Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
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.
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.