NEWSLETTER 17/06/2022

MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

 Sandfield Celebrate Clean Air Day

On Thursday 16th June 2022, Sandfield and the University of Surrey joined together to celebrate Clean Air Day.

We commenced with an assembly, which focused on what air pollution is, what the sources are and how it impacts our health.  Finally, we thought carefully about what the solutions to this could be and how we can all help.  The children were brilliant at sharing their knowledge and linking it to their previous learning in class, as well as recognising the power of Wheels Day to support the Clean Air initiative.

Children in Year 1 & 2 and Year 3 & 4, then worked with the Professor, Prashant Kumar and his team from Surrey University to complete some heat cool experiments around the school.  Children in groups used special thermal cameras to take images around the school and discover which objects radiate heat and which objects remain cool.  The more heat the hotter the colours in the image.  The children enjoyed taking photos all around the school, noting the difference between objects and linking this knowledge to how it impacts climate change.  One fascinating fact they learnt was that the wooden train gave a much warmer image than a living tree, therefore trees help our planet to stay cool!

We thank the team from Surrey University for coming in and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

All best wishes

Mrs Collins and the Sandfield staff team

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

Children in Celebration Assembly this week were:

Year R: Hope and Judah

Year 1: Shashini and Amaya

Year 2: Tom and Ines

Year 3: Alfie and Leah

Year 4: Amber and Lewis

Year 5: Harry and Hector

Year 6: Noah and Jess

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 96.4%.

SANDFEST 2022!

Our Summer event is fast approaching and as always we need your help to make this the best event ever!

If you can help set up on Friday or set up or clear away on Saturday, man a stall, bake some yummy cakes, make a delicious dish for our International food stall, or donate a prize for our raffle or auction, please click here to complete the form as soon as possible.

REMINDER – Jolly jars can be brought into the Learning Lab from Monday and Friday is Mufti Day for donations of wine and chocolates for the tombola!

Family and Individual tickets are available to purchase on Scopay under ‘Products’

The weather looks fine and we look forward to seeing you all there!

CURRENT VACANCIES AT SANDFIELD

Administration and Finance Assistant

We wish to appoint an Administration and Finance Assistant, to join our dynamic and collaborative school team.

This is a varied and interesting role, providing support on a broad range of administration and finance activities.  You will be a valued member of the school team in our paperless office, enabling the school to function efficiently.

This is a part time role, working 22.5 hours per week, 9am – 1:30pm, Monday to Friday, for term time only including 5 INSET days (39 weeks per year).

For further details and how to apply, please click here>>

MESSAGE FROM THE ENGLISH LEAD

Summer Reading Challenge

This year, the Summer Reading Challenge is being launched in Surrey Libraries on the 9th July and runs until the 17th September. Developed by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries, this annual event for 4-11 year olds is designed to keep children reading during the summer.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays if they do not have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure and this can be a problem for schools to put right in the new term. The disruption of education for pupils caused by Covid-19, will make this challenge even greater. The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge really helps by getting over 700,000 children regularly into libraries over the summer, with thousands more taking part online.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2022 theme is Gadgeteers and has been developed in partnership with the Science Museum Group, the world’s leading group of science museums. This year’s Challenge will be a celebration of reading and science and show them that science is all around us every day, inspiring them to unleash their curiosity and creativity. Children have to be a library member to take part, but participation is completely free, and they can collect special stickers and rewards including a certificate and a medal along the way. The aim is to read up to six books, and children can read whatever they like from Surrey Libraries’ excellent range, including eBooks and eAudiobooks! For those children with younger siblings there is also good news: there is a Mini Challenge for children aged 3 and under, so they can also take part in a special reading adventure this year.

MESSAGE FROM THE SPORTS LEAD

Confirmed Sports Events

Netball Tournament against Guildford Grove – Date tbc

District Sports – Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Year 5 & 6 Girls Tag Rugby Festival – Thursday 30th June 2022

If your child is selected, please complete the consent forms asap to help us plan the event in time.  Thank you to all the parents for your support – we can’t do it without you!

Many thanks,

Coach Raven

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!
Transition to Secondary School Support for Year 6 Pupils

Charity Eikon have a Parent Webinar set up for ‘Supporting your Child with the Transition to Secondary School’, taking place on Tuesday 21st June. The webinars will be from 7pm to 8pm; they will be presented by Helen Robertson and Caroline Blake.

Who is Eikon?

Eikon is an award-winning charity that has been working in local Surrey communities for over two decades.  Our vision is to develop happy, thriving, and resilient young adults who make a positive contribution to society.

Parent Webinar: Supporting your Child with the Transition to Secondary School

Your presenters for the evening will be Caroline Blake and Helen Robertson, Eikon’s Schools Project Coordinators.

Topics Covered:

  • Focusing on resilience
  • The resilience framework
  • Growth mindset
  • Friendship worries
  • Helping your child to know their strengths

To register, please click here>>

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

Please can we remind all parents and carers to ensure that hats and water bottles are in school and clearly labelled with your child’s name on.

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

NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOMS

RECEPTION CLASS

Reception have been truly amazing this week!

They are learning about ‘Under the Sea’ and have made some fantastic jellyfish as well as some truly frightening sharks! Just look at their sharp teeth! The children’s knowledge about sharks is exceptional! They know that sharks don’t chew their food but swallow it whole and that sharks have two rows of up to 3000 teeth.

Miss Wilde, Ms Campbell-Bell and Mrs Sherwin have been so proud of the children and their behaviour this week as well as how they have sensibly used all areas of the learning space. The children have loved playing in the mud kitchen with water, playing in the sand as well as taking some time to relax and soaking their warm toes in some cool water.

They have had a wonderful week. Well done Reception!

YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

Year 1 and Year 2 are learning about Peru and this week we have been busy finding out about the physical and human features of Lima. We compared an ordnance survey map with aerial photographs of Lima and compared our favourite physical and human features. We are all looking forward to our next geography lesson when we will be finding out all about Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca!

YEAR 3 & YEAR 4

The highlight this week has to be our fantastic activity days!

The children walked up to Stoke Park for games with Sports for Kids and a scavenger hunt. Then off to the Spectrum for lunch, bowling and ice-skating! After all that fun, back to school for a well-earned ice pop.

The second day was Forest School activities up at Newlands Corner. Lee Davis led the session with so many woodland tasks the children found it hard to choose what to tackle first. Den building, low rope walking, hammocks, using nettles to make string and bracelets – amazing creativity and great cooperation skills were shown by everyone. Then the challenging hike back to school – 3½ miles in very hot sunshine! But they all made it and we were so pleased to see those ice pops to cool us down.

Year 4 also had the fun of a sleepover at school. They made their own supper, breakfast and packed lunch – all of them superstars!

Now it’s trying to get back to a normal week – whatever that is during the summer term!

YEAR 5 AND YEAR 6

Year 5 and Year 6 have been out and about this week enjoying the sunny weather!

The week began with district sports and PE rounders at the Cricket Ground and great fun (and learning) was had by all.  Thursday was a mammoth excursion as we ventured to Spectrum for swimming; back to Stoke Park for 2 big games of rounders; wandered across to the toilets and relaxed with a picnic lunch in the shade; then finally completed a scavenger hunt whilst the District Sports guys finished perfecting their relay transition skills!  We went through 32 litres of water!!!!!!!!

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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  • Sports4Kids - Holiday Club
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