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)

Poppy Class Blog 

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

Date:
24 November
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

ICT Collaboration

Star Anise and Poppy Class joined together this afternoon for some ICT collaboration. Pupils from Poppy visited Star Anise. We worked together as buddies. Helping others to improve their editing skills.

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:
17 November
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

Children in need: Can we help other who are in need?

We donated some pennies and put them on our team colours Pudsey bear!

Finley:" I am really happy because I know this is going to help other people in need"

Anthony:  "I like giving to charity to help people"

Bestie: "I feel good because I am giving to charity helping others"

Date:
17 November
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

Anti Bullying Week: Is saying sorry always enough?

We screwed up a piece of paper, stood on it, kicked it and said unkind words to the paper. When we then realised that we had been very unpleasant and that we had behaved in a bullying way we said sorry and tried to open the paper back up and smooth it out. We realised that it would not go back to how it used to be.

We learnt that we need to think about what we say to others.

We wrote words on the paper to describe how someone might be feeling if they were a victim of bullying.

We shared this learning with the whole school in our anti-bullying assembly.

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:
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:
13 November
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

Remembering

We thought carefully about what peace is and how it makes us feel. We realised that we are very lucky as our lives are peaceful and free from conflict.

Connor said ‘Peace is when everything is calm and friendly.’

Lily added ‘We looked at peace symbols like a dove, a cross, white poppies. I used a a love heart and a cross when I created my peace pebble design.’

We were very proud of our completed pebbles as we had thought about the designs so carefully.

We invited Mrs Wink in to be part of our peace pebble ceremony.

We walked outside calmly and thought about how we were lucky to live in peace and perhaps how everyone could work together to create a peaceful world for everyone. As we placed our pebbles in our brand new peace garden we said words that we hoped the whole world could be.

Holly said ‘My word was respect.’

Finley said ‘My word was caring.’

Date:
23 October
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

Meeting our Governor

Today we met Poppy Class Governor.

We asked lots of different questions and noted the answers down in our notebooks. We now have a much better understanding of the school governor role. We showed Mrs Tatler our blog page and we know that she will visit it regularly, as well as popping into school whenever she can to work with us.

 

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:
19 October
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

Poppy Class Learning Share

What a busy Wednesday morning we have had in Poppy Class this morning!

We invited all or our parents and family members to share our learning.

We shared our home learning and talked about how it made us feel really proud and helped us with classroom learning.

Lots of people worked really hard to solve our riddles using their inference skills.

Some of the tables were extremely busy! Can you work out which learning was on this table?

That’s right it was the shape table. We made different 2D and 3D shapes, thinking carefully about whether they were regular or irregular

We talked about the importance of home reading and some people simply enjoyed sharing a book.

We demonstrated how to play the one to ten game, counting in multiples of 10. We explained that we can play the game counting in every times table.

We talked about how we use our learning powers.

We really enjoyed sharing our learning and we would like to thank everyone that came.

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:
2 October
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

Reading Collaboration

Barley, Star Anise and Poppy Class joined together this afternoon for their reading collaboration. Pupils from Barley visited Poppy, Pupils from Poppy visited Star Anise and pupils from Star Anise visited Barley. We worked as reading buddies to inspire others and improve our reading skills but most of all because we simply love to read.

Date:
2 October
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

Maths Learning: Can I identify 3D shape features?

We have been busy learning about 3D shapes and their features.

We went into the playground to look at some real life shapes.

First of all we looked for edges of different 3D shapes.

Can you spot any? Were we correct?

Then we looked all around for different shaped faces.

We found curved and flat faces. Can you spot them?

Finally we looked for vertices or a single vertex. Were we right? Did we find any?

We enjoyed our outdoor maths learning. We are looking forward to our next lesson!

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:
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 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:
18th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Reading Collaboration

Barley and Poppy class pupils came together to share their love for reading! They discussed their favourite books and characters as well as reading together.

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:
7 September
Posted by:
Miss Whiting

Castles Hook Day

Welcome to Poppy Kingdom where you will find many different kinds of people who live in the castle there. There are Kings, Queens, Lords and Ladies as well as some jesters and jugglers. We interviewed each other to find out what each character was called and what their role was in castle life.

Oh dear! The drawbridge is broken!

Can you design a vehicle to cross the moat?
Which material will be the most suitable?
Will it sink or float?
Can you make it travel across the moat?

We explored different materials and thought about which ones might float or sink.

Once Finley and Oscar managed to find a cup that floated but they had to think carefully about how they could make it travel across the moat.

They used light, flexible foil to make a sail and blew the boat across the moat, such super problem solving.

Holly had a different approach she decided to build her very own drawbridge.

 Dexter and Anthony tested a wide variety of different materials for suitability. They were extremely good at generating different ideas and testing each of these. Such  brilliant collaboration!

Millie was resilient when she said ”At first juggling was really, really tricky! But I never gave up and I kept trying really hard and then I got better!”

Reflective Symmetry

We used mirrors and the line of symmetry to complete these designs. At first we didn’t always get it right but Awis said “After Miss Whiting modelled some mistakes I was able to tell her how she had gone wrong!” “Then I managed to get my colours right!

 Dexter and Anthony tested a wide variety of different materials for suitability. They were extremely good at generating different ideas and testing each of these. Such  brilliant collaboration!

Can you decide which one is correct?
“Can you explain what I was thinking when I made my mistake?” Awis asked.

“At first I made a repeating pattern but then I completed the symmetrical pattern correctly. It made me feel happy.”

Ella and Louie labelled different parts of a medieval castle carefully.

What a brilliant start to our term’s learning we can’t wait to get started now!