Archive for November 16th, 2012

16th November 2012

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Pyjama Day

Finn and Freddy from Year 2 are delighted with the response to their pyjama day Children in Need fundraising day. Thank you to Finn and Freddy for a great idea. We have had such a cosy day!

Congratulations Rufus!

Rufus recently entered a competition to win an apple tree. The competition ran over all the Brighton and Hove schools and was organised by the Eden schools meals service. To enter children were asked to draw or paint an orchard. Rufus created his artwork using oil pastels, entered the competition and won! Rufus has very kindly donated his apple tree prize to the school. So our gardening club will be busy planting the apple tree very soon. Well done Rufus and thank you!

Diwali Celebrations

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a fabulous time on Tuesday and Wednesday celebrating Diwali. They took part in lots of activities making including  Rangoli patterns, Mehndi patterns on their hands and making Divas which are special Diwali lamps. Hannah, Prian, Parin and Vrishti’s families all joined in and worked hard to bring this special day alive for the children and for the staff. They also cooked lots of delicious food for the children. Thank you to those lovely families we all had such a lovely time learning about Diwali.

Rainforest Adventures

Years 3 and 4 visited the Living Rainforest in Berkshire on Monday. The visit was to support the work they are doing as part of their Rumble in the Jungle learning journey.

Individual Photos

Today the children had their photographs taken. They all looked beautiful of course. Sorry you were not forewarned in the Friday News I missed the diary entry somehow. We do always ensure the children look their best for their photos so I am sure you will have as always some delightful photos in time for Christmas.

Prospective New Parents Meeting

We are holding a prospective new parents and carers meeting on Wednesday 28th November at 9.30. The meeting is for families looking for a reception place in September 2013. There will be another meeting on Tuesday 4th December at 1.30. Both meetings will be held in the school hall.

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 2 with 0 late marks and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 5 with 2 late marks. Well done to both classes for being punctual.

Mrs Doig Says Thank You

Mrs Doig has been overwhelmed by your generosity. She has now collected many bags of children’s clothes, toys etc to send to the orphanage her son is volunteering in near Jaipur, India. Thank you so much for your donations.

Governors Meeting

Unfortunately the full governors meeting did not take place yesterday as planned due to so many governors not able to make the meeting. Another meeting will be arranged.

Christmas Celebrations.

Our school choir will be singing at the Brighton and Hove schools carol concert which takes place on Monday    3rd December at the Brighton Centre. The Christmas dinner takes place on Wednesday 12th December and our Christmas performances take place at the Sallis Benny theatre on Tuesday 18th December. Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 children perform at 1.15 and Key Stage 2 children perform at 2.15. We will send home more information nearer the time.


Matilda in Year 2 has lost her bookbag. It has a book and a pair of gloves in it. Please hand in to the office or Year 2 if found.

Winter Break

We finish for the Winter break on Thursday 20th December and return to school on Tuesday 8th January.
Nursery children return to school on Thursday 10th January.