MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

Carols by Candlelight

It was a joyous occasion on Wednesday 14th December, as the whole school and many families came together to sing carols in the church. A truly wonderful occasion.

Congratulations to our amazing choir, who performed with such confidence and musicality.  I know that Mrs Davey has really enjoyed rehearsing the choir and watching their singing skills develop week by week.   Also well done to our brave readers, who spoke with such assurance to such a large audience.

I was very proud of all the children who sang their phase group song so well and showed excellent behaviour in the church.  A big shout out Year 5 and Year 6, who were so kind and caring as they walked to and from the church with their Year R or Year 1 buddy.  It was lovely to see our oldest pupils look after our youngest.

Christmas Lunch

Sandfield enjoyed a fabulous Christmas lunch on Wednesday. This was prepared by our amazing Aspens catering team, who cooked over 230 Christmas dinners.  It was absolutely delicious. You can never have enough sprouts!

May I take this opportunity to thank our families for all their support this year.  It is so important that we work in partnership together to achieve the best outcomes for each and every child at Sandfield.
We wish you all a good holiday, whatever you do, and a happy, healthy New Year.
Mrs Collins and the Sandfield Team.

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 89.6%.

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TERM DATES

Term Dates for the Spring Term 2023

Monday 2nd January – Bank Holiday, school is closed

Tuesday 3rd January – INSET Day, school is closed

Wednesday 4th January – INSET Day, school is closed

Thursday 5th January – ALL children back to school today

w/c 13th February – Friday 17th February Spring Half Term

Friday 31st March 2022 – End of the Spring Term

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

MESSAGES FROM THE OFFICE

**Breaking News –  Additional Community Fridge Day – Sunday 18th December opening 12 noon **

The Community Fridge at ZERO is open every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30am – where visitors pick a counter providing them with their queue number – this ensures everyone has a fair opportunity to be the first user of the day!

Our supermarket suppliers are dedicated in supporting ZERO to reduce food waste which in addition provides a helping hand during the ever increasing cost of living with offering FREE surplus food which they have leftover. Our supplier’s generosity is enabling ZERO’s drivers the opportunity to collect from the stores this Sunday 18th December which we can then offer free to Guildford’s local community from 12 noon.

We are likely to receive the regular items such as bread, fruit, vegetables and cupboard stables but keep an eye out there may well be a few festive surprises due to shop’s stock rotation!! Thank you to our suppliers Co-op, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, M&S, Tesco and Hoxton BakeHouse for your support.

See you at 12noon this Sunday 18th Dec!

Admissions for September 2023 – Reminder from Surrey County Council

The closing date for Reception applications for September 2023 entry is 15 January 2023.

We encourage online applications via https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app, however parents can also request a paper application form or seek impartial help in completing an application via the Surrey Schools & Childcare Service (0300 200 1004, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Full information is available on Surrey’s website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/primaryadmissions.  Applications received after the closing date without good reason will be treated as late and will not be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may jeopardise the chance of a parent being offered one of their preferred schools for their child.Kind regards,Ishbel Bouchez, School Admissions Manager

Nutcracker Trail

Guildford Borough Council has organised a free Festive Nutcracker Trail around Guildford Town Centre from Wednesday 7 December to Thursday 5 January.

It’s free to enter – simply find the 10 nutcracker soldiers in the windows of participating shops and businesses, note the letter displayed on each, and work out the festive word.  Then pop your completed entry form in the special post box at Tunsgate Quarter to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes!

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

NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOMS

RECEPTION CLASS

Our last week of term has been full of festivities and naughty tricks from Evil Pea – the veggie villain from the Supertato series. She has been wreaking havoc in our classroom but we caught her on CCTV! The children wrote captions for the CCTV photos of Evil Pea using CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words and tricky words (the).  

Outside, the children used tools to help mini Evil Pea’s escape from a block of ice. They smashed, hammered and some even licked the peas free! Some noticed that if they broke the ice into smaller chunks, it melted faster. 

As scientists, the children explored light and dark. They used torches to help us read mystery words through a tube. This also led to discussions surrounding shadows. We spoke about humans and animals in relation to day and night activities. We found out that nocturnal animals sleep during the day and are busiest at night, unlike us humans.  

We have had lots of festive games, dancing and cheer to send off our last week of term!  

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

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YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

A final fantastic week in KS1!

We have been very ourbusy doing digital art and digital photography in Computer studies. In DT, we have been making our beautiful Alice in Wonderland bookmarks.

We hope that you all have a restful holiday.

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

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YEAR 3 & YEAR 4

Year 3 and Year 4 have enjoyed the festivities of the final week of term, attending the church carol service and eating a delicious Christmas lunch on Wednesday!

We have made sparkly crowns, spiral decorations and sung along to various Christmas tunes. In RE we have examined different interpretations of nativity scenes and used watercolours to create our own.

It has been a fantastic first term and a Merry Christmas to you all from the Year 3 and Year 4 team!

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 sewing bee kings and queens this week to get their freedom quilts done! We have been blown away by their enthusiasm, needlework skills and resilience when it doesn’t go according to plan!

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

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NOTICEBOARD

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