Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
E. office@stanfordschool.co.uk
Contact. Miss King (Business Manager)

Star Anise Class Blog 

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

Reading at Home

Oak National Academy Virtual School Library

Virtual School Library

Virtual School Library

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

World Book Day Competition Winners

Date:
Tuesday 2nd March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Databases

In Computing Star Anise have been learning about databases. In this lesson we were using a flight database to search then filter our results to find the cheapest flights, quickest flights and also filter the results to find a flight that landed in the morning- great work Star Anise!!! ✈️

Date:
Friday 12th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 5 and 6: Star Anise and Barley

Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the Live Premier Education session today and completed some short exercises that get the heart racing!

Date:
12 February
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

A message from Mrs Hackfath

Date:
11 February
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Pizza Party

This week, for our Well-being Wednesday, we created some pizza snacks. These were very easy to make and tasted yummy. Have a look at some of the different toppings that people used. We even got a very creative “dessert pizza” submitted!

Date:
5 February
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Children’s Mental Health Week

This week lots of the children have shared what they chose to do for their well-being Wednesday. We had a wide variety of activities submitted for you to have a look at. It’s great to see people having fun.

A Wellbeing Walk

Date:
5 February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

A message from Mrs Hackfath

Date:
2 February
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

A message from Mr Middleton

Date:
2 February
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

'I Believe'/inter-faith week

We completed a selection of different activities during our 'I Believe'/inter-faith week.

We learned about different stories, beliefs, places of worship, etc. for a range of different faiths. This included: watching videos of festivals and thinking about our different senses; identifying areas of places of worship; understanding how people dress to reflect their beliefs; recreating art from religious stories. We also reflected on the question of "Where is God?" thinking about our own or other people's beliefs, which resulted in some beautiful artwork.

Date:
29 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

A message from Mrs Hackfath

Date:
29 January
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

This Week’s Learning

In English this week we have been writing linked to a short film called ‘Treasure’.

Using the film as inspiration, the children have produced character descriptions, setting descriptions and diary entries. However, they particularly enjoyed coming up with short riddle poems.

In maths we have been learning about fractions – finding equivalent fractions and beginning to look at improper fractions and mixed numbers.

We have done lots of RE work, which we will be sharing in a future post.

Well-being Wednesday’s will become a regular feature, when we encourage children to have a break from screen-time. Some of the class have shared their art, craft and dance, which they chose to complete during this time.


Date:
22 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

A message from Mrs Hackfath

Really lovely curriculum, well done everyone!
Look out for Mental Wellbeing week and Inter Faith week coming up!
Keep up the excellent work, we are very proud of you all.
A big thank you to Parents/Carers for your continued support, have a lovely weekend!

Date:
21 January
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

A message for Star Anise Class

Date:
15 January
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Remote Learning

Well done Star Anise for continuing to engage so well with your learning, whether you are working remotely or in school.

Date:
15 January
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Hello, Remote Learners!

Date:
15 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

A message from Mrs Hackfath and Mrs Smith for all our remote learners, we miss you all!!

Date:
13 January
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Fantastic Home Learning

We are loving seeing the fantastic range of work from our Year 5 class - whether it be imaginative and descriptive writing, super maths, or excellent art and craft from our hook day. Keep sharing your work with us, when you can.

Date:
17 December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Attendance Winners!

A huge well done to our behaviour and attendance winners this term! 100% attendance with 3 winners and 2 behaviour winners

Date:
December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Virtual Concert

Date:
17 December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Christmas 2020

Date:
16 December
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Home Learning

Have a look at this fantastic piece of home learning - a brilliant volcano including a working light feature!

Date:
4 December
Posted by:
Mrs Perrin

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

That festive feeling is in the air! The tree has arrived and has been beautifully decorated. The children have worked hard to make their class hoop to decorate the hall and everyone is feeling very Christmassy.

Don’t the decorations look amazing?

Date:
19 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Creating Leaflets

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.

Date:
13 November
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Buddhism Video Call

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.

Date:
13 November
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Playground Role Models

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.

Date:
22 October
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Halloween

Year 5 have arrived in some excellent outfits for Halloween and are having lots of fun activities in class.

Date:
22 October
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Reading Reward

Star Anise enjoyed juice and biscuits, while they made Halloween crafts and listened to their favourite music.

Date:
19 October
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Collage Art

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.

Date:
19 October
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Bikeability

Children in year 5 had an excellent time on Thursday, when all who took part were able to achieve the level 1 grade for Bikeability. We look forward to completing the next stage of training in the new year.

Date:
Friday 25th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Virtual Assembly

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!

Date:
17 September
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Extreme Earth Hook Day

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.

Date:
16 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Computer Programming

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.