NEWSLETTER 14/10/2022

 MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

Cross Country Success

On Thursday 13th October, the Year 5 & 6 Cross Country team competed again at Holy Trinity.

The team showed incredible resilience, with every child breaking their previous record score and achieving a new personal best. Again, Sandfield achieved some top positions in both the boys and girls races, with Kimberly achieving a 6th place and Sebastian and Mathias achieving 10th and 11th respectively.   Well done everyone!

 

 

Go Team Sandfield 😊

 

Up and Coming Events

Thursday 3rd November – Year 6 Football Tournament at George Abbot School

Thursday 17th November – Girls Football Tournament at George Abbot School

Reminders for next week

Parent Pupil Meetings  – Face to Face  -Meetings in your child’s classrooms

Yr R – Yr 6 – Tuesday 18th October (3:40pm – 6:00pm)

Yr R – Yr 5 – Wednesday 19th October  (3:40pm – 7:00pm)

Yr 6 – Thursday 20th October (3:40pm – 7:00pm)

Tuesday 18th October – No Chess Club as both RGS and GHS are on their half term.

Half term is Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October.

Wishing you all a great weekend
Kind regards
Mrs Collins and The Sandfield Team

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

Children in Celebration Assembly this week were:

Year R: Will be joining us later in the term
Year 1: Anvi and Judah
Year 2: Luca V and Kristoff
Year 3: Teddy and Yusuf
Year 4: Youcef and Helia
Year 5: Hillary and Noa
Year 6: Jayden and Olwen

Well done Badge

ATTENDANCE THIS WEEK

The school target for this year 2022-2023 has now been set by the Surrey County Council Inclusion Team and is 97%

This week the whole school achieved 94.1%.

NEWS FROM THE INCLUSION TEAM

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, please click here>> 

Reminders

We have produced a useful handout regarding Open Days and Evenings for applying for a place in a Secondary school. Please click here>>

Free Cookery Classes: Open to all parents and carers with children aged 4-11, please click here>>

Many apologies, the link to the Guidance to help you decide if your child is ready to stay home or go out alone was not working last week, please click here>>

Warmth Matters: Surrey Community Action has produced a useful guide to staying warm and healthy and saving money.  For further information, please click here>>

SPORTS FIXTURES AND NEWS AT SANDFIELD

Confirmed Sports Events

Please ensure that consent forms for squad members are completed as soon as possible.  This helps us enormously with planning transport.

Many thanks, Coach Mohammed

MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE

Autumn Term Parent-Teacher Meetings:

Tuesday 18th October 2022 (Year R -Year 6)
Wednesday 19th October 2022 (Year R-Year 5 Only)
Thursday 20th October 2022 (Year 6 Only)

These will be held face-to-face in school after school. These meetings will be the ideal time to discuss with your child’s classteacher how they are settling in this year, sharing their strengths and talents and also talking through their next steps in learning. Slots are available to sign up to on Studybugs, please see the instructions below to book a place.

How to Book:

  1. Log into Studybugs
  2. At the top of the page, on the left-hand side there are two tabs, click on speak to a teacher. Then click on your child’s name (you’ll    have to do these same steps for each subsequent children).
  3. It will then bring up a calendar with yellow boxes, you have the option to choose which time you would like with your child’s classteacher.
  4. Click on ‘book’ on the time slot you have chosen and then put your child’s name in the box.
  5. The appointment will now be confirmed and a confirmation email sent to you.

Please note that the office are unable to book a lot for you due to GDPR. The booking system for parent-teacher meetings will close on Friday 14th October at 3:00pm.

REMINDERS!

October Half Term Holiday Camp: Sport4Kids will be running the holiday camp during the October Half Term as usual.  All parents of Sandfield Primary School are eligible for an additional 10% OFF our full-priced camps – below is a digital leaflet with details on how to claim this offer and also a direct booking link.

Secondary School Applications:  The deadline for all online applications for Secondary School admissions is Monday 31st October 2022. To make an application please click here>>

Parent-to-School Communication: Please can we remind all our new families to sign up to the Studybugs App as soon as possible so that no-one misses any vital information  We are currently on 96% sign-up, but need 100%!  There is a link on the Parents section of our website.

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

MESSAGE FROM THE SANDFIELD PTA

PTA Committee:  We urgently need the following for the Committee for the PTA:
3 Trustees: this is a low-maintenance role which is mostly administrative.
Co-Treasurer: to work alongside Esmat (Cyrus’s and Lockhart’s mum).
Secretary: mainly administrative, minute taking etc.

Please let Mrs Collins know if you would like to discuss any of these vital roles further or would like to volunteer!

Sandfield PTA AGM: Thursday 3rd November 2022 at 3:45pm in the school library. All parents and carers are very welcome! If you are interested in any of the above roles or have any other ideas, please email Sandfieldschoolpta@gmail.com, or catch Emma and Nick at school.

Our next Fundraising event is the Comedy Bingo Night on Saturday 15th October!  Please let a member of the PTA or your Class Rep know if you can help set up or clear away, man the bar etc.  Your help is invaluable and we need you!

Harvest Assembly:This year Sandfield will be celebrating Harvest in our Assembly on Wednesday 19th October 2022.

If you can spare any tinned or packet produce for our Harvest celebrations, please bring these into the Learning Lab from Monday until Wednesday. Any fresh produce that you would like to donate needs to be brought in on Wednesday morning. If you would prefer to bring in a posy of dried flowers or corn dolls etc. please also bring these in from Monday.  If your child would like to decorate a shoe box to put donations in, please also bring these in from Monday. The PTA will deliver these donations of food to the needy in our community on Thursday.

Thank you to everyone who is able to bring in any donations.

Christmas Cards and Tea Towels: We apologise for mentioning Christmas so early(!) but we’re happy to tell you that this year the children will be designing their own Christmas (or seasonal) cards that you can buy, to send to friends & family. Not only are these very personal (and beautifully designed) but they also raise valuable funds for Sandfield, which are invested back into the children’s education and wellbeing.

From Monday 17th October, in school, your children will start designing their own cards. Further information on how to buy the wonderful creations to follow in due course. We hope you will love them!

Many thanks
Sandfield PTA

COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS

To see what is on offer and for information on what’s happening in our Community, please click here>>

Click here for information on Community Links and Media at Sandfield

NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOMS!

RECEPTION CLASS

This week in Reception, the children explored hygiene and taking care of their bodies. They washed germs off hands, learned the importance of oral hygiene and gave the babies giant bubble baths. At the teeth brushing station, they reviewed the steps to brushing their teeth and shared their own teeth brushing routines at home. With the baby baths, the children were so gentle with the babies, making sure every part was cleaned and dried nicely afterwards.  

For literacy, the children tried some purple fruits and vegetables – plums, grapes, kale and beetroot! Most children loved the grapes and kale but beetroot turned out to be an acquired taste. They used their senses to explore and describe then wrote initial sounds for the ‘menu’. We spoke about how many dark vegetables and fruit have the most nutrients for our bodies. They are looking forward to sharing their experience with the rest of the school in the Harvest assembly next week. 

In PSED and Science, the children discussed how they’ve grown. We used past tense to discuss how we used to be as babies. We also focused on the skills and abilities they have now, that they didn’t have when they were babies. The children had fun noticing all the physical, psychological and behavioural changes in themselves. At the end of week, we played ‘Guess the baby’ with baby pictures sent in – they absolutely loved seeing themselves, their friends and even their teachers as babies! 

If you missed the meeting for Reception Class on Tuesday, please click here to see the PowerPoint from Mrs Phillpot.

REMINDER: P.E days for Reception Class is Friday.

YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

What a fantastic week, the children enjoyed writing an invitation to  Alice inviting her to their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
We had such fun making Mad Hatter hats and crazy sandwiches. We also played pin the grin on the Cheshire cat, had a tea party and played Alice in Wonderland board games…a wonderful time was had by us all!
Reminder: PE days for Year 1 is Monday and Year 2 is Tuesday.

YEAR 3 & YEAR 4

This week, Year 3 and Year 4 visited Holy Trinity Church for workshops linked with the new RE unit – God’s rescue plan.

We all had a great time, exploring artwork for God as a mother hen, Moses dividing the Red sea so the Jews could escape Egypt and reading a variety of parables and stories. The children were all very excited to bring their artwork, jigsaws and origami chickens home!

The volunteers were so complimentary about our children, their enthusiasm and amazing behaviour.

Well done Year 3 and Year 4 – you are a credit to Sandfield.

Reminders: PE on Wednesday (outside) & Thursday indoors (shorts and t-shirts will also be needed)

Year 4 String Scheme takes place every Friday, please ensure all instruments are in school.

YEAR 5 & YEAR 6

Year 5 and Year 6 went on a fantastic trip to G live this week!  We had an exciting interactive performance from the author Christian Foley.  We learnt how to rap and freestyle using topics such as superheroes, Toy Story and Pizza.  Christian explained how important it was that he had the chance to read lots of books when he was a child to help him know thousands or millions of words to use in his raps.  He was really inspirational and the children were excellently behaved also!  Well done everybody.

REMINDER: P.E. days for Year 5 is Tuesday and Wednesday and Year 6 is Tuesday & Thursday.

USEFUL INFORMATION

See Calendar as a List

December 2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Morning Club
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Dodgeball KS2
2
  • Mufti Day for Wine & Chocloates for the Winter Fair
  • Morning Club
  • KS1 Nativity Dress Rehearsal to Whole School and Castle Nursery
  • Year 4 String Scheme End of Term Concert
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
3
  • Sandfield Winter Fair
4
5
  • Morning Club
  • Create Club Years R, 1 & 2 - After School Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Football Club for Year 3 & 4 Football
6
  • Morning Club
  • Performance of The KS1 Nativity - Adults Only
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Homework Club - Invitation Only
  • Sport4Kids Basketball KS2
7
  • Morning Club
  • EAL Coffee Morning for Parents and Carers
  • ComputerXplorers - Years 5 & 6
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Multisports for Years Reception, 1 & 2
8
  • Morning Club
  • Performance of The KS1 Nativity - Parents, Siblings & Guildford Children's Centre
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Dodgeball KS2
9
  • Morning Club
  • Year 2 Visit to see The Snowman
  • Year 4 String Scheme
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
10
11
12
  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
13
  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Homework Club - Invitation Only
14
  • Whole School Christmas Dinner
  • Morning Club
  • Carol Service - Holy Trinity Church
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
15
  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
16
  • End of Term - School ends at 1:30pm today
  • Morning Club
17
18
19
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
20
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
21
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
22
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
23
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
24
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
25
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
26
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
27
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
28
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
29
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
30
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils
31
  • Christmas Holidays - School is closed to all pupils