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 Blue Class Blog

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

Date:
Friday 14th December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I take part in special events?

We enjoyed dressing up in our Christmas jumpers to raise money for ‘Save the Children’.

Date:
Thursday 13th December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I show care and concern for the winter birds?

This week we have been taking care of the winter birds by making bird cakes. We used lard and seeds to make Christmas bird cake. We then went to hang them in the nature area.

Date:
11 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I make observations of other living things?

This week is our turn to take care of our school pet stick insects.

Children enjoyed handling the stick insects gently and learning about what food they need.

C.P “They are cool because they stick on my T-shirt!”
L.D “It stayed very still on my hand.”
J.F “I think it fell asleep on my hand it was very still.”
F.G “It was super, it crawled up my arm and made me laugh!”
O.S “Your hand has to be flat and hold it gently.”
L.D “It tickled my finger!”

You can see more pictures on our Gallery page.

Date:
11 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I show ways to be kind to others?

The children in Seedlings class arrived to find 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 ‘Glitter the Elf’ and hope we will be on Santa’s ‘Good’ list!!!

Date:
10 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I sing songs to others?

Children from Seedlings class went to St Margaret’s Pre-school to sing festive songs. There were lots of actions and dancing too.

Date:
7 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Christmas Craft Sale

We have been overwhelmed by the support from family and friends who came to our Christmas craft sale.  Children sewed a bell and made a festive wreath and photo frame. 

We raised a staggering £102.01.  The children will now decide how best to spend the money.

Date:
7 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Seedlings Christmas Dinner

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

Date:
5 December
Posted by:
Mrs Cox

Can I follow instructions?

Today the children made bird fat cakes. We watched a RSPB video explaining how to make fat cakes. We checked we had all the ingredients and equipment needed to make the fat cakes. The children then made the fat cakes. The children are going to hang the fat cakes in the nature area.

Pupil Voice

JR “It feels weird.”
AC “It feels gluey seedy.”
AB “It feels like squeezy butter.”
OW “It’s so greasy, it’s squidgy on my fingers.”
GR “It feels yucky and uncomfortable.”
LD “The birds will like it because it’s yummy.”

Date:
5 December
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Christmas Fayre

What a fantastic Christmas Fayre - thank you to all those who supported it and to the pupils for showing their enterprise skills through designing, making, evaluating and selling their products. Well done everyone.

Date:
3 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I work together to perform a nativity to others?

Seedlings children have been working together, learning words, actions and songs, to perform their Christmas nativity 'Busy, Busy, Bethlehem'. A tremendous thank you to parents, governors, helpers and residents from Cloverdale who came to watch our show. What an amazing performance, enjoyed by everyone!

Pupil Voice

B.A "I liked that last song 'A baby boy is born', it makes me feel happy."
T.G "My best part is when we all stand on the stage to sing at the end."
J.R "I like doing the actions to the songs, my favourite it rocking baby Jesus."
M.B "I like it when I say my words 'A baby is born, a baby is born!"

Date:
23 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

L.Q: Can I 'Fred Talk' and blend these words?

Children have learnt lots of sounds and are beginning to learn how to use these sounds to read some simple words.

Date:
21 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise safe ways to cross the road?

This week Seedlings class have been learning about ways to keep safe when near traffic. We listened to Mark from Humberside Fire and Rescue who explained the importance of wearing seat belts, cycle helmets and hi viz clothing as part of our road safety week. We then went outside to used the road signs to practise crossing the road safely and to find safe places to cross a road, such as a zebra crossing.

Date:
19 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I work together to share traditional stories?

This term Seedlings and Sunflower classes have joined together to share some traditional stories with each other. Children explored the characters in the ‘Three Little Pigs’, ‘The Enormous Turnip’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘The Little Red Hen’. Children acted out their favourite part and thought about the moral in each story. Finally, we chose one story to retell to our partner.

“If Little Red Hen shares the bread, then the other animals might help to make it next time.” C.J (Y1)
“I liked Little Red Riding Hood when she visited grandma. I like visiting my grandma.” B.A (F)
“I think the hen should eat the bread on her own, she made it.” C.P (F)
“She shouldn’t share the bread because they haven’t helped her” O.B (Y1)
“I liked working in different classrooms.” F.R (F)
“I enjoyed The Enormous Turnip because it was about lots of people working together.” L.S (Y1)
“I liked working with Seedlings class, I would like to make friends with them.” T.B (Yr1)

Date:
16 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

LQ: Can I take part in fundraising activities for Children In Need?

Take a look at the wonderful activities we have been doing to raise money for Children in Need. From matching the Pudsey Pairs on the whiteboard, icing spotty biscuits, making Pudsey ears and painting pictures of Pudsey we have had lots of fun working together

Date:
13 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Top Tips for a Happy School

This week our focus has been about ‘Anti-bullying ’. During the week children from Seedlings class thought about what they could do to help make everyone happy, talked about 'top tips for a happy school' and made hand prints together with a with a new or different friend. 

We also recognised extra friendly children during the week and wore our odd socks for International Tolerance day too.

Date:
13 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I join materials together and handle tools safely to create a bell decoration?

Today we have been very busy with our needle and thread sewing bell decorations for our enterprise craft sale.

We were delighted to welcome lots of mums, grandmas and aunties for the afternoon’s activity. A very big ‘thank you’ for all your help.

Date:
9 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I create a poppy for Remembrance?

Children have been creating poppies at part of remembering 100 years since the end of World War I. Children moulded clay poppies, cut paper poppies and painted poppies too.

Children also wrote about poppy day and sat silently in our assembly for 2 minutes. We will remember them.

Date:
6 November
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:
1 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I talk about and join with with customs and celebrations?

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:
19 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Home Learning

Congratulations to everyone who completed their home learning.

Date:
17 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Halloween Activities

Our Halloween activities were lots of fun.  Children were involved making witches black cats, icing scary biscuits and orange pumpkins!  

Date:
10 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Mental Health Awareness Day

As part of our mental health awareness day children talked about what things they do that make them feel happy.

LQ: Can I recognise ways to feel happy?

A.B. - "Play with my dog Harley."
O.H. - "Play with the trains and build a long one with lots of carriages."
T.S. - "To make me happy I go to the park and play on the round-about."
B.A - "When my uncle comes to my house, that makes me happy. We play hide and seek."

LQ: Who can I talk to if I feel sad?

J.F. - "To my mummy and daddy."
W.V. - "To a buddy or friend."
M.E. - "To the teachers."
J.R. - "To nanna and grandad."

We then went outside to clap as hard as we can for as long as we can. Take a look at how we got on, it certainly made us feel happy!

Date:
9th October
Posted by:
Mrs Cox

Cooper Lane Walk

The children went for a walk along Cooper Lane. The children enjoyed spotting the different homes, house names and house numbers along Cooper Lane.

Date:
8 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise signs of autumn?

The sun shone 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 that we looked for an autumn leaf before finally sitting down to look closely at the colour and outline of the our leaf and draw what we could see.

J.R -"I liked finding the different things and matching them to the colours."
A.S -"I liked looking for the autumn animals and where they might live."
J.M - "Looking for different leaves and I found an acorn!"
L.D - "It was fun when we played the game to run and put the animal in the right home."

Date:
4 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I enjoy a wide range of books?

Children have been busy enjoying books in our new literacy lodge and the class reading area. Which books do you like and why?

C.P: I like Star Wars books, the one that looks like bears called Chewbacca. I like bear books too.
A.B: I like butterfly books because they can fly and their pretty colours.
J.M: I like looking at books about aliens because I like aliens, they live on the moon.
A.C: - I like books about princesses because they have pretty dresses like Cinderella.

Date:
3 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

St Margaret's Pre-school Autumn visit.

LQ: Can I share and take turns?

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’. Finally, we sang our harvest song and everyone joined in with the actions too.

Date:
2 October
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:
26 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

PCSO visit

LQ: Can I listen to others?

Our local PCSO Marc came to visit Seedlings children to talk about keeping safe near roads and around any strangers.

Date:
25 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Baking Bread

Following the story 'The Little Red Hen' and in preparation for 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!

Date:
17 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I listen to instructions? LQ: Can I move in different ways?

Take a look at our first PE lesson we have been galloping, skipping, using our tip toes and crouching down small. Can you think of some different ways to move?

Date:
11 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I share and handle tools safely?
LQ: Can I talk about the plants?

Today the children have been busy planting winter flowers in the Seedlings outdoor area. They did lots of digging with the trowel and looked at the roots on the plants too. We then drew pictures and made marks and letter shapes about what we did.

Date:
7 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

First Few Days to School

Take a look at what the children have been up to on their first few days at school. From making cups of tea in the play house to pouring water in the water tray there have been lots of things to do and explore and plenty of new friends to meet!