Sandal Castle VA Community Primary School

A Church of England school serving the Community since 1686

Headteacher: Mrs Nichola Russell
Telephone: 01924 303525
Address: Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6AS

Diocese of Leeds

‘Together we grow: Together we give’. Ezekiel 47:2

We are a school community and we are a family. We learn together, we support each other, we give our time, our kindness, our love and our compassion to those around us in our school and wider community. We help each other to be ourselves and to be proud of it and to grow in to the unique individuals we are, and as a result, we grow into the respectful and accepting community we all value so much- we are there for each other on each step of our journey.

Reading Recommendations


As a school community we use twitter to support our CPD and to share best practice. David Keyte is currently sharing his #whyilovereading newsletters which we are sharing with our children and families.

Edition 1 highlights a book of the month, author views, recent releases, ideas for the classroom and a review of a classic book: The Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac.

Year 4 Book Recommendations

Friday 13th October 2017

This week Mrs Waddington has visited Year 4 to find out which books they love reading and she has come away with plenty of recommendations. Clearly, Year 4 children read a wide variety of books and were extremely enthusiastic and excited to talk about them. Here are some of the books Year 4 have suggested that we read:

Year 2 Book Recommendations

Mrs Waddington was incredibly excited when she visited Year Two this morning because so many children had fantastic book recommendations to make. What a variety as well! In Miss Hawkin’s class, children recommended The Minecraft Guide, The BFG and a whole range of non-fiction books about the Titanic, and let us not forget The Owl Who’s Afraid of the Dark and Hairy Maclary! Children in Mrs Wolf’s class could not wait to tell me about their favourite class book; Eat Your Peas, which is all about a child who does not like to eat vegetables. They particularly love this book because of the repetition; they nearly know it off by heart! Finally, the children in Mrs Sinclair’s class are thoroughly enjoying reading The Twits because the characters are very funny. Keep reading Year Two, your enthusiasm for reading today was marvellous!