As part of our work on Tudor explorers, the Year 5 & 6 children brought to life their study of Henry VIII’s Flag Ship, The Mary Rose and the battle in which it was sunk by visiting the ship at Portsmouth. Henry VIII was an enthusiastic shipbuilder, whose pride in his “Army by Sea” would see his fleet grow from 5 at the start of his reign to 58 by the time of his death in 1547. It is the Mary Rose that is remembered as his favourite.
The children enjoyed exploring the different parts of the ship and meeting the characters who lived on board. One year 6 said, "My favourite part was actually seeing the Mary Rose." The children learnt about the battle where the Mary Rose was sunk and even planned their own strategies for victory as the French and English.They also got to train in a Tudor gun drill where they got to experience what it might have been like to fire a cannon in a naval battle.
Last Thursday the Butterflies and Bumblebees had a wonderful time exploring Bath City Farm.
They saw pigs, sheep, ponies and were even brave enough to feed the goats and chickens! After this they went to the allotment and learnt all about different plants we can grow to eat.
They learnt a lot about farming and Harvest time as well as having lots of fun!
Thank you to Miss Honeybell for organising this trip and to all the EYFS staff who helped on the day.
A big thank you to all the helpers who joined us on this trip.
School catering wins top award
We are delighted that Claire Mansri and our school caterers, Zest, won the ‘Best Self Managed School Caterer’ category at the national EduCatering Awards in London on 8th October.
This industry recognition of Claire’s leadership and the hard work of the Trust's catering teams is fantastic news and well deserved. Congratulations to Claire and the whole team.
Have your say
B&NES Council is holding an online consultation on the future use of the river bank at Mead Lane in Saltford and has stated that key to the success of this consultation will be the extent of public participation. The survey is expected to end on 31st October.
There is information and a link on the B&NES website at www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/environment/river-and-canal/mead-lane-saltford-mooring-trial. The on-line consultation survey about the future use of the river bank at Mead Lane is now available at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MeadLane.
The survey contains both closed and open questions and opportunities to express opinions. Replies are anonymous unless the respondent chooses to give that information.GDPR rules are fully complied with.
The Saltford Environment Group (SEG) has published some background information on the Mead Lane consultation and its own response to the consultation. See the SEG website here.
Our donations support our community
This year we have enjoyed our traditional harvest festivals and thought about our community and where our food comes from.
The KS2 harvest festival had a French flavour as all years performed their prayers and songs in French as part of the 'languages matter' week that we celebrated earlier in the term. La chenille qui fait des trous made an appearance (better known as the hungry caterpillar) and Frère Jacques was busy with his tomatoes.
As a school, we collected harvest gifts for Julian House and Saltford Food Bank. This is "caring for our community" in practice. We asked EYFS and KS1 to bring dried or tinned goods for Saltford Food Bank and the juniors to give as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible which have gone very quickly to Julian House.
We hope that everyone who attended the services enjoyed the efforts of the children who performed with such enthusiasm and enjoyed the opportunity to make a donation to those members of our community who need support from the food bank and from Julian House.