14th June 2013


The summer has finally arrived! Thank goodness. I hope you all enjoyed half term and welcome back to the final half term of the academic year.

Sports Day Results

Once again we had an amazing sports day event at the Withdean stadium. Thank you so much for joining us and cheering the children on. It is such an exciting and special event each year. I have said previously that this year would be the last sports day at Withdean, but I received such a positive response from so many of you as you left on Friday, that I am reconsidering this decision. To help us at school make an informed decision we have sent home questionnaire for you to complete and return to school.
The results of this year’s sports day are as follows:

1st: Red     Joint 2nd: Yellow and White      4th: Blue       Joint 5th: Purple and Green


Mr Brazil was unable to join us for Sports day as he was with a group of year 6 children playing in a cricket tournament. The team won 2 out of their first 3 games and so got as far as the quarter finals. Well done team!


Ms Busby took a group of Year 3 children along to Preston Park on Tuesday 4th to take part in ‘The Road to Eastbourne’ mini-tennis tournament. Well done to all these children who represented the school really well.

Year 4 Gaveston Hall Residential

Year 4 arrived safely back at school on Wednesday 5th June after their residential trip to Gaveston Hall. They had a wonderful time with days packed full of a wide variety of fun activities. The children really made the most of their trip and were a credit to Middle Street. Well done Year 4 and thank you to all the staff who worked hard to make this trip such a success.

Book Fair and Competition

Ms Davies from Year 3, who is also our lead teacher in Literacy, is holding a book fair next week. She has set herself a rather challenging target of raising £1000 to spend on new books for the school. The fair will be open at the end of every school day next week, and every £1 that is spent will give £1 towards books in school. If you are unable to take your child to the fair after school, they can buy a book when they visit during school. Reception, Y3, Y4 and Y5 will go on Monday 17th and Y1, Y2 and Y6 will go on Tuesday 18th June. Please send money for books in a labelled envelope.
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 or  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. To celebrate the end of our book fair week, please come to school dressed as a favourite book character on Friday 21st June.

Polite Reminder

Please leave the school grounds promptly after collecting your child at the end of the day and after clubs. If you have a child attending an after school club, please leave the school grounds and return to collect your child at the end of the club. Please do not wait in the front playground or allow your child to play on the climbing equipment at the end of the day. This causes disruption for the after school clubs that may be running in that area. We need the school to be vacated to allow it to be properly cleaned and to avoid disturbing the teachers who are working in their classrooms preparing lessons etc for the next day. Thank you.

Nursery Sale

Thank you to all who donated and bought from the sale. We raised £180 to go towards buying new outdoor equipment for our Nursery.

On-Time Teds

Last week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 2 and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Years 5 and 6.
This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 2 and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Years 4. Well done to all these classes for being on time for school!

Lost Property

Calum in Y4 has lost his sleeping bag – did anyone take it by mistake from Gaveston Hall? Also missing are his dark blue B & H Albion training coat and black zipped fleece. Thank you!

Summer Break

Our last day of the school year is Wednesday 24th July and will re-open for the new academic year on Thursday 5th September. Nursery will open on Monday 10th September.

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