October 21st, 2005


Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday to our 200 years birthday celebrations. It was fantastic! The Mayor and Mayoress stayed and enjoyed the entertainment. They had afternoon tea before moving on to another engagement. Lots of past pupils came along and met up with old friends.
We all had lots of fun. None of it would have been possible with out the hard work put in by Mr Dyer and the School Association so a very big THANK YOU to them.
Mrs Denyer is putting together a 200 Years Celebration book to commemorate the day and would very much appreciate copies of photographs taken on the day. If you are able to provide photos please hand them in at the office. Thank you

Black History Month

There are events taking place throughout October to mark Brighton and Hove Black History month. I met with Bert Williams on our celebration day. Bert has spent many years researching the multi-cultural history of Brighton. He told me lots of fascinating and amazing stories. Bert will be coming in to school after the half term to share his wonderful stories and extensive knowledge with the children and staff.

Mugs for Sale

Commemorative mugs are on sale at the office for £2.50p each.

Football News

Our team played very well on Friday at East Brighton Park. They came third and Tom Vaughan in Year 6 was our star goalkeeper. Well done to Tom and the rest of the team.

Parent Governor Elections

I am very pleased to announce we have a new parent governor. Chatna Parmar has been elected. Chatna would like to thank every one who voted for her.

Mad Hat Day

The children (and grown ups) have enjoyed wearing their mad hats. There have been some very imaginative hats. Some hats have made it difficult to recognise who’s wearing them! It’s all been great fun and I’m sure we have raised lots of money for the Monsoon Trust.

Walking for Charity

Georgia and Ateya Marshall and Zoe Ward walked from the King Alfred Leisure complex to the Marina to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. They raised over £100.00. Well done to you all, that’s a long walk!

Dinner Money Increase

There will be an increase in dinner money starting after half term. A school dinner is now £1.50p per day or if you prefer to pay weekly, £7.50p per week.

Reminder for Reception Parents

Please could Reception parents who collect children at lunchtime please remember to ensure the main gate is closed securely when leaving. Thank you.

New Deputy Headteacher

I am very pleased to announce Mr Shaun Collins has been appointed as the new Deputy Headteacher from January 2006. He will be visiting Middle Street before then to meet the staff and children. He is looking forward to meeting you all.

Halloween Disco

There will be a Halloween Disco on Wednesday 2nd November and tickets will be on sale from the office after half term.

Half Term Holiday

School finishes today for the half term holiday and we return on Monday 31st October. I hope you all have an enjoyable week.

14th October 2005

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Bicentenary Celebrations

The children have all worked very hard this week in preparation for the celebrations tomorrow. We hope to see as many of you here as possible.
Mr Dyer has worked non-stop preparing lots of photos and information about the school over the past two hundred years. It is going to be a day to remember and we have had lots of inquiries from ex pupils who would like to come along and have a look around the school. Mrs Walker took a phone call from a lady who used to come to the school and is over eighty years old, she is hoping to visit the school on Saturday.


If you were not able to bring in your cake donations today then please bring them along with you tomorrow.

Middle Street Mugs

We have just taken delivery of some lovely Middle Street mugs to celebrate the Bi-centenary all children in the school will be given a free mug donated by Family Investments and parents can buy extra mugs on Saturday for £2.50 each.

A Victorian day

Year 3 had a wonderful day on Thursday when they all dressed up like Victorian children Ms Busby and MS Sinclaire also dressed up and the children had Victorian based lessons.

Parent Consultations

These will be taking place on Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th October. Your children should have brought letters home about this yesterday.

Brighton Bears

Children in years 3 –6 are now having basketball coaching on a Thursday afternoon with a top player from the bears.
We have also been given free tickets for the Bear’s match on Sunday. If you would like tickets please see Mrs Walker.

The Calculating Mr One

Year 5 had a wonderful time at the Theatre Royal today seeing a show all about mathematics and problem solving in every day life.


There will be full governors meeting next Wednesday, the agenda for this meeting is available from the office if you are interested in seeing it.


If your child is late into school can you please make sure that you inform the office so that all children are marked in the register and dinner register. If we do not know your child has turned up late then it could cause lots of problems in the event of a fire.
The office is manned from 7.30 in the morning so if you know your child is going to be late or off sick then please ring us.

Football Team

Ms Busby is taking the football team to their first match of the season today. We wished them all the best before they left.

Half Term

School Closes for half term next Friday 21st October and reopens on Monday 31st October.
Review of Special Educational Needs Provision.

There are two open meetings for parents to attend – 19th October at 6.30pm at Hove Park School and 20th October at 6.30pm at Falmer School.

Parent Governor Election

Please remember the closing date for returning voting slips is 12.00noon Monday 17th October.

7th October 2005

Friday, October 7th, 2005

200 Years Celebration

We are all getting very excited about the celebrations next week for our 200th anniversary. The school association is asking for as many parent and carers as possible to help with selling refreshments, on the cake stall and to show visitors around the school. If you are able to help please let the office know thank you.


Have arranged a meeting for Monday of next week in the family room at 3 p.m. All parents / carers welcome.

Family Learning week

The Jubilee Library is holding a family learning week starting this Saturday 8th October it will include writing workshops for children, cartoon workshops and lots of other wonderful events including a talk by the children’s author Jaqueline Wilson which takes place on Wednesday 12th October at 6pm. Free tickets can be obtained from the library.

Borders Bookshop

On Monday 19th September the author of the Wind on Fire trilogy William Nicholson will be reading in the store from 6.30pm. Tickets available from Borders on request.

Playground equipment

As most of you will be aware we have purchased some lovely new tabletop games for the playground the children really enjoy them and we are asking for your help to keep them in good condition. At the end of the day when you collect your children from the playground can you please make sure that they do not climb over the tables and please do not let them onto the roof of the shed. The children are not allowed to behave like this at school and we hope you will support us by following this rule at the end of the day.

Contact Information

If you change your mobile or home number please let the office know, as this may be the he only way of contacting you if your child is ill.

The Karate Kid

Well done to Aran McDonald in year 3, who has gained his yellow belt with a 1st pass.

Middle Street Football Team

Ms Busby and Miss Mepham took the football team to Waterhall on Wednesday for a practice session on the astro turf pitch. A good time was had by all. The team will be playing their first match on Friday 14th October at at East Brighton Park.


A yellow Tamagotchi disappeared from the playground last Friday after school, it was tied to a book bag belonging to Ben in Y2. Please return it is sadly missed.


Can you please ensure that your children only wear small stud earrings and a watch to school no other jewellery is permitted.

Dinner Money

Can you please pay dinner Money to the office at the beginning of each week thank you.