Archive for May 9th, 2014

9th May 2014

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Children’s Parade

WOW! We looked and sounded amazing on Saturday! Thank you to everyone who came along and dressed up so brilliantly. We had lots of very positive comments as we walked the streets. If you couldn’t make it you missed a good one. Thank you Mrs Purdy and the amazing team of parents and staff who prepared everything which was so colourful and generally fantastic. Thank you to Mr Brazil for leading the samba band who were excellent!

Rugby World Cup Countdown

Our tag rugby team took part in the countdown to the Rugby World Cup which takes place next year at the Amex Stadium. Brighton hosting the Rugby World Cup  is very exciting and we are delighted that our Tag rugby team were able to help launch the countdown to this world event. Our team were up at the Amex stadium for activities and a photo shoot on Tuesday. Apparently it was also due to be on BBC local news but I’m not sure which evening it was aired.

Ideas for Helping Us Improve Attendance

I am still on my endless quest to significantly improved attendance at Middle Street. If you have any amazing ideas for improving attendance and punctuality do let me know. Pop in any time or drop me a line.

SATs Week

Next week is year 6 SATs week. It’s an important week for the children and also for the school. The tests take place from Monday to Thursday and most are sat  in the morning. We are lucky at Middle Street as all children take their learning seriously and work hard. Please could year 6 parents and carers ensure the children get into school on time. This ensures a calm atmosphere for the children to work in and also means we can start each test on time.

Extra Maths

A group of children from year 6 went along to Dorothy Stringer on Tuesday to take part in an extended learning maths session.

Bike It Ben and the Bike Ride

Year 5 children, staff and some parents joined Bike It Ben for a cycle ride to Rottingdean on Wednesday. They had a great time rock pooling on Rottingdean beach and the weather stayed fine for them. Thanks Bike It Ben!


This week children from Year 2 have been learning to scoot and to do so safely.

Year 5 Assembly

Year 5 are leading next week’s assembly on Friday. Year 5 parents and carers are invited in to watch. The assembly begins about 9.10.

Governor News

Our governors are joining teaching staff next Wednesday afternoon to find out more about the new curriculum and catch up with how teaching and learning is going in school. We hold a yearly event for governors to meet with subject leaders and discuss curriculum developments etc.

On-Time Teds

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

Diary Dates

Sports Day: Friday 6th June

Book Fair: week beginning 9th June.

New (September) reception children visits: Wednesdays 18th June, 25th June & 2nd July,

Year 6 residential: Friday 20th June till Monday 23rd June

Year 6 partnership schools transition event: Friday 18th July

Year 6 Leavers Assembly: Tuesday 22nd July at 1.30

Marathon Runners Thank You

Julie Layzell and David Plunkett would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored them in the marathon. They raised £162 towards books for the school.

Dads Five-A-Side Football

Dads come and play 5-a-side football on Wednesdays at 8.00 pm in the school hall. The cost to join is £3 and all money raised is donated to the school. If you are interested contact Hannah and Prian’s dad: Naimesh via the office where can leave your contact details or pass on a message.

Polling Day Closure

Please remember we are closed for the day on Thursday 22nd May as theschool is being used as a polling station in the local elections. Staff will have a training day preparing for the introduction of the new curriculum.

Half Term Break

We finish for the half term break on Friday 23rd May and return to school on Monday 2nd June.

Summer Holidays

The last day of term is Wednesday 23rd July.


PS: please remember to pay school dinner money in advance.