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)

Poppy Class Blog

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

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Date:
26 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 Poppy Class Christmas Enterprise

Our little 'elves' have been working hard in the Poppy workshop to make some wonderful items to sell.

Cartouches - this is your ticket for the 'Afterlife'. Handmaid by 'Egyptian craftsmen' using the finest gold (.....paint). Each child has drawn their name or initials using hieroglyphics. (£3)

Christmas angels (£2) and crochet Christmas wreaths (£1) - a perfect addition to any Christmas tree. Orders to be made on Scopay

Date:
25 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Welcome to Bollywood!!

For our Hindu experience, starting with Miss Perrin, we all had to dress up in costumes suitable for Bollywood. Sunita them showed us several dance moves. It was really fun!

O - I liked using the sticks in our dance.

M - I like that we got to meet a new person today.

W - I liked dressing up

T - I liked the dancing




Date:
25 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Hindu Experience

We were really lucky today as Sunita came to our school to teach us about how Hindus live their life, pray and celebrate, The morning started with an assembly where she told us about the story of Rama & Sita. The children loved listening to this story and taking part with actions & sound effects.

Date:
20 November
Posted by:
Miss Perring

Year 3 - Odd Socks Day

Odd Socks day was chosen to kick start anti-bullying week as it’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! The children enjoyed being a little different and showing off their odd socks. We then designed our own pair of odd socks to show how unique we are.

Date:
20 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Interfaith Week

In our RE lesson we went to look at this displays of religious artefacts for Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism & Islam. We looked at the different items for each table then we noticed how these different religions have many similarities. Several religions use candles, prayer beads, prayer mats, skull caps and special books. A lot of them share the same stories from the Old Testament.

The children found it fascinating handling these items and looking at the similarities and difference between these religions.

Date:
20 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - The mummification process

We were shocked and stunned to find a 'corpse' in the classroom. Cleopatra had been bitten by an asp and needed our help to get her ready for the afterlife!!! First we cleaned the body then we stuck a hook up her nose to remove the brains (yuk!) and throw them in the bin. A cut was made in her side to remove her internal organs (I know they look like balloons but let's use our imagination here!!!). She was left tilted at an angle so the liquids could drain out and then given a salt bath to dry her body out. Her internal organs were put in canopic jars to keep them safe for the afterlife and we put her heart back in her body. She was then stuffed with linen to retain her shape then painted with tar to preserve her skin. Next over to hair & make up to keep her looking good for the afterlife. She was then wrapped in linen while we all said prayers. We added good luck amulets as we wrapped her then we added a scroll with prayers & a map to find the afterlife. Her death mask was the finishing touch so her soul could recognise her body when they are finally reunited.

Rest in peace Cleopatra we were glad we could help!

Date:
20 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Challenging Stereotypes

As it was Transgender Awareness week we looked at our perception of males & females. The children were asked to draw what they thought several people would look like - a builder, a florist, a car mechanic, a magician, a make-up artist & a ballet dancer and the majority of the children drew stereotypical images of these career choices. We then looked at pictures of people who do not follow these stereotypical choices. We looked at stereotypical behaviour of males & females and the toys children are given to play with to conform with these opinions.

The children then concluded that people should be able to make their own choices in their behaviours, toy choices and careers and that they should be allowed to be whatever they want to be.

Date:
8 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Light

Can I investigate which materials are the most reflective?

Today we have looked at reflection and that it involves light bouncing off surfaces. We investigated different materials to find out which are the most reflective. We concluded that materials which are smooth and shiny are the best at reflecting light.

Date:
2 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 Science - Light

Today we started our new topic of Light. We looked at different items which produced light, side-tracked slightly as Miss Perrin described why the moon does not produce light but reflects the sun, and thought about what darkness is.

We then played a game where we had to feel things & try to figure out what things are - we realised how much we rely on light and our sight to make sense of our surroundings.

Date:
1 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Can I make a replica of an Egyptian Cartouche?

A cartouche is an Egyptian nameplace which the Egyptians would put on a sarchophagus so a person's soul would recognise their body when they reached the afterlife. To make this the children used clay to make their shape. They had to figure out how to write their name in hieroglyphics and carefully etch their name into the clay. Our next step is to wait for them to dry, then paint them to look authentic. Watch out for the finished products!!

Date:
1 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Investigating magnetic poles

The children have learnt that magnets have a north & a south pole. They were asked to predict whether magnets would attract or repel each others depending on which poles were put together.

They discovered that if the same poles were put together they would repel each other but opposite poles would attract.


Date:
1 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Djembe

The children are really enjoying playing on the drums and are getting really good at repeating the patterns. We hope you enjoy the clip, it was kindly recorded by a child as I was busy keeping the beat.


Date:
20 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3/4 Halloween fun

The children really enjoyed the Halloween activities provided. There were biscuits to decorate, lots of craft activities for them to try and most of all a dancefloor where they could party away and show their spooky dance moves. To end the session there were scrummy hot dogs... yum, yum!!!!

Date:
13 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

WOW Day – Ball skills and Tag Rugby

The children had lots of fun today. First they worked in small groups passing a rugby ball between them. They had to see how many times they could pass the ball without dropping it. Then they played Tag Rugby. They each had a belt with ‘tags’ on them. The aim of the game was to stop people taking their tags and to get tags off other people. They really enjoyed this game!

Date:
12 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Mental Health

As a part of our learning about mental health & equality we thought about what we can do to make ourselves happy and what we can to do make the world a fairer and nicer place.

The children had lots of fun making stickers with positive messages and lovely illustrations on them.

Date:
12 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Can I explain how the Egyptian Society was organized?

First we thought about how our school was structured from the head teacher downwards. We then looked at some pictures of Egyptian people and tried to put them in order of importance. Miss Perrin told us about the structure of the Egyptian Society then we acted this out so we understood it better. We had lots of fun doing this as you can see by the video clip…….All hail the Pharaoh!!!!!

Date:
8 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Can I investigate the strength of different types of magnets?

The children were introduced to different types of magnets: bar magnets; button magnets; ring magnets; horseshoe magnets & cylindrical magnets. They were asked to make a prediction about which type of magnet would be the strongest then we investigated this by seeing how many paper clips the magnet could hold in a chain. The children found this really tricky but they kept persevering. We found that the size of the magnet does not indicate the strength of the magnet.

Date:
8 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Can I sort materials using magnets?

First we looked at a magnet and Miss Perrin used iron filings to show its magnetic field. The children found this really fascinating. The children were then asked to predict which materials would be attracted to magnets and which ones wouldn't. They then used magnets to see if their prediction was correct. The children were really surprised to find out that not all metals are attracted to magnets and that some coins are and others are not. The children decided that they must be made from different types of metal.

Date:
4 October
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 Learning about coding

Today we learnt that ‘coding’ is another work for instructions and an ‘algorithm’ is a list of instructions. We pretended to be computers and coders giving each other instructions. After this we started designing a page for us to practice coding on in another lesson. We managed to add characters to our design & change the background. The children really enjoyed the designing process.

Date:
24 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Poppy Class helped to raise money for this worthwhile charity today. They really enjoyed their cakes and juice. Many thanks to all the parents and carers for their kind donations.

Here is our McMillan song which the children chose. We hope it brings you a little sunshine.

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Starting the day with a smile

To greet each child in a unique way the children were asked to come up with ways that we can greet each other in a socially distanced manner. It always makes the children smile and it’s a good way to start the day!

Date:
14 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

World First Aid Day

To celebrate this Year 3 looked at how they should call for assistance in case of emergencies, how to care for burns & scalds and treatment for bites & stings. In addition to this Miss Perrin showed the children how to place someone in the recovery position if they were unconscious. Some people had a chance to try this for themselves by 'helping' Mrs Lawson who we found on the floor! What great skills to have!


Date:
14 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Can I investigate friction on different surfaces?

In Science we were learning about friction. This is a force between two surfaces that are sliding, or trying to slide, across each other. Friction always slows a moving object down. We chose different surfaces to investigate: bubble wrap, thick carpet, thin carpet, the polished hall floor and lino flooring and thought about how we could investigate this and make it a fair test. Which surface do you think would have the most friction and slow the car down? Watch the clips and see if you were right.


Date:
13 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Can I create a replica of papyrus?

On our hook day we learnt that the Egyptians were one of the first civilisations to create ‘paper’ which they called papyrus. They used parts of the papyrus plan which they wove together. We used strips of paper which we laid out in strips and glued together. When they are dry we are going to use them to make Egyptians drawings.

Date:
13 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Can I recreate an Egyptian Necklace?

On our hook day we researched Egyptian jewellery. We found out that they were big, had lots of blues & golds in them and a lot had eagles on them. We used a paper plate to make the base of our necklace, created a design and started to paint them. We can’t wait to show you them when we’ve finished.

Date:
13 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Egyptians, Mummies & Explorers

The children had lots of fun dressing up on hook day. The costumes were amazing and we would like to thank the families at home who made such an effort with these. Don’t the children look amazing?

Date:
8 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Learning about coding

Today we learnt that ‘coding’ is another work for instructions and an ‘algorithm’ is a list of instructions. We pretended to be computers and coders giving each other instructions. After this we started designing a page for us to practice coding on in another lesson. We managed to add characters to our design & change the background. The children really enjoyed the designing process.

Date:
7 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Place Value

To start our work in maths we played games where the children had to represent numbers using different materials - diennes, place value counters and arrow cards. The children had lots of fun and got lots of team points for being so clever!!

Date: 7 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

First day in Year 3

It has been lovely having my 'perfect poppies' back at school. We have had so much fun and (as you can see from the pictures) we couldn't stop smiling!
Miss Perrin