New School Dinner Menus

Please look out for your copy of the new school dinner menus which will be sent home this week. The new menus will begin with Week 1 on Tuesday 31st October (as Monday 30th October is an INSET Day).Click here to view the new menus. School meals cost £2.10 per day: please pay for meals in advance or on the day. Any credit balances
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Derbyshire County Council Consultation

As you may be aware, there is a proposal for a large housing development at Highfields  Farm, Bakeacre Lane, Findern.    Derbyshire County Council is carrying out a consultation on the proposal for the establishment of a new primary school at the above site.   As we would welcome responses in relation to this, we would be grateful if you could make parents of
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Safeguarding Update

The Online Privacy Guide: How to Stay Safe on the Web provides parents with lots of general advice and specific tips about different sites. Online Privacy Guide: How To Stay Safe On The Web   The information below was shared with parents and carers in our February 2017 Newsletter. Leaving Children at Home Alone The NSPCC has created a tool to help parents decide
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Paying for School Meals and Trips Online

We are now able to offer parents the opportunity to pay for school meals and trips online. Please click here to go to the Tucasi login page. You will need your login details which have been sent home with your child. Please contact the school office if you require a duplicate. Click here to access our Online Payments page to access the Quick Reference
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Pupil Premium Pupil Pack

This week we launched the start of our Pupil Premium Packs. Each year, schools receive an amount of money for each child that is on (or has ever been on) the Free School Meals register. Historically, this has been spent on funding booster groups, teachers and resources. At Gayton, this year we are able to spend some of the money more directly on the
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Wig Wednesday 2016

The School Council asked if Gayton could take part in Wig Wednesday this year – and we are! On 25 May thousands of Hair-os across the UK will be wearing a wig for the day to support children and young people with cancer.  CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for children and young people with cancer: the money raised from Wig Wednesday 2016
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Arts Week 23rd – 26th May 2016

We’re having lots of fun this week working in mixed groups and moving round the school. This gives the children the chance to work with all of our teachers and experience some new things from all aspects of the arts, including art activities based on artists such as Mondrean and Kandinsky; drama; technology based creative projects, including Stop Motion Photography; artistic gymnastics; dance; poetry
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League Champions!

Congratulations to our school football team, who were confirmed as winners of the Derby 7-a-side League last weekend – before the season had even finished! The boys will be attending an awards ceremony with their parents (who have supported them from the touchlines all season) at the iPro Stadium after an all expenses paid trip to Pizza Hut with Team Managers Mr O’Donnell and
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Fund Raising

Parents will soon receive a letter about “Teddy Aid” which is a charity which collects unwanted toys and sends them to children of migrant families in Kos, Hungary and Croatia. This is a great way for children to help other children so please support it if you can. The children will soon be involved in an assembly to explain what to do and you
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Big Quiz

Recently we hosted a heat of “The Big Quiz” Ten teams from about 5 other schools attended and Gayton entered two teams. It was organised by Mr O’Donnell and the children had to answer a range of general knowledge questions. At one point the two Gayton teams were in the lead! In the end we achieved joint 4th and 6th and we were very
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