Posted by sandgatewolves on Wednesday Mar 22, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Our new Sandgate Primary Art Exhibition Space is up in the main corridor, leading off from the School Reception area and it looks amazing already! The idea of the ‘space’ is to celebrate a range of the finished art that children have enjoyed taking part in around the school from Foundation stage to Year 6.  We will be regularly updating this area and displaying new new art work; including ceramics, sewing, sculpture, felt art, drawings, paintings, etchings  and other inspiring creations.

Each child whose 2D works have been chosen has written a little about the drawings and paintings they have produced, describing what inspired them, which artist influenced their work and what skills they were developing and so on. These descriptions have been typed up and are displayed next to each art work.

We know you will enjoy viewing these. With Parents’ evenings approaching, this is an ideal for time for you to enjoy viewing this sample of the wonderfully imaginative work the children have recently created. We congratulate the children whose works have been chosen for the first exhibition:

Isaac (Armadillos), Scarlett (Wolves), Niamh (Meerkats), Tom (Monkeys), Ryan  (Wolves), Ethan (Armadillos), Nyla (Giraffes),

Theo (Armadillos), Molly (Koalas), Eve (Kangaroos), Peter (Giraffes), Ali (Armadillos), Issi (Armadillos), Victoria (Rhinos),

Garrett (Rhinos), Elliot (Wolves), Alannah (Wolves), Praveen (Meerkats), Juliet (Monkeys), Amelia (Monkeys).

A couple of examples of what our resident artists have said about the inspirations for their art pieces:

‘I used shading, smudging and observation skills. I was inspired by WW2 and we used charcoal because of the black out.’(Isaac) 

‘It was really difficult to make a white piece of paper so dark, it took a lot of hard work.  It took a lot of patience to make my picture in the style used by Paul Nash.’  (Alannah)

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British Science Week

Posted by sandgatestarfish1 on Friday Mar 17, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Wow, what an exciting, science-filled day the Butterflies and Bumblebees have had today, in celebration of it being British Science Week! We watched with absolute amazement as we poured water on a dish of Skittles and the water turn into a beautiful rainbow, and we all enjoyed playing with the ‘Oobleck slime’ that we made with cornflour and water!

We also put some celery in a cup of water, with some food colouring, to see if the celery changed colour: it hasn’t yet, but we’re excited to check it again on Monday!

To finish the day off perfectly we enjoyed the show ‘Robin and the withering wood’, a show all about the science of plants, by the Kinetic Theatre Company.

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Maths Learning Together Event

Posted by sandgatestarfish1 on Wednesday Mar 15, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Maths Learning Together Event yesterday, the children loved having you in to support them with their learning.  We hope you found it helpful and informative.  Any further questions please do not hesitate to come and see us!

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Reception Fun Morning!

Posted by sandgatestarfish1 on Thursday Mar 9, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Yesterday we enjoyed a trip to the Three Hills to take part in a Reception Fun Morning.  We had the opportunity to try lots of different sports including hockey, tennis, cricket, table tennis, karate, boxing, gymnastics. speed cage and volleyball.  A big thank you to our  helpers who accompanied us on the trip.  Here are some photos of us in action, why not ask your child which sport they enjoyed the most…


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Posted by sandgatestarfish1 on Monday Mar 6, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Wow, today some of us were in a real-life rock band, and the rest of us were the audience at a real-life concert! We were very lucky to have Rufus from Rocksteady Music School in to demonstrate how to play some very cool instruments and some of us were lucky enough to have a go too.


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World Book Day

Posted by sandgatestarfish1 on Thursday Mar 2, 2017 Under Uncategorized

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Our minibeast learning

Posted by sandgatestarfish1 on Wednesday Mar 1, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Inspired by our minibeast hunt at Enbrook Park last week, we have been searching for minibeast on our school grounds, making our own minibeasts from junk modelling and various other materials, using minibeast to practise addition, writing our own minibeast fact books, and more! 🙂

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A minibeast adventure…

Posted by sandgatebumblebees1 on Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Today we enjoyed a walk in our local area to introduce us to our Term 4 topic of living things.  We will be learning about minibeasts for the first two weeks so off we went to Enbrook Park to see if we could find any, here’s what we got up to…

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Posted by sandgatebumblebees1 on Monday Feb 13, 2017 Under Uncategorized

On Friday the children enjoyed their first school disco!  Many thanks to the PTA for providing us with a snack to keep our energy up for all that dancing…

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A super visitor…

Posted by sandgatebumblebees1 on Monday Feb 13, 2017 Under Uncategorized

On Friday we had a surprise visitor in Foundation…The Sandgate Superhero appeared from no where to come and visit us.  He came to say well done for all of our learning this term, he was very impressed with how hard we’ve been working.  Before he left he presented us with certificates to congratulate us on a very super term of learning!

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