Archive for December, 2011

16th December 2011

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Fabulous Christmas Shows

Absolutely fantastic! I didn’t think our Christmas shows could be even better, but Tuesdays performances proved me wrong! Both shows were amazing; the performers were brilliant and the singing from everyone was loud and proud. Well done to everyone and those of you who had to sing and had narration and dialogue to speak I am in awe of you!

Swimming Begins..

Year 5 begin their swimming sessions on Monday 9th January.

Positive Parenting Sessions

There will be a new group starting on Wednesday 25th January 9.30 – 11.30 at Carlton Hill Primary School. The group provides support for specific issues and general helpful tips for supporting your child. The focus for this group is on children in Year 5 and 6. To find out more go along to the introductory coffee morning at Carlton Hill on Wednesday 18th January 9.30 – 10.30 or contact Suzy King on 07768900463.

Congratulations to…

Tyus who has achieved his second yellow belt in Nam Pai Chuan Kung Fu. Well done Tyus!

Sophie in Year 5 who has achieved her grade 2 in piano. Well done Sophie!

Ellie, Kaddy and Scarlett from Year 3 who have completed their lunchtime hall buddy training. Well done Ellie, Kaddy and Scarlett!

Bethy in Year 1 who has achieved her stage 3 swimming award. Well done Bethy!

Callum in Year 3 for achieving his one mile swimming award! Wow! Well done Callum!

Not Quite Goodbye

Mrs Jones will be returning briefly after the Christmas break before going on maternity leave. Mrs Jones baby is due at the end of January. Mr Smart will be taking over as acting deputy and SENCo and will take up his new role from our first day back.


One or two children are moving on and saying goodbye to Middle Street today. If you are leaving us we wish you all the best and good luck in your new school. We’ll miss you.

See you all again on Wednesday 4th January and Nursery we will see you on Thursday 5th January

Have a very jolly but restful break and a very…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

9th December 2011

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Christmas Fayre

Once again we enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Fayre. Thank you to the PTA for organising the Fayre and ensuring it ran so smoothly. Thank you to everyone who came along to join in and enjoy the event. Well done to the children’s choir who as always sang so beautifully and for the entertaining adult choir who also put on a stunning performance for you all (and didn’t they look gorgeous too?)! If you enjoy singing you are welcome to join the adult choir every Thursday at 5.15. The raffle will be drawn on Monday. Kane in Year 6 won the guess the number of sweets in the jar prize of the jar of jelly beans.

Nursery Says Thank You

The Nursery children and staff would like to say thank you to all those who bought raffle tickets in the summer. The money raised was used to buy a CD player and headphones for their book corner.

Christmas Performances

We are all looking forward to our Christmas performances next Tuesday. Please make sure you collect your tickets and remember to bring them with you on Tuesday. The Nursery and Infant performance of Rapanzul begins at 1.15 and the Junior performance of The Tempest begins at 2.15.

Violin Performance

Our violin players performed to the whole school on Tuesday. There are a large number of children learning the violin at the moment which is wonderful. Their performance was excellent and I am sure has inspired others to learn to play this instrument.

No Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons have finished for this term so there will not be a lesson on Wednesday. Lessons resume on January 4th.

On Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 2 and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 6. Fabulous! Well done to both classes for excellent punctuality. The winners of the end of term prize of £25 are in Key Stage 1: Year 1 and Key Stage 2: Year 3. Bothe classes win £25 to spend as they wish. Congratulations and well done Year 1 and Year 3!

Sequins, Sparkle and Santa Look- a- Like

Next Friday, to celebrate the end of term everyone is invited, if they wish to dress up for the day. Our theme for the day is: sequins and sparkle or Santa look- a- like. Please remember to collect your child on time on the last day. There are no clubs or choir. The School will be closed at 3.30.

Lost Property, Pegs and PE Bags and lunch boxes

Please check the lost property boxes and remove all clothing, PE bags etc from pegs before the end of term. Please could you also remember to take home lunch boxes before or on the last day. I often sort through them and end up throwing several away as they have become rather mouldy and unpleasant. Not one of my favourite jobs!

Year 5 Swimming

Year 5 begin their swimming lessons at Prince Regent swimming pool on Monday 9th January.

Congratulations to…

Surranne in Year 2 who has achieved her first stripe in Karate. Well done Surranne!

Reception Class 2012 Applications

Applications for Reception places in Brighton and Hove for next September will now be accepted after 16th January up until 23rd January. This is due to additional classes being added to 4 schools to cope with the rise in numbers this year.  

Martlets Hospice Collection

We now have a collection box for the Martlets hospice. If you wish to make a donation you will find the collection box at the school office.

Christmas Break

We finish for the Christmas holidays on Friday 16th December and return to school in the New Year on Wednesday 4th January.

Nursery returns on Thursday 5th January

P.S. Remember children Santa rings me everyday….. I don’t think I need to say anymore!

2nd December 2011

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Christmas Show Tickets

Christmas show tickets are on sale from Monday next week. You will be allocated 2 tickets at £1.50 each initially and additional tickets will be sold on Friday 9th December. A letter clarifying arrangements for the Christmas shows was also sent home today. If you did not receive yours please ask at the office.

Argus Vote Tokens

Please collect as many Argus vote tokens as you can to help raise money for the school. We collect them by looking out for abandoned Argus’ on buses etc and then tear the tokens out. We’ve had a few but we need lots and lots more! We want to use the money, if we win to make improvements to our outside areas.

Christmas Post Box

Our Christmas post box will be ready to take post on Tuesday 6th December. Please ensure that cards have the child’s or adults full name and class written clearly on the front to help our delivery persons when sorting the post.

Middle Street Christmas Fayre

The PTA are currently organising this year’s  Christmas Fayre for the afternoon of Thursday 8th December. The PTA are holding an urgent meeting on Monday 5th December to finalise arrangements. Please come along to help. The meeting will take place at 9.15 in Cafe Coho (next to Fat Face). The PTA also need as soon as possible donations of gifts, cakes, biscuits, wine, Christmas decorations, sweets, toiletries and toys. The PTA also need help with preparing Santa’s grotto and volunteers to become fairies and Santa (just in case Santa is held up and can’t make it on time.) Please let Jo Bishop know if you can help with any of the above. You can contact Jo on 07956878344 or email  Children and adults can dress up in their best sparkly clothes for the occasion.  

On Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 1 with 1 late mark. In Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 3 with 0 late marks . Fabulous! Well done to both classes for excellent punctuality.

Congratulations to….

Ellis in Year 3 who has successfully completed his lunchtime buddy training. Well done Ellis!

Thank you Again

Today we have the sad task of attending Karen Sinclaire’s funeral. Some of you I know will be joining us at Woodvale cemetery to say goodbye. I would just like to say another big thank you to you all for your thoughtful messages and words of support and condolences to pass on to Karen’s family.
The book of condolences will remain open until the end of the day on Monday.
Your kindness and support are what makes Middle Street such a special place to be.

Christmas Break

We finish for the Christmas holidays on Friday 16th December and return to school in the New Year on Wednesday 4th January.
Nursery returns on Thursday 5th January