We've been learning about endangered animals
As part of the wider theme of 'Our World Matters' we have all been using art to help understand the plight of endangered animals around the world.
We have been thinking about the wonder and beauty of our natural world and the need to protect it. What can we do to help?
Each class has been focussing on one species and children have painted or printed pictures for their display, using different techniques and materials including printing with polystyrene tiles and aboriginal pointillism. These superb individual artworks have made fantastic displays all around the school for everyone to enjoy. We can share some of them with you below:
Saltford pupils share their computing skills
On Monday Miss Hansford took 5 Digital Leaders to Saltford Hall to help members of the local community with any problems they had with their i-pads, phones and laptops.
Poppy and Ciaran from Class JG estimated there were about 10 people who needed help at the Hall. Poppy said, “I helped a lady to upload a photograph as an attachment to an e-mail on her i-pad. The lady was really pleased that I could help her and liked the end result. The same lady asked me to show her how to create a folder within e-mail and then move some messages into this folder. I enjoyed sharing my skills.”
Ciaran said, “I was able to help a gentleman set up a new phone he had been given. I explained about mobile data. I also gave him some help with setting up his e-mail on his new phone and gave him help with wi-fi.”
Well done to Sid the author
Miss Jupp was very impressed when Sid in her class told her that he has written a book and published it online.
The book is about underwater life. Sid shared it with the class today. It's really good!
You can take a look too: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63000042/life-underwater
Sid is interested in animals on land, in the sky and in the water. If you enjoy reading his book, he suggests making a donation to a cause close to his heart, the Marine Conservation Society, via his JustGiving page here.
Key stage two are off to the panto
A huge cheer went up in the playground as Mr Baker's Dame appeared. KS2 children always greatly enjoy this visit to the theatre and everyone wearing fancy dress makes it a very special occasion. We feel that going to the panto with their school friends is a memorable experience and no two panto performances are ever the same!
This year's pantomime is ‘Beauty and The Beast’. The school links curriculum activities, such as writing play scripts in English, with this visit so there is also an element of learning with this fun New Year activity.
We thank Mr Baker and all the staff - including Mr "Pirate" Bowkett, Mrs "Cat in the Hat" Newark and "Sister" Saunders - who enter wholeheartedly into the spirit of things to make this such an enjoyable afternoon.
Here's how the children and staff brightened up this cloudy January day:
Curriculum workshops for parents
Over the coming weeks, we are pleased to be able to offer parents of all year groups a valuable opportunity to come into school to work with staff on how best to support children's progress through the curriculum.
The aim of these workshops is to give parents insight into how children are taught in school and how they are assessed, including discussion of SATS testing. You will leave with a better understanding of how your child is being taught and with plenty of practical tips and advice on how you can support this learning at home. We think you might even enjoy yourselves!
Please see the links below for full information about each workshop and how to confirm your attendance. We do hope to see as many of you as possible, as we believe these are crucial stages of your child's school life.
- Y2 parents' information evening Monday 20th January
- Maths for parents of years R – 6, Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd January, Badger Room, 9.30 - 10am (directly after access mornings)
- Y6 parents' information evening Thursday 23rd January, 6.30pm
- Y1 phonics workshop for parents, Wednesday 29th January