MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

Christmas has arrived at Sandfield. 

A big thank you to those children that helped choose our Christmas tree.  It was a team challenge, walking it back to school.   Many thanks to Waitrose for letting us have such a beautiful tree.

This morning the whole school enjoyed watching the KS1 Nativity!  The children were amazing; they sang, danced and said their lines with such confidence. We are all so proud of you.

Many thanks to all the KS1 staff who have worked so hard to put this performance together and to all the parents who supplied such lovely costumes. I know the children will really enjoy performing it again next week to their parents.

Christmas Events at Sandfield

Saturday 3rd December: Sandfield Winter Fair – 2:00pm -4:00pm

Tuesday 6th December: 2:00pm – 2:45pm: KS1 Nativity Performances (Adults only)

Thursday 8th December: 9:30am – 10:15am: KS1 Nativity Performance, Siblings and the Guildford Children’s Centre

Wednesday 14th December: Carol Service at Holy Trinity Church,  All are very welcome, please arrive and be seated by 9:30am and also Sandfield Whole School Christmas Dinner (please ensure you have ordered your child’s meal by the deadline of 7th December).

Friday 16th December: Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Singalong in the hall

End of term 1:30pm

Green Wall Project

I am extremely pleased to let you all know that Sandfield, working in partnership with GCARE (The Global Centre for Clean Air Research) at the University of Surrey, has been successful in its grant application to build the Green Wall around the perimeter of Sandfield. We now have funding to start planning this exciting project.

The application was successful because it focuses on education, health and the environment.  The Eco Team and all Sandfield pupils will be involved, learning about the impact of air pollution, looking at live data and researching suitable plants for our living wall.  Every child in the school will plant a section of this wall and Sandfield will be a case study and exemplar for other educational institutions, which are situated in busy urban areas.

Wishing you all a good weekend and hopefully see you at our Winter Fair on Saturday!

Best wishes

Mrs Collins and the Sandfield Team

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

No Celebration Assembly this week due to the Nativity Performance

Well done Badge

ATTENDANCE THIS WEEK

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

This week the whole school achieved 95%.

Attendance Clock

NEWS FROM THE INCLUSION TEAM

Sandfield Padlet – Courses, Workshops and Information for Parents

Our Padlet lists the school’s main digital resources and some recommended resources from the Inclusion and Pastoral team. This is aimed at all our parents and carers and is a live platform that staff will continue to update.

There are also lots of courses and workshops on offer to all parents, carers and families.  To see what is available, including free cookery classes and supporting your child with reading from Surrey Family Learning etc. please look at the Sandfield Padlet, there is lots of information available for everyone along with local events!

Click here for information on Community Links and Media at Sandfield

Inclusion Team Useful Links

Sandfield Padlet >>
Young Carers >>

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

MESSAGES FROM THE OFFICE

Whole School Christmas Dinner Wednesday 14th December 2022!

Christmas at Sandfield is fast approaching and it’s that time of the year to order Christmas dinner if your child would like it!

All children in Key Stage 1 receive this as part of the Universal Free School Meal Scheme and if your child is in Key Stage 2, the cost is £2.50.  All meals for all children must be booked via the Aspens website by the deadline of Wednesday 7th December 2022.

Please be aware that Aspens will not accept late bookings for this special meal.

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

MESSAGES 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: Revised date tbc . 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.

Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December 2022

We still need lots of help organising this very popular event, please let your Class Rep know if you can help.  We still need lots more cakes and food for our Cake or International food stalls, please complete the very short form below:

Cakes for the Cake Stall

Food for the International Food Stall

Please can we let all families know that we are not charging an entry fee this year, however, any donations are very welcome and these can be made via Scopay (where you pay for uniform and trips).  Please choose the donation amount you wish from the product list.

Tea Towels

This year’s limited edition Sandfield tea towels are on their way. Don’t miss your chance to purchase one of these tea towels exclusively designed by your child and their friends!
Tea towels can be ordered through Scopay and are £5 each or £4 each for 3 or more (for example, 3 for £12, 4 for £16). They will be delivered to your child’s class once they arrive for them to take home at the end of the day.

Thank you to all the local businesses and members of the local community for all their support and kind donations for our Christmas Fair.

Many thanks
Sandfield PTA

NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOMS

RECEPTION CLASS

Christmas preparations are in full swing in Reception this week. On Monday, children walked into a Christmas pine – just like the one we read about at Trafalgar Square from Norway! Our Santa’s workshop was open and the children (or should I say elves and Santas) got busy wrapping presents, designing toys and writing lists! They wrote Christmas cards for their friends and family, then posted them in our letter box. 

In honour of World Cup Football, the children practiced phonics penalty shootouts! They read the words on the ‘ball’ then shot them into the goal with a finger flick. They had the best time with this game, even Santa and his elves got involved in reading and shooting.  

A lot of the week was spent rehearsing for our Nativity! We spent time in the hall singing and dancing then practiced changing in and out of our costumes in class. We are all very excited for our first-ever performance starting next week! 

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

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

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YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

We have had another very busy week in KS1 as we head towards the end of term.
In Year 2, in our maths lessons, we have been learning all about 3D shapes. This week we have been focusing on counting edges and vertices of different 3D shapes.
In Year 1, our Science topic is animal diets and we learned about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.  We then used plasticine to model the different animals and the food that they eat.

Reminder: PE days for Year 1 is Monday and Year 2 is Tuesday.

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YEAR 3 & YEAR 4

A busy, busy week in Year 3 and Year 4 as we head towards the end of term.

They are writing their own Indian story and worked so creatively on an expanded noun phrase game to help their descriptive writing skills – ask your child to explain what that is! Some very imaginative ideas and beautiful presentation.

Their creativity skills were also used to design and sew their purses in DT. The children copied Indian designs to make their patterns and shapes. They are looking very impressive!

Well done to all of you.

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.

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YEAR 5 & YEAR 6

Year 5 and Year 6 have been working on planets and outer space this half term!  This week was planetary speed dating!

Each pair looked at information about specific planets and built up their own bank of facts to then take back to their tables.  They rotated round each planet and Mrs Grant even had a little timer with a bell!  We also tested how much they had retained by doing a lovely little kahoot quiz.

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

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USEFUL INFORMATION

See Calendar as a List

February 2023

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Morning Club
  • ComputerXplorers - Years 3 & 4
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Multisports for Years Reception, 1 & 2
2
  • Morning Club
  • Tae Kwon-Do Club - Years 2 to 6
  • Year R Health Screening
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Archery KS2
3
  • Morning Club
  • Year 4 String Scheme
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
4
5
6
  • Morning Club
  • Create Club Years R, 1 & 2 - After School Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Football Club for Year 3 & 4 Football
  • PTA Annual General Meeting
7
  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Homework Club by Invitation Only
  • RGS Chess Club KS2
  • Sport4Kids Basketball KS2
8
  • Morning Club
  • EAL Coffee Morning for Parents and Carers
  • ComputerXplorers - Years 3 & 4
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Multisports for Years Reception, 1 & 2
9
  • Morning Club
  • Tae Kwon-Do Club - Years 2 to 6
  • Year 5 & Year 6 Cross Country Competition
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Archery KS2
10
  • Morning Club
  • Year 4 String Scheme
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
11
12
13
  • Half Term - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
14
  • Half Term - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
15
  • Half Term - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
16
  • Half Term - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
17
  • Half Term - School is closed to all pupils
  • Sport4Kids Half Term Camp
  • UK Red Nose Day!
18
19
20
  • Morning Club
  • Create Club Years R, 1 & 2 - After School Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Football Club for Year 3 & 4 Football
21
  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Homework Club by Invitation Only
  • Sport4Kids Basketball KS2
22
  • Morning Club
  • ComputerXplorers - Years 3 & 4
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Multisports for Years Reception, 1 & 2
23
  • Morning Club
  • Tae Kwon-Do Club - Years 2 to 6
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Archery KS2
  • PTA Meeting with Mrs Collins & Miss McIllroy
24
  • Morning Club
  • Year 4 String Scheme
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • SAVE THE DATE - PTA Quiz Night!
25
26
27
  • Morning Club
  • Year 1 & Year 2 Trip to Holy Trinity Church
  • Create Club Years R, 1 & 2 - After School Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Sport4Kids Football Club for Year 3 & 4 Football
28
  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Sport4Kids
  • Homework Club by Invitation Only
  • RGS Chess Club KS2
  • Sport4Kids Basketball KS2