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)

Pumpkin Class Blog 

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

Home Learning – Weekly Essentials & Enrichment Activities

Date:
7 April
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Reading Collaboration

Year 4 and Year 2 have been enjoying some reading collaboration work this term.

Date:
7 April
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Gymnastics Competition

Key Stage 1 entered a multi-school gymnastic competition. We are so proud of our 5 competitors. They behaved impeccably and really showed their talents off on the gym equipment – well done girls. They returned to school with certificates.

Date:
7 April
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Hall Farm Park

On Thursday Year 2 went to see the baby animals at Hall Farm Park.

We had a fabulous day, enjoying a nature hunt; lamb feeding; a bumpy tractor ride; feeding the cows, goats and exploring the other animals.

What the children thought:

HB: My favourite part was walking the goats because they kept stopping to eat grass.
AH: My favourite bit was feeding the lambs, they were so soft and cute.
NW: I felt sad to leave all the animals, I wanted to take them home!
RP: My favourite part of the day was when we bottle fed the lambs because they were fighting over the bottle.
IS: On the way back I was sleepy because I had worn myself out on the farm.

Date:
7 April
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Easter Bonnets

Well done to the winners of the Pumpkin Easter Bonnet competition. All the hats looked wonderful.

Thank you to Mr Read for judging and for Miss Wilson for organising the eggs with the Easter Bunny.

Date:
3 April
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Easter Assembly

Children from Seedlings and KS1 joined together for our Eater assembly. We sang Easter songs, listened to Reverend Hutson talk about Jesus at Easter and finished with a quiet moment of prayer. As a reminder of when Jesus died on the cross we then received a palm cross.

Date:
20 March
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I perform songs to a large audience?

Mrs. Brady would like to thank the members of the Key Stage 1 choir for all their hard work and for their lovely singing today at The Infant Singing Festival at Grimsby Auditorium. It was lovely to see some of our parents in the audience too!

MD- I gave some flowers to the conductor at the end.
IB- I enjoyed singing 'Let's Go Home' because it was a gentle song.
JS
- I enjoyed singing in front of a big audience.
FM- I liked singing the songs with actions.
AH- I liked hearing the band playing all their instruments.
CR- I liked the story and the little aliens.
MD- The extra alien sound effects were good.

Mrs. Brady would like to thank Mrs. Wink, Mrs. Bennett and Miss Vicary for all their help on the trip.

Date:
18 March
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Key Stage One Choir: 'Let's Go To Space' by Josie Moon (lyricist) and Pat McCarthy (guitarist)

Back in January, the choir started learning some new songs all about a space adventure. These songs were written by local musicians Josie Moon and Pat McCarthy.

We were lucky enough to have them visit our school one afternoon, along with Hettie McCarthy (bass guitar) and Matty Gray (singer/actor). The choir had a great time, singing songs, acting and playing games.

This wonderful workshop helped to prepare them for the Infant Singing Festival where the choir will be performing at Grimsby Auditorium with children from other schools on Wednesday 20th March. The concert for parents begins at 1.50 pm-2.30pm. Tickets are available from Grimsby Auditorium.

Date:
12 March
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Chick, chick, chick, chick chickens!!

We are very fortunate to have some new arrivals expected at school in the very near future. A hatching station has been delivered to school with 10 eggs that are expected to hatch within the next 2 days and they will be with us for the next 10 days. We will post updates on their progress on the science blog for you to check on. We can’t wait to see them and some children are already thinking of names to call them.

Keep an eye on our Science page for updates!

Date:
Thursday 7th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

World Book Day 2019

Stanford School had a fantastic day for World Book Day! From amazing, creative costumes to designing and creating their favourite character onto a wooden spoon- well done to you all!

Well done to all our winners- Best Spoon Design and Best Costume!

Date:
17 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

NSPCC

Emma from the NSPCC came to talk to us about the work the NSPCC do, show Buddy, the 'Speak out' mascot and introduce a fundraising sponsored event.

Date:
13 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Penquin Day

On Thursday Pumpkin Class enjoyed a penguin themed day, linked to their new topic Animals From Around The World.

They made ‘fish’ sandwiches and penguin biscuits, studied and drew different types of penguin, made penguin paper plates and other decorations. They also learnt and performed a penguin song. In the afternoon they enjoyed eating their products at a penguin tea party. This is what some of the children said about the day:

JB – I liked making my plate because it was funny.
TA – I liked making my biscuit.
OS – It was so much fun!
SM – The best sandwich I’ve ever tasted!
IS – It’s the best hook day ever!

Date:
18 December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Cinderella

Stanford School have enjoyed their Christmas trip, watching Cinderella! A great time was had by all

Date:
13 December
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

KS1 Nativity: Can we perform a special play about the Christmas story?

Sunflower and Pumpkin classes performed 'A Present for the Baby'.

The story was about Baby Jesus who just wouldn't stop crying and nobody knew what to do. Even the most elaborate gifts that a King, a Queen and a Nobleman brought him couldn't make him happy. It wasn't until a little boy with a very special present (a kiss) managed to calm the baby and stop him crying.

IB: Everyone's done very well.
JO: It was tricky to learn words.
MH: I liked to hear everyone's singing.
PB: My favourite song was 'Just a Kiss.'
LS: I enjoyed doing all the actions to the songs.
CR: I liked the 'tra-la-las' in the choir song.
AM: The Grand Song was my favourite song.
LC: The story told us what is important at Christmas time.

Date:
5 December
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Christmas Fayre

What a fantastic Christmas Fayre - thank you to all those who supported it and to the pupils for showing their enterprise skills through designing, making, evaluating and selling their products. Well done everyone.

Date:
14 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Library Visit

On Wednesday afternoon Year 2 children went on a visit to the library.

We learnt about fiction and non-fiction books and how to find them in the library.

We even helped Mrs Wink to put some books into alphabetical order.

We borrowed 20 non-fiction books all about knights and castles.

Date:
18 October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Mental Health Awareness Week

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Pumpkin class thought about who could help them in school if they needed help and also how they could help their friends.

Some super caring hearts were made!

Date:
18 October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Making Catapults

Date:
5 October
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Little Princess Trust

Well done to A for her charity work to support the Little Princess Trust - she raised over £1000! Mum and school were very proud!

Date:
1 October
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I celebrate the Harvest?

Key Stage One went to St. Margaret's Church for a lovely Harvest celebration. They sang special Harvest songs, presented Harvest gifts and found out all about the Harvest. Mr. Stevens showed them a wonderful display of fruit, vegetables, corn and beautiful flowers which were on display all around the church.

Date:
Friday 28th September
Posted by:
Mrs C Smith

Yoga

Pumpkin class ended their day on Friday doing some Yoga, linked to the book The Hungry Caterpillar. They all really enjoyed themselves!

Date:
14 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Directions

This week we have been combining our maths and geography skills to learn the points of a compass and give and follow directions.
We made our knight in armour move around the board to reach all his possessions. And it was such fun!

Date:
14 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Hook Day

On Wednesday 5th September Pumpkin class enjoyed their Hook Day.

With the theme being Castles, children dressed up as many different people who once lived in a castle. We had kings, queens, princes and princesses; knights, servants, jesters and many more.

The children enjoyed making castle cup-cakes and taking them home. They also made dancing knights and listened to medieval music.

It was a great day and a super start to our new topic.