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)

Barley Class Blog 

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

Homework

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday/ Sunday

 

Home Learning Set

Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling CGP Set

 

Arithmetic CGP
Maths CGP
Set

 

 

 

 

Hand in

 

Hand In Maths CGP
Hand in Arithmetic Home learning

 

 

Hand in Topic Home learning

Hand In Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling CGP

Hand in Reading Log

 

 

 

Date:
Thursday 13th June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Julia Scardone

Stanford School had an inspirational speaker visit- Julia Scardone. Julia is a Judo athlete, who has represent Great Britain in many competitions all around the world. She spoke to the pupils about her inspirational, yet challenging journey to become a successful Judo competitor and how having passion, determination, resilience and sportsmanship made her the successful competitor she is today. Julia then demonstrated some basic Judo skills to some KS2 pupils. Thank you Julia, for inspiring Stanford pupils to achieve through hard work and determination!

Date:
Thursday 6th June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Athletics Tournament

A small group of pupils from Year 5 and 6 took part in an Athletics tournament at King George V’s Stadium. They represented the school brilliantly and competed in 600 m Run, 75m Sprint, standing long jump and Vortex. The pupils’ skills and behaviour was fantastic, and we are extremely proud they represented Stanford School, Well Done!

Date:
5 June
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Rounders Festival

Barley class had a wonderful afternoon on Wednesday when they attended a rounders festival at Healing Academy. The children played really well, showing great team skills, and one of our teams even made it to second place in their league. Well done!

Date:
Friday 24th May
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Rounders

Barley class enjoyed a morning of Physical Activity with Mr Page. They were developing their rounder’s skills ready for some up and coming competitions in the summer term. They had a great morning working in teams, fielding and batting their way to victory!

Date:
17 May
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Year 6 hook day

Year 6 celebrated the end of the SATS week in style. After the final test, we enjoyed some games of rounders and football in the sun, then relaxed in the classroom with a good movie, sweets and blankets. On Friday, we launched our new topic, where we will be learning about changes in the UK since the 1940s. Many of the children attended in fancy dress and we listened to the best pop music of the past 6 decades while creating some pop art.

Well done, year 6, for the positive attitudes during tests.

Date:
Monday 13th May
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Revising in the Sunshine

Barley class enjoyed revising in the sunshine yesterday afternoon We worked in teams to complete a Maths quiz with various rounds linked to Math topics- it was great fun!

Date:
7 April
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Easter Egg Designers

Well done to the winners of the Barley Class 'Design an Easter Egg' competition. All the eggs looked wonderful.

Thank you to Mr Read for judging and for Miss Wilson for organising the eggs with the Easter Bunny.

Date:
4 April
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I read and listen to stories?

Working collaboratively, children from Year 6 and Seedlings class joined together to develop reading and build social skills.

Date:
29 March
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Swimming Gala

Children from key stage two recently took part in a Junior Swimming Gala at Grimsby Leisure Centre. It was a fantastic afternoon and a great experience for all of the children. They were strong participants and showed great sportsmanship and teamwork skills. They represented the school proudly and all received a medal and certificate.

Date:
29 March
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Diversity Workshop

Special visitors were recently invited into school, to talk to the children about inclusiveness, diversity and treating each other with respect. Children were encouraged, as always, to embrace each others differences and celebrate what makes each of us unique and special.

Date:
29 March
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Buddhism Workshop

Year 5 and 6 were treated to special visitors recently, when we invited in Marcus and Fumiko, who practise the Buddhist faith.

We learned a lot about the origins of Buddhism, as well as the core beliefs and morals. It was a very calming and enlightening afternoon, where lots of deep questions were asked and considered. We also all got to have a go at some Buddhist chanting and all children received a bookmark as a souvenir of the visit.

Date:
12 March
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Chick, chick, chick, chick chickens!!

We are very fortunate to have some new arrivals expected at school in the very near future. A hatching station has been delivered to school with 10 eggs that are expected to hatch within the next 2 days and they will be with us for the next 10 days. We will post updates on their progress on the science blog for you to check on. We can’t wait to see them and some children are already thinking of names to call them.

Keep an eye on our Science page for updates!

Date:
8 March
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

World Book Day

Year 6 had a wonderful World Book Day, dressing up as their favourite literary characters and designing spoons for a competition.

Children in Key Stage 2 took part in several activities across the different classrooms. In Barley class, the activity was focused on 'Fantastic Beasts', where the children created their own beasts and wrote descriptions about them.

Date:
7 March
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

Design an Outfit Competition

Well done to the winners of the ‘design an outfit’ competition organised by a group of year 6 pupils. The year 6 team led the special assembly, organised the work and chose the winners. Excellent designing skills, interesting colours and a range of materials were used.

Date:
Thursday 7th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

World Book Day 2019

Stanford School had a fantastic day for World Book Day! From amazing, creative costumes to designing and creating their favourite character onto a wooden spoon- well done to you all!

Well done to all our winners- Best Spoon Design and Best Costume!

Date:
Thursday 7th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

World Book Day 2019

A fantastic day was had by all pupils in Key Stage 2! They worked collaboratively with their peers and rotated around the four different activities in the morning. From creating positions, to using drama skills all linked to a variety of different books.

Star Anise’s activities were based on ‘Voices in the Park’ by Anthony Browne. The book is based on a story told from four different perspectives. We read the story, questioned the different voices and then worked in small groups to create freeze frames as one of the perspectives from the characters in the books.

Date:
Monday 4th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Celebrity Tweets

Barley class worked in pairs to solve the Celebrity Tweets, as they had used the incorrect Homophones.

Pupils identified the incorrect homophone and then used their spelling skills to write the correct spelling.

Date:
Monday 4th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Social Media and Internet Safety

PCSO Marc Island visited Barley class to talk to them about Social Media and Internet safety. He also spoke to the Y6 pupils about hate crime and hate incidents and how these should be reported.

Date:
Friday 8th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Gymnastics competition

Pupils from Key Stage took part in our first Gymnastics competition with other local schools. The pupils performed brilliantly with fantastic routines, skills and confidence to impress the judging panel.

Overall we had one of the year 5/6 team place 4th… a fantastic achievement at our first event! Well done to all the pupils who took part, they all have fantastic gymnastics skills where we hope they can showcase these off further in the future, Well done!

>

Date:
1 February
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Visit from Matt Goodfellow, an inspirational poet

We were really lucky to have a poet come to school to share his work.

He spoke to us about why he decided to be a poet and where he gets his inspiration from. He was really funny and we had a lot of fun joining in. After that he went into the classrooms and helped us to write poems.


Date:
31 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

NSPCC - Speak Out. Stay Safe.

As part of our 'Speak Out. Stay Safe.' learning this term, we participated in a special assembly with Emma from the NSPCC. We discussed what sort of behaviours are okay, and who we can talk to if we are worried, concerned, or just need someone to have a chat with!

To say thank you for the assembly and workshops, we used our Pupil Voice teams to discuss what type of fundraiser we would like to do to help raise money to support the super work that the NSPCC do.

We decided on a Stanford School Golden Mile Colour Run - it was great fun!

Childline - 0800 1111

NSPCC

Date:
31 January
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

7billionideas project

Well done to our Barley Class winners in the 7billionideas project. Thank you to Mr Kemp from Caistor Lions for supporting the event and joining us to judge the competition. All pupils made fantastic prototypes and a special well done to the winners. All pupils enjoyed using their design skills, presentation skills and team work skills.

Date:
21 January
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Martin Luther King Jr Day - Y6 Learning Share

On Monday 21st January, year 6 were very excited to share our recent learning with family and friends, as part of our learning share. 
We have been looking at key individuals linked to social justice - such as Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks.

Inspired by Dr King's speech - 'I Have A Dream' - we created some poetry on the theme of social change and looking after our planet. Alongside our poems, we crafted some vibrant dream catchers.

We also produced some news reports, in the style of journalists, about Rosa Parks unfair treatment on a bus in 1955.

The children have been very enthused with this topic of learning and were also eager to share posters and art they had created linked to themes of social justice, such as human rights and equality.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.

Date:
21 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Individual Liberty

In Key Stage 2 we have been discussing Fundamental British Values and what it means to us. This week we focused on 'Individual Liberty'. 

We ranked different statements about Our Rights in order of importance;

  • Freedom to have our own opinions, thoughts, beliefs and religions
  • Right to liberty and to be safe
  • Right to an education
  • Respect for your private life and family
  • Protection from discrimination 
  • Freedom from slavery

'This was a really difficult task - how can you say one is more important? They are all important and everyone will have a different idea of what to put first' - Charlie, Year 6

'My group all disagreed, we couldn't decide so had to have quite a debate about it' - Lucy, Year 5 

'Every group had a different idea of what order they should be in. None of us agreed, all of them are really important' - Finley, Year 3

Children enjoyed their debates, giving reasons for their opinions and understanding that there was no right or wrong answer, everyone has their own opinion, which are all respected.

Date:
18 December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Cinderella

Stanford School have enjoyed their Christmas trip, watching Cinderella! A great time was had by all

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:
Thursday 29th November
Posted by:
Mrs C Smith

LQ: Can I investigate how light enables us to see colours?

Barley class completed an experiment on how light enables us to see colours. We used different coloured Smarties and coloured overlays to investigate what happens to the colours when an overlay is placed over them.

Date:
Monday 19th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

LQ: Can I understand what extremism is and learn about where extremism has occurred?

Barley class worked in pairs to explain what extreme means. We then used these meanings to understand what extremism is and discussed where this had occurred in the past.

Pupils were also able to give other examples that linked to books they had read, films they had watched. Barley class discussed why people may hold these views and held a class discussion about these.

Date:
15 November
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Can I solve problems with fractions?

Children in year 6 have been completing lots of work on calculations involving fractions. They have been working hard to compare and simplify fractions, moving on to using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. On Wednesday morning, the children worked in pairs to solve a range of fractions problems (both arithmetic and reasoning) and were able to explain the process required for the different types of problems. Lots of great work and good progress made.

Date:
Friday 9th November
Posted by:
Mrs C Smith

Can I create a war poem using powerful and emotive language and Imagery?
Can I create Remembrance art using silhouettes and shading, using different mediums?

Barley Class work this week linked with remembrance Day. We analysed a range of different poems, written by different writers, on the war. We then used these as inspiration to write our own war poems using powerful language and imagery.

We also used a range of art mediums to create silhouette artwork linked to Remembrance Day. To create the background we used the shading technique to create a sunset effect.

Some of these were also shared on our Remembrance Service on Friday.

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 6 Viola

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.

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:
28 September
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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.

Date:
28 September
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

7 Billion Ideas!

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.

Date:
26 September
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Home Learning

We are so impressed with the home learning that has been brought in so far. It's wonderful to see the effort that so many of the class have put into the range of tasks. Well done Barley!

Date:
26 September
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Can I re-tell a myth story using drama?

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!

Date:
Monday 24th September
Posted by:
Mrs C Smith

LQ: Can I explain how we see things and how light travels using a model and scientific language?

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.

Date:
24 September
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Can I write a report about a creature using a range of sentence skills?

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.

Date:
6 September
Posted by:
Mr Middleton

Barley Hook Day

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.