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.
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.
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.
Outstanding Performances from Saltford’s A & B Teams.
In the sunshine on Monday 11th June, two teams comprising of 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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Burston for sharing her expertise and spending her time with us.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Impressive performances from both Saltford teams
Eleven 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.