Summer Fair

Myatt PTA have been busy preparing for our Star Wars-themed summer fair. Please come along and support the school’s main fundraising event of the year on Saturday 1st July,12-3pm. We are aiming to raise £3,000, all of which will be used to supplement activities and resources for the benefit of all the children across the school.

There will be a range of free activities including an assault course on the bank, a water play area for younger kids and two free arts and crafts  activities – making a Star Wars mask and fighter jet.

Children can choose to be put you through their paces in Jedi Training to test their connection to The Force. They will need to complete 5 games for £1 to qualify as a Jedi.

Come and eat at the fair! We have a delicious family BBQ including a Ham Solo (hamburger), Supreme Leader’s Smokey Bacon Burger, Corn Lightsabers and Jedi jerk chicken with Cole Slaw Gerrera.  Vegetarians will have Spanakopita or an Obi wan Keno-veggie burger. Enjoy a cold bottle of beer or a glass of Brockley Brewery’s Pale Ale, a fruity glass of Pimms or a refreshing mocktail.

As well as all that there’ll be the amazing Myatt Garden raffle with lots of fabulous prizes to be won including goodies from Brockley Brewery, The Sunflower Centre, Browns of Brockley, Geddes, a summer hamper from Fortnums (donated by DMFK architects), a manicure from  Xpressions , a free term of musical theatre classes and a free term of Street dance classes from DNPA and 2 tickets to a comedy about a bank robbery.  Keep an eye out next week for more details on prizes and buy a strip of tickets for £1 at the fair.

HELP IS STILL NEEDED: We still need some volunteers on the day to help with set up from 9am. From 12pm to help with the BBQ, the raffle and the arts and crafts activities.  We also need plants and unused gifts for the PTA Bric-a-Brac stall, cakes for the café (shop bought or home-made), nail varnish for the nails stall and to borrow gazebos or umbrellas on the day.  Please email if you can help with any of the above. Thank you!!


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Sports Week

In the week beginning Monday 26th June, we will be staging our annual Sports Week. This will involve all the children participating in some kind of PE with various coaches, on different occasions from Monday through to Friday. Please see timetable for more information: Sports Week Overall 2017

On Friday 30th June, Sports Day will take place at the playing field at Goldsmiths University (KS1 morning, KS2 afternoon). If you are available to help walk the children to the playing field, would you please speak to your child’s class teacher by Monday 26th June (after this date you will not be eligible to help).

All children will be entering the university via the entrance in Laurie Grove Road SE14, any Parents/Carers wishing to watch the sports day but who are unable to accompany the children, should also use this entrance. All children must return to school with their class after sports day and not taken directly home from Goldsmiths.

Please make sure your child has the necessary ‘kit’ for the entire PE week, including any medication / asthma pumps etc., they may require. It is also advisable to have a drink, a hat, and some sun cream for Sports Day.


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Walk to School Week – Update

Thank you to everyone who joined us in walking to school last half term in our Walk to School week. I’m proud to report a 96% average across KS2 and 94% in KS1. Early Years also got involved and there was a substantial rise in the number of our youngest children scooting or walking to school.

We hope that if you made changes and found more active ways of getting to school; you and your family will keep it up!

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Barbecue Themed Day

Chartwells are holding a special menu day on Wednesday 21st June. Lunch on this day will have a BBQ theme.

Children can choose from Sticky Chicken Drumstick/Thigh or Veggie Burger. You can find more details of the menu for the day on the attached flyer: Chartwells_BBQ Menu – June 2017

If your child doesn’t normally have lunch on this day but would like to, please pay £2.10 at the school office.  If your child is entitled to a free school meal, there is no charge, they just need to let their teacher know on the day, when the register is taken.

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Year 1 – Playground Market

Year One will be running a Playground market in the bottom playground after school next Thursday 25 May from 3.30pm.
This is all part of the Food Discovery Project, which has involved the children growing vegetables in the school allotment, learning to cook simple, healthy dishes, visiting a working farm and inviting local food ‘heroes’ to come and talk to us.
All children will get a chance to buy during the school day. Please support Year 1 by giving your child 50p or a £1 to spend and by buying some delicious, fresh fruit and veg yourself, after school.
Everything will be 50p or £1.  Any profits will go back into the Project for next year.


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Spring Fun Day

Chartwells are holding a special menu day on Thursday 18th May. Lunch on this day will be a Spring Fun Day theme.

Children can choose from Cheese & Tomato Pizza or Veggie Hot Dog. You can find more details of the menu for the day here: Chartwells_Spring Fun Day Menu

If your child doesn’t normally have lunch on this day but would like to, please pay £2.10 at the school office. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, there is no charge, they just need to let their teacher know on the day, when the register is taken.

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Walk to School Week and Family Walk

Join thousands of children across the country celebrating the benefits that walking brings. We know that walking to school makes children feel healthier and happier, while reducing congestion and pollution outside the school gates. Yet less than half of primary school children currently walk to school. We want to reverse this decline and see every child that can, walk to school.

So why not join us from Monday 15th to Friday 19th May. We’re asking every child to walk to school or get off the bus one stop further away. If you really have to drive, we’d like you to park further from school not only building some walking into your day, but also easing congestion and avoiding polluting the air around school.

To conclude Walk to School Week the PTA are organising a Family Walk on Friday 19th May after school.  Simply meet in the playground after school and everyone will be walking up to Hilly Fields together. Why not bring along some simple games equipment or a picnic to enjoy some fun in the park.

This is a family event so ALL children must be accompanied by an adult.


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EYFS Garden Party – Saturday 13th May

EYFS Garden Party – Saturday 13th May: 12 – 3pm

It’s always such a fun day with a bouncy castle, hook a duck, teddy hoopla etc. for the children and BBQ, cakes and plenty of Pimms for the grown ups!

Early Years will be raising money to provide additional fun  experiences for Reception and nursery children on top of the normal curriculum.

There is always lots to do for free like the obstacle course and a performance by the school band.

Please come along and join the fun whether your child is in EYFS or not and remember to  invite friends whose children might come to the school in the future too.

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Table Top Sale – Sunday 7th May

Myatt Garden Table Top Sale – Sunday 7th May, 11am – 2pm.

Tables are now on sale at the school office for £10.  There is a limited number, so book fast before they go!!

Concerned you might not have enough stuff for a table? Make it a joint effort and pair up with another parent, or two!

Or might the prospect of making some cash motivate your children to have a good clear out? It’s worth a try….

If you can’t take a table, you can still support the event in other ways:

  1. Come along on the day, have a browse and a cup of tea!
  2. Volunteer half an hour of your time for set up from 10am, for clean up from 2pm or to man the PTA Café during the sale.
  3. Donate some biscuits, cakes or savoury snacks for the café – home-made or shop bought. Leave them at the office next week or bring them on the day.
  4. Promote the event by printing the attached flyer and putting it in your front window or on a lamppost near your house.
  5. Tell your friends and neighbours it is happening and/or get them to go with you.

The weather forecast is dry and sunny – let’s hope it stays that way! 😎

See you there,

The PTA Team

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School Meal Price Increase

We have been informed that the price of a school meal will be increasing from £2.00 to £2.10 per meal from 1st May 2017. This price will have no impact on those children who are entitled to Free School Meals.

At £2.10 Lewisham meals will continue to provide all of the Government nutritional requirements and compares favourably with other local authorities. We believe the increased meal price continues to provide extraordinarily good value for money. Our two course daily menus vary throughout a three weekly cycle and the Authority is constantly striving to improve the quality of the ingredients. Over 80% of the meal offer uses fresh, quality products from sustainable sources.

Please remember that school meals must be paid for in advance. An email will be sent at the start of term with cost information.



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Italian Themed Day

Chartwells are holding a special menu day on Thursday 23rd March. Lunch on this day will have an Italian theme.

Children can choose from Spinach & Ricotta lasagne or Meatball Penne Marinara bake. You can find more details of the menu for the day on the attached flyer: Chartwells – Italian Themed Day

If your child doesn’t normally have lunch on this day but would like to, please pay £2.00 at the school office.  If your child is entitled to a free school meal, there is no charge, they just need to let their teacher know on the day, when the register is taken.

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Comic Relief/Red Nose Day 2017

On Friday 24th March we’d like everyone to come to school wearing something red and to donate £1 to raise funds for Red Nose Day.

You could wear red socks, a red nose, a red woolly hat, a red hairband, or red dressing up clothes. It’s up to you!

We look forward to seeing everyone dressed in red!


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Open Afternoons at Myatt Garden

Our open afternoons are a really important opportunity for our pupils to share their learning with you. It provides a unique opportunity for the children to discuss their learning and become the experts, teaching you what they know. They consistently tell us that they love sharing their knowledge with grown ups, so please try to come along if you can.

This term the open afternoons will take place on:-

  Year 1  30th March 2.30pm        Year 4  30th March 2.30pm

  Year 2  24th March 2.30pm        Year 5  29th March 2.30pm

  Year 3  24th March 2.00pm        Year 6  22nd March 2.30pm


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The Riot Act Theatre Company

We had a fantastic time watching the Riot Act Theatre company perform their hilarious and informative show called ‘How we Roll’.  We learned all about sustainable and safe travel.

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Sumdog Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our Spring 1/2 term Myatt Competition for winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Sumdog full results can be found here: Sumdog Results Feb 2017




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School Disco – Friday 10th March

Get your dancing shoes out!

The school disco is happening on Friday 10th March from 7-9pm.

All children need to be accompanied by an adult and tickets MUST be bought in advance.  No tickets will be on sale at the door.

Tickets on sale Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week at drop off and pick up or email   See you there!

For more information on Myatt Garden PTA activities and news, have a look at their page here:

You can also view their latest newsletter here: Myatt Garden PTA Spring Term 2017

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Myatt PTA: Book Swap Day – Thursday 2nd March

This is the fourth year we have done this event and the children love it.

Boxes will be placed outside each class this week for you to donate any children’s books you have
finished with and on Book Swap Day, each child will get to choose a book to bring home with them.

We will need parents to sort the books on Wednesday 1st March and to run the swap stalls on the day
so please chat to Isabella Warnke in the playground or let us know on
if you are able to help.

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Sainsbury’s Active Kids Scheme 2017

We are once again involved in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme for 2017, collecting vouchers for sports equipment for use within the school and the playground.

Vouchers will be available from Sainsbury’s stores from 25th January 2017 until 30th June 2017, so be sure to remind your friendly cashier for yours and post them in the voucher box in the school office foyer.

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World Book Day/Myatt Garden PTA Book Swap

Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day and to mark this event we have some exciting plans to focus on performing and writing poetry throughout the school.

In addition, the PTA want everyone to get involved in a fabulous ‘Book Swap’.  We would like everyone to donate 1 or 2 books that are in really good condition so that on the day every child in the school can select a new book to take home and enjoy.  Our last book swap was a huge success and such an easy way to get more children reading books!

Please ask your children to select a book(s) that they think other children will enjoy and bring them in from Monday 20th February. There will be boxes outside each classroom to collect books.

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Take One Picture Exhibition

We are looking forward to sharing all of our amazing work with you at our annual exhibition at the Arthouse on Lewisham Way. Each class will be going during Thursday 23rd February and Friday 24th February, but it will be open to friends and family on :-

Thursday 23rd at 3.30 –  5.30pm                                               Friday 24th at 3.30 –  5.30pm

Saturday 25th at 10 – 4pm

We are also looking for parent volunteers to curate the exhibition during these opening times and really appreciate this support. Please contact the school office to sign up if you can help.


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