Events

Sports reports

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Synchro Success!

Belle M and Holly K took up synchronised swimming with Team Bath at the University of Bath in September last year.  They've had a fantastic first ten months with the U12's squad, coming 2nd in the SW regional competition in June and 12th (out of 23 teams) in the Swim England National Combo Cup at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in London last week.  They have the last competition of the season on Saturday at Culverhay pool.

Well done girls!

 

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Semi-final Success in the Scorching Saltford Sunshine

Saltford 6 Newbridge 0

The long awaited football cup semi-final kicked off, with immense anticipation, with the Saltford team playing in blue bibs, due to a kit clash. The first shot on goal came from the exuberant Saltford team- eager to open the scoring: a long range shot to test the keeper’s mettle-just wide of the post! Another shot followed in quick succession-this time wide of the other post. A positive start by Saltford.

More Saltford pressure followed, on a very hot summer afternoon, a week before the summer holiday break-the great ocean of time. Another shot wide from the blue bibs. Jack, in defence for Saltford, stopped every counter attack to feed the front players; heaping even more pressure on the valiant Newbridge defence and overworked goalkeeper. Finally, the deadlock was broken on 5 minutes with a precise cross, tapped in by Harry at the far post. 1-0 to the hosts.

After the restart, Newbridge played their best move with quick passing from defence ending in a shot wide of the Saltford post. Ollie, the Saltford keeper, made his first goal kick of the game reaching Ed on the left wing for another surging run, putting enormous pressure on the Newbridge midfield and defence. The Saltford wingers made life very difficult for the Newbridge players the whole afternoon under the scorching sun.

A rare mistake in the Newbridge box saw Tom reacting at lightning speed, latching onto the ball, rounding the keeper and coolly slotting the ball into the back of the net. 2-0 Saltford. Shortly after the restart, Tom made another blistering run towards the Newbridge goal, unleashing a tremendously powerful shot from 20 yards with the ball bursting the net. 3-0! A relentless opening 10 minutes from Saltford.

However, Newbridge kept their heads up and continued to try to get back into the game with resilient defending and counter attacks. For a brief moment, Saltford switched off, resting on their laurels momentarily, conceding a corner from Newbridge pressure. Ricky reminded his team to keep their concentration and soon the boys were communicating and pushing forwards again. In the next corner for Saltford, the boys worked a new training ground tactic-four players stood shoulder to shoulder then spread out into the box at speed as soon as the corner kick was taken. This made the Newbridge defence’s job even harder-making it very difficult to mark the attacking players. A corner tap-in was saved! Close!

Saltford surged down the wing again eager for more goals. Ed’s lightning pace beating two players before whipping the ball into the box for Charlie to slot the ball home. Goal! 4-0. In the dying seconds of the half, Ollie, the fresh Saltford keeper, had to spring into action to close the angle and cleared the ball from a Newbridge counter attack. Newbridge were not giving up just yet.

Second Half:

Newbridge kicked off the second half positively. They were rewarded immediately with a penalty after a trip in the 18 yard box. Saved! Ollie quickly dived to his right, stopped the ball and drop kicked it into the opponents’ half for a goal scramble ending in a corner. Cleared! The pace of the game continued from where it left off in the first half; both sides trying their best to score goals and stop the other team from scoring. More shots just wide from Saltford. Corners cleared. Ed then controlled a goal kick from Ollie and put his laces through the ball which flew into the bottom corner of the goal. 5-0!

Newbridge attacked, after the restart, with a huge kick that bounced over the Saltford keeper. Ollie raced to the goal line to safely gather the ball eager to keep a clean sheet. Newbridge still had their heads up-never giving up. Saltford attacked again. The keeper came to save, half blocked the shot and the ball trickled over the goal line. 6-0! Newbridge attacked straight after the restart, taking it round Ollie in goal then shooting wide from an impossible angle-the closest to scoring yet for Newbridge. More corners followed in the last few minutes; more goalmouth scrambles; more shots; more saves. Could there be any more goals in this thrilling semi-final? Finally, the whistle blew on a classic cup football game full of goals, fair play, resilience and sportsmanship. The beautiful game played by two committed and competitive sides. A joy to watch. Commiserations to the valiant Newbridge players and  huge congratulations to Saltford who will be playing Moorlands in the final.

Thank you to Ricky for coaching and encouraging the team, Mrs Brook for organising the matches, Mr Martin for refereeing the game fairly and the vocal parents(super fans) on the touchline. A huge well done to the wonderful Saltford team. Good luck in the final boys.

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Y4 Rounders Festival

Fun in the Sun!

On Monday 15th July ten of our Y4 children took part in the WMAT Y4 Rounders Festival at Wellsway School which was organised by Mrs Burston.  On arrival, the children were divided into six different teams which were a mixture of all the participating primary school in our WMAT cluster. Before the five games were played, the children practised their throwing and catching skills as well as making some new friends. The afternoon was a huge success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to Mrs Burston, the young Sports Ambassadors, the parents and to Mrs Dixon who all accompanied the children.

 

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Runners Up!

Congratulations!

 

To round off a busy sporting year, 22 children travelled to Bath Leisure Centre on Friday 5th July to take part in the annual schools gala. This event is always a highlight in the sporting calendar and this year was no exception. Once again, the standard was exceptionally high with many Club swimmers participating from the other local schools. We started the gala very strongly; Tayla’s 100m Individual Medley was worthy of a place in the GB squad! The next sixteen events comprised of 50m and 25m swims and relay races. Saltford won eight of these races with strong individual wins from: Daisy and Ewan. Saltford came 2nd in five further races and 3rd in the remaining three races.  Many, many congratulations to: Tayla, Daisy, Georgie, Millie, Ben, Ollie H H Ollie K, Jake, Chloe, Tessa, Frankie, Lily, Kobi, Ben, Ewan, Barney, Ella, Daniel H, Daniel B, Fergus, Amelia and Anselm. Everyone swam brilliantly and should all be extremely proud of themselves. We finished in second place overall, narrowly missing out on the top spot by just two points!

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

Mrs Brook 05.07.19

 

 

 

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Quadkids County Champions!

The best athletes in the West of England

 

 

Many congratulations to our Year 6 Quadkid athletes who were crowned the county sports champions on Tuesday 2nd July at Wesport’s 2019 Summer School Games Competition.

This fantastic event, which was attended by 45 Primary Schools and 10 Secondary Schools, began with the Opening Ceremony where the children were reminded of The School Games Values: Respect, Determination, Teamwork, Passion, Self Belief and Honesty.  Simran Kaur a Team GB para athlete gave an inspirational speech informing us that she too had participated at this very event in 2017 before qualifying to represent her country.    

Throughout the day, the School Games Values were evident.  The children’s passion, determination and self belief were in abundance as they competed against 19 other teams from the South West, creating a truly extra special atmosphere.  We were all ecstatic when the results revealed that Saltford were crowned The 2019 County Sports Champions with their staggering total score of 1768 points for each discipline: 600 metres, Javelin, Sprint and Long Jump.

Furthermore, Jake S and Brooke T were each awarded individual bronze medals, Ed N, a silver and Holly S a gold!

Thank you to the parents who kindly offered to transport the children, to Mrs Smith who provided the much needed gazebo and to Wesport for organising a such a brilliant event!

 

 

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Y5 Cluster Schools Athletics Festival

Once again our children were invited to attend another cluster festival which was organised so brilliantly by Mrs Burston and her team of Y8/9 Sports Ambassadors. On Monday 1st July, our Year 5 children mixed happily with the other children from St Johns, Chandag and Marksbury to practise their skills with the javelin, shot put, sprinting, hurdles and the triple jump to name a few.  All the children finished the afternoon with huge smiles on their faces having either learnt a new skill, improved on another or having made a new friend.  Thank you to the parents and grandparent who walked to and from Wellsway with us, to Mrs Burston and to all of the wonderful Sports Ambassadors

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Class HR Cricket Festival

Fun in the Sun!

On Thursday 27th July, Class HR walked to Keynsham Cricket Club to participate in a cricket festival with other local schools. It was a lovely sunny day so we enjoyed our packed lunches in the fields on route. The afternoon was spent learning the skills needed for kwik cricket and playing games. Thank you to all of our parents helpers for joining us - the trip would not have been possible without you.

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County Finalist Again!

Congratulations!

 

On Tuesday 18th June, twenty Y6’s represented the school in the annual  Quadkids Athletic Competition at Wellsway School.  Each pupil had to compete against twelve other children from the surrounding primary schools in four events: Standing long jump, javelin, 75metres and 600 metres.

I could not have been any prouder of their enormous efforts and talents displayed throughout the competition. The next day, each athlete’s individual scores were totaled to reveal some remarkable successes: Holly S won Gold, Brooke T Silver and Martha G, Bronze.   The combined scores of the Saltford children now means that ten children qualify to represent B&NES in the Wesports Summer Games next month at The University of Bristol. Many, many congratulations to them all and a huge thank you to Mrs Dixon and Mr Bowkett for their support and to Dean Garrett, Dave Burston and Beth Jones and all the Y9 & Y10 Sports Ambassadors for such a wonderful event.

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Bath University Tennis Competition

Year 4 play well

Well done to the eight  Year 4 children who took part in the annual tennis competition up at Bath University.  Luke H, Tom H, Ella W and Heta B (A team) and Eve J, Niamh M, Alex P and Oscar C (B team) all played brilliantly against other schools in B&NES. The A team came second in the competition, missing out on first place by 1 point! The B team came third overall. All the children played in lots of mini singles matches and showed great resilience and determination. Well done! Thank you to Miss Jupp who organised this on behalf of the school and to the parents who helped with transport.

 

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Well done boys!

B&NES Boys Year 6 Cricket Tournament

Congratulations to the Y6 Boys Cricket team who won the BANES cricket tournament on 6th June. They won all of their group games, then beat Midsomer Norton in the quarter-final, Paulton in the semi-final and were deserving winners in a tense final against St Stephens. The boys all played with a great spirit, showing a sporting attitude towards their opponents and provided great support to each other through the matches. A special mention to Tom Baker, who has provided excellent coaching throughout the year: he was very proud of how they played.  Thank you to Mr Godwin for organising and acconpanying the boys last week.
 

 

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Sporting accolade for Y6 rugby players
Sporting accolade for Y6 rugby players

Martin Johnson awards 'Junior Discovery of the Season'

The first weekend of June was a big occasion for many of the Saltford  year 6 boys. We are very proud of the part they played in the Keynsham RFC U11 team that recently won the Premiership Land Rover Cup. Jake, Ollie, Ed, Tom, Sam, Jack, Charlie and Harry were all part of the team's success.

In recognition of their win, they were all lucky enough to be invited to the Premiership final at Twickenham where Exeter and Saracens battled for the cup.

A very special accolade was waiting; our very own Jake was named individually as Bristol Bears Junior Discovery of the Season. He received his award from England rugby legend Martin Johnson.

Rugby award at Twickenham Rugby award at Twickenham

It is a massive accomplishment for all of them. They deserve to be very proud indeed, as are their families and all of us at school.

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Y6 Orienteering

A great first time event for Saltford!

 

 On Wednesday 22nd May, I accompanied 16 pupils from year 6 to an orienteering event which was held in the grounds surrounding Odd Down Sports Complex in Bath. A network of points (controls) were planned across the Odd Down site which the children, in teams of four, had to orientate themselves around.  Each team was given a map and a sheet to record the letter of each point they visited. At the end of the course, these letters formed an anagram to solve! This exciting event was both an intellectual as well as a physical challenge which required all of the children to work as a team. The children were a delight to accompany.  Everyone worked well and all said how much they enjoyed the event- a first for Saltford. Isaac said “ It was exhausting, but good exercise and it helped me to improve my map reading skills.” Milly said that she really enjoyed the experience which tested her teamwork skills. Jamie added” It was like being part of an athletics team because so much teamwork and fitness was needed.” Zairn said he liked the fact that his mind as well as his body was tested and Amelie said it was an experience she’ll always remember. Thank you to Dave Burston and Beth Jones for organising this fun and active event and thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help.

 

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Netball Match

Chew Stoke too quick for Saltford

On Tuesday we welcomed Chew Stoke to school to play Year 6 girls at Netball. It was a very warm afternoon and both teams played well.  Unfortunately, Chew Stoke were quicker around the court and used their bounce passes to their advantage and won both matches.  Well done to all the girls that took part and thank you to all staff and parents who came out to support.  

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Y4 football - Finalists!

Congratulations!

On Monday 20th May, 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 Newbridge, 2-2 , won their next two matches against Chandag (3-1) and Roundhill (1-0) and ended the group stages with a narrow loss (1-0) against WASPs. These group results won the boys a place in the semi final which they won confidently 2-0 against Moorlands.  The final was an extremely close match.  The boys gave it everything and never gave up despite having played 3.5 hours of football in the warm sunshine.  WASPs were the eventual winners but our boys showed great attitude and sportsmanship throughout the whole tournament encouraging each other on and off the pitch. They all left the tournament with a smile on their faces and a runners up medal around their necks. Well done to them all!  A special mention to Tom E from Y6 who was chosen to help referee.  Mr Burston noted that he conducted himself with great maturity and confidence. Thank you to Mr Boyle for coaching the boys and to all the parents who helped with transport and to Mr Oliver for his help with the coaching on the day.

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Girls out but not down

A wonky pitch too far

Thrilling Girls' Football Cup Match at Newbridge

On Thursday 16th May the Girls’ football team travelled to Newbridge School, in Bath, to play in the quarter final of the Banes Cup. The two teams started evenly, although it took Saltford a little while to adjust to the famous wonky pitch at Newbridge. Five minutes in, Newbridge scored from a cross with a short range shot. 1-0 to the hosts. Saltford continued to find the wonky pitch difficult and bunched together, rather than keeping their usual shape using the width of the pitch. A goalmouth scramble at the Newbridge goal saw the ball cleared off the line. Close to an equalizer. The famous wonky pitch continued to cause problems with the girls finding it difficult to keep the ball on the pitch. Handball! Saltford gave away an indirect free kick. Saltford defended well and went on the counter attack. End to end action followed. In the dying minutes of the first half, Newbridge were awarded a free kick. Another goal! 2-0 to the hosts at half time.

                After a well needed half time team talk from Geoff, the girls regrouped and were inspired to give it their all in the second half. The reminder to keep their shape and spread out on the pitch had an  immediate effect with the team making a positive start. An early corner from Saltfored was cleared. Saltford continued to attack gaining more and more confidence. Another goalmouth scramble at the Newbridge end-GOAL! Saltford were back in the game. 2-1. Saltford now had all the possession, attacking the Newbridge goal relentlessly. A near miss! The ball going just wide. Newbridge were now playing on the counter attack and Daisy, the Saltford goalkeeper, made a number of excellent saves from powerful long range shots by Newbridge’s talented striker keeping Saltford in the game. Saltford now had to defend to keep the game alive.  Three minutes left-the score balanced at 2-1. A tense finish.  Another Saltford corner-a shot – SAVED. Finally, a last minute Saltford header went agonisingly wide. The final whistle blew on a fantastic cup match with both teams exhausted. An amazing cup run by the Saltford Girls’ Football Team came to an end. Well done to Newbridge and good luck in the next round.

Well done to all the girls for their wonderful achievement reaching the quarter final, to Geoff our super coach, Mrs Brook for organising the training and matches and to all the parents for their transport,  vocal support and encouragement on the touchline.

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Extra Time brings success!

Girls football team victorious once again.

 


 

Extra time was needed after 40 minutes of end to end girls football on Friday 3rd May when the visitors from Chandag Juniors played Saltford in the next round of the football knockout competition.

This exciting and highly competitive match enabled our team to showcase their talents in front of the many spectators. 

Within 10 minutes of the kick off, Saltford scored the first goal to give the home side the perfect start. It wasn’t long however before Chandag equalised to level the score at 1-1 going into the half time break.  It was Saltford who scored at the start of the second half to gain the advantage once more but a mistake moments later gave the visitors a penalty goal to bring the score line level once again to 2-2.

At 40 minutes , Extra time was needed to determine which team would qualify for the next round. Saltford continued to press hard with grit and determination in attack and defence, eventually scoring the vital goal to secure a 3-2 victory! Many congratulations girls- a place in the Quarter Finals against Newbridge Juniors awaits.

Thank you to everyone who supported the team and to Mr Boyle for refereeing the match.

Mrs Brook.

 

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Best in the West!

County champions!

I had the pleasure of accompanying our mixed tag rugby team to The 2019 West of England Spring SchoolGames on Thursday 25th April which was held at Bristol Grammar School. Our talented year six players qualified for this event by reaching the finals of the B&NES tag rugby competition in April .

Initially, Saltford School was grouped in one of the four pools to play against children who were the finalists from: South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North and South Somerset. Each game in this group proved to be highly competitive and after three games, only one single try separated each spot from first to fourth place. As group winners, our team went through to the quarter finals to play Trinity Primary, Bristol, which they won convincingly 5-0. Next, a win of 2-1 in the semi final against St Bonaventure’s Bristol won them a place in the final where they met  St Stephens Primary School, Gloucestershire.

The children gave everything they had and, with some tactical coaching throughout, the final whistle brought much jubilation as the score was confirmed with our 4 tries to their 3! The children and all of their parents could not have been happier or more proud! It is a truly remarkable achievement for them to be crowned the County Winners for 2019. Many, many congratulations to them all and a huge thank you to Mr Lewis for his coaching expertise.

Mrs Brook.

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Tag rugby winners!

Congratulations!

The rain stopped just in time for kick off at the annual girls’ tag rugby festival on Wednesday 24th April for eleven schools to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of tag rugby at Avon RFC, London Road, Bath.

Saltford played two games initially against Westfield and Oldfield Park Juniors which they won comfortably 6-0 and 11-3 respectively. Widcombe Juniors were our next opponents which proved to be a much more competitive match. Both teams were very evenly matched but fortunately Saltford scored the winning try to win the game 3-2 and a place in the final against Paulton.  Both teams were desperate to win, both having not lost a single match throughout the afternoon.  Paulton scored the first try of the game but Saltford pressed hard and at half time the score was all even at 3-3.  A half time team talk roused the team to continue to  work hard together and continue to keep their shape.  Saltford scored a further 3 tries to win the game 6-3! 

The girls were highly deserved winners and were complimented by the Avon Rugby coach on their fair play and sportsmanship which they demonstrated throughout the whole afternoon. Many congratulations to them all and a huge thank you to Mr Lewis for his coaching expertise.

Thank you also to Lulu’s and Isla’s mum and Chloe’s grandad for their support throughout the day.

Mrs Brook.  

 

 

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Success at basketball!

Congratulations!

Matt Analts, who has been coaching our Y6 basketball team this year, witnessed their talents at the highest level when they competed in the annual basketball competition against seven other local primary schools on Thursday 4th April.  

The children had to play against three other school initially: Castle Primary, St Mary’s and Oldfield Park which would determine which school they would face in the knock out stages. The children were such a joy to watch throughout; their communication skills, teamwork and talent were all truly outstanding. They outplayed their opposition in every way possible to win each game a convincing 20 points to zero. Saltford faced Bathampton in the semi final match and again delivered another faultless performance winning 16 points to zero. A place in an exciting final against Chew Stoke was their reward which Saltford won, 8 points to 2!

Many thanks to Matt for his expert coaching skills and to all of the parents who were there to support.Massive congratulations to all of the children who should be very proud of themselves and their achievements.  

Mrs Brook.

 

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Saltford v St John's Friendly Netball Match

Well done Netball club!

Last Friday the girls who attend the Friday Netball club had the opportunity to play in a friendly Netball match against St John's School, Keynsham. They have been training hard since September, practising their attacking and defending skills and learning the rules of the game. This was their opportunity to put their new skills into practice. Everyone had the chance to play in at least one quarter of the game and I was so impressed with how well they focussed and the level of enthusiasm they showed. Well done to all the girls who played and thank you to the parents and staff who came out to support. Mrs Burston.

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A friendly high five!

It was a joy to watch our girl’s football team play in the sunshine at last!  On Thursday 28th March, we welcomed Chew Stoke Primary School.  Saltford made an excellent start to the match with an early goal from Holly in the first minute after kick off which gave our girls the perfect start. Saltford were relentless with moving the ball forward which Rosie pounced upon to score a superb goal to make it 2-0.  Chloe slotted in a powerful third goal just before half time.  The second half began with another early goal from Chloe which she put away neatly into the bottom corner.  Alice was the rock we needed for the team in defence, closing down any attempts by the opposition during the second half which enabled Daisy to make a superb strike in the last minute of the game to seal the victory: 5-0 .  Saltford’s excellent team work and determination shone throughout the match, holding their positions and passing the ball accurately. The whole team thoroughly deserve their win and should be very proud of their efforts. Many congratulations to all!

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Year 6 Netball Team

On Tuesday 19th March, 15 Year 6 girls travelled to Somervale School, to play two netball matches against High Littleton.  Both teams played incredibly well showing great skills. They both won convincingly with scores of 28-1 and 21-0. 

Thank you to our Wellsway Sports Leaders for umpiring and all the parents who helped transport their daughters and supported the teams.  Thank you to Mrs Hathaway for coaching the teams.
 
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Finalists!

Congratulations!

 

The Bath & District Tag Rugby Tournament is always a highlight in our sporting calendar and this year was no exception! The 12 school that competed in this years competition were divided into two pools.  This meant we had to play five games initially and try to win as many matches as possible to reach the semi finals.  Our first game against Castle, we won 11-1.  Our second game against St Mary’s, we won 8-4.  The third game we beat St Philips, 10-5 and our final game against Widcombe, we won 10-8.  Unsurprisingly with this fantastic achievement, Saltford qualified as the top team in their pool.  We met Chandag in the Semi Final which we won comfortably, 8- 1.  Our opponents in the final were St Stephens.  It was an extremely competitive match with the difference of a single try determining the winning side.  The final result:  St Stephens, 7 , Saltford,  6.  We are all so very proud of the teams’ achievement and would like to thank Mr Lewis for his expertise and high standards of coaching.  As finalists, the team have qualified to represent B&NES at The County Finals in April where we wish them lots of luck and look forward to reporting on this event next term.

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3-2 to Saltford !

 

 

 

Despite the howling winds last Thursday 14th March, our girls’ football team travelled to Saint Saviours Junior School in Bath to play in the first round of the knock out football cup. An early goal from their team didn’t deter our girls; their resilience and determination paid off quickly when Darcie chipped in a low ball into the corner of their net.  Another fabulous goal from Brooke ten minutes later took us into half time ahead at 2-1. At the start of the second half, Saint Saviours pulled one back to level the score.  It was a tense final quarter with both sides trying to score that winning goal.  Fortunately for Saltford, our defence and midfielders were outstanding allowing Chloe and Rosie to continue the attack with Rosie eventually scoring the winning goal.  Final result : 3-2 to Saltford.  Congratulations girls- a fantastic win. Bring on Round Two!

 

 

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Baskervilles Gymnastics Competition

Silver for Saltford

Silver gym awardWell done to the following children who took part in the Kingswood Schools Gymnastics Competition representing Saltford School at the weekend. All children won individual medals and a second place cup for Saltford.
Moweena B , Elowen B, Emily H, Savannah C, Aiden  H, Violet B , Eryn B , Daisy G 

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Tennis opportunities for the community

National Lottery funded scheme with Saltford Tennis Club

Saltford Tennis Club has been awarded funding from the National Lottery to deliver a fully funded tennis programme aimed at people who are not currently playing tennis.

Each school term will see a new cohort of players offered the chance to learn the game at Saltford Primary School, Wellsway School and Saltford Tennis Club.

This is the schedule:

Activity

Day

Time

Venue

Ages

Breakfast club

Monday

08.00-08.45

Saltford PS

ALL

 

 

School coaching

Monday

09.05-11.05

Wellsway

Year 7

Monday

11.25-13.00

Wellsway

Year 8

Monday

13.20-14.20

Saltford PS

ALL

Monday

14-20-15.20

Saltford PS

ALL

Girls only after school club

Monday

15.20-16.20

Saltford PS

ALL

Toddlers' tennis

Wednesday

09.30-10.00

Saltford TC

2-3

Mums' tennis

Wednesday

10.00-11.30

Saltford TC

16+

The Breakfast Club, after School Club, Toddlers' Tennis and Mums' Tennis must be booked in advance and places are limited.

Bookings for the school sessions can be made directly through the school (Breakfast club, School Coaching and after school club. Phone us on 01225 872185 or email contactus@saltfordschool.org.uk

To register for the sessions at Saltford Tennis Club (Mums' Tennis and Toddler Tennis) please contact Dillon on ds923@bath.ac.uk or 01225 384247.

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B&NES Quicksticks Hockey Tournament

Well done!

Sixteen teams including a team from Saltford played in a B&NES Quicksticks Hockey Tournament on the astro at Wellsway School on Wednesday 6th March. Schools were divided into four pools with each school playing a round robin competition. After this stage of the competition all the teams played in a knock out stage where we were unfortunately beaten by a strong Widcombe side.

Throughout the competition the children’s team spirit and resilience shown through. It was wonderful to be part of this highly competitive competition - the first time we have entered a team and judging from the feedback , it won’t be the last! Congratulations to: Libby, Abi,Sophie, Benji, Max and George.

 

 

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Y6 Mixed Football Competition

Congratulations!

Rosie, Chloe, Darcie, Grace, Lucy, Jess, Oliver L, Sam H, Tom E and Charlie travelled to Odd Down Sports Complex on Monday 4th March to represent the school at the Bath and District Mixed Football Tournament.  The competition was divided into two Pools, each one consisting of 7 schools.

Saltford started the tournament with 2-0 win and ended the tournament with a 4-0 win. The four games in between were a mixture of losses and draws. Overall the team were a absolute pleasure to accompany and showed immense resilience throughout the whole afternoon. Many congratulations to them all and a huge thank you to Mrs Dixon, Mr Harber and Mrs Gould who accompanied the team. Thank you also to the many parents and grandparents who cheered on the team from the sidelines.

 

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Y3/4 Gymnastics Competition

Congratulations!

On Friday 1st March I had the pleasure of accompanying 10 Year 4’s to attend a gymnastics competition at Baskervilles gym.

The children competed at two levels: Level One - which was the category for the less experienced gymnasts and Level Two, the category for those children with more gymnastic experience.

All the children were given a set routine to learn and perform on the vault and on the floor which they have been practising last term and this term with Mrs Lewis. Everyone should be very proud of their efforts as they completed their routines with such flair and finesse that it was very clear to see how much hard work and determination they have dedicated to learning the routines. 

Our less experienced group were awarded 5th place out of 9 teams and our more experienced team were awarded 3rd place out of 11 teams.  A special mention to Zara who won herself a Silver medal for her outstanding individual performance.

Many congratulations to: Phoebe , Zara, Katie,Olivia and Evie

Oscar, Barney, Joshua, Molly and Eve

Thank you to Mrs Wetherley, Mrs Jones and Miss Palmer who accompanied the team and supported them and a special thank you to Mrs Lewis for all of her hard work with coaching the children to such a high standard.

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Year 6 Girls Football V's St Keyna

Exciting friendly ends goaless

Last Thursday the 28th February, our Year 6 girls played St Keyna in an after school friendly football match. The girls demonstrated plenty of the skills and tactics they have been practising during their training sessions and dominated the attack throughout the match. St Keyna played a defensive strategy throughout the whole game denying any of our girls the opportunity to score.  The match ended goalless despite Saltford being the stronger side.

Many congratulations to the team: Lulu, Lucy, Chloe, Issy, Daisy, Alice, Grace, Jess, Holly and Martha. 

 

 

 

 

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Sports are going strong at Saltford
Sports are going strong at Saltford

School games gold award update

We are very proud at Saltford school to have achieved a Gold Mark in PE for The School Games Mark which is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school.  Keeping competitive sports at the heart of our school at Key Stage Two and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their best is something we are very proud of.  Since the start of this academic year, we have achieved an array of successes with the inter school competitions against the other local primary schools in BaNES.  Wins have been achieved in the cross country competition,  sports hall athletics, football and netball matches and, more recently, many of our older children achieved great success at the gymnastics competition held at Baskervilles Gym.  You can read more about our talented young sportsmen and women here at Saltford Primary in the other sports reports here on our website.

Year 3 sports competition at SaltfordAnother type of competition that we are proud to promote at our school are the Intra-School competitions.  These are the sporting activities which take place between the pupils in Key Two in their Houses: Robins, Woodpeckers, Owls and Goldfinches.  Our annual Sports Day is a fine example of this.  Furthermore, the children in Key Stage Two will continue to compete against each other on a regular basis in their weekly PE lessons.

Classes JG, NS, AB, HR, PNMN and ESST took part in day of Competition held on Monday 4th February when we welcomed one of our Schools Sports Partners, Brendan Rowse. The children competed against each other in their houses in either quicksticks hockey, basketball or dodgeball. Kingfisher house were the overall winners with 13 points and wins in Y4 basketball and Y5 hockey. Robins came a close second with 12 points and wins in Y3 basketball and Y6 dodgeball.  We would like to thank Brendan for this thoroughly enjoyable day. 

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Gymnastics success
Gymnastics success

Baskervilles competition medals haul

Congratulations to our Year 2 gymnasts who competed in the recent Baskervilles Gymnastics Club competition. Although they have competed before, this is the first time they’ve all come home with medals from the same competition.

Between them, our five competitors won six golds, four silvers and one bronze, plus two first places for overall performance in different categories. Well done!

Medal winners at Baskervilles competition Gym competition success

February 2019.

 

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Success at Baskervilles Gym, Bath.

Bronze and Gold!

On Tuesday 29th January, fifteen children represented the school at the annual BANES and District year 5&6 gymnastics competition which was held at Baskervilles Gym in Bath. The children have been practising their routines before and during school since the beginning of January and it was very clear to see their high standards of finesse and expertise.

The non club gymnastics team: Tom E, Joe C, Ollie L, Sam H and Alice B earnt themselves a bronze medal as did five more children who were in the group of experienced gymnasts: Chloe W, Tom C, Ava G , Poppy D and Ollie HH.
Our other experienced team: Violet B, Maisie O, Mia C, Jake S and Leo R finished in a very respectable 10th place. Many, many congratulations to them all.
A special mention to Tom E for his outstanding performance as an inexperienced gymnast which won him an individual gold medal. This is a remarkable achievement for Tom and very well deserved.
Thank you Mrs Watts, Mrs Gregory and Mrs Dixon for transporting the children and supporting them throughout the afternoon.
Mrs Brook 29.01.19

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County Athletic Finals

Congratulations!

On Monday 28th January, I had the pleasure of accompanying 20 of our finest athletes to The University of The West of England to compete against the top twelve schools in the area in a Level 3 indoor athletics competition. The children took part in a plethora of events ranging from sprinting, speed bounces, triple jump, long jump and javelin to name a few.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this prestigious event and it was a privilege to represent Saltford with this group of children who should all be very proud of themselves. They finished in 6th place out of 12 schools from Bristol,  South Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Thank you to Mrs Dixon and Mrs Arnott who accompanied the children on the day. 

Mrs Brook 28.9.19 

 
 
   
 
 
 
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Out but not Down

Boys' team gave their best effort in exciting cup game

On Friday 25th January, the football team travelled to Keynsham to play Chandag Junior School in the next round of the B&NES School Football Knock Out Cup Competition.

Our boys showed great composure and resilience throughout and never gave up trying  to find the back of Chandag’s goal net!

Despite all of their efforts, they were outplayed by a superb Chandag team who were extremely skilful and dominant throughout the whole match. A special mention to Ben A our goalkeeper who saved numerous goals to prevent the score line doubling! Well done Ben.

Thank you to all of the parents who came along to support the team with their words of encouragement from the sidelines. Thank you to Ricky for coaching them and to Mr Boyle and Mrs Brook for organising it.

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Dramatic Penalties in the Cup

Resilience, determination and perseverance wins through

The boys A team celebrated on Friday evening with a win on penalties against St Keyna to progress to the next round - the quarter finals - of the B&NES Schools Cup Competition.

The boys showed great determination after scoring the opening goal then going behind 2-1 in the first half.

Going into the second half, Saltford began to put pressure on St Keyna with more and more accurate passing, communication on the pitch and a volley of chances. Eventually the  building pressure paid off when Ed set up the equalising goal for Harry to tap in to bring the score level 2-2 . 

Neither team could break the deadlock and at full time the match remained a tie leaving the game to be decided on the unpredictability of penalties. Again, all square after 5 each, leaving Ollie L to score the 6th which gave our team the win after St Keyna’s 6th penalty failed to find the back of the net. A dramatic end to a wonderfully competitive and good spirited football match.

Thank you to Mrs Brook, Mr Boyle and the fantastic Saltford fans who cheered the boys on to victory. Well done boys- a great birthday treat for Charlie too:-)

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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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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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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 & 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 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
Y4 athletics festival Y4 athletics festival

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Year 5/6 Mixed Tag Rugby Tournament

Congratulations!

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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 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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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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