Archive for September, 2008

19th September 2008

Friday, September 19th, 2008

School Council Elections

School Council elections took place this week. Our new class representatives are as follows:

Year 1: Teo and Minoo
Year 2:Daisy and Sam
Year 3: Skye and Dylan
Year 4: Lottie and Ren
Year 5: Nina and Curtis
Year 6: Olivia and Harry

Reception will hold their election later in the term.
Congratulations and well done to all those children. Their first meeting takes place on Wednesday 24th September.

International Peace Day

Sunday 21st September is World Peace Day. To Mark the occasion Mr Brazil has taught the children a special song; ‘No Wars Will Stop Us Singing’. On the same day is the Brighton Car Free day. Roads will be closed off around the school and Mr Brazil will be running a workshop making a Sea Serpent. Mr Brazil will be based in Red Lion Lane. He would love for you all to come along and join him there in the workshop.

Let’s Pedestrianise Boyces Street

I received some very disappointing news today. You may remember signing a petition a few months back to pedestrianise Boyces Street to make it a safer road for children attending Middle Street. Things looked positive for a while following a meeting with the North Street Road Safety Team. However I have just heard that nothing is to be done to make Boyces Street safer for our children. If you have the time and would like to take this issue up on behalf of the school community please let me know. It would be great if we could improve the environment around the school, making it safer and generally a more pleasant street to walk down.

On Time Teds

The 2 classes that received the least late marks this week are Year 1 and Year 2. They win the On Time Teds this week. Who will win next week?

Evening Argus Photograph

An Evening Argus photographer visited the Reception class on Monday to take a class photo. The photo will be part of a starting school supplement hopefully on Friday 26th September.

Amendment to Diary Dates

Please could you amend a date in your ‘Dates for Your Diary’ attached to last weeks Friday News. There will not be a Christmas Performance on 12th December.

Meet the New Teacher

Parents joined class teachers this week for a brief meeting in classes to talk about expectations for the year ahead. I must apologise for not putting the dates and times in last week’s Friday News. So if you were not able to come in for the meeting and you would like to meet with the class teacher please make an appointment with them. Reception Parents meeting will take place on Thursday 25th September at 9.10.

We Are Sailing

As part of their learning journey Year 4 went sailing at Hove Lagoon this week. They learnt all the basic safety rules and some sailing skills. They had a great time without getting too wet!

Eco Warriors Presentation

Our Eco Warriors have been asked to present their climate change work to teachers at a special event on Friday 3rd October.

Late Children

If you are bringing your child in late please could you ensure you check in at the office. Please announce that your child has arrived and also state if they need a school dinner or are having a packed lunch.

Lost Property

Please remember to name clothing and other items and to check lost property regularly.

12th September 2008

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Welcome Back

It’s great to see you all again! The children have all settled into their new classes and getting to know their new teacher and classroom. We also have new children joining the school. Lots of happy little faces in Reception and new children in other year groups. A very warm welcome to all the new children and their families from everyone here at Middle Street.

Deep Learning and Creative Partnerships

Middle Street staff are involved in two brilliant projects at the moment. The Deep Learning project involves developing the curriculum, making it more exciting through cross-curricular ‘learning journeys’. We are also now part of the Creative Partnerships programme, which is funded by the Arts Council. Through this programme the children will work with a creative partner (artistic practitioner) on a project. This will take place in the Spring Term. We are also hoping to involve parents and carers in the project. More information to follow in the near future.

Curriculum Letters

Teachers will be sending home their curriculum letters on Monday. The letters contain information about the learning taking place this half term and also helpful general organisational information. Make sure you get yours!

Dates for Diary

Please find attached a list of important dates for your diary. All the dates are provisional and will be confirmed nearer the time but it gives you a good idea of when events etc will take place.

Evening Argus

A photographer from the Evening Argus will be photographing our Reception class on Monday. This is for a feature in the Argus on the children’s first day at school.

School Council Elections

School Council elections take place on 17th September. Those children interested in becoming a council member will have a little preparation to do for the elections.

Violin and Keyboard Lessons

Violin and Keyboard lessons have begun or are about to begin. Those children involved will have letters with times of lessons. There are still places for those children interested in learning the violin (Years 3 to 6). If your child is interested please contact the Music Service on 293524.

Choir Begins..

Choir begins with Mr Brazil next Friday 19th September. If your child is interested in joining the Choir they will be bring home a letter with further information. Children from Year 4 to Year 6 are given the opportunity to join.
We are also interested in running a samba club in the spring term. We are currently looking to find some one to lead the club and teach samba. If you have those skills or know someone who does and would like to run the club please let Mr Brazil or I know.

School Association Coffee Morning

The School Association monthly Coffee mornings begin on Wednesday the 1st of October. Please drop in for a coffee and a chat from 9 am to 10 am. Coffee will be served in the Family room (opposite the school office).

Lost Property

The lost property box can now be found in the main corridor cloakroom area. Lost property will be given to charity at the end of each month. Property that is named will be returned to its owner.

Congratulations to..

Tyus Thiruchelvam in Year 2 for achieving his level 2 swimming award. Well done Tyus!