24th June 2011

Sports Day Results

The winning team this year is Purple Team! The runners up were: 2nd   Reds, 3rd Yellow and White, 4th Blue and 5th Green. In my eyes we are all winners, so well done to everyone for coming along and taking part in the rain. Great Middle Street team spirit!
Thank you to all the parents, carers and families who kindly did as requested and sat in the allocated seats for parents. I believe there were no more than 2 parents who refused to abide by that request. The support of everyone is greatly appreciated as it helps us keep all the children calm and safe during the event. Thank you to our sports day stewards, to the finishing line parent helpers, to all the staff and the biggest thank you most of all to the children for just being brilliant!

Middle Street in Bloom

You may have noticed a magical transformation in the raised flower beds leading up to the school entrance. This transformation has occurred with the help of the Gardening club and a donation of funds for plants from Gunns the florists. Paley O Connor, a parent volunteer has entered the school in the ‘City in Bloom’ competition. Judging takes place at 11am on 6th July, so keep your fingers crossed.

Book Fair News

Our book fair last week made £620! We receive a 100% commission in books for the school so thank you everyone for your support and for buying so many books.

Teachers and Classes

Here’s some exciting news! Who is teaching in what year group next academic year, the arrangements are as follows: Nursery: Ms Glyn Wright and Mrs.  Denyer, Reception: Ms Mason Gotel, Year 1: Ms Howell, Year 2 Ms Busby, Year 3: Ms Moriarty, Year 4 Ms Bryant, Year 5: Mr Brazil and Ms Silkowski and in Year 6: Mr Smart. You will receive more detailed information including teaching assistant s etc in with the reports envelope in a few weeks

Strike Day

You should have received a text and a letter by now informing you of the school closure on 30th June due to strike action.

On Time Teds

The winners this week are in the Infants; Year 2 with 0 late

marks and in the Juniors

 year 4 with 1  late mark. Well done to both classes for being so punctual!

Nursery Cake Sale

Nursery are holding a cake sale on Friday 8th July at 3.15. All donations of cakes gratefully received and please deliver on the day. There will also be a raffle, donations for this will also be gratefully received. 

Dates to Remember

Performing Arts Day

There will be performances all day and parents and carers are welcome to come in and watch their child’s performance and other classes too if they wish. A programme of events will arrive home soon.

Meet the Teacher

Children meet their new teacher on Friday 15th July

Open Afternoon

Thursday 14th July at 2.00.

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

Secondary School’s Enquiries on becoming an Academy

You may be aware that Varndean secondary school has expressed an interest in becoming an academy. If you would like to find out more on this current issue please have a chat with Vanessa McGeachin in school or pick up an information sheet at the school office.

Congratulations to…

Robyn in Year 2 who came 1st in her Brighton and Hove Gymnastics annual competition. Well done Robyn!


Rufus in Year 1 has lost his cuddly toy tiger. If you find him please return to Rufus or to the school office

Emmiline has lost her violin book last seen in the Family room. Please check if you have picked it by mistake. If found please return to the school office.

Summer Holidays

We finish for the summer holidays on Thursday 21st July

and return to the new school year on Tuesday 6th September. Nursery children return on Monday 12th September.

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