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Sports Day 2024

Wednesday 22nd May

We are holding sports day on a single day again this year, on Wednesday 22nd May. We hope you can come along and support the children.

EYFS/KS1 begins at approximately 10am and Key Stage 2 begins at 1.30pm. It takes place on the side field adjacent to the public play area.

We expect each event to last up to 2 hours. In all other respects, the school timetable remains the same for before and after school clubs and for usual lunch arrangements.

Children: children should come to school at the usual time in their red Saltford PE kit. Please make sure they have their water bottle, and well-fitting trainers! Children should also bring sunhats and we encourage you to apply sunscreen before school in line with our usual policy. The children can look forward to their usual lolly treat on the day.

Parents: please arrive from the Manor Road entrance or via the pedestrian paths rather than through the Claverton Road entrance and through the school grounds.

This is a seated event. Seating will be arranged as appropriate for each key stage. We politely request, in the interests of safeguarding, that all visitors STAY SEATED in the Parents Zone and do not enter the areas where the children are competing.

Do bring some change as the PTA will be offering reasonably-priced refreshments throughout the day.

KS2 sports day field plan

Field plan for KS2 sports day

You can download a PDF copy of this plan here.

Swimming in term six 2024
Swimming in term six 2024

Swimming begins Monday 3rd June

Swimming for term 6 will start week commencing 3rd June. The current timetable is here.

Helpers needed for this activity

Volunteers are essential to support this activity and we would be very grateful if you could consider if you are able to help.  All volunteers must hold a DBS certificate with this school. For your DBS still to be valid, you must have helped in school in any capacity within the last 3 months. If this is not the case and there has been a gap longer than 3 months, you will need to reapply for your DBS.

If you do not hold a current DBS for this school, it needs to be organised prior to your volunteering.  If this applies to you, please contact the school office for an application pack as soon as possible.

If you are signed up to help, or are wondering what is involved with regard to safety, please read the current guidelines for swimming helpers here

Quick links to helper sign-up sheets

There is an electronic sign-up sheet for each class which shows the number of helpers required and how many spaces are available. When you offer to help you will be asked for your first and last name, email address and phone number. You cannot proceed without this. Personal details are not used for anything other than running the site. Please see more information about volunteersignup and privacy below.

Bumblebees: Mon 10.30–12noon

Butterflies: Tue 10.30–12noon

Apple Class: Weds 1.30–3pm 

Pear Class: Thurs 1.30–3pm

Palm Class: Tues 1.30–3pm

Cherry Class: Mon 1.30–3.00pm

Sycamore Class: Weds 9.00–10.30am

Maple Class: Tues 9.00–10.30am

Lime Class: Weds 10.30–12noon

Willow Class: Mon 9.00–10.30am 

Elm Class: Fri 9.00–10.30am

Horse Chestnut Class: Fri 10.30–12 noon

Ash Class: Thurs10.30–12.00 noon

Oak Class: Thurs 9.00–10.30am

Electronic sign-up and privacy

We have used the volunteer sign up website many times before. When you offer to help you will be asked for your first and last name, email address and phone number. You cannot proceed without this. Personal details are not used for anything other than running the site. The website’s privacy notice is available here:

Kit reminder

The current timetable is here. Please take note of when your child/children will be swimming to ensure that they have the appropriate clothing available on their swimming day as we do not have the capacity to contact home for forgotten kit with so many children swimming. NB: No jewellery is to be worn. The required kit is:

  • A one-piece swimming costume or trunks – no bikinis
  • A named towel
  • A named swimming hat (use permanent marker to name)
  • A waterproof bag to be sent in with the child’s swimming kit weekly
  • Goggles are not compulsory but may be worn if preferred. They must be named.


Eco Week
Eco Week

13th – 17th May

From 13-17 May, we will be holding an ‘Eco-Week’, with an emphasis on the outdoor environment and sustainability. This will culminate in the Primary Futura Eco-Summit, which will take place on Friday 17th May, where all Primaries across the Trust will carry out eco-activities and have the opportunity to share what they’ve done.

Our EYFS and KS1 children will have the opportunity to enjoy a carbon neutral, plant based, no single-use plastic school lunch on the Friday. We encourage you to think about the same guidelines for packed lunches also.

For KS2, this day coincides with our Ascension Day walk which will include some eco-themes this year. We encourage our KS2 children to bring an environmentally friendly packed lunch to enjoy at the top of the hill! During the week, there will be a House afternoon (Thursday 16th May), which will include eco-friendly outdoor activities, as well as other eco-friendly lessons across the school. Green Team will share some information about Energy Sparks – an organisation that supports us to use energy in school more efficiently.

Habitat competition

We would also like to encourage the children to think about nature at home and invite them to take part in the Futura Eco Summit Habitat Competition – to create habitats in gardens or on windowsills. See the poster on the right for details and ideas. We look forward to seeing how creative they can be! Send your photos and descriptions to Mrs Spincer by Wednesday 15th May by emailing

Eco summit habitat competition Saltford

Easter time at Saltford school
Easter time at Saltford school

Celebrating Easter in school and at home

As a Church school, our celebration of the major Christian festivals is an important part of our community life.

Egglympics competition Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th March

This is a fun Easter competition from the PTA to decorate an egg along the theme of celebrating the Paris Olympics this year.

This rich theme asks the children to decorate an egg representing any sport that is in this year's Olympics. For inspiration, you can see this full list of sports that are included this year: Olympic Sports - Paris 2024. Please label your entry with your name and class, and think about how your egg will be supported and displayed. The egg can be playing the sport or representing the sport.

Eggs should be brought into the school library between 18th and 19th March for judging on Wednesday 20th March. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Now it's time to get creative!

Egg-lmpics competition image

Easter service

We will be holding our traditional Easter service for the children in the hall on the afternoon of Wednesday 27th March.

Easter holidays

We break up for Easter on Thursday 28th March and return to school on Monday 15th April. Please see our newsletters and below for details of holiday activities which may be of interest to families.

Easter walking trail

The PTA is arranging an egg-citing Easter trail around Saltford for families to do during the Easter holiday. It is designed for you to enjoy getting out and about in the village on a buggy-friendly trail to find art created by the children, funny jokes and to piece together a code that you can crack to claim a prize.

Maps and prizes are available for £2 from Saltford Community Library (open Mon – Fri 9 – 1 & 2 – 5 and Sat 9 – 12).

The trail will run from Tuesday 2nd to Monday 15th April.

Holy Week services in Saltford, Corston & Newton St Loe

Easter services 2024 Saltford, Corston, Newton St Loe

Multi Sport Fun Days at Saltford School from Matt Analts

This camp will include a variety of sports including Basketball, Football, Tennis, Dodgeball, Hockey, Rounders and many more! The days will be aimed at all abilities and work on improving all skills, throwing, catching, kicking, striking, hand/eye co-ordination. Learning different games and have an enormous amount of fun! The three days are open for all pupils currently in Year 2-6. Plenty of competitions and prizes to be won!!

Venue: Saltford Primary Playground/Badger room and Hall (if wet weather).

Dates: Tuesday 2nd , Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th April 9-3pm

Cost: £30 per day or £80 for all 3 days. Mornings 9-12pm and Afternoons 12-3pm available at £15 per session.

Please see the flyer here for full details of how the days work and how to book.

World Book Day 2024
World Book Day 2024

World Book Day is always a special event in the school calendar where we get to share everything we love about books and reading. This year it takes place on Thursday 7th March.

Free Book Tokens and books

Every child in the UK and Ireland will receive a free £1 World Book Token (to be sent home in reading folders in the week beginning 5th February). These can be redeemed at all participating bookshops from Friday 15th February – Sunday 31st March 2024 (Minimum redemption £2.99, one transaction per Book Token). We will also be able to accept them towards the cost of a book at the forthcoming Travelling Book Fair at school. The token can also be directly exchanged for any one of a variety of special £1 titles. Please see the full list here:

Travelling Book Fair

The fair will be taking up residence in the school library between Thursday 14th and Wednesday 20th March. It will be available for browsing and buying between 3.15pm and 4.15pm on each of these days. We earn free books for our school when you buy your children's books through the fair. Please see further details and payment arrangements in our letter to parents here. Payments can be made through the book fair website also using this link: You can see the flyer here for a reminder of some of the titles that will be on offer 

Poetry competition for WBD

As part of our World Book Day celebrations, we have launched a poetry competition for all our budding creative writers. We would like the children to write a short poem (one side of A4 maximum) on a theme of their choice. It would be lovely to see some poems on the theme of books and reading, but this is not essential. The top entries will be featured in our school newsletter and will win some fun, writing-themed prizes.

Please give entries to class teachers to pass on to Mr Styles. The deadline for entries is Friday 1st March.

In order to provide some extra inspiration, please follow the links to the activity sheets below. Our youngest children may want to simply decorate a poem or rhyme that they enjoy.

What is poetry?Rhymes and limericksHaiku activity sheet.

Dressing up day

We are excited to announce that this year we will be celebrating by having a dressing up day on Thursday 7th March. Get ready to show off your love of reading by coming in dressed as your favourite character. This can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish and the adults will be joining in too!

If you would like some ideas about what to dress up as, please visit

Celebratory school dinner

There will be a special school dinner menu on Thursday 7th March to celebrate World Book Day. Please see the menu here and book your child’s school lunch in the usual fashion.

Author visit

We are thrilled to have an award-winning author visiting our school as part of our World Book Day celebrations. On Tuesday 19th March, we will welcome author PG Bell who will be talking about his book series 'The Train to Impossible Places'.

There will be a special assembly about being an author, as well as a workshop with some of the children. There will also be a book signing at school, and all parents have been sent details of how to order a book. For your book to arrive in time for the book signing, orders must be emailed through by Friday 8th March, although books can also be ordered after that date. Ordering these books in this way will mean that the school will also benefit from some free books for our library.

Please read this letter for a reminder of the information that parents have been sent regarding PG Bell and the process for and benefits of ordering his books.

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