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Seb earns a green Blue Peter badge
Seb earns a green Blue Peter badge

For people who care about the environment and nature

Congratulations to Seb in Year 2 for being awarded a green Blue Peter badge for writing a poem called 'The Last Fish'. He recieved a letter from all the presenters and the Blue Peter editor praising his 'cleverly written and beautifully illustrated' poem.

The poem was intended to make people think about what could happen if we keep polluting our oceans. 

Here is Seb with his badge and his headteacher award sticker.

Well done Seb; we're all very proud of you.

Seb and his green Blue Peter badge

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EYFS and KS1 star in The Very Hopeless Camel
EYFS and KS1 star in The Very Hopeless Camel

Sit back, relax and enjoy!

EYFS and KS1 are proud to present 'The Very Hopeless Camel' this year. Of course, we could not put on the usual stage performance but we are pleased to be able to create a video of this entertaining show so that families can still enjoy this Saltford tradition.

Congratulations to our wonderful EYFS and KS1 Classes for their incredible Nativity 'The Very Hopeless Camel'. What wonderful acting from our Year 2 children, super singing and performance from our Year Ones and amazing EYFS Angels. Please find below the links to the performances for the different classes for you to watch at home. We hope you enjoy them.

As with all of our performances, please do not post the videos or links onto your own social media.

The Very Hopeless camel, Group 1, starring classes GD, RH and NJ

To view directly on YouTube for a full-screen experience, please use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBmJb7EOseY&feature=youtu.be

The Very Hopeless camel, Group 2, starring classes ED, CE and MN

To view directly on YouTube for a full-screen experience, please use this link: https://youtu.be/okzTIRnm2_8

A huge thank you must go to the EYFS/ KS1 Team for all their work leading the children with their acting, singing and dancing and organising the costumes. Thanks also go to Ollie Weaver from WMAT for some of the filming and editing and to Miss Davis for her scriptwriting.

Here's are some stills from the filming:

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KS2 Christmas video
KS2 Christmas video

It's here!

Our KS2 children and staff have been hard at work on this year's Christmas performance of 'Christmas Around the World'. Despite the challenges that this year has presented, the children have really risen to the occasion and done a brilliant job of singing, acting and dancing. We have put this together into a video which we are sure you will enjoy.

As with all of our performances, please do not post the videos or links onto your own social media.

If you would like to see the video in full screen, please go direct in YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=Uh_0GDk9cH0&feature=youtu.be

We thank the Year 6 children for their performances, Mr Styles for his great work on the script and green screen magic, and Mr Weaver who came to film us. We also thank all the KS2 staff for their hard work and creativity in making sure that this year's Christmas production was as special an occasion as it always is.

Christmas 2020 video green screen Y6

We thank also all of the Year 4 and 5 classes who worked hard on their performances and the staff for all the props and rehearsals.

Class CM have been exploring Christmas traditions in Germany and have made biscuits for our own German market stall display. We have learned to sign the popular carol Silent Night. 

Class PN have been exploring Christmas traditions in Mexico. We have discovered that the story of the Nativity is central to their celebrations.  We have learnt a traditional Christmas song called 'Mi Burrito Sabanero' which tells the story of the journey to Bethlehem made by the donkey.  In class, we have made our own maracas, Mexican stars and piñatas to celebrate the festivities.  We hope you enjoy our song!

Class ESST have been learning about Christmas in Sweden. We have made Swedish decorations and learnt a lovely song about Santa Lucia. She was a lady who took food to the poor in the evenings, wearing candles in her hair in order to be able to see and still carry more food. At Christmas in Sweden, girls dress up as Lucia and boys sometimes accompany her dressed as Star Boys (representing the 3 Kings who visited Jesus) with tall white hats and carrying a star.

Christmas 2020 video down underClass RJ have chosen Australia as their country and the song 'Aussie Jingle Bells'. It is the summer time in Australia at Christmas and therefore it is very different from Christmas in Britain. The weather is very hot and children are more likely to have a BBQ, seafood and go to the beach or swim in the pool, than have a roast dinner and sit by the fire. They would also be dressed in shorts, T-shirts and flip flops rather than in woolly jumpers, scarves and coats on Christmas Day. 

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Congratulations Oona
Congratulations Oona

Tune in for her prize winning story on Friday 11th December

Congratulations to Oona in class CM who has won the Keynsham Winter Festival writing competition with her story ‘Santa and the Penguins’.  As well as receiving a prize, Oona was excited to hear that her story will feature in the Keynsham virtual Winter Festival and that she will be able to read it out on local radio station KTCR FM!

As part of the Keynsham Winter Festival, the story has been read and filmed by a Dickensian Character, to be broadcast on Friday 11th December at 6pm.  You can watch this live on Friday11th December and any time after that on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/hpcZUyON_Q8.

Also, parts of the story will be hidden in shop windows after 11th December around the town to form a trail, that everyone can follow.

Well done Oona; we hope you enjoy all these special experiences.

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Parent voice

Working together to keep improving

We know that a positive relationship between our families and the school is the very best foundation for your child's school experience. We encourage the children to work and learn together and, in the same spirit, we actively seek to engage with parents in order to continue improving our school.

Parent governors

We have recently had three vacancies for parent governors and we are grateful to the five parents who would like to stand for election. All candidates have prepared a statement that has been sent to all parents and every parent has the right to vote in the ballot.

Our document on the role of a parent governor helps to define the special role of parent governors.

Parent governors are required to bring a parental perspective to the issues raised in meetings. In all other respects they participate as other governors in the running of the school. See our Governors section for full information.

Parent voice group

This new initiative for 2021 seeks to reintroduce a scheduled opportunity for parents to join discussions with governors and the Headteacher about a variety of ideas. This is to replace the Parents' Forum which has seen dwindling participation recently.

In the Parent Voice Group (PVG) the focus will be around social and academic issues specific to our school.  Termly meetings will include issues/questions brought by parent representatives.  It is also an opportunity for us to seek parental response to any new developments.  We might also, for example, express our appreciation of parental help and involvement, and parents might tell us what things they like, what is going well and areas to develop. We envisage that meetings would last about an hour and a set of agreed minutes would be circulated to all parents.

We are currently seeking two parent representatives per class to join the new PVG.  Initially these representatives would serve for the rest of the academic year.  If you have children in different year groups, please state which class you would like to represent or whether you do not mind representing either. If you are interested, please fill in this online form by Friday 11th December.

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