Events

Classes

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Remote education

Summary of provision for parents

Seesaw & Tapestry

Reception families will continue to use Tapestry.

We are delighted to have introduced the Seesaw home learning platform for Years 1 – 6 which will provide the main structure for Saltford pupils' home learning. Please see the Seesaw introduction here which includes a video for parents from Miss Davis. All parents will also have received login and a user guide

Teachers will provide new daily tasks on Seesaw.

Please support us by using these resources rather than phoning the school for individual information. Please also make sure your family stays safe online by checking the advice on our online safety page here.

Assemblies

We know that lots of children really enjoy listening to stories in assembly, so we are aiming to provide the next best thing by regularly updating our Assemblies page below with videos, stories and other assembly material from Open the Book team.

Curriculum pages

You will find recommended links for particular subjects on the relevant curriculum pages. We are also preparing a virtual curriculum page with a particular emphasis on useful links for lockdown learning.

Daily practice

Where possible, we would advise that your child undertakes daily reading, spelling and maths practice using the websites and apps below or their home learning pack. In addition please record any daily reading in your child's reading record/planner.

DoodleMaths and English Your child’s Doodle Maths login will also work for all the other Doodle sites that we now subscribe to.

Spelling Shed

Phonics Bug (EYFS/ KS1)

TT Rockstars

Topmarks

ICT Games

BBC Bitesize Primary

BBC Teach

Multiplication Check (Year 4)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Numbots, for EYFS into KS1 and beyond. Aimed at securing addition and subtraction recall including number bonds.It reinforces key calculation skills and complements your child's work on DoodleMaths.

Well-being

For links to ideas and activities to help children to stay positive and feel good during their time away from school, please see the Well-being section of our website. Mrs Godwin has updated this with particular emphasis on the well-being of families during the current school closure.

Competitions and special projects

Keep an eye on the Home Learning Corner feature in the school newsletter for a different project each week.

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Assemblies
Assemblies

Easy to follow assemblies for home learning

Lots of children tell us that they enjoy listening to stories in assembly, for example, when the Open the Book team share them on a Monday afternoon.

Throughout this period of home assisted learning, we will be posting videos from Rev'd Daile (and her special helper, Rev'd Charlie), our foundation governor Mrs King and the Open the Book team, who have all kindly made some recordings especially for us. These assemblies are linked to our school values, and come with a link to the relevant values worksheet containing interesting activity ideas and information.

Hezekiah trusts God 27th January

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/LmTra_5MKAA

No-one is perfect 20th January

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/UshfCWbrbBg

An assembly on prayer 12th January

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/Ee5wRJi6L1U

A tale of two houses 12th January

You can view the video in full screen by following this link direct: https://youtu.be/JYZCYpOIBAc

New beginnings 4th January

Here is Mrs King's assembly for the New Year.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/_Ec3qPN7Gxs

Keeping our word

Here's an assembly from 2by2 that talks about the importance of keeping our word, illustrated with the story of Noah's ark.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/mDqtBwY1rRQ

How are you feeling?

Here's an invitation from Lesley and Michelle from 2by2 to think about how you and those around you might be feeling at the moment. It includes a Bible story from The Jesus Storybook Bible.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/Ck5WGUpXkaA

Respect

Our foundation Governor, Mrs King, has made a short video to help us think about respect, for ourselves and for others. You can see the video below and take a look at the values sheet on respect here.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/OuF96KzbViw

Perseverance

Ian Freemantle from the 'Open the Book' Team has recorded an assembly for us in which he shares and thinks about the parable of the Persistent Widow. You can see the video below and think about it with some help from the values sheet on perseverance here.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/yDqO6EXdlms

Compassion

At this time when so many people need help, especially those who are elderly or disabled, it has been wonderful to hear many stories of people offering help in many ways. Sometimes we call people who make a special effort to help others 'Good Samaritans'. Ian Freemantle from the 'Open the Book' Team has recorded an assembly for us in which he shares and thinks about the parable that Jesus told of the Good Samaritan. You can see the video below and think about it using the values sheet on compassion here.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/MxblWatzoAA

Community

In the introductory video, Rev'd Daile explains about 'virtual assemblies' and teaches us some new opening sentences. She also has help from a special friend you will love to meet called Rev'd Charlie! Please see the values sheet on community here.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/YXikUSRS1ws

In the other video, Rev'd Daile introduces the 'Jesus Storybook Bible', which every class has now been given, and she shares a story which links with our current values theme of 'Community'.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/WExyz0I53ss

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Bumble Bee class
Bumble Bee class

Miss Davis, Early Years Foundation stage

Welcome to our class page

Please find below important information regarding the children's time in school.

Here you will find helpful information about your child's class.

Please see our class letter here and our curriculum overview here.

Please see information about Tapestry here.

PE

PE sessions will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please can the children keep their kit in school in a small bag on their pegs. A pattern for this can be found here. We will send them home each term to be washed and returned.

Children will begin swimming in Term 5.

Home learning

Don't forget to show us what you have been up to at home on Tapestry

See here for some fun learning about shape and here for counting and ordering numbers. Now is a great time to watch Numberblocks- Our Favourite!

We would love the children to continue practising their number work. A great way to do this is through board games.

Information about resources to support speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths at home are in our short information videos below and don't forget to keep an eye on your local library's opening times and sign up for a free Oxford Owls account to access lots of free ebooks.

Books for Topics has some really lovely recomended reading lists for EYFS children. Please see here for their list of recommended reads for Reception. How many have you read?!

Please see information regarding:

Doodle Maths

Supporting Reading at home

And spelling information that you will have received at the start of Term 3.

Literacy and number support

See here for the Top 10 Tips to develop your child's speaking and listening skills. 

Please take a look at these resources for supporting your child's development;

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.bookstart.org.uk

www.early-education.org.uk

ww2.oxfordowls.co.uk

Literacy and Maths Information Evenings

Please see the slides from our EYFS Literacy Evening, held on Monday 20th September here and a link to a document on Speaking and Listening tips here. Teach handwriting is a brilliant resource to support your children with their writing development.

Please see the slides from our Maths Evening, held on Tuesday 12th October here.

 

 

 

 

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Butterfly class
Butterfly class

Mrs Morgan, Foundation stage

Welcome to our class page

Please find below important information regarding the children's time in school.

Here you will find helpful information about your child's class.

Please see our class letter here and our curriculum overview here.

Please see information about Tapestry here.

PE

PE sessions will be on a Monday and Tuesday. Please can the children keep their kit in school in a small bag on their pegs. A pattern for this can be found here. We will send them home each term to be washed and returned.

Children will begin swimming in Term 5.

Home learning

Don't forget to show us what you have been up to at home on Tapestry

See here for some fun learning about shape and here for counting and ordering numbers. Now is a great time to watch Numberblocks- Our Favourite!

We would love the children to continue practising their number work. A great way to do this is through board games.

Information about resources to support speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths at home are in our short information videos below and don't forget to keep an eye on your local library's opening times and sign up for a free Oxford Owls account to access lots of free ebooks.

Books for Topics has some really lovely recomended reading lists for EYFS children. Please see here for their list of recommended reads for Reception. How many have you read?!

Please see information regarding:

Doodle Maths

Supporting Reading at home

And spelling information that you will have received at the start of Term 3.

Literacy and number support

See here for the Top 10 Tips to develop your child's speaking and listening skills. 

Please take a look at these resources for supporting your child's development;

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.bookstart.org.uk

www.early-education.org.uk

ww2.oxfordowls.co.uk

Literacy and Maths Information Evenings

Please see the slides from our EYFS Literacy Evening, held on Monday 20th September here and a link to a document on Speaking and Listening tips hereTeach handwriting is a brilliant resource to support your children with their writing development.

Please see the slides from our Maths Evening, held on Tuesday 12th October here.

 

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Apple class

Miss Evans, Year 1

A very warm welcome to Miss Evans' class page.  I hope that you find the information below useful.

Welcome to the Autumn Term!

PE

We are very lucky this term to have Up and Under Sports leading our Outdoor PE sessions on a Tuesday. 

Our Indoor PE day is Friday. 

Children must wear their school uniform everyday and bring in their PE kit on their PE days. This should be a red plain or Saltford t shirt and black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named. Please can they keep their kit in school in a small bag on their pegs. We will send them home each term to be washed and returned.

Swimming

There will be no swimming this term. 

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on MONDAYS. We ask that children practise their spellings at least three times in a week.
  • Reading We would suggest that your child reads for a minimum of five times a week for around ten minutes each session- little and often is usually best! Please comment in, and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you
  • Maths homework - To support your children at home in maths, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting to 100, in steps of two, five and ten, recalling pairs of numbers that add up to 10 and, if appropriate, 20. We also recommend undertaking practical tasks such as board games where the children must count on and back, creating art work using different shapes, weighing ingredients for cooking, paying for items in shops and telling the time. All children have been provided with a Doodle Maths and a Numbots login. Please login at leat 4 times a week but we recommend logging in each day for short bursts. 

Curriculum 

In History we will learning about a Victorian Christmas and in Geography we will be finding out Where our food comes from.

In Science we will be learning about Animals including Humans

Any (named!) resources you could bring in to support this work are always well received.

Further Information

Writing objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Reading objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Maths objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Please see our termly overview and our our KS1 information letter for more information. Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF).

Please see our parent presentation here for supporting your child at home.

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Pear class

Mrs Hayden and Miss Hansford, Year 1

A very warm welcome to Mrs Hayden & Miss Hansford's class page.  We hope that you find the information below useful.

Welcome to the Autumn Term!

PE

We are very lucky this term to have Up and Under Sports leading our Outdoor PE sessions on a Tuesday. 

Our Indoor PE day is Wednesday. 

Children must wear their school uniform everyday and bring in their PE kit on their PE days. This should be a red plain or Saltford t shirt and black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named. Please can they keep their kit in school in a small bag on their pegs. We will send them home each term to be washed and returned.

Swimming

There will be no swimming this term. 

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on FRIDAYS. We ask that children practise their spellings at least three times in a week.
  • Reading We would suggest that your child reads for a minimum of five times a week for around ten minutes each session- little and often is usually best! Please comment in, and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you
  • Maths homework - To support your children at home in maths, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting to 100, in steps of two, five and ten, recalling pairs of numbers that add up to 10 and, if appropriate, 20. We also recommend undertaking practical tasks such as board games where the children must count on and back, creating art work using different shapes, weighing ingredients for cooking, paying for items in shops and telling the time. All children have been provided with a Doodle Maths and a Numbots login. Please login at leat 4 times a week but we recommend logging in each day for short bursts. 

Curriculum 

In History we will learning about a Victorian Christmas and in Geography we will be finding out Where our food comes from.

In Science we will be learning about Animals including Humans

Any (named!) resources you could bring in to support this work are always well received.

Further Information

Writing objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Reading objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Maths objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Please see our termly overview and our our KS1 information letter for more information. Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF).

Please see our parent presentation here for supporting your child at home.

 

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Palm class

Miss Jupp, Year 2

A very warm welcome to Miss Jupp's class page.  I hope that you find the information below useful.

PE

In term 2, our outdoor PE lesson is on a Wednesday and our indoor PE lesson is on a Thursday.

Children must wear their school uniform everyday and bring in their PE kit on their PE days. This should be a red plain or Saltford t shirt and black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named.

Swimming.

There will be no swimming lessons in terms 2,3 and 4. 

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on MONDAYS. The children have between 6 and 10 words to learn and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week, one session focussing on writing these in a sentence.  
  • Reading We would suggest that your child reads daily for around ten minutes each session - little and often is usually best! Please comment in and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework  will be checked on a WEDNESDAY. Please ensure that homework sheets are kept in our child’s reading folders at all times. Also, if you wish to support your children at home in maths, please encourage them to use DoodleMaths and TTRockstars

Curriculum 

In History we will learning about a Victorian Christmas and in Geography we will be finding out Where our food comes from.

In Science we will be learning about Animals including Humans

Further information

Please see our termly overview and our our KS1 information letter for more information. Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF) and our Supporting your child at home and Year 2 assessment powerpoint here. Please see the phonics check information here.

 

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Cherry class

Mrs Newark, Year 2

A very warm welcome to Mrs Newark's class page.  I hope that you find the information below useful.

PE

Our outdoor PE day is on a Monday.

Our indoor PE day is on a Thursday.

Children must wear their school uniform everyday and bring in their PE kit on their PE days. This should be a red plain or Saltford t shirt and black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named.

Swimming.

We do not swim in Terms 2,3 and 4. Swimming will recommence after Easter on a Wednesday morning.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on TUESDAYS. The children have between 5 and 10 words to learn and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week, one session focussing on writing these in a sentence.  
  • Reading We would suggest that your child reads daily for around ten minutes each session - little and often is usually best! Please comment in and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework  will be checked on a FRIDAY. Please ensure that homework sheets are kept in our child’s reading folders at all times. Also, if you wish to support your children at home in maths, please encourage them to use DoodleMaths and TTRockstars

Curriculum 

In History we will learning about Guy Fawkes and A Victorian Christmas and in Geography we will be finding out Where our food comes from.

In Science we will be learning about Animals including Humans

Further information

Please see our termly overview and our our KS1 information letter for more information. Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF) and our Supporting your child at home and Year 2 assessment powerpoint here. Please see the phonics check information here.

 

 

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Sycamore class

Miss Mulready, Year 3

A warm welcome to Sycamore Class page – I hope you find the following information useful

Welcome to Miss Mulready's class, here is all you need to know for the Autumn term!  

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will take place in Term 2 on a Monday afternoon.                                                                                                                                                  In term 1, swimming will replace our indoor PE session.  Indoor kit should be plain red or Saltford t shirts and black shorts.

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Wednesday aftenoons in Term 1 and Thursdays in Term 2.  Outdoor PE Kits should include long warm jogging trousers, a red T-Shirt, trainers, (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their lacesand a fleece type jacket.  Please find a link to purchase our new Saltford School red sports fleeces here.   Please keep these in school all week as sometimes we have to adjust our P.E. slots.   Please ensure your child comes to school with their Saltford School PE kit in a named bag.  Please can you also ensure all items in the bag are named.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Monday afternoon.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their swimming costumes, hat and towel.  In order for swimming to take place, we do need one parent volunteer to acompany the children.  Please look out for the link to the electronic sign up sheet in the school newsletter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Autumn term 2021

Our History this term will be "Ancient Egypt" followed by Geography "Beyond the Magic Kingdom - Florida".

Our Science topics will be Rocks, soils and fossils and Animals (muscle and skeleton).

Any (named!) resources you could bring in to support this work are always well received.

Homework

Reading

We understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. As we get to know your child in the first few weeks we will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustment to reading colours that are required. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. In the meantime, please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly marked with (H). 

All children will need to bring their reading folders every day. Daily reading is expected in some form at home.  It is amazing how reading for just 10-20 minutes a day can make such a difference to your child’s progress. Please see our presentation about how you can support your child’s reading at home here.

Spellings will be given out on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday.  Please support your child with their spellings and sentences.

Maths homework is also given out weekly in both year groups in the form of times tables to learn and an expectation of 30 stars earned on DoodleMaths. The Doodle Maths is an excellent resource provided by the school and when used regularly can have a huge impact on your children’s progress.  Therefore, we are asking that as their maths homework all children log in to Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week in order to earn their 30 stars rather than completing all 30 in one go.  This will provide the optimum conditions for the algorithm to work as it is designed to do. Please can you sign your child’s planner once this is completed.  Staff will monitor this on a Friday morning.

Times tables will be set and tested on Thursday

Any support you could give your child to help them to become fluent in their times tables would be greatly appreciated. There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information

For more information, please see our LKS2 letter for the autumn term  and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the autumn term. Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF).

Please do come and speak to me if you have anything you would like to discuss.

A message from Miss Mulready: "Welcome back Sycamore Class.  I am really looking forward to meeting you all and having lots of fun!"

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Lime class

Mrs Spincer and Mrs Brook, Year 3

A warm welcome to Lime Class page – we hope you find the following information useful

Welcome to Mrs. Spincer and Mrs. Brook's class, here is all you need to know for the autumn term!

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will take place in Term 2 on a Tuesday afternoon.                                                                                                                                                  In term 1, swimming will replace our indoor PE session.  Indoor kit should be plain red or  Saltford t shirts and black shorts.

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Friday aftenoons for Term 1 only (then Thursday afternoons in Term 2). Outdoor PE Kits should include long warm jogging trousers, a red T-Shirt, trainers, (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their lacesand a fleece type jacket.  Please find a link to purchase our new Saltford School red sports fleeces here.   Please keep these in school all week as sometimes we have to adjust our P.E. slots.   Please ensure your child comes to school with their Saltford School PE kit in a named bag.  Please can you also ensure all items in the bag are named.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday afternoon.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their swimming costumes, hat and towel.  In order for swimming to take place, we do need one parent volunteer to acompany the children.  Please look out for the link to the electronic sign up sheet in the school newsletter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Autumn term 2021

Our History this term will be "Ancient Egypt" followed by Geography "Beyond the Magic Kingdom - Florida".

Our Science topics will be Rocks, soils and fossils and Animals (muscle and skeleton)

Any (named!) resources you could bring in to support this work are always well received.

Homework

Reading

We understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. As we get to know your child in the first few weeks we will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustment to reading colours that are required. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. In the meantime, please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly marked with (H). 

All children will need to bring their reading folders every day. Daily reading is expected in some form at home.  It is amazing how reading for just 10-20 minutes a day can make such a difference to your child’s progress. Please see our presentation about how you can support your child’s reading at home here.

Spellings will be given out on a Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday.  Please support your child with their spellings and sentences.

Maths homework is also given out weekly in both year groups in the form of times tables to learn and an expectation of 30 stars earned on DoodleMaths. The Doodle Maths is an excellent resource provided by the school and when used regularly can have a huge impact on your children’s progress.  Therefore, we are asking that as their maths homework all children log in to Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week in order to earn their 30 stars rather than completing all 30 in one go.  This will provide the optimum conditions for the algorithm to work as it is designed to do. Please can you sign your child’s planner once this is completed.  Staff will monitor this on a Friday morning.

Times tables will be set and tested on Tuesday

Any support you could give your child to help them to become fluent in their times tables would be greatly appreciated. There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information

For more information, please see our LKS2 letter for the autumn term  and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the autumn term. Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF).

Please do come and speak to us if you have anything you would like to discuss.

A message from Mrs Spincer and Mrs Brook: We're really looking forward to meeting you all and having lots of fun with our learning!

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Maple class

Mr Jenkins, Year 4

A warm welcome to Maple Class page – I hope you find the following information useful

Welcome to Mr Jenkins' class, here is all you need to know for the Autumn term! 

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will take place in Term 2 on a Monday afternoon.                                                                                                                                                                         In term 1, swimming will replace our indoor PE session. Indoor kit should be red plain or Saltford t shirts and black shorts.

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Friday aftenoons Outdoor PE Kits should include long warm jogging trousers, a red T-Shirt, trainers, (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their lacesand a fleece type jacket.  Please find a link to purchase our new Saltford School red sports fleeces here.   Please keep these in school all week as sometimes we have to adjust our P.E. slots.   Please ensure your child comes to school with their Saltford School PE kit in a named bag.  Please can you also ensure all items in the bag are named.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday morning.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their swimming costumes, hat and towel.  In order for swimming to take place, we do need one parent volunteer to acompany the children.  Please look out for the link to the electronic sign up sheet in the school newsletter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Autumn term 2021

 Our History this term will be "Ancient Egypt" followed by Geography "Megacities".

Our Science topics will be States of matter and Electricity.

Any (named!) resources you could bring in to support this work are always well received.

Homework

Reading:.

We understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. As we get to know your child in the first few weeks we will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustment to reading colours that are required. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. In the meantime, please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly marked with (H). 

All children will need to bring their reading folders every day. Daily reading is expected in some form at home.  It is amazing how reading for just 10-20 minutes a day can make such a difference to your child’s progress. Please see our presentation about how you can support your child’s reading at home here.

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.  Please support your child with their spellings and sentences.

Maths homework is also given out weekly in the form of times tables to learn and an expectation of 30 stars earned on DoodleMaths. The Doodle Maths is an excellent resource provided by the school and when used regularly can have a huge impact on your children’s progress.  Therefore, we are asking that as their maths homework all children log in to Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week in order to earn their 30 stars rather than completing all 30 in one go.  This will provide the optimum conditions for the algorithm to work as it is designed to do. Please can you sign your child’s planner once this is completed.  Staff will monitor this on a Friday morning.

Times tables will be set and tested on Fridays.  In the summer term your child will take part in the statutory Multiplication Times Tables Check (MTC) so any support you could give your child to help them to become fluent in their times tables would be greatly appreciated.  A letter with more details on this will follow in due course. 

In the meantime there are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information.

For more information, please see our LKS2 letter for the autumn term and our Year 4 curriculum overview for the autumn term.

Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF).

Please do come and speak to me if you have anything you would like to discuss.

A message from Mr Jenkins: "Welcome back, I am really looking forward to getting to know you, teaching you and having fun!"

 

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Willow class

Mrs Nethercott, Year 4

A very warm welcome to Willow Class web page - I hope you find the information below useful!

Welcome to Mrs Nethercott's class -  Here is all you need to know for the Autumn term.

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will take place in Term 2 on a Friday afternoon.                                                                                                                                                                               In term 1, swimming will replace our indoor PE session. Indoor kit should be red plain or Saltford t shirts and black shorts.

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Tuesday aftenoons Outdoor PE Kits should include long warm jogging trousers, a red T-Shirt, trainers, (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please find a link to purchase our new Saltford School red sports fleeces here.   Please keep these in school all week as sometimes we have to adjust our P.E. slots.   Please ensure your child comes to school with their Saltford School PE kit in a named bag.  Please can you also ensure all items in the bag are named.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday morning.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their swimming costumes, hat and towel.  In order for swimming to take place, we do need one parent volunteer to acompany the children.  Please look out for the link to the electronic sign up sheet in the school newsletter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Autumn term 2021:

 Our History this term will be "Ancient Egypt" followed by Geography "Megacities".

Our Science topics will be States of matter and Electricity.

Any (named!) resources you could bring in to support this work are always well received.

Homework

Reading:.

We understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. As we get to know your child in the first few weeks we will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustment to reading colours that are required. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. In the meantime, please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly marked with (H). 

All children will need to bring their reading folders every day. Daily reading is expected in some form at home.  It is amazing how reading for just 10-20 minutes a day can make such a difference to your child’s progress. Please see our presentation about how you can support your child’s reading at home here.

Spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.  Please support your child with their spellings and sentences.

Maths homework is also given out weekly in both year groups in the form of times tables to learn and an expectation of 30 stars earned on DoodleMaths. The Doodle Maths is an excellent resource provided by the school and when used regularly can have a huge impact on your children’s progress.  Therefore, we are asking that as their maths homework all children log in to Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week in order to earn their 30 stars rather than completing all 30 in one go.  This will provide the optimum conditions for the algorithm to work as it is designed to do. Please can you sign your child’s planner once this is completed.  Staff will monitor this on a Friday morning.

Times tables will be set and tested on Tuesdays.  In the summer term your child will take part in the statutory Multiplication Times Tables Check (MTC) so any support you could give your child to help them to become fluent in their times tables would be greatly appreciated.  A letter with more details on this will follow in due course. 

In the meantime there are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information.

For more information, please see our LKS2 letter for the autumn term  and our Year 4 curriculum overview for the autumn term.

Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF).

Please do come and speak to me if you have anything you would like to discuss.

A message from Mrs Nethercott: "Welcome to Willow Class!  I am very excited to have you in my class and am really looking forward to getting to know you all and sharing some fun learning adventures over the year!"

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Horse chestnut class

Mr Boyle, Year 5

Welcome to Horse Chestnut Class

We hope you have had a super Summer break. Here is the information for terms 1 and 2.

This term we will be learning about:

History: Local History - Slave Trade

Geography: Climate Change

Science: Forces and complex properties of materials.

PE

Please make sure that children come to school in their uniform everyday and bring their PE kit with them on the first day of term to leave in school.  This is: a plain red or Saltford T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms, trainers and a plain hooded top. Please ensure all items are named.
Our PE days are as follows:

Term 2:

Indoor PE - Wednesday

Outdoor PE - Monday

Homework

The children have several homework activities given over the course of the week.

Reading: we encourage the children to read their book at home for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. Even though the children are older and may need less support with actually reading the words, they still need to discuss their reading with an adult, talking about characters, plot and any tricky vocabulary. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings are given each Monday for a test on the following Monday, accompanied by a short activity based on a spelling pattern or rule studied in class. Children should use the different approaches taught in class to practise their words each week.

Maths homework iis checked on a Tuesday, there will be an expectation of completing DoodleMaths weekly earning a minimum of 30 stars. We also encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their multiplication tables.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Thursday. 

Further information

For more information, please click on the link for a copy of our welcome letter and our termly overview of Terms 1 and 2.

Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF).

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Elm class

Mr Bowkett, Year 5

Welcome to Elm Class

We hope you have had a super Summer break. Here is the information for terms 1 and 2.

This term we will be learning about:

History: Local History - Slave Trade

Geography: Climate Change

Science: Forces and complex properties of materials.

PE

Please make sure that children come to school in their uniform everyday and bring their PE kit with them on the first day of term to leave in school.  This is: a plain red or Saltford T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms, trainers and a plain hooded top. Please ensure all items are named.
Our PE days for term 2 are as follows:

For term 2:

Indoor PE - Wednesday

Outdoor PE - Friday

Homework

The children have several homework activities given over the course of the week.

Reading: we encourage the children to read their book at home for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. Even though the children are older and may need less support with actually reading the words, they still need to discuss their reading with an adult, talking about characters, plot and any tricky vocabulary. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings are given each Monday for a test on the following Monday, accompanied by a short activity based on a spelling pattern or rule studied in class. Children should use the different approaches taught in class to practise their words each week.

Maths homework iis checked on a Tuesday, there will be an expectation of completing DoodleMaths weekly earning a minimum of 30 stars. We also encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their multiplication tables.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Thursday. 

Further information

For more information, please click on the link for a copy of our welcome letter and our termly overview of Terms 1 and 2.

Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF)

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Ash class

Mr Styles, Year 6

Welcome to Ash Class

We hope you have had a super Summer break. Here is the information for terms 1 and 2.

This term we will be learning about:

History: The Tudors and Stuarts

Geography: National Parks

Science: Electricity and Classification. 

PE

Please make sure that children come to school in their uniform everyday and bring their PE kit with them on the first day of term to leave in school.  This is: a plain red or Saltford T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms, trainers and a plain hooded top. Please ensure all items are named.
Our PE days for term 1 are as follows:

Swimming - Monday 10.30am to 12.00pm

Outdoor PE  - Wednesday


For term 2:

Indoor PE - Wednesday

Outdoor PE - Monday

Homework

The children have several homework activities given over the course of the week.

Reading: we encourage the children to read their book at home for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. Even though the children are older and may need less support with actually reading the words, they still need to discuss their reading with an adult, talking about characters, plot and any tricky vocabulary. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings are given each Monday for a test on the following Monday, accompanied by a short activity based on a spelling pattern or rule studied in class. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class to practise their words each week.

Maths homework is given once a week on Tuesday to be handed in on the following Tuesday. A homework sheet will be available on Seesaw for the reinforcement of skills taught at school and there will be an expectation of completing DoodleMaths 3 times a week, earning a minimum of 30 stars. We also encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their multiplication tables.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Thursday. 

Further information

For more information, please click on the link for a copy of our welcome letter and our termly overview of Terms 1 and 2.

Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF)

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Oak class

Mr Godwin, Year 6

Welcome to Oak Class

We hope you have had a super Summer break. Here is the information for terms 1 and 2.

This term we will be learning about:

History: The Tudors and Stuarts

Geography: National Parks

Science: Electricity and Classification. 

PE

Please make sure that children come to school in their uniform everyday and bring their PE kit with them on the first day of term to leave in school.  This is: a plain red or Saltford T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms, trainers and a plain hooded top. Please ensure all items are named.
Our PE days for term 1 are as follows:

Swimming - Monday 9.00am to 10.30pm

Outdoor PE  - Wednesday


For term 2:

Indoor PE - Wednesday

Outdoor PE - Monday

Homework

The children have several homework activities given over the course of the week.

Reading: we encourage the children to read their book at home for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. Even though the children are older and may need less support with actually reading the words, they still need to discuss their reading with an adult, talking about characters, plot and any tricky vocabulary. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings are given each Monday for a test on the following Monday, accompanied by a short activity based on a spelling pattern or rule studied in class. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class to practise their words each week.

Maths homework is given once a week on Tuesday to be handed in on the following Tuesday. A homework sheet will be available on Seesaw for the reinforcement of skills taught at school and there will be an expectation of completing DoodleMaths 3 times a week, earning a minimum of 30 stars. We also encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their multiplication tables.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Thursday. 

Further information

For more information, please click on the link for a copy of our welcome letter and our termly overview of Terms 1 and 2.

Please see also the presentation from our welcome meeting of September 2021 (PDF)

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