Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Zowie, our Link worker from Compass GO. NEL Mental Health Support Team, came and delivered a virtual assembly, via Teams to all our pupils on their last day before moving to their new classes. The assembly was all about transitioning to a new class and how we may be feeling, giving us strategies to help if we are feeling a little worried or scared. Barley and Blossom class helped Zowie with giving their own tips for the other pupils! Thank you Zowie!
Another fantastic friendly match tonight, this time with our KS2 girls, playing Wybers Wood Academy. The girls were phenomenal, winning all 3 of their games- amazing team work, great goals! Well done girls! ⭐️
Thank you to our parents and family members for supporting and to Mr Marshall and Mr Dunn for supporting!
Year 5 pupils had a visit from John Whitgift this morning who came and spoke with them about secondary school. John Whitgift Academy have an open evening on Tuesday 20th June, 4-6pm
Juniper Class have had an excellent time at Eden Camp! We looking in all of the huts and took part in all of the interactive parts on offer, from playing games to looking at the military vehicles. Some of us were lucky enough to see one of the tanks on the move around the carpark! There were dark, loud huts showing us what it was really like to be in the Blitz and the aftermath of bombings. We read lots of information and went on a fact-finding mission throughout the day. It was a really lovely day!
Juniper Class had an excellent time in Art yesterday, we looked at a variety of full room installations and used this inspiration to create our own 'installation in a box'. We used a variety of materials to create our own explosions of work- we really enjoyed this task!
As part of our celebrations, we enjoyed a high tea with scones, in the sunshine, with the whole school! We finished the day singing our national anthem and each pupil received a commemorative bookmark to mark this special event in history! A great day was had by all!
Juniper Class has been enjoying exploring English through drama this week. We have started our new book Goodnight Mister Tom and in groups we began to act out the first scene as the characters meet. We explored the thoughts and feelings of these characters and how they might interact with each other. We tried really hard to stay in character as we performed for the rest of the class!
Our Year 5 and 6 girls football team took part in the Ramsden’s girls cup this week, playing against local schools. The girls played brilliantly, worked amazing as a team and showed their skills and confidence in each game! Well done girls! ⭐️ ⚽️
Juniper class have had a great time completing their bike ability course! We started in the playground where we learnt the ABCDD acronym to make sure our bike was ready to ride, we learnt how to use our arms for hand signals and then as soon as we were feeling confident we headed out for the road! We can't wait to finish our level 2.
Juniper class had a lot of fun in art trying out using different mediums on one piece of art, we were inspired by a range of seascape artists and set out creating our own piece of seascape art! We used coloured crayon, water colour and oil pastels to create our pictures, lots of patience and concentration was needed to ensure we created a beautiful piece of art.
Juniper class had a lot of fun learning a new type of dance in PE. Dance by chance is where you associate dance moves with numbers and then jumble the numbers up to give different routines. We listened to some music and had a really good first try at this type of dance!
Juniper class really enjoyed World Book Day, we dressed up in our favourite story book characters and read to each other! We brought in our spoons in to be displayed and eagerly waited for the results at the end of the day. Researching our author was really interesting too!
Juniper class had fun doing a science experiment seeing if the mass of an object changed the impact it made into the flour. We tested a variety of objects to see the impact as the mass changed!
Juniper class visited the fishing heritage centre, we had a look at making rope and life being a fisherman. We really enjoyed looking at the Ross Tiger and asked lots of insightful questions! We really enjoyed the experience of visiting.
1: I really enjoyed making the rope!
2: I loved asking lots of questions and finding out more about how fisherman
Juniper class have been learning about internet safety week, we did a quiz on Kahoot to retrieve our past knowledge and remind ourselves on the ‘SMART’ rules! We then took this learning and created a leaflet on how to be smart online making sure it had all the key information on it.
Juniper class had a reading breakfast in which parents and carers came in to listen to the children read. Everyone enjoyed the experience of coming in to share books and snacks! There was lots of positive feedback from all those who attended, it was a lovely event!
Juniper class enjoyed doing some drama in English, we look at a poem and started putting some actions to the words to perform in front of everyone. We really enjoyed the freedom of using drama!
Juniper class had a visitor from Chartwells! She took on a journey around the world and we got to create and taste lots of new things. There were some interesting faces pulled as we tried new tastes, some of them we loved and some we weren’t too sure on. We loved the opportunity to try lots of new things!
Juniper class had fun reading and preparing a poem to the rest of the class. We added in actions and variety our voice and tone! We really enjoyed this type of activity and want to continue practising our drama skills!
A magical evening for our Carol service with our year 5 and 6 pupils! Wonderful singing and performances celebrating Christmas and Peace. Thank you to all for joining us in our Carol singing- we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Today we took some of our KS2 girls to play a friendly football match with Wybers Wood Academy. We continue to raise the profile of girls football and this was another fantastic opportunity for the girls to showcase their skills!
The girls played brilliantly, with many goals saved and even more goals attempted. Their teamwork and skills were outstanding and showed the great Stanford football team they have become! Well done girls!! 🌟
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.
Chartwells came to visit Year 6 to discuss healthy eating and demonstrate some recipes. Gavin, the head chef, talked about different food types such as protein, carbohydrates and vitamins. The children took part in a food tasting session and tried bubble and squeak. This was made up of chicken, carrots, peas, potato and cheese. This was all made up from food from the day before to show that you don't need to waste any food. After tasting the food, many of the children changed their mind on the food and enjoyed the dish.
A: It was scrummy and I don't usually like carrots.
E: It was delicious, especially the cheese topping.
Juniper class enjoyed celebrating odd socks day yesterday by wearing a range of crazy socks to show our individuality!
I- I enjoyed being able to show that we’re all different
O- I like wearing odd socks everyday!
As it is road safety week, today in Juniper class, we had a go at stop motion animation! We watched a few videos, came up with our own ideas on how to explain stop motion and then took hundreds of photos!
P- I liked working as a team but making sure to only move the object tiny bit at a time was difficult!
L- I really enjoyed using stop motion to help learn about road safety, I can't wait to see the video altogether
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!
Today we had two pupils from Juniper Class showing their achievements from karate! They explained how the belts are ordered and demonstrated a few different moves too! They said they enjoy going to karate a couple nights a week, answered some questions, and we all learnt a few new words in relation to karate!
We had the pleasure of having some Vikings in school! They showed us how Vikings live and all sorts of facts and information about them. We then staged what it would be like to be on a long boat and we re-enacted what it would be like to loot other places. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the Vikings visiting!
Year 5 and 6 pupils had a visit from The Principle and SLT team at John Whitgift on Tuesday. They spoke to the pupils about their secondary Academy , how a typical school day looks like and what subjects they have to offer. Pupils were then able to ask any questions they had.
Today we watched Harvest Live Carbon-Crunching carrots! We learnt about how carrots are grown and how they are cleaned for supermarkets.
O- I didn’t realise just how dirty carrots were and how much they are processed for supermarkets!
H- I didn’t know that the wonky carrots were made into a powder.
S- There are so many different bugs in the soil, like nematodes that help the carrots.
C- I can’t believe how many ways carrots are used.
Juniper Class enjoyed a trip to the library. Ms Wink told us why library's are important and where we can find different types of books. On the right was fiction and the left non-fiction! We spent 15 minutes looking for the perfect 2 books to take back to our classroom. All of the children then sat quietly reading their new books!
Today we immersed ourselves in our Wild Weather topic. We looked at the different climates on Earth and then went on a fact hunt to solidify our knowledge. We then created some volcano artwork and watched a volcano erupt with the help of coke and mentos!