Archive for May 11th, 2007

11th May 2007

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Children’s Parade

Can we say a big thank you to all of the children and parents who joined us on the children’s parade last Saturday. The costumes were fantastic and everyone helped to create a sunny, carnival atmosphere. Well done to the samba band who not only sounded brilliant but also showed a great deal of resilience by playing the whole length of the route. We also need to say thank you to Mr Brazil for practising with the band in order to get them to such a high standard and to Mrs. Purdey and parents for giving up their own time to make the wonderful Flintstone car.

Tag Rugby Tournament

Our Tag Rugby team has been training very hard and they are looking forward to taking part in a tournament on Monday 21st May at Hove R.F.C. Their last practice before the competition will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Hove Lawns (weather permitting) next Monday 14th May. Those children who are not picked up by parents/carers from the lawns will be walked back to school for 4.00 p.m.

Independent Infants

Firstly can we remind parents/carers of children in Years 1 and 2 to bring their children into school through the entrances to classrooms from the back playground. This really helps us to cut down on congestion in the main corridor of the school.

We would also like our infants to be as independent as possible, so leaving them at the door and giving them the responsibility for hanging their coats and putting their own book bags and water bottles away would really help with this.

Middle Street Choir

Choir starts again today and will take place every Friday after school in the library from 3.05 until 3.45. This was previously only open to Years 5 and 6, but now we would like to offer places to Year 4 as well. If you are interested in joining then please speak to either Mr Brazil or Miss Moriarty.

Athletics at Withdean

It is athletics season again and that means that we have booked Withdean Stadium for our athletics lessons. Years 3 and 4 will be going next week on Friday 18th May. They will need to ensure that they have their Middle Street P.E. kits and either plimsoles or trainers. It is always possible that it could be a sunny day so they will also need to take a water bottle and some sun lotion. The stadium is also booked for our sports day which will take place on Thursday 28th June.

Swimming Lessons

We have been contacted by Adele Hamilton who has competed at a national level in swimming for her native country of Australia for over 10 years. She is now living in Brighton and, in affiliation with Prince Regent Leisure Centre, is running swimming lessons every day of the week as well as intensive courses during school holidays. If you are interested, her contact details are:
Phone: 07942221360 Email:

Lost Property

A message went out in last weeks Friday News about checking through before it gets bagged up and donated to a charity shop. This will be happening next week so this really is your last chance to collect any lost items.

Payments for Pyke House and Little Canada

The deadline for final payments has now passed so please come to the office to settle up any outstanding money as soon as possible.


Well done to Caine Lewin Turner in Year 5 who played for Saltdean United Football Club’s under tens team at the Sovereign Saints ground in Eastbourne. It was a fantastic achievement for his team to win the competition for their age group out of the 21 teams who entered.