Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
The Sunflowers and Seedlings made special pictures and cards for their Dad’s, Grandad’s and special people at home to celebrate Father’s Day. We hope you all have a lovely day on Sunday!
The children have been learning all about the importance of looking after their teeth. They listened to lots of stories and songs and even found out how toothpaste is made. The children found information on the displays around the school and made their own information posters.
H- Everyone should brush their teeth.
L- My teeth are shiny. I brush them every day.
F- I know which food can be good for my teeth and that sugary food can make your teeth go bad.
C- I look after my teeth because I don’t want any fillings.
K- I made a poster to tell everyone to brush their teeth properly.
R- You must brush your teeth twice a day and do it for two minutes each time.
W- The germs in your mouth can attack your teeth and make them have holes.
E- I want to go to the dentist and get my teeth checked out.
The Sunflower and Seedlings love to learn together and help each other with a wide range of activities outside.
J- I’m mending all the bikes in the garage.
O- It’s fun pouring water and watching what happens.
N- I’ve been pushing my friends in the little car.
M- The people come to the garage and we fix their bikes and cars for them.
The Sunflowers and Seedlings have been finding out how to keep themselves safe in the sun. They listened carefully to the story 'George the Sunsafe Superstar' and discussed all the information.
T- We need to drink water, so we don't get dehydrated.
K- Wrap your body up, slap on suncream and put on a hat.
T- I wear sunglasses to protect my eyes when the sun is bright.
E- I put suncream on and cover my arms.
L- I don't like to get burnt, it damages your skin.
E- I like to sit in the shade.
J- The sun can be very hot in the middle of the day.
Here are some of the information posters the children made.
The Sunflowers and Seedlings enjoyed celebrating the school's birthday today. They had a special assembly with Mrs. Brady and learnt all about the history of the school.
C- I wrote all about Sarah Stanford and how she left her money to build our school.
L- I wrote about the Stanford people and how sad it was that their children died.
W- I was interested to find out that the badge came from King Henry VIII. Mrs. Brady said it was given to the Stanford's in 1543.
O- Our school started in 1730.
L- The children didn't know how to read and write, so Sarah Stanford thought they would like a school to help them learn things.
C- I enjoyed playing instruments to the school song.
H- I can draw the school badge.
H- We had cakes and juice today.
A- I liked it when we went to see the school flag.
E- I have made birthday cards for the school.
I- We all got 50p.
D- I would like to say thank you to Sarah and Philip Stanford for giving us our school.
T- We all watched the Deputy Mayor. He used to come to our school when he was a little boy.
The Foundation children had a great time learning lots of new sports skills with Mr. Dean from Premier Sport today.
E- I liked throwing the javelins.
A- I was good at kicking the big footballs.
C- I had lots of fun.
S- I learnt how to do cricket.
S- I liked chasing people and being a robber.
J- I could throw my beanbag and get it in the net.
V- We did lots of activities. It was fun!
The Year 1 children had great fun learning a wide range of sports activities with Mr. Dean from Premier Sports.
A- I enjoyed learning how to hit a ball with a cricket bat.
J- I was very good at football and I could knock the stumps over.
D- I liked the basket ball activity. I got 15 points.
K- I had fun playing the cops and robbers game.
O- Exercise is good because it make your body fit.
Well done to all the Seedlings and Sunflowers for participating in this year's Race for Life. Everyone tried their best and got very active for this worthwhile cause. The children were very proud of their medals. Thank you to Mr. Page for his help with this great event.
The Sunflowers and Seedlings have taken on the 5 day walking challenge as part of this year's 'Walk to School Week.' Today they discussed the benefits of walking for both their physical and mental wellbeing.
H- It is good to breathe in the fresh air.
D- We don't want too many cars on the road. They have smoke coming out that you can breathe in.
A- If I walk to school I will get fit.
M- If you walk to school, you can enjoy looking at lots of nice things, like flowers and plants.
I- I like to wave to my friends when I go out walking.
W- Walking makes me feel happy.
The Foundation children have been exploring lots of different ways to make repeating patterns in Maths. These repeating patterns are beginning to pop up all over the place!
A- I can make patterns with shapes.
F- I like to make patterns with colours.
R- I make patterns, using things which are different sizes.
Challenge! Can you make some repeating patterns at home? Can you describe your pattern?
The Year 1 children are enjoying learning all about The Great Fire of London. In Art, they made fire and flame effects by experimenting with ripped and layered tissue paper.
A- My fire looks really hot. K- I am bending the tissue paper to make it look like the flames are moving. E- I scrunched up small bits, to look like sparks from the fire. E- If you put a different colour over the top, you get a new colour. H- I have enjoyed tearing the paper and making different shapes.
The children are enjoying reading together every day. They love to talk about books, discuss the illustrations and read lots of stories and non-fiction books.
D- Reading with a partner helps you to get better at reading.
C- I enjoy working together.
P- It's sharing and caring and learning together.
H- I like to tell my friend what I know about the book.
The children's were introduced to The Great Fire of London. They had so many questions to ask.
'When was the Great Fire?' 'What started the fire?' 'Where did the fire start?' 'How long did the fire last?' 'How did the people put the fire out?'
They had a great day finding out all about it and enjoying some exciting activities.
E- We had to read instructions about how to make bread.
H- We put the bread making instructions in order, so we would know what to do.
W- We made bread with Mrs. Christie. We did this because we found out that the Great Fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane.
C- The bread was very crispy and crunchy.
M- We went to the cinema (in the hall) and watched an exciting film all about The Great Fire. There was a magic Grandad that told us all about it.
C- We made 3D houses out of paper. They looked like the wooden houses from 1666.
H- We found out that Samuel Pepys wrote a diary and that's how we know all about the fire.
D- We had a go at writing with a feather (quill pen), just like Samuel Pepys did. I liked doing it.
What a lovely day the children had learning about fairy tales and acting out stories. They had lots of fun in their wonderful costumes.
The Year 1 children enjoyed making these special Easter bunny cards. Many thanks to Mrs. Drury and Mrs. Amos for their help.
D- It was tricky winding the wool.
E- All the rabbits look different.
E- My mum will really love this card.
C- I have never made a card like this before.
R- I helped people and showed them how to put the wool on.
The Music and Performing Arts Service have been inviting us to their virtual events. The children have participated in Makaton signing songs workshops and today have enjoyed a special concert for Red Nose Day!
H- I loved the concert!
J- The concert was really good.
A- Now I want to play the drums
T- I liked dancing to the music.
H- I thought the music was really good.
K- One day I will play instruments too.
The chidren learnt all about Comic Relief today and what the charity is all about.
They had fun dressing in red and telling jokes to each other too. The Year 1 children wrote thought bubbles about how they think Red Nose Day could help others.
The school raised £180 from the sale of red noses and a received a further £131 in donations, making a total of £311! Well done everyone!
The Year 1 children read the story ‘Greta and the Giants’ by Zoe Tucker. The story was inspired by Greta Thunberg’s stand to save the world.
In the story, there was a forest that was getting destroyed by the giants (developers). The children gave reasons why they didn’t agree with this and made their own signs and held their own protest to save the forest.
E- The animals need the forest, it’s where they live.
H- I didn’t think it was right to chop the forest down to build more houses.
F- Where will the animals go now?
A- I think Greta did the right thing to have a protest.
D- I liked it when the giants learned that they shouldn’t cut down the trees.
E- I liked it when the protestors stopped the giants from destroying the forest.
W- In the end, the giants realised they were wrong. I liked it when they were helping the animals back into their natural habitat.
E- It was good when the giants helped the children get some food.
As part of our Science week on ‘Innovating for the Future’, the Year 1 children made water filters to show how dirty water becomes clean. They discussed how some people are not as lucky as us and don’t have clean water. When they were doing their investigation, they were surprised to see how the very dirty water came out so clean!
This activity encouraged the Y1 children to be creative and to think of innovative designs for building crunchy architecture with biscuits and edible chocolate cement!
O- It was fun making the buildings.
C- I enjoyed making a tower.
L- Putting all the chocolate on was very sticky.
E- You had to think of the shapes of the biscuits and how they could fit together.
H- I had to put my biscuits together carefully, so they didn’t fall down.
E- It was fun to be able to eat our Science activity today!
Today has been an amazing day where we welcomed back all pupils!!! We celebrated with music blasting from the hall as the pupils arrived and decorated classrooms to welcome the pupils back! Each class celebrated with a small party too! 🎊 🎈 We are so pleased to see our Stanford Family back together! 😀
Today we got creative and thought about innovative designs to build some crunchy architecture with biscuits and edible melted chocolate cement! There were lots of problems solving and investigating the best ways to create structures that could stand up. We then enjoyed eating our structures and welcoming everyone back.
J.Ch. - It was tricky making the roof, it kept falling down."
J.M - "Spreading the chocolate cement it was nice and runny."
A.T - "The chocolate cement was sticky."
E.G - "Putting the biscuits together with the chocolate cement was fun."
An amazing and creative array of characters and postcards. Congratulations and well done everyone.
We enjoyed dressing up as a story character and sharing our favourite books for World Book Day. Children also created their own puppet theatre and entered various competitions too. We celebrated the day with fun and a love for books, stories and laughter...
Can I talk about why I enjoyed about World Book Day?
C.P. - "I brought my favourite book to school."
J.M and A.B. - "We liked it because we could dress up."
T.T. - "I enjoyed painting the theatre."
A.T. - "We had fun listening to 'What the Ladybird Heard' story and colouring the characters for the theatre."
H.F. "I made a story character with my toilet roll and showed the class."
The Year 1 children enjoyed making their own theatre and puppets. They loved telling the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson.
‘I loved the story because I love animals.’
‘It’s fun making puppets.’
‘I didn’t know you could make a theatre out of a cardboard box.’
’I liked telling the story and using all the puppets on sticks.’
‘I would like to make my own theatre at home now.’
Can you join in with our 'Funky Fingers' dough activity?
It was so lovely today to go out and see our Year 1 and Year 2 home learners. I went on a mission to deliver new resources to help our pupils with their on-line learning and I was met with so many smiles, excited squeals and virtual hugs! It was great to see everyone and hear the many positive comments about the work being set by teachers for children at home.
The learning packs were welcomed by parents as well as pupils, many thanking us for the kindness shown in creating them and the thoughtfulness in delivering them in person. One parent commented, “We will absolutely love sitting down together and sharing these games and activities, thank you so much.”
Here are some of the children we visited.
The Sunflowers and Seedlings have been busy making hearts and writing special messages to all their friends at home and at school. Lovely work everyone!
The Year 1 children are missing seeing their special volunteers Mrs. Warton and Mrs. Bennett, so they decided to make lovely cards to send to them.
As part of Safer Internet day, children listened to the story 'Smartie the Penguin'. Children talked about and worked to solve Smartie's problems.
TT - Don't trust everything online it might not be true.
RA - Tell a grown up if you are worried about something you see.
HF - Don't tell people on the internet where you live.
LB - Don't play games on the internet for a long time, go outside and play a game instead.
The children were very excited by the snow today. They couldn’t wait to go outside to make snowballs and to write their names in the snow! Wrap up warm everyone!
Can you write a special message to a friend?
These are some of the ways, we like to express ourselves.
L- I like making craft things.
H and E- We like playing our rocket game together.
W- I love to draw Captain American because I like superheroes!
E- I love painting pictures.
D- I like painting and drawing.
L- I like painting.
This week Seedlings class have been looking at ways to take care of their mental well-being as part of Mental Health Week. This year's theme 'Express yourself' sparked lots of creative, fun ways to show how children express themselves! We also did some yoga as a way of taking care of our mental health and had fun outside clapping as hard and as fast as we could.
TT - I like to draw robots.
CP - Go for a walk and jump in muddy puddles!
LB - Making and doing craft things.
MH - I express myself in gymnastics
WC - Building models with my Lego, I can make what I want.
AT - Playing football
How do you take care of your mental health and 'Express yourself'?
A Year 1 boy has been looking through his telescope that he got for his birthday with his daddy. His daddy took these photos. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos.
Foundation children have been learning all about British birds, their habitats, foods they eat and how to care for them this week.
We threaded foods onto garden wire to make bird feeders that we then hung around the outdoor areas at school.
Children then went outside to take part in the RSPB Birdwatch to look for birds and then record they birds they spotted.
The Human Body The children have had a lot of fun learning all about the human body. They played games, like 'Simon Says' and explored the great outdoors with their five senses. They can name the parts of the human body and have been finding out lots of interesting facts from their National Oak Academy lessons. Well done to everyone at home and at school!
Giuseppe Arcimboldo 1527-1593 became famous for his unusual portrait paintings. He liked to create weird and wonderful faces with flowers, vegetables and books. Here the Year 1 children have explored his famous fruit faces and created some of their own.
A bird had fallen down a chimney and was stuck behind a fire. This helpful Sunflower boy and his Dad were able to rescue the bird. It was a starling. It was unharmed and healthy and was still able to fly! A great rescue, well done!
Really lovely curriculum, well done everyone!
Look out for Mental Wellbeing week and Inter Faith week coming up!
Keep up the excellent work, we are very proud of you all.
A big thank you to Parents/Carers for your continued support, have a lovely weekend!
Tell us what you thought about this story. Could you draw a picture of your favourite scene or character?
The Year 1 children had to think of a different kind of sandwich with healthier ingredients that Paddington might like instead of his sticky marmalade sandwiches.
H- I put lots of healthy salad in my sandwich.
C- We used brown bread because it’s healthier.
W- Paddington’s sandwich was full of sugar in the marmalade.
R- It was tricky cutting up the tomatoes.
L- My sandwich tasted really good.
R.A - Mummy because she cooks yummy tea.
A.B - Grandad washes the pots and puts me to bed.
E.S - My brother helps be do my Thomas Tank puzzles.
O.F - Nanny give me big hugs and looks after me when mummy and daddy are at work.
N.C - My brother he plays Lego Marvel with me.
H.W - Mummy because she gets me a chocolate treat when we go for a walk.
E.R - Daddy does all the jobs I don't want to do, like putting the bins out.
Today was our 'Paddington Bear Hook Day'. We made marmalade then we ate marmalade sandwiches. We then learnt facts about the author Michael Bond and designed Paddington statues. You can see more pictures on our Paddington Hook Day page.
We have had lots of fun on our 'Bear's Hook Day' today. Children in school painted bears then rolled and cut out a clay bear too. We listened to stories about bears, made bread bears and enjoyed eating them too.
J.C - The clay felt nice and my bear looked good when I finished it.
C.P - Painting the bears was fun.
A.B - I thought my bread bear looked funny!
E.S - I liked painting the claws on my bear.
J.M - It was different using the clay to make a bear.
T.H - I liked painting my bear. I was proud of it.
A.T - I liked eating the bread and banana bear.
You can see more pictures on our Bear Hook Day page.
Congratulations to the Seedlings and Sunflower children who took part in St. Margaret's Church competition to draw 'Three Wise Men' from the Nativity story. Children received a book and their drawings will be put onto the church Christmas magazine.
A huge well done to our behaviour and attendance winners this term! 100% attendance with 3 winners and 2 behaviour winners
We all had lots of fun dancing, playing games and enjoying our party food at our Christmas party. We even had a special visit from Santa who brought us an early gift!
You can see more pictures on our Christmas Party page.
Foundation stage children designed festive crafts as part of our enterprise projects.
They decorated a felt gingerbread man and created winter tree photo frame. Children learnt some new words and what they mean, including design, profit, cost and total. They used their Maths skills involving money, recognising 100p is the same as £1!
Finally, children then found the total of the two items by adding them together.
Take a look at the Foundation children dressed in their festive jumpers!
That festive feeling is in the air! The tree has arrived and has been beautifully decorated. The children have worked hard to make their class hoop to decorate the hall and everyone is feeling very Christmassy.
Don’t the decorations look amazing?
Seedlings and Sunflower created their Christmas enterprise crafts including as felt gingerbread man, lolly stick photo frame and a wooden snowman. They developed their skills to combine, shape and join materials together.
The Year 1 children had great fun making the moon buggies that they had designed with Mrs. Amos and Mrs. Christie.
C- It was tricky to put the wheels on.
L- I made a satellite with a straw and some foil.
E- My moon buggy has seats inside, so the astronauts can drive it.
L- We used old boxes and old lids, it was recycling things.
K- I stuck buttons on my moon buggy. They are the controls.
Remote learning activity packs for Foundation stage children include:
Children learnt about ways to keep safe and how to cross the road safely as part of 'Road Safety Week'. They painted road safety signs and labelled the pictures.
For Anti-Bullying Week children have discussed different bullying scenarios and what they could to do.
Wearing our odd socks to raise awareness about all children being different and everyone being special.
Children dress in their own clothes and made their own Pudsey Bear ears to raise money for Children In Need.
Children cut poppies to make a wreath for Remembrance Day, observed the 2 minute silence and looked at artefacts from WW2 such as a soldier's uniform.
The Year 1 children worked with Mrs. Amos (our Science leader). They investigated which material would be the most suitable to make a new umbrella for Winnie the Pooh.
W- We dropped water on different materials to see if any of them were waterproof.
H- I predicted cardboard would be waterproof. I waited to see if it soaked up the water and after a long wait it did. So it wouldn't be very good to make an umbrella with.
E- The fabric went very soggy.
E- My tissue paper got wet and started to tear.
D- We found out that plastic is waterproof. The water didn't soak in. The water just stayed on top.
C- We found out that Winnie the Pooh's new umbrella should be made of plastic because plastic is waterproof.
It's been a busy start to the year, taking our learning outdoors. From investigating sound travel through pipes, writing letters and numbers with sticks in mud, brushes of water or pens to serving delicious meals in the outdoor cafe. There is certainly always lots to do.
Take a look at our Bonfire work this week.
We used chalk to draw fireworks outside and make firework in the purple sparkly sand.
Humberside Fire and Rescue shared an assembly online about keeping safe during bonfire night and we sequenced pictures from the Gunpowder Plot story learning all about Guy Fawkes, King James 1 and the 36 barrels of gunpowder hidden in the Houses of Parliament!
Some beautiful firework paintings and play dough toffee apples too.
In our Humberside Fire and Rescue online assembly we learnt;
T.T - If you get fire on your jumper you must roll over on the floor.
E.A - The Fire Safety assembly I learnt that you must 'STOP, DROP and ROLL' if you catch fire.
A.T - You don't play near the fire.
E.E - The quiz was good, you had to say 'Yes' or 'No' to the things that you could or couldn't play with and I got them all right.
O.B - Put sparklers in a bucket of water when they have finished.
S.P - Don't throw fireworks, it's dangerous.
"Have a safe and happy Bonfire Night everyone."
Pupils voice following our 'Big Talk' visit about ourselves, our bodies and who would be a trusted adult.
MH - The questions were good and I got them all right.
EA - Talking about when we do and don't do things like not wearing clothes to school was funny!
LB - The 'thumbs up or down' was a good game.
LP - The pictures were good, it helped me learn.
LB - I learnt about who would be a trusted adult.
Thank you for the kind donations for our harvest table. All donations will be sent to our local homeless charity, Harbour Place.
The children enjoyed celebrating this special event. They made birthday cards for the Trustees, watched a special video message from Mr. Lingard, learnt all about the history of the school and the Stanford family with Mrs. Brady and enjoyed some lovely cakes and juice. They were all so excited to receive their 50p coins and commemorative mugs!
The Sunflower and Seedlings children really enjoyed reading the story 'The Gigantic Turnip' and so they decided they would like to make their own turnip soup.
E- I liked chopping some swede.
D- I liked eating the soup. It was spicy.
E- I mixed it with a wooden spoon.
H- Mrs. Christie cooked it for us.
F- We had to wash all the vegetables first.
H- We all had to wear aprons.
T- We washed our hands first.
H- The soup tasted salty.
Foundation children have been learning about jobs around the home. Take a look at what our families do and how busy they are taking care of our homes.
Our Head Boy and Head Girl delivered our virtual assembly on Friday for Macmillan Coffee morning. They shared with the whole school how Macmillan came about and how the donations received from families help those that are currently suffering with cancer- Well done for delivering a fantastic 'virtual' assembly!
Seedlings took part to raise funds for Macmillan by designing and colouring a cupcake sticker and singing a sign language song 'Hands in the air'. We certainly did a great job!
The children have enjoyed learning all about plants, flowers and growing.
E- I really liked the story of Jack and the Beanstalk!
J- The Tiny Seed Story, told you how a plant grows, dies and has seeds for more plants.
H- I coloured a big sunflower with crayons (pastels).
L- I loved painting pretty flowers.
E- It was fun to look at books with my friend.
A- I did some Maths about counting petals.
E- It was fun to make playdough flowers. I put them on a tree.
H- You could choose to plant a spider plant or a strawberry plant.
R- I enjoyed looking at different plants and flowers outside.
K- I saw some bulbs in a pot. They looked like onions.