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02 July
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Geography Enrichment 3: Lunging for Litter!

Last week marked our 3rd Geography Enrichment of the academic year. Themed around the concept of looking after our environment and the shared responsibilities we all hold, Sandgate Primary School was ‘Lunging for Litter’ in order to do our part for the planet!

As well as Geocaching with other year groups (a fantastic and exciting way for children to demonstrate their Friendship values), we were lucky to have visiting speakers from ActionAid, Greenpeace and ‘Save the Bees’ throughout the week; each talk discussed a different aspect of doing our part to care for our environment, both locally and globally.

Thank you to all children for their continued enthusiasm to care for our home.

Keep on lunging,

Mr. Goodeal

22 June
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Sports Day 2018 – Year 4

04 May
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20 April
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¡Aula de bateria!

Welcome back, Year 4!

For our hook, we had a cross-curricular lesson that combined Spanish with Music! Using Spanish instructions, we learnt how to play the drums using Mr. Goodeal’s very own drum kit.

We learnt how important it is to keep the rhythm, how to count in beats and how music is a ‘universal’ language.

Well done, drummers!

Mr. Goodeal and Mr. James

06 March
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The Imperial War Museum

The Year 4 trip to the Imperial War Museum was the perfect way to consolidate our learning on World War 2; the children (and adults) were impressed with the exhibits on display, with a particular highlight being the real-life Anderson Shelter that we took cover under.

A member of the public also commended the children on their outstanding behaviour, so well done as usual Year 4!

Many thanks to all the parents who assisted (and to our professional Year group photographer, Mr. Aitchison).
Mr. Goodeal and Mr. James


27 February
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Snowy Sharks and Stingrays

27 February
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Sandgate School Run or L.S. Lowry?

The Sandgate school run this morning!

It reminded one of our Year 4 students of an L.S Lowry painting! Beautiful.

Thank you to the parents who sent it in.

23 February
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A step back in time with the RNBCR for Year 4…

Today, the Sharks and Stingrays were treated (thank you Mrs. Willis) to a visit from the Royal Navy Beachhead Commando Re-enactors.

They were brilliant!

They drilled the children in a number of jobs that the Royal Navy Beachhead Commandos (RNBCR) would have encountered in WW2. They included: semaphore, using a field telephone, marching and setting up a defensive position using sandbags.  The children also explored a genuine WW2 vehicle!

The RNBC also answered all the children’s (and adults) questions about the role of the RNBCR during WW2.

You can find out more about the Royal Navy Beachhead Commando Re-enactors by searching @RNBCR on Facebook.

We hope you enjoy the photographs!

04 February
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Geography Enrichment Day 2


Today marked the second Geography Enrichment Day of the year; once again, we had a truly enriching day dedicated to the study of ‘Earth Writing’.
Based around the notion of cultural heritage, Sandgate Primary School spent the day unpicking the question of ‘Who do you think you are?’ This involved the use of digital map games, scratching off our very own class map of the world, comparing the Human & Physical Geographies of countries, and presenting our very own family trees and shields.

A particular highlight has to be our global visitors who came in to speak to us and answer all of our geographical questions! We heard from international sixth form students from Earlscliffe College (representing a wide variety of countries such as Nigeria, Russia, Germany and Hong Kong), as well as our visiting parents who presented to the class.

Thank you for an amazing Geography Day!

10 January


EPIPHANY CELEBRATION AT ST. GEORGE’S   –   Monday 8h January 2018  

On Monday 8th January, on the invitation of the Reverend Kate McNeice, we had a lovely EPIPHANY CELEBRATION at St. George’s Church.

EPIPHANY is the ‘Feast of The Three Kings’ (which is actually on 6th January) and marks the end of the Christmas season

Kate comes into school most Thursdays to lead assemblies and on this occasion we decided, once again, to hold our assembly at our nearest church, where Kate leads Sunday services. It was a great opportunity for the children to sing the Christmas carols they have been learning to the Whole school community, including many of our parents, in two separate Key Stage assemblies. The songs included ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’, ‘We Three Kings’, ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Mary had a Baby and ‘La Marimorena’ (This year’s Spanish Flamenco Christmas Carol, which the KS2 children chose from a selection of Spanish villancicos). The children sang beautifully and we’re very proud of them.

Thank you to all the parents who attended and also to Kate for leading the assembly and making us so welcome.

We always welcome visits and talks about the range of major world faiths that our children study within their R.E. curriculum. If you are able to come in and talk about your faith to a class, year group or larger group of children, we will be very happy to have you in school. Please contact your child’s class teacher OR Miss Waggett (our R.E. leader) if you are interested.

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