Archive for February 9th, 2007

9th February 2007

Friday, February 9th, 2007


The children have really enjoyed helping Joe from Touchwood prepare some of the seating for our new playground improvements. Despite the cold they have been outside sawing, chipping and smoothing the wood into shape. The Argus newspaper visited the school yesterday so look out for photos etc in the Argus. We also have pictures on our website if you would like to take a look at work in progress.

Brighton Museum Visit

Year 3 enjoyed a visit to Brighton Museum today. They were finding out all about the Victorians and were able to handle Victorian artefacts.

Bike It

As part of our Bike It project we are holding a ‘Love Your Bike Day’. On Tuesday 20th February. Gary Shipp the Bike It co-ordinator will be in to give bicycle safety talks in each class. Gary will also be running a ‘Bling Your Bike’ competition. Children can enter their bikes if they follow the following rules:

· Spring clean and wash bike and then ‘bling’ or fancy dress the bike.

· The bike must be safe to use , nothing dangling in the wheels or chain, and nothing that stops handlebars turning freely or the brakes from working.

· Each child who enters their bike for the competition will be given a raffle ticket which will be entered into a draw.

· Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day for best ‘blinged’ bike and the raffle will also be drawn.

(A little secret: children using recycled materials to bling their bikes stand a better chance of winning.)

Middle Street 7 a side

Our very talented football team will be playing in a 7 a side tournament on Wednesday 21st February at East Brighton Park.

School Council Presentation

A group of our School Councillors will be telling Head Teachers from Brighton and Hove schools all about our School Council. Their presentation will be on Friday 23rd February at Falmer High School. Mr Collins will be their assistant and in charge of pressing the right buttons on the laptop for their Powerpoint slides.

Coffee Morning

We had lots of fun and laughter at the School Associations coffee morning this Wednesday. Do come along if you haven’t done so yet. The next one takes place on Wednesday 7th March.

Next Violin Lesson

A reminder for those children who have violin lessons, the next lesson is on Tuesday 27th February.

Congratulations to..

Courtenay Hallett and Ben Scarletti in year 6 who have both won scholarships Courtenay to Brighton and Hove Girls School and Ben to Brighton College.

Courtenay won an ‘all rounder’ scholarship for her outstanding ability in all areas of the curriculum and Ben has been awarded an ’Exhibition’ for his excellent maths skills and knowledge. Very well done to Courtenay and Ben.

Goodbye to..

Mrs Jess Goodchild our Teaching Assistant in Year 2. Jess is expecting a baby in April and will return later in the year. We all send our love and best wishes to Jess and look forward to meeting the baby. Jess’ replacement for the next few months is Ms Tamar Vanderhaas. Tamar has been volunteering at Middle Street for sometime so knows the school and the children in year 2 very well.

Have a fabulous half term break and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 19th February.