Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Pupil Voice is really important to us – groups of pupils led interesting assemblies today in school. The Litter Picker team praised pupils for using the bins and encouraged them to join their team. The Play Leaders led an assembly all about the games and equipment we use at break times and introduced all the Buddies and Play Leaders by name – everyone is there to help make our playtimes fun and engaging. Well done everyone.
We had a great Halloween activity event this week – pupils enjoyed ‘Thriller’ style dancing, pumpkin biscuits, ghost bananas, ‘severed finger’ hot dogs, lego lanterns, craft and balloon games! Everyone was smiling and having fun – the behaviour and atmosphere were excellent. We also managed to raise some funds for school too!
Barley class showcased their wonderful assembly to a brilliant audience this afternoon. They worked in small teams, to write and perform their areas of learning to others. We had excellent English skills, drama, Art and DT, Science and musical Math songs! A wonderful assembly, well done Barley Class!
Barley, Star Anise and Poppy Class joined together this afternoon for their reading collaboration. Pupils from Barley visited Poppy, Pupils from Poppy visited Star Anise and pupils from Star Anise visited Barley. We worked as reading buddies to inspire others and improve our reading skills but most of all because we simply love to read.
Barley class are working hard on their handwriting so that they can earn their pen licence. Here are the next group of pupils who have gained their licence!
Thank you for your support for the MacMillan Coffee Morning held at Stanford Centre today. The pupils performed lovely songs and poems. Everyone enjoyed the cakes and refreshments. Thank you for your donations towards this worthwhile cause.
Barley class investigated the brightness of a bulb using different amounts of batteries, wires etc They had challenges to investigate in small groups and questioned the brightness of the bulb each time. Pupils are able to explain what makes a bulb bright or dim.
Thank you Mrs Wink for leading the Summer Reading Challenge – so many pupils have impressed you with their holiday reading! The pupils received a certificate of congratulations and Juniper class received a set of books – they were the class who had the most reads. Mrs Wink says 1750 books have been read by Stanford pupils over summer from the Stanford Library - wow! Children at Stanford have a great love of reading and we are so proud of them. Well done.
Barley class enjoyed their Hook day- designing and then creating their own African masks using a variety of materials and artistic techniques. We discussed African mask designs, colours and textures and then designed our own using a design prototype. We then started to bring our designs to life!
Councillor Hasthorpe visited school today to lead an assembly about British Values. The pupils listened really well and discussed values, respect, tolerance and equality. Councillor Hasthorpe explained how Parliament works and the importance of us all working together as one big family to make positive changes for the world. Our pupils felt inspired and classes will be doing more follow up learning on this in their SMSC and Philosophy for Children work. Thank you Councillor Hasthorpe for your time and support.
Barley class are working hard on their handwriting so that they can earn their pen licence. Here are the first group of pupils who have gained their licence!
Electricity is our topic in Science this half term. To start our topic off, we re-capped and showed our current knowledge on Electricity. We looked at the various equipment and materials used to create electrical circuits and what each component is used for.
Barley class have focused on rounding numbers in our Maths lessons. We used a Rounding rap song to help us learn a quick step- by- step guide to rounding numbers. Take a look at our videos to help you round numbers
Steve from the County Asset Team visited us to lead an assembly all about the roof building project at school – he talked about the equipment the builders use and the importance of safety. The pupils all listened really well and it seems quite a few family members are working on the roof!
Pupils worked together to learn how to hold a balance position. They investigated different positions and the techniques they needed to use to ensure a solid balance. Pupils showcased their balances to their peers.
Pupils in Barley class presented their wonderful speeches to the whole school, as to why they think they should be this years Head Boy and Head Girl at Stanford School. Each pupil spoke with enthusiasm and confidence and each were original and showed their great qualities! Each class then went and voted for their favourite... keep checking to find out the results!