12th July 2013

 12th July 2013

This week the Friday News is full of lots of important reminders of events and activities coming up as we speed towards the end of the school year. Thank you to all of you who have completed the Friday News survey. If you have not completed yours yet, please do and hand in at the office. The surveys are giving me a very clear idea how you prefer the Friday News to be published.

Year 2 Assembly

We all learnt so much about the history of Brighton in today’s assembly. Year 2 put on a brilliant performance based on their ‘Beside the Seaside’ learning journey. They dressed in regency clothes and as various characters from the period. Well done year 2 especially for remembering all those interesting facts about Brighton.

Nursery Sports Day

Nursery had great fun in their two sports days sessions this week. Lots of races including one with scooters I believe! Well done everyone!

Ceilidh in the Hall

We are holding a Ceilidh in the school hall on Wednesday 17th July 3.30 till 5.00. All parents carers and children are invited so put the date in your diary. Adults must be accompanied by a child (children must be accompanied by an adult) children enter free adults please purchase your ticket from the office for £2.  Tea, cake and dancing are included in the price. Please could we have donations of cakes for the event. Thank you

Open Afternoon

Years 3 and 4 will hold their open afternoon on Wednesday 17th July from 2.15 until 3.00. Year 5 are holding their Learning Journey celebration and open afternoon on Monday 22nd July The rest of the school (what’s left) have their open afternoon from 2.00 pm on Thursday 18th July. Years 1 and 2 will also be dressing up as Victorians to celebrate the end of their learning journey. This is an opportunity to look through all of your child’s work for this year and some of it you will get to take home with you.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Year 6 parents and carers should stock up on the tissues for the Year 6 leavers assembly which takes place on Tuesday 23rd July at 1.30.

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 2 and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 3 Well done to both classes for being on time for school!

PTA Summer Fair

The PTA is holding a summer fair on Saturday 20th July. The fair begins at 12.00 pm and ends at 4.00 pm. There will of course be lots of fun, food, games, activities, stalls and hopefully sun. Do come along and support this fun fundraising event.


Coco from year 5 is extremely sad. Last Friday her special notebook was mislaid. We have all searched high and low but we can’t find it anywhere. Please check at home and return to school if you find it. The note book is A5 size, ring bound, blue with flowers on the cover and has assorted paper and ziplock bags inside. The book is very precious to Cocoa so please help find it.

Congratulations to…

Bronnie and Flo from year 5 who were chosen to appear in an advert for an Ident Nintendo Wii. They were filmed at the Amex where they spent the whole afternoon playing Wii U. The girls can be seen starting and ending the advert breaks on ITV4’s coverage of the Tour De France. Well done Bronnie and Flo!
Eden in year 2 who paddled round the pier at the weekend in a kayak. Well done pirate Eden!
Robyn in year 4 who won a gold medal in her Brighton and Hove gymnastics annual competition. Well done Robyn!

Martlets Fund Raising

The school took part in the Martlets mobile phone recycling fundraising project. The schools who took part collectively raised £847.25 for the Martlets Hospice. In recycling mobile phones we have also helped to protect the environment by avoiding 33kg of phones going into landfill sites.

Nursery Clothes Sale

Mrs Denyer tells me the funds raised from the recent nursery clothes sale have enabled the nursery to buy some large physical play toys. Thank you for your donations and for supporting the sale.

Brighton in Bloom

Yesterday the Brighton in Bloom judges visited the school to judge our entry in the school category. Finn and Freddy from year 2 spent some time talking with them, thank you Finn and Freddy. The judges were very impressed by what we manage to grow in such a challenging small space.

Visitors from Abroad

Last week we had a large group of trainee teachers from Germany visiting. This week we had a very large group of teachers from China visiting the school. They were quite stunned by how different our school is to the schools in China. They were also surprised by our lack of space.

New Rock Generation Summer School

Blatchington Mill school in Hove is running a rock ‘n’ pop summer school for 9 –16 year olds. If you want to find out more please go to: www.newrockgeneration.com . To qualify for early bird discount please apply by 22nd July.

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.
Nursery opens on Monday 9th September.

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