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FOMG – Christmas Fair News
The next big event on the Friends of Myatt Garden calendar is our Christmas Fair on Friday 7 December from 3.30 – 5.30pm. We are hoping to hold a cost-free fair where all inputs needed are donated, meaning that all funds raised go towards enriching our children’s learning experience.
There are loads of ways you can get involved, from helping out on the day to donating food, drink, prizes and more. We will need lots of volunteers to man stalls and help set up and clear away, so please sign up on our rota from Mon 3 Dec (the week of the fair) which will be on a big board under the canopy, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org now to let us know your availability.
If you are happy to contribute, donations can be dropped off at the school office from Monday 3 December.
- Bottles or boxes of red wine for the mulled wine stall;
- Chocolate (from 50p up) and drinks (bottles of wine/ beer/fancy soft drinks) for the tombola;
- New or nearly-new presents, such as bubble bath, jewellery, scarves, CDs, DVDs and candles for Secret Santa;
- Money envelopes for the money tree will be sent home with the children. Please fill them as per the instructions and return them to the office;
- Donations for the bric-a-brac stall, including home-made crafts such as bunting, knitted items and pencil cases;
- Cash donations to cover the costs of food and drink stalls can be made at the office or through wonderful.org;
- We welcome prizes suitable for our raffle, such as shopping vouchers, store gifts, entertainment or experience passes.
On the day, we would be grateful for any mince pies, cakes and cookies (home made or shop-brought) that you are able to donate. A small note to show if the item contains any allergens is very helpful e.g. eggs, gluten.
If you are planning to buy a real Christmas tree, then look no further. FOMG is running its very successful scheme again this year, which raises money for the school. Trees must be paid for before they are delivered on either Saturday 1st or 15th December. Prices are the same as two years ago, so pick up a leaflet from the school office or email: email@example.com
FOMG: Christmas Trees
You’ve put the pumpkins away, now it’s time to think about a Christmas tree! If you celebrate Christmas, you can help raise money for the school by ordering your tree from the Friends of Myatt Garden.
High quality, local trees for home delivery or collection from school on Saturday 1st or 15th December.
Look out for order forms coming home with your child soon or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. And please tell your friends and neighbours!
The Big Draw 2018 – POSTPONED
The Big Draw Festival scheduled to take place this week has been postponed. A new date will be confirmed soon.
International Evening will be on Thursday 8th November from 6.30pm. This is a really important night in our school’s social calendar. It is an opportunity to celebrate the fabulous cultural diversity of our school community.
The choir will be singing and this year we will also be entertained with a group of KS2 children doing Bhangra dancing and live South American music.
We look forward to seeing you there at this popular event. We’d love you to bring a dish that is special to your family, for everyone to share – remember to ensure there are no nuts and that ingredients are listed.
The entertainment will start promptly at 6.45pm.
Parents’ Evenings are important dates in our calendar. This will be your first opportunity to find out more about how your child has settled into their new class, the progress they’ve made and their important next steps.
Wednesday 21st November
Thursday 22nd November
Letters to book appointments will go out after half term.
Our Year 5 children have arrived safely at Swanage, settled in and are enjoying all of the activities and having fun.
ParentPay – Our new Online Payment Service
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting payments online for dinner money.
Using a secure website called ParentPay you will be able to pay online using your credit or debit card.
Please see the attached letter for more details: ParentPay Announcement
Letters with login details have already been sent home. If you have not yet signed up or do not have your login details, please contact the school office.
Reading Volunteers Needed
Could you spare a few hours each week?
We have some lovely children who would really benefit from some additional reading time with a supportive and encouraging adult. You don’t need any special training; just a friendly nature and time to listen to children read and chat to them about the book at the beginning or end of the school day.
If you are able to help, please email: email@example.com
We will then arrange for a DBS check and match you up with a class that will look forward to your visit every week.
Ofsted will be visiting our school on Wednesday 26th September. This is a one day inspection and will be led by Jo Brinkley. A letter from Ofsted is available here: Ofsted – Letter to Parents and a Guide for Parents are available here: Ofsted School inspections – a guide for parents
All of the children have had a fantastic week at Swanage and are looking forward to returning home to their families.
Day 2 in Swanage – They’ve been fishing, team building, made catapults, started fires (safely!) and made bread and cooked it on the fires.
Year 6 have started the week with a visit to the beach….
School Open Days for 2019 Reception Children
If your child is starting school in September 2019 and you would like to come and visit Myatt Garden, please book a place on one of our Open Mornings. The dates are:
- Thursday 8th November 2018
- Tuesday 13th November 2018
- Tuesday 20th November 2018
All sessions start at 10am and you can book your place by calling our school office on 0208 691 0611.
Meet the Teacher Afternoon 2018
Come along and join us on Tuesday 4th September at 2pm to meet your child’s new teacher. Find out about what they will be learning, the weekly routine and expectations for the year.
Children start school on Wednesday 5th September.
Parent Survey 2018
We have recently asked the children what they think about Myatt Garden and they told us that 98% think Myatt is a friendly school, 99% think it is fun, 98% enjoy their learning and 99% know they are making good progress.
As we near the end of the term, now it’s your turn. We want to know what you think in order to inform our planning for next year. We are focused on continual improvement and in line with that, we want to know what you value about the school, alongside any suggestions for improvement.
Please follow the link here: Parent Survey 2018 and complete this simple survey – it should take no more than five minutes.
The link will be live until Friday 7th September 2018.
Year 6 Production: Bugsy Malone
We are all getting excited about Year 6’s upcoming production of Bugsy Malone. This year 90 children will be performing over the two nights so we know there will be lots of demand for tickets!
Tickets will go on sale on the bridge outside Year 6 to Year 6 parents only on Monday 9th July. Parents will be able to buy two tickets initially, on Wednesday they will able to buy an additional two tickets.
Any remaining tickets will go on general sale on Thursday.
Tickets will be £4 each this year; this is to cover the costs of the props and costumes, as well as the price of the performance licence
Open Afternoons for Myatt Parents
Open afternoons are important occasions at Myatt Garden and provide families with a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the learning that has been going on in your children’s class.
Please check you have these dates in your diary
Year 1 Wednesday 11th July 2.30pm
Year 2 Friday 6th July 2.45pm
Year 3 Thursday 12th July 2. 30pm
Year 4 Wednesday 11th July 2.30pm
Year 5 Thursday 12th July 2.30pm
Year 6 Bugsy Malone Show
We look forward to seeing you there!
Myatt Garden Mestival – Saturday 30th June
We hope you are able to attend our Summer Festival. For full details on what is available, please see programme here: Myatt Garden Fair Programme
Nursery Spaces Available
We have got off to a flying start at our superb nursery!
We are just about to offer places to start at our wonderful nursery class for children who have their 3rd birthday before September. We have nursery places available for families who are eligible for 30 hours free childcare ( 09.15 – 3.15) and also morning places (09.15 – 12.15) for 15 hours which all families qualify for.
We asked parents why you should apply their replies included:
“We knew that our son was ready for Nursery and he was turning 3 in January but it had to be the right one. Myatt Garden Nursery provides a motivating and caring environment that puts children’s personal development first. To say that my son loves his nursery is an understatement. He is excited each and every day. Their approach to child led learning encourages my son to explore, experiment and challenge himself and he is supported through those all important social skills by a fantastic team of teaching staff.”
“Myatt nursery is truly a unique place. My daughter has been there since she was 3 and initially I was worried that she was too young and that I would miss her- but what an amazing experience it has been. She’s grown and developed so much, she’s made friends independently and learnt how to sort conflict in a peaceful way. The skills she has learnt will prepare her so well for the rest of her life. Kindness and gentle encouragement from the staff has enabled her to have faith in her skills and abilities. It’s a cliché but it’s a jewel in Brockley’s crown.”
If you have a child of relevant age, please complete an application form here: Nursery Application Form and return to: firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the school office and pick up a copy, as soon as possible as spaces are limited.
Visit to Queens Tennis Club
Two children from Myatt Garden were chosen to visit Queens Tennis Club in West Kensington to watch the Fever Tree Championships. This is an annual tournament for male tennis players, held on grass courts. This is one of the most prestigious grass court tournaments, as well as one of the oldest Tennis tournaments in the world.
They were very lucky to watch John Millman and Novak Djokovic. After the match, they were given a behind the scenes tour by David Law, Media Director. The visit was organised by Matthew Ojavewaju, who is a professional camera operator specialising in filming Tennis for Sky Sports. Matthew attended one of our aspirational assemblies and delivered a brilliant presentation to the children about his role.
To watch a short video on their visit, please click here: https://youtu.be/4wufwIx15oI
Mestival – Myatt’s Summer Fair – Saturday 30th June
It’s one week until Mestival – Myatt’s Summer Music Festival and excitement is building.
There are still lots of ways you can help in the lead-up to the festival and on the day but, most importantly, come along and support us because all the money we raise will be used to fund new playground equipment.
The less we need to spend to stage the fair, the more we can put towards the playground, so any help you can give by donating the following, would be hugely appreciated:
Nearly-new books and toys for the Bric-a-brac stall
Pimms and Prosecco for the bar
Cash donations to buy meat for the barbecue
Cakes and biscuits for the cafe
Loan of gazebos and umbrellas to protect us from the sun or rain!
Donations can be dropped off at the school office from Thursday 28 June (cakes on Friday 29th or on the day)
If you would like to help run a stall or get a group of friends together to oversee one on the day, keep an eye out for signup lists in the playground or look on Classlist or email: email@example.com.
Boho Chic or Far Out Fashion
Start thinking about what to wear – there will be prizes for the best-dressed child and adult. Channel your inner flower child by coming to the fair in your best festival gear.
We had a great response to last week’s appeal for performers and have three more parents signed up to sing, in addition to our Myatt musos. If you are keen to perform or if you know someone else who is, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there on Saturday June 30th, 12pm-3pm.
Sports Week 2018
In the week beginning Monday 25th June, we will be staging our annual Sports Week. This will involve all the children participating in a range of PE with various coaches, on different occasions from Monday through to Friday. Please see attached timetable for more information. Sports Week 2018
On Friday 29th June, Sports Day will take place at the playing field at Goldsmiths University
- KS1 morning – leaving school at 09.30am , 10.00am at the field
- KS2 afternoon – leaving school at 1.30pm , 1.45pm at the field
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 25th June.
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 cannot be 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.
As with all school events, parents are able to photograph or film their own child, but please ensure that any photos or filming containing other students are not to be uploaded to the internet or social media. Photos can only be for personal use as some children cannot be photographed for safeguarding reasons
Should you have any further questions about Sports Week or Sports Day please do not hesitate to contact myself or your child’s class teacher.