Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Read three times a week and record in your home reading record (to be handed in on a Thursday morning). When you finish a book/story, complete one of the activities in the reading corner in the classroom.
This week we have been working on short division. Please practice the questions that you have been given in your home learning books.
Also, use your TT Rockstars account to improve your times tables knowledge and confidence www.ttrockstars.com
Practice using parenthesis (adding additional information to sentences using brackets, dashes or commas) on the sheet you have been given in your home learning books.
Each week we will focus on new spellings. Practice these spelling words – observant, observance, expectant, hesitant, hesitancy, tolerant, tolerance, substance
What do they mean? How would you use them in a sentence?
Mrs. Brady is delighted to announce that 22 children in Year 6 have chosen to continue learning the viola. She is looking forward to developing their technique and extending the repertoire of pieces that they will play this year.
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.
Children in Barley class helped raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support at Stanford Library, on Friday morning. The children performed several poems in groups, three of which were written entirely by the children themselves. They performed very well then enjoyed some cakes and juice after making a small donation to the charity.
This morning, Barley class were treated to a special visitor from the '7 Billion Ideas' project. We watched some videos and heard some inspirational stories of young people who had come up with world changing ideas and inventions (sometimes leading them to become multi-millionaires!) We will be taking part in #ROAR2018, where the children will be working in small groups to work on enterprising projects, inventing products of their own and making models and marketing materials.
The Caistor Lions have generously funded the project and a representative from them may be helping with our judging in a few months time. Over the next few weeks we will be building on the children's initial ideas and we will keep our blog updated with our progress.
In Barley class we have been having lots of fun this week, learning about different Ancient Greek myths. In small groups we read the stories (Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Theseus and the Minotaur) and the performed them for the rest of the class. We are also reading about the Adventures of Odysseus. We will explore the structure and language of myths in even more detail before we begin planning and writing our own stories!
Barley class worked collaboratively with their peers to create a model, explaining how we see things and how light travels. They created a presentation explaining this using scientific vocabulary.
In Barley class, we have been learning about magical creatures through the wonderful book 'Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide'. We explored different beasts and worked on particular sentence skills to enhance our writing. After looking at examples, we then created our own creature and planned and wrote a report about them, including interesting facts about their appearance, behaviour and other feature.
The children in Barley class had lots of fun and a fantastic start to the term with our Ancient Greek Hook Day. Many of the class wore exciting costumes; dressed as soldiers, emperors, or even Gods and Goddesses. We designed and painted some terracotta pots in the style of Ancient Greek pottery as well as designing and crafting theatre masks and tasting some Greek salad! We look forward to sharing some of our work, as well as lots of writing and other art projects, in our class learning share that will take place before Christmas.