Happy Christmas at Saltford School
There's lots going on at school in the build-up to Christmas. If you're Christmas shopping online, please remember to use our fundraising links to raise funds for school at no extra cost to you.
Please take a look at the links below for a summary of the information you need to know.
Christmas jumper day Friday 15th December
We will be supporting the Save the Children Christmas jumper day on Friday 15th December this year. Children (and staff) can wear Christmas jumpers with their usual school uniform on the last day of term. Suggested donation £1.
FS/KS1 Nativity, Wednesday 6th December 9.15am and 5pm
KS2 "A Christmas Carol," Wednesday 13th December 9.30am & 6.30pm & Thursday 14th December 6.30pm.
Children in FS/KS1 will have the opportunity to see the dress rehearsal on Tuesday 12th December.
FS/KS1 Nativity and KS2 "A Christmas Carol" photographs
In previous years we have created a photo CD for parents to purchase. This year, we are aiming to make the process quicker and free by trialling online sharing of the photographs. This will be via a time-limited link. Full login information will be emailed to parents.
Reverse Advent calendar
Our reverse advent calendar initiative supports the Keynsham food bank in providing support over Christmas for families in need.
Each year we hold Christmas parties for all year groups.
EYFS/Key Stage 1 Christmas Party – Friday 8th December - The children could come to school in sensible party clothes. After our Christmas Dinner, we had festive fun and games provided by the teachers and TAs.
Key Stage 2 Christmas Party – Friday 8th December - The children could come to school in sensible party clothes. After our Christmas Dinner, we had a carousel of fun Christmas activities provided by the teachers.
As usual, we took a small group of children to the elderly people’s lunch club at Hinton Close, and also to Kingfisher Lodge Barchester Home to sing some traditional carols. This is an annual event that is always very much enjoyed by them and the children.
Once again children in Years 5 & 6 were invited to participate in the ‘Lighting of the Christmas Tree’ concert held at Saltford Hall on December 7th. It gave the children the opportunity to perform Christmas songs, carols and poems that they have learnt at school. The concert also included performances from Saltford Village Choir, and this year the choir and school performed a joint item.
This event is organised by Saltford Community Association and is always very well attended by villagers who do not have children at the school. It is a lovely opportunity for the children to be involved in a community event as part of their final years at Saltford School.
How you can help
- Please, please use our fundraising links when doing your Christmas shopping online. No cost to you, extra funds for the PTA.
- Remember our reverse advent calendar initiative.
Keeping the Christmas feeling
The annual pantomime visit for KS2 will be on Friday 5th January. KS2 children can come to school dressed as a pantomime character.
Photo files of the school play will be made available to parents until Friday 12th January.