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Sandringham Secures Thrive Ambassador School Status

posted 17 Sep 2017, 12:12 by Sandringham School   [ updated 17 Sep 2017, 13:50 ]

We are pleased to announce that our school has been selected to become an ambassador school for Thrive. We have been running Thrive sessions at Sandringham for a year and we have four trained Thrive Practitioners: Vicky Ward, Emily Smithard, Mandy Kean and Jo Howe.

Thrive is a specific way of working that helps to develop social and emotional well being, enabling children to engage with life and learning. Thrive supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any troubled or troubling behaviours, providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.  Positive relationships are at the heart of Thrive. We use these relationships along with art based activities to give children key experiences at each different stage of their development.

As a Thrive ambassador school, we will be invited to share our good practice with other schools across the country. This will involve sharing our Thrive journey so far, presenting case studies and taking visitors on a tour of our school - demonstrating how Thrive is used across the school. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the wonderful work that goes on at our school.

Welcome to our new school year

posted 17 Sep 2017, 12:08 by Chris Metcalfe   [ updated 17 Sep 2017, 13:50 by Sandringham School ]

It has been wonderful to welcome our new pupils and families and to welcome back familiar faces at the start of our school year.  Pupils seem to have settled very quickly into school routines and learning is in full swing.  Staff have been busy planning lots of events for parents and carers to visit school to share in pupils' learning - we will send out a letter this week with details of these and they will also be available on our website.

If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Chris Metcalfe
Head Teacher

Our Amazing Singers Perform At The Dome

posted 21 Jun 2017, 09:14 by Sandringham School   [ updated 21 Jun 2017, 09:55 ]

On Thursday 15th June, Sandringham choir, led by Miss Toop, went along to the Dome to perform in Sing Up.

Sing Up is a celebration held by Doncaster Music Hub, where children from schools across Doncaster come together to perform some original songs, some current songs, and some classic songs in front of an audience. As it was BBC Music Day, we were also in for a few treats, such as a real life rock band playing the music for the children to sing along with, and Doncaster Brass Band who played some classics, such as Star Wars and Incredibles. We even had a choreographer coordinating dance moves!

The children were amazing and sang loudly and confidently. Well done, Sandringham!

Sandringham Pupils join Team GB

posted 20 Jun 2017, 03:55 by Gemma Johnson

Thank you for all sponsorship and support for our P.E. event. We are very grateful and raised an outstanding £1160!

Excellent Ambassadors

posted 31 Mar 2017, 15:32 by Sandringham School

This Thursday, four pupils attended Heatherwood School to take part in a meeting of school councils from across our local area. All of our representatives were fantastic, sharing great ideas and demonstrating confidence.

The representatives were asked to come up with ideas to get local schools together to take part in "active activities" and to provide suggestions for activities for school holidays.

Head Teachers, and a council officer who has control of a budget, are now going to explore how to make some of these suggestions happen.

A huge thank you to our excellent ambassadors for representing Sandringham so well.

Pupils support World Kidney Day 2017

posted 12 Mar 2017, 05:03 by Chris Metcalfe   [ updated 12 Mar 2017, 05:50 ]

Well done and thank you to everyone who supported World Kidney Day by wearing green and taking part in move4kidneys. 

Latest Newsletter

posted 9 Feb 2017, 05:33 by Sandringham School   [ updated 9 Feb 2017, 05:34 ]

Keeping children safe online

posted 6 Feb 2017, 01:20 by Sandringham School

At Sandringham Primary School, we are committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of the

internet, so that we can support our children with making the right choices when they are online.

Tuesday 7th February 2017 is Safer Internet Day around the world. We are celebrating this important event in school, with assemblies and activities this week that focus on the children knowing how to keep themselves safe online.

In school, the children have created a class set of rules for keeping themselves safe online and have produced one to bring home to use with you when they use any form of technology to access the online world. We would like you to talk to your children about the rules, decide if you want to add any other online rules for your own house and then sign and return the reply slip below.

Through lessons provided at school, assemblies and PSHE lessons, we do our best to provide our children with the awareness and knowledge they need in order to recognise and avoid dangerous, destructive, or unlawful behaviour and to respond appropriately. However, it is only through a collaborative effort between parents and teachers that we will succeed in creating responsible and safe cyber citizens.

We recommend that all parents visit the CEOP Think U Know website for more information on keeping your child safe online www.thinkuknow.co.uk . In addition, there is a parental information pack on the Safer Internet Day website at www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/education-packs/education-Safer Internet Pack.

In addition, we will continue to provide you with any internet safety messages that we receive about apps, as well as the Digital Magazine we sent out earlier this year.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. 

Year 3 and 4 Basketball Competition

posted 24 Jan 2017, 01:14 by Sandringham School

An enthusiastic and excited group of Year 3 and 4 children walked to Danum, ready for the first competition of the school year. Oliver T, Oliver M, Harry B and Amelia N were there to represent Year 3 and Jack W, Ben F, Thomas D, Abbey B, Abbie S and Violet S were there to represent Year 4.

During the games, the teams started to work really well together and could successfully move the ball around the court. We had interception superstars – Ben and Jack - causing their opponents some real problems as they stopped teams moving quickly down the court.

In the final game, all the hard work paid off. During the boys half of the match, they defended well and kept the score at 0-0. Then the girls arrived and scored two baskets. Abbey B and Violet S are a scoring machine! An exciting and thrilling end to the competition.

Although it took until the last match to secure our first victory, each child put in a fantastic and determined performance and was a wonderful sportsman, they played fairly and shook hands with their opponents at the end of every game.

Player of the competition was Jack W for his determination, interception skills and confidence when controlling the ball.

Sandringham's Special Visitor

posted 12 Dec 2016, 02:28 by Sandringham School

Pupils and families at Sandringham Primary School have recently welcomed a very special visitor.  

As part of the festive season, the Friends of Sandringham School, a group of parents and volunteers, had given up their time to transform The Hut into a winter wonderland, hoping that Santa would stop by.  Father Christmas did indeed take time out of his preparations for Christmas Eve and was so impressed by his temporary grotto that he stayed for 3 days!   

"It was lovely to welcome so many well behaved children," Santa commented, adding that the excellent work by the Friends had persuaded him that he should visit. 

In a statement, school staff confirmed that Santa had wished everyone a Merry Christmas and that he hoped to return the following year.

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