Author: Oona Gilbertson

Lovely Leavers


We will miss you all but hope you have enjoyed a fun end of term at Eyam School

Good luck in your journey through secondary school and let us know how you get on.


You make a fabulous group – a positive mindset that has spread across you over time – a fun loving attitude – a tough challenge for Mrs Dawson and LOOK at the results!

All of you passed all of the Sats tests – that’s 100% working a the expected level. A huge congratulations!

YOU are supportive, resilient, friendly, compassionate and honest team players who’ve all taken on responsibilities during the year and grown into confident learners.


Take this with you and you will shine – use these skills and you’ll help other people’s light to shine brighter.

Thank you for leading the school this year and GOOD LUCK





Sizzling Sports


Our School Sports day was a wonderful fun afternoon of friendship and healthy competition mixed with delight at each other’s success. A true reflection of the school – determination and celebration.

The House Captains were awarding certificates for the Sporting values of determination, teamwork, passion, respect, honesty and self belief – these are now household words because they are the sporting values we focus on during all our tournaments through the Sports Partnership and in the Cluster.

We began with individual challenges such as javelin, chest throwing and speed bounce. After a rest and drink it was time for the spring races which are always competitive. The relay is a real favourite and gives the houses a chance to work as a team. We finished with Time ball – a local traditional game for the older pupils.

What was the highpoint of the afternoon? The encouraging atmosphere – everyone was able to take part and some of the older pupils took the hands of and lead the younger ones through the activities. A big thanks to all the families for joining us and making new faces feel welcome too! A special thanks to Mrs Gaywood who runs the event with such enthusiasm and passion for sport.

Buxton Music and Drama Festival – a wonderful experience and lots of medals too!


Of course its the taking part that counts but nothing could disguise the excitement when the choir won their category! Well done to everyone – it was a long evening of listening but the children behaved impeccably and were a real credit to our village. A special thank you to Mr Tinker who has worked so hard with the choir over the year it was such a proud moment!


We also had a range of other performers – our Ukulele duet seen here played in the huge St Johns Church. Pianists also play here on the full sized grand piano – some of the younger players could not even tough the floor!

Solo singers ands the wind players took part in the Methodist Church. The brass trio ‘The Three Trumpeteers’ had a blast and we also had violinist and a cellist playing solos.

The Festival is over 2 weeks and on another day several children took part in the spoken/drama section reciting poems. Everyone remembered how to stand and bow afterwards – its a quite a daunting experience but such a good learning opportunity and great fun to listen to others perform. Well done to the musical team at Eyam! A big thanks to parents for helping with practising and of course to our Peri teachers.

Myths and Tales in Owl Class


The children got to design and make their own mythical creatures that would then come to life in the story – I can’t wait to read them now!

There was high drama in Owls in a retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Fairy tales and castles


Hedgehogs have been particularly busy acting out, retelling and re living famous tales – this is a great way to build their confidence by taking the role of various characters.

They’ve also planned and re written tales – with their own adaptations!

A design and make project that all the class got literally stuck into, was the castle creation.

Amazing Athletics


Our hard work paid off as we tackled the indoor athletics with the Hope Valley Cluster.

We got through to the Finals in Matlock which is a loud and  challenging afternoon of Sport against all the top winners in the North of the County. We were very proud of our team – you can ‘see’ how hard they are working!

Chocolate – our topic to spark an international debate


We’ve been finding out all about the origins of chocolate and who grows it and where. The children enjoyed a special day with  fabulous Chocolatier who brought a video he’d made in Ghana showing a cocoa farm and the journey the pods take before being shipped to the UK. Its Fair trade Fortnight and so the topic links with discussions about ensuring farmers get paid a fair price for their products. The children have also written to local shops asking about Fairtrade chocolate sales and  the availability of Easter treats made with Fairly traded goods.


Of course making the treats to eat was a favourite moment!


Great Gymnastics Girls


 Lots of certificates !

Look at the fabulous team who took part in this cluster event – it was a friendly competition – thank you to staff at HVC for hosting.


Litter, litter here? – what a pile in the playground Eyam!


A big thanks to Miss McGloin who organised a local litter picker to come and talk to the children about how and why we should NOT drop litter at all. The lesson on litter was  all about the importance of a clean and safe play environment. Its a place where animals, plants and insect live and should be safe – we don’t want pets eating wrappers either!


The children were shocked to see just how much rubbish the Owl class had collected from the village playground – why are our locals and visitors making such a mess of this wonderful area? Our Eco motto is ‘At green Eyam we work as a team to share, care, recycle and save!’ If this is true what can we do about the litter?