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Easter in Saltford
Easter in Saltford

Easter egg competition, special lunch menu & Easter trail

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

Easter egg trail around Saltford Saturday 9th – Monday 18th April

Saltford PTA are organising a fun family Easter Trail during the Easter holiday. There will be a prize draw for correct answers to the Easter Code Conundrum & for participating houses included on the trail.

At least 12 houses on the trail map will display a very special Easter Egg for the duration of the Easter Trail. Trail maps are available to purchase for £2 from PTA Events. All funds raised go towards resources for the children.

All money raised from this event will go directly to providing vital resources for Saltford School. Keep an eye on the PTA Facebook page here for updates and news.

We thank Rajinder Boucher and the team for organising this special event for the children.

Easter menu on Friday 8th April

The pudding will be a choice of a decorated Easter biscuit or a crispy chocolate nest. See details on this poster.

We will also be going on an Easter egg hunt. Whoever finds a golden egg on the bottom of their plate will win a prize. See details on this poster.

Easter egg competition Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th April

We asked as many children as possible from all years to enter this year's Easter egg competition. The theme was to represent someone who they find to be eggstraordinary! It could be a keyworker, family member, character from a film or a book, anyone they find eggspirational. 

We were not disappointed! The library shelves were filled with entries, with an amazing range of inspirations. It was difficult to pick the winners, as the children had obviously taken great care with their entries.

The eventual winners were:

EYFS: first place, Oliver L; second, Oliver B and third Florence Mc, all of Butterfly class.
KS1: first, Mea T, Palm class; second, Anna P, Pear class; third, Ella E, Apple class.
LKS2: first, Abigail F, Lime class; second, Hannah S, Sycamore class and, third, Verity SB, Maple class.
UKS2: first, Seren S; second, Emily S, both Horse Chestnut class and, third, Seb G, Ash class.

See the school newsletter for pictures of the winners and their cracking designs.

Decorated eggs for Easter

See the competition poster here.

Easter menu on Friday 8th April

The pudding will be a choice of a decorated Easter biscuit or a crispy chocolate nest. See details on this poster.

We will also be going on an Easter egg hunt. Whoever finds a golden egg on the bottom of their plate will win a prize. See details on this poster.

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Access afternoons 2022

Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March

In view of the fact that our parent consultation evenings are online, we are pleased to offer parents/carers the opportunity to view the children’s work by coming to an access afternoon. Children will be able to share their work, show you the areas they are working on and discuss next steps.

To facilitate this we are using the same booking system we use for swimming volunteers.  This allows us to limit slots to 15 parents/carers per class per session.  The sessions are Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March from 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm (you may not wish to use the whole half hour) and will be held outside your child/children’s classroom.

Please use the main Claverton Road entrance to the school so we can guide you to where relevant classes are meeting. Despite changes in legislation, we are still mindful of ensuring our families stay safe from COVID.

Please register for your class session using the following links:

Bumble bee class EYFS, Miss Davis: https://volunteersignup.org/W4QR3

Butterfly class EYFS, Mrs Morgan: https://volunteersignup.org/HQ4W4

Apple class, Miss Evans, Y1: https://volunteersignup.org/7Q7Y8

Pear class, Mrs Hayden & Miss Hansford, Y1: https://volunteersignup.org/39MTD

Palm class, Miss Jupp, Y2: https://volunteersignup.org/D3QTH

Cherry class, Mrs Newark, Y2: https://volunteersignup.org/4WCQ4

Sycamore class, Miss Mulready, Y3: https://volunteersignup.org/7CQJ9

Lime class, Mrs Spincer & Mrs Brook, Y3: https://volunteersignup.org/WHF3A

Maple class, Mr Jenkins, Y4: https://volunteersignup.org/MAMAK

Willow class, Mrs Nethercott, Y4: https://volunteersignup.org/P9JDA

Elm class, Mr Bowkett, Y5: https://volunteersignup.org/DP3TH

Horse chestnut class, Mr Boyle, Y5: https://volunteersignup.org/EXW4E

Ash class, Mr Styles, Y6: https://volunteersignup.org/KEHLC

Oak class, Mr Godwin, Y6: https://volunteersignup.org/B3EYW

If you cannot attend due to work commitments, you are welcome to talk to the class teacher at pick-up or email the school office to make alternative arrangements. Any alternative visit would be run along similar lines to those outlined above.

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Consultation evenings 2022

31st March and 4th April

All parents should have received their invitation to attend our virtual parents’ consultation evening on Thursday 31st March or Monday 4th April This is an important opportunity to meet with the class teacher/s.

Appointments can be made from Monday 14th March at 9am until Monday 21st March at 9am. 

Please visit saltford.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointments. If you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will be happy to add appointments on your behalf.

For full detail, please see below the the invitation letter sent out to all parents, the guidelines for how to join the waiting room and, for parents who are new to the school, the guidelines on how to set yourself up on the system:

More information can also be found here: saltfordschool.org.uk/the-office/#parent-consultations.

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Conflict in Ukraine

Our school approach

Understandably, some of our children are are asking questions and are seeing and hearing things about the crisis in the news and we are mindful to approach this in a very sensitive and age appropriate way.

We always find BBC Newsround to be an excellent resource for children and parents alike.

Our approach to news of the conflict in Ukraine and our desire to offer support  

Our partner charity is Unicef . We are a rights respecting school and have worked with them on a number of projects.  In support their appeal to help children and families in Ukraine, we suggested that our children may bring a donation on the same day as we dressed up for World Book Day. If you missed out on donating in this way, you can donate directly online here: www.unicef.org.uk/donate/donate-now-to-protect-children-in-ukraine/

We understand that families in our community may be directly or indirectly affected by the conflict. If you wish to discuss anything related to this issue, please contact Mrs Sage through the school office.

We have emailed all parents with a list of resources that should be helpful for supporting your child when discussing this or any other international conflict  with them, and when they may be upset by what they have seen or heard.

Current information regarding Ukraine

Supporting your child if they see upsetting content online about what is happening in Ukraine (Childnet)
 https://www.childnet.com/blog/supporting-your-child-with-upsetting-content/

We should not hide from children what is happening in Ukraine (Schools Week/Children's Commissioner)
 https://schoolsweek.co.uk/we-should-not-hide-from-children-what-is-happening-in-ukraine/

How to talk to children about what’s happening in Ukraine and World War Three anxiety (Metro)
 https://metro.co.uk/2022/02/24/how-to-talk-to-children-about-whats-happening-in-ukraine-16163133/

Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation (Department for Education)
 https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2022/02/25/help-for-teachers-and-families-to-talk-to-pupils-about-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-and-how-to-help-them-avoid-misinformation/

Information produced previously about war and international violence

How and when to talk to children about war, according to a parenting expert (Independent)
 https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/children-war-talk-russia-ukraine-b2023695.html

How to cope with traumatic news - an illustrated guide (ABC News, Australia)
 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-23/illustrated-guide-coping-traumatic-news/5985104

Talking with Children About War and Violence in the World (Family Education, US)
 https://www.familyeducation.com/life/wars/talking-children-about-war-violence-world

Tips for parents and caregivers on media coverage of traumatic events (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, US)
 https://www.nctsn.org/resources/tips-parents-and-caregivers-media-coverage-traumatic-events

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