Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Children in Year 2 love to ‘choose their challenges’ and they are always keen to learn in different ways. This year we have extended continuous provision into the Year 2 classroom so that children can lead their own learning by completing challenges of their choice around the room. Here are just some challenges completed this week.
Today we had a live, streamed assembly from the local Fire Fighters. We learnt a lot about Bonfire and Firework safety and also about Fire Safety.
We made sparkler poster to show the 5 rules of using sparklers safely: One at a time; with an adult; wearing gloves; put used ones in a bucket of water (not on the ground) and be sensible. Do you like our posters?
We also practised what to do if a spark of fire lands on us:
STOP, DROP, ROLL.
Here’s some of our questions answered by the fire team:
A and S asked: How does smoke hurt us?
Answer: If we breathe it in, it can really hurt us. That’s why firefighters wear special masks.
B asked: How can we stay safe near bonfires?
Answer: By being with an adult and staying a good distance away. Also never throwing anything into a fire.
We really enjoyed our virtual assembly.
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!
Recently, we spent our activity day designing, making and decorating models of castles.
We used recycled materials and began the day by sorting these into different areas of the classroom. After drawing our designs, we learnt how to choose suitable materials and tools for the making process. We had a lot of fun making and painting our models. Now we need to evaluate our models. Do you think we did a good job?
This week in Pumpkin class we have been representing numbers in different ways and comparing numbers. We love to work with a ‘Maths Buddy’ using practical equipment.
We have learnt to identify how many tens and ones in a 2-digit number! We can also compare these numbers using the words: greater than, less than and equal to. Next we are going to use symbols instead of words (>, < and =).
What do you think of our work?
Well, Pumpkin class had a fabulous first day back in school. We enjoyed seeing our friends again, exploring our new classroom and taking part in some great learning experiences. It’s so good to be back. Here are some photos of us enjoying our day. PICS
Keep visiting this page each day for updates about our new journey.