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Thank you gift from Tiger Martial Arts

Thoughtful memento

We would like to thank instructor Nick of Tiger Martial Arts who sent us a lovely letter accompanied by a huge 'thank you' canvas.

The fabulous picture shows drawings by pupils who attend their clubs of the teachers who have kept them safe. We will hang this up in the school to remind us all how much we have achieved together.

Thank-you canvas from Tiger Martial Arts

 

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PTA Winterwatch photo competition
PTA Winterwatch photo competition

Winners announced

We were delighted to announce the winners of the PTA #Winterwatch photography competition. We had over 160 photos for our judge Peter Travers to pick the winners from. The entries were extremely varied and beautiful. They certainly met the original brief which was "to take a photo of something that catches your eye, something of natural beauty" inspired by BBC Winterwatch.

Prizes were awarded to first and second place in categories EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Each first and second place winner received a certificate and a personalised mug with their image printed on, kindly funded by the PTA. Winners were as follows:

EYFS first place Annie H, second place Larissa T; KS1 first place Imogen D, second place Piper W; Lower KS2 first place Emily T, second place Cody W; Upper KS2 first place Cam H and second place Pippa S. 

We would like to thank everyone who made the effort to enter the competition, Ruth Presswood for organising it and Peter Travers for judging.

Here are the winners and their lovely photos:

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Celebrating Easter
Celebrating Easter

Easter gardens

As a Church school, our celebration of the major Christian festivals is an important part of our community life.

Easter bonnets

Our normal tradition is for the younger children to make their Easter bonnets at home and then show them to the older children with a lovely Easter parade. As this is not practical this year, they will be making their hats as a school activity. We would still love to see any bonnets made at home and celebrate them in class so please keep an eye on Tapestry for details of how to do this.

Easter gardens

We would like as many children as possible from all years to make an Easter garden to display at our Easter service on Wednesday 31st March. The display of these Easter gardens at the front of the hall helps us to focus on the story of Jesus' crucifixion and Resurrection. 

Children can bring in their Easter gardens from Wednesday 24th March, taking them to their classroom in the first instance with their name and class clearly marked on it.  After the Easter service we will arrange for the children to collect their gardens from the Hall.

You can use a plastic tray or dish, seed tray etc. to make your garden in. Soil, card, paper, sand can all be used for the base of the garden. They can be as creative as they like. There needs to be a little hill with three crosses, a cave beneath for the tomb and something to represent the stone that was rolled away. Easter garden plan

Here are some ideas of the kind of thing you might be able to make:

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Elliot's penny poems
Elliot's penny poems

Fundraising for his Captain Tom challenge

Elliot in Class JSB is writing 100 poems for his Captain Tom challenge which is to do 100 of something to raise funds. Elliot has chosen to support the Alzheimer's Society

Not only is he writing 100 poems in different styles, he is turning them into an online experience by using Scratch. We're really proud of what he's achieved so far. He reached the halfway point on March 1st with a great poem about daffodils.

If you're intrigued by titles such as "Ode to a Zombie" and "Don't get Poo on your Shoes", take a look at some of his poems here: scratch.mit.edu/projects/494495593

If you'd like to support Elliot and his cause, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/penny-pledges.

Well done Elliot.

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Jacinda Ardern's letter
Jacinda Ardern's letter

From New Zealand to Saltford

During the first lockdown, Jaz (Class NS) and Jess (Class RJ) wrote to the Prime Minister of New Zealand to say how impressed they were with the way she handled the Coronavirus and what a fantastic role model to women she was. They made her a Hama bead heart which they enclosed with the letter.

They were delighted to receive this reply, with an extra hand written note.

Well done Jazz and Jess for taking the initiative and taking an international interest.

Letter from Jacinda Ardern

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