Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Click on the link below and follow the video instructions to log in and use the new Go Read app.
As a well done for working so hard in the run up to the SATs, our Year 6 pupils have had a wonderful day today at the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon! They swam 50m, completed an 800m cycle and then a 300m run. It was wonderful to see the children cheering each other on and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
O - I loved today, it was fun to do something new and even better that I could do it with my friends.
C - Today was amazing, my favourite part was the swimming. I would definitely recommend other people to do it too.
C - I really enjoyed today, I would like to do a full triathlon in the future.
D - I am not really keen on doing sport, but today was awesome! I would definitely recommend it to other people to take part, even if they aren’t usually really sporty.
We had a marvellous day in Barley Class today (or HMP BARLEY as it will now be known!), to introduce our new topic, 'Crime and Punishment'.
We looked at the different types of crimes that can be committed in modern day Britain, how they can be different in other countries and also how they have changed over time. We also explored the different types of punishments that can be given when a crime is committed.
Part of solving crimes is investigating what has happened - we began to find out about the importance of DNA and fingerprints - analysing our own and identifying if we have whorls, swirls or ridges - then compared the fingerprints of twins in our classroom!
We are very excited about this topic - keep checking our blog to see all of the fabulous things we will be learning about this term.
Our amazing Year 5/6 football competed this evening at the Gradely cup football tournament and we are so pleased and proud to share that they won!!!
The team won every game and didnt concede a goal!!
We are so proud of them all and have done Stanford proud- well done boys! They were Respectful, determined and worked as a team to win!
A huge thank you to Mr Page and Mr Marshall for all their help and support!
Wow! What an amazing day!
Willow and Barley classes had a wonderful day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park last week! The day was spent exploring the park, focusing on the animal's habitats and how animals are adapted to their environment, which links to their science topics of 'Rainforests' and 'Evolution and Inheritence'.
Children visited the different animal's enclosures and discussed the types of vegetation, the similarities and differences between males, females and offsprings and how the animals are well suited to their environments.
It was a fantastic day, made even better by the glorious weather.
Keep checking our class blogs for further work related to our trip.
In Barley class we are learning about blogging this half term. In this lesson we were working collaboratively to plan a blog based on our time at Stanford School. We used the mapping tool to plan and record our ideas.
Our PE topic this term is Gymnastics. Mr Dean has been teaching us how to use the apparatus to move, balance, counter-balance and worked in small groups to create a routine.
Thank you to some of our talented gymnasts who were supporting and coaching others in the class.
S - I have loved using the apparatus today, I was a little scared at first because it seemed so high, but I just used the balancing techniques Mr Dean showed us.
L - We worked well as a team and H helped us with ideas for our routine from her gymnastics lessons.
In our RE lessons this term we are learning about the life journey that Muslim's follow.
In our most recent lesson, we recapped the place of worship (Mosque), the religious leader (Imam) and the holy book (Qu'ran), which lead us to discuss the Five Pillars of Islam, which are the core beliefs and practices that Muslim's follow.
We are excited to learn more about the Islam faith and to compare and contrast to Christianity and Hinduism as we continue our RE lessons in Year 6.
Pupils in Juniper class were creating and using formulas within a spreadsheet to convert measurements of length and distance.
Pupils in Barley class were exploring probability through the use of the count tool in spreadsheets. They also created formulas to generate and answer mathematical questions relating to probability.
Our Hook Day was all about our new topic - Medicine and Disease Through History.
We are going to learn about the different attitudes to medicine and disease and from prehistory through to the modern day.
During our Hook Day, we learnt about the different types of harmful and helpful bacteria, germs, viruses and protozoa, as well as how they affect the body.
We created 3D germs and also collected samples from around the classroom using agar, Petri dishes and swabs. Keep checking back on our blog page to see how the germs from our classroom have cultivated and grown!
Wow! Thank you for your wonderful generosity with donating shoeboxes and items for the T4U Shoebox Appeal for children in Belarus and Romania.
Some of our Y6 pupils have worked hard to organise the shoeboxes and make them extra special before they were collected.
Thank you for your support with this
We would like to say a huge thank you to Nanna Barb (Mrs Marsden's Nanna) for donating a Christmas tree and decorations to Barley Class.
We had lots of fun decorating the trees and the twinkly lights have helped to create a lovely, relaxing classroom environment.
Thank you, Nanna Barb!
In Year 6 we have daily arithmetic practice, it has turned into quite the competition amongst the table groups to see who can answer the quickest and come to the whiteboard to share how the problems can be worked out.
As you can see, lots of children are very keen to share their ideas!
For our Enterprise Project this year, we have created Christmas Tree Decorations. Each child has made two 'Christmas Log Slice Decorations' and two 'Felt Christmas Tree Baubles'.
We have researched, sketched, designed, calculated profits, created (with some tricky sewing moments!) and evaluated our products.
These products are priced at £3 for the log slices (x2) and £3 for the felt baubles (x2).
Please pay via Scopay or cash.
Thank you for your support with our Christmas Enterprise.
We had a wonderful Indian Experience Workshop this afternoon with Sunita.
We discussed the similarities and differences between the UK and India - identifying misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding houses, pets, vehicles, transport, schools, toys and games, sports, festivals and celebrations, roads and streets and children working.
We discovered that there are lots of unexpected similarities between India and England, however we did also find out two surprising differences - although England has a Royal Family, India has a Space Centre!
From our discussions with Sunita, a very important message was clear - skin colour, hair colour and clothing does not tell you where someone is from, you should never judge someone by the way that they look and never assume you know something about someone because of their appearance.
Thank you, Sunita.
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.
Some of our Year 6 pupils discussed how they would like to support some of the younger children with their learning. This week, a group of six Year 6 children choreographed and delivered some PE/fine motor development moves to music in the hall with Marigold and Cornflower class. As you can see, it was enjoyed by all!
As part of our computing lessons we are focusing on staying safe online. In this lesson we were using an online application to identify whether a character had posted too much content
Welcome to the new cookery club, tonight we used the rubbing in method to make our pizza base then we had to chop, slice and grate other ingredients for the topping. Everyone went home to enjoy pizza for tea!
On Armistice Day, some of our Year 6 pupils delivered a whole school assembly to help share the importance of Remembrance Day and to also lead our 2 minute silence.
The pupils lead a truly remarkable assembly, they were sensible, emotive, considerate and mature surrounding a very sombre event. Well done, you should feel very proud of your hard work.
We would also like to say thank you to all of our classes who helped to donate money for The British Legion through the Poppy Appeal and well done for the fantastic work shared in our assembly.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Wink for very kindly organising and donating some new books to help enhance our curriculum at Stanford.
Pupil Voice discussed how they would like some more non-fiction books in classrooms about the topics we are learning about. Mrs Wink donated almost 100 books around a range of topics, including; Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Ancient Greeks, religious festivals and religions, equality and diversity, farming, homes and keeping our bodies healthy.
Our helpful Year 6 pupils distributed the new books to the classrooms on Friday - we can't wait to start reading them!
Our Year 6 pupils work marvellously around school with their additional responsibilities, such as; Head Pupil, Team Captain, Prefects, Well-Being Committee, Pupil Voice Committee and so much more!
They have taken on these extra responsibilities with a superb attitude and wear their badges with pride - keep it up Year 6!
Today, we took part in an archery event with premier sport. First we discussed safety, distance, sharing and scoring. Then we practiced using the equipment and had a competition to see which team could get the most points.
Well done to our winning team with 25 points!
Our Geography topic this term is Ancient Greeks. We have been using maps and atlases to discover and explore the physical geography of Greece and comparing it to the physical geography of the UK.
We have enjoyed learning about how the terrain can be portrayed in different maps, such as physical, climatic and topographic.
Our current unit in maths is division, which has been a little tricky as we have been working on 4 digit divided by 2 digit numbers. Today, we used factor pairs to help solve division problems - we used peer coaching partners to help to solve these problems and set mastery challenges for one another.
As you can see, some of our peer coaches today really enjoyed their roles! Well done Barley Class!
We had a fabulous afternoon at our Halloween Event in Barley Class.
We enjoyed creating spooky Halloween crafts, dancing to creepy Halloween music, listening to scary Halloween stories and eating delicious hot dogs and biscuits.
It was also wonderful to see some of the fantastic Halloween costumes!
Mental Health and Well-Being is a huge part of our curriculum at Stanford, we have recently had a whole school focus on Mental Health in an Unequal World as part of Mental Health Week.
Children decided that they would like to design a mental health awareness badge to wear in school and showcase to other pupils. All of these designs were to help spread the message of talking about mental health and understanding that we cannot always see who perhaps needs a friend to talk to, or someone to help make them feel valued and appreciated. Each and every badge was unique and generated discussions with children across school and made others smile too - well done Barley Class.
Our Y6 pupils have certainly been busy recently!
Our Head Pupils, along with a group of fellow Y6 pupils, have worked very hard writing letters to local communities to politely ask them to donate to our Christmas Raffle to help to raise money at our Christmas Fayre.
Further details surrounding the Christmas Fayre are to follow.
If you would like to donate to our Christmas Raffle, please contact the school office.
In Year 6 we have some wonderfully sensible and responsible pupils!
Some of our pupils volunteered to help keep our school community looking tidy and clean by using the litter pickers on the school field and around the school.
Thank you for helping to keep our school environment looking fabulous!
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.
Some of our Y6 pupils have been helping to promote our weekly home reading challenge and using our new Go Read app.
They have made posters to put around school and will also be visiting each class to share why reading is so important and how fantastic our new online app is.
Well done to all of the pupils who have been successfully logging their home reading this term.
In our PSHE sessions we have learning about the importance of leading a balanced lifestyle. We have discussed ways we can help ourselves to be physically and mentally healthy.
Some of our top tips include regular exercise, eating fruit and vegetables, hobbies, spending time with family and friends, meditation, spending time alone when needed, bubble baths and spending time outdoors.
Recently, some of our Juniper and Willow pupils have participated in an exciting new project at Stanford! They have begun their Anti-Bullying Ambassador training - a marvellous project delivered by The Diana Award. They spent the day with Clio, a representative from The Diana Award, who worked with the children to help them understand how they can spread the message of helping and supporting one another, abolishing bullying and feeling safe and happy at school and online.
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will help to train other children and each month will be working with Mrs Jones, Learning Mentor, to continue embedding their training across the school.
For more information, please visit diana-award.org.uk/anti-bullying
Keep checking our class and SMSC blogs for upcoming exciting events with this project!
Wow!!! A huge well done to our Years 5/6 girls football team who competed in the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District football tournament today! They were all so determined and positive- We are very proud of them all!!
Our wonderful team received medals for the ‘Respect Award’, amazing!!!
A huge thank you to Mr Page, Mr Dean, Mr Marshall and Mrs Hackfath for supporting the team!
Also a huge thank you to our supporters- family and friends who came to cheer the team on! We really do value and appreciate your ongoing support!
Finally, thank you to the girls- those that played and those that will play in the next game or in the club- You are amazing!! ⚽️🏅
On Friday, Barley Class discussed the importance of why we raise money for Macmillan. It invoked some very mature and sensible conversations amongst the class and reinforced why it is so important so help others whenever we can.
We chose the song 'Fly' by Avril Lavigne, we felt the lyrics were very poignant and enjoyed performing to Juniper Class (and of course eating cakes and drinking juice!).
We hope you enjoy it too.
Pupils in Barley held a class discussion to decide what they would like to do for our morning greeting everyday...a smile, a wave or a thumbs up!
Always lovely to start the day in a positive way and enter the classroom feeling motivated and ready to learn.
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.
This term we will be learning all about the Ancient Greeks.
For our Hook Day, we discovered where the legend of the Minotaur and The Labyrinth came from, different Greek Gods and Goddesses, Ancient Greek art and architecture and discussed how the Ancient Greeks have influenced the modern world.
We are really excited to learn more about the Ancient Greeks - we will keep you posted on our Barley Class Blog!
The votes are in....!
A huge welcome to our newly appointed Head Pupils who received the most votes across the school after the Head Pupil Assembly on Friday.
They have already delved into their responsibilities and are looking forward to representing Stanford school and the pupils this year.
Wow! Well done to our amazing Year 6 pupils who delivered their Head Pupil speeches in our assembly this morning. The commitment, dedication, kindness and motivation shone through from all of the candidates. We are all very proud of you!
We will update you with our two Head Pupils when all classes have voted.
Welcome back to Stanford and the beginning of a wonderful year in Barley Class!
It was wonderful to welcome the children back to our classroom and we have really enjoyed settling back into our school routine.
There are lots of exciting events happening this half term, please see the Class Newsletter and Medium Term Plan for more information.
We will keep you updated on our Class Blog and Facebook page with all of the super learning in Year 6 this year.