Archive for July, 2007

20th July 2007

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Year 2 Assembly

Despite a very soggy start to the day Year 2 put on a wonderful show this morning. Their assembly was all about their favourite author Judy Dunbar. The children met her recently during a visit to Borders Books.

Summer Afternoon Tea

We all enjoyed a sunny afternoon tea put on for us by the School Association. During the Tea the school Governors and parents and carers presented Marie Spencer with some wonderful retirement presents and flowers. Marie has asked me to pass on her thanks for the gifts and very kind messages. She will miss you all very much. Thank you, also the School Association for another fabulous afternoon tea.

Guess How Many Sweeties

A group of parents ran a ‘Guess How Many Sweeties in the Jar’ competition during the afternoon tea. The winner was announced in assembly this morning, he is Jeric from Year 2.

Guess the Teachers Pet

I am so pleased to finally announce the winner of the ‘Guess the Teachers Pet’ competition which has been running for some time. The winner is Em from Year 4 who won a rather gorgeous teddy and a large bar of chocolate.

Meet the Teacher

The children visited their new classrooms and met their new teachers this morning. I am sure they will be excited to tell you all about what they did and what their new teacher is like.

Nursery Visit Fabrica

The afternoon Nursery children visited the Fabrica gallery to look at the new light installation exhibited in a dark and scary cave in the centre of the gallery. They had great fun.

Mrs Dyer on behalf of the Nursery would like to say thank you to the Belcher family for their kind donation of books.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Year 6 are busy rehearsing, as I write, for their Leavers Assembly which takes place on Monday afternoon.

Assembly After Show Party

Following the assembly Year 6 and their parents will be gathering on the beach for a class picnic. All year 6 and their parents are invited so do go along with a picnic and something nice to drink. The picnic starts from 3.30 onwards on the beach just down from the small volley ball and basketball courts.

Parent/Carer Group

During the Autumn Term there will be a course running for parents and carers who are interested in learning about how a child’s mind ticks. The course will cover areas such as temper tantrums, refusing to go to bed and all those other little dilemmas you deal with on a daily basis. More information to follow when we return in September.

Please Help

The school has an old fridge that needs dumping. Would a kind parent or carer with a van take it to the dump for us? If you are able to help please let one of the office staff know.


Roman in Year 4 is very sad at the moment, as he has lost his light grey trilby hat. Please hand it in to the office or directly to Roman if you find it.

Congratulations to…

Zeke in Year 1 who has achieved his 10 metres Swimming Certificate. Well done Zeke!
Callum in Year 2 who won the ‘Super Beaver’ tournament. Callum was awarded a trophy which he keeps until next year.

Last Friday News
This is the last Friday News for this term. So I will take this opportunity to say thank you so much for all your support over the year. You truly are a great and fun bunch of parents and carers. A massively, large, sparkly thank you to all the wonderful Middle Street children. You are simply the BEST!

Goodbye and Good Luck to all the Year 6 children, we are going to miss you very much. Goodbye and Good Luck to children in other Year groups who are moving away, we shall miss you too! Good bye and Good Luck to Ms Hawes and Ms Burbridge in your new jobs, of course we will miss you too and Good Luck on your travels Ms Stewart (don’t forget to come back!). Thank you and good bye Marie, what will we do without you! To everyone else we look forward to seeing you again in September. To all of you have a sunny (ha ha!) and fun summer break!

Summer Holidays

The school closes on Tuesday 24th July and reopens again on Wednesday 5th September (Nursery from 12th September).

13th July 2007

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Musical Celebration

I hope you enjoyed our Musical Celebration as much as we did today. The children certainly sang brilliantly. Thank you to every one who was able to join us today. For those of you who couldn’t make it we will have a DVD of the performance on sale for £2 a copy. Please let the office staff know if you would like one.

Cinema Night

The School Association would like to say thank you to everyone who came along to the cinema night last week. Everyone had a great time and in the process of having fun the School Association raised £647 for the school. A huge thank you to Izzy and Joanne who organised the evening.

Year 2 Assembly

Year 2 are holding their assembly performance on Friday 20th July 9.10. Year 2 parents and carers are invited.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Year 6 will hold their Leavers Assembly on Monday 23rd July at 1.45 p.m. Year 6 parents are invited and should prepare themselves for lots of fun and maybe just one or two tears. It’s always hard to say goodbye.

Open Afternoon

All parents are welcome to come and look through their child’s work and have a wander round the classroom on Thursday 19th July from 2.00.

Summer Afternoon Tea

When you have finished enjoying your child’s work (Thursday July 19th) you can come along and join us in the hall from 3.00pm for the School Association’s Summer Afternoon Tea. This will be an opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea, a yummy cake and a chat with friends. You will also have an opportunity to say your farewells to Marie Spencer as her retirement draws ever closer.

Last Chance at Guess the Teachers Pet

During the Afternoon Tea you will have one final chance to enter the Guess the Teachers Pet Competition. Winners will be announced in the Friday News the following day.


If you are reading this Friday News then you should have received your child’s report which has been sent out today. If you are reading this on our web site and haven’t received your child’s report please let the office staff know.

Stolen Bikes

Over the last 2 weeks 2 bikes have been stolen from outside the school. Both bikes were locked and attached to the bike rail. If your child cycles to school please remind them to use the schools bike rails in the school grounds.

Thank you and Goodbye

Cy in Year 2 and Elliott in Nursery are saying their goodbyes as they are moving away from Brighton. Cy and Elliott’s mum and dad asked if I could say thank you to the school staff and to every one else for all that you have done for them during their time at Middle Street.

Do You Read the Friday News?

I hope you do as a lot of information is contained in the weekly newsletter. You should receive a copy every Friday. If one doesn’t arrive home for what ever reason you can access it via our Web Site. Mr Dyer puts it on the Web Site for you every Friday. Please make every effort to read it and that way you won’t miss out on anything.

Please Collect Your Child On Time

Please could you ensure your child is collected from school on time next Friday. There will be no one in school from 3.30 p.m. onwards. All staff will be out of school celebrating Marie’s retirement with her.

Summer Holidays

We finish for the summer holidays on Tuesday 24th July and re-open for the new school year on Wednesday 5th September.Nursery reopens on Wednesday 12th September.

6th July 2007

Friday, July 6th, 2007

New Site Manager

I have great pleasure in announcing the appointment of our new Site Manager, Mr Stuart Everard. Stuart takes over from Marie Spencer in August. I know he is looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all.

Tag Rugby

Our Tag Rugby team attended a tournament on Tuesday with Ms Whiting. They played extremely well and came second overall. Well done to all who took part.

Drumming Assembly

The children enjoyed an exciting assembly on Monday. Tribal Groove performed a drumming session using an array of drums. Some children were also able to have a go at drumming themselves.

Little Canada

Year 6 returned from Little Canada on Monday very tired but happy, having enjoyed a fun packed weekend. Thank you to Ms Stewart, Ms Moriarty and Mrs McGeachin who went along for the weekend with the children.
Please could Year 5 parents/carers return their permission slips for next years Little Canada trip by the end of term as we have to book the places.

Street Surfing

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed a day of ‘Street Surfing’ in the school playground. You may be wondering what Street Surfing is or you may be super cool and hip and know exactly what is. It involves skate boarding on a new style of board which has only 2 wheels. Looked a bit tricky to me but I’m sure with a bit of practice I’ll soon be whizzing down Middle Street doing all sorts of tricks!

School Association Cinema Night

Finally the big night has arrived! Everything is in place for you to have a great night out. Do come along this evening for a drink or two with friends or even make some new friends while your children watch the film ’Jump In’ in the hall on a large cinema screen.

Help Raise Funds for Middle Street

Two mums are planning to do the 60 mile Capital to Coast Bike Ride on Sunday 15th July. Joyoti and Chetana will give half the money they raise in sponsorship to the Middle Street School Association. The rest of the money goes to various charities. If you would like to sponsor Joyoti and Chetana please catch them in the playground or come in to the school office and sign up there.

Bike It Picnic

We are very pleased to announce that Gary our Bike It co-ordinator will be working with us again next year. Gary is holding a Bike It picnic on Friday 27th July from 11.30 to 2.30 at Somerhill Junior School. Children will be receiving invitations to join the picnic and Gary looks forward to seeing you all there.


You will be receiving your child’s report next week.
If you require an additional copy of the report (parent/carers only) please inform a member of the office staff as soon as possible.


Has anyone found a set of 3 keys on an orange ‘Bike It’ key ring? If you have please could you inform a member of office staff or phone 731726.

There will be no Gardening Club this Monday.

Summer Holidays

We finish for the summer holidays on Tuesday 24th July and re-open for the new school year on Wednesday 5th September.
Nursery reopens on Wednesday 12th September.