Reception children go on a pirate adventure.
Yesterday the Butterflies and Bumblebees went on a pirate adventure! The children and staff looked wonderful in their pirate costumes. We started our day with a treasure hunt around the school and then travelled to Bristol Harbour to visit The Matthew. Each class took it in turns to travel along the river in a real pirate ship. We scrubbed the decks, learnt about real pirates and even had a tug of war! Thank you to Miss Donovan for organising this visit, and to all the EYFS staff and parents who accompanied the children.
Gas Masks, Anderson Shelter and Saltford WW2 stories engage pupils
Classes RJ, PNMN and NB had a visit from Grace and her brother Geoff last Thursday. Grace is the Great Grand Mother of Josh D and had come in to talk to the children about her experiences of being a child during World War II and to answer questions put to her by the children about her experiences.
On Friday Years 3 & 4 had a visit from Albert Fenton and his son Andrew. Albert is a D-Day veteran who talked to the children about the D-Day landings in Normandy and his time as a soldier during and after the end of the war.
On Tuesday morning this week, the children did a walking tour of Saltford to discover how the village was affected by the events of World War II. The children particularly enjoyed looking into the 'Anderson Shelter' which is still in-situ in the garden of the house of children from this school. To bring their topic on World War II to a fitting end, in the afternoon the children had an afternoon in the hall to sing songs and learn how to dance the Lindy Hop!
Thank you to the Year 3 & 4 staff for organising such a special series of activities for the children.
We would also like to thank Grace, Geoff, Albert and Andrew for sharing their experiences and Mrs Dark, Mrs Banfield, and Mr Russell for helping to organise these events and all the parent helpers who walked with the children around Saltford.
Congratulations on your selection for the South West
We are very proud of Brooke from class JG who has been selected for the England Aspire Under 13s programme to play basketball. She will be travelling to Manchester to represent the South West in a tournament for Under13s.
Huge congratulations to Kaiya
We're always delighted to hear of children's achievements outside of school. We're very proud of Kaiya from Class AB who went through an audition and was accepted by the Royal Ballet as a Junior Associate. The audition is very competitive and this is a huge achievement for her and her dance school.
The photos show Kaiya in her recent ballet exam.
One pupil takes action
Mrs Sage was very impressed when she found a letter on her desk this week. Sabrina had taken the time to write down a detailed proposal for some practical actions that the school could take to better tackle air pollution, wastage of paper and water and improving the school environment. She wants to make some changes before she leaves school.
There were ideas to involve the whole school community and Mrs Sage says she will be working with the Green Team and the rest of the school to make sure we put some of them into action. Well done Sabrina.