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
Our leaving Y6 managed to learn lots of safe cycling skills as the village started to get busy again. After 18 months of quiet it was a challenge to cycle with so much traffic on the lanes. Thanks to Glyn who once again ensured our oldest pupils can cycle with safe and sensible confidence. Just look at the pride in these faces – telling the tale of escape from lockdown.
A BIG thankyou to Mike and Adam who have continued to lead our regular worship during this year’s Covid lockdowns. They have brought their usual warm passion and some great props to the playground as well as a bright moment of peace and togetherness.
Thank you for bringing us your wisdom as we have learnt and reflected on Joy, Wisdom, Peace and Hope.
Finally we were able to go back to church for our Leaver’s Service – singing in church was a real highlight and we look forward to this in the Autumn.
Our together moments have reminded me of how preaching might have been done in the past – outdoors and with a bold voice – I am sure however that bibles on iPADs, laughter and bubbles would not have been used to bring worship to life.
There is so much to cricket …. fitness watching listening aiming striving persevering jumping team work paying attention balance team debate and decisions being ambitious bravery running challenge ……AS WELL AS THROWING AND CATCHING! and all the sporting values as well such as respect honesty self belief and passion …..
A big thanks to Hathersage Cricket team for their visit and also the opportunity to take part in Chance to Shine – the local cricketing skills programme run through Calver Cricket Club. Eyam is loving the opportunity to take part and enjoy learning and playing and having fun together with other local children.
Busy hands in every class have been planting and getting ready for the Summer.
The Japanese Cherry tree flowered and is now in leaf!
Squirrels have been sowing vegetables and digging over the veg beds – weeding out was great fun and spreading fresh muck was very smelly but they enjoyed the group activity outdoors.
Here are their seedlings …..
We’ve welcomed a new family into school and what a great time to start. Every one has had a long time off and been learning remotely from home and so we’ve taken a few weeks to give time to settle back into life at Eyam School. Everyone has been re finding their friends and making new ones. Everyone has been re learning the way school works and remembering how to learn and play within covid regulations. So in class we’ve given time to talking, wellbeing activities, group challenges, games, outdoor time and lots of art projects. The older children noticed straight away that it wasn’t all so focussed on the 3Rs and they commented how great it was to chat and play. Well done staff for making time for this very important aspect of settling back into school.
Our Equality and Fair trade Champions have lead the way to help us think about how fair trade farmers are facing ecological challenges as well as fighting for a fairer price and a voice that is heard. We’ve been watching videos from across the globe to find out how weather patterns have effected crops – we’ve thought about how extra sunshine or rain can change the amount of harvest and so this also effects the income too.
Squirrel class got busy and have written to the local MP Sarah Dines, asking for more Fair trade products to be sold in local shops and supermarkets and for big companies to buy chocolate that has the Fair trade label.
During the planning phase of the Tokyo Games in 2020 we were offered one of 6000 flowering Japanese Cherry trees as part of the blossoming cultural relationship between Japan and the UK. Here are some of the Pupil Leadership team including Bertie our Eco Lead and the House Captains. We used the planting celebration to think about all the good things a tree needs to be healthy and thrive – water, nutrients, sunshine, clean air, time and care/love. Guess what these are also the things that we also need to thrive and grow strong! On this brilliantly sunny day planting the tree was also a celebration of a return to school for everyone. Welcome back to Eyam and let us get on with helping each other to thrive.
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!