Archive for April, 2011

8th April 2011

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Glee Club Performance

We all very much enjoyed a fabulous performance by Glee club this morning. They danced brilliantly and sang beautifully. What a great way to finish off the term. Thanks Glee club and Ms Bryant and Miss Bish too.

Year 5 and 6 Learning Journey Celebration was celebrated with a wonderful VE day party in the playground on Wednesday, with a street party theme including lots of wonderful dancing and war time music.

Year 3 Learning Journey Celebration

Year 3 celebrated the end of their Rumble in the Jungle learning journey this afternoon. They sang and partied around a pretend camp fire with their parents and carers.

Reception Learning Journey Celebration

To celebrate the end of their learning journey Reception had an exciting afternoon of making Easter hats and other creations to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

Tag Rugby Team Results

The Tag Rugby team have done really well playing in recent tournaments and getting through to yesterdays finals. They came 6th overall in Brighton and Hove. Each team member received a certificate in assembly today. Well done team!

Key Stage 1 Cake Sale

Year 1 and 2’s cake sale last Friday raised £87 for the guide dogs for the blind charity. Well done both classes for all their hard work

RE Celebration Day

Children across the school this week learnt about the Jewish festival of Passover. The assembly on Tuesday was led by a visiting Rabbi which enhanced children’s learning about this important religious celebration.

Origami for Japan

If you haven’t made your origami for our tree in the entrance hall there is still time. Remember to bring in your donation of 50p or more with your origami. Have a go over the holidays and bring in your creation when we return. Ask at the office if you need the instruction and information sheet.

Scooter Training

Children from year 2 have the opportunity to take part in some scooter training after the holidays. The training takes place during the school day on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th April.

Children’s Parade Information

The Middle Street Samba band is representing the school in this year’s children’s parade. Band members should meet at 10.00 in Sydney street under flag number 29. The emergency contact number is: 07762772555

On Time Teds

The winners this week are in the Infants; Year 2 with 0 late mark and in the Juniors years 4 and 5  with 3 late marks each. Well done all 3 classes for being so very punctual!
The winners of this terms £25 will be announced after the Easter break.

Congratulations to…

Maia Matofska-Dyer in Year 3 for completing her 100m swimming certificate. Maia, your mum and dad are very proud of you. Well done!

Nadeen Alay in Year 3 who has achieved her level 6 swimming certificate. Well done Nadeen!

Reid in Year 3 for completing his 5km race in 30.39 mins. Well done Reid!

Good luck to Tate and Reid when they take part in the mini mile section of the Brighton marathon.

Alex Pettigrew’s mum and dad when they take part in the Brighton marathon. They are running to raise money for AMAZE. If you would like to sponsor them please call 07595303180 or go on line at

Easter Emporium

Isabella from Year 1 and Mimi from Year 3 will be selling a range of toys, crafts, clothes and other interesting bits and bobs on Saturday 16th April at their Easter Front Yard Sale. The event begins from 10.30 at The Warehouse, 128 Gloucester Road.

Important School Closure dates for Your Diary

Royal Wedding Bank holiday: Friday 29th April
Polling day: Thursday 5th  MayINSET: Monday 23rd May


Easter Holidays: School finishes today and opens again on Tuesday 26th April.

 Have a very chocolaty Easter break! See you all again after the hols.

1st April 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Buzzy Bee Dance

Year 1 and 2 parents and carers buzzed in today for a special buzzy bee dance. The Year 1 and 2 children looked wonderful in their bee costumes as they performed their dance for their learning journey fabulous finish celebration.  The celebrations were rounded off with a cake sale to raise money for the Guide Dog association.

Rain forest Visit

Years 3 and 4 left early on their rain forest adventure. They had a fabulous time exploring and finding out about exotic plants, birds and animals.

Keyboard Performance

Children who have been learning to play the keyboard are performing for their parents next week. Their performance takes place on Monday 4th April at 11.00 am in the school hall.

VE Day Celebrations

Years 5 and 6 are holding VE Day party celebrations as their Learning Journeys fabulous finish on Wednesday 6th April in the afternoon. Year 5 and 6 parents and carers are invited in to join in with the celebrations.

Fred Dinnage Interviews Children

You may remember in an earlier Friday News I wrote about Fred Dinnage interviewing children about the forthcoming Royal Wedding. Well we now have a date for the broadcasting of the interview. Fred was very impressed with the children that he has chosen two interviews to be shown on his South Today programme on 26th and 27th April

On Time Teds

The winners this week are in the Infants; Year 2 with 2 late mark and in the Juniors year 3 with 1 late mark Well done to both classes for being so very punctual!

Sing a long a Middle Street

Come and join us in the hall on Friday mornings from 8.20 for a sing along with some of your favourite songs. Mr Brazil will be there to welcome you with his guitar. Children and adults all welcome.

A Reminder

Children’s (and parents) punctuality has improved. Good attendance and being in school on time impacts very positively on children’s learning. Children, who are in school regularly and on time everyday make excellent progress, are confident and happy because they are not missing out chunks of learning.

So here is a reminder of times of the school day they are as follows: Children can come to breakfast club which starts at 8.00 am. Enter the school via the side gate in Middle Street. Children not attending breakfast school can begin coming into school at 8.45. All children should be in class ready for register by 9.00 am. The bell rings at 9.00 to mark the start of the school day.

The day ends for the infants at 3.10 pm and the Juniors at 3.15 pm.

Important School Closure dates for Your Diary

Royal Wedding Bank holiday: Friday 29th April

Polling day: Thursday 5th  May

INSET: Monday 23rd May

Easter Holidays: School finishes next Friday 8th April and opens again on Tuesday 26th April.