Children's school life
This section of our website contains useful information linked to opportunities for the children. Here you will find information on our house system, school council and clubs etc.
Our house system is named after birds
Robin house is red
Owl house is blue
Woodpecker is green and
Goldfinch is... gold, of course.
Our school council plays a very active role in the life of Saltford School ensuring that the children’s views are shared and acted upon. Two representatives from each class (Reception to Year Six) are chosen by the children in September. They attend meetings either jointly or as separate Key Stages with Mrs Spincer.
This year's school council.
Our new green team is full of people who are interested in looking after the environment and growing things and who like being outdoors. The green team meets with Mr Jenkins and Mrs Newark once a term and is responsible for making Saltford a GREEN school. Green team is open to all children from year one to year six.
E is for equality. We have established an E-team to ensure that everyone is treated equally and fairly, and no-one is left out or discriminated against.
We have recently introduced a playground buddy scheme aimed at improving playtimes for all pupils and making everyone feel included.
Digital leaders support ICT and computing across the school and in the community.
We created a school blog which is regularly updated with events and things happening around the school. It is a chance to showcase any excellent work and also a place for parents to see photos of the children learning at school.
It would be wonderful if we could get some parents regularly commenting on the blog posts, so our team of digital experts can write back. Please just have a look at it and save the link in your mobile, laptop or computer so you can access it again easily. You could even write a reply with your child. Just remember not to write any children’s surnames in your blog comment. Thank you.
Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. Saltford C of E Primary is the first school in Bath and North East Somerset to receive a silver award as part of the national Modeshift STARS scheme.
We have introduced a number of measures to encourage cycling and walking, including free Active Travel Breakfasts for those who walk, cycle or scoot to school, poster competitions and have created Active Ambassadors to represent pupils and come up with ideas to improve travel to school. Year 5 and 6 pupils have been given bikeability training while new bike racks and scooter pods have also been installed. See further details here.
80 x 18
All our children are given an 80 by 18 passport. This suggests 80 different things to try before they reach the age of 18, encouraging the children to gain a wide variety of experiences over and above their usual work in school.
The passports have been developed in collaboration with other local schools, one for KS1 and one for KS2. The children are encouraged to have a go at as many of the activities in the booklets as they can in their own time and occasionally we provide time for these in school. Throughout the year, the children will be given the opportunity to bring their passports into school to share their experiences and have their pages stamped if they are completed.