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)

Seedlings Class Blog

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

Date:
8 December
Posted by:
Miss WIlson

Christmas Dinner

We all enjoyed our Christmas dinner today, together with party hats and crackers!

Date:
8 December
Posted by:
Miss WIlson

Winter Birds

This week we have been taking care of the winter birds by making bird cakes. We used lard and seeds to make into Christmas shapes. We then went to place them in the nature area. Can you spot any winter birds outside? Can you name any winter birds?

Date:
5 December
Posted by:
Miss WIlson

The Nativity

The children from Seedlings class performed their nativity with great success. Wonderful speaking, singing, dancing and actions. Thank you to parents, governors, helpers and residents from Cloverdale who came to watch our show. What an amazing performance, enjoyed by everyone!

Date:
1 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Candy Cane the Elf

When the children in Seedlings class arrived today, the first day of advent, there was a new member of the class……
Santa has sent an elf to watch the children in our class and learn how to be kind, helpful and caring.  We decided to name the elf ‘Candy Cane the Elf’ and hope we will be on Santa’s ‘Good’ list!!!

Date:
30 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Let it snow!

We have had lots of fun playing in the cold winter snow. We described what the snow looked and felt like and found ice on the bark pit cover. What a special day!

You can see more pictures on our Snowy Gallery Page.

Date:
21 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Fred Talk

Many children have learnt lots of sounds and are beginning to learn how to use these sounds to read some simple words.  Can you ‘Fred Talk’ and blend these words?

Date:
Tuesday 21st November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Ryan Smith Foundation Assembly

Debbie from The Ryan Smith Foundation came to talk to pupils about the importance of wearing a helmet. She spoke about Ryan and how his life has changed dramatically, all because he didn't wear a helmet. She used eggs to demonstrate what can happen if a helmet is not worn. It was a very informative assembly and the pupils really enjoyed this.

Date:
20 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Road Safety

This week Seedlings class have been learning about ways to keep safe when near traffic. We listened to Alison and Dave who taught us how to cross the road safely and safe places to cross a road, such as a zebra crossing.

Can you tell a grown up how to safely cross a road?

Date:
17 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Children in Need

Take a look at the wonderful activities we have been doing to raise money for Children in Need. From counting cakes to give to teddy on the computer and playing ‘pin the patch on Pudsey’ to making Pudsey ears we have had lots of fun working together.

Date:
16 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Anti-Bullying Week

This week our focus has been about ‘Anti-bullying’. During the week children from Seedlings class thought about who they might talk to if they felt sad, talked about 'top tips for a happy school' and played with a new or different friend.  We also recognised extra friendly children during the week.

Date:
16 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

This week we linked our Philosophy for Children (P4C) questions to Anti-bullying and Tolerance.  Here are our responses.

Date:
15 November
Posted by:
Mr Hawkins

Anti Bullying Week - Respect

Our local PCSO Mark Ireland came into school to lead an assembly on respect and how the police deal with bullying behaviours in the community. The children listened to how bullying can affect the community in many different ways such as through anti-social behaviour, and how bullying can not only impact on the victim, but their friends and family too.

Date:
14 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Sewing Winter Trees

Today we have been very busy with our needle and thread sewing tree decorations for our enterprise craft sale. We were delighted to welcome lots of grandmas and mums for the afternoon’s activity. A very big ‘thank you’ for all your help.

Date:
14 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Christmas shoe boxes

Well done and a big ‘thank you’ to the children in Seedlings class for their Christmas shoe boxes that will now be sent to many needy children around the world.

Date:
10 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Remembrance Day

To mark ‘Remembrance Day’ this weekend we have been learning about why people wear poppies. We made a poppy wreath, created clay poppies and wrote about poppy day. We talked about a Remembrance service and how people stand silently for 2 minutes to remember the soldiers who have died in the war.

Date:
10 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Peace Pebbles

As part of a whole school project Seedlings class drew a peace symbol designs onto a white pebble. We laid the pebbles among the flowers whilst being quiet, peaceful and still. We shared thoughts of being peaceful and happy in our world, our homes and our school. Thank you to Mrs Brumfield and Mrs Wink who came along to support.

Date:
7 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Birthday Celebrations

We have been learning about how we celebrate birthdays and decided to plan a party for m Mrs Hackfath’s birthday! We made a list of things we needed such as music, balloons, banners and candles. All the children were busy making cards, party hats and wrapping the present. We then played pass the parcel, danced to music and sang a birthday son.

“Happy Birthday Mrs Hackfath”

Date:
3 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Bonfire Night

We have been celebrating Bonfire Night and learning all about the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. Children have been sequencing pictures of ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ story, splattering paint to represent fireworks and making toffee apples with the play dough. We used our maths knowledge and cutting skills to make 2D shaped rockets and in P.E we have been dancing with ribbons and scarves to both classical and pop music. It has been a sparkling week!

Can you tell a grown up the 'Fire Safety Code’?

Date:
2 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Seedlings and Sunflower collaboration

As part of our collaboration this term Seedlings and Sunflower classes have joined together to develop different styles of learning.

Children shared communication skills and knowledge through some of the KAGAN activities such as; ‘Pair and Share’ when children work with a partner to take turns to count to 20. ‘Mix, Pair, Share’ when the classes mix until a given signal and then talk about a subject such as the signs of autumn.

Pupil Voice - Seedlings

Lily "I talk about autumn leaves and flowers."
Elizabeth “I like shaking hands and meeting new friends.”
Sonny “I wanted to see what Year 1 was like.”
Poppy B “I learnt to count to 20 with a Year 1.”

Pupil Voice - Sunflowers

Amelia “It was like being a teacher helping the Seedling to get better and they did!”
James “It was good to take turns. It was tricky to do the alphabet with the Seedlings.”
Mollie “If we didn’t know somebody we get to say ‘hello’ and meet new people.”
Evie C “It’s important to all be friends together.”

Date:
30 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Reading Stars

Congratulations to all the children who have read 3 or more times during the week.

Date:
20 October
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Litter Picker Team

Pupil Voice is really important to us – groups of pupils led interesting assemblies today in school. The Litter Picker team praised pupils for using the bins and encouraged them to join their team. The Play Leaders led an assembly all about the games and equipment we use at break times and introduced all the Buddies and Play Leaders by name – everyone is there to help make our playtimes fun and engaging. Well done everyone.

Date:
19 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Home Learning

Children who completed excellent home learning this term. Well done everyone!

Date:
19 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Higher Order Questions - Family Fortunes

We are developing our thinking skills through 'Higher Order Questions'. Take a look at some of our responses.

Date:
19 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Diwali

Today we have been learning about Diwali. We listened to the story about ‘Rama and Sita’. There were lots of fun activities too including songs, making Rangoli patterns on the floor, Mehndi patterns, Diva lamps and Diwali cards!! Can you sing the song to a grown-up?

Little lamps are burning bright,
Burning bright, burning bright.
Little lamps are burning bright.
It's Diwali.

Date:
18 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Halloween Activities

Our Halloween activities were lots of fun. Children were involved making witches black cats, icing scary biscuits, orange pumpkins and even 'pin the tail of the witches' cat'!

Harrison said “That was great!!”

Date:
13 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Banana Loaf

Seedlings children decided to make some banana loaf for the school's healthy tuck shop. They enjoyed mixing the ingredients and especially liked mashing up the bananas! The banana loaf was a huge success and went down a real treat.

Date:
11 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Road Safety Assembly

Seedlings, Sunflower and Poppy classes joined together for our road safety assembly led by PSCO Marc Ireland.  The children learnt about ways to keep safe whilst riding their bikes and scooters.   PSCO also talked about the importance of wearing a helmet and what to wear to be seen by other road users.  

Date:
9 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Autumn Walk

The sun was between the clouds as we put on our wellies and coats and set off in search of autumn animals. We looked in the trees and on the ground to find a spider, owl, squirrel, hedgehog, fox and a bat. Then, we all searched for autumn colours that were brown, yellow, orange and white in colour. Next, we worked in teams to sort the animal pictures to find their correct homes. After lunch we then looked for an autumn leaf before finally sitting down to look closely at our leaf to draw what we could see.

You can see more pictures on our Autumn Walk page.

6 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Repeating Patterns

This week the children in Seedlings class have been very busy in maths learning all about patterns. From making patterns with the shapes in the rice crispies tray and using paint to create repeating patterns with the bricks, beads and Numicon shapes! There has been lots of fun with patterns

Date:
5 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

St Margaret’s Pre-school visit

Seedlings class showed good sharing and taking turns with children from St Margaret’s Pre-school today. There were lots of fun outdoor activities, singing songs before listening to a story about ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’.

Date:
3 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Autumn Activities 

Take a look at some of our autumn activities the children in Seedlings class have been busy creating, including printing with leaves and fruit and making hedgehog using our hand prints.

Date:
29 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thank you for your support for the MacMillan Coffee Morning held at Stanford Centre today. The pupils performed lovely songs and poems. Everyone enjoyed the cakes and refreshments. Thank you for your donations towards this worthwhile cause.

Date:
25 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Baking Bread

Following our Harvest Festival we were inspired to make some bread. Our hands and fingers were very busy kneading and rolling the dough. We looked at the ingredients needed and thought of lots of words to describe the dough including ‘squidgy’, ‘soft’ and ‘stretchy’ and how the bread changed once cooked. Of course the best bit was eating our fresh bread and enjoying the delicious smell!

A big ‘thank you’ to Mrs Wink and Mrs Christie, our expert bakers.

Date:
25 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival was a great success, with everyone joining in to sing songs and actions. Reverend Stevens came to say a prayer and give thanks for the food at harvest time. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our celebration, the donations of food will be sent to the homeless charity, Harbour Place.

Date:
22 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Counting Activities

This week we have been reading, counting and writing numbers. From counting candles on the cakes at the dough table, exploring Numicon shapes and cubes to counting the pebbles in the water tray. Outdoors there was lots of opportunity to count and work with number too. We counted the bean bags we could throw in a hoop and went on a number hunt to search for numbers around the Seedlings playground. Can you tell a grown-up some numbers you know?

Click here to see more pictures

Date:
22 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Summer Reading Challenge

Thank you Mrs Wink for leading the Summer Reading Challenge – so many pupils have impressed you with their holiday reading! The pupils received a certificate of congratulations and Juniper class received a set of books – they were the class who had the most reads. Mrs Wink says 1750 books have been read by Stanford pupils over summer from the Stanford Library - wow! Children at Stanford have a great love of reading and we are so proud of them. Well done.

Date:
21 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Parachute Games

Seedlings class have been outside creating lots of big and little waves with the parachute this week and especially enjoyed going under the parachute.

Date:
.20 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

British Values

Councillor Hasthorpe

Councillor Hasthorpe visited school today to lead an assembly about British Values. The pupils listened really well and discussed values, respect, tolerance and equality. Councillor Hasthorpe explained how Parliament works and the importance of us all working together as one big family to make positive changes for the world. Our pupils felt inspired and classes will be doing more follow up learning on this in their SMSC and Philosophy for Children work. Thank you Councillor Hasthorpe for your time and support.

Date:
14 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Planting Winter Flowers

Today the children have been busy planting winter flowers in the Seedlings outdoor area. They did lots of digging and looked at the roots on the plants too. We then drew pictures and made marks and letter shapes about what we did. Thank you to Mrs Wink who came to help us.

Date:
12 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Roof Building Project

Steve from the County Asset Team visited us to lead an assembly all about the roof building project at school – he talked about the equipment the builders use and the importance of safety. The pupils all listened really well and it seems quite a few family members are working on the roof!

Date:
8 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Our first days

Take a look at what the children have been up to on their first few days at school. From dressing up to digging in the sand tray there has been lots of things to do and explore and plenty of new friends to meet!