Moulsecoomb Primary School launch Reading Zone
On Wednesday December 11th Moulsecoomb Primary launched their newly designed Reading Zone in school. The Reading Zone comprises of the school library, and the classroom for the school's 3 specialist Reading Recovery Teachers. It is also the centre for the Brighton and Hove ECaR (Every Child a Reader) programme.
Every Child A Reader is a national initiative for raising attainment in Literacy. It aims to ensure that all children who need additional help with reading and writing will receive support.
"It's the best development for raising standards that I have seen in 30 years of teaching" says an experienced Year One teacher at the school.
In Moulsecoomb Primary the greatest impact has been on the children's attitudes to reading and learning.
"The best thing about being at Moulsecoomb is being a good reader" said one Year 6 child.
In addition to this, attainment in KS1 Reading and Writing SATS has improved consistently since ECaR started in September 2010.
"We have been raising Reading and Writing standards in the School over the past few years. The dedicated Reading Zone, which we have been developing over the past year will make a big difference for our pupils.
The children love the bright welcoming environment and can't wait for their time in the Reading Zone!" Charles Davies,Headteacher.
Parents, art students from Active Volunteer at Brighton University and architecture students from Sussex University have all given their time to paint themes and characters from children's literature in vibrant colours onto the Reading Zone walls . The result is an inspiring and exciting for reading and writing across the school. The next step will be to incoporate children's work into the designs.
School Newsletter 29th November 2013
Dates for Christmas
See calendar opposite
Coats, Jackets, Hats, Hoodies and Caps
Please ensure your child (ren) have warm clothes such as coats, jackets, hats, caps or hoodies to keep them warm outside during the winter. A few children have not been wearing warm clothing for the winter weather.
If children wear hats, hoodies or caps these must be taken off their heads when in the building as they are not needed inside.
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School Council News 19th November 2013
Children in Need
A massive well done and thank you to everybody who got involved with raising money for Children in Need last Friday.
Moulsecoomb Primary School raised a whopping: £477.85
The School Council has decided to donate half of what we raised to the Philippines appeal as we feel that the people there are the most in need at the minute.
Say no to bullying week
This week is say no to bullying week. The school Council are going to keeping an eye out atbreak and lunch times to make sure people are making the effort to be kind and considerate towards each other.
Christmas Jumpers Competition
Make at home or come to lunchtime club that week with jumper and we’ll help decorate. Pay £1 to wear it or £1 to enter competition/catwalk
Moulsecoomb Forest Garden Project is a small award winning charity that packs a big punch in East Brighton.
Our community gardens are a melting pot of people and our work targets some of the cities most troubled youngsters. We've been going nearly 20 years and have got an impressive track record. Now we are beginning to be able to offer pupils the chance to get qualifications, our work has become even more important.
So we are asking if you can help make us as sustainable as the fruit and vegetables we grow.
We currently raise £130 a month through our Friends of the Forest Garden fund where people make monthly standing orders. We would love to get this to £500 before Christmas.
So could you afford £2 or more a month and save us from endless grant applications so we can get on with the job that we are good at.
£2 a month will buy all our broad bean seeds for the year
£5 a month will buy us a new wheelbarrow and fork
£10 a month will buy us all our seed potatoes for the year
We aren't a big charity. None of us are on a big wage. We don't have an office. Our overheads are low. Our advertising budget is zero. We rely on goodwill and freebies and some fantastic volunteers to get by. That's not to say we aren't professional!
We do charge schools for our services and self-generate 35% of our funds.
If you become a Friend not only will you get that warm feeling of making a big difference, but you will be the first to find out details of our events and get an invite to our Christmas party where it always snows!
School Newsletter 18th October 2013
Accompanying this newsletter is our first ‘Bikes & Scooters at Moulsecoomb Primary School’ pamphlet. This has all the details of who leads the bike and scooter initiative within the school and important dates for the year. The next Dr Bike session – where all bikes and scooters can get a free service and repair – is on 15th November. From next Tuesday 22nd October all bikes and scooters are to be stored in the big bike shed by Year 6.
Please lock your bikes and scooters up.
Beginning and End of School Day
Children in Year 1 to 5
At the beginning of the school day (8.50am) children to line up in the playground where they will be collected by their teacher.
At the end of the school day the class teacher will bring the children out onto the playground to the same place that the children line up in the morning. Please do not stand around the steps or top of the steps as it gets difficult to get all the children to the right place.
Children in Year 6
Children in Year 6 make their way up to the Yr 6 block where they will be collected by their class teacher. At the end of the day the children will be brought to Don’s Haven (gazebo) where they can be collected or make their own way home if they have parental permission.
Children in Nursery & Reception
Please bring your children into the Reception and Nursery classes when the bell goes.
At the end of the day please collect your children from the Reception and/or Nursery class.
Children in Year 1 to 5
On wet mornings please go to the school hall where you can shelter from the rain with your children. Year 6 may go to the Year 6 block.
On these wet days, your children will be collected from the school hall by their teacher.
Children in Nursery and Reception
On wet days the main entrance to Nursery and Reception will be opened for you to keep dry.
On wet afternoons if you want to shelter please wait under the canopy of
the Year 6 Building, or in the gazebo, (Don’s Haven).