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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After School Multi Sports Clubs

Date:
29 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 Harvest Live – Scientists at work

Today we joined a live link to see how scientists are working to improve harvests. They are looking at the soil used to see if carrots can be grown carbon free to improve global warning. They are also growing flowers amongst the crops so the insects attracted to the flowers can feed on more harmful creatures who could ruin the crops thus avoiding using chemicals. The children were amazed as they didn't realise how technical farming can be.

Pupil Voice

- I didn't know that carrots could be different colours

- I didn't know that nematodes existed and lived in the soil

- I found out that some parasitic wasps lay their eggs in caterpillars

-I was surprised that they use boxes to track the sound that insects make to identify them

-I didn't realise that plants can affect global warming

Date:
27 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Testing the strength of magnets

Today the children learned about different types of magnets. They conducted an investigation to see which magnet was the strongest by seeing how many paper clips the magnetic field of each magnet would hold. The children had lots of fun predicting which magnet would be the strongest and seeing if their prediction was correct.

Date:
27 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Y3 - In Memoria Queen Elizabeth II

As the children had watched the state funeral of the late queen we took this opportunity to reflect on her life and all the wonderful things she has done for this country. The children were amazed by how many jobs the queen had to do as a part of her role. After that the children designed their own memorial poster of the queen with pictures to reflect her life and interests and words they thought described her.

Date:
23 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 & 4 Reading Breakfast

Willow & Poppy Class enjoyed having the opportunity to have a family member come into school, share a book with them and have a healthy breakfast snack. It was lovely seeing families come together to share a love of reading, meet the class teachers and have a look at our fantastic learning environments.

Date:
23 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Y3 - Science - Scrapyard challenge

In our science lesson we used our identifying, grouping and classifying skills to look at materials and decide whether materials were magnetic or not. We looked at clips of magnetic fields and how magnets are used in scrapyards to sort out materials. We made a prediction first and sorted the materials into two sections then we mixed them together and used a magnetic to accurately sort them. We were surprised that all metals are not magnetic. Some coins were magnetic and others were not....this is due to the metal used.

Date:
23 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Y3 - Improving our vocabulary

Today we learned about the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus. Dictionaries tell us what a word means whereas a thesaurus gives us synonyms (words that have the same meaning). We played a game where Miss Perrin gave us a word and we had to find synonyms for that word. We got very competitive! After that, we used a thesaurus to improve our writing by finding different words for travel and search.

Date:
17 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Being a geographer

We were set the task to find Egypt on a world map. We have a huge map on display in our corridor which the children loved looking at. First we named the continents, then we looked for Egypt. We found out that it is in Africa.

Date:
16 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Being a scientist - Friction

We have been learning about different forces which act upon objects and this week we looked at friction. This is when a force acts on a moving object to slow it down/stop it. We conducted a comparative investigation to see which surfaces have the most friction and slow down a moving toy car. The children made accurate predictions and enjoyed taking ownership of their investigation.

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Being a linguist

In year 3 the children start to learn French. We try to do this in fun ways playing games and singing songs. The children have learnt different ways to say hello. We hope you enjoy this short clip.

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Year 3 - Being an artist

The children enjoyed researching about the Egyptians. We looked at examples of Egyptian necklaces and found out that most were made from gold or breads, they had bright colours and repeating patterns, The children designed their own necklaces using these features out of paper plates. In addition to this we tried to make a replica of papyrus. The Egyptians were the first to make paper out of papyrus. They tore the papyrus into strips and laid the strips in layers horizontally and vertically. The sheets were hit to make the pieces stick together and then they were left to dry. We used brown paper which we tore into strips, dipped in glue and laid out in layers. Our method was much easier and equally effective. We can't wait to show you the finished products when they are dry!

Date:
14 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Egyptian Hook Day

The children had lots of fun dressing up as Egyptians, mummies & explorers. Well done parents for the effort you went to with the costumes. (Keep you togas safe as you will need them in the summer term for our Roman theme)