24th May 2013

Friday News Online

This is the last paper copy of the Friday News. After half term you will need to access the Friday News via our website: www.middlestreet.org

 Please remember to find a few minutes to read the Friday News as it will contain, as always lots of information and dates of holidays and events etc.We will have a few paper copies each week for those of you without easy access to the internet. Paper copies will be available from the office. Do let me know how this almost paperless method of publishing the Friday News works for you over this coming half-term trial period.

Tag Rugby Tournament

 We have an excellent Tag Rugby team who made it through to the finals yesterday. Mrs Jones and Miss Bish had nothing but praise for the team. The attitude, energy and enthusiasm of the team were amazing! They didn’t win but they played really well coming 5th overall. Congratulations!

Punch and Judy Fun

Yesterday years 1 and 2 children went down to the Brighton Fishing Museum as part of the work they are doing on their learning journey. While they were there a Punch and Judy show was put on for them. They had a great time finding out about and enjoying all the fun of the seaside

Year 6 Girls Cricket

On Wednesday this week Mr Brazil took our newly formed girls cricket team along to a play in an inter schools cricket tournament. The girls played well after a bumpy start. They learned a great deal about cricket and are already perfecting their bowling and batting skills. Well done girls and thank you for being such fabulous team players!

Emil and the Detectives Winners at Theatre Royal

The winners of the Emil and the Detective completion recently run in school went off to meet Michael Rosen this afternoon. Mr Brazil  went along with the children to the Theatre Royal for this exciting event.

Sports Day

Sports day takes place in the first week back after half term on Friday 7th June. The event takes place at the Withdean Stadium where we will meet you at the beginning of the day. We are planning that this will be the last time we hold a sports day at Withdean. We are hoping to find a venue which is more suitable to our needs for the children to be more active and involved during the sports day event.

Nursery Fund raising Clothes and Toys Sale

Nursery staff are holding a children’s clothes sale to raise funds for the nursery. The sale takes place on Thursday June 13th from 3.15 in the nursery. Donations of clothes and toys in good condition will be greatly appreciated. Please hand in donations to the office or directly to nursery.

 Book Fair and Competition

 Ms Davies from Year 3 who is also our lead teacher on Literacy is holding a book fair in June. She has set herself a rather challenging target of raising £1000 to spend on new books for the school. The school gets 100% commission on any books sold during the book fair. The book fair will take place over the week beginning 17th June. There is a competition running for this event. Children (or a pet) should be ‘caught’ reading in unusual places. A photograph should then be taken of the reader and sent into school either by email of handed in at the office. Please make sure the photo is clearly marked with the child’s name and year group. There are book token prizes for competition winners

Parent/Carer Governor Elections

Today at noon was the closing time and day for voting in your new parent/carer governors. The count has taken place and I am pleased to announce that Hannah Jefferies and Alex Currie are our new governors replacing Benita Matofska and Angie Atter. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. We had a very good response.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Hannah and Alex to the Middle Street governing body and to thank Benita and Angie for all the time and effort they have put in to being excellent and very supportive governors.

Year 4 Gaveston Hall Residential

Year 4 will return to school on Monday 3rd and will then be whisked away for a 2 night residential at Gaveston Hall. They will be there with a number of children from other schools in our City Centre Partnership of schools. The event takes place every year and is organised and partly funded from the partnership budget.

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Reception and Year 2 and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 4. Well done to all three classes for being on time for school!

Comic Book Club News

There will be no comic book club on Wednesday 5th June.


Sol from Year 3 has lost his coat. It is navy, padded with a hood and with a grey lining. Please hand in to the office if found.
Victoria from Year 6 has lost her green jacket please hand back to Victoria or the office if found.
Felix has lost his black sports bag with his trainers and tracksuit inside. Please check if you have the right PE bag on your peg or at home.

Kitchen Assistant Vacancy

We have a vacancy in our school kitchen for a kitchen assistant. 10 hours a week. If you are interested speak to Jo in our school kitchen or ask at the office to put you in contact with Jo.

Half Term Break

School finishes today for the half term break and begins again on Monday 3rd June. Have lovely holiday!

Summer Break

Our last day of the school year is Wednesday 24th July and will re-open for the new academic year on Thursday 6th September. Nursery will open on Monday 10th September.


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