Archive for January 7th, 2011

7th January 2011

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Happy New Year! Welcome back to a new term. I hope you all had  fun and enjoyed the seasonal festivities but also managed to find a little time to relax.

If you have just joined the school then a special welcome to you from all of us at Middle Street.

We have had a happy and calm start to the term although I think we are all, including the children, still in a state of shock at having to get up so early again particularly during the dreary dark mornings.


We have revised our approach to teaching and learning of handwriting. We have introduced an approach which teaches children joined up writing from the very beginning. This approach helps to improve children’s spelling skills as well as improving the general presentation of their work. Please see attached information for more details.

Learning Journey Curriculum Letters

Learning Journey Curriculum letters will arrive home next week. The letter will provide you with the outline of the learning covered in this term’s Learning Journey for your child’s class.

Sports Club Taster Sessions

Yesterday each class attended a short taster session for a new sport after school club. The first club to run this half term is multi skills for the infants. After half term a gymnastics club will run for juniors.

After School Clubs

Letters have been sent home detailing this terms after school clubs. If you have not received one please request one at the school office.

On Time Teds

The winners this week are in the Infants; Year 2 and in the Juniors Year 3 Well done to both year groups

The Level Consultation

Our school council will meet with members of the development team working on improving The Level play facilities and the general area surrounding the Level. The children will visit the Level on Thursday 13th January and then contribute their ideas and suggestions through a series of workshops.

Free School Meals

On Line application for free school meals are available now and save you time. If you are eligible for free school meals and haven’t applied yet I would encourage you to do so.

A letter was sent home yesterday with a form for you to complete and return to school if you prefer to apply without going on line. It would be very much appreciated if you could apply if eligible even if you do not plan to take up the offer of school meals. The online link for free school meals is:

Prospective Parents Meetings

We are holding a meeting on Wednesday 12th January at 1.30 for parents of pre- school children who are beginning the application process for starting school in September. This meeting may be of interest to our Nursery parents and carers.

Triple P Positive Parenting Groups

There is a positive parenting group running at Carlton Hill Primary school next term beginning on 25th January 9.30 – 11.30. This is a free 8 week course. If you are interested please contact Safety Net on 01273 620377 or Tamsin on 01273 291735


Orla Leahy in Year 2 has lost her PE bag. It is red and white gingham and contains her PE kit including a pair of size 11 black plimsolls with Velcro fastening.

Half Term Holiday

We finish for the half term holidays on Friday 18th February and return on Monday 28th February.