Archive for June 24th, 2013

24th June 2013

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Get Caught Reading Winners
The winners of our ‘get caught reading’ competition are:  Zain in Reception,  Milly in Year 1 and Lily in Year 5. We added an additional prize to be share by Ingo and Otis who were caught reading some very challenging books: Catch 22 and Crime and Punishment! I knew our readers at school were good but those two are amazing!!!!

Book Fair

Children and their parents/carers have enjoyed browsing through the lovely book fair this week. Ms Davies has raised quite a lot of money so far. I’m not sure we have achieved Ms Davies target of a £1000 but we have certainly raised a few hundred pounds which have yet to be counted. Thank you to everyone for supporting the book fair. The money raised will go towards buying more books for the school.

Year 5 Pizza Express

Year 5 enjoyed a visit to Pizza Express on Tuesday. They especially enjoyed eating the pizza they had created!

Soundmakers performance

Year 5 have been developing their musical skills over the last few weeks. They have all learnt to play an instrument and are ready to perform for their parents and carers on Thursday morning at 10 am.

Full Governors Meeting

Last night we held our final full governors meeting for this academic year. Minutes of the meeting will be available in the new term. Meeting minutes always have to be agreed at the following meeting which is why it takes a while for them to reach the governors notice board.

Friday Morning Sing-a-long

Do come and join us in the hall for a sing-a-long with Mr Brazil on Friday mornings before school. No special singing skills are required other than an urge to have a bit of fun. Everyone is welcome just come in through the hall doors from the playground.

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 2 and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 5. Well done to both classes for being on time for school!

PTA Summer Fair

The PTA summer fair will take place on Saturday 20th July 12.00 till 4.00. So do put that date in your diary. The fair was originally booked for Thursday 18th July so make sure you rub that out in your diary.

Open Afternoon

Our open afternoon takes place from 2.00 pm on Thursday 18th July. This is an opportunity to look through all of your child’s work for this year and some of it you will get to take home with you.

Sports Day Survey

Thank you to everyone who has returned the sports day survey. We have yet to fully analyse the response but the overwhelming majority of you enjoy sports day at the Withdean Stadium. The ideas and suggestions for improvements we now need to be look at and consider in more depth so that our sports day is even more fun in the future.

Congratulations to…

Safia in Year 3 is now the proud owner of a fabulous pink violin. Safia was the highest bidder for the silent auction at Nursery clothes sale. She will be trying out her new violin in her school violin lessons with Mrs Dansoh. Well done Safia!

Free Parenting Talks – Positive Parenting

Upcoming talks for parents of children under 12:

Raising Confident, Competent Children

The building blocks for success

Thursday 20th June, 5.30 – 7pm.  Brighton Town Hall

Raising Resilient Children

Helping children cope with the difficulties that life throws up

Wednesday 10th July, 5.30 – 7pm.  Friend’s Meeting House, Ship Street

Saturday 13th July, 10 – 11.30am.  Tarner Children’s Centre

For parents of teenagers:

Raising Responsible Teenagers

Helping your teenager become more independent

Tuesday 18th June, 5.30 – 7pm.  Brighton Town Hall, Committee Room

Raising Competent Teenagers

Developing problem solving skills in your teenager

Saturday 6th July, 10 – 11.30am.  Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove

For more details about these and talks taking place at Children’s Centres for parents of children
under 5, please visit our webpages:

To book a place email or call 01273 294471

Summer Break

Our last day of the school year is Wednesday 24th July and will re-open for the new academic year on Thursday 5thSeptember. Nursery will open on Monday 10th September.