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Aimee the author
Aimee the author

Well done Aimee

Mrs Sage was very impressed when 6 year-old Aimee brought in a book she'd written. This was certainly deserving of a Head Teacher's award.

Aimee clearly took an enormous amount of care and pride in writing and illustrating her story. She was inspired by the BBC's 500 words competition. Her parents had it printed into a book to treasure.

Here's Aimee with her book and Head Teacher's award. Congratulations on your first edition.

Author and book

Other aspiring authors might be interested to know that we will be offering a book writing club after school. This would be of interest to children who love reading, writing, doodling, making up and telling stories. Please see the Peahen website for further information www.peahenpublishing.com/childrens-writing-workshops.html.

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Forest school
Forest school

Saltford pupils set to enjoy the great oudoors

We are delighted to announce our forest schools project, starting in March 2020 as part of the 'our world matters' week. This means that every child in the school will have a morning or afternoon in the woodland, with a focus on supporting well-being and developing team-building and resilience.

Thank you to the PTA for funding this special opportunity. We will be working with SG Forest School and using Manor Woods as a base.

EYFS and KS1 children are entitled to a packed lunch from school, and KS2 children will need to bring a packed lunch on the day. We need to ask for a number of volunteers to help the sessions run smoothly. There will be an online form for volunteers to complete.

Keep an eye on dates for your diary for your child's class.

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A Day at the Zoo

Our Reception Classes visited Bristol Zoo

The Bumble Bees and Butterflies had a fantastic day at Bristol Zoo on Wednesday. As well as seeing the penguins and seals they also had a very informative lesson all about animals that live in polar regions. 

The children were very enthusiastic and represented our school brilliantly.

Thank you to Miss Donovan for organising this visit and to all the parents and staff who came along to support the visit.

  

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Egypt in Saltford
Egypt in Saltford

Mr Egypt comes to visit

On Tuesday Lower KS2 were lucky enough to round off this term’s history work with a visit from ‘Mr. Egypt’ (Egyptologist Phil Harris)

The childen learnt all about daily life for Ancient Egyptian children, food and beliefs, clothing, dancing, play and games.  Mr Egypt also set the children challenges with hieroglyphics and Egyptian numbers. The day culminated in sharing some genuine artefacts and a mummy wrapping teamwork exercise. The children explored what actually took place and what the Egyptians believed happened to them in the afterlife.  We were all amazed by his knowledge and enthusiasm and many children reported that they were inspired to become Egyptologists themselves!

Many thanks to Mrs. Newark for organising this visit and to the LKS2 staff who suported on the day.

 

  

 

  

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World Book Day 2020 at Saltford
World Book Day 2020 at Saltford

We'll be dressing up potatoes as our favourite book characters

We are excited to announce that this year we will be celebrating World Book Day by having a 'dress your potato' competition. Simply bring your potato to school dressed as one of your favourite book characters.

Dress your potato competition

Dress your potato as your favourite book character, human or otherwise. This can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish. If you would like some ideas about possible characters, please visit www.worldbookday.com/dressing-up-ideas-2019 or see the Pinterest board created by Mrs Presswood: https://pin.it/yzwwtlb. Get planning your costume over half term!

There are prizes for the best dressed potatoes and the runners up in three categories: EYFS, Y1-3 and Y4-6. There will also be a class prize for the class that enters the most potatoes into the competition.

Please leave your dressed potatoes in the library from Thursday 27th February until Tuesday 3rd March. We look forward to seeing the spud line-up.

Book drive

We will be holding a book drive where the children bring in one or two books they no longer want and donate them to school. The class teacher will then swap all the books around so every child in the class ends up with a new book to take home. Please start thinking about which books you would like to donate ready for the new term.

'Reading to others' new display for our library

We would like the children e-mail or bring in photos of themselves reading to someone else. We will use these photographs on twitter and to make a display to encourage reading in the library. 

Story swap

We will also be holding a class teacher ’story swap’ where children will get to listen to a different teacher reading one of their favourite tales.

Free book token

To help spread the word about the pleasures of reading, every child in the UK will receive a free £1 World Book Token which can be redeemed at all participating bookshops. You can either use it towards a book you were planning to buy, or swap it for one of the books on this list: www.worldbookday.com/books/

We hope you enjoy sharing a new book during this special week. Check out the World Book Day website for lots of tips and ideas.

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