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
2nd July 2020 Guidance for full reopening of School - September 2020 The guidance for the full reopening of school as of of September 2020 has been published this morning. As you can imagine, we are now trawling through the detail. What I can confirm so far, based upon the key messages received,is that school will re open for all children on Tuesday 8th September. In line with government guidance, we will employ a staggered approach to the start and end of the day. As you will appreciate, we will be unable to ensure that siblings can start/finish school at the same time. We will communicate details to families as soon as possible to ensure you have maximum time to plan for the different start and finish times. More detail to follow asap. Thank you for all your lovely messages of support. It's been lovely to see how the school community continues to pull together through these uncertain and unprecedented times. Nichola Russell
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As part of our continuing commitment to delivering a high quality, diverse maths curriculum, we are relaunching TT Rockstars this year.This engaging platform will now be opened up to our Key Stage 1 children and this year the children who become Number 1 in our TT Rockstars charts each week will earn a Times Table Rockstar badge to wear with pride! We will also be giving away an amazing prize to one lucky child at the end of the year- the details will be announced to the children in a special assembly on 28th September.


What is Times Tables Rock Stars?

In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practiced every third week or so.

This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of pupils over the last 4 years at King Solomon Academy, the school in which it was created. Now it is used in over 2500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

  • TT Rockstars – Children have access to TT Rockstars online to allow them to independently practise their times tables both in and out of school.The charts are read out in assembly with children receiving recognition for their achievements.The Year 6 children have the opportunity to enter the TT Rockstars Rock Wrangle, which sees schools from across the region (primary and secondary) compete to win a prestigious prize.
  • Maths Club and TT Rockstars Club – In response to the children’s requests during Pupil Voice discussions, after school clubs run by key Maths Faculty staff to provide further opportunities for children to learn and enjoy maths based activities.


TT Rockstars Rock Wrangle - 4th July 18

On 4th July 2018, 3 children set about on a mission to ROCK at the Times Table Rockstars Rock Wrangle, Leeds! As well as being amazingly behaved, Zahid , Aamina and Joshua demonstrated astonishing times table abilities - Josh even made the quarter finals, making him one of the 16 fastest children at times tables in the whole of Yorkshire! They were a credit to our school! Rock on!


TT Rock Wrangle Success 2017

We are very excited to announce that Uzair was awarded Champion Rock Star and the recent Rock Star Wrangle in Halifax. Our school competed against 49 other schools in the North of England Rock Wrangle. Uzair demonstrated his prowess and skills in rapid times table fact recall to beat the 149 other children representing their schools. He was fortunate to 'live the life of a real rock star' and took his well earned place in the co-pilot seat of Helicopter taking a ride across the vast expanse of Halifax and it's surrounding areas. Here are some photos of our 'Times Table Rock Star!'