Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

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Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
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Barley Class Blog

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

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Date:
Wednesday 18th January

Inheritance and Adaptations

We had a great first session on inheritance and adaptations! It was interesting to see the ways we are similar to our parents and which of these characteristics we inherit from our parents, and which are acquired.

Date:
Wednesday 18th January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Yoga!

Miss Gibbard led our well-being and physical activity with yoga! We were able to learn different poses in Yoga such as the cobra and lotus. It made us feel very calm and we were able to use our breathing techniques to support this!

Date:
Tuesday 17th January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Foods from around the world

Year 6 pupils taste tested a variety of foods from around the world. These included Italy, Mexico and India. These included different textures and ingredients, some of which the pupils were unfamiliar with. Thank you Chartwells!

Date:
Monday 16th a January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Martin Luther King Day

Year 6 pupils focused on the famous speech made by Martin Luther King, ‘I have a dream’ from 1963. They the speech and then created their own based on their ideal world and place. Some fantastic, thought-provoking dreams!

Date:
12 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Hook Day- Medicine and Disease 🦠

Year 6 pupils had a fantastic hook day, learning about the black plague and creating a 3D plague mask! They also learnt about the history of medicine and what germs are and how to prevent them from spreading!

We will be creating our own 3D germs and look forward to the rest of this exciting topic!

Date:
12 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

PE

In PE, we started our new topic- Gymnastics. We had a great session led by Mr Boswell, learning a number of different rolls, such as a forward roll and learning how to make different shapes with our bodies

Date:
9 January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

First Aid

In Year 6, we had an interesting session on First Aid. We looked at how to perform a primary survey, and check if someone is responding. We also watched a demonstration on how to put someone in the recovery position. A very vital skill- thank you Miss Hoad!

Date:
Friday 16th December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

End of term celebrations!

We had great fun celebrating the end of term today! Our pupils have had a fantastic week celebrating with parties, panto, baking chocolate reindeers and now ending with singing and dancing!

Date:
Friday 16th December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Panto!

Pupils had a fantastic morning watching a live performance of Pinocchio at Parkway! Oh yes we did!!

E: It was amazing! I had so much fun!

I: I really enjoyed it! Especially Mamma Mia!

Date:
16th December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Christmas Card creations

Barley class used their artistic skills to create a modern Christmas card using different patterns and media

Date:
Tuesday 13th December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Christmas Party!

Year 6 pupils enjoyed their Christmas party this week! Fun and laughter was had by all!

Date:
7th December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 5 and 6 Christmas Carol Service 🌲

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!

Date:
7th December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

National ROAR Ceremony finals

The National ROAR Ceremony finals took place, via Zoom, with our amazing in-school winners 2022 Stanford Girls taking centre stage. Over 25000 pupils from 120 schools took part in this amazing project all across the country- all the final entries were amazing, well done to everyone!

Date:
5th December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Girls friendly Football match ⚽️

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!! 🌟

Date:
1 December
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Christmas Fayre!

Year 6 pupils used their entrepreneur skills to design and then create a game for the Christmas fayre. They used their math skills and teamwork skills to create their game and then showcased this to the pupils and their families, helping to raise money. Overall Year 6 pupils raised £215 on their stalls and enterprise projects! 

Date:
30 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Enterprise products

Year 6 pupils have used a variety of math and DT skills to create their Enterprise products- Wooden frames and 3D Christmas trees, to sell at our Christmas Fayre!

Measuring and calculating area were skills we used in Maths to ensure our frames fit together and our trees were correct in size

Date:
23 Novemober
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

KS2 Road Safety Week

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.

Date:
21 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Healthy Eating

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.

Date:
Wednesday 16th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

ROAR 8billion Idea winners 🥇

1st place- 2022 Stanford Girls- School Helpout Vending machine for pupils and stationary

2nd place: CFL- An alphabet board to support pupils in their learning

3rd place: Bee Hives- Creating Hives for the homes

Our winners will now be entered into the grand final on National Award Day on 7th December via Teams!

Date:
Wednesday 16th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 ROAR 8billion idea Presentations

Wow! Our amazing Year 6 pupils have been entrepreneurs during this project, creating an innovative idea that could be life changing in the world!

Over the past 8 weeks, pupils have worked as a team to create an idea, design a logo and jingle and then create a prototype of their product! The final part was creating a presentation of their idea and presenting it to our judging panel!

Our judging panel were amazed by their ideas, presentation skills and teamwork ‘so much thought and effort has been put into their ideas’ ‘ it was so hard to select a winner!’

Well done Year 6, Mrs Smith and Miss Chilvers are so proud! One winner has been selected and will be entered into the grand final!! See the next post of our top 3 winners ⭐️

Knife Crime

On Monday, in Year 6, PSCO Rob Dove came to talk to us about knife crime. We learnt dangers and consequences of carrying sharp objects, what to do if we feel we are in danger, and ways to stay safe when we are out without an adult. A very important and interesting session. Thank you!

Date:
Monday 14th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Today is National Diabetes Awareness Day

Pupils and staff were encouraged to wear blue in support of Diabetes Awareness! #diabetesawareness

Date:
Monday 14th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Odd socks day #antibullyingweek2022 🧦

We kicked off Antibullying week with odd socks day to celebrate being different!

IS: I chose two different houses from Harry Potter: Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw!

KR: My socks are different days of the week!

Date:
Tuesday 8th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Reading Breakfast 📚

Barley and Blossom Class enjoyed having the opportunity to have a family member come into school, experience our reading comprehension skills 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:
Wednesday 2nd November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Roar Project Year 6

Year 6 pupils completed the next part of their 8 billion idea project by creating a prototype of their idea/ design, using recycled materials and resources. Our next step is to create an advert and presentation ready to showcase to the judging panel! We will keep you posted of their progress!

Date:
24th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

3D Comedy and Tragedy Masks

Year 6 pupils are using a range of skills to create a comedy/ tragedy mask as part of our topic on Ancient Greece. Keep looking to see their final creations 🎭

Date:
14th October
Posted by:
Miss Chilversh

Invasion Games

Year 6 have had a great first half term learning the skills required to be successful within invasion games, through a range of activities such as bench ball and capture the flag. We had the opportunity to showcase some of the skills we have developed such as attacking, defending, pace and teamwork in some short burst games of football.

Date:
Wednesday 12th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Hinduism Visit- Sunita

Year 6 had a great afternoon learning all about life in India! We found there to be many similarities between India and our own lives- including McDonald's, gaming and football! We looked at other aspects of daily life, such as housing, pets, schools and transport; a very eye-opening and insightful session!

Date:
Wednesday 12th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Long division ➗

Pupils in year 6 have been learning how to use long division to help solve a range of questions. This method is tricky, however all pupils showed great resilience and never gave up! Well done Barley and Blossom!

Date:
Tuesday 11th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Coding- Functions 💻

Pupils in Year 6 were understanding how functions are used and how useful they are when coding. They organised codes into functions and Call functions to eliminate surplus codes in the program.

Date:
Thursday 6th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Who do we trade with? 🌍

As Geographers, Year 6 pupils learnt about UK’s trade links with other countries and investigated what we import and where from. We used trading cards and world maps to find the answers.

Date:
Wednesday 5th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith
Date:
Wednesday 5th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Roar Project!

Year 6 completed the second phase of their 8 billion ideas project…. Ideas, ideas, ideas!

As a team they discussed different ideas that link with their problem and agreed on a final product that they will move forward to the design stage!

Date:
Tuesday 4th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

John Whitgift

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.

Date:
30 September
Posted by:
Miss Chilvers

MacMillan Morning

Year 6 had a wonderful MacMillan morning! We performed our poem, ‘Riding on a Rainbow’ by Julia Francis Taylor to our families, parents and carers! We have enjoyed our PSHE/SMSC and English work analysing and learning this lovely poem about Queen Elizabeth II. We then had the opportunity to have a drink and a cake (or two!)

Date:
30 September
Posted by:
Miss Chilvers

Circuits

Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed being scientists this week! We have built circuits, using bulbs and buzzers. We evaluated whether ours were complete or incomplete, before assessing what we could do to ensure they were complete. A brilliant lesson!

Date:
23rd September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Queen Elizabeth II

Year 6 pupils used their research and computing skills to research Queen Elizabeth to create a fact file on her life. They used research techniques, digital images to copy and paste and presentation skills to create these fact files!

Date:
23rd September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Library visit

Year 6 pupils visited Stanford Library as part of a collaboration and community link with Mrs Wink. Each pupil selected 2 books to sign out and add to our love for reading collection in our classrooms.

Thank you Mrs Wink for such a wonderful afternoon! Year 6 pupils cannot wait to start reading the wide range of books!

Date:
23rd September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

DT Roar Project- 8 Billion Ideas!

Year 6 pupils have started their Lions Roa project, inspiring children to 'Think Big and to create world changing ideas!'

They are working with teams to create an idea that will help and improve the area/ village/ country or world! Pupils over the next few weeks will be planning their project, making prototypes, creating jingles and finally creating and sharing a sales pitch to share the advantages of their world changing big ideas!

Date:
Wednesday 16th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Paying our Respects

Mrs Hackfath, Mrs Smith and our Head Pupils visited St Margaret’s Church this morning to pay their respect to Queen Elizabeth II. Head pupils laid flowers as well as all signing the book of condolence for Her Majesty. A very special morning.

👑 Thank you for 70 years of loyal service 👑

Date:
Monday 12th September
Posted by:
Miss Chilvers

Barley and Blossom Science Lesson: Electricity

Year 6 had a fantastic science lesson linked to their topic of electricity! They used their retrieval skills to match up circuit symbols with the correct parts of a circuit. The children are excited to use this knowledge to assemble their own circuits next week!

Date:
Wednesday 7th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Stanford School Head Pupils ⭐️

Wow! Well done to our amazing Year 6 pupils who delivered their Head Pupil speeches in our assembly this morning. Their commitment, dedication, kindness and motivation shone through from all of the candidates. We are all very proud of you!

Every pupil voted and the results are in… please see the last photo for our new Head Pupils!! ⭐️

Date:
Wednesday 7th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 6 Barley and Blossom Hook Day

Ancient Greece! 🇬🇷

Year 6 had a fantastic Hook day linked to their topic of Ancient Greeks! They created fact files on God and Godesses and also learnt about Greek pottery and the designs used during this time. Pupils used their retrieval skills to show what they know about Greek mythology too. Pupils also experienced a range of Greek foods to test and try which included feta cheese, pitta breads and olives! A great start to this fantastic topic!