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17 September
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Transition to Facebook / Twitter – September 2019

IMPORTANT – WordPress has started to charge for the use of this blog. Therefore we have decided to transition to the use of Facebook and Twitter to celebrate all the vibrant and exciting learning that happens at Sandgate Primary School.

The blogs will remain online for the next year for posterity but will be archived after that.

‘Like’ us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandgateprimaryschool/

‘Follow’ us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandgateoffice

13 July
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Summer Sizzle

It might just be our busiest year yet at our annual Summer Sizzle, with staff, parents and friends of the school on duty at all of the stalls!

10 July
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Charivari 2019

Thank you to all the families that attended the Charivari parade last Saturday. It was a very hot day but it is a fantastic event to be involved in with the children looking great in their costumes and sounding loud with their whistles!

20 June
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Charivari Workshop 2019

Glittery fun was had by all at yesterday’s Charivari workshop as we prepared all of our outfits for the upcoming parade.
Thank you to all of the parents and helpers for lending a hand.

19 June
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PORT LYMPNE RESIDENTIAL TRIP – Thursday 13th & Friday 14th June

THE YEAR 5 RESIDENTIAL TRIP TO PORT LYMPNE & HOWLETTS:

We had a fabulous two days, despite the lack of sleep, as the restless creatures at Port Lympne kept us awake.

With good weather and the help of some excellent animal keepers, we were able to see a vast array of beautiful animals, both on foot and on our safari rides.

We have developed a far greater understanding of animal conservation and even more respect for the Animal kingdom.

A trip to remember forever.

Geckos:

   

Chipmunks:

 

11 June
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Titanic Dress Up Day 10.06.19

On Monday  10th June the Chipmunks and Geckos took part in our Titanic Dress Up Day. We learnt about the lifeboats that were on board and the procedure that happened on that historic night.

It was great to get into role and be part of the many guests on board the Titanic.

 

 

05 June
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Music Enrichment Day – Term 6

Wednesday 5th June was our 3rd Music Enrichment Day, with music being a specific focus in our school curriculum this year.

The children were very excited to be privileged enough to enjoy a jazz concert in the Main School Hall led by Matt Miles and his Work8hop band.

The focus for this day was to develop the children’s understanding of musical composition and improvisation as well as some excellent activities planned for them by their teachers in their classes.

Each class had a workshop session with either Matt Miles or Peter Cook, who are both professional jazz musicians and experts in this field.

What a unique experience our children have enjoyed!

15 May
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Our Music Instrumental Day

On Wednesday 8th May, Year 5 attended the Music Instrumental Morning held at the Harvey Grammar School, led by Mr Paul & Mrs Dorothy Driscoll. It was attended by around 200 pupils from a range of primary schools in the Folkestone area, mostly in Year 5. We played the pieces we have been learning on our trumpets and trombones over recent months.

The range of instruments played included: ukuleles, recorders, handbells, violins, djembe drums, as well as trumpets and trombones.

The pieces played included: Razza Sazza, Three Note Bossa Nova, Hey You, I wanna play in a band, Skat Cat Swing and Mamma Mia . We also enjoyed listening to the Harvey Grammar School Big Band performing for us.

13 March
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Science Week Bonanza!

We started the week taking part (in class) in lots of Science activities.

We observed that the ‘PARK WATER’ (clean water) discoloured quicker than the ‘BUSY ROAD WATER’ (water with bicarbonate soda dissolved in it). This could be because the polluted water ‘masked it’ , not being visible. We talked about how this is just like AIR POLLUTION, which is not easily visible to the human air, yet causing huge health risks to us/ damage to our planet. We discussed solutions to air pollution, including planting more trees, banning fossil fuels for cars & pedestrianizing cities.

 

Then, on Tuesday we had a visit from the Folkestone School for Girls, Sixth Form Scientists. They showed us lots of Science, including how a heart works, how our intestines work and how to create a rainbow!

 

Stay tuned for lots more Science!

13 March
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A Science Visit from HGS

We love Science!!

Today some of the boys from Harvey Grammar School came in to show us a few great experiments and gave us the chance to use fantastic Science equipment.

We learnt how to make a rainbow, why we see ‘optical illusions’, tested our reaction time and developed a deeper understanding of our senses. Great fun was had by all. We certainly have some budding Scientists.

 

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