#1 of 6 Week Challenge!

Here is week 1 of the 6 Week Challenge. Click on the green button and it will take you to the challenge. We hope you enjoy it. It's another language but not a spoken one! Pop over to Facebook or Twitter and let us know how you got on this week. We love your photos and comments! Have Fun!

The 6 Week Challenge is back!

Don't run out of things to do this summer holiday, The St Giles 6 Week Challenge is back and we will be sending you a weekly activity you'll love whether your 4 or 84. It is a re-run of last year’s challenge with some new ones thrown in that the St Giles Children have asked to be put in. We've chosen 6 of our favourite activities from school that you can enjoy with all the family. From creating your own computer games to being in your own band and getting wild in the great outdoors there is something for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to share with with your friends and family. Send them to our Blog page https://www.stgilesceprimarymatlock.co.uk/blog and then subscribe to it and we’ll automati

Leavers Moving on!

The last day of term arrived and we took all our belongings home and reflected on the last week of the academic year. It has been a busy week but also an unforgettable week. Tiredness has caused tears and tantrums and that’s just the staff. Monday saw the Sports day and the weather was glorious. With both track and field events all the children did their best and we couldn’t ask for more than that. The parents also raced well – even after a false start with the Dads! After school on Monday the Year 6 were treated to a tea party. Mrs Forster and Mrs Rogers hosted it, believing that the Year 6 should have some good old fashioned fun before they start to pack away childish things and move on to

The Final Sprint!

As the end of the school year fast approaches we find St Giles is busier than ever. A lot has been happening and is still to happen so we thought we’d take this opportunity to fill everyone in. On Monday we said a very fond farewell to Michael Fentem. It was a sad day as we had our last ever collective worship with Michael Fentem aka Uncle Michael. Michael has been actively working in churches with children and running children's clubs etc for over 40 years and for the last 20 years he has been visiting the Children of St Giles School. He has been a School visitor for M.A.S.T. (Matlock Area Schools Trust). He has decided it's time to retire and everyone at St Giles hopes his retirement bri

Dance Festival!

This week’s Blog has been guest written by Mrs Angrave. All the infant children went to The Highfields Dance Festival. On Monday morning Classes 1 and 2 travelled to Highfields to take part in their Dance Festival with children from other local schools. Year 9 students from Highfields were running dance workshops for each group. Our first workshop had an African theme. We warmed up by doing a range of different movements led by the Year 9 students and they taught us a new dance. We then listened to the ‘George of the Jungle’ soundtrack and worked in small groups to think of dance movements to represent different animals. We performed our dances to the rest of the group. Following this we had

St Giles wins top platinum award for Derbyshire!

St Giles in Matlock, Derbyshire has been awarded a prestigious platinum award by The Woodland Trust for their involvement in green activities including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and being a woodland ambassador. The Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen over 7,000 schools sign up since it was launched in 2008 offers the opportunity to bring the great outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom. Schools win awards for participating in green activities, both in and out of the classroom. St Giles School has planted new trees in Dukes Quarry, Whatstandwell, visited local woods, created a woodland nature trail and joined in various other

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