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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Rolls Royce Day

Last week as part of the annual Rolls Royce Day, our Year 6 children were joined in school by ten aspiring Rolls Royce apprentices. The children took part in four challenging activities linked to STEM and building on team working values. They had great fun learning about electromagnetism, lift and thrust and air resistance.  

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our Christmas celebrations ended with a big assembly to say ‘goodbye’ to Mrs Wilson who retired on Friday 18th December. The children performed a ‘Gayton’ rendition of her favourite Christmas song, The 12 Days of Christmas, summarising all of her many achievements whilst at the school. Of course, there were plenty of presents: the children put their fingerprints to paper, making a book of
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Gayton TV Studio

The Gayton TV Studio is now in its second year. The aim of the project is to develop children’s ICT, presentation and language skills through the channel of media. As well as performing and writing, the children learn to use the camera, lights, microphone and green screen. By using the green screen, the pupils can set their films wherever they like, allowing their imagination
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Book Week – November 2015

We had a great time during Book Week in November! Year 6 based their activities around The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, while Tuesday by David Wiesner was Year 5’s chosen book. Year 4 had fun taking part in lots of different activities based on the story of The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and Year 3 read George’s Marvellous
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Sponsor David

Our December value of the month is ‘ being charitable’, so this is a good time to remind you all about David. 2 years ago we chose to sponsor David, a boy from a Maasai village in Kenya, through his secondary school education. To do this we must raise £500 every year. I am pleased to share that, through the Christmas card designs and
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