Archive for July 10th, 2009

10th July 2009

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Stunning Summer Fair!

We had brilliant weather and a fantastic summer fair. Everything about it was perfect. The talent show was compered by Mark Williams who also kept us amused with his jokes. The winners of the ‘Middle Street’s Got Talent’ show were Anna Meejinda and Olivia Whitfield. Anna and Olivia are both in Reception and together they sung ’ Mama Mia’. Well done girls your singing was fantastic! All the children who entered were awarded a certificate for taking part.
We also enjoyed a performance from last years winner; Lucy McGeachin who played her guitar and sung a selection of songs some of which were written by Lucy herself. We were all star struck by her talent and confidence. I have offered to be her agent!
Thank you everyone who put in so much time and effort to make the fair such a success and thank you everyone who came along and joined in the fun and supported the school by raising over £3000. How fantastic is that!

Year 5 Out of Africa

Year 5 children performed an assembly on Monday morning for their parents and the rest of the school. They shared with everyone the work they have completed during their Learning Journey studying Africa. They then wowed us all with some amazing African drumming. Well done Year 5!

Street Funk Performance

Children form the Street funk after school club performed their dance on Tuesday morning to an appreciative audience. Parents and key stage children were entertained by J.P. and the children’s fabulous dancing. We are hoping to run this class again in the autumn term and possibly run one for parents and carers too.

Martha Gunn Walk

On Tuesday children from Year 2 found out all about Martha Gunn and Brighton in the past. They went on a walk around significant places and then they were given a talk about Martha Gunn by someone in role, which made the experience all very exciting!

We Will Rock You at Patcham High

Years 5 and 6 went along to Patcham High school on Wednesday morning to enjoy a performance of ‘We Will Rock You’ put on by the children of Patcham High.

Nursery Sports Day

Nursery children took part in a variety of exciting sporting events for their sports day on Thursday. They were cheered on very loudly by the parents, carers, children and Nursery staff. Those children sure can run!

Green Britain and Eco Market

The whole school is taking part in ‘Green Britain’ as part of the EDF project. We have decided to hold an Eco Apprentice event across the school. Each class has a budget and have been asked to produce a product from eco friendly or recycled materials. The Eco Warriors will be selling the products at the Green Wave festival this Sunday 12th July from 2.00 pm until on Madeira Drive. Please come along and support us. We are also holding a special Eco Market in the school playground on Monday 13th July at 3.00 pm.

End of Reports

Children’s end of year reports will be handed out at the end of next week. We have changed the format of the reports in a bid to make them more relevant to Learning Journeys, more interesting and personal for you. We based this new format on your feedback and response to last year’s questionnaire. We would like your feedback on the new style report so please complete the questionnaire enclosed with the report.

Open Afternoon and Afternoon Tea

Open afternoon takes place on Thursday 16th July from 2.00 pm. This is followed by Mrs Noble’s and Mrs Dyer’s retirement afternoon tea. Mrs Dyer has also decided to retire this year from teaching. Mrs Dyer has worked at the school for many years and built up a very positive reputation for Middle Street Nursery. She will be greatly missed by us all. So do come along to the afternoon tea to say goodbye to two very special teachers.

On the Beach

Next Friday children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are having a picnic on the beach and then returning to school for a Punch and Judy show as part of their Seaside Learning Journey.

New Classes and Teachers

Children will spend time in their new classroom with their new teachers and TAs next Friday morning 17th July from 9.30 until 11.30.

Year 6 End of Year Treat

Children in Year 6 are going to the cinema on 15th July to see the new Harry Potter film. This is their end of primary school treat and is all paid for by the school as a thank you to year 6 for being wonderful Middle Street pupils.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Year 6 will perform to the parents and carers and the rest of the school in their Leavers assembly on Tuesday 21st July at 1.30.

On Time Teds

The winners this week are: Year 2 in Key Stage 1 and Year 3 in Key Stage 2. Congratulations to both classes.

Congratulations to…

Zeke Huguenet in Year 3 for achieving his Green/Red belt in Wing Tsun Kung Fu. Well done Zeke!

Daniel Hoser in Year 1 for achieving his Orange belt in Karate. Well done Daniel!

Summer Holidays

We finish for the summer holidays on Wednesday 22nd July and return to school on Thursday 3rd September.