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Myatt Garden Primary School

Information for Families: 18.3.22

Take One Picture

It was lovely to see so many families visiting our Take One Picture exhibition this week. The work was stunning and once again the children out did themselves, producing a vibrant range of art for you all to enjoy. Whilst we no longer have an art specialist teacher, it is clear Myatt teachers know how to teach art!

A huge thank you to all the staff that worked so hard to inspire the children and to the wonderful staff at the Art house who made it all possible - without them it would not have been possible!

Covid

The covid rate is rising again and is currently 528 in Lewisham. We are also beginning to see numbers rising in school. As people’s behaviours change and less testing is taking place, this is no surprise.  We understand that there is a lot of confusion about the current situation with covid, testing and isolation.

 We continue to follow the government guidance which clearly says that:

  • Anyone displaying any if the 3 main symptoms - a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss of / change in normal sense of taste or smell - will need to do a PCR test. Any child in school with symptoms will be sent home.
  • Anyone testing positive on a lateral flow, will still need to self-isolate. They should wait five days before taking a lateral flow every day and return to school after two consecutive negative tests. They do not need to do a PCR.
  • Anyone with a positive test (PCR or lateral flow) still needs to self-isolate.

We have included the link should you want to read more:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection#symptoms

Informal Performances - message from Rob Bray our music teacher

Attention all pupils who learn the guitar, piano, violin, flute, recorder, clarinet, trumpet or any other instrument they play.

I would like to introduce ‘Lunchtime concerts’ and plan to hold our first one on Monday 28th March at lunchtime in the hall. This will initially be for any of our KS2 children who learn an instrument (except drums, sorry) either in or outside of school to showcase their talent. Whether they have only had a few lessons or are a seasoned pro, I’d love them to come along and show us what they can do.

When you learn an instrument it’s important to have an opportunity to perform and I’m hoping that this casual concert will provide children with a focus for their practice. Please encourage your child to get involved by using the sign-up sheet on the piano in the hall. This is strictly for children (and their school friends) and will last no longer than 20 mins. I am happy to accompany your child, simply ask them to bring along the piano part. 

I hope this will be the beginning of a regular performance slot and I look forward to seeing your talented children there. 

OPAL Visit

We hosted another visit today to show off our OPAL play. They were impressed by the way our children used a wide range of resources, played so respectfully together and initiated such creative play. They commented that “the play was glorious … we’re really impressed!â€Â and “that’s the happiest playground I’ve ever seen.â€Â  Go Myatt Garden!

Songs of Joy, Songs of Love

Our Year 4 and 5 children had such a wonderful experience this week when they visited St Peter’s Church for a free interactive children’s concert of songs from Albion introducing the world of Elizabethan and baroque songs as part of London Borough of Culture 2022. It was a real privilege for our children to experience such quality live music.

I hope the children have been talking about it at home and that it has opened their hearts and minds to the power of live music and what it can do. It was a fascinating insight into historical music and its place in our world today. Thank you to Ruby and Sergio - we loved it!

Let’s hope the sunshine holds for the weekend and we can all enjoy being outdoors!