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
We are open and have much of the school back in. The children have adapted amazingly well to the new routine and new ways of working in school. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in September!!
Eyam children ride the Tour De France!
Congratulations to all those who took part in this challenge – it has certainly got the community fit and healthy – despite the hot sun and strong wind! About 40 local children have cycled a colossal 3470km in just 10 days which is the same distance as this year’s Tour De France. This is on the back of Grindleford children who ran a total of 1407km, the equivalent distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Together they are raising funds for the pump track in Eyam and Blend, a locally based youth project. If you want to contribute to these good local causes then please do.
**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**
Our annual retreat to the Church Centre in Edale is an important punctuation point in the year – before booster begins and the sats prep heats up its a moment of calm and cool in the wintery woods of Edale.
The children loved being in the quiet of the woods and having time off from school. The team games really help the class to get to know each other better – developing trust and a sense of belonging.
We say a BIG thank you to anyone who cares for us – this includes Granny, Auntie, sisters and Mums – those who look out for us – we want to remember you because you help keep us happy and safe and fed, you wash our clothes and you also sometimes say no. All these things we are grateful for.
We thank you for mothers and carers everywhere,
and for all they do to help us to grow up well.
We thank you that they love us and show us
how to learn to stand on our own two feet.
We pray that mums will feel really special today;
that they will know how much we love them
and how much you love them too.
Most of all, we thank you, God,
that you are our heavenly parent
who loves us and helps us all to grow well
and make the very best of life.
Always a day to remember during the year
Simple is often the favourite – here you can see that a shared story was enjoyed by everyone and made a special moment during the day of book reviews, live online lessons, author interviews and of course story writing.
Its Lent – a period of reflection and thought – which can be quite tricky in today’s world.
All classes are taking this opportunity to make a visit into the school grounds and consider aspects of Spring using a fabulous book called ‘Wild Lent’ which encourages us to look again at the creation beneath our feet ….and share God’s creation with others.
The good thing about the book is it doesn’t matter if its raining – there are activities such as looking at reflections in puddles and looking at the dew on wet grass as well as counting daffodils and looking for buds of new life. It gives the class permission to be still and listen, to stop and think about how we can care for and show gratitude for what we have around us.
Roll up roll up! ‘Rise and Shine it’s 29’! ‘Buckle my show its number 2’!
THANK YOU! To everyone who donated prizes, helped set up, ran refreshments and turned up to play bingo! We
certainly had a full house! The event was very well attended and raised over £550, half of which will go to the PTFA.
A big thanks to our supportive community for continuing help us provide extra curricular events such as visitors, topic resources and this year our planned viking experience day at Tatton Park. It makes SUCH a difference to the children’s learning to have these extra events which always fire their imagination.
Owls reached new heights this week when they took part in a special musical event at Lady Manners Secondary School. Parents felt rightly proud as our children joined children from Youlgrave Primary and the Senior County Wind band on stage. There are places for after the Easter break for players to join the Friday night wind band, do get in touch with Mrs Gilbertson.
A big thanks to Mr Burge for inviting us and teaching us all the music – and for the sneeky peek at LMS too!
Did you know we also have several budding young violinists at Eyam
In case you want to learn another instrument then here we are at the Christmas concert – take your pick of 7 different instrumental lessons here at Eyam school. Children can start from Y2, all lessons involve musicianship, keeping time, a little singing and may be conducting as well as learning to read music of course!
The older pupils took on the other schools in the cluster and when the scores were finally added up …..we had won! All that practise and discipline paid off!
Then as winners were set to challenge other schools from across the north Derbyshire. It’s a daunting experience, a massive Sports Hall at Highfields School in Matlock and it certainly put our children through their paces.
Massive congratulations go to the Athletics team who represented the Hope Cluster – they came an amazing 3rd out of 12 winning schools. We are so proud of their determination and focus on the day at what was a loud and competitive event – Mrs Gaywood also deserves a huge thanks as she has put us on the sporting map again!
It was a super afternoon and we all got to sing ‘Let it go!’ and ‘We are the champions!’
A fantastic effort – well done Team Eyam!
Thank you to the lunch staff for organising our scooter days.
These have been very popular with all ages and yes they were wearing suitable head protection!
Splitting the playground into two worked well and everyone got a chance over the weeks in the early Spring sunshine, it was a great way to keep moving!