Current news from Salway Ash school:
Thursday 10th July

Just to confirm there is no intended strike action this week and school will be open as usual on Thursday 10th July.

Diary Dates.

Although we are heading towards the close of another school year the calendar is still very full for all the children within school. We have a number of trips still to take place, the Year 6 residential to PGL, and a KS2 commonwealth sports event at Beaminster School.

During the last few days of term we will enjoy the School production on July 16th, a whole school party and our leavers assembly, not forgetting open day and school reports. Do keep your eye on the diary dates page which you should have at home but which is also available on this site.

Leavers presentation.

Our Year 6 children were presented with personalised leavers hoodies in assembly this morning. They were delighted with them. The hoodies were funded jointly by the school and the PTA as a gift to the children as they prepare to leave Salway Ash in a few short weeks.

Mrs Crew has told the children they may now wear their hoodies instead of their uniform sweatshirts until the end of term if they wish to.

Sunny Summer Sports Day:

The sun is shining, summer is here. Our annual Sports day took place on 13th June. For the first time in many years the blue team were victorious. Every child who attended took part with great enthusiasm and cheered on their team mates loudly until the very last one crossed the finish line.

As usual the PTA provided ice lollies for every child at the end of the evening which always go down well.

Double Swimming success!

Salway Ash Swimmers have had a very successful couple of weeks. Our KS2 teams managed to bring home the Beaminster Pyramid Swimming Gala trophy. We took 42 children to the gala and every one of them swam their absolute best and each contributed to the overall team success.
Also, the Year 5/6 team won the small schools cup from their gala at Bridport Leisure Centre last week. We have some really strong and confident swimmers coming up through the school and really look forward to following their successes.

Willow Dome

We have a new willow dome in our conservation area and wildlife garden which was constructed over the easter holidays by willing volunteers including some of the children. The gardening club are taking a particular interest in this area this term and will be hoping the dome begins to thicken and grow.

The dome can be used as a quiet play area as well as an outdoor teaching and story-telling space.

Our wildlife garden has many wildlife attracting plants and is already home to a great variety of insects and birds which will be interesting for the Year 1/2 Summer term ‘Minibeasts’ topic. The older children have made hedgehog and frog homes which we are hoping will soon have animals taking up residence.

Soups and Smoothies

Do remember, children and staff can buy soups or smoothies on Tuesdays at Break time. These are freshly prepared and cooked by Mrs Phillips and the older children of gardening club sometimes using our own home-grown vegetables and fruit!

Soup (on colder days) costs 20p (30p with bread), Fruit Smoothies are 30p. Only one option is available each week depending on the availability of fresh ingredients and the weather but they always taste delicious!

Bronze Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors: Back Row: Jack, Eddy, Grace, Sirena, Megan, Front Row: Lily, Adam, Oliver

Primary Schools have been asked to choose children from Years 5 and 6 to be Youth Sport Trust Bronze Ambassadors. The children are chosen for their sporting ability, their commitment to leadership and for supporting the school community particularly by being a good role model.

Our young ambassadors recently attended a training day in Weymouth and have returned inspired to involve themselves in games and activities for the younger children and after school clubs and with an improved confidence in putting across their ideas. This scheme is a great opportunity for these children and will benefit the whole school community as the ideas and plans are put in to practice.

Parents Information Evenings.

Recent parent consultation evenings have run smoothly. The staff value the opportunity to meet with parents and discuss each child’s progress. We hope the meetings are mutually beneficial and particularly that you valued viewing your childs progress on the pupil tracker graphs.

Please also take note of our upcoming Reading Information Evening on Monday 17th March at 6pm for all interested parents.  – Following the success of the recent literacy and Maths evening we will now be holding a similar event for writing. There will be a range of resources available and a chance to meet with staff in an informal manner and discuss how the school and families can best work together to support learning.

Telephone Issues

All telephone and internet issues at school have now been resolved.  Communication should now be back to normal!