Events

Sports reports

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Winners!

Congratulations!

Following the success of last year's win, we are very proud to have secured victory once again at the Bath and District Indoor Athletics Competition which was held at Wellsway School on Wednesday 12th December. Our Year Six team competed against seven other Primary Schools in relay, obstacle and hurdle races as well as javelin throwing, the triple jump and speed bounces. It was an extremely competitive event which showcased all of the talented children we have at our school. Many, many congratulations to the boys team: 

Oliver HH, Tom E, Jamie C, Oliver L, Jake as, Ed N, Hugo B, Matthew B, Charlie S and Ben A.

The girls team: 

Lucy H, Georgie C, Alice B, Darcie B, Rosie D, Ava S, Jess G, Holly S, Martha G and Chloe R.

Thank you to Mrs Dixon, Mr Godwin and Mr Boyle for their support and to Dean Garrett, Beth Jones and Dave Burston for organising it.

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Isla's soaring performance for Saltford
Isla's soaring performance for Saltford

Congratulations on your first competition

We are proud of Isla in Year 6 who represented Saltford School at the South West Schools trampoline championships in Taunton this December. This was the first competition she had attended.

Wearing the school red, she got over her initial nerves at being the first girl to jump and performed really well. She completed her routine fully, and landed every bounce. She enjoyed the experience so much she now can’t wait for the next competition. Well done Isla.

Trampolining championship

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Treble in The Dark

A Clean Sheet with Muddy Knees!

The A teams’ first round match of the football cup competition on Friday brought both nerves as well as excitement as our boys took on Chew Stoke Primary- last month's finalists of the BANEs tournament in Odd Down.

 

The first half was played very competitively and ended in a tense goalless stalemate; neither team able to find the back of their opponent's net.

 

Another inspirational half time talk, by Ricky, led to fresh hunger from our boys with the knowledge that a 0-0 draw would go to penalties and a loss would see them unable to progress any further in the knock-out cup competition.

 

Saltford lay the pressure on with all the action played in Chew’s half.   Ed scored first then Oliver's outstanding save, diving acrobatically and tipping the ball past the post, were the decisive moments in the game. Charlie slotted in the second and before the final whistle Harry put the game to bed with a third for Saltford- well it was dark by now!

Congratulations to the team and a huge thank you to Ricky, the coach, Mrs Brook, Mr Boyle and the excited parents, cheering from the touchline, which made for a very entertaining match. Good luck to the team in the next round in the New Year.

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Success in the first round of the football cup

 

 

 

On a chilly, damp and misty November afternoon, Mr Boyle and Mrs Brook had the pleasure of accompanying ten year six boys to WASPS Junior School to play against them in the first round of the BANES School’s football Cup. The thrilling first half saw much end to end action in this classic muddy school football match with both teams pressurising their opponents’ goalmouth in an attempt to score the first goal. The WASPS team went closest first after they were awarded a penalty in the first quarter following a hand ball in the box. The resulting penalty was spectacularly saved by Saltford’s Ben and then quickly cleared out of the box. Both teams were on the attack again but the first half ended in a stalemate.

Ricky led the half time inspirational talk and the boys started the second half with  renewed belief and a surging attack down the wing, a quick cross into the goalmouth and the Saltford team found the back of the net after a desperate WASPS attempt to scramble the ball away! Jake the goal scorer entertained us with his celebratory acrobatics!  Saltford, with their tails up, continued to pile on the pressure with more and more attacking football and could have easily increased their lead. The final whistle was received with much celebration from the team and all of the support from the adults on the sidelines. Well done- Ben, Sam H, Sam J, Oliver H H, Oliver K, Max, Joe, Benji, Seth and Jake. We’re all very proud of your excellent teamwork and attitude throughout the entire game. Bring on round two!

Thank you to all the parents who helped transport the team to Bath and those that came to support on a bitterly cold, damp, Friday afternoon.

 
 
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Y6 boys football tournament

 

 

On Monday 19th November, a team of year 6 boys took part in an exciting football tournament at Odd Down Sports Ground in Bath. The teams, (16 in total) from across the local school in BANES, were placed into four groups-pool A, B,C & D. Our boys played 3 matches in pool C winning every game convincingly. Their first match against WASPs 2-0, their second match 4-0 against Castle and their third match 2-0 against St Keyna. The boys showed great attitude and sportsmanship throughout, encouraging each other on and off the pitch. Oliver L was outstanding in goal and was congratulated for keeping the only clean sheet in our pool. Matthew, Jack, Harry and Sam H were strong, and sturdy with their defending skills, Charlie, Ed and Tom controlled the mid field with ease and George provided the attacking skills needed up front.  Unfortunately, a goal was conceded by us against Widcombe within the first minute of kick off in the knock out stages which prevented us from progressing any further. A huge congratualtions to all the boys. They should all be very proud of their efforts.  Thank you to Ricky for coaching them, to all the parents and who helped with transport to and from the venue and for their support on the sidelines on a bitterly cold November day.

 

 

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Semi Finalist at Odd Down Football Tournament!

Nine girls represented the school on Monday 12th November at the annual 7 aside football tournament at Odd Down Sports Ground in Bath.

It was an absolute pleasure to accompany our Year 6 girls who demonstrated such a flare for the games despite only  forming a month ago.  For some of the girls, this was their first football game ever!   Throughout the whole tournament, they showed a fantastic attitude and sportsmanship and continually encouraged each other on and off the pitch.  After playing three games in the group stages, (which they drew against Moorlands and narrowly lost to Newbridge and Chew Stoke) they went on to face Chandag  Juniors in the knock out round.  After full time and extra time the score remained 1-1 and then Saltford narrowly won on penalties ( 2-1).   Widcombe were our Semi finalist opponents we played next.  Again the full time result was 1-1 and again it went to penalties!  Under the floodlights and pouring rain, the girls continued to play football with amazing resilience and despite being wet, cold, hungry and exhausted, they continued to play with gusto. It was their goalkeeper’s save that brought our journey to an end but the girls can be extremely proud of themselves to be Semi finalists at their first competition.

Many congratulations to:  Lulu, Rula, Grace, Martha, Issie, Brooke, Darcie, Rosie and Abigal.  Thank you to Mrs Dixon for her support on the day and to her and Mr Thomas who transported the team.  Thank you also to the many parents and grandparents who cheered them on from the sidelines.

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Success at at the start of the season!

Twenty children represented the school on Wednesday 3rd October at the annual Keynsham and Bath schools cross country competition.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The Year 5 boys were the first to race; Samuel W set a very quick pace early on, earning himself a silver medal. Oscar F ran home in sixth place, Matthew Mc was tenth, Billy T,  sixteenth and Isaac L C finished in seventeenth place.  The Year 5 girls were next to race;  Phoebe S lead from the start and thoroughly deserved her gold medal. Ava G ran home to take the silver position, Tessa D finished in ninth place, Mo K was tenth and Holly K finished a respectable twenty-ninth.
The Year 6 boys ran a very competitive race; Tom E ran home in seventh place, Matthew B was ninth, Jake S tenth, Lucas C fourteenth and Max W finished in twenty first place.   Our Year 6 girls team were outstanding in the final race of the day; Holly S looked comfortable throughout the entire race and deservedly took the gold medal.  Rula F won the bronze, Darcie B finished fourth, Lucy H was fifth and Jess G ran home in seventh!  
A truly remarkable team effort from all the children. Each heat consisted of fifty children from across the area. We arrived back at school with a total of five medals between us! Many, many congratulation to everyone who took part. 
Thank you very much to all the parents who kindly transported the children as well as those who came along to support.
Mrs Brook 03.10.2018
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Bath City FC Manager and Supporter's Chair visit Saltford

Jerry Gill and Martin Powell talk to the children

Last Friday, we welcomed Martin Powell , the chair of the Supporters Society at Bath City FC and Jerry Gill , the manager of Bath City in to school to talk to the children about their Community Day this Saturday 29th September.  Everyone is invited to watch the match this weekend and to pay what you want! Your child should have already received a flyer in their reading folder this week.

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Keynsham Swimming Gala

Pipped to the post!

To round off a busy sporting week, 27 children from Y3-6 travelled to Keynsham Leisure Centre to take part in the annual primary swimming schools gala. It was a very exciting event which showcased our very best swimmers.  The standard at this years event was exceptionally high.  We started and finished the gala very strongly; achieving an outstanding seven individual wins.  The next eleven events comprised of relay events; We won six of these - beating three school gala records along the way!   Many, many congratulations to: Will B, Dexter L, Zach M, Ollie B, Stanley B, Benny H, Lyla C, Phoebe S, Ollie K, Jake S, Ben A, Chloe R, Daisy O, Talya W, Georgie C, Kobi C, Tessa D, Stella M, Frankie T, Lily R, Iwan S, Fergus J, Barney B, Ben C, Daniel H and Ella W.  Everyone swam brilliantly.  It was a fantastic achievement by everyone .  We finished in second place overall, narrowly missing out on the top spot by just one point!

Thank you to Mr Lye and Charlotte for coaching our superb team.  Thank you also to Mrs Oliver and Mr Justine for all of their help and to all the family members who cheered the team along!

Mrs Brook 06.07.18

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Wesport Summer School Games- Y5/6 Quadkids

Our Y5/6 Quadkid Athletes joined around 1,500 youngsters from across the West of England on Wednesday 4th July  and headed to the University of Bath Sports Training Village to take part in the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games. The team : Sam W, James S, Jonathan T, Ed N, Tom E, Mindy F, Rosanna W, Ruby H, Lilly B and Katie G had previously qualified to attend this prestigious sporting event which is a highlight in the sporting calendar.  They all did exceptionally well and should be very proud of their efforts.  Thank you to Mr Justin who was the team manager for the day, to Mrs Dixon and Mrs Hathaway who transported them there and Mr Williams and Mrs Turner who returned them all safety back to Saltford. 

Mrs Brook 05.07.18

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Wesports Summer School Games - Y3/4 Gymnasts

Our year3/4 Gymnasts joined our Quadkid Athletes at the University of Bath on Wednesday. They too had previously qualified as competition winners.  The team : Tom C, Chloe W, Ava G, Phoebe L and Zara W competed against 8 other schools from across the West of England and finished in 4th place overall. They showcased their amazing talents once again on the vault and with an outstanding floor routine.  

Thank you very much to Mrs Lewis for  her coaching,  Mrs Dixon for being the team manager and thank you to all the parents who came along to support.

Mrs Brook 

05.04.18

 

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Our future team GB Triathletes!

It was an absolute pleasure to accompany 23 year 6 children to Horfield Leisure Centre on Monday 2nd July to participate in a non competitive triathlon which was run by The Triathlon Trust . It was a fun and inclusive way for the children to experience all three aspects of a triathlon in a safe environment with all three distances designed to suit all abilities: Swim: 75m, Bike: 1,000m, Run: 500m

Any nerves beforehand disappeared quickly and were replaced with much laughter and elation during the event and at the finish line where the children were presented with their shiny medals.

Many, many congratulations to : Luke B, Luke D, Sid W, Sid B, Lily P, Isabella R, Isabella M, Heidi A, Polly H, Elliot S, Elliot M, Zoe P, Ria G, Phoebe W, Noah B, Pragati V, Daniel S, Rebecca G, Malana L, Isla C, Luca H, Madeline C and Samuel L. 

Thank you very much to Mrs Williams, Mrs Adams and Mrs Hearsey for accompanying the children and for encouraging them throughout the afternoon.

Mrs Brook

03.07.18

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Year 5 Wellsway Cluster Athletics Festival

Spectacular sports in the summer sunshine

On Monday 25th June, the year 5 children from HR and AB attended an athletics festval on Wellsway sports field. After marching along the pavement from Saltford to Wellsway School, the children had a well earned rest to eat their lunch under the shade of the trees. Having replenished their energy, the children were placed into groups, with children from other local schools by Mrs Burston, who organised the event. The children were then guided through a carousel of athletics activities, including relay, long jump, javelin and discus, led by year 8 sports ambassadors from Wellsway School. As the temperatures were very high the children took breaks in the shade and rehydrated themselves continually, with water and snacks, throughout the afternoon. Well done to all the year 5 children, who competed in the festival, practising and aqcuiring new skills, demonstrating sportsmanship and making new friends. Thank you to the large number of parents who helped to walk the children safely to Wellsway school. A special thank you goes to Mrs Burston for organinsing such a wonderful event and to the sports ambassadors who led by example, encouraging and inspiring the children.

 

Mr Boyle 27/06/18

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Year 6 Wellsway Cluster Kwik Cricket Festival

Competition, Fun and Friendship

On Monday 18th June, year 6 children from classes NS and JG attended the annual Wellsway Cluster kwik cricket festival at Keynsham Cricket Club. After a brisk walk from Saltford School, the children were placed into mixed teams with other local schools. The children were led by Wellsway Sports Ambassadors from year 9 in a warm up before taking part in competitive matches, umpired by the sports ambassadors. The children enjoyed acquiring and practising their cricket skills on a lovely late spring afternoon, and making new friends. Well done to all the children from classes NS and JG for trying their best in the festival. Thank you to all the parents who helped to walk the children safely to Keynsham CC and to Mr Justin and Mr Collard for encouraging and supervising the children during the festival.

Mr Boyle

22/6/18

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Year 6 Kwik Cricket

Year 6 show great team spirit

On Wednesday ten Year 6 boys played in the B&NES Kwik Cricket tournament at The Sulis Club in Bath competing against many local B&NES schools. The children played brilliantly, all showing great team spirit and were really supportive of each other. The team reached the quarter finals.  Well done to Will B, Luca H, Henry W, Zach M, Stanley B, Elliot M, Ben H, Ollie B, Jonny T and Sid B.  Thank you to Mr Godwin for accompanying the boys and to the parents who provided transport and support on the day.  Thank you al;so to Tom Baker for coaching the team this year.

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Year 5 Kwik Cricket Festival

Hit for 6

On Thursday 7th June, ten year 5 boys participated in a cricket festival at the Sulis Club in Bath, competing against many local schools from BANES. The boys worked extremely well as a team throughout the day, supporting and encouraging each other and finished the group stage as winners. The boys then went on to play St Phillips School in the quarter finals, winning again to reach the semi-final. Saltford played St Stephens in the semi-final and, after a close contest, lost the match to worthy winners. Well done to the boys for a fantastic day of cricket, super team-work and excellent behaviour and sportsmanship: Jack B, Tom E, Lucas C, Zairn H, Oliver H, Oliver L, Sammy H, Benji R, Hugo B and Sammy S. Thank you to the parents who helped to transport the children to and from the festival and supporting the team throughout the day and to Mr Boyle for organising the team.

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Quadkids Athletics

Outstanding Performances from Saltford’s A & B Teams.

In the sunshine on Monday 11th June, two teams comprising twenty children from Y5 & Y6 participated in The Bath & Keynsham Quadkids Athletics Competition held at Wellsway School. 

Each child competed in four events: 75 metres, Standing long jump, 600 metres and Vortex.

A huge congratulations to :

Team B who finished in 3rd place from 9 teams:

Oliver B, Dexter L, Ed N, Stanley B and Will B.

Rosanna W, Ruby H, Holly S, Darcie B and Jessica G.

Team A who finished in 2nd place:

Tom E, Jonathan T, James S, Henry N, Samuel W, Katie G, Mindy F, Ava W, Lilly B and Rula F.

A special congratulations must go to Will B whose individual scores once added up resulted in him finishing in 3rd place from 90 other children and Rula F who finished in 2nd place with her individual scores. Well done!

Mrs Brook 11.06.18

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Year 3/4 Tennis Festival

Budding Tennis Stars

On Wednesday 6th June Mr Boyle and 8 children from Years 3/4 participated in an exciting Tennis competition at Bath University competing against many local schools.  Our children were split into two teams with both teams scoring lots of points in the first rounds.  The A Team - Thomas C, Matthew McC, Ava G and Isabelle McK - progressed to the semi final which they won to play Bathford in the final.  The scores were very close in the final with Bathford narrowly winning on points.  The B Team - Ewan S, Barney B, Heta B and Niamh McC - went on to play in doubles matches against other schools, performing their best in all the matches.  All the children represented Saltford School with fantastic behaviour and sportsmanship.  Thank you to Mr Boyle for accompanying the children, to Miss Jupp for organsing the event and to the parents for providing transport to and from Bath University.

 

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Year 6 Girls Cricket Tournament

Girls enjoy cricket in the sun

Well done to the girls who attended the B&NES cricket tournament at Keynsham CC on Thursday - they all competed with an excellent spirit and enthusiasm. We took two teams, the A team reached the semi-final of the trophy competition, and the B team reached the quarter-final of the plate competition. We would also like to say thank you to all of the parents who attended, and helped to walk the children to the event, and to Mrs Hathaway for helping on the day. It was a great event, and we enjoyed fantastic weather. We can be really proud of the way all of the girls conducted themselves on the day.  Thank you to Mr Godwin who organised this event.

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Year 6 Friendly Netball Match

Girls enjoy Netball against WMAT school

On Tuesday afternoon this week, twelve Year 6 girls travelled to St Johns (Keynsham) to play a friendly netball match.  Two teams took it in turns playing their teams.  Some really good play from all the girls.  Thank you to Mrs Shobbrook, Mrs Cobbold and Mrs Fay for driving the girls to St Johns and Mrs Fay for their much needed 'Fabs'.  Well done girls.

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Y6 Basketball Compettition

Congratulations!

Saltford school basketball team

On Thursday 10th May, Mrs Brook accompanied ten year 6's to the annual B&NES 5 a side basketball competition which was held at Wellsway Sports Centre. The team demonstrated their skills in a highly competitive event which saw them finish in 3rd place out of 8 schools. Many thanks to Matt Analtst for coaching the team and for organising the event and to Mr Godwin for coming along to cheer them on! Many congratulations to: Will, Jonathan, Katie, Dexter, Alfie, Stanley, Lilly, Benny, Sam and Henry. 

Mrs Brook 12.05.18

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Move a Mile Launch

Daily Physical Activity

On Monday morning, last week, Saltford School launched a new daily physical exercise initiative called Move a Mile. This initiative is aimed at helping all children to enjoy half an hour of physical activity every day at school.

The UK Chief Medical Officers’ Report recommended that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day. At least 30 minutes should be delivered in school every day through active break times, PE, extra-curricular clubs, active lessons, or other sport and physical activity events, with the remaining 30 minutes supported by parents and carers outside of school time. Public Health, England have stated that pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically.

So, on Monday of last week, the children and teachers started their working week with a 10 minute run around the playground. Afterwards, the children and teachers felt energised and ready to focus on the day’s lessons. The children are also engaging in other daily physical exercise sessions, during the week, such as Go Noodle and Supermovers which helps to re-energise and focus the children on their learning. The children have been very enthusiastic about taking part in daily physical exercise and have been asking when we are running again. Move a Mile will continue to take place on a Monday morning in terms 5 and 6 and beyond. 

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Y6 Boys Football Tournament

 

 

On Monday 19th November, a team of year 6 boys took part in an exciting football tournament at Odd Down Sports Ground in Bath. The teams, (16 in total) from across the local school in BANES, were placed into four groups-pool A, B,C & D. Our boys played 3 matches in pool C winning every game convincingly. Their first match against WASPs 2-0, their second match 4-0 against Castle and their third match 2-0 against St Keyna. The boys showed great attitude and sportsmanship throughout, encouraging each other on and off the pitch. Oliver L was outstanding in goal and was congratulated for keeping the only clean sheet in our pool. Matthew, Jack, Harry and Sam H were strong, and sturdy with their defending skills, Charlie, Ed and Tom controlled the mid field with ease and George provided the attacking skills needed up front.  Unfortunately, a goal was conceded by us against Widcombe within the first minute of kick off in the knock out stages which prevented us from progressing any further. A huge congratualtions to all the boys. They should all be very proud of their efforts.  Thank you to Ricky for coaching them, to all the parents and who helped with transport to and from the venue and for their support on the sidelines on a bitterly cold November day.

 

 

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Year 3/4 Football Tournament

Saltford Team Spirit

On Monday 30th April, a team of year 4 boys took part in an exciting football tournament at Odd Down Sports Ground in Bath. The teams, from across local school in BANES, were placed into two groups-pool A and pool B. The boys played 4 matches in pool B. They drew their first match against St Phillips(conceding a goal in the dying seconds), lost their next two matches against St John's and OPJS, and ended with a confident win against St Saviours. The boys showed great attitude and sportsmanship throughout the tournament encouraging each other on and off the pitch. One lovely moment will stay long in the memory as one of the Saltford players sat on the pitch having both of his laces fastened by a player from each team. Well done to all the boys: Matthew M, Samuel W, Zak R, Thomas S, Adam B, Thomas C, JJ M, Freddie T and Tyreik U. Thank you to all the parents who helped with transport to and from the venue and for their support on the sidelines on a bitterly cold spring afternoon.

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Girls' Semi-Final Cup Football Match

A Successful Cup Run

On Friday 20th April, the girls' football team played in an exciting cup match against OPJS. The match was an away game and the girls were feeling positive about the match on a cloudless, warm, spring afternoon.

The first half was evenly matched with Saltford equalising, after conceding a goal midway through the first half, with an amazing long distance shot from the half-way line. After a quick half time team talk the girls were back in action for the second half. OPJS pulled ahead again, early in the second half, as the Saltford players were penned back in their own half. The Saltford players tried their best to defend the poweful attacks from Oldfield but were eventually overwhelmed with the game ending 5-1 to OPJS. The girls have taken Saltford School on the most successful cup run in many years and can be very proud to have reached the semi-final of the competition. They showed great resilience, teamwork and fair play. Well done to all the girls and the parents who provided transport to Oldfield Park Junior School and for their wonderful support and encouragement on the touchline. Well done: Katie G, Sophie S, Rosie W,  Tabby H, Polly S, Lilly B, Mindy F, Daisy O and Rula F.

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Girls Tag Rugby Festival

Girls win 5 out of 6 matches

On Thursday we had the pleasure of accompanying 11 Year 6 girls at this years Tag Rugby Festival.  Click here for the team photograph. They played 6 matches, 5 of which they won comfortably and losing the last one in the dying seconds.  We were proud to see their enthusiasm, teamwork and skills throughout this fantastic afternoon.  Thank you to Mr Woodman for coaching the team and preparing them for the festival.  Thank you also to Mrs Brook for organising the team and to Mrs Shobbrook, Mr Smith and Mrs Graveling for transporting the team.

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Special multisports session for year 2

Top sporting tips for children and teachers

On Monday 23rd April, year 2 undertook a multisports activity session led by Mrs Burston, PE teacher at Wellsway School.

Mrs Burston supported the children with improving their sprinting techniques, throwing and catching skills and using hockey equipment to dribble balls. The children particularly enjoyed her 'top tips' and it was so valuable for the year 2 teachers to pick up ideas and coaching tips for their future PE sessions.

Year 2 multisports Year 2 multisports

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Burston for sharing her expertise and spending her time with us.

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Indoor athletics festival
Indoor athletics festival

Year 4 children visit Wellsway School

On Monday 16th April, afternoon Class RJ and NB (Year 4) walked to Wellsway School to take part in an Indoor Athletics Festival. Year 4 children from St John's Primary School also attended the event. The festival was organised by Mrs Burston with the help of Sports Leaders in Year 10 at Wellsway School who worked with small groups of the children.

The children took part in a wide range of different activities including javelin, shuttle runs, sprints, long jump and the stepper. Mr Jenkins said 'We would like to thank Mrs Burston and the Sports Leaders from Wellsway School for making it such an enjoyable afternoon for our children. It was lovely to see so many ex-pupils from Saltford School giving our children the benefit of their knowledge and expertise. Well done to all of the children for trying their best and showing great sportsmanship.'

Thank you to all the parent helpers who walked with the children to Wellsway School.

Y4 athletics festival Y4 athletics festival
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Year 5/6 Mixed Tag Rugby Tournament

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On Monday, twelve year 6's travelled to Odd Down to play in a mixed tag rugby tournament. The team played exceptionally well winning all of their games in their pool.  In the quarter final Saltford met a fast Paulton side who narrowly beat them by just two tries. Congratulations to : Stanley, Dexter, Oliver, Sam, Henry, Benny, James, Jonathan, Sophie, Lilly, Katie and Mindy. Many thanks to: Mr Nelmes, Mr Lewis and Mr Woodman, who coached the team and thank you to Mr Shobbrook and Mr Beaumont  who provided the transport and to all the parents who came along to support them. Another superbly organised event organised by our Sports Partners, Dave Burston and Beth Jones- thank you.  

Mrs Brook 05.02.18

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Y3/4 Gymnastics Competition

Winners!

On Wednesday, four teams from Year 3 and Year 4 took part in a gymnastics competition at Baskervilles organised by BaNes School Sports Partnership.

The children demonstrated their physical literacy through the vault and a sophisticated floor routine. The high quality of their finesse and flair were showcased for all to see.

At the end of the competition, we were treated to a majestic floor routine by Tom C.

Y3/4 gymnastics teamWinning teamIndividual medals

One of our teams took home gold medals and will represent the School at the University of Bath in July at the County Finals. In addition, Chloe and Tom won silver and bronze respectively for their individual routines.

Many congratulations to:

Poppy S, Kaiya , Faye, Isabelle Mc, Holly K, Millie K, Freddie, Poppy G, Poppy P, Helena, Matthew, Sam, Mo, Tessa, Alicia, Ava, Chloe, Tom, Phoebe and Zara. 

A special thank you  to Mrs Lewis who kindly volunteered to coach the children and teach them the routines and to Beth Jones and Dave Burston for organising the competition. 

Thanks also to the parents who transported the children and to Mrs Whetherley, Mrs Dixon, Mrs Williams and Mr Justin who helped on the day. 

Mrs Brook 01.03.18

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Y5/6 Mixed Football Tournament

Finalist!

On Monday a mixed team of girls and boys from Years 5 & 6 represented the school at the annual mixed football tournament at Odd Down Sports Centre.

We initially played 6 matches, of which we won 4 and drew 2, enabling us to qualify for the semi finals against Widcombe, which we won 1-0.

mixed football team

We met St Stephens in the final and were very unlucky to lose 0-1. Our team played fantastically throughout the whole day and despite the freezing weather conditions, they did themselves and the school proud.

Well done to Sam W, Henry N, Stanley B, Tom E, Will B, Lily B, Polly S, Katie G, Rosanna W and Mindy F. Thank you to Mrs Berry and Mr Williams who transported the team and to Mr Justin who accompanied the team.

Mrs Brook 27.02.18

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Year 5 & 6 gymnasts represent Saltford

Standards high at annual Bath & Keynsham competition

On Monday 5th February, a team from Y5/6 represented our school at the annual Bath & Keynsham schools Gymnastics Competition against 12 other schools.

Hattie G, Evie S, Abigal WG, Jamie C and Tom E competed against other teams who did not attend a gymnastics club outside of school in both the vault and a set floor routine. They finished a very respectable 5th place out of 12 schools.

Brooke T, Rosie D, Bea C, Hannah W and Oliver HH competed against other children who are all club members in both the vault and the floor routine and they finished a very respectable 6th place out of the 12 other schools.

The standard at this year's competition was extremely high and the children from Saltford were fantastic at demonstrating their flair and finesse in their routines. It was a real pleasure to witness them showcasing their gymnastic talents.

Thank you to Mrs Dixon and Mrs Thomas who coached the children with the help of Jake S. Also thank you to them and Mrs Dean for helping with the transport and supporting the children throughout the afternoon.

Thanks to Mrs Brook for all her support and encouragement through the sporting year.

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Year 6 netball success

Impressive performances from both Saltford teams

Saltford year 6 netballEleven year 6 girls played a friendly away match at St John's Primary School in Keynsham on Tuesday 6th February. 

Both teams won their matches 6-1 and 2-1. Well done to everyone who played; Mrs Hathaway was very proud of them all playing in bitterly cold temperatures.

Thank you to Mrs Hathaway for coaching the girls, to Mrs Shobbrook for driving them and to all parents that came and supported us in the cold.

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Girls' football victory at Widcombe

Year 6 team progresses to next round

On Friday 2nd February, our year 6 girls football team played away at Widcombe. In a stunning 6-2 victory they earned a place in the next round of the cup competition.

Well done to all the girls who played with such commitment, and thank you to Mr Boyle and all the parents who supported us.

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County athletics finals

30 Saltford year fives and sixes head to UWE to compete

On Monday 29th January, Mrs Brook accompanied 30 pupils from Y5/6 to attend the County Athletics Finals at UWE, Bristol. 

Following our success of winning the B&NES round at Wellsway in December, we were invited to compete against the other winning teams in the South West. The Children took part in a plethora of events including sprinting relays, javelin, triple jump and long jump. It was a very exciting event with every child giving 100% effort and determination.

Saltford athletics team 2018

Once all the scores were added up in the field and track events, we finished a respectable joint 7th place out of 12 schools. Well done children, you should all be very proud of your efforts.

Many, many thanks to Dr Graveling, Dr Fay and Mrs Turner who accompanied the children as well as Mrs Bell who kindly gave the children some extra coaching beforehand.

Thanks also to Mrs Brook who organised and supported our team through the whole competition.

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Tag rugby festival

Wellsway School hosts tag rugby festival for local primary schools

A group of year 6 children were invited down to Wellsway to take part in a tag rugby festival on Monday 22nd January.

The children warmed up with a variety of different skills games before moving on to some matches, with teams formed from a mixture of different local schools. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were too busy having fun to even take notice of the cold conditions. They were fantastic representatives for our school.

Thank you to the staff and parent helpers who accompanied the children, and to Mrs Burston for organising the event.

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Winners!

 
Mrs Brook writes :
We are delighted to announce that our Y5/6 Athletics team were joint winners with St Stephens School at a recent athletics indoor competition. 30 boys and girls from year 5 & 6 competed against eight other local primary schools at the competition which included events such as :Sprinting, relays, obstacles, hurdles, javelin throwing, triple jump and speed bounces. Many, many congratulations to them all. It was a highly competitive event which showcased the many talented children we have at our school. Thank you to Dean Garrett, Beth Jones, Dave Burston and Rachel Bell who organised the event and thank you to all the parents who transported the team to the event. Thank you also to Mr Godwin, Mr Woodman and Mr Justin who supported the team. 

 

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Girls' Football Cup Game

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

St Mary's 0 Saltford 4

On Thursday afternoon, the girls' football team travelled to St Mary's Primary School in Weston, Bath for the first round of the BANES knock-out cup. 

The girls were really excited to be playing again after their recent success in the annual 7-a-side tournament at Odd Down where they finished as runners up. The mud played a big part in the opening ten minutes, slowing the game down to a crawl, as the girls got bogged down in a kicking contest in the midfield. Suddenly the wingers started to make surging runs through the long grass and wet mud, outflanking the St Mary's midfielders and making threatening crosses to our forward players. Soon the deadlock was broken and the first half finished 2-0 to Saltford. The second half continued with attack after attack down the flanks and more surging runs into the St Mary's goalmouth. St Mary's defended valiantly and were initially successful at stopping the Saltford onslaught. They managed to catch Saltford on the break a number of times but the solid Saltford defence kept its shape and quelled the danger only to release another surging run down the wings. The St Mary's defence were eventually overwhelmed two more times with the last goal being scored in the final minute. 

Huge congratulations to the Saltford players who displayed a wonderful team spirit and were humble in victory as both teams shook hands and congratulated each other's efforts with rounds of hip hip hoorays. 

Well done girls:Katie G, Tabby H, Sophie S, Rosie W, Polly S, Lilly B, Mindy F and Rula F.

Thank you to all the parents who transported the girls to St Mary's and Mr Justin who cheered the team from the muddy touchline.

 

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Boys' football tournament

Frosty football

Saltford boys football teamOn a cold, frosty November morning, Mrs Brook had the absolute pleasure of accompanying nine boys from Years 5/6 to represent the school at the B&NES annual football tournament on November 13th.

The team displayed superb teamwork throughout the competition displaying great determination and fair play. In the first round the team won two games easily but then narrowly lost one game on a penalty which meant they went through to the quarter finals as the group’s runners up. They then played St Stephens who were the most winners of the other group. St Stephens proved to be a very strong team and unfortunately knocked us out of the round. Many congratulations to: Sam, Stanley, Harley, Tom, Dexter, Ed, Henry, Benny, Will. The boys did themselves, their parents and Saltford proud. Many thanks to Mrs Berry, Mrs Lewis and Mrs Hodgson who transported the children, to Dave Burston and Beth Jones for organising the tournament, to Mrs Hodgson and Mr Nelmes for their support and to Ricky for his coaching.

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Year 6 netball v St John's Midsomer Norton

Well played to all the team

On Monday 16th October, 7 year 6 girls played in the BANES league match against St Johns - Midsomer Norton at home. 

It was a closely contested game, where all the girls played well.  After the 2nd quarter we were in the lead, but unfortunately we lost the game in the 3rd quarter when St Johns played with an amazing shooter which took them to a 4 point lead. 

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School football teams

Training is well under way

The Year 5 and 6 boys' football team has started training with South West Soccer on Fridays after school. Both year groups will soon be playing in the BANES schools boys' football knock-out cup competition. 

The Y4, 5 and 6 girls have also started training with Mr Boyle and Mrs Brook. The girls' team will also represent Saltford in the BANES girls' football knock-out cup competition coming soon!

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Congratulations to Saltford pupils at annual cross country event

Success in qualifying to represent B&NES at the next level

Mrs Brook writes: many congratulations to the Y5s and Y6s who qualified in the recent trials to represent the school in the annual cross country event. This year,  the event was held at a larger venue - the Odd Down Sports Ground - to accommodate the 31 Primary Schools that took part.

Saltford School cross country team

The children from Saltford were an absolute credit to themselves and their parents in terms of their attitude, behaviour and effort and were a pleasure to have as company.

Well done Y6 boys: Will, Henry, Samuel, Toby and Jonathan
Y6 girls: Katie, Mindy, Rosanna, Phoebe and Florence
Y5 boys: Tom, Ed, Oliver, Charlie and Oliver
Y5 girls: Darcie, Holly, Rula, Sophie and Daisy.

From this squad, 5 children finished in the top 10 of their event to qualify to represent B&NES at the next level which will be held in Bristol in November

Darcie: 2nd
Holly: 3rd
Tom: 8th
Will: 9th
Henry: 10th

The Team Results were as follows: the Year 5 girls finished 2nd, The Year 5 boys finished 5th, The Year 6 girls finished 12th and The Year 6 boys finished 3rd. 

See the full event results here.

Thank you to the parents and carers for transporting the children and staying to support them on a blustery, chilly October evening and for their patience in negotiating the exit from the car park!

Thank you also to Dave Burston and Beth Jones for organising such a fabulous event and to Mr Godwin for  supporting the team. 04.10.17.

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Girls Tag Rugby Festival at the School Games

Saltford's tag rugby team comes home victorious

A team of Y5 girls represented the school at The School Games Tag Rugby Festival in Bath in June. The girls played four matches in total and won every game. Mr Lewis said they showed tremendous stamina and strength in the blistering heat. Well done to Rosanna, Katy, Tabby, Mindy, Malana, Sophie, Lily, Polly and Ruby.

Thank you to Mr Lewis from Up and Under Sports who has coached the team leading up to the event and on the day of the festival. Thank you to Mrs Slade, Mrs Faye and Mr Shobbrook for transporting the girls and to Mrs Brook for organising it.

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Year 5 Athletics

Year 5 attends Wellsway athletics festival

Year 5 attended the annual athletics festival at Wellsway. They were able to practise a wide variety of athletics skills with the help of the Wellsway Sports Ambassadors. The children had a great time using these skills to take part in events such as sprinting, javelin, long jump, and middle distance running.

There were many local schools in attendance and it was fantastic to see our children interacting so well with children they hadn't met before. Well done to year 5, who represented the school wonderfully. Thank you to Mr Styles for coordinating this activity, all the parents that helped with the walk up to the festival, to Cath Burston for organising such an enjoyable event, and to the Wellsway Sports Ambassadors for supporting our children so well. July 2017.

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Boys Football Cup Match

A typical 1970's mud bath of a match

On a dismal November afternoon, Mrs Brook accompanied a Y5/6 football team to travel to Oldfield Park Junior School to play in a knock out match.  The boys started strong in defence with the help of the exceptional goalkeeping skills from Sam W whose goal line was peppered with shots.  At half time we were very proud to only be a goal down.  The second half began with a goal from Stanley drawing the game before once again, OPJS replying with another strong assault .  Sam W was inundated with keeping out the shots before being helpless with the others that were fired at him! Another goal came from Ed N for us but it wasn't enough against the mighty OPJS.  As many of the children and parents commented on our fantastic resilience and brillant teamwork, the final score of 6-2 did not reflect the game.  Mr Goucher, the headteacher of OPJS, said he was very impressed with the Saltford team’s politeness and commented that they were a lovely bunch of boys. He called the game, “A typical 1970’s mud bath of a match,” as well as adding, “Your goalkeeper’s jersey may need a good soak!”
Well done boys! Sam W, Will B, Harley S, Dexter L, Tom E, Ed N, Stanley B and Benny H- You should all be proud of yourselves playing against a team which included 4 academy players!  Thank you  Mrs Berry , Ms Marr and Mr Justine who accompanied the children, provided the transport and cheered on from the muddy, wet sidelines!
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Saltford v St John's

Teams well matched

Fourteen of our year 6 girls played their first netball match of the season against St John's Primary School. Two teams played Hi 5 netball to a good standard and were well matched. Team 1 drew 4-4 and team 2 won 3-2.  Well played to all the girls and thank you to all parents/carers that came out to support.  Thank you also to Mrs Hathaway for coaching the Saltford teams. 26.09.18.

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Bath & North East Somerset Hi 5 Netball

Girls played well

On Tuesday 16 Year 6 girls participated in the Bath and North East Somerset  Hi 5 Netball Tournament at Wellsway School.  After the first 3 games A Team came 2nd and B Team came 3rd in their pools.  They then went on to play a further 3 games in their pools which both teams won.  All girls played incredibly well showing a great team spirit and support.  Well done to them all. Thank you to all parents who supported the teams and a special thanks to Mrs Thomas for helping to manage the A team. Thank you also to Mrs Hathaway who coached both teams. 25.10.18.

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