Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Wow look at our fabulous models of Air raid Shelters we made this term as part of our home learning.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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!
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!
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 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
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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…