Scholastic Book Fair
We recently held a Book Fair in the Canopy Room – it was a great chance for students and staff to choose reading books to buy for themselves and also holiday presents for friends and family.
There was a great selection of books containing popular fiction and non-fiction titles.
World Book Day 2020
This is the 23rd year there’s been a World Book Day and on 5th March 2020, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
New Playtime Arrangements – Update
Since the introduction of our new Opal playtime regime, the children have been using their imagination and having so much more fun at playtimes. They have been utilising all the wonderful items that have been kindly donated by the Friends of Myatt Garden and parents.
Opal – New Playtime Arrangements
Playtime makes up 20% of the time that children spend at school, so we want to make sure that children get every opportunity to build their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development…. and to have LOTS of fun while they’re doing it.
Working alongside OPAL, over the next 12 months, children will be offered new challenges and allowed to play with a range of new equipment and resources. As we introduce new play items, we will use play assemblies to talk through the potential risks, as well as develop a set of boundaries agreed with the children so that they know what they can and can’t do with the resources available to them.
This week, we introduced tyres, crates and chair tops. You can see from the photographs how much fun we had.
You may find that your child is a little dirtier when they arrive home, but we promise that the experiences and learning that will have taken place have been worth the mess. Please let them wear clothes and coats to school that they are allowed to get dirty.
Huge thanks to the Friends of Myatt Garden for their fabulous support. You’re helping to make our playtimes amazing!!
With the help of our wonderful volunteer gardeners Mima and Martin, our children all helped plant this glorious meadow at the front of the school. Stop and have a look as you walk by the front of the school on Rokeby Road.
Earlier this year some of our children enjoyed working with our volunteer gardeners Mima and Martin to plant seeds for the garden area at the front of the school.