Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
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.
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!
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...
We evaluated our finished result against our designs.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Harvesting our crop of beetroot that we planted last term. Next tasks are to research recipes and the weeding of course…