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 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."
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 Sunflowers enjoyed dressing up as their favourite story characters today. Which ones can you recognise?
Look at all these wonderful story book characters and postcards! The Sunflowers have all worked very hard. A big thank you to everyone who entered the competition.
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.
For Safer Internet Day, we listened to Mrs. Brady read the story about Smartie the Penguin. We had to think carefully about what Smartie should do when he:
S- I watched the Smartie the Penguin story. I listened well to the questions and got all the decisions right. I wrote three names of people who would keep me safe online.
H- I ask my mummy and daddy for help if I am worried about anything I see on my tablet.
A- Don’t believe everything on the internet. Some things are just not true.
J- You shouldn’t tell people who are strangers your personal information. Don’t tell them where you live or what your name is.
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.
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.
Thumbs up to all the Sunflowers for helping 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.
To celebrate their wonderful home reading, Sunflower Class enjoyed listening to the story of The Gingerbread Man, making a felt gingerbread man decoration and eating a ginger biscuit. Well done everyone for reading three times or more at home each week!
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!
Many thanks to everyone who brought in food for our Harvest Celebration. All your kind donations have been gratefully received by the Harbour Place charity in Grimsby.
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.
Sunflower Class watched a special assembly about anti-bullying.
They all held up their hands and together they said ‘Put a stop to bullying!’
They talked about the different kinds of bullying and who they could tell if they needed help.
E- I would tell my Mummy, she would help me.
A- My Daddy would help me if I was upset.
C- I have a special friend who I could talk to.
R- My Granny could help me if I was feeling worried.
S- My best friend at school could help me.
H- If someone is being bullied, then they should tell a teacher.
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!
Scan our QR codes to find out how we celebrated Macmillan Coffee Morning!
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.