Current news from Salway Ash school:
Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from all at Salway Ash School.

We had a very busy last week of term culminating in a fantastic DIY Christmas Party- read more about this and see the pictures on the PTA page.

We hope all the children have a wonderful and exciting christmas and look forward to the new term. See you all in January.

Nativity 2014

At a time when the media is reporting fewer schools are putting on a traditional nativity plays,  our Key Stage 1 children performed theirs with great gusto. They were enthusiastic and confident and the audience were left in little doubt this truly is ‘the greatest story ever told.’

We would like to thank all who helped with costumes and learning of words, the audience who came to watch and the children for entertaining us.

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We would invite you all to join us again for the Key Stage 2 Carol Service on Monday 15th at 6.30pm in Salway Ash Church. The service will include performances from the school band and newly formed school choir.

Everyone is welcome to come back to the school after the service to share mince pies and mulled wine.

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Soup Club

Just a reminder: Soup club is back! The children of the gardening club are using the colder winter months to learn about how the vegetables they grew in the summer can now be prepared and used. They make soup on a Monday to sell on Tuesday at break time.

If your child would like a warming cup of vegetable soup please send them with 20p.

Spots and Stripes for Children in Need.

The school PTA organised a ‘Spots and Stripes’ day for Children in Need. Children and staff donated £1 and wore some crazy clothing combinations. As you can see from this photo taken by the Dorset Echo, they had lots of fun raising money for a very worthy cause.

We have recently improved our outdoor area with new playground markings. The Key Stage 1 area has new designs aimed at promoting a range of physical activities and independent play.

We also have the lovely chess board pictured here which is already encouraging thoughtful and strategic games combined with fresh air and movement.

In previous years the Key Stage 2 children have enjoyed a break time chess club so we hope this new facility will rekindle the enthusiasm for the game.

Whole School Community Meeting

All current parents or those with an interest in the school were invited to a whole school community meeting which took place on Tuesday 14th October.

Each year a school development plan is written highlighting areas having opportunities for change and improvement. We were asking particularly for parental input on – The school environment, Effective Communication and Engaging with the community.

We have now collated the feedback from the meeting to discover areas to be included in the development plan and to identify areas where fundraising may be required. Parents will have received this information and n invitation for further comment or involvement.

Open Day 2014

Open afternoon will be held on Friday 17th October from 1.30- 2.30pm. All prospective parents welcome.

There will be a brief introduction to the school from Mrs Crew at 1.30 followed by a chance to take a tour around the classrooms and meet the pupils and staff.

We look forward to welcoming you  and giving you the opportunity to discover why we are so proud of our school and all that it offers you and your child.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to a new term.

A particular welcome is extended to our new reception children and families joining us for the first time this year.  We hope your first days have gone smoothly. If you have any questions please do ask a member of teaching staff or call in to the school office where we will be happy to help you.

The new diary dates for the Autumn Term are now available on this site and in paper form in the children’s book bags.

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.