Mud, mud, glorious mud!
St Mary's 0 Saltford 4
On Thursday afternoon, the girls' football team travelled to St Mary's Primary School in Weston, Bath for the first round of the BANES knock-out cup.
The girls were really excited to be playing again after their recent success in the annual 7-a-side tournament at Odd Down where they finished as runners up. The mud played a big part in the opening ten minutes, slowing the game down to a crawl, as the girls got bogged down in a kicking contest in the midfield. Suddenly the wingers started to make surging runs through the long grass and wet mud, outflanking the St Mary's midfielders and making threatening crosses to our forward players. Soon the deadlock was broken and the first half finished 2-0 to Saltford. The second half continued with attack after attack down the flanks and more surging runs into the St Mary's goalmouth. St Mary's defended valiantly and were initially successful at stopping the Saltford onslaught. They managed to catch Saltford on the break a number of times but the solid Saltford defence kept its shape and quelled the danger only to release another surging run down the wings. The St Mary's defence were eventually overwhelmed two more times with the last goal being scored in the final minute.
Huge congratulations to the Saltford players who displayed a wonderful team spirit and were humble in victory as both teams shook hands and congratulated each other's efforts with rounds of hip hip hoorays.
Well done girls:Katie G, Tabby H, Sophie S, Rosie W, Polly S, Lilly B, Mindy F and Rula F.
Thank you to all the parents who transported the girls to St Mary's and Mr Justin who cheered the team from the muddy touchline.
On a cold, frosty November morning, Mrs Brook had the absolute pleasure of accompanying nine boys from Years 5/6 to represent the school at the B&NES annual football tournament on November 13th.
The team displayed superb teamwork throughout the competition displaying great determination and fair play. In the first round the team won two games easily but then narrowly lost one game on a penalty which meant they went through to the quarter finals as the group’s runners up. They then played St Stephens who were the most winners of the other group. St Stephens proved to be a very strong team and unfortunately knocked us out of the round. Many congratulations to: Sam, Stanley, Harley, Tom, Dexter, Ed, Henry, Benny, Will. The boys did themselves, their parents and Saltford proud. Many thanks to Mrs Berry, Mrs Lewis and Mrs Hodgson who transported the children, to Dave Burston and Beth Jones for organising the tournament, to Mrs Hodgson and Mr Nelmes for their support and to Ricky for his coaching.
Well played to all the team
On Monday 16th October, 7 year 6 girls played in the BANES league match against St Johns - Midsomer Norton at home.
It was a closely contested game, where all the girls played well. After the 2nd quarter we were in the lead, but unfortunately we lost the game in the 3rd quarter when St Johns played with an amazing shooter which took them to a 4 point lead.
Training is well under way
The Year 5 and 6 boys' football team has started training with South West Soccer on Fridays after school. Both year groups will soon be playing in the BANES schools boys' football knock-out cup competition.
The Y4, 5 and 6 girls have also started training with Mr Boyle and Mrs Brook. The girls' team will also represent Saltford in the BANES girls' football knock-out cup competition coming soon!
Success in qualifying to represent B&NES at the next level
Mrs Brook writes: many congratulations to the Y5s and Y6s who qualified in the recent trials to represent the school in the annual cross country event. This year, the event was held at a larger venue - the Odd Down Sports Ground - to accommodate the 31 Primary Schools that took part.
The children from Saltford were an absolute credit to themselves and their parents in terms of their attitude, behaviour and effort and were a pleasure to have as company.
Well done Y6 boys: Will, Henry, Samuel, Toby and Jonathan
Y6 girls: Katie, Mindy, Rosanna, Phoebe and Florence
Y5 boys: Tom, Ed, Oliver, Charlie and Oliver
Y5 girls: Darcie, Holly, Rula, Sophie and Daisy.
From this squad, 5 children finished in the top 10 of their event to qualify to represent B&NES at the next level which will be held in Bristol in November
The Team Results were as follows: the Year 5 girls finished 2nd, The Year 5 boys finished 5th, The Year 6 girls finished 12th and The Year 6 boys finished 3rd.
See the full event results here.
Thank you to the parents and carers for transporting the children and staying to support them on a blustery, chilly October evening and for their patience in negotiating the exit from the car park!
Thank you also to Dave Burston and Beth Jones for organising such a fabulous event and to Mr Godwin for supporting the team. 04.10.17.
Saltford's tag rugby team comes home victorious
A team of Y5 girls represented the school at The School Games Tag Rugby Festival in Bath in June. The girls played four matches in total and won every game. Mr Lewis said they showed tremendous stamina and strength in the blistering heat. Well done to Rosanna, Katy, Tabby, Mindy, Malana, Sophie, Lily, Polly and Ruby.
Thank you to Mr Lewis from Up and Under Sports who has coached the team leading up to the event and on the day of the festival. Thank you to Mrs Slade, Mrs Faye and Mr Shobbrook for transporting the girls and to Mrs Brook for organising it.
A close finish with one point in it
On Monday 17th June a group of 27 Key Stage 2 children attended the Keynsham and District Swimming Gala. Performance and team spirit from all was outstanding. It was a close finish with only one point in it against St John's Primary School. Saltford School are the winners for 2017. It was a fantastic result and so deserved by all taking part.
A special thank you to Sarah Arnott and Andy Hall-Haines for helping on the day, to Mr Lye to his continued hard work teaching our children and to Mrs Hathaway for organising the team.
Macey H wrote: "the competition was tough but we worked together as a team. I am so proud of everyone who competed. It was my last year and I've got to say the best. Everyone showed great sportsmanship. I'll miss competing in this great advent. Well done everyone. WE WON!"
Year 5 attends Wellsway athletics festival
Year 5 attended the annual athletics festival at Wellsway. They were able to practise a wide variety of athletics skills with the help of the Wellsway Sports Ambassadors. The children had a great time using these skills to take part in events such as sprinting, javelin, long jump, and middle distance running.
There were many local schools in attendance and it was fantastic to see our children interacting so well with children they hadn't met before. Well done to year 5, who represented the school wonderfully. Thank you to Mr Styles for coordinating this activity, all the parents that helped with the walk up to the festival, to Cath Burston for organising such an enjoyable event, and to the Wellsway Sports Ambassadors for supporting our children so well. July 2017.
Silver medal for Saltford's gymnasts
On Wednesday 5th July our Year 3 & Year 4 Gymnastics Team took part in The School Games Competition at Bath University. Up against very good opposition, the team from Saltford took the Silver Medal. This is a fantastic achievement.
Well done to Rosie, Thomas, Ollie, Ava and Chloe. Thank you to Mrs Dixon for taking charge of the team, to Ms Corlett for providing the leotards, to Mrs Hall-Haines, Mrs Watts and Mrs Gregory who transported the children and went along to support the team. Thank you also to Mrs Thomas for coaching the team before school.