Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Star Anise pupils used a range of computing skills to create an information leaflet on how to stay safe on a bike. They used what they learnt in Bikeability to make their leaflets full of important information: from why wearing a helmet is important to how to stay safe on the roads.
We had a special meeting with Buddhist Marcus Czarnecki this afternoon. We learned a bit about the history of Buddhism and about rituals which Buddhists practise. We also had a go at some Buddhist chanting ourselves.
Year 5 have been excellent behaviour ambassadors in the playground, using equipment sensibly and playing lots of small group games. They have been enjoying themselves, keeping active and keeping safe.
Star Anise enjoyed juice and biscuits, while they made Halloween crafts and listened to their favourite music.
Year 5 created some fabulous art, using collage as a background and adding details of animal faces on top. These are now proudly displayed around the school.
Our Head Boy and Head Girl delivered our virtual assembly on Friday for Macmillan Coffee morning. They shared with the whole school how Macmillan came about and how the donations received from families help those that are currently suffering with cancer- Well done for delivering a fantastic 'virtual' assembly!
In Star Anise Class we have enjoyed our hook day to introduce this term’s topic: Extreme Earth. In small groups, we researched about real natural disasters, ranging from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti all the way back to the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. We researched the causes and effects of these “extreme earth” events.
We then planned, rehearsed and recorded some news reports about the natural disasters. We look forward to using ICT skills to edit these videos and share them with you in the future.
In the afternoon, we thought about the impact of stressful events like this on people’s mental health, and how art can be used as therapy. We found some collage art which a class had created with their teacher, following Hurricane Harvey, which took place in Texas in 2017. The class in Texas started the art by scribbling as a stress release! However, it evolved into something quite beautiful when they added features of animals faces over the “messy” background. We were very pleased with how ours turned out! Keep your eyes peeled for updates on the art curriculum page.
Star Anise class were designing and writing a program that stimulates a physical system. They used a coding system to write a program around a football match game.