Traditional end to the year
This year our last Christmas celebration before breaking up was the Christingle service. In this charming event, the whole school gathers in the hall to sing traditional carols and songs. Each class makes a Christingle orange that is presented and lit during the service. Well done to our Year Six children who read a selection of passages from the bible beautifully.
On stage at the Theatre Royal in Bath
If you are planning to see Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal in Bath you should know that three pupils from Saltford School are performing in the show as lost boys and a dancer. Benji, Billy and Kaiya all have incredibly busy schedules with many performances over the Christmas period. They say "it feels amazing" to be on stage.
The children were selected for the pantomime by audition. Two are members of Dorothy Coleborn School of Dance and one has previously appeared in Oliver! They have committed many, many hours to their training over the years. Well done! Key Stage Two are looking forward to seeing them perform when they attend the performance in January.
Pupils in Year 6 are rightly proud of their hand made felted Christmas cards. Georgie, Martha, Talya and Daisy from class JG said how much they had enjoyed the process; take pure wool, some washing up liquid and some bubble wrap, add water and your imagination and these are the impressive results.
Some lucky people will be receiving the best in unique Christmas cards this year.
Thanks to Mrs Kidd for providing inspiration and guidance and thanks to the Year 6s for their creativity and skill.
All the fun of the panto from KS2 performances
What a show! Audiences were greatly entertained by Key Stage 2's original production of Cinderella. They commented on the assured performances, the quality of the singing and jokes and the imaginative scenery.
Thanks to Mr Baker who directed the show and to our house band, Sally Baker, Neil Baker, Nick Pallett, Bernadette Sewell, Ruth Hayden, Sheila Tang, Andy Boyle and Chris Docherty.
Congratulations from Mr Baker to all children in year 6 who worked so hard to put on a splendid production this year. Everyone showed great commitment and dedication in coming to rehearsals, learning lines and dances and practising at home.
Thanks are also due to Mrs Browne and Mr Styles for choreography, Mr Baker and Mrs Sage for work on the acting and singing, and Miss Bonser for assisting Mr Baker.
We would like to thank Sharon Wood for the loan of the costumes, and all those staff, parents and children who together created the scenery. Also all the staff and parents who were involved with administration, practice and support to get the show on the stage.
Thanks to Mrs Jackson and Mrs Presswood for taking the photos, and to Dan Forster for filming the production. DVDs will be available to order in the new year, and parents will be contacted with information about how to access the photos online for a limited time.
Christmas celebrations for the whole school
On Wednesday it was time for the whole school to celebrate Christmas together. You can see from the pictures below how much the day was enjoyed by us all.
Children and staff were invited to wear Christmas jumpers in exchange for a suggested donation of £1 which went to support the Save the Children Christmas jumper day. We raised over £300 for this good cause.
We would like to thank our catering team, headed by Lynne, who provided a special Christmas dinner complete with crackers. Children had the chance to show off the Christmas hats they had been making in class.
After lunch, children were treated to some festive fun and games provided by the teachers and TAs. Children in KS2 visited each other's classrooms for different games in each room.