Sandal Magna News


Welcome to the Lower Foundation Stage (Nursery)

Children and adults are engaged on a lifetime’s journey of discovery and learning and we want your journey to begin here.

The staff with whom you and your child will work with are Miss Cranham, Mrs Sowden, Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Ishtiaq.

During your child's time in nursery we want them to feel happy and safe. We give the children a wide range of opportunities and experiences throughout Nursery. This allows your child to develop confidence and self-help skills which form a good foundation for later education.

Our class blog will be updated regularly and will share with you what your children have been doing at nursery. Please come and have a look at all the exciting things we get up to!

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Welcome to the Upper Foundation Stage page!

Our Upper Foundation Stage teaching team are Mrs Taylor, Mrs Ahmed, Mrs Karamet and Mrs Sharif. We aim to offer your child a stimulating learning environment that enables them to learn through play. We encourage children to develop independence and skills needed to prepare them for their school career.

We are a dedicated Early Years team and look forward to working with families as partners to ensure every child achieves their potential. If you have any questions please call in and speak to one of the team and we will try to support you and your child.

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Welcome to a new school year on the Year One blog page.

Our teaching team includes Miss Abernethy, Mrs Dunphy, Mrs Azam and Miss Dimmock. 

When the children first arrive in Year One, we strive to keep the changes to a minimum and adhere to the familiar routines of their previous Reception Class. This is because we understand that children learn best when they feel safe and secure, and thus they need time to settle in to their new classroom with their new teachers. Our timetable includes daily numeracy, literacy and phonics lessons. The children are encouraged to use ICT confidently and safely from an early age and they also enjoy lots of physical and creative experiences including PE, baking, music, art & DT. We encourage the children to learn through exciting and challenging activities with the addition of educational visits which provide memorable and worthwhile experiences.

We have high expectations of your child’s achievements so please help us maintain this by giving us your full support. This means regular reading with your child, encouraging and assisting them with any homework such as spellings.

On Friday mornings we will continue with the parent and child reading club which most of you will be familiar with.  We will continue with this in a similar way that involve reading with your child and helping them with a short follow u activity. The sessions will run from 8.45 until 9.05 and we do expect all parents, or a guardian, to attend. P.E. lessons in Year One are currently Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings  so please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times. Parents’ evenings are every term. We do ask you to support your child by attending as this allows us to discuss your child’s progress and the next steps they need to take. If you have any concerns about your child, educationally or otherwise please do not hesitate to pop along and see any of the Year One teaching staff at any time although the end of the school day is preferable.

Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction to our blog. It will be updated regularly so please come and have a look again to view photographs and read about the many exciting things that your child is experiencing in Year One. 

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Welcome to Year 2!

Our class is made up of brilliant children who all have an individual love for learning. Our teachers are Miss Fox and Mrs Thompson. We are also lucky to have in our class: Miss Wood and Miss Dimmock. Miss Wood who is with us each day and Miss Dimmock who works with us each morning and one afternoon.

Our school day includes daily phonics, English and maths lessons. The children in Year 2 have weekly science, history, geography, ICT, PE, art, baking, music and RE lessons.

The Year 2 team are excited about being part of your child’s learning journey. We look forward to working with both you and your child.

Please ensure your child has the correct uniform, PE kit and a water bottle each day for school.

We welcome you to join us each Friday at 8.45am for 'Reading Club' that runs until 9am.

If you ever want to talk to us please come and see us at 3pm after we have let the children out.

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Welcome to the Year 3 page!

Our Year 3 teaching team are Mr Carver, Mrs Swailes and Mrs Skolas. We work very hard to make our classroom a stimulating environment for every child in our class. Together, we ensure that all the children in Year 3 enjoy a full and exciting curriculum. We are very lucky that Mrs Clifton and Mr Dixon will work with us to teach baking and computing on a weekly basis.

Each Wednesday afternoon, the class will have their P.E lesson. Please ensure that your child has the full and correct kit in school at all times. Homework will be set each Friday and will be expected back on the following Tuesday. If your child has any questions about their homework, please ensure they speak to Mr Carver. Spellings will also be given each Friday, and will be tested on the following Monday. Your child will tell you they will receive a lovely prize if they get all 10 correct!

We are extremely committed to helping your child develop in our class, and we offer all children the chance to grow both academically and spiritually. All of our team look forward to working with them as they continue their development through our school. Our door is always open, so please speak to one of us if you have any questions.

Thank you for visiting our page.

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Welcome to the Year 4 page. 

Our teaching team are Mrs. Sketchley, Mrs. Heaton, Mr. Dixon, Mrs. Skolas, Miss Corbett and Mrs. Clifton. Our aim is to make your learning interesting, engaging and stimulating.   When you come to school with a smile on your face and work hard, you will have a lot of fun.  Just be the best you can be!
In Year 4, you will go swimming in Normanton every Tuesday afternoon. You will need a swimming costume or trunks (not shorts) and a towel.  If you have any questions about this, please see Mrs. Sketchley. It’s a fabulous afternoon and everyone has a lot of fun.

Each Wednesday afternoon, we will have PE. When the weather is good, we will go outside.  Please make sure you have the correct kit, most importantly trainers and a different top and shorts or tracksuit bottoms.  More information can be found on the Dress Code page and in the school prospectus.

Homework is set on Fridays and you should bring it back no later than the following Tuesday.  If there is a problem, it is your responsibility to see Mrs. Sketchley before Tuesday as everyone is expected to hand in their homework.  Spellings will be given to you on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

We will also have a focus on learning our times tables.  By the end of year 4, you should know all of them to 12 x 12.  To help you do this, we will talk about where you are now and set you a challenge to get even better.  Each week, after practice in school and at home, you will try to beat your best score.  There will be rewards for the children who move up a step on our times table ladder.  Will you be one of the children who does this next week?

Thank you for visiting our page.  If you have any questions, please come and have a chat with one of the team at the end of the day.





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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

In Year 5, individually we are all special and unique but together we form a class family that has a positive and caring attitude towards each other and the rest of the school.

The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teacher, Mr Smith, as well as Mrs Jackson, who teaches on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Also, our Teaching Assistants Mrs Ward, Mrs Skolas, Miss Grindle, Miss Corbett, Miss Dimmock and Mrs Clifton. Our Year 5 teaching team aims to create a stimulating learning environment that is safe, happy, exciting and challenging, where each pupil is encouraged to achieve their full potential. Mrs Shepherd will teach most of the class in English lessons.

To continue our high expectations, please help ensure your child completes and returns any homework they are given each week.  Children are given homework to help them practice skills they've learnt in class. If there are any issues regarding homework or your child finds a particular piece of homework challenging, then please do not hesitate to come and speak to Mr Smith. If your child does not finish a piece of work in school, they may be asked to complete it for homework. In order to help improve your child’s reading skills, increase their vocabulary and develop their comprehension skills, we also ask that you listen to your child read, ask them questions to ensure they have understood what they have read as well as sign their reading record book at least three times a week. The children have a times table sheet in their homework book, they need to practice their tables so that they know the answers quickly.

Children should come to school each day with a water bottle and a bag to carry their reading book, any homework, letters and their PE kit to and from school in.  Year 5 have P.E. lessons every Monday afternoon. 

Thank you for visiting our Year 5 Blog Page.

Please revisit us during the school year to find out what exciting learning has taken place in our class.

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Our Year 6 teaching team are Mrs Shepherd, Miss Grindle, Mrs Ward, Miss Corbett and Mrs Clifton. Our aim is to create independent, curious and successful young adults who are ready to take on challenges. We intend to do this through providing interesting and stimulating lessons.

We are excited about helping your child move their learning forward and make progress in school. We look forward to working with them as they conclude their learning journey through Sandal Magna Community Academy. 2017-2018 is going to be an exciting year!

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Amazing Attendance!

Our whole school attendance has been fantastic of late. In the past two weeks, we have been above national average target (96.1%) both times with most classes being over 95% too.

Well done everyone, keep up this brilliant effort as we are still on track for our highest annual attendance percentage ever!

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