Information for Families: 13. 5. 22
Next week is Walk to School Week
Myatt Garden is taking part in Walk to School Week (16-20 May).
This is a nationwide event organised by walking charity Living Streets and is designed to help pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school. Children could be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day just by walking to and from the school gates! Not only does this set them up for a positive day in the classroom, but it also creates healthy habits for life.
Each pupil will be challenged to travel sustainably (walk, wheel, scoot, cycle or Park and Stride) to school every day for one week as part of this year’s challenge #PowerUp which aims to engage pupils through video game-inspired designs and the use of wallchart and stickers to log their journeys. Each class will work collectively to make as many active journeys to school as possible across the week. Individual activity diaries, daily stickers and end of week pupil rewards will complement this activity, reinforcing the benefits and keeping children engaged.
How can you help?
Wherever possible, we’re asking you to make arrangements, so that your child/children can travel actively to school throughout next week. In return, your child will earn special stickers and a bookmark! Walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling all count! You can join in even if you live far away from school and need to drive or take public transport, try parking the car or hopping off the bus/train ten minutes away and walking the rest of the journey. We can do it Myatt - let’s aim for 100% active journeys next week!!
Year 6 SATs
We are all so proud of our amazing Year 6. After two years of disrupted learning, they have been sitting national reading, grammar, spelling and maths tests this week - six tests in all! They have been thoughtfully and sensitively prepared by the Year 6 team, filling gaps in learning and revising key skills whilst also continuing with a full and creative curriculum. The children have worked extremely hard and applied themselves conscientiously throughout the week. We couldn’t be more proud of them.
At Myatt Garden we are clear that SATs measures a slice of learning and that for all our children they are so much more than their SATs results. They all have many skills, talents and qualities that cannot begin to be measured in any test!
We know life is busy and everyone is juggling many things, but it is really important that all of our children are extending their learning in school by:
- Reading every day;
- Bringing their book bag and journal in once a week on their day;
- Completing their homework and returning it on Tuesdays;
- Regularly using Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Shed to practise their skills
All of these activities help children feel confident with key skills. If you have lost any of your child’s logins, please contact us and we will help you. Equally if your child is reluctant to read or do their homework, please contact the class teacher as we can support you with this.
Don’t forget the FOMG AGM on Monday 23rd May at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
This is an opportunity to meet and talk with the committee members as well as our Head Teacher, Sally Williams and our Deputy Head, Jude Kerr; we’re all really looking forward to seeing you face to face. For those who do not have childcare, we will be providing a space where your children can watch a movie.
Amanda Nelson, our treasurer will be retiring from the committee at the AGM. Amanda stepped up and took on the roll just as the pandemic hit and her commitment and support has been invaluable. We are so grateful for all that Amanda has done for Myatt and for Jo and Anne (ex-parents) for taking on this role.
We are however, in need of a committee secretary; this is an essential role due to our charity status. If you would be interested in this role, which includes proofreading documents, taking meeting notes and keeping a calendar, please get in contact by emailing Noreen at: email@example.com
Summer Festival ‘We All Belong’
I hope you all have Saturday 25th June in your diary. This will be our big summer event that will celebrate the diversity in our school and our borough of culture project. We will be incorporating performances, an exhibition, singing and the celebration of new murals into our FOMG summer event.
So many of you came out and joined us for our 50th anniversary in September, we hope you’ll all be back for this day of family fun in June.
Next week we are being visited by our OPAL advisor to assess our play provision. This has been a long journey thanks to covid, but our play has been transformed. We are really proud of what we now offer and the quality of play in the playground. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we will have good news to share next week!