Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
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Watch this video to find out all about your new classroom and some of the exciting things you will be learning in September.
The children have been busy making their items to sell.
They have each made 1 candy cane decoration, 1 pumpkin keyring and 1 pumpkin selfie calendar.
Parents/carers if you would like to buy your child's items, they will be for sale soon on Scopay. Candy Cane £3, Keyring 50p and Calendar £1.
Pumpkin Class enjoyed exploring and handling a wide range of special religious items from different religions for Interfaith week. They remembered some of the names of the special items and could explain how they might be used by different religions during worship, prayer and celebrations.
D- I tried on a Kippah. Jewish boys wear them when they go to the synagogue.
E- I read the Qur'an. It's from the Muslim religion. You have to have washed your hands before you can touch it.
F- I liked the Hindu Gods. I loved their bright colours.
H- Lots of religions have candles for celebrations. I've seen some different ones today.
J- I saw lots of crosses. That's because Jesus died on a cross.
E- The Advent calendar had a picture of Baby Jesus when he was born in a stable. I think it will be Advent soon.
K- I couldn't believe how long the Torah was. It was on a long scroll.
L- I've enjoyed seeing all these things. I liked picking them up.
Pumpkin Class watched a story called ‘Buddy the Dog’s Internet Safety Story.’ They all sang a song: ‘Use Your Tablet Safely.’ They helped the boy called Ben in the story make the right choices when he was using his tablet online.
H- Ben should not click on adverts and download new games without asking his mum first.
L- If you accidently click on something you are not sure about, you should tell a grown-up.
J- Ben got a message from a stranger. I don’t think he should talk to them. He should tell a grown-up.
C- Never talk to strangers outside or online. You don’t know them.
O- If you see something scary or something horrible. Tell a grown-up straight away.
P- If you are not sure about something on the internet and you are worried, tell your parents or a teacher.
R- Ben needed to know that not all games on the internet are suitable for children.
This week Pumpkin Class have been learning all about road safety.
M- We had a special assembly with a police lady. We asked her questions and she told us how to cross the road safely.
E- We listened to road safety stories and watched videos. We talked about how people should cross the road.
H- You need to stop, look, listen and think.
C- I put all my instructions in the right order. I know how to keep myself safe.
E- I always hold my mum or dad’s hand when I am near busy roads.
J- Keep looking and listening when you cross the road.
The Pumpkins were asked to draw a picture of a builder and then a picture of a florist. There were lots of male builders and female florists drawn. The children then watched a video, where they saw both men and women doing a wide variety of jobs.
E- I saw that ladies can be builders, as well as men.
K- Men and women can all build things.
H- I didn’t realise a man could be a florist and work in a flower shop.
H- The man’s flower arrangements were really good. I thought they were beautiful.
E- Anyone can work with flowers and plants, like gardeners. They can be boys and girls.
C- We have teachers who are men and women.
W- If you have the skills and you work hard, you can be anything you want to be.
W- We all wore odd socks today to tell everyone that it's OK to be different.
E- Anti-Bullying week is important because it helps to stop people getting hurt and tells them what to do if they are being bullied.
P- Bullying isn't nice. It is bullying when someone is being unkind on purpose and doing it lots of times.
E- You should tell a trusted adult if someone is being horrible to you. I would tell my mum or Mrs. Brady.
D- We decided to write kind messages to each other. Being kind is much better than upsetting people.
L- I smiled when I got a kindness letter.
Year 2 have been learning all about why we wear poppies and what happens of Remembrance Day.
L- When I wear my poppy, I think about soldiers who died in wars.
C- Poppies grew after WWI on the battlefields in France. The red colour also reminds us of all the blood that was shed.
D- We give money to The Royal British Legion to buy poppy things and to help injured soldiers and service people.
J- Mrs Brady told us about someone in her family who was killed in WWI. She was thinking about him during the two minutes silence.
Pumpkin Class had great fun learning how to do archery.
E- I had never held a bow and arrow before.
K- It was hard, I kept dropping my arrow, but I kept trying.
J- My arrow hit the target, but then it fell off.
E- I got better after a few goes.
W- It was a good activity for us, because we have been learning about castles and we found out that King Harold got shot by a bow and arrow in his eye during the Battle of Hastings!
Year 2 invited all the Year 1 children to special story telling session.
They told the story of 'The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon' by Richard Adams. They showed them their drawings, read their writing out loud, used their story maps to tell the story in their own words and even acted out the story with great character voices. The children were proud to show their wonderful writing on display too and were able to teach the Year 1 children lots of wonderful vocabulary and exciting story words.
H- I liked drawing the dragon. I didn't know this story before, but now I can write some words about him.
E- I enjoyed listening to the Year 2 children reading.
L- I liked it when I told my story and when I acted it out. It was fun.
Mrs. Wink (School Governor)- It was great to see such enthusiasm from everyone.
L- I can use the special words on the wall now.
W- I felt like I was a teacher.
Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 children had a very special assembly today to learn all about keeping themselves and others safe on Bonfire Night.
J- My mum puts a carrot on the end of my sparkler to stop me burning myself.
D- Children must never touch fireworks. Grown-ups need to be in charge of them.
S- Loud fireworks can scare pets. They should stay inside.
C- Don’t stand too close to fireworks or bonfires, so you don’t get hurt.
E- Don’t throw fireworks- they are very dangerous.
W- If a spark lands on your clothes, you must stop, drop and roll. Don’t roll back into where the fire is.
The children in Pumpkin Class have been finding out all about the life of American artist Alma Thomas.
They discovered that during her life she had been treated very unfairly because of the colour of her skin.
The children enjoyed exploring her art work and found her colourful pictures inspiring and so they decided to create some of their own.
The children enjoyed a range of exciting craft activities, spooky fun and delicious food at our recent Halloween Event after school.
C- I enjoyed making all the different things. I liked making pumpkins and ghosts.
L- I made a paper bat with Mrs. Hill. It was tricky, but a lot of fun.
E- I made a haunted house and a Happy Halloween card.
M- The hotdogs were yummy and I also liked decorating my biscuit.
H- It was good fun to dress up. I danced to scary music too.
P- Mrs. Brady showed me how to make a spooky spoon ghost.
W- I enjoyed myself and would like to do it again next year.
H- I like reading with Year 6 children. I have made a new friend.
C- Year 6 children help me with the words I don’t know.
P- My friend in Year 6 is very friendly and I like reading with her.
E- We get to look at different books. It’s fun.
Pumpkin Class learnt how to play tag rugby with Mr. Darby from Premier Sports. They listened carefully, learnt all the rules and played very well. There was a great atmosphere and lots of team spirit!
E- I enjoyed learning tag rugby. I had never played it before.
O- I liked it when people threw the rugby ball to me.
L- I have learnt to dodge and catch.
J- I was a fast runner, people couldn't catch me.
E- I thought it was fun. I want to play it again.
Pumpkin Class have been discussing how important it is that we look after both our physical and mental health. Here are some of the posters that they made. H- Mental health is important and so is drinking water, eating fruit and going to bed on time. Look after yourself- don't be sad, sad is bad.
K- We can help each other.
L- Don't Worry Be Happy. I love that song, it cheers people up if they are feeing sad.
D- Let's help each other, so we can all feel better.
C- If you see someone sad, do not judge them. You ask them why they are sad.
J- It's OK to not feel OK. We all have good days and bad days. We can look after each other.
E- If you feel worried or sad you could talk to a teacher, a friend or someone at home.
P- You could talk to your doctor if you feel sad and poorly.
W- I think talking to people and telling them how you feel really helps.
Pumpkin Class enjoyed celebrating the Harvest. Many thanks for all the kind donations of food for Harbour Place.
P- We sang Harvest songs which were all about food from around the world.
E- I liked singing 'It's Harvest Time.'
C- We are sending the food to help homeless people. It's good to share our food and help people.
L- We all watched a special assembly about saying thank you for all the food we eat.
H- I liked the Harvest table. I brought some tins to help people.
The Pumpkins really enjoy using the Purple Mash program at both home and at school. They log on independently and like to explore the different tools, games and information.
L- I watch History videos. Purple Mash helps me learn new things about long ago.
C- I like colouring pictures with the different textured paints. I drew a castle with crayons that looked like real bricks.
D- I use Purple Mash to type my own stories.
E- I have tried lots of activities on Purple Mash at home and at school.
J- I play spaceship number games to improve my adding.
H- I have been learning about halves and quarters by playing a pizza game.
W- I have researched facts about the Romans. I am very interested in them.
The children have been exploring ways to represent numbers by splitting them up into tens and ones.
R- I like drawing part-whole models with chalk.
L- We used Base 10 equipment. It is sticks of 10 and small cubes called ones.
J- I like to challenge myself to partition big numbers.
E- It's fun to do Maths outside.
The Pumpkins enjoyed performing their poetry and dragon song today. They discussed how important it is to support the Macmillan nurses and to raise money for this very worthwhile charity.
E- We have helped people who are poorly with cancer.
W- Mrs. Brady told us about her uncle who was helped by some special Macmillan nurses. They got a him a special bed which helped him to be more comfy and have a rest when he was poorly.
L- The cakes and juice were very nice.
H- I liked saying the poems and doing the actions.
C- I love to sing the dragon song. It's a lot of fun.
On Friday, Barley and Pumpkin classes had a wonderful time sharing their stories during reading collaboration.
F - I really liked reading my book with the Y6s because it had nice pictures in it.
E - It was fun to sit with another class and listen to them reading to me.
K - The Pumpkin Class reading corner is so cosy! I enjoyed helping the younger children sound of the words in their stories.
Every morning the children choose how they would like to greet Mrs. Brady at the door when they arrive. This has been a lovely start to each day and has made Mrs. Brady and the children smile.
The children have worked very hard to make their castles, using recycled materials.
W- I think they are all really good.
E- I have been playing with my castle at home.
D- The cutting out was very hard, but it was worth it and I am pleased with my castle.
H- I enjoyed making my castle.
The Pumpkins have been very busy learning all about different kinds of castles. They have made a great start making their own castles out of recycled materials.
J- I have enjoyed painting my castle.
H- I thought it would be hard to make a castle, but then I found it all worked out really well.
W- I have found out that there are different kinds of castles and it’s very interesting.
H- I worked out how to cut windows and a door that opens like a drawbridge.
R- I am going to add bricks and a flag tomorrow.
L- I liked listening to a story about a castle today.
The Pumpkins have all settled well into Year 2 today.
C- I like having my own pencil case in Year 2.
W- I have enjoyed learning about castles today.
A- Mrs. Brady really liked my drawing of a dragon.
E- I think we have a great classroom and it’s lots of fun!
L- I like all the space in my new classroom. It’s so nice!
P- I love having the same teacher again!
E- Maths was good today, we did a test. I like Maths.