10th February 2006


We obviously have some talented footballers in the school. Everyone managed to get at least one ball past the keeper during our penalty shootout. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to Ben Watson, Simon McNenamy and Callum Murray from Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. We’ll let you know how much we raised after half term.

Year 5 Assembly

Well done Year 5, what a fabulous assembly and very professional too. We very much enjoyed hearing about Nonsense poems and watching their performance of Jabberwocky.

Eco Warriors

Our Eco Warriors told the school all about a competition they can enter to design a poster on saving electricity.


Thank you to all those parents who returned the questionnaire on the type of parent/carer support they would like on offer in school. Mr Ben Dew one of our Learning Mentors and is experienced in this area will run the groups and workshops. He is currently in the process of organising a programme. Ben will be in touch in the near future to inform you of what will be on offer.


All orders for photographs must be returned by 9.00am Friday 24th February. Any orders arriving after this date will incur a surcharge of £4.00.

Payments for Pyke House (Year 4) and Little Canada (Year 6)

Please bring in payments to the office. If you have not made the first payment this is urgently required as second payments are due in. Please make every effort to keep up with payments. Thank you.

Parents Evenings

Parent consultation evenings will be held after half term on Tuesday 14th March and Thursday 16th March.

Easter Holiday Dates

We break up for the Easter break on Friday 31st March and return to school on Wednesday 19th April.


As I said in the Friday News last week, lateness continues to be a problem here at Middle Street. If children arrive in class after 9.00am they are marked in the register as late. If children arrive later than 9.30am they are marked in the register as an unauthorised absence. We are legally required to mark the register in this way. We appreciate that on the odd occasion being late is unavoidable however when a child is persistently late it is not acceptable. Mrs Walker will inform you by letter if your child has 5 late marks during the course of a half term. Staff will monitor the corridors to ensure children reach the classrooms on time and are not late because they are chatting in the cloakroom.

Breakfast Club

Please make use of our Breakfast Club, which may help you save time in the mornings and avoid being late. We can provide breakfast at a low cost and an opportunity for your child to play with friends before going to class. Breakfast Club is open from 8.00am every morning. Please let the office staff know if you would like your child to join the Breakfast Club.

Job Vacancy: Cleaner

We have a vacancy for a cleaner. The job is for 2 hours a day, 5 days a week at £6.21 an hour. If you are interested in working to keep our school spik and span please ask at the office for an application form. The successful applicant will take up the post after the Easter Holidays.

Scrap Paper

Reception would love any scrap paper you may have to draw and paint on. Year 1 and Year 2 would like a donation of spare clothes you may no longer need for those little emergencies that occur.

Half Term

Enjoy the half term break. We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 20th February.

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