19th July 2013

Friday News News

This is the last Friday News for this academic year. So I would like to thank you all for another excellent and fun year at Middle Street. The children have worked hard and progressed brilliantly in their learning. We are saying goodbye to Year 6 which is always sad, but also exciting too as they venture out into secondary education and their time together comes to an end. We are so proud of all of them.  We are also saying goodbye to a few nursery children who are moving on to ‘big school’ in various parts of the city. We wish them lots of luck in their new schools. Goodbye and good luck too to Billy from Year 5 who is moving to Devon and Phoebe from Reception who is starting at a school closer to home in September. We will miss you all.

Finally, many of you will be relieved to hear that the Friday News will return to paper copies delivered to you on Fridays. The large majority of you said you preferred the Friday News on paper. I spend some time on a Friday writing the Friday News so I do want to know it is being read by you all. Someone wrote on the survey that they actually look forward to the Friday News, thank you. Thanks to everyone who returned the survey.

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge

This years summer reading challenge run by the libary service has a spooky theme. It has been created by Chiris Riddell, the award winning illustrator and author. To get involved, sign your child up at your local library where they will receive a Creepy House poster. Over the summer they read 6 books of their choice, collecting stickers along the way. Other Creepy House activities will be running in the libraries and there is a website www.creepy-house.org.uk with lots of interesting resources. There will also be a letter sent home on Monday following Mondays reading challenge assembly. Its a great way of keeping children engaged and enthusiastic about reading over the holidays.

School Library News

In September we will be making some improvements to our library. To help us with this project there will fundraising events for new books and furniture. We will also be asking for donations of good quality second-hand books, so please bear this in mind should you be having a sort-out at home over the holidays.

The Level Sneak Preview

The School Council have been invited along to have a sneak preview at the new play areas at The Level. The children have named one of the wooden sheep that will be on display at the park. The children are visiting on Tuesday morning and can ask questions about the development and find ‘their’ sheep.

Open Afternoon

Thank you to all those parents and carers who have been into the various open afternoons taking place over the last couple of weeks. The Year 3 and 4 Science Fair was great fun as was the Year 1 and 2 Victorian Day. Reception enjoyed dressing up for their pirates day too. Year 5 children are holding their Learning Journey celebration and open afternoon on Monday 22nd July

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 4 Well done to both classes for being on time for school! The winners of the end of term £25 punctuality prize are in key stage 1: Year 2 and in key stage 2; Year 4 won the £25 punctuality prize. Well done and congratulations to both classes for being so punctual over the term.

Punctuality Prize

Individual children who have been on time for school all year will be entered for a prize draw. Their names will go in to a hat and 5 winners will be chosen. The winners will be announced in Wednesday’s assembly. Every child will be awarded a certificate for their excellent punctuality.

Don’t Forget the PTA Summer Fair

The PTA is holding a summer fair this  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.


Freddy in year 2 has lost a black pinstripe waistcoat. Please return it to Freddy or the school office if you find it.

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 opens on Monday 9th September.

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