Welcome to our school!
Eyam School is a friendly village school in which the dedication and care of all the staff ensures a happy atmosphere where children can achieve high standards and experience success. We consider the education of your child is a partnership and recognise the great trust you place in us by choosing our school. Take a look at the site, we hope you will be encouraged to come and see the school for yourself as we are always happy to arrange visits. Oona Gilbertson – Headteacher
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Here is a video showing you what school is like – most pictures are taken from this term in Hedgehog Class with some snippets from the other classes and wider facilities. Enjoy watching!
**We are now offering a wrap around before and after school club from 7.45am – 6pm Monday-Friday. See our page under Parents for more info**
Christmas Festival – enjoy our wonderful musical celebration of Christmas 2020
Well done to the children who made such considered contributions to our school’s part in this clip about life in the village during the pandemic. We were filmed for a whole lesson which was taught on line as well as the children’s interview and a further discussion with Mrs Gilbertson………. quite an epic day!
Whoever it was that nominated the staff to win this months Critical Workers gift then we were most grateful!
But oh what a treat it was – all the staff received such a generous afternoon tea from the Cool Stone in Eyam.
George was so kind to present each treat in a separate box to help us with remaining Covid secure. The scones were wonderful and there was much cooing over the healthy and tasty sandwiches. Massive thanks!
If you are interested in a takeaway then have a look at https://www.thecoolstone.co.uk/bocconcini-street-food-kitchen
Our topic of ‘Terrific Tales’ was chosen partly because of the array of DT and STEM activities – her are just a few pictures of the fabulous ideas to rescue trapped princesses, improve house strength and test materials for their strength. AS we ll as designing the children learnt how to use tabs, brackets and different joining components as well as discovering how to make a winch.
Our finished display!
The School celebrated diversity this half term through a day of difference.
Children wore odd socks to remind us that everyone is different and that being our unique selves is cool! It would be SO boring if we all looked and thought the same.
We help others to feel included – we celebrate each other as everyone is different.
We talked about what bullying is – what it looks like and how it feels to different people.
Each class considered how we should be united – come together with one voice – against any form of bullying and what we should do if we think someone else might need help. We know we should act – tell someone and not let anyone feel unhappy. We talked about feelings and that some people find it hard to label how they feel.
The children agreed that bullying is mean, it hurts, its not fair, it makes people feel bad. Being united again this will make everyone stronger and help them to work as a team for a goal of happiness. How will you choose to behave towards others?
Children recognised that bullying can take different forms – the School Council then set about updating their Antibullying Policies ready to share with the rest of school soon.
Here are the final Policies
What is after this?: a Friendship Questionnaire to find out how school is doing – even during the pandemic we have to stop and think about all the things that make us happy and to reflect on what we can do to improve how others might be feeling.
The ‘Frozen’ song still comes to mind as we watch the magical flakes fall and the excitement grows as the village looks set to be covered in a silent blanket ……. later broken by squeals of delight as everyone finds their snow kit and bursts into the cold, crisp air for some winter fun!
We’ve really enjoyed the tasks and activities set by Mrs Gaywood. These have included a weekly set of fitness challenges – aerobic fitness, strength, agility, co-ordination and flexibility!
game designing jump ball Directional jumping agility challenge from Mr Gaywood
Favourites have been the dance routine showing co-ordination skills with ‘Sid the Sloth’.
Chance to shine cricket was super – we loved doing the bowling in the snow!
In addition we joined Niall from HVC who ran some great fitness sessions via Zoom – the children enjoyed his grown up stretches after they and warmed up.
Our Whole school topic in the late Autumn 2020
water colours in the style of ancient Chinese art Shang Dynasty inventions such as chariots and chop sticks! Chinese fables with a moral. Character descriptions Religious beliefs and practices such as the afterlife and their worship of gods. Comprehension activities using all sorts of Chinese facts. Writing recounts about the Shang Dynasty. Eating using chop sticks and trying out noodles!
Chinese Willow pattern
Acting out scenes from our class book, The Great race, which was all about the animals of the zodiac. ‘Talk listen and ask’ all about my panda!
Owls class were busy at the end of term writing poems about their Covid year……
Well done to our creative lower juniors.
The pictures tell their own story – we enjoyed being in church for this special occasion and hope you’ve been able to watch the nativity film we made using the links we sent home on seesaw.
Mary and Joseph are told they need to set off to Bethlehem – it took several days.
No room here but you can stay in the stable!
Angels tell the shepherds good news – a special baby has been born and they should visit him.
A bright star appears in the sky and wise men follow it to Bethlehem.
We can all celebrate the birth of Christ and his message of peace and good will.
Amongst the tinsel are some talented children who continue to have lessons online and in school depending on the teacher and the covid climate ……. they deserve a special well done for their determined spirit and a thank you to the music staff. One thing is for certain – they ALL do like the new room so a big thank you to all of you for helping to fundraise over the years, its made a special addition to our facilities here. 🙂
All super stars!