Archive for March 22nd, 2013

22nd March 2013

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Let’s Dance

On Wednesday evening I joined year 3 at the Dome to attend the Let’s Dance annual dance festival. The whole evening was amazing with so many talented dancers of all ages. Our lovely Year 3 children were absolutely fabulous and so confident on stage. They performed their jitterbug dance to ‘Reet Petite’ with style and flair! We were all so proud. Their costumes looked brilliant under the bright stage lights. Thank you to Stella’s mum who made the first girls costume and to Mrs Purdy who made the rest. Thank you too to the staff who took the children along and to all the parents who were cheering the children on from the auditorium

Children’s Parade Workshops

Mrs Purdy has arranged workshops to help prepare for the children’s parade during the Easter holidays. Mrs. Purdy would love parents and carers to come along and help in making the props including a large yellow submarine. The workshops will run every day from Monday 8th April until the Friday 12th April. If you are able to help, please sign up for a couple of hours, or more on the list in the school office.  Workshops in the holiday run from 10 until 3.There will also be workshops running on Fridays after the holidays on Fridays at the end of the school day from 3,15.

Brighton Festival News

Michael Rosen has chosen ‘Emil and the Detectives’ as the ‘Young City Reads’ book for Brighton and Hove children to ‘group read’ over the festival period. It is very exciting that the whole city is going to read this humorous and original book at the same time. Year 5 and Year 6 are reading the book in class as part of their guided reading sessions. Many other children are reading the book in school too. We will be running a competition over the coming weeks full of questions about the book. The prize for the winners will be a chance to meet Michael Rosen and talk about the book. Look out for details in future Friday News’.

Sugar Sugar

Year 1 and Year 2 looked rather wonderful in their bee costumes. They performed their bee dance yesterday afternoon to their parents and carers to celebrate the end of their learning journey.

Learning Journey Celebrations

Years 3 and 4 children are inviting  their parents and carers in next Wednesday 27th March to celebrate the end of their ‘Tomb Raiders’ learning journey.

Parents and carers should arrive for 2.30 and are asked if they could contribute nibbles for the celebration. You can find a nibbles list to add your name to in the year 3 and 4 classrooms.

School Dinner News

Next Thursday there has been a change to the menu it is now chip day!

Dan Dares

Dan from Albion in the Community has been running 80 miles a day aiming to complete 520 miles. He is raising money for Albion in the Community. Dan and Albion in the Community work closely with Middle Street running after school clubs and many other activities. If you would like to support Dan please donate via the website   or go down to the library where you’ll find Dan puffing and panting on the treadmill. Find him on twitter using #comeondan

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Reception and Year 2 with 2 late marks each and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 3 with 2 late marks. Well done to all three classes for again being very punctual.

The winners of the end of term £25 punctuality prize are: Reception and Year 2 share the key stage 1 prize and Year 4 win the key stage 2 prize. Well done to those children in the three classes for all being so punctual over the term

Parent/Carer Guide

Sara Bragg from Year 1 has asked me to remind you all about an information sheet she would like to produce for parents and carers to help everyone understand the various acronyms used in school and education generally. If you have any suggestions you would like to see in the guide please let Sara know by leaving a message in the suggestions box on the front desk or you can email Sara on

Another Baby Coming Soon

Abi St Claire our Reception TA leaves for her maternity leave next week. Emma Goddard will cover Abi’s maternity leave. Good luck Abi!

Easter Break

The last day of term is Thursday 28th March and we return to school for the summer term on Monday 15th April.

Nursery Return Date Tuesday 16th April