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Online provision for Saltford School children learning at home

During periods of self-isolation or national lockdown, it is important that children have support to continue their education while they are at home, as long as they are well enough to do so. 

For full details of our remote education offer please see the following:

Please follow the links below to find three daily lessons to support your child's learning at home. Children can then share what they do via Tapestry or Seesaw. The login details remain the same as before. Please contact us if there are any issues with this.

Microsoft Teams

Please see communications sent to parents/carers with regard to our use of Microsoft Teams for live meet ups.  Instruction document can be found here

Oak National Academy

Schedules by year group from the Oak National Academy

These are free online lessons across a variety of UK school curriculum subjects. Please choose the appropriate year group and then select the day of the week.

BBC TV and Bitesize online

The BBC has added curriculum-based television programming to its online offering to support families during the latest lockdown. Programming for primary aged children will be on CBBC between 9am and 12pm every weekday. The Bitesize daily lessons will also be shown on the Red Button service on TV.

Please see the following links for how to access the online BBC content:

Online learning resources for children of all ages on the BBC Bitesize website. 

All Bitesize daily lesson episodes will be available on catch-up, on demand on iPlayer.

Virtual curriculum page

On the virtual curriculum page we have put together some additional ideas and activities to support your child's learning at home in each of the subject areas. This can be used independently or as directed by your child's class teacher. The resources from this page, and any linked websites, will complement any in-school teaching or remote learning.

Stay safe online

Please get familiar with our online safety advice here for up to date help with keeping safe online. This includes information on a wide range of apps and devices including gaming platforms. It's also important to keep a balance between screen time and other activities. See our PE virtual curriculum page for plenty of ideas for getting away from your screen. 


Using Seesaw for home learning

What is Seesaw?

We are very pleased to have Seesaw as an important tool for us to provide education for our children when remote learning is required.

Seesaw is a secure online learning environment for children that provides a platform for communication between children, parents and school. It supports creative learning by enabling use of photos, videos, drawing and notes.

All families will have received an introductory letter that outlines what teachers and parents can expect from this new platform, how to get started and how any privacy and safeguarding concerns are covered.

How does it work?

When you first activate your account, you should see your child in their current class. Your teacher will respond to anything you post with a like or a comment. Please be aware teachers are all in school teaching during school hours so will not be able to respond straight away. Any work needed will be assigned to your child for them to complete and submit. Seesaw tasks may include special projects and different challenges.

We will suggest ways to respond but if you work in a different way, please do submit your work in this format. We appreciate not everyone will have access to/want to work on devices all the time.

Don't forget that, in addition, we still have paid subscriptions to Doodle Maths and English and TTRockstars and Numbots which are excellent resources to keep your learning going.

Help for parents

You can see an introductory guide for parents here and watch the video that Miss Davis has made to help parents through using Seesaw for the first time:

PTA Christmas 2021

Christmas raffle and mufti, Santa visit and fun packs

Christmas hamper raffle

Mufti day will be on Friday 10th December in exchange for a Christmas hamper item. This is the same day as the school Christmas lunch and Christmas parties.

We had amazing support last year and some ideas are:

  • Chocolates
  • Fizz
  • Mulled wine 
  • Non alcoholic tipple
  • Wine
  • Crackers (to pull)
  • Candles 
  • Smellies
  • Mince pies
  • Conserves
  • Savoury crackers (to eat)
  • Xmas pudding 

Raffle tickets will be sent home in book bags so please look out for them and sell as many as you can.

There were lots of prizes last year, thanks to your generosity ….. so don’t miss out!!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa & the elves are coming to school! Santa will be visiting each class on Thursday 16th December and will be surprising every child with a lovely present. Our PTA managed to arrange this special visit and we would appreciate your support for them to host this event; please purchase Santa ticket/s on the PTA events page below. There is a suggested donation of £2.50 per child, however larger donations are gratefully received, which will help the PTA continue to provide the much-needed funds that support the school. 

Thanks to AP First Aid Training for their sponsorship of this visit also.  

Festive fun packs

The PTA will be selling ‘Festive Family Fun’ packs to help families get in the festive spirit this season! Each pack will be enough for a family of four and will contain:

  • A ‘Make your own cookies’ jar. Each jar makes 6 cookies. (GF option will be Raisin and Cinnamon flapjacks)
  • 2 hot chocolate cones, complete with marshmallows*
  • 4 ‘Design your own’ tree decoration craft activities

Saltford school keepsake

Each pack will be priced at £10. Should anyone wish to order additional items, each individual item will also be available to order separately. All orders will need to be placed via the PTA events platform no later than Monday 6 December. The packs will be distributed Tuesday 14 December via class teachers.

We would like to thank Stella Event Hire, Jazzercise Bristol and Bath and Virtuoso Flooring for kindly sponsoring the event. We would also like to thank Tesco Local Saltford for kindly donating ingredients.

*Vegetarian/vegan hot chocolate cone can be ordered which contains a chocolate coin instead of marshmallows.

Flu immunisation at school

Monday 10th January 2022

Nasal spray vaccinations against flu will be taking place in school on Monday 10th January. All parents have been emailed with detailed information. Please see the letter to parents here.

Before children can have the vaccination, parents should:

  • Ensure you have your child’s/children’s NHS number. Instructions on how to get this are in the letter if required.
  • Use the link in the letter to either consent or decline the vaccination spray. This must be completed by midnight on the 3rd January 2022 – there is no late consent.

We have also sent an information booklet ‘Protecting your child against flu’ from Public Health England which may help to answer any questions you may have.

If your child is absent from school on this day or you have not completed the permission form by the deadline above, they will need to be booked into a local community catch-up clinic.

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