NEWSLETTER 01/07/2022

MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

SANDFEST 2022! –  Thank you for supporting Sandfield

 Many thanks to all the families and children that came along to support Sandfest on Saturday.  This event would not have been possible without Mrs Elliott and Mrs Donnithorne, our wonderful office team, who were the masterminds behind the whole plan.  Mrs Elliot’s son, Tom Elliot, very kindly organised the bands and provided a live DJ set at the end of the festival.   Tom also put us in touch with Tom Ofield from 1997 Events, whose company were able to organise the sound and lighting set-up.   Rachel Spruce, Year 2 parent and PTA committee member, spearheaded the event organisation in terms of BBQ, drinks and the stalls.  A big thank you to all those parents, grandparents and staff, who came along and helped set up / clear up, run a stall or cook on the BBQ.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  What a team effort.

I am sure you will agree it was a great afternoon and the three live music acts were amazing.  A big thank you to Sydney Dejorey, Rob Clamp and The Radar, for giving up their time and coming along to support Sandfield.  It was greatly appreciated.

The PTA are still calculating the funds raised during this event and we will let you know when we have the final figure confirmed.  Fundraising is very important for our school, as it allows us to purchase things for the children that we couldn’t otherwise afford.  Recent purchases have been the new cover for our umbrella, 30 iPads and magic keyboards, Apple TV for every classroom across the school, new phonic books and high-quality reading books for all phase books.  The latest fundraising project is the refurbishment of our rooftop garden, into a wonderful new reading area.

For further information on how you can get involved in the PTA and form part of the team next academic year, please contact pta@sandfield.surrey.sch.uk .  We thank you for all your support.

All best wishes

Mrs Collins and the Sandfield staff team

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

Children in Celebration Assembly this week were:

Year R: Max and Anvi

Year 1: Winter and David

Year 2: Ines and Isaac

Year 3: Tom and Jean-Sebastien

Year 4: Skylar and Andrea

Year 5: James and Chessia

Year 6: Ale and Sammy

ATTENDANCE THIS WEEK

The school target for the year set by the Surrey County Council Inclusion Team is 93.4%. 

This week the whole school achieved 94.7%.

MESSAGE FROM THE READING LEAD

Library Books
Please can I make a final plea to all parents and carers to check at home for school library books.  These all need to be returned to school by the deadline of Friday 8th July 2022.
Please note that you will need to replace any books that are missing or returned torn or unreadable.
Many thanks
Miss McIllroy

MESSAGE FROM THE INCLUSION TEAM

EAL Coffee Morning
Mrs Mason, Lucy Lidstrom and Nidhl Shrivastava would like to thank those parents who joined them for the EAL coffee morning today.  Many topics were covered, and we are all looking forward to more conversation and coffee with our EAL families .
Our next EAL coffee morning will be after drop-off on Friday 15th July – we plan to talk about summer holiday activities.  We would love to see you there!
Please click here if you would like to come along!
Community News and Courses and Workshops for Parents
There are lots of courses and workshops on offer to all parents, carers and families this term.  To see what is on offer and for information on what’s happening in our Community, please click here>>

MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE

Customer Care Awards

Sandfield has been nominated n the Customer Care Awards this year!  If you would kike to vote for us, please see the details on the noticeboard or see the poster at the end of the newsletter!

Holiday and Absence

Please can we remind all parents that holiday and/ or leave is not authorised at the end or the beginning of a term.  We finish this term on Thursday 21st July and all children from Year 1 to Year 6 are expected to return to school on Monday 5th September 2022.

Please check the calendar at the end of this newsletter for club information and important dates.

NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOMS

RECEPTION CLASS

Ahoy there! This week, Reception have been learning all about pirates! The children have worked really hard to write their own sentences to describe pirates, treasure maps, treasure chests and pirate ships. In Maths, we’ve continued our learning on sharing and grouping, and the children have practised sharing objects in groups. Also, the children have been threading beads in groups to make pirate treasure! The children have enjoyed painting their own pirate portraits, and they’ve even created their own pirate names! We’ve also had fun learning to sing a sea shanty!

YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

Another exciting week in Year 1 and Year 2, as we learn more about the world, we live in.
In our Geography lesson this week we have been learning about how our food gets from where it is grown to our plate. We learned about the journey bananas make from the farm in Central America to our supermarkets.  The “Food Miles ” calculator was a highlight as we all enjoyed choosing a country, a food type and then putting that into the calculator to see just how far our food has travelled.  Choosing our fruit for our food miles plates made us all think about trying to eat locally grown food and even growing our own!
Year 1 have also been continuing their learning about trees and made some gorgeous leaves from Playdoh!
Well done Year 1 and Year 2 your enthusiasm for the topic was fabulous!

YEAR 3 & YEAR 4

Year 3 and Year 4 have been immersed into Ancient Greek Myths this week – we are reading the Odyssey by Homer!

We have been on a quest to find monsters around the playground, listened to the story of Circe – an enchantress who turned the sailors into pigs!,  designed our own mythical top trump cards and completed the Greek gods’ family tree.  Next week, we will be writing our own version of a heroic adventure, defeating monsters with only a little help from the gods and a magical object.

In Science, we are learning about classifying living and non-living things. Mrs Nerg helped us remember the 7 characteristics of living things.

Year 4 played their final String Scheme Concert today!  This has been an amazing year with the Royal Grammar School and the concert today was fantastic, well done Year 4!

A busy and exciting week,  well done Year 3 and 4.

YEAR 5 & YEAR 6

Another busy week in Year 5…
As part of our Crime and Punishment Unit, we are writing about the history of ‘ Poaching.’  I’m so proud of Year 5, who researched in groups before starting to draft their ideas.  Everyone has been working with such maturity and focus to produce some great writing. They’ve been using fronted adverbial starters, varied sentence types with clauses and even a semi colon thrown in too!
The Year 5 and Year 6 girls who went to the Guildfordians rugby had a whale of a time! Some excellent games and activities to begin their journey to rugby stardom. Well done girls!
Year 6 also had the small excitement of receiving their leavers hoodies! Secondary school is coming for you guys. 

USEFUL INFORMATION

See Calendar as a List

August 2022

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  • Summer Holidays - School is Closed to all Pupils
  • Sports4Kids - Holiday Club
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  • Summer Holidays - School is Closed to all Pupils
  • Sports4Kids - Holiday Club
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