Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
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;
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!
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!
Barley Class enjoyed their Reading Challenge Reward yesterday, well done to all of the children that read three times a week - keep it up!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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'
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!