Archive for February 23rd, 2007

23rd February 2007

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Magical Playground

I hope you have all had a chance to take a look at our wonderful new playground. We have all been very excited (including the adults) and enjoyed exploring the musical instruments and sitting on the story telling chair. We are looking forward to using the stage area in the summer for some outdoor performances.
Our future plans include putting down some playground markings in the other playground area.

Football Victory

Fantastic news, our very talented Middle Street football team won 3 – 1 in a 7 a side tournament against Brighton College on Wednesday. Ms Busby was so excited she sent me a text immediately after the game to tell me how well the team played. Well done to all!

Presentation to Head Teachers

Courtenay, Hannah, Lucy and Ben from years 5 and 6 gave a presentation at a Head Teacher’s conference today. The children talked about how children are able to share their views, ideas and suggestions on the running of the school. They also talked about the other opportunities there are in school for children to communicate with the adults in school on any issue. The presentation was stunning and all those attending the conference were extremely impressed. Well done and thank you Courtenay, Hannah, Lucy and Ben.

Bling Your Bike Competition

We had some amazing ‘blinged’ bikes in school on Tuesday. Gary Shipp the Bike It co-ordinator came in for the day to talk to each class about safety on the road. At the end of the day he presented prizes to the winners of the competition who were: Ombaashi from Year1, Amelia from Year 5, Meg from Year 1 and Zoe from Year 4. Several children also won prizes in the raffle.

After School Club

As you are aware the Sundance After School club will be closing shortly. Luckily another after school club has come to the rescue and will take over when Sundance finish. If you use the club Sundance will inform you of the new arrangements.

Year 1 and Year 2 Entry to School
Please use the correct entrance doors

Please could you remember to drop your child off, in the mornings at the classroom door leading from the playground. Avoid coming in from the shared area doors. Having so many parents using the wrong doors and coming into the classrooms first thing in the morning is causing a lot of disruption. For some children it is distressing having so many adults milling around the room.


Year 3 parents/carers please collect your Dance at the Dome tickets from the office. Each child performing should have at least one parent/carer in attendance. Tickets must be collected by Wednesday 28th February.
Deadline for return of school photos and orders is Friday 2nd March. Any photos returned late will incur a £4.00 surcharge.
We break for the Easter holidays on Friday 30th March and return to school on Monday 16th April.

Congratulations to….

Maximilian Schnuppe in Reception who has achieved his 25 metre front crawl and 12 metre back crawl certificate from the Brighton Swimming School. Well done Maximilian!
Benjamin Schnuppe in Nursery has achieved his certificate for Teddy Bear swimming. To gain this certificate Benjamin paddled unassisted on his front and back for 5 metres. Well done Benjamin!