MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

Sandfield School Community Remembers

Each year, Sandfield marks 11th November with a special Remembrance Assembly to show that we do think about the ultimate sacrifice that so many people made, and continue to make.

Every child made a poppy to place on our centerpiece. Children from across the school read powerful verses from well-known war poets and read the lyrics from songs reflecting life during wartime. Special thanks to Mrs Mason for organising this very reflective assembly.

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Green Screen Project and Air Pollution Survey

At Sandfield, we work very closely with the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), based at Surrey University.  We are currently working together to apply for a grant to fund our Green Wall Project.  The aim is to build a green wall around the perimeter of Sandfield.  This green wall will act as a barrier to air pollution, therefore improving the air quality within our school.

A big thank you to Waitrose for giving us a cheque for £750 towards this environmental project.  All donations are so very greatly received.

The Eco team with Mrs Grant are also getting involved to drive this project forward, working with RotaKids to support funding for our Green Wall.

As part of this project, please can parents share their views about air pollution and its exposure to children.  The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and to complete this short survey, please click here>> Thank you very much.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Best wishes
Mrs Collins and The Sandfield Team

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

No Celebration Assembly this week due to Remembrance Day.

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 96.2%.

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.

Morning Club

Please can we remind all parents that Morning Club must be pre-booked and payment made by 12 noon the day before.  Unfortunately, this is not a drop-in club.

Letters Sent Home

To see copies of any letters sent home regarding general information, trips, events etc. please click here>>

School Photographs

The deadline for placing orders is 22/11/2022.  Please note that orders are online only through Simply Portraits.

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 Cards and Tea Towels: Christmas cards are all back and have been sent out to classes.  Please note that all orders and payment is online.  Children are all busily drawing their faces for the tea towels this week!

Our next fundraising event is the Christmas Fair on 3rd December.  We will need lots of help organising this very popular event, please let your Class Rep know if you can help.  If you are able to make any cakes for the cake stall, or food for our International food stall, 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.

Many thanks
Sandfield PTA

NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOMS

RECEPTION CLASS

This week, Reception Class dove deeply into The Gingerbread Man. The warm scent of spices filled the classroom as the children explored cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, star anise, nutmeg and clove. We had to chance to look at some different countries on our map and talked about where our spices came from. We used scented playdough and gingerbread dough to role-play working at the Bakery outside. Some of us acted out the story using puppets too! 

In English, the children used their phonics knowledge to label the characters from the story. We warmed up with our speed sounds and got busy verbally segmenting, then blending 3 letter words from the story. The children gave their best effort to do this independently using sound mats to help. They were very proud! 

For Remembrance Day, the children have been busy collaging red and purple poppies. We spoke about major events from the past and how they are still remembered today. We discussed the meaning of poppies and The Last Post and considered why it is important to remember those who fought in the war.  

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

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YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

Another industrious week in KS1!  Please look out for our fantastic writing which will be on Seesaw at the end of the week-very exciting.

In Year 2 we have continued with amazing maths, we have been doing more subtraction . This week we have been concentrating on subtraction of 2-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers… what budding mathematicians they are!

In Year 1, in PSHE we have been learning about relationships and they have been creating a picture of themselves and their friends around them. They have also been learning about the importance of different relationships.

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

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YEAR 3 & YEAR 4

There has been lots of activity in Year 3 and Year 4 this week! We have been exploring parts of real plants and discovering that each part has an important function. Investigating this further, our budding scientists have been using celery, food colouring and water to see how water is transported in plants. We can’t wait to see the results!

November focuses our minds on Remembrance Day and the significance of poppies. Both year groups have been learning about the different colour poppies people can choose to wear and have been creating their own for our school service on Friday.

Fantastic work everyone!

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

We are completing our topic ‘Big Write’ this week on the controversial, historical figure Edward Colston. We’ve written a newspaper article outlining the events surrounding the vandalism and destruction of his statue in Bristol.  Our background research has shown that he was heavily linked to the slave trade from Africa to America via Bristol. The children have really enjoyed being news reporters for the week!

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

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