Mr Egypt comes to visit
Lower KS2 were lucky enough to round off our term’s history work with a visit from ‘Mr. Egypt’ (Egyptologist Phil Harris).
He told us all about daily life for Ancient Egyptian children, food and beliefs (amongst other things), as well as setting us challenges with hieroglyphics and Egyptian numbers. The day culminated in sharing some genuine artefacts and a mummy wrapping teamwork exercise. We were all amazed by his knowledge and enthusiasm and many children reported that they were inspired to become Egyptologists themselves!
Many thanks to Mrs. Newark for organising this visit.
Back to Medieval times at Saltford
To bring our topic to life, our year one and year two children had a special Castle Day on Monday. They came dressed in wonderful outfits ready for lots of fun.
Various activities took place in the morning such as shield and crown making, castle games and stories. In the afternoon we gathered together in the hall for some Medieval dancing and jousting with balloons! Several jesters then stood up and entertained us with their favourite jokes.
We all rose to the challenge of making our very own castles with working drawbridges.
It was a very enjoyable and exciting topic.
Groups from year two and year six participated in the Dance Umbrella at The Forum in Bath this March. From the sea to the spooky we all had a thrilling time.
Huge congratulations to the children who represented the school so well and performed amazingly. Enormous thanks go to the very talented Mrs Browne for the choreography and running the after school rehearsals Thank you to the parents for providing such fantastic costumes for the Year 6 children and to Lucy Ratnett or the hire of the costumes for the Year 2 children.
Here's a taste of the spectactular:
Year 6 learn valuable life skills
Y6 were lucky to receive a visit from Little Lifesavers, who gave them lots of useful advice and practical help about how to help when someone's life is in danger. They were able to practise how to resuscitate a person, how to help if they come across a person who is choking, and how to put a patient into the recovery position.
We would like to thank the volunteers for coming in and teaching the children such valuable life skills.
Saltford School takes a stand against racism and inequality
We were pleased to welcome Alessia and Tamana from SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality) to KS2 on 15th March. They took an assembly about racism and racist bullying and led some workshops exploring these issues in greater detail with our Y6 classes. Please take a look at their interesting assembly presentation here.
The children engaged with the issues in a very mature and thoughtful way and some very interesting discussions followed the assembly back in classes.
The children were reminded that it's very important to let someone know if they experience or witness any incidents of racism or racist bullying and that these would be taken very seriously by our school and would be investigated by Mrs. Sage.
SARI is a specialist organisation contracted by B&NES to deliver proactive education interventions in co-operation with schools.