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.

Home Learning Weekly Essentials

Reading

Read three times a week and record in your home reading record (to be handed in on a Thursday morning)

Maths

Each week we will set a new maths challenge related to your learning in lessons. Login to your Purple Mash account to complete your maths challenge www.purplemash.com (to be completed by Friday)

Also, use your TT Rockstars account to improve your times tables knowledge and confidence www.ttrockstars.com

Spelling

Each week we will focus on new spellings.
Practice these silent letter spelling words – terrible, possible, sensible, visible, legible, edible, reversible, credible.
What do they mean? How would you use them in a sentence?

Date:
13 December
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Fantastic Christmas Carol Concerts at St Margaret’s

Well done everyone - beautiful readings, lovely singing and excellent class performances. Thank you to all those who supported this lovely event.

Date:
5 December
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Christmas Fayre

What a fantastic Christmas Fayre - thank you to all those who supported it and to the pupils for showing their enterprise skills through designing, making, evaluating and selling their products. Well done everyone.

Date:
19 November
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Show Organisers

Thank you to the year 5 team who organised the ‘Stanford’s Got Talent Show’ which was a brilliant event in school. Special mention to all the contestants and to L who was placed in first position for outstanding piano playing.

Date:
9 November
Posted by:
Mrs Amos

Lest We Forget

As part of commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1 some members of Star Anise and Barley helped make poppies as part of a display in the KS2 playground. "Lest We Forget"

Date:
15 October
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Year 5 Viola

Mrs. Brady is delighted that 36 Year 5 children have chosen to continue learning the viola. She is looking forward to extending their playing skills and the repertoire of pieces they will play this year.

Date:
5 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Harvest Festival Celebrations

Key Stage 2 children enjoyed taking part in a harvest celebration in St Margaret’s Church, as ever the church looked lovely with its decorations created by the congregation.

The children enjoyed singing hymns and performing harvest poems and songs.

Date:
5 October
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Bikeability

Well done to the pupils involved in Bikeability. There has been positive feedback from all the coaches and the pupils have impressed the staff with their positive attitudes too.

Date:
27 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Natural Disaster Composition

As part of our music curriculum, and linked with our ‘Extreme Earth’ topic, we have composed a piece of natural disaster music using a range of percussion instruments.

Date:
19 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Explosive Home Learning!

As part of our Home Learning we set the task to create a 3D volcano. Well done Cameron for creating a spectacular model – and then making it erupt using sodium bicarbonate and vinegar! We really enjoyed your demonstration and can’t wait to find out more in our Extreme Earth topic.

Date:
19 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Roman Numerals

In Year 5 we have been reading Roman Numerals to 1000 and exploring years written in different Roman Numerals.

Date:
10 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

EXTREME EARTH HOOK DAY

We survived! On Friday, Star Anise class had their hook day for their new topic ‘Extreme Earth’. We took on the role of natural disaster survivors and enjoyed an introduction to learning about the effects of earthquakes, tornadoes, typhoons, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions on the local and worldwide communities – physically, mentally and emotionally.

We asked ourselves the following questions;
Can I use survival instincts to explore my local environment for resources after a natural disaster?
Can I explore how people around the world respond to natural disasters?
Can I discuss how a community can be rebuilt after a natural disaster?

Mrs Marsden was very impressed with our mature understanding and reasoning behind our discussions and of course our foraging skills in our Outdoor Learning area! We can not wait to get stuck in to our new topic! Keep checking our Star Anise Class Blog for updates on how our learning progresses with this topic.