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)

Sunflower Class Blog 

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

Date:
6 December
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Enterprise:

Can I make a Sunflower calendar to sell at the Christmas Fair? Can I calculate how much my calendar cost to make and work out my profit?

What a challenge for Sunflower Class! They all enjoyed making their calendars with Mrs. Drury. It was tricky working out the maths, but they used 100 squares to help them find their profit. They were very excited when they realised they could make £32 if all the calendars were sold.

Mrs. Brady would like to thank Mrs. Drury for all her hard work. The calendars look great!

Date:
6 December
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Christmas Craft: Can I make a fun Christmas card?

Sunflower Class enjoyed making these lovely Rudolph cards. Some great colouring, cutting and sticking. Well done everyone.

Date:
6 December
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I investigate whether a magnet can attract a paperclip through any material?

Sunflower Class placed paperclips under the following materials: card, fabric, foil, water, paper and cardboard. They held their magnets over the top and observed what happened.

Evie 'I found out that my magnet could attract the paperclip through all those materials.'
Oliver R 'Mrs. Brady tried thicker materials, like wood and the magnet couldn't attract the paperclip.'
Harry 'It only works if your materials are thin.'
James 'I know what magnets do, they attract metal and also magnets can attract each other.'
Mollie 'You need a blue and a red for them to attract.'
Neve 'Two red ends and two blue ends push away, they repel.'

Date:
28 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Phonics: Can I read 32 or more real and alien words?

Congratulations to all these children who could read 32 or more words in this term's phonics check.

It is so exciting to see everyone's scores going up. If you would like to improve your phonics, remember to watch Geraldine the Giraffe on YouTube. Just type in the sounds you are unsure of.

Date:
22 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I test materials to find out if they are waterproof?

Sunflowers decided that Winnie the Pooh needed a new umbrella. They wondered what his new umbrella could be made out of. Could they use tissue paper, a plastic bag, kitchen roll, cardboard or fabric?

They predicted which material might be waterproof and tested all the materials. They were really good at explaining their ideas and their results. Their conclusion was that the plastic bag would be the best material for Winnie's umbrella, as it is waterproof. They also had fun testing Mrs. Brady's plastic umbrella to see if that was waterproof too!

Date:
22 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I keep healthy?

Today we discussed how to look after ourselves. We talked about exercise, healthy eating, drinking water and getting enough sleep. We also talked about medicine and how some medicine can help to stop us becoming poorly. Lots of Sunflowers were very brave and had their flu vaccine today.

Date:
21 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Road Safety Week: Can I remember to Stop! Look! Listen! and Think?

This week Key Stage 1 have been learning all about road safety. They had a really interesting talk from Alison and Dave who explained how to keep safe and cross roads safely.

Sunflower Class made a road safety poster and shared their important messages.

Can you sing a song about road safety?

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:
17th November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Tolerance Day - 'Mix it up' lunchtime

As a part of our activities during the day we had a 'Mix it up' lunchtime. The tables were given names using words that encourage tolerance such as: peace, happiness and love.

The children had to pick a card and sit at their chosen table. This was to encourage them to socialise and share lunchtime with different children and to give them an opportunity to make new friends.

The children enjoyed this change to the normal lunchtime routine.

Charlie (Y1) 'I met a new friend called Azem. We chatted together.'
Oscar (Y1) 'It was exciting to find out which table I was going to go to.'
Betsie (Y2) 'I met a new friend and we talked about friendship.'
Anthony (Y2) 'I was excited to sit with someone new.' Ryan (Y3) ' People were nice on my table.'
Amelia (Y3) 'I enjoyed talking to someone new.'
William (Y5) 'We interacted with new people and made new friends. I think we should do this every day.'
Rebecca (Y5) 'It was really fun. It was good to sit with people we don't normally talk to.'

Date:
17 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Starring in a school hall near you:

Sunflower and Poppy Class will be performing their exciting Christmas Nativity Play 'Lights, Camel, Action!'

Parents are invited to this extravaganza on: Thursday 14th December at 2 pm.

Date:
17 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I learn a new skill in PE?

Today we learnt some archery in PE. It was a tricky activity to do, but it wasn't long before we could hit the target.

Date:
17 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I learn about a charity?

Sunflower Class learnt about the Children in Need charity. They found out some of the ways the charity helps children and their families. On Children in Need Day everyone donated coins and placed them on to pictures of Pudsey.

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:
15 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

CRASH BANG WALLOP!

Can I sing songs and chants? Can I play untuned instruments? Can I listen with concentration to live music?

The answer to all those questions was yes for Sunflower Class who went to the Central Hall in Grimsby to perform with other schools. Crash Bang Wallop was led by local professional musicians; Tim Brain and Sue Baker.

Bella- I liked learning new songs.
Kobi- I liked the biscuit and lemonade treat!
Lily C- I liked playing different instruments.
Isabelle B- I liked listening to the other school's play. Mollie- I liked watching Tim playing the piano and the djembe drum.
Robbie- I liked singing the songs and doing all the actions.

Date:
14 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I develop my balance, agility and co-ordination?

In P.E. we have worked hard on these yoga poses which are related to African animals. Can you guess which animals we are doing?

Date:
13 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I discuss a story from the Bible?

Date:
13 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Anti Bullying

Date:
10 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I design a peace symbol?

Sunflower Class designed a peace pebble. They thought carefully about their design. They transferred their design on to a white pebble and respectfully laid it in the Key Stage One Peace Garden. Prayers, thoughts and words of reflection were said to mark Remembrance Day.

Oliver H: I drew nice flowers because they make me feel peaceful.

Isabelle S: I chose stars for my peace pebble because I like to sit and watch the stars at night. It is relaxing.

Charlie: I drew a sunflower because it is calm and peaceful like our class.

Date:
10 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I read 3 times or more?

Well done to the 22 children who achieved their reading challenge sticker this week. It would be wonderful to see every Sunflower with a reading sticker next week.

Keep enjoying sharing books and stories at home. Reading can be; sharing school reading books, library books, practicing phonics and tricky words, reading ebooks online, reading signs and food packets in the supermarket etc. Remember to tell us about your reading and hand in your books each morning.

In Sunflower class we enjoy improving our reading skills!

Date:
6 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I feel the pulse and maintain the rhythm?

Sunflower Class are enjoying learning about pulse and rhythm with Emma Middleton from MAPAS. They use buckets as drums, clap rhythms, say rhymes and sing songs.

Date:
3 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I learn about a significant historical event? What was the Gunpowder plot? Who was Guy Fawkes? Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?

Sunflower Class have been very busy learning all about the Gunpowder Plot. They have drawn pictures and written detailed accounts of what happened in 1605. Watch their video clip. Can you join in with the 'Remember Remember' rhyme?

Date:
2 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Seasonal Change: Can I make observations of Autumn?

We enjoy learning outdoors and every Thursday morning we put our wellies on and go exploring! Today we looked for signs of Autumn and then drew pictures outside.

James- I liked drawing the tree because it was losing leaves.
Ronnie- I drew all the leaves on the ground.
Indianna- I drew a decidious tree. It was losing leaves.

Date:
2 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I compare aspects of life in different periods?

Mrs. Wink came to talk to us about her childhood. She showed us old photographs, books and items from her past. We asked questions to find out more and thought about how aspects of her childhood were the same as ours and how some things had changed a lot.

Mollie- Mrs. Wink's photos were brown and black, but ours are bright and we can look at ours on a computer.

Libby- Mrs. Wink showed us her school books and she had writing inside them, just like ours.

Oscar- Mrs. Wink said she liked gardening when she was little and that's the same as me, I like gardening too.

Neve- Mrs. Wink enjoyed skipping when she was a girl and I like skipping too.

Eliza- Mrs. Wink said she had to get eggs from her chickens and food from her garden when she was little. She said her mum cooked roast dinners and there were no places to eat out, like McDonalds. I think we have a lot more food to choose from.

Home Learning Challenge

We will be interviewing our parents and grandparents to find out about their childhoods. We will want to know about the toys and games they played with, their hobbies and what they did when they were at school.

Many thanks to Mrs. Wink for such an interesting talk.

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:
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:
20 October
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Halloween Activity

We had a great Halloween activity event this week – pupils enjoyed  ‘Thriller’ style dancing,  pumpkin biscuits,  ghost bananas, ‘severed finger’ hot dogs, lego lanterns,  craft and balloon games! Everyone was smiling and having fun – the behaviour and atmosphere were excellent. We also managed to raise some funds for school  too!

Date:
12 October
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Phonics: Can I read 32 or more real and alien words?

Well done to all these children who could read 32 or more words in this term's phonics check.

To help you improve your phonics watch lots of Geraldine the Giraffe videos on YouTube.

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:
5 October
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can you use sound buttons?

In Year 1 we use sound buttons to help us see the letter sounds in words. This really helps us to read, write and spell words.

Date:
4 October
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I find out which materials are magnetic?

Sunflower Class investigated materials in Science with magnets. They learnt these challenge words: force, metal, attract, repel and magnetic. James- Somethings are magnetic and somethings are not.

Jamie- Metal things attract on my fish and other materials don't.

Indianna- Some money will stick to the magnet, but some won't.

Lucas- Some metals are not magnetic, this happened when we tested money.

Ronnie- I enjoyed testing the materials on my fish.

Lily W- My magnet went on the radiator.

Harry- I liked the feel of the magnet's force.

Robbie- The black railings outside were magnetic. Oliver R.- When you put two red ends of a magnet together, they repel. You have to have a red end and a blue end.

Date:
29 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath and Mrs Brady

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.

Sunflower Class entertained family and friends at The Stanford Centre.

Taylor: I brought some money to buy a cake.
Bella: We sang 'One Potato' and everyone joined in.
Evie: I know someone with cancer and I want to help.
James: We sang our class song again.
Rylea: We got a biscuit, a drink and a cake. It was good there!
Mrs. Wilkinson (visitor): The children were so well behaved and they all sang so well. They all knew what to do. Mrs. Dabb (visitor): Mrs. Brady's class sang beautifully.

Date:
26 September
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

KS1 Harvest

Many thanks to all those who kindly donated gifts of food or money to the Harbour Place Charity. We had a wonderful Harvest display. Thank you everyone!

Date:
26 September
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I join in with the subtraction song and learn some Maths words?

Sunflowers are getting really confident at subtraction and have been learning some new vocabulary. Listen out for these words: less, minus, subtract, take away, equals and difference.

Date:
26 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Harvest Festival

Thank you Mr Stevens, Mrs Mawer and Mr Read for welcoming our KS 1 pupils to St Margaret’s Church today for the Harvest Service. The singing was beautiful and the children listened very well to Mr Steven’s important message about sharing.
Awis said, ‘I enjoyed the singing.’
Olivia said, ‘ I will remember the chocolate cake – it taught us how important it is to share.’
Isabella said, ‘I like joining in with prayers.
Thanks too to all the staff and Governors who helped with the trip – a very memorable first trip to Church with school for KS 1.

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:
20 September
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I take away?

This week in Sunflower Class we have been learning how to subtract.

The children have worked hard and can subtract with their fingers, cubes and Numicon equipment. Everyone has begun to record number sentences and solve tricky problems.

Sing this song at home and subtract with your fingers? Can you write down the number sentences? Start with 10-1=

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:
13 September
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I identify the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world?

In Year 1, we have to learn all about our world. We have enjoyed exploring globes, maps and atlases.

Watch these videos and see if you can name all the continents and the oceans of the world too.

Date:
13 September
Posted by:
Mrs brady

Pineapples!

Mrs. Warton demonstrated her amazing pineapple cutting device to the class today. Mrs. Graham thought it was great and she had a go too!

James- She pushed the tool in and then turned it.

Ronnie- It made the pineapple come out as rings.

Rylea- I liked eating the pineapple.

Evie- When all the pineapple came out, we were left with a shape like a shell. "

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:
Mrs Brady

Can I create fruit faces like Giuseppe Arcimboldo?

For their Hook Day, the Year 1 children learnt all about Arcimboldo and were inspired to create exciting fruit faces using both art materials and real fruit. James- Arcimboldo was born in Italy and he was an artist when the years started with 15 (1500s). Oscar- I enjoyed painting fruit faces and liked to put a face on a pineapple shape. Jack- I made a face with real fruit and I ate it all up! Millie- I made a fruit face. I did some cutting and sticking. Mason- I could make a fruit face on the laptop. I played a game. Indianna- My group worked together to make a big fruit face. We had black cherries, watermelon and grapes. Isabelle B- We used apples, blueberries, strawberries and we had cherries. It was nice to eat. Neve- I really enjoyed making a big fruit face on the carpet with pineapples and lots of bananas. Taylor- I found out that Arcimboldo made faces with vegetables too

Date:
25 July
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes?

Sunflower Class worked cooperatively in small groups to make a healthy edible sunflower.

Date:
25 July
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Blue Cross Charity Raffle

Well done to Lily for winning the horse tyre swing in Mrs. Brady's end of term raffle. Mrs. Brady would like to thank everyone who entered the raffle. We raised £55 for the Blue Cross!