Archive for November 17th, 2006

17th November 2006

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Magic Lantern

Children from Year 1 to Year 6 enjoyed an informative visit to the cinema today set up by the Magic Lantern club. The club’s aim is to help children appreciate and learn about film and its history. The children can join a club if they enjoy today’s free taster session. Letters were sent home with children providing information about the club.

Y3 and Their Busy Week

Year 3 have had a very busy week this week. On Monday the children went along to the Jubilee Library to meet the author Julia Donaldson. Led by Julia they performed a play; The Magic Paintbrush. At the end of the session the children had their books signed by Julia Donaldson. On Wednesday the children enjoyed a Tabla drumming workshop led by Steve Morley. They learnt to play the drums correctly. There were different sized drums and a variety of other Indian instruments to play. Ms Busby especially enjoyed playing the large frog instrument.

Keeping Warm and Dry

Please ensure your child brings a coat to school during the autumn and winter months. The children are outside at least twice a day and many are cold because they do not have a coat with them to put on.

A Request from Mr Brazil

Mr Brazil is wondering if there is a Parent/Carer or older brother or sister out there who can play the Bass? If you have this talent and skill and would like to play at the school’s Christmas Shows please let the office staff know. You will need to be available to perform on the days of the performance and at rehearsals.

Year 5 Assembly

We are all looking forward to Year 5’s assembly on Tuesday morning at 9.05. Year 5 parents/carers are very welcome to come and join us in the school hall for this event.

Fire Safety Talk

Children from Reception to Year 6 will be joining in with fire safety discussions and watching a fire safety video given by the East Sussex Fire Service on Monday morning.

Case Studies Wanted

Case studies are needed for a magazine article. Cathy a freelance writer and Middle Street mum is on the lookout for single parents who have a child with a disability. If you would like to contribute to the article which will feature in the One Up Magazine a national publication aimed at single and step parents, please contact Cathy by November 24th on 01273 731213 or

Teenage Psychology

Are you living with a teenager, or a young person who thinks they are a teenager? Would you like to get a better understanding of the mind and behaviour of a teenager? If you would like to attend a one day session for parents/carers looking at the ups and downs of life with a teenager please contact Gill Hasson on 01273 272911 or The session will take place at Varndean College on Saturday 9th December 10.00am – 3.30pm

Congratulations to …

Sam Foot in Reception and Joe Foot in Year 3. Sam has passed his Red Belt and Joe his Orange Belt in Karate. Well done Sam and Joe.
Ariel Matsui-Le Roy in Year 4 has gained a first pass in his Karate Green Stripes Belt grading. Well done Ariel

Christmas Performances

Our Christmas performances are taking place this year on: Thursday 7th December. Infants at 1.15pm and Juniors at 2.15pm.
Friday 8th December. Infants at 9.30 am and Juniors at 10.30am. Tickets will be available shortly.

Christmas Dinner takes place on Wednesday 13th December.

School Association Afternoon Christmas Tea

Another wonderful opportunity to enjoy some delicious food and a cup of tea or mulled wine organised by the School Association on Thursday 14th December in the afternoon.

Christmas Holiday Dates

We break for the Christmas holidays on Friday 15th December and children return to school on Thursday 4th January. Staff are having a training day on Wednesday 3rd January.