Open Afternoons

Our open afternoons are always an important opportunity for us to share our term’s learning with you.

This term the dates are:

Year 1 – Thursday 14th December @ 2.30pm

Year 3 -Thursday 14th December @ 2.30pm

Year 4 -Tuesday 12th December @ 2.30pm

Year 5 – Friday 15th December @ 2pm

Year 6 -Wednesday 13th December @ 2.30pm

Year 2 will preforming their show ‘Snow White’ on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December @ 2pm.

 

 

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School Council: The Big Red Box Project

This year, our wonderful School Council have decided to focus on bringing some happiness into our local community. The Big Red Box Project is a project that supports families in Lewisham and the South East who are struggling to make ends meet and who will find it hard to enjoy Christmas.

In 2016 the charity received 1760 boxes. We would like to send 17 this year. The Big Red Box Project works with charities and other organisations to help families in need and these include:

  • Elderly people;
  • People with terminal illnesses;
  • Families with young children;
  • Families with housing problems

This year we will be putting red boxes in each class from Nursery to Year 6. We would love each class to work together to fill a box with food.

We are asking you and your children to sign up for 1 or 2 things from the list by writing your name on the list outside each classroom.  Each box needs to contain 20 very specific items e.g. long-life milk, jam, tea bags.  It is important that you don’t send random items or that boxes end up with 3 pots of jam, so please check the list or check with your child before purchasing your item for the box.

Once you have signed up for an item, please send the food into school as soon as possible and put it in your class box. Your child will tick the sheet to show it has been delivered

ALL THE FOOD NEEDS TO BE IN SCHOOL BY FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER, BUT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO TRY AND SEND IT IN AS SOON AS YOU CAN.

More information on the Big Red Box Project can be found here: www.bigredbox.org

 

 

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School Open Days 2018

If your child is starting school in September 2018 and you would like to come and visit Myatt Garden, please book a place on one of our Open Mornings. The dates are:

  • Tuesday 21st November 2017
  • Thursday 30th November 2017
  • Tuesday 9th January 2018

All sessions start at 9.30am and you can book your place by calling our school office on 0208 691 0611. Thank you.

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Myatt PTA: Christmas Fair – Volunteers Needed!

Preparations are already under way for the Christmas Fair on Friday 1 December and with your help, we hope to match the £2,700 we raised last year. The Fair is one of our biggest fundraising events and one of the most popular with the kids but it takes a huge effort to make it happen.

Knowing in advance what ‘parentpower’ we have lined up will help us to organise the Fair more efficiently. So, we are asking parents to sign up to run a stall or help with set up, or clear up, by Friday 17 November, so that we can plan the event based on the resources we have.

To run all the activities we had last year, we need volunteers to fill 42 one-hour time slots. And with a bit of creative time management, perhaps share childcare and volunteering with another parent or volunteer for a child-friendly activity where your child can stay with you – I’m sure we can meet that target.

Most urgently, we need two volunteers to cook two trays of sausages in the school oven and transfer them to a warming plate for serving in hot dog rolls. Could you and a friend do this together?

If you can’t help out on the day, there are lots of other ways to get involved, from making sweets for the Craft Stall, baking or buying cakes and biscuits for the cake stall, returning your money tree envelope, donating chocolate and bottles for the chocolate tombola stall, donating raffle prizes or asking local businesses to do so, or donating money to cover the costs associated with the event.

Any help you can offer is appreciated enormously. Email: friendsofmyatt@gmail.com or contact Sara Baladi via Classlist to offer your help and support.

Thank you.

Myatt Garden PTA

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Bonfire Night Menu

Chartwells are holding a special menu day on Wednesday 8th November 2017. Lunch on this day will have a Bonfire Night theme.

Children can choose from Sausage or Veggie hotdog with onions or Bean Puff Pastry. You can find more details of the menu for the day here:

Chartwells – November Bonfire Night Theme

If your child doesn’t normally have lunch on this day but would like to, please pay £2.10 at the school office.

 

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International Evening

On Thursday 2nd November, from 6.30pm we will be holding our annual International Evening.

International evening is a really important night in our school’s social calendar. It is an opportunity to celebrate the fabulous diversity of our school community.

The choir will be singing, families always generously donate special dishes for us to share and this year, we will be showcasing the wonderful, traditional clothes that our pupils wear as part of their individual cultures.  Please come along and support the ‘Myatt Garden International Fashion Show’ as pupils show off their special  outfits.

 

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Black History Month

Chartwells are holding a special menu day on Wednesday 18th October 2017. Lunch on this day will be in celebration of Black History Month.

Children can choose from Jerk Chicken or Jamaican vegetable pattie. You can find more details of the menu for the day here:

Chartwells – Black History Month Theme

If your child doesn’t normally have lunch on this day but would like to, please pay £2.10 at the school office.

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Help us make the jump, so we can be what we want to be.

We are launching a new aspirations project, to let all of our children know about the huge variety of jobs and hobbies to which they could aspire. We’d love to hear from you, no matter what your role.

Please help us by letting us know:

  • The job you do;
  • What you love about it;
  • The skills you use;
  • Any qualifications you need.

If you have a hobby that gives you pleasure, we’d love to know about that too!

There are lots of ways you could help, from sending us a photo of yourself at work, to coming in and talking to children about your job or hobby.

Our children are amazing and with your help they could be introduced to something they’d never even considered.

Please contact Jude Kerr at:  j.kerr@myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk

Together, we can inspire our children to dream and achieve.

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We need reading volunteers – can you help

When children are learning to read, practice is really important, which is why we ask our children to read at home every day. Some children benefit from some additional reading in school….. and that is where we would love you to help.

We have a number of wonderful children in school who would love to spend 15-20 minutes reading with you every week. You don’t need any special skills, just to be encouraging and to support them to develop their reading skills and their ability to talk about what they have read.  Ideally, you would be able to commit to at least an hour for one  afternoon every week.

If you are unable to help, but know of a lovely granny or granddad who would be able to support us, please ask them and let us know.

If you interested please contact Ms Kerr at:  j.kerr@myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk

 

 

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British Themed Menu

Chartwells are holding a special menu day on Wednesday 27th September. Lunch on this day will have a British theme.

Children can choose from Sausage & Onion Plait or Vegetarian Toad in the Hole. You can find more details of the menu for the day on the attached flyer: Chartwells – Britain Themed Day

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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School Open Days 2018

If your child is starting school in September 2018 and you would like to come and visit Myatt Garden, please book a place on one of our Open Mornings. The dates are:

  • Tuesday 31st October
  • Thursday 9th November
  • Friday 17th November
  • Tuesday 21st November
  • Thursday 30th November

All sessions start at 9.30am and you can book your place by calling our school office on 0208 691 0611. Thank you.

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Swanage 2017

The children have arrived safely in Swanage and are having a fun time.

The sun is shining and they have already been fishing, swimming, team building and shopping.  We will keep you posted on developments – keep checking the website for more pictures and regular updates.

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Meet the Teacher

Come along and join us on Tuesday 5th 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 6th September.

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Year 6 Production – Mama Mia

The year 6 Production of Mama Mia takes place next week and the children are completing final rehearsals.

They have worked extremely hard and we hope that you enjoy the shows that will take place on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July at 7pm.

Please have a look at our Picture Gallery: http://www.myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk/news/picturegallery/  to see how the rehearsals are coming along.

Tickets for the shows are now sold out.

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Open Afternoons

It’s that time of year when the children are preparing their classrooms and organising their learning, ready to share with friends and families at their open afternoons.

A reminder of when your children’s classrooms are open for you to visit:-

Year 1 – Thursday 13th July at 2.45pm

Year 2 – Wednesday 12th July at 2.30pm

Year 3 – Tuesday 11th July at 2.30pm

Year 4 – Wednesday 12th July at 2.30pm

Year 5 -Thursday 13th July at 2.30pm

Year 6 – KS2 shows on 18th and 19th July

 

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Year 6 Production – Tickets on Sale from Monday 10th July

Tickets for the Year 6 production of ‘Mamma Mia’ will be on sale on the bridge outside the Year 6 classroom from 8.45am-9am next week.

Tickets cost £3 each (no charge for children under 2). The performance will take place on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 7.00pm.

Please note the following:-

Monday 10th July – 8.45am Year 6 tickets only (limited to 3 per child in total)

Tuesday 11th July – 8.45 am Year 6 tickets only (limited to 3 per child in total)

Thursday 13th July – 8.45 am Choir tickets (limited to 2 per child in total)

Friday 14th July – 8.45 am General sale (open to anybody)

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American Themed Day

Chartwells are holding a special menu day on Wednesday 12th July. Lunch on this day will have an American theme.

Children can choose from Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Bake/American Style Turkey Burger. You can find more details of the menu for the day on the attached flyer: Chartwells_American_A4_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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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 myattpta@gmail.com 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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