Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School

A Church of England school serving the Community since 1686

Headteacher: Mrs Nichola Russell
Telephone: 01924 303525
Email: headteacher@sandal.wakefield.sch.uk
Address: Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6AS

Diocese of Leeds
Please see our newsletter on the main newsletter page of the website, highlighting the after school clubs available to every class beginning on Monday 7th June.

Celebrating our Remote Education Curriculum

Here you will find our Spring Term 1 and Spring Term 2 newspaper dedicated to celebrating some of the fantastic home learning that has been taking place during lockdown 3!


Foundation Stage

EYFS Lockdown Newspaper Spring 2

EYFS Lockdown Newspaper Spring 1


Key Stage 1

KS1 Lockdown Newspaper Spring 2

KS1 Lockdown Newspaper Spring 1


Lower Key Stage 2

LKS2 Lockdown Newspaper Spring 2

LKS2 Lockdown Newspaper Spring 1


Celebrating History

Thank you to Adam (Y3) for sending his timeline home video

Timeline Video


Upper Key Stage 2

UKS2 Lockdown Newspaper Spring 2

UKS2 Lockdown Newspaper Spring 1


We look forward to showcasing work from Spring 2 in our next edition.


Past, Present and Future

Thank you to George, Robin and Ole (EYFS, Y2 and Y4) for sending their home video focussing on past, present and future. We LOVE it!

Past, Present and Future


Lockdown Art

Daffodils - Year 6

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Lockdown World Book Day

Year 1

1BR

Today we’ve looked at Tiny Little Rocket by David Fickling and wrote a descriptive paragraph based on what our own rocket would look like! We then looked at the illustrations in the book, and worked together to begin our own version! We used a large cotton wheel to create the meteor shape, and stop the paint from spreading to that part, and used straws to blow the paint around the page.

Dora

Lilliana

Rex

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Year 2

2RW

We had great fun yesterday in school reading 'Supertato' and watching other books in the series online. We then made our own Supertato characters.

Children working remotely enjoyed her own world book day activities at home focusing on the book 'Corduroy'. They read and talked about the book, acted it out, made button friendship bracelets, button bowls, wrote little books about his next adventures and endangered bears and had a teddy themed party to celebrate him finding a home.

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2NG

Here are a few examples of book bunting showing the children's favourite book cover or character.

Lily sent in photos of her booky bunting and also used an old jar to show her book 'Lily Saves the Oceans' and stuck the title of the book on the outside. The book is about waste in the oceans and how to help stop it.

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Year 3

In Year 3, we LOVE reading.

For World Book Day we wanted to celebrate our love for reading! We completed a range of different jobs surrounding the elements that create a book such as illustrations, empathy, character development and imagination.

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

6FW

We took part in a book tasting activity using Little People Big Dreams books- identifying what barriers each person had to overcome- race, gender, poverty. Then, we learnt all about the barriers Sierra Leone has had to overcome over the years as a country- slave trade, civil war and how Fair Trade is helping small families and communities to overcome and overpower unfairness and inequality to improve their lives and the lives of the animals and nature they live with. Then, we created our own Little People Big Dreams book but about Sierra Leone’s people. We painted in the style of a famous painter from Sierra Leone on our front covers and filled the insides with their story of courage, bravery and determination.

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6HS

For world book day today in Y6 we looked at the book 'My name is not Refugee'. We carefully discussed what the word 'Refugee' means and why children and families are sometimes forced to flee their homes. We talked about the harsh realities of war and poverty and discussed the possible thoughts and feelings of children living in dangerous places.

We talked about the most important things we would take with us if we were forced to flee our homes. We then went on to create some brilliant artwork inspired by 'Lubna Felo'. We used acrylic paints and tried different techniques with both a brush and a sponge to create the background. We then watched a step-by-step YouTube tutorial on how to draw a person walking from side on and used this to create our silhouettes.

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Lockdown Fairtrade Fortnight

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We are extremely proud of all of our children and the fantastic behaviours and attitudes to learning they are demonstrating in engaging with the curriculum during lockdown.