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.

Reading at Home

Oak National Academy Virtual School Library

Virtual School Library

Virtual School Library

Date:
26 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Barley Class Escape Room Haunted House:

Pupils in Barley class had to use their investigative skills to solve the clues, work out the answer for these to escape each room!! Excellent work Barley!

Date:
23 March
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Census 2021

In year 6 we discussed the importance of the census, where it originated, why we do it and what we can learn from it.

We looked at the trends over the last three census data collections and how this could affect Laceby in the future.

Some very interesting, sensible and mature discussions - Well Done Barley Class!

Date:
23 March
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Well-Being Wednesday in Barley Class

Well-Being Wednesday activity - we decided that we would like to practise our sketching skills! Armed with our sketching pencils and paper, we created these marvellous landscape scenes - what do you think?!

Date:
23 March
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Science Week

In Year 6, our Science Week project was inspired by the Perseverance rover landing on Mars!

We found out all about why we are exploring Mars, how we are doing it and discussed all of the components that are needed for a successful space rover mission.

For more information, please visit mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

Firstly, we created a design brief, then built prototypes out of cardboard - this was much trickier than it looks!

Next, we are going to be creating our Mars rovers with wood, cardboard and an electrical circuit - we can't wait to show you the finished product!

Date:
9 March
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Landscape Art

Wow! Well done to one of our very talented pupils in Y6 - a remarkable canvas art shared with the class! A wonderful masterpiece!

Date:
9 March
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

NatWest MoneySense

In our computing session this week, we have been looking at how to budget and why it is important to be money aware. We took part in quizzes, looked at bank statements, wage slips and were quite surprised at the amount of deductions!

We will continue to build upon this knowledge over the next few weeks.

Date:
8 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Welcome back Barley Class!!

Pupils in Year 6 enjoyed their first day back at school! We reflected on lockdown, shared new things we’d learnt, introduced Science week and enjoyed an afternoon having cake and biscuits and catching up with our peers! 🎉 🎈

Date:
8 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

‘Celebrate good times!!!’

Today has been an amazing day where we welcomed back all pupils!!! We celebrated with music blasting from the hall as the pupils arrived and decorated classrooms to welcome the pupils back! Each class celebrated with a small party too! 🎊 🎈 We are so pleased to see our Stanford Family back together! 😀

Date:
6 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Taskmaster

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

World Book Day Competition Winners

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Taskmaster Challenge

Date:
4 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

World Book Day

Date:
3 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Well-being Wednesday!

Pupils enjoyed painting their salt dough designs, learning to draw with Rob Biddulph by following an art lesson online and also preparing a surprise to welcome back the pupils on Monday!! 🖼 🎨

Date:
3 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Algebraic equations

Barley class were using unifix cubes to help them form algebraic equations- great job Barley Class!

Date:
1 March
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Top Tips for Mental Health and Well-Being

As you all know, we are rather passionate about encouraging and supporting mental health and well-being at our school and that this year has been rather tough for lots of people.

With that in mind, I have a wonderful task for you!

Do you think you could help support other children in our school?

Could you discuss some top tips for children that are perhaps feeling a little de-motivated? Missing their families and friends? Struggling with not being at school? Missing out on their after-school activities?

I know you will all have some wonderful ideas and I would love it if you could share them and help someone else too 😊 check your Microsoft Teams assignments for further information.
Mrs Marsden x

Date:
28 February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

More amazing remote learning completed by Barley Class!

Date:
28 February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Taskmaster

Date:
23 February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Barley Class Year 6: Event Planning

In Computing Barkey class have been learning about spreadsheets and the formulas used to calculate costs. We are planning our own party and calculating how much this will cost using different formulas!

Date:
17th February
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

PE with Mr Page

Keeping fit and active is not only good for us physically - but mentally too.

Mr Page has created some fun work out videos for you to use at home - hope you enjoy them!



Date:
17th February
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Well-Being Wednesday

For one of our Well-Being Wednesday activities we made some healthier option pizzas! Mrs Jones very kindly led a workshop to show us how to make the pizzas and we had some great discussions around making healthier choices.

Thank you, Mrs Jones - they were delicious!

Date:
17th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Taskmaster

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:
Friday 12th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Thank you Stanford Trust

Stanford Trust have kindly donated new laptops to the school to help support the pupils- we would like to say a huge thank you for their continued support, we really appreciate the new tech!! 👩‍💻

Date:
Friday 12th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Barley Year 6: Internet Safety

Year 6 pupils completed a quiz on internet safety- identifying the apps, agre restrictions on sites and games and also identifying whether articles are real or fake- excellent work

Date:
Friday 12th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Our Stanford Community – Staying Connected

Juniper Class and Barley class collaborated to send messages and gifts to people in our community to let them know that we are thinking of them even though we may not see them in school.

Juniper class planted bulbs in December.

Barley Class designed and decorated the plant pots.

Juniper Class created pictures and wrote letters.

The gifts and cards are now being delivered.

Date:
Friday 12th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Our Community Thank you gifts created by Barley and Juniper Class

Date:
Friday 12th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Taskmaster

Date:
12 February
Posted by:
Mrs Hackfath

A message from Mrs Hackfath

Date:
Friday 7th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Taskmaster

Date:
Friday 5th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Remote Learning

A range of remote learning completed by Barley Class- Year 6. Keep up the fantastic work Barley! 🌟

Date:
Friday 5th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Well-being Week

As part of Well-being Week we watched a live session, led by Premier Education, on health and well being. This week we learnt about sugar and the daily intake we should have...🍏 🍌 🌽

Date:
Friday 5th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Formal and Informal Language

Pupils have been learning about formal and informal language- we have been linking this with our English short film called The Lighthouse.

Date:
5 February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Taskmaster

Date:
5 February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

A message from Mrs Hackfath

Date:
31 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Healthy eating

Year 6 pupils in school watched a healthy eating session delivered by Premier Education all around healthy eating and food portions- we learnt so much!

Date:
29 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

A message from Mrs Hackfath

Date:
29 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Episode 2 of Taskmaster!!!

We can’t wait to see your challenge ☺️ Remember to send to Teams

Date:
28 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Task Master

Amazing respond to our first Taskmaster challenge! Are you ready for this weeks?

Date:
27 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Marcus Sedgwick - Floodland

Have you read any of Marcus Sedgwick's stories? They're magnificent! He has a wonderful imagination and a superb writing skill that engages the reader - here is one of his most popular novels, each chapter read by Marcus himself!

I hope that you enjoy it; keep me updated with how you are finding the story!

Marcus Sedgwick - Floodland

Date:
27 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Barley Class TaskMaster Challenge!

Mrs Smith, Mrs Jones and I have really enjoyed watching your Task Master videos! They're brilliant!

Stay tuned for this week's challenge...

Date:
27 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Year 6 Remote Learning

Well done Barley Class for your wonderful remote learning this week! It has been lovely to see how hard you have been working - keep it up!

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:
22 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Taskmaster Challenge

Date:
21 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Exploring Metre

In our Oak National Academy music lesson today, we were exploring metre - it was trickier than we expected it to be!
Have you tried?

Date:
21 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Year 6 Exercise

Mr Page has been leading some yoga sessions in Year 6 - he has also shared some useful websites and exercise ideas (including yoga!) to our remote learners.

We hope you have enjoyed your exercise sessions at home - send in some photographs to show us what you have been up to!

Date:
16 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Hello Barley Class Remote Learners!

Date:
15 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Remote Learning

Take a look at some of the fantastic remote learning that has taken place with our Barley Remote learners. A huge well done to you all, we are so proud of you!

Date:
15 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Plane investigation

Barley Class pupils have been working hard both in school and remotely this week! Take a look at their plane investigation linked with David Attenborough’s planet lessons- fantastic responses to those working from home too.

Date:
15 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Frida Kahlo

In Art we are studying the artist Frida Kahlo. Barley Class pupils drew some fantastic self portraits in their task set this week. Mrs Smith enjoyed seeing our talented artists who sent in their remote learning task.

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:
17 December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Barley Class Christmas Song 2020

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:
Mrs Marsden

End of Term Party!

Year 6 had a fabulous end of term party this afternoon! We played musical statues, (very enthusiastic!) charades and enjoyed our party bags - a lovely, well deserved treat after a very busy term!

Date:
12 December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Barley Class enjoyed Christmas Jumper day!

Date:
7 December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Barley Class Enterprise

In Year 6 we decided to create some 'Winter Wonderland' decorations and a table centrepiece for our Enterprise Project.

We looked at some existing design ideas for inspiration and then created six of our own designs. We chose our favourite two to create.

In order to decide on a price to sell our products, we conducted some market research to find out the price that we could reasonably sell these items, we then deducted the cost of materials and calculated our potential profit.

After carefully decorating the logs, we evaluated our designs - we are very proud! What do you think?

Please login to you SCOpay account to purchase the Enterprise products.

Date:
7 December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Commas

Barley class have been learning about the importance of commas within sentences and how, if commas are not used correctly, they can change the meaning of the sentence. We had great fun reading these!

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:
3 December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Project Super Sucker!

Our DT project is to use complex circuits and switches - we had decided to make a vacuum cleaner!

Each team were given a battery, two wires, a motor and a piece of A4 card. As you can see, we had lots of fun making our fans blow ten bits of paper across the table - we will continue to work on this over the next few weeks, eventually building up to making a working handheld vacuum cleaner.

Date:
Friday 6th November
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

UK Parliament Week was 1st - 7th November

in Barley Class we have been finding out all about how the UK Parliamentary System works. We discussed the role of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Monarchy and how they work alongside each other. We also learnt about how a petition or idea becomes law. 


We looked at the Youth Parliament and how children's ideas and opinions are important in shaping our future. Here is the link to Find Out More.

These are the issues that we would like to get involved with and help to make a change for our future;

  • recycling and banning single use plastics
  • renewable energy
  • stop factories from polluting our oceans
  • stop deforestation - for every tree that is cut down, three more need to be planted 
  • harsher consequences for animal abuse and mistreatment
  • ending child poverty
Date:
Friday 6th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Ancient Greek Masks

Pupils used a range of art techinique and skills to add the final touches to their Ancient Greek comedy and tragedy masks. The styles and colours used linked closely to the styles of the Nacient Greeks- Well done Barkey task for your artistic flare!

Date:
Friday 6th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Parliament Week

As part of Parliament week some pupils in Barley class had a virtual meeting with our local MP Martin Vickers. The questions they asked were generated by the whole class and then fed back to all pupils with a fantastic discussion about Parliament- well done Year 6!

Date:
22 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Halloween

In Barley Class we have had a wonderful day full of mystery maths challenges, arts and crafts.

There have been some rather wonderful, but frightening costumes too!

Date:
22 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Year 6 Reading Challenge

Barley Class enjoyed their Reading Challenge Reward yesterday, well done to all of the children that read three times a week - keep it up!

Date:
Friday 16th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

3D Masks

Barley class continued with their tragedy mask project- this week we started to build the 3D effect of the mask using newspaper. We concentrated on the key features within our masks to ensure these elements stand out when we use the mod roc next week.

Date:
Tuesday 13th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Digital Footprint

Barley Class were learning about digital footprint and understanding how and why people use their information and online presence to create a virtual image of themselves as a user. They completed a task which used a simulation of applicants to a college funded by the local premier league football team Halliwell FC. The college had used online searches to fill in the information that they can find to help them assess who should be offered a place. Barley class investigated which applicant would be the best for the football team, using the digital footprint they had on each person.

Date:
9th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Mask Making

Barley class completed the next step in creating their own comedy and tragedy masks- They took their initial design and cut this out using cardboard. Kepp a look out as our next step will be using Modroc to make our masks 3D

Date:
9th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Happy Birthday Stanford Trust

Barley class enjoyed celebrating Stanford Trust's 300th Birthday. They designed bunting for the school gates, enjoyed a cake and drink and had their photo in front of the school flag- Happy Birthday!

Date:
5th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Reverend Stevens

Reverend Stevens has retired recently and Barley class created a retirement card for him. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Stevens for all the services he has delivered over the years with Stanford School and the support he has also shown. We wish you a happy retirement!

Date:
Friday 2nd October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

I wonder… What can we do to make a difference?

One million species of animal will be extinct in the next 100 years if we don’t act now!

Barley class recorded their thoughts on this important topic.

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Date:
Wednesday and Friday 2nd October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Ancient Greek Warfare

Barley Class studied Ancient Greek Warfare and why the Ancient Greeks needed an army or navy. We looked at the Greek warfare and learnt about the different kinds of armour and weapons that were used, how we know about certain battles and what types of ships they used. We recreated the power in standing side by side like the Hoplites, with their shields held tightly across each other so that they were stronger against the enemy. This formation was called a Phalanx.

Date:
Wednesday 30th September
Posted by:

Keeping ourselves safe on the internet

Barley Class discussed the dangers of chatting to strangers online. We watched a shot video about a girl named Lucy who spoke to a stranger online. Whilst watching we raised our 'DANGER' Paddles to show that there was a danger and she could have done something to change this. Following this we created our own video discussion on the dangers of the internet and how we can keep ourselves and others safe.

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:
Friday 25th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Song for Macmillan

As ever we are being resourceful and thinking about how we can adapt our lives and carry on regardless. Normally we would be performing in person but this year we celebrated this wonderful organisation virtually. We can’t sing but we can definitely sign to 'Dance Monkey'

Date:
Friday 25th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Barley class celebrated Macmillan Coffee Morning by designing and then making their own Cake Badge to wear. We also enjoyed a cake and drink to celebrate the world's largest coffe morning!

Date:
24 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Times Tables

We have been doing lots of times tables practice and games in our class. We use TT Rockstars and Hit the Button to help us answer times tables questions quickly. Our current TT Rockstars time to beat is 39 seconds and our highest Hit the Button score is 23 - keep up the good work Year 6!

Date:
16 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Functions

Barley class were using the 2code system to use functions and understand why they are useful. They worked on a coding programme to organise the codes into tabs and and eliminate surplus codes.

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Representing numbers to 10,000,000

We have been looking at identifying numbers up to ten millions in our maths lessons this week, today we were representing these numbers in different ways and identifying the value of each digit within the number - we love to challenge ourselves in Barley Class!

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Ancient Greek Pottery

Here are our completed Ancient Greek pots! We researched the different patterns and designs of Ancient Greek pottery and sketched them before we painted on our pots. We are very proud of how they turned out - what do you think?

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Electricity

Our science topic this term is 'Electricity', we looked at naming and identifying the basic electrical components; wire, buzzer, bulb, switch, motor, battery. We then created a circuit using these components.

Date:
11 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Head Pupil Nominations

Nominations for our Head Pupils this year took place virtually on Friday. Year 6 pupils delivered amazing speeches to the whole school, via Microsoft teams! All the pupils who took part were incredible! Pupils voted in their classes, using a variety of voting techniques, including a ballot box. Results will be announced on Monday.

Date:
8 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Athletics

Today has been our first day of Year 6 PE - we had a great time!

Our unit this term is 'Athletics', today's PE session has been focused on the three areas of athletics; running, throwing and jumping.

It has been lovely to enjoy our outdoor area!

Date:
8 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Ancient Greeks Hook Day

Our topic this term is Ancient Greece - we decided that on our Hook Day we wanted to explore traditional Ancient Greek pottery, foods, dance, music and geographical features.

We enjoyed tasting the new foods (olives had mixed reviews!), practising the Sirtaki dance, researching interesting and obscure Greek facts and creating our own Greek pottery - keep checking back to the blog as we will be completing them soon!