Year 6 press for action
While Year 6 were studying Climate Change earlier in the year they decided to write to world leaders to persuade them to take more action. The children wrote to a wide variety of people, from the Queen to local MPs (and even their teacher).
A few months later, during lockdown, they received this reply from Buckingham Palace and, at the end of April, this one came from Downing Street. Both say how impressed they are about how much the children care about climate change and talk about what is being done to help.
The Downing Street letter recommended looking at the following link for a guide to some steps that we can all take to do our bit on climate change: https://together-for-our-planet.ukcop26.org/.
Saltford children support good causes
We would like to say a massive "well done" to the children who have been thinking about the needs of others and how they can help.
In class CM Morwenna and Elowen have cut their hair off to donate to The Little Princess Trust. This charity uses the hair donations to make wigs for young people who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. They are following the great example of their classmate Clara and of Sienna in class NJ.
In Year 4, Anselm has won a team fundraiser trophy. Along with his sister and two other children he walked/cycled 875 miles in one month and raised £445.00 for Team Bath Swimming Club.
Their website says “There are two challenges that teams of four are undertaking over a five-week period – either running or walking the equivalent of the 876-mile distance between John O’Groats and Land’s End or the 300-mile width of the United Kingdom.”
He has been given a Headteacher’s Award.
Fundraising for NHS Charities Together
Aimee in class CM was recently awarded a prestigious ‘Shining Light’ award from B&NES Council which recognises community heroes in Bath and North East Somerset who went the extra mile to help others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Aimee was chosen as one of the twelve winners for her brilliant fundraising efforts for the NHS. She created a beautifully illustrated e-bookcalled ‘The Very Hungry Honeybee’ in January with the aim of raising £100 by her eighth birthday.
She was inspired in part by the Thursday claps for key workers and her classmate’s own fundraising initiative, saying "I loved it on a Thursday when everyone was out in their streets clapping on our key workers, so I thought why not write and illustrate a book that people could read to show their love and appreciation for our hardworking keyworkers."
On receiving the award, Aimee said ‘WOW WOW WOW. £870 pounds + £116 Gift Aid for our amazing NHS.
I am blown away by all your kind donations from friends, family and the Great British public and their generosity!’
Her Mum added ‘a big thank you to Saltford Primary School. Aimee loves Saltford Primary School. ❤️’.
If you would like to support Aimee's fundraising and request a copy of the book, please visit her JustGiving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TheVeryHungryHoneyBee.
Spectacular entries are in!
We asked all children to decorate a wooden spoon – SPECTACULARLY!
Before the end of term, children were given a wooden spoon to take home in their reading folders, to be decorated over the Easter holidays. They could be made into a spectacular character or just decorated with some sparkle and flair. Prizes were donated by the PTA and the competition was free to enter.
Please enjoy the fabulous pictures below. Congratulations to everyone who took part. The winners are:
Bumblebee class: Larissa and Seth, Butterfly class: Scarlett and Amila.
Class CE: Christina and Rowan, Class RH: Austin and Evelyn, Class NJ: Barnaby and Summer-Louise, Class MN: Seb and Abigail.
Class CM: Morwenna and Elowen and Stanley, Class ESST: Cora and Billy, Class RJ: Emily and Charlie, Class PN: Kai and Reggie, Class JSB: Megan and Nia, Class AB: Peter and Teairra, Class NS: Ella and Maya, Class JG: Niamh and Zara.
As visitors are unable to come into school to see the display, we are sharing it virtually here. We hope to be able to take the display boxes into the hall for the children to get the opportunity to see each other’s creativity once the competition has closed.
Talented David appears on local radio
David S from class RJ, was recently interviewed and also played guitar on local radio station KTCRfm. He talked about learning guitar during lockdown and his love of the Beatles, and played several Beatles songs live on air, accompanied by his teacher Nick Pallett.
David told us that he had to hold the microphone very close to his mouth and that the experience was amazing. He particularly enjoyed listening to himself on the radio when it was aired on the Thursday. What a great experience.