MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

Happy New Year to you all!

I hope that you all had a good holiday. It is great to see everyone back with smiles on their faces, despite all the rain! Please watch the forecast for next week as we are predicted some snow and sleet!  Soon it will be Spring and we will welcome the warmer, drier weather.

PTA News

This week Miss McIllroy and I met up with a few members of the PTA.  Many thanks to all those who attended this meeting.  The PTA treasurer shared the good news that so far this year £7,800 pounds have been raised, from the Comedy Bingo Night, Winter Fair and sale of Christmas cards and tea towels.  This is fantastic.  Thank you so much to all the PTA members and staff who have got involved in helping at these events and also to our school community for getting involved in them.

This funding will be spent on £2000 enrichment for our curriculum.  Each phase group will receive £500 to spend on a curriculum activity for their children, £2000 to be spent on new books for the library and finally £4000 towards the new set of 30 iPads in Year 3 and Year 4.  It is amazing that we are so close to achieving this year’s fundraising goal!

SAVE The DAY

Forthcoming PTA Events

 Friday 24th Febrauary – Quiz night

Saturday 24th June – Sandfest

 Thank you in aadvance for supporting our PTA events and raising money to enhance the learning for Sandfield children.

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: Tom and Arthur
Year 1: Luca and Goundo
Year 2: Nicholas and Alyssa and welcome to Yaroslav, Hayson and Leo!
Year 3: Novak and Safryn
Year 4: Connie and Lois
Year 5: Olivia W and Skylar and welcome back to Arda!
Year 6: Senuthi and Harry

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 93.6%.

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

Use of Mobile Phones

Please can we remind all parents and carers that mobile phones must not be in use while you are on the school site.  Please ensure that all calls etc. are finished before you enter any of the gates.

Sport4Kids Half Term Camp

Please see the poster for booking information. please use the code for an Early Bird discount!

Themed Lunches

Aspens will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a special themed lunch on 19th January.  If your child would like this, please order via the Aspens website.

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 Monday 6th February 2023 at 8:00pm via Zoom: All parents and carers are very welcome to join us via Zoom online! The link you will need is https://zoom.us/j/5085818111

PTA Event: Quiz Night!: Friday 24th February 2023 7:00pm-10:00pm: Book your babysitters and gather your teams for this very popular event!

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

First full week in Reception has been busy and eventful!

We rang in the New Year learning about winter and travelled the length of the globe to explore the Polar Regions. As global explorers at a Base Camp (our role-play area), the children investigated non-fiction texts and information sources such as maps, globes and fact files. They had the best time exploring items like compasses, telescopes, binoculars and walkie-talkies as a part of their imaginative play. 

In literacy, we learned about caribou, penguins, polar bears and whales. We discussed these polar animals’ behavior, diet and habitat, using scientific vocabulary. Then, the children labelled parts of their bodies after discussing how these special body parts kept the polar animals warm in their habitats. We also reflected on how we humans keep warm and dressed ourselves up in winter gear in Art.  

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YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

We have had a fantastic first full week back!  This week in Maths, Year 1 have been investigating numbers from 10 to 20, using a variety of manipulatives and playing games. In Year 2 we have been learning all about money, and how to make different amounts using a variety of coins and notes, which they have so enjoyed.
Well done Year 1 and Year 2!

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

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YEAR 3 & YEAR 4

Year 3 and 4 have started an Art unit on Surrealist paintings. We looked at artwork by Dali; our favourite was his Book of Birds where the pages of a book fly off as seagulls. We explored how to mix different colours by painting a colour wheel and learning what tertiary colours are (we already knew what primary and secondary colours were).

In English we have read a new book to inform our writing called ‘Pebble in my Pocket’ about the history of the earth. We have written sentences focusing on conjunctions, verbs and adverbs.

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 their wonderful WOW start immersing themselves into the lives of Vikings & Anglo-Saxons last week.

We experimented writing our names with Viking runes! Then the drama was supervised by Mrs Davey and involved much pillaging and raiding! Some of the shield designs were amazing and we honed our research skills when finding facts from reference books!

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