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    • Term Dates 2017-18

      This academic year, schools have been allowed to set an additional 5 occasional days, in addition to a reduced County set holiday schedule. We have worked together with the local schools to try and ensure that the beginning and end of year dates are the same but INSET days will vary from school to school.

      Autumn Term 2017

      Term starts:
      Mon 4 September
      Half term:
      Mon 23 - Fri 27 October
      Term ends:
      Tue 19 December
      Inset Day 2:
      Thu 31 August
      Inset Day 1:
      Wed 30 August
      Inset Day 3:
      Fri 1 September

      Spring Term 2018

      Inset Day:
      3rd January 2018
      Term starts:
      4th January 2018
      Half term:
      12th - 16th February 2018
      Term ends:
      29th March 2018

      Summer Term 2018

      Inset Day:
      22nd June
      Term starts:
      16th April
      Half term:
      28th May - 1st June
      Occasional Day:
      25th June
      Term ends:
      20th July

      Click here for more information on future term dates.

    • School Newsletter

      The school newsletter is full of information about current and upcoming news and events and ensures parents are kept informed of what’s going on in school.  

      Newsletter Archive

    • Our Curriculum

      Please click here for information on Sandon School’s creative curriculum, as well as information on how to support your child at home.

    • PE at Sandon School

      PE is very important to us at Sandon School. Please click here for information, including School Sport Premium and latest PE news.

    • Letter From Downing Street

      As part of a whole school writing task, each class wrote letters outlining the issues of homelessness in England. Class 2 became enthused and wanted to consider ways to reduce homelessness and make a difference. It was decided that we should go to the top and write to our Prime Minister (who has already stated that she intends to address this). 

      25 letters were sent and we were delighted to receive a reply (from No. 10) stating that Teresa May had enjoyed reading our letters and had sent them on to the relevant department so that they could read some of the ideas put forward by our children. We await the next letter with anticipation. 

      Letter to Prime Minister

    • School Uniform

      We are pleased to let you know that a local (Baldock) company, The Shirt Monkeys, will be able to supply parents with Sandon School Cardigans, Jumpers and Fleeces. All items have our Sandon logo embroidered on them. Please take a look at www.theshirtmonkeys.co.uk – go to ‘Schoolwear’ and then Sandon.

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      It is now also possible to buy Sandon School uniform from Tesco. The school receives 5% commission on all orders. Click this link:

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      Sandon School uniform fleeces are available from

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      • This is a Safer Recruitment establishment

      • Sandon JMI School

        Sandon JMI is a small school with over 90 pupils. We are linked with Knights Templar School, in Baldock; and are part of the North Hertfordshire Sports Partnership Scheme. We have a team of dedicated staff, delightful pupils and supportive parents. The idyllic setting, which is in the middle of the village, has well equipped play areas, garden and wildlife sections, with fields beyond. Everyone who visits the school agrees that it is a very special place.

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      • The Week in Brief

        By Headteacher, Emma McGill

        As you know our topic this term is ‘Space’. We try to make cross curricular links wherever we can and the children have been learning about space in Science and also writing space themed articles and stories.

        As a school we try to communicate as much as possible about the learning that goes on in school. The children are very busy all day and they are often tired when they get home. They sometimes aren’t very communicative about what they have been doing all day. Respect, responsibility and resilience are very important to us and we are always looking for opportunities to promote these values. We strive to promote our values throughout the day. Every day we have an assembly which is an opportunity for us to come together and learn collectively.  A parent suggested to me a while ago that I let you know what the focus of our assemblies over the week has been. I loved this idea and from now on will endeavour to let you know about our assemblies.

        Assemblies this week:

        Monday 15th Story: Deep in the Woods – A story about co-operation and correcting mistakes
        Tuesday 16th Our RE focus for this half term is Judaism. We watched several short clips from BBC Bitesize about Jewish families. We talked about respecting the beliefs of others and the importance of understanding that not everyone is the same.
        Wednesday 17th PCSO Chris Brabrook came to speak the children about safety and ‘safe strangers’.
        Thursday 18th Singing Assembly
        Friday 19th Celebration Assembly

        We welcomed our local police officer,  PCSO Brabrook  into school on Wednesday and some people even got to try on his uniform! He came to speak to the children about staying safe when they are out and about. We talked about ‘safe strangers’ and who we could talk to if we needed help. The children were able to list police officers, fire fighters, security guards and paramedics as some of the people they could ask for help. PCSO Brabrook answered questions from the children and reassured them that most people are very kind and want everyone to be safe.

        Accelerated Reading Scheme

        We are very keen for children to read at home and you can check whether books you have at home are on the AR scheme. Just search for AR book finder, enter the title of the book and if it is on the scheme you will be told the level it is on.

        Forest Schools

        Parents of children in Reception and Class 1 received medical forms for Forest School this week. Thank you to those of you who have already completed and returned these. Class 2 and Class 3 will receive forms next week. We appreciate that when you enrolled your child you completed medical forms, however we have a statutory obligation to ask you to fill in separate medical forms to safeguard children during Forest School sessions.

        Reception and Class 1 need their waterproofs in school this as they will be having their first Forest School session.

        PE Kit

        Please ensure that your child has a jumper and jogging bottoms/leggings in their PE kit at this time of year. We do aim to get out in the fresh air as often and possible.

        FOSS

        FOSS do so much to provide much needed extra funds for our school. We are very grateful to all those who help. Two of our key members have decided to step down from the committee after two years of dedicated service. We are looking to recruit a new Chair and a new secretary. Thank you so much to Jo Fraser and Jacqui Bungay who have worked so hard in these roles. It is so important that we have a Chair and secretary for the smooth running of FOSS and the continuation of successful fundraising.  If you are interested or have any questions about what these roles entail, please come and speak to myself of Jo and we can provide more information.

        Year 2 SATs Meeting

        Mr Musk will be holding a meeting for parents to explain Year 2 SATs on 7th February at 3.30pm. To make this a really productive meeting, we will be providing a space for children to relax so that you can focus on the meeting.

        Leadership Training Course by Charlie Cannon and Cerys Dear

        “A few days ago, we went to Knights Templar on a leadership training course and we got trained to be sports leaders. We have started a new club for the Infants on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to get the Infants more in to sports. We will be wearing grey tops, we will have fun and play sports. We will also have a Friday Fun day. On the training course we made loads of new friends and had lots of fun”

        Sandon Sports Crewe

        “I enjoy being a a Sports Crew member because I can listen to other children’s games and teach them important skills like teamwork, creativity and sportsmanship” By Sophie L

        “I like being a member of Sports Crew because it’s not only keeping the children entertained, it’s teaching them to have fun no matter what they do and to just go for it. When children play they have fun and stay active at the same time. When children play with members of the Sports Crew, they get to learn new things and learn to share and play with each other” By Demi C

        FOSS Number Square

        There are still a few squares which have not been filled. If you would like to support the school and be in with a chance of winning £25, please come to the school office and give it a go by giving £1 and writing your name next to a remaining number.

        No After School Football – 23rd January

        Unfortunately, due to another sporting event in the calendar, Mrs Reynolds will not be available to hold the after school  football club session on Tuesday 23rd January.

        Stars of the Week

        Mars Earth Venus Mercury
        Ruby Charlie B Oliver S Izak

        This week’s Sport Award went to Charlie C and Cerys.  Swimmer of the week was Sophia G.

    • What’s on

      • School Nurse, Height, Weight, Measures(Reception)

        2 February

      • FOSS Disco

        23rd February, 3.30pm

      • Last day of Half-Term

        9th February

      • First day of second Half-Term

        19 February

      • FOSS Family Bingo Night

        3 March

      • SATs Week – Year 6

        14 May

      • Last Day of Half-Term

        25 May

      • First Day of second Half-Term

        4 June

      • Belchamps residential trip Y5 & 6

        4 June

      • Occasional Day

        22 June

      • INSET Day

        25 June

      • Sports Day, BBQ and Fayre

        29 June, 3.15pm

      • Reserve Sports Day

        6 July

      • Summer Concert -2pm

        11 July

      • Secondary Transfer Day Y6

        12 July

      • End of Term -1pm

        20 July

      • Y6 trip – KTS (Wizard of Oz)

        22 January, 2-3pm

      • Class photos Reception and Y6 only

        13 March

      • Football St Christopher’s Team from Yr3/4/5

        31 January, 3pm

      • Village Spring Market

        17 March

      • Bank Holiday

        7 May

      • FOSS Meeting

        17 January, 7.30pm

      • Small Schools’ Sportshall Athletics – Team from Yr 5&6

        23 January, 3.45pm

      • Celebration Assembly – Parents welcome

        26 January, 9am

      • Year 2 Parents – SATs explanation meeting

        7 February, 3.30pm

      • Celebration Assembly – Parents welcome

        23 February, 9am

      • Celebration Assembly – Parents welcome

        29 March, 9am

    • Early Morning Club

      We offer an Early Morning Club every morning, run by Stevenage FC. It runs from 8am until school starts, costs £2 a session and there is no need to book.

    • Earth Class Art News

      Over the last few weeks we have been studying the work of artist, Andy Warhol. All of the children have recreated their own works of art in his style. In Show & Tell Mahalah brought in an actual print by Andy Warhol. Many thanks to her parents for allowing her to share his work. If you would like to see our Warhol area please pop in.

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    • Stikins Name Labels

      Click here for the Stikins website, to raise funds for Sandon School (our school number is 17469)

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    • Yellow Moon

      Click to access the latest Yellow Moon catalogue and raise funds for Sandon School.

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