MESSAGE FROM MRS COLLINS

What an exciting morning for the Eco Team!

The Ripley and Send Rotary Club made a very generous donation of £500 towards the new Green Wall, which will be built around the perimeter of Sandfield. Every child in the school will plant a section of this wall and this incredible donation will be used to fund the cost of buying these plants. The Eco Team are looking forward to researching which plants are best to help reduce the impact of pollution.

A huge thank you to The Rotary Club and Mr Ramcharan (Reuben and Matilda’s Grandad) for their part in supporting this exciting project.

After School Club Update

It is great that we have so many clubs that are running after school for Sandfield children.  Just a polite reminder on pick-up time for each club.  Please can you ensure your child is picked up at the specific time from the side gate.

Thank you for your support.

Day Provider & Club Finish Time
Monday Creation Station – Years R, 1 & 2 Art Club 4.15pm
Monday Sport4Kids – Years 3 & 4 Football 4.15pm
Tuesday Sport4Kids – KS2 Basketball 4.15pm
Tuesday RGS – KS2 Chess Club 4.00pm
Tuesday School Run Homework Club – KS2 invited children only 4.15pm
Wednesday ComputerXplorers – Years 3 & 4 Computer Club 4.15pm
Wednesday Sport4Kids – Years R, 1 & 2 Multisports 4.15pm
Thursday Boogie Pumps – Years R, 1 & 2 Dance Club 4.15pm
Thursday Sport4Kids – KS2 Archery 4.15pm
Thursday London TKD – Years 2 to 6 Tae Kwon Do Club 7.45 – 8.30am

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: Maya and Sophie
Year 1: Matilda and Manson
Year 2: Owen and Zac
Year 3: Ili and Eva
Year 4: Nathalie and Teo
Year 5: Martha and Rosie
Year 6: Will, Ben and Poppy

Well done Badge

ATTENDANCE THIS WEEK

Attendance Protocol

Attendance at school is key to children having the best opportunities to have a full education and learn to their highest potential .  As a school we have a procedure to follow to keep parents informed of their child’s attendance and when it begins to fall, this is a statutory requirement.  The flow chart shows the steps the school can take, whilst considering each child individually. It is important as a school that we understand and support families to ensure that attendance is as high as it can be for every pupil at Sandfield.

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 92.7%.

Attendance Clock

NEWS FROM THE INCLUSION TEAM

How to Get the Right Help if Your Child is Unwell

Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership have launched a new resource to help Surrey parents of children, aged from 0-5 years old, access the right NHS support if their child is unwell.

This new leaflet has been developed at a time when we are seeing a rise in attendances at A&Es and increasing pressures on the health system.

NHS services are there for those who need them and choosing the right service helps make sure that parents get the right help for their child. To help keep A&E for people who are critically unwell and urgently need help, it provides information and advice about the full range of help available to parents of young children 24/7.

The resource aims to help parents navigate the local health system more easily and provides bite-sized explanations of the help you can expect from pharmacies, NHS 111, Surrey 0-19 advice line, Call a Midwife and other NHS services. It also includes a one-page guide to keep at hand where you’ll find all important contact details for local NHS services and details of links to further support.

How to get the right help if your child is unwell leaflet, please click here>>

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!

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! More details to follow.

PTA Summer 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.  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

This week, Reception got busy writing postcards from the Polar Regions. They worked hard to write full, simple sentences with finger spaces and full stops for the first time!

In maths, we compared numbers with a beanbag toss game and compared lengths doing husky races in the snow!

In our water tray, we role-played with icebergs (ice blocks) and began conversations about global warming. The children were able to see the effects of this on the polar habitats, as their icebergs melted and their polar animals lost their homes.

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YEAR 1 & YEAR 2

A very creative week for Year 1 & Year 2.
As part of the innovation of the Izzy Gizmo story we created a vehicle for Fixer the Crow. In our DT lessons we trialed, designed and tweaked our designs before completing our final models.
What a fabulous bunch of inventors we have in KS1!

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 Year 4 have been fascinated by the work of a Belgian surrealist painter, Rene Magritte and have been using artist sketching pencils to recreate one of his famous paintings ‘The Domain of Arnheim 1962.’ We have been really impressed with their creativity and ability to look at proportion and sketching techniques.

We have also been investigating light in Science by predicting and then testing which materials reflect light. The children really enjoyed this investigation and literally shone a light on the mysteries of Science! Well done 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

Year 5 and Year 6 have been developing their control with the spheres this week and we are coming on well! We experimented with the speed and angle of the Sphero to try to move 1m along a straight line and then to create a slalom.

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