Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
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This term, in our computer lessons, we are learning all about spread sheets. We learnt some new vocabulary, and how to put data into cells. We used the formula wizard to help us calculate decimal place in selected cells.
A- This was really tricky, but I think I'll get better.
M -I've learnt that a cell is a box on the spread sheet.
One of our Venturist groups based their project on animal welfare so the Venturist organisers arranged a visit from ‘The Ark’. It was really interesting learning about the different animals that they currently have in their care and the wonderful work that they do.
In year 4 we have been looking at the effect different foods have on our teeth. We left a hard-boiled egg in vinegar, milk and cola for a week and investigated the effect.
I thought the coke was going to cause decay because it had the most sugar- AB
I thought the egg was going to rot- WV I was surprised the egg in the milk hadn’t fallen apart- OS
I thought the egg in the coke might explode as it is fizzy- OW
The milk surprised me the most because it was mushy like mayonnaise- LD
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service came into school to talk to the children about how to be safe on the roads, especially through using seat belts in cars and wearing helmets when riding our bikes. Something as simple as this can save lives and it's so easy to do.
Following on from Remembrance day we decided to go and look at the cenotaph and reflect on the people of Laceby who died in the line of duty.
First we looked at Laceby using ordnance survey and aerial maps then the children plotted the best route to get there.
To ensure road safety we word hi-viz jackets and ensured that we walked safely and carefully through the village.
When we arrived at the cenotaph the children were interested to read the names of the people who had died for their country. We had a minutes silence & reflection then the Year 3 children laid a wreath they had made and the Year 4 children recited poems they had written.
Firstly we agreed to make fluffy sprouts. We learnt how to make pomp poms and have great fun making our sprouts to sell at our Christmas Fair. We made crowns and goggly eyes to the pom poms.
Following this, we investigated different ways to make a box to form the package for the sprout.
Once we had decided on our box we designed what our boxes would look like. We agreed it should show or hint at the product eg have a sprout cartoon drawing, it should have a sprout joke or message and needed to have name of who designed and made the product on the bottom. We had to work out which direction to draw the designs to make sure they were the correct way when we turned the net into the 3 D box.
Finally, we cut out and assembled the boxes. We will now evaluate our products and have to think about how much we will sell them for!
We dressed up to raise money for Children in Need. In class we learnt all about the History of this charity event.
In year 4 we have been learning about the digestive system. This week we have been modelling digestion using a zip lock bag and tights to show what happens to our food in our bodies. We used the bag to mash up the ingredients and then pour in orange juice for our stomach acid. We then squeezed the mixture through a tight to show the nutrients being removed into the blood in the small intestine before finally travelling through the large intestine and leaving our bodies as waste.
One pupil said, ‘My favourite bit was when I squished the feces out on the plate, it was so fun to do!’ Another pupil commented,
My favourite part was when it came out of the tights! Also it was disgusting’ The class had lots of fun exploring the digestive system and learning the scientific vocabulary.
Today we had a visit from Chartwells. We discussed foods that provide us with energy and we learnt how to make a healthy breakfast flapjack. We also got to taste them.
O- You need to be healthy for the day and have energy
B- I’ve never tried anything like this, it was nice.
L- It was really sweet
A-I like it as it had my favourite things in.
N- It was easy to make, I think I’ll try it at home.
As a part of this project the children were invited to Centre4 to learn about community businesses, see them in action and find out what a difference these businesses can make to our community. There are some fantastic local businesses out there which enrich the lives of so many. We can’t wait to see what project our children develop!
The Venturists is a unique programme designed to give young people ownership of their own viable social action projects that make positive changes in their local area. The project engages with the local community and the young people develop leadership skills and feel empowered to make a difference in their local community.
A wonderful start to a fantastic project!
This half term we have focused on improving a variety of ball skills including controlling the ball, dribbling, passing, shooting, and goal keeping.
Alongside this, we have practised our teamwork skills.
We welcomed Sunita into our school this morning to learn more about Hinduism.
Altogether we took part in an interactive story of Rama and Sita. In class Willow class learnt about Rangoli art and created our own versions using stencils and chalk pastels.
We loved sharing our love of reading pairing with pupils from a different class and sharing our reading.
Today we had a workshop delivered by Chartwell and we learnt all about how and why food gets wasted. We learnt about ways we can help to reduce waste. Did you know you can freeze milk? One way of using milk instead of wasting it is to make a smoothie. We tasted banana smoothies made with over ripe bananas, milk with spinach added for extra nutrition. The smoothie looked a cool green colour. Most of the class thought it tasted great and much better than throwing away the bananas and milk.
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.