13th May 2011

Art Exhibition

I hope you all managed to come along and view the children’s art work on display in the hall on Tuesday afternoon. The quality of the work exhibited was truly amazing. I bought 7 pieces to display at school. It was a difficult decision choosing which pictures to buy and I wished I could have bought every single one. So please don’t feel disappointed if I didn’t buy your picture. All the pictures were equally brilliant but Mrs Brill (she holds the purse strings) would be very cross with me if I spent too much money.

Phew! SATs are done!

The Year 6 children have completed their tests this week. They have all worked extremely hard and deserve a big hug. We are very proud of them and their mature attitude during this rather stressful time. Thank you Mr Smart, all the staff who supported, all the parents who made sure the children arrived on time for school each morning but most of all thank you to all you lovely children!

 Chess Tournament

A group of children from Middle Street will be taking part in a chess tournament at Fairlight Primary School. The tournament takes place in the afternoon  on Wednesday 18th May.

Individual Photographs

Children will have their school photograph taken on Thursday 19th May. So don’t forget to look your best on Thursday.

Book Week

We have a book week planned for the week beginning 13th June. During that week there will be a book fair with books on sale for all ages. We will also have a book character dressing up day. So plenty of time to start planning your costume.

On Time Teds

The winners this week are in the Infants; Years 1 and 2  with 2 late marks and in the Juniors  year 4 with 1 late mark. Well done to all three classes for being so punctual.

New Reception Visit Days

Children joining Reception in September have three special afternoons planned to help them prepare for ‘big’ school. Children are invited to spend the afternoon with their new classmates on Wednesday 22nd June, Wednesday 29th June and Wednesday 6th July. The children will also meet their teacher; Mrs Yvie Gotel and teaching assistant; Mrs Jane Goldsmith.

Nursery Places Available

We have places available in our Nursery from September. Please contact the school office if you would like a place for your child. We would also appreciate it if you could pass on this information to friends and families of nursery age children.


Devon Olney has lost her monkey in the playground on Tuesday or Wednesday. The monkey is grey and white wearing a necklace with a bell. It also has Velcro on its hands. If you see him hanging around somewhere please capture him and hand him in at the office.

Louie Hughes in Year 1 is missing his scooter. Please can you help to find it? It’s a brand new, blue Razor scooter defined by a silver bell in between the handlebars.

Measles Alert!

I have been asked by the Health Protection Agency to make you aware of the current increased risk of measles in Sussex. Symptoms are similar to a nasty cold but with a rash and small white spots in the mouth. If your child has had two MMR vaccinations there is no action you need to take. If your child is well but has not been vaccinated you may wish to rectify this soon with a visit to your Practice Nurse at your GP surgery.

More Important Dates

Inset Day School Closure:

The school will be closed to children on Monday 23rd May for staff training.

Sports Day:

Sports day takes place this year on Friday 17th June. The day takes place at the Withdean Stadium and starts at 9.00 and ends at lunchtime.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly: Wednesday 20th July at 1.30.

Great Cake Competition

A call to all cake makers amongst us to enter the Great Cake competition hosted by the Brighton Belles WI at the St Ann’s Wells Spring Festival on Saturday 21st May. There are 3 categories: traditional Victoria sponge, freestyle and under 12s (with a goody bag for all entrants. All submissions must be registered in the WI marquee on the main green before midday on the day. Judging will be carried out by Margurite Patten CBE and a guest panel of judges

Half Term Hols

We finish for the half term break on Friday 27th May and return for the final half term on Monday 6th June.

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