Inspirational children's author brings a bathtub to assembly!
Our visiting author, David Lawrence Jones told us all about how and why he became a writer, from being a reluctant reader at school. David's presentation was full of enthusiasm and fun, leaving the children inspired to read more.
What a fantastic way to kick start our World Book Day celebrations! We think you will see from the photos how much the children enjoyed this experience.
Change of uniform on 26th February
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were invited to come to school on Tuesday 26th February wearing those uniforms rather than school uniform.
This was to celebrate the birthdays on 22nd February of both Robert Baden Powell and Olave Baden-Powell. This day has been chosen by nearly all Guiding and Scouting groups as World Thinking Day and is also recognised as Founder's Day for the Scouting movement.
Here are our Year 4 Scouts and Brownies proudly wearing their uniforms:
On Thursday afternoon Saltford School 'Dropped Everything and Read'. All staff and children enjoyed 15 minutes of uninterrupted reading of a book of their choice- either from home or from the classroom and used their (in some cases new) book corners to their full advantage. For pictures and information of the event please see our website and Twitter feed.
Remember to visit our reading section of the school website for tips and recommendations and don't forget to use the local library over the half term holiday for an excellent range of books, including audiobooks which can be borrowed through the app 'BorrowBox Library'
Parents are invited to offer ideas
We always aim to be fresh and ambitious with our thinking and planning around the curriculum.This spring we are revisiting our curriculum, ready to phase in new ideas in September. This planning will form part of our INSET day on 24th May.
Staff are identifying key elements that they would like to see running through our curriculum and we would really like to seek parents' input also. All parents will receive a letter asking for their ideas and thoughts. Please see the letter for more detail on areas for development. Your input is valuable, whether it is handwritten or digital, anonymous or named.
We would like to use the consultation evenings on 11th and 14th March to collect and display parental contributions. Why not talk to your children and see what they think? There will be a display in the library for recording and sharing ideas.
Zest catering announces fresh, healthy and tasty options for the spring term
Please see the new menu here (PDF).
Available daily, we have an unlimited salad bar with a variety of salads including Greek salad, coleslaw, tomatoes, cucumber, carrot and sultana, pasta salad and potato salads. The drink of the day (water or milk) and fresh fruit are also available daily. All our fish is sustainable and MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified; all our eggs are free-range and our meat is farm-assured as a minimum standard.
Zest can support any allergies or food intolerances your child may have. Please call in to the school office if you would like to discuss this for your child.
Zest catering constantly looks for ways to improve their service by seeking valuable input from our children and their families. If you have any questions about your child’s food at school, please do not hesitate to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.