Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
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Juniper Class Blog 

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

Date:
8 February
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health and Well-Being of children and staff at Stanford School is very important to us.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Day, each class participated in activities that were age appropriate to discuss how we can help to look after ourselves and each other. FS looked at people who we can talk to and look up to as role models, KS1 discussed different feelings and how 'It's Ok!' to feel certain ways. KS2 discussed different types of mental illness and how we can support one another.

We presented our work and ideas in a whole school assembly, the key theme that we are going to continue to focus on is "It's Good to Talk!".

Date:
31 January
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Community High Tea Thank You

We had a lovely Community High Tea Thank You Event yesterday – we wanted to let all the volunteers who help our school know how valued and special their contributions are. Thank you to all the pupils and staff for making and serving the refreshments. All the guests enjoyed the performances and entertainment. Special thanks to the year 6 helpers -Joe, Jessica, Lucie and Harvey who helped make sure the event ran smoothly.

One visitor commented," A lovely event. Pupils were very welcoming and friendly – they entertained us with a wonderful variety of well-rehearsed, interesting and fun performances. A very special afternoon."

Date:
Thursday 25 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Tolerance Assembly

Premier Sports came in and delivered an assembly on tolerance and what should and shouldn't be tolerated. Pupils used different coloured cards to represent how they feel about different aspects and scenarios.

Date:
18th January
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Electricity

We investigated how to make bulbs brighter in a circuit.

Date:
17th January
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

The Ice palace

In groups we worked together to create an oral performance of our Class Kennings poem about the character Starjik.

Date:
11th January
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Circuits

We have been investigating how to construct simple circuits and name the parts?

Date:
10 January
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Can I work in role to support my understanding of the text “Ice Palace”?

In English we explored in depth the opening of the story “Ice Palace. We considered the contrast in feelings between the seasons and the reasons for this. We used freeze frames to show the difference between the villagers lives in summer and winter.

Here in summer the village children are playing hand games and tig and the adults are singing joyfully.

Here in Summer children are playing throw and catch, football and hopscotch.   Look how happy and content the children are.

In groups we shared our ideas of what the villagers would do in winter and how they would feel.  We used the ipads and tablets to take photos of our freeze frames then evaluated them.   We tried to show the different characters feelings by use of appropriate face expression and bodylanguage.  We also worked on our postioning so that different heights and spaces were used effectively.

When we were happy with our freeze frame we used the stage to photograph our final freeze frame. Here they are:

Date:
9 January
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Introducing our new Dance Teaching assistants

At lunchtimes Miss Cullen leads (along with her trusty assistants) a fun dance routine  on the KS1 playground to keep everyone active.  

Date:
9 January
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Djembe Drumming

Mrs Groves gave us our first lesson on how to play the Djembe drum. They learnt about the technique of holding the drum and importance of keeping a steady rhythm . We also practiced taking turns and team work.

Date:
9 January
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

The Winter Wildness

In English we have been inspired to improve our descriptive language by describing a snowy landscape. This is in preparation for this term's main fiction texts, "The Ice Palace" and "The Princess' Blankets".

Here is our shared poem that we created as a class:

Alongside this in Art we have created Winter forest artwork. We have been exploring different effects using paint. We mixed salt and glitter with paint to create a frosty effect. We made tree branch stencils which we carefully placed on white cartridge paper then colour washed over. After this we removed our stencils which left white tree branches with a cold shimmery blue sky. When dry we added details to the branches and added a silver moon.

Date:
Friday 19th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Winter scenes

We used a mixture of water colour paint, chalk pastels, pencil crayon and glitter to create our wintery scenes. Many of us used our artwork to make a Christmas card.

Date:
Friday 19th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

End of term party

We all had such fun at our end of term party playing classic party games like pass the parcel and enjoying party food! A special treat for working so hard all term.

Date:
Friday 15th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Stanford’s Got Talent

Well done to our class finalists…

…Also to this group who helped toorganise the whole event.

Date:
Friday 15th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Juniper Class looking very festive in their Christmas Jumpers

Date:
Friday 14th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Watercolours

We used watercolour paint to effect a winter night sky. We will be using multimedia to create our Christmas card designs.

Date:
Wednesday 13th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Plants and Flowers

We researched which plants and flowers were around in different seasons. We each chose a plant or flower for each season to carefully sketch then add colour using pencil crayons to shade.

Date:
6th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Chrismas Fair – Juniper

Date:
5th December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Juniper Enterprise project

Many of us remembered that our marshmallow snowmen sold out last year at the Christmas Fair and made the class a healthy profit so we decided to do something similar. We melted some chocolate and then dipped giant marshmallows in the chocolate and then either hundreds and thousands, crushed flake or grated white chocolate. They were fun to make and many of us are really tempted to eat them! We resisted as we didn’t want to eat into our profit.

Our gingerbread houses are now complete too. We are proud of the finished results and feel that they will be good sellers at the Fair. As we used empty cereal packets and donated pieces of wallpaper and paper we already had our profits should be high on this product too.

Date:
1 December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Air Raid Shelters

Wow look at our fabulous models of Air raid Shelters we made this term as part of our home learning.

Date:
1 December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Can I investigate condensation?

We planned and carried out an investigation exploring how water changes state.

Date:
30th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Posters from World War 2

Isobel brought in some posters to share from Laceby history society to share. We discussed these sources of evidence thinking about what information they gave and why. We compared them with how information is shared from the government today.

Date:
23rd November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Anne Frank Freeze Frames

We have been learning about the experiences of Jewish children during World War 2. We were all very shocked at how people were treated so badly just because they had a different faith. We used our “making links” learning power to relate back to our previous work looking at tolerance and how we all felt it was important to value and respect everyone.

We looked at the overview of the Life of Anne Frank and in groups freeze framed part of her story. We used our class tablets to photograph each other’s freeze frames. Here are a selection:

Date:
28th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Rachel McWilliam

This afternoon we met Rachel McWilliam, a local Blacksmith Artist who shared her expertise as designing and making sculpture.   We were wowed by her pieces of work and really interested in hearing about the design process.   During our question and answer session we found our her favourite piece, the largest piece and the smallest.   Many of us were surprised we have seen some of Rachel's work on the sea front at Cleethorpes.

Date:
23rd November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Enterprize Project

We have been working very hard designing and making our gingerbread house boxes for our enterprise project. We are hoping to sell them at the Christmas Fair and raise lots of money.

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:
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:
17th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

How to Banish Bullies

As part of Anti bullying week, "All equal all Different" we created our own recipes "How to Banish Bullies"

A few of us shared our recipes in assembly.

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:
Mr Hawkins

Can I use computer software to make a 3D model?

We have been exploring whether using a computer is always the best and simplest method to create and draw in 3D. We used online software called Voxel Builder to create simple 3D models. We then turned them into 2D nets which we cut out and folded into 3D.

It was really tricky to do and some of the nets worked better than others, depending on how complicated the design was. We discussed what we had found out and concluded that, in this case, using Lego or similar to build simple 3D models would probably be the best way to do it!

Date:
13 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I begin to learn how to play the viola?

Year 4 (Group 2) are enjoying learning the viola with Mrs. Brady. They have learnt the names of the open strings (CGDA) and can pizzicato (pluck) simple pieces. They have made a great start!

Date:
Friday 10th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Peace Poem

We all shared our poem Peace is around our 3/4 garden. As we said our line we placed our peace pebble around the edge. We had a few moments quiet reflection thinking about the importance of peace within our own lives, in the community, in the country and in the world.

Peace is ….

Peace is a feeling like love and no harm to anything that is alive or dead.  Sophie

Peace is stroking my kitten or reading a book – calm, loved, loving, happy.  Nour

Peace is harmony and happiness. It can’t be bought from a supermarket, you have to earn it.  Keira

Peace is a feeling when you have friends that make you laugh, cheer you up, be kind, caring and share.

Peace is a feeling, feel it and believe in it always no matter what. Always believe in peace.  Maddi

Peace is love and kindness so we have to be it to one another always.  Auden

Peace is a harmony within the world.  Freddie P

Peace is when you have friends that make you laugh, cheer you up, are kind, caring and share.  Ewan

Peace is being a part of peace.  You need to make a start and practise it.  Olli

Peace is when everyone gets along and has fun.  No wars.  Lily J

Peace is love. Don’t fight.  Make friends with enemies.  Freddie G

Peace is when people are at one with each other.  The power of love can conquer all. Peace will always win.  Lucy

Peace is to me quiet and calm time alone with your thoughts. Isobel

Peace is light and love and dark is misery and hate.  Always choose Peace.  Daisylou

Peace means accepting, understanding, respecting all difference.  Never be mean.  Sam.

Peace is achieved by facing your enemies to solve problems. Emma D

Peace is a feeling you can’t buy.  You must earn it. Lily MM

Peace is harmony. Its calm. It’s amazing. Don’t fight enemies. Be kind Ashton

Peace is when everyone gets along, no fighting and no nastiness.  Lauren

Peace is quiet and calm.  No fighting or arguing.  Jacob

Peace is when you make a new best friend.  Alfie H

Peace is calm and sharing.  Scarlett

Peace is not in the air. You can’t just grab it. You need to earn it.  Daisy B

Peace is love .  Think of all the loved ones that died in the war.  Holly W

Peace is harmony. Relaxing and enjoying.  Mac

Peace is love and kindness.  Grace

Peace is a feeling that is relaxing and being peaceful.  Charlotte

Peace is harmony. Be friendly without enemies.  Thomas

Peace is a feeling inside that makes you feel calm. Alfie D

Peace is a warm beach with waves splashing. Everyone smiling Evan

Peace is  a quiet beach by myself in the sun.  Cameron

Peace is harmony.  A warm feeling and being balanced Emma J

Peace is something in your heart not what you can get from other people  Rebecca

Peace is hugging my dog Roxy.  AJ

Peace is the beach.  Ashley

By Juniper Class

Date:
Thursday 9th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Peace

We have been exploring the concept of Peace during our RE lessons.

We shared our thoughts and ideas of what images we thought of when we think of peace. We used these to design our own peace pebble.

Today we reflected on what peace means by listening to a variety of famous quotes about peace. We then shared our own thoughts on what peace means.

We collaborated all our ideas to create a class poem which we will share in our Remembrance service tomorrow.

Date:
3 November
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Can I begin to learn how to play the viola?

Year 4 (Group 1) are enjoying learning the viola with Mrs. Brady. They have learnt the names of the open strings (CGDA) and can pizzicato (pluck) simple pieces. They have made a great start!

Date:
30th October
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Blitz Artwork

Look at our fantastic pieces of artwork depicting the city skyline during the Blitz.

We used a mixed media approach including paint, pencil crayon and collage.

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:
13 October
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Gardening

During golden time some of us planted the rest of the pansies, planted garlic bulbs and watered our onion patch.

We think our Year 3 and 4 collaboration gardening project is going really well and our quad allotment is looking fantastic. We cant wait to see the onions and garlic grow.

We wonder what we will be planting next...

Date:
9 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Working Collaboratively

Juniper and Pumpkin class look out onto a lovely quad area. We decided to work together to give children the chance to experience gardening and make this a lovely area for the children to learn in. The first job was cleaning the weeds that have grown. The children have loved digging and planting and our first crop of onions are starting to grow.

Date:
3rd October
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Here are our finished gas masks. What do you think?

We evaluated our finished result against our designs.

Date:
29 September
Posted by:
Mr Hawkins

Can I program without a computer?

In Juniper class we have been looking at how we can build 3D models with computers. To start with though we have been planning each step without a computer to help us appreciate how computers really make our lives easier!

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:
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:
22 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Reading Challenge

Juniper class that participated and completed the reading challenge at Stanford Library over the Summer.  As we were the class with the most participants we won a fabulous prize of a set of David Walliams books.  We can't wait to read them.

Date:
21st September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Can I design, make and evaluate a replica gas mask to a specific design brief?

We imagined we work for a company who designs and makes bespoke gas masks for customers who don’t like the dull and boring design and colour of the standard issue gas masks.

We chose a client to design and make a gas mask suitable for.

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:
Thursday 14th September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

World War 2 Hook Day

Can I understand why evacuation happened in WW2 and where children were sent to live?

Wow! What a fantastic day. Everyone made a fantastic effort to come dressed in World War 2 attire.

We learnt that many children were evacuated from the towns and cities and went to live in the countryside, often with complete strangers. We reflected on what that would have been like. We thought about what we would take with us if we had to be evacuated and give reasons.

In addition we were lucky enough to examine some real life artefacts including photos, metals, ration books.

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:
Mrs Hill

Beetroot

Harvesting our crop of beetroot that we planted last term.   Next tasks are to research recipes   and the weeding of course…