Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

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Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
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Home Learning – Weekly Essentials

Date:
23 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Sports Competition

We recently had our second intra school competition, led by Premier Sports, on Archery and Dodgeball. Please see the overall winners…. Well done to Red team!

Date:
18th March
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Can I use tints and shades to create tone to my painting?

We explored some flower paintings by the artist Georgia O’Keeffe to look as how she made them look 3D.

We then tried really hard to add tints and shades to our flower paintings.

Date:
17th March
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Intra School Sports competition

This morning we enjoyed taking part in teams playing dodge ball and archery. Super effort and great enthusiasm along with good sportsmanship was evident throughout. Well done Juniper Class.

Date:
Friday 13th March
Posted by:
Mrs C Smith

Sport relief

As part of Sports Relief, Year 5 pupils designed and created a range of sports circuits for the pupils to complete. They had one minute to complete the exercises- great fun was had by all!

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Science Day

Date:
Friday 6th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Communicating by Email

Pupils in Juniper class have been learning about communication and how we can communicate using email. They opened an email sent by Mrs Smith and learnt how to respond to emails using Purple Mash.

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Fielding

World Book Day

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Fielding

World Book Day KS2 Group Activities

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Fielding

World Book Day Books in a box

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Juniper Class Book in a Box

Date:
25th February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Botanical Illustrations

We have been exploring botanical studies in art. We took samples of plants from our playground and had ago at improving our observational skills to create our own botanical illustrations.

Date:
25th February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Fabulous examples of home learning

Lots of us really enjoy our home learning challenges. Here are some of our examples.

Date:
25th February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Wow! A Green Blue Peter Badge winner

It was inspiring to hear how drawing a poster about saving the environment earnt a class member a special Green Blue Peter Badge. Did you know they are made from recycled plastic!

Date:
24th February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Thinking Day

Date:
14th February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Reading Response challenge

The Reading challenge home learning this half term was to complete a written reading response weekly. Well done to our champion readers that completed 5 or more tasks.

Date:
14th February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Reading Response challenge

The Reading challenge home learning this half term was to complete a written reading response weekly. Well done to our champion readers that completed 5 or more tasks.

Date:
12th February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Friendship Afterschool Activity Event

Many children in KS2 had fun exploring a range of exciting activities including designing and eating their own biscuit, painting salt dough hearts, friendship bracelets, friendly fox papercraft, Love airplanes with friendly messages inside.

Date:
31 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Can I share my opinions about a text?

Juniper and Pumpkin class reading collaboration this week was all about sharing their opinions of their books. Not only did children read some of their books to their collaboration partner but they also spoke about their views of the text; the characters; their choice of book; and author.

Children were also asked about their thoughts on the reading collaboration this term. These were comments shared:

“I think it’s great to share stories with each other.”
“I like getting to know the children in Year 2.”
“I think it’s a good idea to listen to others read and share our thoughts.”
“I look forward to Friday’s collaboration time because we can enjoy reading.”

Date:
17 January
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 / 4 Indoor Athletics

This week some of the children had the opportunity to represent the school in an indoor athletics competition. It involves 26 schools in the area and this was the first set of heats.

The children were amazing. Their behaviour, attitude and effort was outstanding, they showed fantastic teamwork and supported their peers during the events.

At the end of the event we found out that we had come joint 4th in our heat so we have yet to find out whether we will progress further. Well done Year 3 / 4, we are very proud of you!!

Date:
16 January
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Properties of Rocks

In Science, we have been investigating properties of different rocks.

Is it permerable?

Is it durable?

Is it high density (sinks) or low density (floats)?

Is it igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic?

Date:
13th January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Stone Age Hook Day

We started the day learning that the early stone age people were hunters and gatherers.  We enjoyed searching for food on KS1 playground. We learnt the sorts of foods that they might find to eat and that they would have to move places throughout the year to find food.

We thought about how Stone age Hunter-gathers survived by thinking about Assets and threats in the environment.

We researched the sorts of creatures that were alive in the Stone age that the people would hunt.  Also we looked at how they made their weapons.

Date:
Friday 10th January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

LQ: Can I learn how to use the home, top and bottom row keys on a keyboard?

Juniper class have started to learn how to touch type in Computing. In this lesson we learnt how to use the home, top and bottom row keys. We completed a range of challenges that enabled us to use these keys.

OS: "At the beginning I was only getting 7, now I pressed 51 keys in 2 minutes"

LC: " I really like learning how to type properly. I am becoming faster each time."

Date:
20th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf

Juniper enjoyed an exciting drama element in their English class. They have been working on the book: Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf. They have been getting to the know the story and the characters in the book.

To show their understanding, they practiced, rehearsed and performed their own rendition of the characters in the book creating a mouse, bird, snake and wolf to fill the gaps and spaces in a half-finished world.

Date:
20th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Reading Champions

Here are our class Reading champions completing at least 3 reads every week over the term.

Date:
10th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Christmas service at St Margaret’s Church

We took part in a wonderfully festive service this week.

Date:
4 December
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Feeling Festive at Stanford School

At Stanford we have a Christmas tradition where each class makes a Christmas hoop to decorate the hall. Each year we have a different theme and this year it was ‘Winter Wonderland’. The children have worked very hard to make decorations to put on the hoops and they look fantastic….don’t you agree?

Date:
3rd December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Christmas Fayre

We were proud of the produce we made for our Christmas Fayre sale.

Our Clay Egyptian Cartouches

Our Wooden Tree decorations

Our Teddy rehoming service

Date:
26 November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Art – Painting our Cartouches ready to sell at the Christmas Fayre

Date:
Friday 22nd November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Year 2/3 reading collaboration

Juniper class used the story plan created with our visiting author Pippa Goodhart to write our own stories. We edited our drafts and then presented our finished versions in little story books along with illustrations.

This morning Juniper class were proud to share their stories with Pumpkin class.

Date:
22 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

French Cafe Experience

As the Year 4 children have loved learning to speak French so much, we decided to have a chance to practise our skills and open a French Café for the KS2 children to enjoy.

First we had to create a menu and add some useful phrases which would help the children to order food.

We had some French foods for the children to try – Brioche, Croissant and Baguettes with butter, cheese or jam and orange or blackcurrant to drink. Then we got our classroom ready for our clients by arranging the tables, putting on table cloths and decorating the tables with candles and decorative stones. With a bit of French music to create a cosmopolitan atmosphere we were ready for business!!

Each client was served by their own personal waiter who greeted them, guided them to their table and took their orders.

The Year 4 children were very busy taking orders, serving food and then washing up afterwards. The atmosphere was great, the children had fun practising their French and it allowed the children a chance to try different foods.

Our clients gave us lots of positive comments:-

“I thought it was lots of fun”
“I thought it was exciting to have my own personal waiter”
“The waiters were lovely and the food was great”
“I likes the restaurant because it had table cloths and decorations”
“I loved trying new foods and the role play”
“The menus were very helpful as they had pictures to help”
“Great service and loved the atmosphere”
“Year 4 tried really hard with speaking French. It was lots of fun”
“I liked having the chance to speak French and I was praised for speaking back to the waiters in French”

The Year 4 children enjoyed the experience too:-

“I felt like an actual waiter”
“I liked having more experience speaking French”
“I liked serving people”
“I liked eating the food at the end”

By the time the children had served the other Key Stage 2 classes, done 3 lots of washing up and cleared away they were exhausted…….but they weren’t so tired that they couldn’t finish off the rest of the food!! It was a lovely morning.


Date:
20 November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Can I describe how shadows are formed?

In science we discovered that when you shine a light on an object on it sometimes makes a shadow. We investigated different objects. We learnt new vocabulary translucent, transparent and opaque. We now know that light cannot pass through opaque objects this is what causes the shadow.

Date:
19 November
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Well Done

So proud of our Year 3 pupil who supported the Little Princess Trust.

Date:
Thursday 14th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill.

Can I create a replica of an Ancient Egyptian Cartouche?

We learnt in history A cartouche is a nameplate that was used by the ancient Egyptians (usually pharaohs or very rich people). A cartouche
had the person’s name written in hieroglphyics and was usually placed on a sarcophagus. The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to have your name written down and recorded otherwise you might disappear in death and not find the underworld. The oval shape of the cartouche was important because it represented eternity - no beginning and no end.

We used pictures of these and information about hieroglyphs to design and create our own cartouches.

Today we have used our sketches to help us as we used a range of techniques to create our cartouche using clay.  We had to make sure the clay had no air in it. We used wood to ensure that our cartouche was an even size.  We used tools to cut out the shape (we used a template to get the correct shape).    We had to roll the clay into a long worm shape for the boarder.  We used slip to help stick the border round the shape.

Now they are left to dry.  We can’t wait to paint them.

Date:
Wednesday 13th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Worries Workshop

A member of the YMM team (Young Minds Matter) came to help us understand about worries. We now understand what worries are and realised that everyone worries. We learnt how worries can make us feel and most importantly learnt strategies to deal with our worries in a healthy way.

Date:
Wednesday 13th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Special visitor

As part of interfaith week, we had a special visitor in school, Marcus Czernecki. He shared information about his faith Buddhism. Our class had a workshop where we listened to stories and looked at artefacts linked to the faith. We were given special bookmarks as a gift.

Date:
11 November
Posted by:
Mrs Perrin

Stanford Remembers

The children in their individual classes have been thinking about Remembrance day, what it means and why we wear poppies. Today we joined collectively for our Remembrance assembly to observe 2 minutes silence thinking about those who have sacrificed their lives for others during times of war. After this some Year 6 children shared poems they have written about the wars.

Date:
7 November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Author visit: Pippa Goodhart

We were really excited to work with a real author today.  Pippa shared a few of her stories with us.   We worked with her to plan our own Winnie the Witch story.  After this we used the ideas we created together to make our own story maps.   Next we are going to use these to write our stories.

When Pippa visited us we got to ask her a range of questions about her writing.  We found out she has been writing for 25 years.  She has had 120 books published.  In her house she has a room filled with books and a lovely rocking chair to sit on and read them.

In the afternoon we shared our story plans with Year 2.  We can’t wait to read them our finished stories.

Date:
30 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Happy Halloween!

There were spooky spiders, ghoulish ghosts and perfect pumpkins at our Halloween activity event after school.

Pupil Voice:

L.B "I made a ghost with a scary face."
A.D "I liked making a mummy with white strips. I did it by myself."
E.W "I made a spider, I had to twist its legs."
A.V "I enjoyed the hotdog."

Date:
Thursday 17th October
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Can I make a Shaduf?

In design and technology we used our designs to work as a team to make a shaduf and test it to see if it works. Afterwards we evaluated the designs and making process.

Date:
15 October
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Glockenspiels

This term we are beginning to play the Glockenspiels.

Today we are practicing reading musical notation. It takes a lot of practice and concentration but great fun.

Date:
10 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

World Mental Health Day

As today was World Mental Health Day the children have been thinking about how we can promote positive mental health and what we can do to help us to control our emotions if we are experiencing negative emotions.

In Year 1 they looked at a book called Little Beauty where a gorilla goes through different emotions. The children talked about the different emotions and thought about whether the gorilla had done the right thing to help himself. In

Year 2 the children coloured in hearts and then thought about what they could do if they wanted to feel calm.

Date:
10 October
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Today is #HelloYellow!

Today we are saying #HelloYellow to support children and young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day. We have come dressed in either yellow or a bright colour.

In Juniper class we talked about different feelings. We talked about things that make us feel good and how we can get help if we need help managing our feelings.

Date:
30 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival was a joyful celebration introduced by our head boy and girl and Star anise class performed a poem. Rev. Philip Stevens came to say a prayer and give thanks for the food at harvest time. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our celebration, the donations of food will be sent to the homeless charity, Harbour Place.

Date:
23 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Travelling back in time to the Ancient Egyptian Era

We looked at a range of sources of evidence which gave us lots of information about Ancient Egyptians.

We learnt about their writing and number system.

We translated Ancient Egyptian numbers and created our own number patterns for each other to solve.

We looked at some Egyptian dancing and in groups created our own routines?

Date:
Friday 6th September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Can I learn basic greetings in French?

This afternoon we loved practising our French greetings outdoors.