Archive for June, 2006

30th June 2006

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Brighton and Hove Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards

The Middle Street Eco-Warriors received awards last night for their excellent work they do around the school with recycling. Summer, Tanisha, Clare, Joe, Wolfie, Jack and Leah from Year 5 all received certificates and a bag of recycled goodies as their prizes. Mrs Brill, Mrs Spencer, Mrs Noble and Ms Perry also received awards for their work supporting the environment. Well done to you all.

Year 3 Performing at Family Festival

On Tuesday evening Year 3 performed their Stomp dance brilliantly at the Blatchington Mill Family Festival. The children’s skills, professionalism and behaviour were praised by all. Well done Year 3!

Year 1 Assembly

We really enjoyed Year One’s assembly. It included singing and chanting and a song in Portuguese. Their performance was great fun and very professional. Well done Year 1.

Year 2 Visit

Year 2 enjoyed an interesting and informative visit to a local Synagogue. The visit informs part of their current RE topic.

Blackberry Farm

Nursery and Reception are visiting Blackberry Farm at this very moment as I write. I am sure they are having a great day with this lovely weather making the day even more enjoyable.

Little Canada

Year 6 are leaving to visit Little Canada on the Isle of Wight today. They are all set for an active weekend.

Open Afternoon

will take place on Friday 21st July from 2.00pm. You are invited in to class to spend time with your child who will be talking about and sharing their work with you.

Health and Safety at the Beginning and End of the Day

I would like to remind you that unaccompanied children should not be on the school premises in the morning before 8.45 am unless they are at Breakfast Club. This is because there is no adult supervision in the playground before this time. I would also like to remind you that children should not be using the climbing frames in the small playground at the end of the school day. We must ask parents/carers to ensure their children are not climbing on the frames or any other structures in the playground after school. If you are going to be late collecting your child please inform the office and we will ensure your child is taken to the Family Room to wait safely for you. Teachers are in the playgrounds at the end of the day and if they see children behaving inappropriately or climbing where they shouldn’t they will be spoken to very firmly. Please help us to keep your child safe.

Musical Celebration

We will be holding our annual Musical Celebration on Friday 7th July at 9.30. If you would like to join us please let the office know so we can have an idea of numbers.

Main Gate

When you leave the school please ensure the main gate has closed properly.

Class Photos

Please return orders and payment for class photos at the latest by 10th July.

End of Term

We finish for the summer break on Wednesday 26th July and open again for the new term on Wednesday 6th September.

23rd June 2006

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Sports Day

We all enjoyed Sports Day very much. Every one joined in and had fun and the sun managed to shine too! Thank you to all those parents and carers who came along to cheer the teams on and a big thank you to the children for being excellent at every event they joined in with. Finally an enormous thank you to Ms Busby who organises the event and keeps us all in line! The winning team this year was Yellow team, Blue came second and Red and Green came joint third.

School Association

Tickets are still on sale at the office for tonight’s Cinema Night. The film showing this year is Grease. Wine and beer along with delicious snacks will be on sale. Grown ups can enjoy the evening sun while the children watch the film. Children require a ticket, (£3 from the office) adults get in free.
On Saturday 8th July the School, Association are having a Summer Fair and would like donations of toys, DVDs, books and alcohol please to sell at the fair. Please leave donations at the office.
There will be lots to see and do so please come along and enjoy the day.

Class Photos

Class photos were taken today of each class. The photos will be on sale shortly.

Music Workshop

Year 3 enjoyed a music workshop today with a teacher from Blatchington Mill School. The practised the song ‘city by the Sea’ in preparation for the Blatchington Mill Family Festival.

Blatchington Mill Family Festival

Year 3 will be performing their stomp style dance at the Blatchington Mill Family Festival on 27th June.

One World

Children from Year 1 to Year 6 have been studying a country as part of our focus on foreign languages (and the World Cup). Each class did a presentation, which involved lots of singing, dancing and acting. The children have learnt many words of their focus language and are eager to learn more.

Musical Celebration

We will be holding our annual Musical Celebration on Friday 7th July at 9.30. If you would like to join us please let the office know so we can have an idea of numbers.

Little Canada

Year 6 are looking forward to their trip to Little Canada on the Isle of Wight. They will be leaving for the trip next Friday for a weekend of adventure and fun and returning on the following Monday.

School Dentist

The school dentist will be in school on Monday 26th June. The dentist will be inspecting the teeth of children in the infants. If you would prefer the dentist did not look at your child’s teeth please let the office know Monday morning and their name will be removed from the list.

16th June 2006

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Dates for your Diary

The last day of term is Wednesday 26th July and return to school on Wednesday 6th September
Sports day is next Thursday 22nd June for Year 1 – Year 6, and you should go direct to Withdean Stadium for 9.15am.
The nursery and reception classes will have their sports day on Wednesday 12th July in the school playground.
There will be an open afternoon on Friday 21st July at 2.00pm for parents to come in and look at their children’s work.
On Tuesday 11th July the children will be changing classes to meet their teachers for the next academic year.

Class Photos

Class photographs will be taken on Friday 23rd June.

Cinema Night

The MSSA would like to invite you all to a cinema night on Friday 23rd June. Doors open at 6.00pm.
The film showing is Grease that has a PG rating. Please come and indulge in nostalgia or just relax with friends and try the great wine, beer and delicious snacks. Tickets cost £3.00 and are available at the school office. All money raised will be used for further improvement of the playground for our children.

Middle Street Summer Fair

Please look on the back of the Friday News for details of the Middle Street Summer Fair to be held on Saturday 8th July from 12 – 4pm. Lots of help and support from parents and carers is needed to make this event a success and raise lots of money.

Family Festival

Year 3 are performing their “Stomp” dance at the Family Festival at Hove Town Hall on Tuesday 27th June. Tickets are on sale at the office.

Athletics at Withdean

Mrs Aldous would like to thank Ms Busby for her hard work in taking part in the Brighton Schools Athletics competition at Withdean.
We did extremely well and won – 2 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 6 bronze medals.

Beach Soccer

On Monday a team of eight girls and on Tuesday a team of 8 boys from Years 5/6 took part in Beach Soccer competitions. Everyone tried really hard and they were a credit to the school.


On Thursday a group of Year 5 children took part in a cricket tournament at Rottingdean Cricket pitch. It was a lovely afternoon, the children played well and it was an excellent experience for them. At the end of the competition the school received a Kwik Cricket set.
What a busy week we have had taking part in all these sporting activities. I would like to thank all the children that took part and all the staff for their hard work in organising this.
Well done everyone.


Our congratulations go to Monica Marshall and Roman Waters-Stewart from Year 3 for achieving a Red Sash at White Crane Kung Fu.

School Dentist

The school dentist will be visiting the school on Monday 26th June to check the teeth of all the infant children. If you do not want your child’s teeth checked, please tell someone in the school office. Thank you.

9th June 2006

Friday, June 9th, 2006

The Sun Has Got It’s Hat On!

Finally the sun is shining and about time too! Please remember to ensure your child is protected from the sun by providing them with a sun hat and sun cream whilst at school. Clothing should cover shoulders and backs. We are outside a lot this time of year so please help us to help your child avoid sunburn. It is tempting for girls to wear short skirts and dresses at this time of year. It can be a little embarrassing for them though when they are asked to do certain activities or sit on the carpet and the skirt is not ‘protecting their modesty’. Please make sure dresses and skirts are long enough and comfortable enough to allow freedom of movement without embarrassment.

Busy Week for Years 5 and 6

Groups of children from 5 and 6 are taking part in sporting events next week. On Monday 8 girls will be taking part in a Beach Soccer competition, on Tuesday it’s the boys turn. The event is being run by Brighton and Hove Albion. On Wednesday a group of children will be representing Middle Street at the Primary Schools Athletics yearly event at Withdean Stadium and on Thursday Year 5 children are taking part in a cricket tournament. Poor Ms Busby’s head is spinning with all the organisation. Thanks Ms Busby for arranging for Middle Street to take part in these events.
On Friday Year 6 will have a day of creativity. They will be taking part in a screen printing workshop for the whole day.

WPC Lesley Owen

has enjoyed her visits to classes. She has spent time with Reception, Years 1, 2, 5 and 6 talking about ‘People who help us’ , ‘Making Choices’ and Keeping Safe’. She will be meeting with Years 3 and 4 on Monday 26th June.

Sports Day

will soon be upon us. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 are limbering up and preparing for the event to take place on Thursday 22nd June. More details will follow but as usual the event will take place in the morning and you will be welcome to take your child home at the end of the event. Reception and Nursery will be holding their sports day on Wednesday 12th July in the main playground as usual.

PE Kits

All children must have a PE kit to change into for PE and for after school Sports Clubs. The kit consists of white T-shirt, Navy or Black shorts and plimsolls or trainers ( must be a change of footwear not trainers that have been worn to school).

Open Afternoon

will take place on Friday 21st July from 2.00pm. You are invited in to class to spend time with your child who will be talking about and sharing their work with you.

Whole School Performing Arts Celebration

This event was due to take place on Friday 16th June but has been postponed until Friday 7th July. The whole school are learning songs with Mr Brazil and each class will do a little performance linked to the songs.

Parent Governors

If you are interested in becoming a parent governor please speak to Mrs Brill in the office. The closing date for applications is Friday 16th June.

School Association News

Film Night Last year’s ‘Bugsy Malone’ film night was a great success. We are hoping to repeat the experience this year. On Friday 23rd June ‘Grease’ will be showing. Please come along with your children and meet up with friends, relax and have a drink while the children watch the film. Doors open at 6.00pm. Tickets are £3 and will be available from the school office next week.
Summer Fair will take place on Saturday 8th July. You really shouldn’t miss this event! Lots of activities as well as many excellent shopping opportunities.