2nd July 2004

Little Canada

The Year 6 class had a fantastic time at Little Canada on the Isle of Wight last weekend. They all made the most of the experience and met lots of personal challenges. Have a look on the website for some super photographs of the trip.

Sports Day

We had a very successful Sports Day at Withdean Stadium on Thursday. Thanks to Karen Busby for her excellent organisation, and to the staff and parent volunteers.

Year 2, Pavilion Gardens Visit

The children went out to sketch the Pavilion today, I am told that members of the public were so impressed with their lovely behaviour that they couldn’t believe that they were only 6 or 7 years old. They did some beautiful drawings as well!

Nursery and Reception trip

All of the Nursery and Reception children, and lots of parents and carers, are on their annual day out at Tilgate Park today.

Book Fair

Next week there will be a selection of books on sale in the entrance lobby after school between 3.00 – 3.30pm from Monday to Thursday. Come in and have a browse, the school receives commission on sales. Leaflets are coming home today.

On Tuesday, Glenys Morris

from the Library service will be talking to the Junior children about a summer holiday reading challenge.

Keyboard Lessons

Letters are available in the office now if your child will be in Years 4, 5 or 6 next year and is interested in having keyboard lessons.

Class Photographs

Any orders for photographs, money and returned class photos should be sent to the office by Wednesday 7th July, please.

Morning Routines

Whilst we do encourage pupils to arrive in good time for school, some junior children are getting to school very early and are on the playground unsupervised. To ensure that they are safe and are not causing problems for others coming into school, please ensure that children come in at 8.45 am, or are directed to the Early Morning Club. Thank you.

Class of 2004 Leavers’ Disco

All children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are invited to a disco on Thursday 8th July between 3.15 and 5.00 p.m. Tickets cost £2 each. The theme will be “Hawaiian”. Let’s send off Year 6 in style!


Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our visit to see a preview of Shrek 2 until Monday 12th July as there was a technical problem with the film. To avoid too much disappointment, the children watched Shrek 1 at school instead.

Nursery and Reception Sports

The Nursery and Reception children will have their Sports day on Wednesday 14th July at 9.30 – 10.30, and again at 1.15 – 1.45 in the playground, or in the hall if it’s wet. Do come and cheer them on.

Harlem – Champion Again!

Congratulations to Harlem Eubank in Year 5. Over the weekend, he retained his British Karate Championship title for under 40 Kilos. It is amazing to think that we have a National Champion at Middle Street.

Improved Attendance

I am very pleased to inform you that having participated in the Attendance Project, we have reached our attendance targets for this year. In recognition of this, each class that took part, from Reception to Year 6, has been awarded £50 to spend on whatever the class agrees.

Year 1 and 2 Cinema Visit

The children are going to the UGC in the Marina to see “Home on the Range” next Wednesday.

Prince Austine

Could anyone who knows how to contact Prince Austine and his mother, who moved to London, please get in touch with Ruth Marchant on:

www.triangle-services.co.uk. He took part in the video “All Join In” and it would be nice if they could come along to the premier showing of it later this month.

September Nursery Dates

The Nursery will open a week later than the rest of the school, on Monday 13th September.

A message from the equalities group

Do you have a favourite children’s book or books? Do you enjoy storytelling?

We would like to get together a booklist of children’s books that reflects the diversity of families in Middle Street school. Ideally the books on the list will include stories about families of diverse nationalities, ethnicities and faiths, disabled child or adult characters, diverse family circumstances, for example adoptive of foster families. Single sex parents, separated parents. We may also be holding a storytelling event. Would you be interested in taking part?

If you have suggestions, could you:

Let one of us know in the playground or

Write the book suggestions down and give them to the office.

Bring your favourites to our next Equalities meeting on Wednesday 14th July at 9 a.m. in the Family Room. If you cannot make it to the meeting but would still like to be involved, please do let one of us know.

Reception Carly, Otto’s mum: Sharon, Tyrell’s mum

Year 1 Terry and Helena, Roman’s parents

Year 2 Ruth, Amelia’s mum

Year 3 Laura, Jonah’s mum: Lara Jacob’s mum

Year 4 Polly, Oscar’s mum: Gill Jacob’s mum

Year 6 Jody, Sita’s mum

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