12th June 2009

Tag Rugby Stars

Our Tag Rugby Team played extremely well at the South east regional finals last Wednesday, but unfortunately did not make it through to the finals at Twickenham. The standard was very high and the scores for all of the matches were very close. We came away from the competition with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses and great pride in our achievements throughout all of the tournaments that we have played in. Congratulations to everyone involved in the Tag Rugby team, children and adults alike.

Polite Request

We would like to ask parents and carers to please leave the foyer area promptly and quietly in the mornings so that we can begin our day with the children in a calm manner. Just lately there have been a few occasions when the children have been trying to walk to assembly quietly but have been disrupted by adults remaining in the foyer talking to each other. Thank you for your support in this matter as I’m sure that you can understand how important it is for us all to have as calm a start to the day as possible.

Summer Fair Meeting

Next Wednesday at 9.00 am there will be a meeting for anyone who is interested in helping to organise and be part of the running of the Summer Fair. There will be a letter coming home soon giving you full details of the Fair (including the popular Middle Street’s Got Talent competition), but we are able to start taking donations of bottle and jars (full) for the tombola now. The PTA are also looking to borrow some gazebos on the day so if anyone is able to help with this please contact the office.

Science Museum Visit

Years 3 and 4 had a fantastic time at the Science Museum this week and visited the Wallace and Gromit World of Cracking Ideas exhibition. The children enjoyed trying out lots of inventions and particularly enjoyed the bathtub slide.

African History Morning

On Tuesday Years 5 and 6 visited Brighton College for an African History day. They were split into three groups and visited three different classrooms in the beautiful building, taking part in activities on Nelson Mandela and the scramble for Africa and Ancient Egypt. They had a wonderful time and learnt a great many new and interesting things. Lunch was also fantastic apparently!

Samba Playing in the Family Festival

On Tuesday the Samba Band had a great time practicing and making their costumes in preparation for their performance at the Dome tonight as part of the Family Festival. Good luck to you all. There are still a few tickets available at the Dome box office if anyone is interested. Mr Brazil will also be taking part in the festival as part of the Big Mouth Choir so good luck to him as well.

On Time Teds

The winners this week are Year 2 in Key Stage 1 and Years 4 and 5 in Key Stage 2. Congratulations to all three classes.

More Pesky Critters

Just to let you know that we have been made aware of a couple of cases of threadworms in the school. If we all remind the children about the importance of hand washing hygiene that should be the last of them.

Congratulations to…

Sophie Board in Year 2 has been awarded her silver medal in gymnastics. Well done Sophie!

Joe Foot in Year 5 has received his 3000 metres badge in swimming. This is 120 lengths of the swimming pool and is an amazing achievement. Well done Joe!

Sports Day

Just a quick reminder that our sports day will take place at Withdean Stadium on Thursday 25th June. A letter will go out next week with full details.

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