Information for Families: 8.10.21

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you have had a good week.

COVID Update

We have had our first case of COVID this week (in Reception). Schools are no longer involved in identifying close contacts – this is now done by ‘Test and Trace’. However, following an outbreak of coughing we are asking all families to be hyper-vigilant. If your child has any of the symptoms listed below:

  • A new continuous cough;
  • A high temperature or fever (37.8⁰C or above);
  • A loss or change in normal sense of taste or smell.

Please keep them at home and do a PCR test. Lateral flow tests should only be used when someone does not have any of the main three symptoms.  A wider set of symptoms include loss of appetite, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, extreme tiredness, headaches, joint pain, muscle ache, runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing.

We know that there are lots of colds out there at the moment, but we need to take all new symptoms seriously. Please inform us if your child has symptoms and/or the results of any tests taken. We really appreciate your continued support as we continue to limit any spread of the virus.

First Myatt Garden Head’s Visit

On Monday, Mrs Hilary Marvel visited our school. Mrs Marvel was appointed as Head Teacher at Myatt Garden in 1971 and opened the school in the summer term for 91 children.  She was keen to tour the school and visit all of the classes to see how the building had changed.  She was fascinated to meet some ex-pupils from the 70’s when she was head, but also to talk to present pupils about what they loved about the school and their learning.

She was impressed with our children’s politeness, attitude to their learning and the standard of work throughout the school.  Another highlight for Mrs Marvel was having the opportunity to look at some old photos and remember good times with the original staff team.

Mrs Marvel was kind enough to be interviewed by four of our Year 6 children which they plan to share with you next week.

Black History Month

October is Black History Month.

Have a look at some of the great activities and challenges that you can get involved in: https://lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/events/black-history-month.  More free activities are also on offer in Greenwich – see details here: BHM Leaflet

Parents’ Evening

We will be holding two evenings of meeting with parents next half term. Please make a note of these dates Tuesday 89h November 4 -6pm and Wednesday 10th November 4 – 8pm. These will be virtual meetings or phone calls.  More information to follow soon.

Millwall 

If anyone in your house is interested in getting involved in football, please see the flyers below – one provides information about half-term football and multi-sports club and the other a range of Saturday football clubs: Millwall Saturday Club and Millwall Football and Multi Sports

Lewisham Zoom Choir

Does your child like to sing, why not encourage your them to join Lewisham’s online choir from the comfort of your own home! 

Lewisham Music’s live and interactive Zoooom Choirs will be led by Vocal Leader, Clare Caddick, on Fridays at 4.30pm with lots of musical fun, activities and singing! The sessions involve fun warm-ups followed by a programme of uplifting songs from around the world. The selected songs will challenge and hopefully inspire family singing at home. Imagine the sound of singing pouring out of all the homes across Lewisham!   It’s free and you can find out more at: https://www.lewishammusic.org/onlinelearninglab/getlearning/learnwithus/zoooom-choirs/

Lewisham Music Centre

Lewisham’s Saturday Music Centre runs during school term time and offers instrumentalists and singers at all levels (beginner to advanced) a wide range of bands, choirs, groups and ensembles covering a variety of genres, as well as music theory classes and individual instrumental tuition.   Whether your child is picking up an instrument for the first time or has been playing for years, the Saturday Music Centre is ideal for children and young people who wish to develop their skills. They will have the opportunity to play or sing with other young people in a supportive environment and work towards performing in local concerts and projects.

More information at https://www.lewishammusic.org/learn-with-us/saturday-music-centre/

Have a good weekend everyone.

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