Saltford Year 6s share some Christmas cheer with Saltford's elderly
Mr Baker, Mrs Hathaway and twelve of our year 6 pupils braved the blustery weather to sing a variety of Christmas songs for the residents at Hinton Close and Kingfisher Lodge. These included traditional carols and other songs that the children have rehearsed for the school production and the Lighting of the Christmas Tree ceremony in Saltford Hall.
This annual event is enjoyed by the children and the elderly alike, with everyone joining in at times. "God rest ye merry gentlemen" proved especially popular. Phoebe and Jamie from class JG said how much they enjoyed seeing their audience enjoy themselves (and the refreshments provided). Their personal favourites were "All I want for Christmas is you" and "We wish you a merry Christmas".
Thanks to Mr Baker and Mrs Hathaway for continuing this lovely tradition.
Thank you to a talented grandparent who made our new post boxes
Take a look at our great new Post Boxes this year! Thank you to Mr Molyneax, grandfather to two of our children, who made our lovely new post boxes this year. The post boxes will be located in the School Library for children to post their Christmas Cards to their friends from Monday 3rd December. Please remember that the cards should have the recipient's first name, surname and class on the envelope. There is one box for FS/KS1 and one box for KS2.
Saltford school joins the community in heartfelt remembrance event
We were pleased to join around 300 people from the Saltford community in a very special exhibition at the Community Hall to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war.
Our art and poetry that we produced in school as part of a special project was on display, along with many other interesting displays such as memorabilia from the Western Front Association, local genealogy research and a display about Saltford's role during the war years. All this was accompanied by a sing-along to music of the time, tea and cake.
Phil Harding, Chair of Planning Committee and Vice Chair of Saltford Parish Council, thanked particularly the children of Saltford School for their contributions that "added a very uplifting feel to the event".
Our work on display at Saltford Hall
This autumn, we welcomed a local artist, Liz Jordan, who developed an art project based around the centenary of WW1.
She worked with a group of children in KS2 and also organised an additional task to ensure that every child in the school could be involved. The art sessions have taken place on Friday afternoons, and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the activities.
The children have experimented with clay modelling, painting, printing and collage, and all worked towards a combined public display in Saltford Hall on the afternoon of Sunday 11th November. Our creations formed an important part of this WW1 exhibition and were well received by the local community. There is a snapshot below, and more on our Remembrance report.
Mrs Hayden would like to thank Liz for her inspirational work, and her time and effort in organising such a wide range of wonderful activities.
Top 40 achievement at National Gymnastics Competition
Thomas from class HR went to Birmingham to compete in a National Gymnastics competition on Friday 9th November.
We are very proud of him for his dedication to training every day, and delighted that this has paid off. He achieved 38th position nationally, with a score of 9.5. His favourite discipline is the pommel horse.