Archive for February 26th, 2010

26th February 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Hooray We Have a New Deputy Head!

I am very pleased to announce that Ms Katie Whiting has been appointed as our new Deputy Head Teacher. Ms Whiting, along with 3 other candidates went through a tough interview process on Wednesday. Ms Whiting received a Celebration certificate from us all in today’s Celebration Assembly. Well done Ms Whiting!

Ben the Bike-It Man

On Monday children in Key Stage 2 enjoyed finding out about the history of bicycles and other helpful cycling information. Ben our Bike It expert regularly visits our school and spent time in each class sharing his extensive cycling knowledge. Ben is also helping us improve our cycle racks and organising some cycling training for children.

Spring Bling

Bring your bike to school on Friday 12th March along with some sparkly and colourful recyclable materials. During the day you will have the opportunity to decorate and bling your bike. There will be prizes for the most wonderful blinged bikes.


Year 5 began their Soundmakers programme on Thursday morning. Each child is learning a musical instrument. As I sat in my office I could hear keyboards, guitars, drums and loud parps from trombones and trumpets! Later in the year we will invite parents and carers in to enjoy the final musical performance the children are working towards.

On Time Teds

The winners this week are Reception who had just 3 late marks and Year 5 with only one late mark. Well done both classes.

What’s it Like to Live by the Sea?

Children in Years 3 and 4 are meeting with children from Banstead Junior School in Surrey on Tuesday.The children from Banstead Juniors want to find out from our children what it’s like to live by the sea.

Festival Parade

Help Please Calling all parents and carers. We would like to get a team together to help with the production of Middle Street’s main build for the Children’s Festival Parade in May. We would love you to get involved in this school community project. If you are interested in helping either on a regular or occasional basis please leave your name at the school office. A meeting will be arranged later next week. Don’t worry if you are not artistic it’s your enthusiasm and commitment that’s most appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you.

Congratulations to..

Tala and Tate who completed the 800 metres Sussex Beacon Youth race on Sunday. Well done Tala and Tate!

Maia Matofska-Dyer in Year 2 for achieving her 25 metres swimming certificate. Maia is now at stage 4 with her swimming. Mum and Dad are very proud! Well done Maia!

Easter Holidays It’s a short half term. School finishes for the Easter break on Wednesday 31st March and opens again on Monday 19th April