Autumn 2017

We know how busy our school is and just how daunting it can be at times as a new parent so we’ve really tried this Autumn to make sure you’ve been made welcome as a new family at Eyam School.

We pride ourselves in showing hospitality to our new children and their families and thought about different ways to make sure you feel welcome in school – our webpages show our new faces and  there are plenty of pictures from Hedgehog class for parents to see their children in their learning environment.  We invited all parents to a celebration Worship in the 3rd week of term and later hosted a friendship shared breakfast for all the pupils to encourage some free chat time for everyone – the older children all spread their own butter and jam too!  New reception parents have been invited to track their child’s learning journey using an on line Orbit programme, sharing pictures from home with school staff which relate to the early learning goals.


Hedgehog parents were invited to a phonics and reading session with staff and the children modelled a phonics lesson!

Singing ‘Who put the colours in the rainbow’ at the Harvest Festival Celebration – in our rainbow colours!

The children have already been invited to join in with a PTFA Orienteering event in the village and it’s the AGM in November.  Please do come and find out what the role of the PTFA is all about. See Pam Cocker (Parent in Owls/Squirrels), Jayne Pritslaff (Georgina is in Owls Class)  or Mrs Gilbertson if you can help run a stall at the Christmas Fair in December.  We hope you enjoyed our wonderful Harvest Celebration, it was good to see you there.

During the Autumn term another hospitality event is ‘meet the teacher’ which is on an afternoon in October – please sign up for a time in the office ………… and whilst you have the pen we hope everyone will get stuck into helping in some way at the bonfire event in November – there are various things that you can do so you are still free on the night such as make toffee or soup or help make the MASSIVE RAT. This is an integral part of school life at Eyam so do get involved!  Finally for now, we invite ALL parents to an on-line safety presentation by Phil Booth in November

During Worship the children have considered ways to show gratitude – they’ve been making sure they say ‘thank you’ for school lunch and have written to  members of staff who’ve taken them on sporting fixtures this half term as well as writing Harvest prayers thanking God for our own Harvest in the local area.

Reception children had a visit from one of our newest baby siblings – they are learning how to take care of each other kindly. Each half term parents receive a topic web showing all the things that will be learnt in class over the next 6 weeks. The class web pages show photos and homework as well as weekly spellings. In addition there is a whole school newsletter each fortnight with dates and information as well as requests for help.

Most importantly, we are an open door school – always feel able to come and see us in the office, make an appointment to see Mrs Gilbertson the Head teacher or see your class teacher in the playground. We are all here to make your family relationship a happy one as we know this is the best way for YOUR child to thrive.