Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
In Pumpkin Class today we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. We have taken apart cuboids to investigate how many faces they have. Some of us even got inside the big ones!
Then we started making many different 2D shapes.
Finally we made 3D shapes in different ways.
We had so much fun and learnt so much at the same time. Our new vocabulary is: cube, cuboid, 3 -dimensional, 2-dimensional, faces, edges, vertices and corners. We look forward to sharing more shape work soon.
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.
As part of our history theme this term we have been learning all about the life and work of Florence Nightingale and what a significant person she was. The soldiers called her 'The lady with the Lamp' and the children at home and in school enjoyed making their own lamps as well as other events in Florences life.
Grace was celebrating today because she has used her learning power – Perseverance – to stick at something and eventually achieve it! Well done Grace.
Pumpkin class have all made a thank you card to send to our Library.
Do you like it?
We miss the library and Miss Wink.
This week we watched a video story and learnt new ways of being safe on the internet. This is what we found out:
As part of our work about germs, we have learnt how Louis Pasteur discovered that pasteurization kills germs in our drinks. We watched a video all about the journey of milk from a farm to the shops. In the video it showed a machine that pasteurized the milk. We know that what a scientist did a long time ago is still being used today! Look at our journey maps with an explanation of what Louis did.
With the theme of ‘I believe’, we have been looking at the way three different religious groups believe that The World was created.
First we looked at the Christian Story of Creation and made story wheels to show this.
Secondly we compared it to the Islamic Story of Creation and noted the similarities and differences. This is what we thought:
OW: ‘Both stories have their God making the sky and land and seas.’
DI: ‘In the Islamic story they believe Allah made angels.’
TS: ‘In the Christian story God just made man and woman but in the other one Allah modelled it first then breathed on it to make it alive.’
OH: ‘Both stories start with nothing and end up with the living things on the World.’
Finally we looked at the Hindu Story of Creation and noticed how very much different this one was. We liked the part where Vishnu grew a lotus flower out of his navel. We also liked how Brahma used petals of the flower to make things. We got creative and made our own lotus flowers:
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!
A huge well done to our behaviour and attendance winners this term! 100% attendance with 3 winners and 2 behaviour winners
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?
Here we are enjoying our delicious Christmas dinner to day.
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.