Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
E. office@stanfordschool.co.uk
Contact. Miss King (Business Manager)

Marigold Class Blog

On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.

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Welcome

Mrs Smith, Miss Wilson and Miss Purshouse would like to welcome you to Stanford’s EYFS and Year 1 Unit. Here you will find a friendly video showing you around the 3 classrooms. We hope you enjoy it – can’t wait for you to join us.


Date:
2 December
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Wrapping Christmas presents

Today the children helped Miss Purshouse wrap Christmas presents ready for our Santa's Workshop. The children took their own pictures with the iPads using their skills they had learnt in ICT.

Date:
2 December
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Snowy Phonics

Today in Miss Purshouse's phonics group we wrote our sound of the day (i) in the snow. The children really enjoyed this!

Date:
1 December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Christmas Adventure at Rand Farm

Year 1 and Foundation pupils paired up to experience their first ever school trip. It was certainly one to remember! Take a look at our activities:

Decorating Biscuits with Mrs Claus

Elf Academy

We all watched and joined in the elves’ show.

Feeding Animals

We really enjoyed seeing and feeding all the animals.

Visiting Santa and his Toyshop

To find Santa we had to go through a magic forest and find his house.

He gave us all a magic token to spend in the toyshop. We all got a chocolate coin for our change! And an amazing toy to take home.

Tractor Ride

A really long journey around the farm was great, as we saw lots more animals.

Lazy Elf’s Workshop

We had great fun helping lazy elf make toys in the workshop.

Fun and Games before leaving

There were lots of games and activities around to play with, We were so worn out on the way home from having SO MUCH FUN!

Date:
29 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Marigold Enterprise

We have been busy in Marigold Class planting bulbs, looking after them and decorating the pots.

We hope you like them and will want to buy them.

Year 1 have also made posters to advertise the product.

Date:
25 November
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

We're going on a bear hunt!

Today the foundation children have been on a bear hunt using positional language they have learnt to explain where the bears were hiding. We had lots of fun, and managed to find all the bears!

Date:
25 November
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Coaching Partners - Year 6, Foundation Stage and Year 1

Some of our Year 6 pupils discussed how they would like to support some of the younger children with their learning. This week, a group of six Year 6 children choreographed and delivered some PE/fine motor development moves to music in the hall with Marigold and Cornflower class. As you can see, it was enjoyed by all!

Date:
24 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Marigold Story Time

We have started to vote for end-of-the-day story in Marigold Class.
We look at each book, choose which one we want to read, put a cube in the correct side of the scales and then at the end of the day whichever has the most we share the story together.
It’s great fun looking and choosing which book we like and it also helps us with our maths skills.
This was today’s result, can you see which book won?

Date:
19 November
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Children in Need 2021

Today we have worn non-uniform to raise lots of money for Children in Need. This afternoon we have completed work it out with Joe Wick's and lots of Pudsey bear activities.

Date:
17 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Baby Cooper

Marigold, Daisy and Cornflower Class: To help with our keeping clean topic, we were lucky enough to have a lovely visit from Mrs Smith's new baby- Cooper! We watched how Cooper enjoys bath time and what Mrs Smith and his Grandma do to keep Cooper clean. This was a great experience to help us with our understanding of the world which features in the EYFS curriculum.

A big thank you to Mrs Smith, Cooper and his Grandma for coming to visit us, and helping us learn!

Date:
8 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Happy Diwali

Foundation and Year 1 children celebrated the start of Diwali on Thursday 4th November. We had already joined an online workshop with the authors of the book, ‘The Best Diwali Ever’ and learnt all about the celebrations. We loved sharing the story book and meeting the authors too. Our celebrations on Thursday were great and ranged from Diwali dancing and making Divas to creating Rangoli patterns in lots of different ways. We hope you enjoy looking at our photos.

Date:
1 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Story Telling

Year 2 invited all the Year 1 children to special story telling session.

They told the story of 'The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon' by Richard Adams. They showed them their drawings, read their writing out loud, used their story maps to tell the story in their own words and even acted out the story with great character voices. The children were proud to show their wonderful writing on display too and were able to teach the Year 1 children lots of wonderful vocabulary and exciting story words.

H- I liked drawing the dragon. I didn't know this story before, but now I can write some words about him.
E- I enjoyed listening to the Year 2 children reading.
L- I liked it when I told my story and when I acted it out. It was fun.
Mrs. Wink (School Governor)- It was great to see such enthusiasm from everyone.
L- I can use the special words on the wall now.
W- I felt like I was a teacher.

Date:
1 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Bonfire and Firework Safety assembly with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 children had a very special assembly today to learn all about keeping themselves and others safe on Bonfire Night.

J- My mum puts a carrot on the end of my sparkler to stop me burning myself.
D- Children must never touch fireworks. Grown-ups need to be in charge of them.
S- Loud fireworks can scare pets. They should stay inside.
C- Don’t stand too close to fireworks or bonfires, so you don’t get hurt.
E- Don’t throw fireworks- they are very dangerous.
W- If a spark lands on your clothes, you must stop, drop and roll. Don’t roll back into where the fire is.

Date:
23 Octobber
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Thank You Morrisons

A massive thank you to Morrisons for gifting us a gift voucher for our Maths topic. We used the voucher to purchase fruit for making patterns for our Foundation Maths. This also gave the children an opportunity to try new fruits they hadn't before. Thank you again Morrisons! 🍒🍓🍉🍎🍊🍌🍏🍍

Date:
22 Octobber
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Fruit Patterns

Today the Foundation children finished their Maths unit by making their very own fruit patterns. (It was hard not to eat the fruit before we made a pattern!)

Date:
21 Octobber
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Outdoor Learning

In Foundation we love working and learning outside with our friends. We always have lots of fun as well!

Date:
21 Octobber
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Be Safe, Be Seen

At the Be Safe, Be seen event we all got a free bag packed with goodies! We learnt about bike safety and how we always need to be seen when we are on our bikes.

Date:
21 Octobber
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Halloween Night

We all had lots of fun doing creepy crafts at our Halloween Night! Look at our pictures (if you dare MWAH HA HAAA!)

Date:
7 Octobber
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Autumn

This week we have all been making the most of the lovely Autumn weather. In English the foundation children went out to investigate grasses to help with their poetry work.

In the afternoon we all went outside to investigate trees in the autumn. We learnt a new word deciduous.

We found different trees as well as leaves, acorns and other autumnal grasses.

We even had a go at bark rubbing.

Date:
7 Octobber
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Amazing Maths

Foundation children have been learning how to compare amounts in maths. They have made two groups of bears – one with less and one with more bears. They also made towers – one with more cubes and one with less cubes. Look at our amazing work.

Date:
7 Octobber
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

We Love Sharing Books

We share books with our friends.

Date:
7 Octobber
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Painting

We have really enjoyed painting our families.

Date:
7 Octobber
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Harvest Festival

Thank you all for your wonderful donations of food for our harvest table. We all went to put our donations in the hall and look at how much we had.

Date:
1 Octobber
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Big Talk!

Today we had 'Big Talk' come to talk to us all about our private parts and who to tell if anyone asks about our private parts. We also enjoyed listening to The Pantosaurus Song.

Date:
14 September
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Hook Day!

Marigold Class have had a fantastic day! Miss Purshouse read some of our favourite books we had brought in, and she wore her favourite Llama t-shirt. We spoke about how wearing our favourite clothes makes us feel and why our books/toy were our favourites.

Date:
11 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Ten Frames

Year 1s have been learning how to represent numbers on a ten frame this week. We have used all sorts of materials to help us.

Date:
11 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Story Writing

Year 1s and Reception children have been using their new story shelves to make stories and write their own books this week.

Date:
9 September
Posted by:
Miss Purshouse

Our new starters

Our new starters have had a brilliant day today in Marigold Class, we have had so much FUN! Here are some pictures of what we have been learning today.

Date:
6 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

First Day Fun

Year 1s have had fun today, it’s been a bit quiet without our new starters but we are all looking forward to welcoming them in gradually this week. Here’s some of our learning today.

Date:
21 July
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Our first day as Year 1s

We have all had a lovely day today – our first day as Year 1s. Here is what the children enjoyed:

SG: “I loved building a huge train track and connecting it to another one!”
RA: “I enjoyed doing craft with my friend”
MC: “I liked making a den and playing with the water.”
JM: “I enjoyed playing outside.”
CP: “I liked making my big pictures on the long paper.”

Take a look: