Archive for November 20th, 2009

20th November 2009

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Blue Friday

Today children and staff dressed in blue to mark the end of Anti Bullying week. Through the week children have worked on various activities exploring friendship and what to do when things go wrong.

Enterprise Day

Year 6 are taking part in an exciting competition called ‘One Big Idea’. The children were introduced to the project by Benita Matofska one of our parent Governors. The children explored an existing business model and created new ideas which could make a profit whilst addressing a social or environmental issue in Malawi. The children spent yesterday working on this project during which they were visited and photographed by the Argus newspaper. Their idea for a product will be entered into a competition where the winning idea will be produced and 100% of Global Ethic’s profits from its sale will be used to tackle the issue in Malawi.

Makaton for Maths

Makaton signing has been used for a long time to support children with a variety of needs and difficulties around speech and language. It is however a strategy when used correctly and as everyday practice to which has a positive impact on all children’s learning. The staff at Middle Street are  currently involved in training to develop their skills in using Makaton with a particular focus on speaking and signing mathematical vocabulary. If you would like to see Makaton in action then I would recommend you watching ‘Mr Tumble’ in ‘Something Special’ on CBBS. You could of course ask for a demonstration from your child’s teacher too.

School Council to Meet the Mayor

The Middle Street school council will meet Mrs Ann Norman the current Mayor in her chambers on Tuesday 24th November.  

Year 2 and Year 6 Buddies

This year’s newly recruited Year 2 Buddies are: Nadeen, Mimi, Lois, Tia, Minoo, Tyreece, Ben G, Reid, Tabani, Harvey, Bronnie, Flo, Maia, Nula, Lily, Emmeline, Skye, Alfie F, Alfie M, Ava, Jenny, Coco, Daniel, Ruby and Ben S. The Year 2 Buddies work in teams to support the younger children on the playground and are currently undergoing their buddy training.

This year’s  Year 6 Buddies are: Tala, Poppy, Kristie, Gabrielle, Inez, Salty, Kitty, Katya, Izzy, Nina, and Hannah. The team are currently receiving training on how to support children on the playground.

On Time Teds

The winners of the On Time Teds this week are Year 2 with 1 late mark and Year 3 with 6 late marks each. Well done to both classes for being so punctual!

Lost Please Help

Matilda in Year 6 has lost her brand new rain cape. It was last seen on the Stanmer Park visit. It is black with a hood and a white lizard on the back. Matilda is getting very wet so if you find the cape please hand it into the office a.s.a.p!

Governors Meeting

The governing body met last night for a full governors meeting. The minutes are available from the office if you wish to read them.

Dinner Money and Club Payments

Please could you pay any dinner money or after school club debts as soon as possible.

Christmas Show

The school Christmas show takes place this year on Thursday 10th December in the afternoon. The show will take place at the Sallis Benny theatre. Tickets will be available soon. This year we will be asking for a £1 donation (at your discretion) for each ticket to cover some of the cost of hiring the Sallis Benny Theatre for the shows. You will receive tickets regardless of whether you make a donation but we would appreciate your help.

Primary Schools Christmas Carol Concert

Our school choir are rehearsing for the Brighton and Hove Christmas Carol concert. The event is held every year and is always a brilliant performance from over a 1000 Brighton and Hove young people.

Christmas Fair

The Christmas fair will be on Thursday 3rd December from 3.00 – 5.00pm.  There will be food, activities and a Santa’s Grotto so do come along and join in the festive fun. 

Christmas Holidays

The last day of term is Friday 18th December. Children return to school on Wednesday 6th January.