MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

Coronation of King Charles III!

At Sandfield, we will all be celebrating the forthcoming Coronation of our new King Charles III on Friday 5th May 2023!

The Junior Leadership Team (JLT) will be helping to plan the day, which includes a street party whole school lunch with a special menu designed by Aspens.

To make this day extra special, we are asking all children to nominate a dad, mum, grandparent, uncle, aunt etc. to be our male or female Sandfield King for the Day.  Each Year group will be making a special crown for their ‘King’ and from today pupils will be able to put their choice on a slip and put it in the ballot box, all available from the office.

Nominations close on Thursday 20th April 2023 and the Kings for the Day will be chosen in Celebration Assembly on the morning of Friday 21st April 2023.  The lucky chosen people will spend lunchtime in school from 12 noon until 1:30pm and get thoroughly spoilt!

Good luck!

Reading Texts

At Sandfield, we are exceptionally proud of our curriculum and how it inspires all children to become confident and enthusiastic writers.

Writing is a subject that can put large demands on such young children but our curriculum here at Sandfield ensures success for all. We have achieved this by carefully considering the texts that are the absolute best in promoting a love of writing. Our texts are challenging, tackle difficult themes and issues and represent a diverse range of multi-cultural backgrounds.

Children at Sandfield are motivated by these rich texts and we are proud of the writers they are becoming. Below, you will find the texts we use across the school from EYFS to Year 6 for both cycles. I’m sure you will agree that this is an exceptional literacy journey for our children and who knows we might have the next Emma Carroll or J K Rowling in our midsts!

Miss McIllroy
English Lead

Important Dates To Note for March 2023

Please remember to book your face-to-face meeting with your child’s class teacher via Studybugs.

Wednesday 15th March – NEU Teacher Strike – Sandfield is open

Thursday 16th March – NEU Teacher Strike – Sandfield is open

Thursday 16th March – Year 5 & Year 6 Football Tournament at Weyfield (Squad to be announced)

Wednesday 22nd March – Guildford Music Festival (Years 5 + 6)

Thursday 23rd March – Cross Country – KS2 Squad

Tuesday 28th March – Face-To-Face Parent Teacher Meetings 3:40pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 29th March – Face to Face Parent Teacher Meetings for Year 2 ONLY

Thursday – 30th March – Face-To-Face Parent Teacher Meetings  3:40 – 6:00pm – (Not Year 2)

Friday 31st March – End of term – 1:30pm

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Best wishes
Mrs Collins and The Sandfield Team

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

Children in Celebration Assembly this week were:

Year R: Lola and Tawaka
Year 1: George and Layla
Year 2: Cumi and Freddy
Year 3: Safryn and Harry
Year 4: Ernie and Lois
Year 5: Aria and Martha
Year 6: Will and Aaron

Well done everyone!

This week we welcomed Tawaka in Reception and said a sad farewell to Tyler in Year 3.

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 94.5%.

Attendance Clock

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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 >>

Families Surrey West Latest Newsletter

Please click here>>

Family Children’s Centre Newsletter

Please click here>> 

Easter Holiday Camps

CHIPS Easter Camps

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

SAFEGUARDING – Use of Mobile Phones

We are still seeing parents and carers using mobile phones on-site, please be aware that you will be asked to end your call before you enter any of the gates.

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!

PTA Summer ‘Family’ Event:  ‘SANDFEST’ Saturday 24th June 2023:

Following last years successful ‘Sandfest’ the event is returning bigger and better!  This event for families will be in the afternoon in the form of a mini-festival and we will have Live Artists (to be announced over the coming months), as well as a BBQ and other refreshments.  There will be the usual stalls including the adult tombola, jolly jars, raffle, children’s games.  Book this date in your diaries bring along your chairs and blankets and enjoy a festival afternoon.

Lots of help will be needed to help make this event a success.  More details to follow!

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.

Many thanks
Sandfield PTA

NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOMS

RECEPTION CLASS

What fun 4 day week in Reception!

To commemorate International Women’s Day this week, we had lots of circle time discussions about what it means to be a boy or girl. We discussed stereotypes and challenged our prior thinking about ‘boy’ things and ‘girl’ things. We’ve come to realisation that everyone can do anything they work hard to do, no matter their gender. We read about the lives of some incredible women who have helped shaped our country and the girls and women who are actively doing things now to make a better future for us. 

We read about our late Queen and looked at her life. We read about her journey from a little girl to becoming the longest reigning monarch in the world! We read the funny story of The Queen’s Knickers then designed our own pair drawing inspiration from the book. We also wrote invitations to the Queen’s birthday party using our sounds. Many of us tried hard to write these independently.  

Our imagination ran wild in our small world area where we role-played knights and dragons in the little castle! In art, we used lots of recyclable material to create all sorts of new things from boats with wings to intricate multi-story buildings!

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YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

This week in Science, Year 1 have been busy identifying a variety of leaves and sorting them out according to different criteria – size, shape, colour, evergreen or deciduous. We have also carried out an investigation about how many prickles on a holly leaf and we found out that the most common number was 17 prickles on a single holly leaf! We also realised how prickly those holly leaves are – no wonder the animals don’t want to eat them!

Year 2 have been working two researchers from the University of Surrey. They are exploring the relationship between Lego and mathematics and whether Lego construction supports children’s development in maths. The children are having a fantastic time and building objects such as alien food. How exciting! Both of our wonderful researchers have complimented the behaviour of the children at Sandfield and how super they have been. We are so proud of them and look forward to sharing some of the results with you soon. 

REMINDER: P.E days for Year 1 is  Monday and Year 2 is Tuesday.

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YEAR 3 & YEAR 4

In Science, we have been investigating how much sugar there is in cans of fizzy drinks and looking at why the cans with zero sugar are actually lighter than those without. The children enjoyed this hands on experiment and were shocked that 11 teaspoons of sugar were in just one can!

Year 3 and 4 have been impressing us with some fantastic letter writing this week and are excited to be addressing envelopes and posting their letters. They have worked really hard and produced some wonderful work.

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 had great fun in PE learning how to ‘ dodge ‘ and improve  their passing skills in netball. Fantastic team work using collaboration, communication and tactical thinking. We look forward to seeing these skills being used in their netball games in PE next week.  Even the freezing conditions didn’t dampen their enthusiasm…

The children representing Sandfield in the Guildford Music Festival have been practising their songs again this week and they sound amazing.  We look forward to seeing them perform with the other schools later this month.

Well done everyone – another great week!

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

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USEFUL INFORMATION

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June 2024

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  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Lion Rock Kids - Science Club Years 1 to 4
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  • Morning Club
  • Year 4 String Scheme
  • Ahora Spanish Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Homework Club - Summer Term ONLY (by invitation)
  • Planet Soccer - Street Football KS2
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Year 3 & 4 Residential day out
  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Lion Rock Kids - Art & Craft Club Years R to 4
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
  • Year 4 Staying Overnight
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  • Year 3 & Year 4 Visit to Stoke Park
  • Morning Club
  • Tae Kwon-Do Club - Years 2 to 6
  • Year 5 & Year 6 Swimming Lessons Begin Today
  • Rock Steady Music Lessons
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Morning Club
  • Annual Sports Day
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Morning Club
  • District Sports Squad Practice for Year 3 & 4
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Lion Rock Kids - Science Club Years 1 to 4
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  • Morning Club
  • Year 4 String Scheme
  • District Sports Squad Practice for Year 5 & 6
  • Ahora Spanish Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Homework Club - Summer Term ONLY (by invitation)
  • Planet Soccer - Street Football KS2
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Morning Club
  • Year 6 Junior Citizenship Event
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Lion Rock Kids - Art & Craft Club Years R to 4
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
13
  • Morning Club
  • Tae Kwon-Do Club - Years 2 to 6
  • Year 5 & Year 6 Swimming Lessons
  • Rock Steady Music Lessons
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Morning Club
  • District Sports Squad Practise for Year 5 & 6
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Morning Club
  • District Sports Squad Practise for Year & 4
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Lion Rock Kids - Science Club Years 1 to 4
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  • Morning Club
  • Year 4 String Scheme
  • District Sports
  • Ahora Spanish Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer - Street Football KS2
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
19
  • Morning Club
  • Year 4,5 & 6 Girls Rugby Festival
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Lion Rock Kids - Art & Craft Club Years R to 4
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Morning Club
  • Tae Kwon-Do Club - Years 2 to 6
  • Year 5 & Year 6 Swimming Lessons
  • Rock Steady Music Lessons
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Mufti Day - Donations for Sandfest!
  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • SANDFEST 2024! 2pm - 5pm
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  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Lion Rock Kids - Science Club Years 1 to 4
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  • Morning Club
  • Year 4 String Scheme End of Year Concert
  • Year 5 Trip to GLive
  • Ahora Spanish Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer - Street Football KS2
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
26
  • Morning Club
  • Meet the Caterers - Cleverchefs
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Lion Rock Kids - Art & Craft Club Years R to 4
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Morning Club
  • Tae Kwon-Do Club - Years 2 to 6
  • Year 5 & Year 6 Swimming Lessons
  • Rock Steady Music Lessons
  • Year 4 String Scheme End of Year Concert
  • Boogie Pumps Dance Club for Years R, 1 & 2
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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  • Morning Club
  • Home Club with Planet Soccer
  • Planet Soccer Creators Club - Years R, 1 & 2
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