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Pancake Day 2021

Special menu and pancake races on 11th February

As Shrove Tuesday falls during half term this year, on 16th February, we celebrated early. We designated Thursday 11th February as our pancake day in school. We hope you enjoy the pictures below. We are hoping to get many more pictures of children tossing pancakes at home that we can add to this gallery.

Traditional Pancake Race Thursday 11th February

Lent is the period of six weeks 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar. In western Christian churches, the day before Lent starts is Shrove Tuesday. This is also known as Pancake Day. This year, because of half term, we are going to mark this both at home and school on Thursday 11th.

This day was traditionally the last chance to use up the foods Christians would not be eating during Lent.  Some Christians choose to give up something they really enjoy such as cakes or chocolate. As is our tradition, children can bring in a pan and a pancake (in a tied named carrier bag) and we will hold pancake events on the playground for FS/KS1 and KS2 pupils following all Covid safety precautions. It would be lovely to see children based at home joining in if they can, either by cooking pancakes or by flipping them with their pans in the garden. We would love you to send us your pictures.

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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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