Information for Families: 17.9.21

It is really lovely to have you all back in the playground and to be able to have more regular conversations with you all.  Please remember that there is no opportunity to play at the end of the day – we need you to leave the site as soon as you have collected your children. This is just one of a number of measures that we have in place to manage the risk of spreading COVID.

Myatt’s 50th Birthday

We are so excited about our celebrations next week.

  • Every class is tackling our 50 Challenge – hopefully your child will have brought home their sponsorship form. Please support the school by helping your child ask friends and families for their support. The money raised will enable us to buy the whole school a birthday present – brand new top quality books for each classroom;
  • A 1970’s school dinner on Wednesday (more details below);
  • Special activities throughout the week – this will range from finding out about the 70’s, research on Farmer Myatt, exploring strawberries and rhubarbs, 50 maths, time capsules;
  • Birthday party celebrations on Saturday (more details below)

1970’s School Dinner

On Wednesday, Chartwell’s have designed us a special dinner menu. This will be organised in the same way as our Christmas lunch and children will have the choice of:

  • Toad-in-the-hole
  • Cheese and onion quiche
  • Quorn mince and dumplings


  • Cake with hundreds and thousands
  • Jam roly poly and custard

This will be a big celebration and all children can join in. If your child normally has a packed lunch you can book them a school dinner by emailing us at and paying on Parentpay. You MUST let us know by Monday 20th September.  Alternatively, if you’d rather, why not send your child with a 1970s themed packed lunch.

Birthday Celebrations

We are looking forward to getting our funky groove on next Saturday (25th) from 12 – 3pm to celebrate with the whole school community. The whole event is FREE.

You can contribute to the birthday spread – sausage rolls, sandwiches, samosas, individual quiches, cheese and pineapple, sausages on sticks, vegetable sticks, cupcakes, fruit tarts, mini rolls, chocolate crispies and anything else that you like that can be picked up and shared. Please remember to label your food and NO NUTS! Food can be dropped off from 10am on the morning.

What else will there be:

  • Bouncy castle
  • Bubble show
  • Live music and DJ
  • Exhibition of memories and childrens work in the hall
  • Abba sing-a-long
  • T-shirt printing – just bring along a plain t-shirt
  • Photo booth
  • Face-painting

We’d love some help on the day – setting up, helping on activities and clearing up. Many hands make light work!!! If you can help, please look out for an email from your child’s teacher coming later today.

Sad Goodbye to Mo

I’m sad to share that Mo, our wonderful School Business Manager, will be leaving us next Friday. Mo has been our SBM since 2011 and before that worked in the office, volunteered in class and was a parent at Myatt. Many will have experienced her kindness and efficiency – she will be greatly missed by us all. We wish her well as she moves to a special school in Southwark for a new challenge.

We are delighted to be welcoming Eli Tabiri to Myatt Garden as our new SBM. I’m sure you will get to meet him soon.


If you don’t already follow us on Twitter, please do. It’s one way that we can share snapshots of what happens at Myatt Garden on a daily basis. We desperately want to illustrate this better, but to do this we need more families to give us permission to use their child’s image. It’s hard to capture everything we do without including children!!  If you haven’t done this already, please complete an Image Permission form here:  Image Consent Form  and return it to or drop it off at the office.

Board games, puzzles and books. 

If your children have outgrown any of their games and puzzles, but they are still in good condition, we would love to provide them with a new home. These make perfect ‘wet play’ activities. We can reduce waste by recycling games and save the school money.

Thank you to everyone who has sorted through and donated books to school. We’ve been overwhelmed by your generosity, but we can’t take anymore at the moment.



Eltham College have kindly donated 10 keyboards to the school. We do not need them for music teaching, but we felt that there may be some of our pupils that learn the piano and would like a keyboard to practice. They are only 2 years old and are looking for a good home. If you would like one, please email with ‘Keyboard’ as the subject. If we have more than 10 requests, we will pull names out of the hat.


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