Sharing our Christmas spirit
Mr Baker, Mrs Kidd and twelve of our year 6 pupils enjoyed a traditional vist 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 – this year the children sang a selection from the KS2 Production, the Lighting of the Christmas Tree and some traditional Christmas carols with everyone joining in at times.
Thank you to Mr Baker and Mrs Kidd for continuing this lovely tradition.
Silver standard at National Karate Championship
Congratulations to Joshua in year 5 who travelled to Sheffield to compete in the National Karate GKR Karate Championship on Saturday 16th November. We are delighted to report that he achieved a silver medal at national standard.
Joshua had been unwell leading up to the championships, leaving him little time for training, but he was determined to compete. With the support of his whole family and his Sensei (coach) he managed to pull off the silver medal. We commend Joshua for his tenacity and determination and his teacher and school friends will enjoy sharing in his success when he brings his medal into school.
In order to qualify for this National Karate GKR Championship, Joshua competed earlier in the year at the Qualifier Championships in Birmingham. Here he displayed great resolve in his Kumite (sparring) resulting in a gold medal. He also achieved a silver medal in Kata.
Joshua's parents and the school are extremely proud of him, particularly as he puts in lots of practice at home without going to extra Karate lessons. Keep up the good work, Joshua.
Congratulations on your golfing achievements
There was an extra reason to celebrate on Zane’s 9th birthday recently. He heard that he had got in to Somerset Under 12’s squad for golf, having tried out at the age of only 8.
The icing on the cake came with the news that he had reduced his handicap to 30 while on golf tour, which meant he was then able to join the Yellow Tee members at Saltford Golf Club.
Well done Zane. We're looking forward to following your progress.
Get creative and win prizes
Saltford Community Library and Post Office Hub are celebrating extending opening hours after a successful first year. They are now open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm. Saturday 9.00am-12.00noon.
To support this, they are delighted to be running a competition for children who attend Saltford C of E Primary School.
The children are to design a leaflet that is A5 size but will be folded in two. The purpose of the leaflet is to get businesses - shops, doctors, dentists, vets etc. to use the Saltford Post Office for their banking and posting.The children can draw an activity within or outside the Post Office. Ideas include: a van or Post Office lorry that is delivering parcels and letters, notes and coins, a weighing machine, stamps, paying in slip/cheque being stamped on the counter.
The best five will get prizes with the overall winner being used on one side of the leaflet.
The prizes will be gift cards to the value noted below:
Overall best design £20.
EYFS/KS1 top prize £10, highly commended £5.
KS2 top prize £10, highly commended £5.
Designs to be completed on plain paper and coloured with crayons/ coloured pencils or felt tips only
Designs to be completed on A5 paper
Entries to clearly show the child's name and class on the back of their designs
Entries to be placed it in the competition box inside Saltford Community Library during their new opening hours
One entry per child.
Closing date Monday 2nd December.
Good luck to all who enter!