Early Years and Screens Session

I’m sure you are aware of increasing coverage in the press about young children’s use of screens. We have arranged an information session for parents to help you sort the facts from the scare stories.  What is clear is that there are downsides, but what is also clear is that they are not universal downsides for all children. While 1 hours use of a games console might be okay for one child, it might be far too much for another.

This session will:

  • Look at the risks, particularly for under 5’s;
  • Identify things to be looking out for in your child, and
  • Aim to give you the benefits, alongside the downsides.

There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

Trefor Lloyd works in schools, mainly with 3-5 year-olds and their families, and has looked at the research, especially for 0-5’s. He won’t be making anyone feel guilty, simply highlighting information that might be important for you to know.

To book a place please email admin@myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk with your name and “Early Years and Screens” as the subject or speak to a member of staff in the school office.

We really hope you can make it!

 

 

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Christmas Fair – Update

We hope that you and your families enjoyed yourselves at our Christmas Fair.

It was lovely to see so many people there, supporting the school and having fun. Whilst it was busy, there was a lovely atmosphere and plenty of games, crafts and tasty food to eat!

The School and Governors would like to thank Frances Currie and Rabiya McKeverne, the Christmas Fair Coordinators, as well as everyone on the FOMG Committee, for organising another amazing Christmas Fair. Thanks also to all the parents /carers who volunteered on the day, as well as in the weeks and months before to make the fair happen; to all those parents who came along and made the effort worthwhile and to the local businesses who supported us.

Everyone had a fun afternoon and together we raised approximately £3,500 for the school. THANK YOU everyone!

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Donations needed for Christmas Fair

There is just over a week to go until the Myatt Garden Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December from 3.30 – 5.30pm.

We are aiming to host a zero cost event and to do this we need your help with donations of:

  • red wine for the Mulled Wine Stall;
  • wine, soft drinks and chocolate/sweets for the Tombola;
  • beauty products, toys and small stocking fillers for our Secret Santa room and Bric-a-brac;
  • cakes and mince pies for the cake stall;
  • cash donations to cover costs of hot food can be taken to the office or made at: https://wonderful.org/charity/friendsofmyattgarden

All donations can be left in the office opposite Ms Williams’ office from Monday 3rd December and fresh baked goods can be brought in on the morning of the fair.

 

Myatt Garden Christmas Trees

If you haven’t ordered your Myatt Garden Christmas Tree, there is still time! Order forms are available at the office or email: myattgardenchristmastrees@gmail.com.    Delivery dates are 1st and 15th December.

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School Open Day for 2019 Reception Children

If your child is starting school in September 2019 and you would like to come and visit Myatt Garden,  we will be holding our final open morning on:

  • Tuesday 8th January 2019 

The session will start promptly at 10am .   You can book your place by calling our school office on 0208 691 0611.

Thank you.

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Xmas Lunch Menu 2018

Our Xmas lunch will be held on Wednesday 12th December.  If you pay for meals, the cost is £2.20 and payment can be made via ParentPay.

Details on our festive menu can be found here: Xmas Dinner Menu – 2018

 

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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: francesdangerrussell@yahoo.co.uk 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.

We need:

  • 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.

Christmas Trees
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: myattgardenchristmastrees@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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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: myattgardenchristmastrees@gmail.com for more information. And please tell your friends and neighbours!

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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.

 

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International Evening

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.

 

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Parents’ Evenings

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.

 

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Swanage 2018

Our Year 5 children have arrived safely at Swanage, settled in and are enjoying all of the activities and having fun.

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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.

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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: admin@myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk

We will then arrange for a DBS check and match you up with a class that will look forward to your visit every week.

 

 

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Ofsted 2018

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

We are very proud of our school and all the fabulous learning that we do. I know that you too are proud of our school, so I hope you will take the time to share your love of Myatt Garden with Ofsted. Please support us by ensuring that you get your well-rested children in school in good time on Wednesday morning.

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Swanage 2018

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….

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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

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