Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
Well done to all the pupils for their performances at our ‘Community Thank You Coffee Morning.’ We are so grateful for the help and support we receive from this wonderful group of volunteers who help the school in so many different ways. The nurture group pupils helped make delicious scones for the cream teas and all classes performed - they shared songs a wonderful range of poems and songs. The pupils showed super performance skills and spoke with confidence and clarity. Thank you to all the staff who helped with the refreshments and organisation - it was a really lovely community event.
One visitor said, ‘Fabulous morning! Such a wide range of skills demonstrated with such enthusiasm.’
This term we have been visiting the Stanford library and listening to stories read by Mrs Wink, the librarian. Mrs Wink talked to us about what happens at a library, before we then went to look for a book we would like to take home and share with a grown up.
We are very proud and excited to have received the Mobilo, which the Seedlings children decided to buy using our Christmas enterprise money. Take a look at some of the models we have made.
We had some very excited Year 6 children arrive to the knitting club with their finished squares. I am so proud of them and the work they have done and by the look of their faces so are they!
Soon we will be teaching the Year 5 children how to knit and hopefully we will have more squares to come.
Thank you for your kind donations of wool and size 8/4mm needles, as you can see they are being put to good use!
A huge Thank you to Strawsons for our new PE Kits for competitions- They are great! We used them at our athletics competition- Thank you!
I have decided to start a project where I will teach children how to knit, so that we can make squares to sew into blankets for the homeless, food backs and the Woman’s Refuge. I intend to start with a group of Year 6 children and eventually allow children in other year groups to join in. This is a wonderful way to learn a new skill and help others at the same time. The children are really keen to join in with this project and the Year 6 children have already enjoyed their first knitting lesson.
To help with this, I would like to ask for donations of balls of wool and size 8 (4mm) knitting needles. If you have any odd balls of wool at home, you see any in charity shops or in the reduced sections in shops I would be really grateful if you could send them into school to make blankets and to help us make a difference within the community.
Thanks for your support
Big thanks to the LA Assets Team - we have a new nurture space, group room and toilet block. This provision will help ensure continued excellent outcomes for our pupils at Stanford. We are really excited about our pupils having access to these new spaces.
The Assets Team and builders are doing a great job - we are so excited to see the finished new nurture space, corridor and toilet block. This work has inspired some of our pupils o ask questions about the role of builders and the skills they need. Some pupils are considering this profession for when they grow up!
The Key Stage 2 choir have had a very busy time!
Some children sang at Grimsby Auditorium in the Christmas Big Sing and some children entertained the residents at Cloverdale Nursing home with lots of fun Christmas songs.
The children have all worked very hard and have shown great commitment: attending lots of lunchtime rehearsals, learning new songs and performing a wide variety of festive songs with their beautiful singing. Well done everyone!
Fantastic turn out for our Christmas fayre - thank you for all your support! The pupils designed and created wonderful products for sale, Santa visited, Governors and volunteers helped out in the refreshments, parents/carers donated towards the tombola, staff led the stalls with the pupils, Mrs Drury and Miss King made the magic happen, year 6 led the games and local businesses supported the raffle prizes! A fantastic atmosphere helped by Pumpkin Class sharing their Christmas songs. Thank you everyone. All money raised will go towards school funds to purchase resources/events for our pupils.
Big thanks to Mrs Drury for all her work in helping with the enterprise projects for our Christmas Fayre! The end products were amazing!
We are all excited about our major building work project - all coming along really well. Pupils will love to have the nurture space and the new toilet block.
Well Done - so proud of our Year 3 pupil who supported the Little Princess Trust.
Today we have been very busy with our needle and thread sewing tree decorations for our enterprise craft sale. We were delighted to welcome lots of grandmas, granddads and mums for the afternoon’s activity. We also managed to practise our cutting skills and find time to read a story too. A very big ‘thank you’ for all your help.
The Sunflowers invited their parents and grandparents in to school for a special reading breakfast. They enjoyed reading together and tucking into some lovely breakfast snacks. Some children selected books from the class book corner, some children decided to read their reading book and other children brought their favourite books in to share. We had some lovely feedback too:
'Very enjoyable. I have really enjoyed this morning and look forward to another. Thank you.'
'Fabulous. It was lovely seeing all the children excited about reading and I think everyone enjoyed all the yummy treats. Well done to all the staff.
''Very much enjoyed coming to read with my daughter and see her new classroom. Her reading has come on in leaps and bounds. Thank you for the snacks!'
Brilliant fun at our Halloween Event - pupils enjoyed the hot dogs, biscuits and Halloween crafts. Thank you for your support.
Thank you to Jayne from ‘Young Minds Matter’ as she visited school to lead the Parents/Carers Workshop about ‘What is mental health?’
Thank you to the parents/carers and community members who attended. It was a really useful and positive workshop.
Please see contact details for kooth (11+) and Young Minds Parents Support Line - telephone number - 08088025544.
A special tree planting service today at school for Gemma - a lovely moment and her memory lives on.
Thank you everyone for supporting the MacMillan Coffee Morning - the pupils performed lovely poems, songs and dances and it was wonderful to see so many community members come along to support this worthwhile cause. A massive thank you to the volunteers at the Stanford Library for helping with refreshments and organisation in our joint event. We raised £401.32! Thank you for your support.
Sunflowers and Seedlings entertained their parents and friends at the Stanford Centre today.
They enjoyed singing 'If You're Happy and You Know it!' The Sunflowers also performed a new version of 'Aiken Drum' with different kinds of food for the man in the moon's clothes.
F- We wanted to sing for our parents.
W- We raised money for poorly people who need special nurses.
A- We enjoyed a drink and a cake too.
Children joined together to sing songs to family and friends at the Stanford library as part of the Macmillan coffee morning. We all enjoyed our cake and drink too.
Well done to our wonderful Barley Class - we had an amazing Leaver’s Service - we will miss your passion and enthusiasm. Good luck at Secondary - you will be brilliant.
Thank you to all those who attended, the Stanford Trust for their donation, the year 6 staff for their hard work, Mrs Brady for organising the violas (‘Uptown Funk’ was amazing!) and to the pupils for singing their hearts out! Remember - Dance Like No One is Watching!
Super FS and KS 1 Sports Day this morning - fun PE activities, athletic skills being used and great team spirit! Well done to Green Team for being the winners today!
Thank you to all the staff, helpers and parents/carers for attending. The pupils were excellent and showed resilience, determination and skill.
Although Key Stage 2 sports day was cancelled due to poor weather and school having a very wet field, pupils still managed to participate in PE activities today led by Premier Sports on the playground. Each class benefited from specialist instructions and as you can see from the photos, everyone had a super time!
Green (1st Place)
Yellow (2nd Place)
Blue (3rd Place)
Red (4th Place)
Year 5 and 6 have been working hard, planning and preparing a range of stalls and games for our annual Summer Activity Day.
All pupils in the school were invited to visit the stalls and spend some of their change to help raise school funds. There were lots of creative ideas this year, such as mask making and 'dream catcher' crafting, as well as a range of sporting challenges and an obstacle course. The 'slime' making activity was particularly popular! Of course, lots of food and drink was on offer as well, including: ice cream, milkshake, popcorn, candy floss and biscuits. In addition, there were some fun games (with prizes to win) and a tombola. We also had a special treat this year, as the children had the opportunity to have horse rides on the field, thanks to support from the local community! It was a fantastic day and a great success.
The children raised over £600 for school funds. Well done everyone!
A small group of pupils from Year 5 and 6 took part in an Athletics tournament at King George V’s Stadium. They represented the school brilliantly and competed in 600 m Run, 75m Sprint, standing long jump and Vortex. The pupils’ skills and behaviour was fantastic, and we are extremely proud they represented Stanford School, Well Done!
Today, we enjoyed listening to Vicky, the veterinary nurse and Victoria from Rase Vets, about how they care for animals. Vicky showed us some of her equipment such as a stethoscope, mask and apron and Victoria brought special bandages that stick together without glue, tape or pins and we practise bandaging the toy dogs.
Finally, we learnt not to touch dogs we don't know, that some dogs might wear a 'muzzle' and to always ask its owner before stroking a dog.
JM "I liked dressing up"
AC "I liked everything"
TG "The bandages were very tricky"
We enjoyed a fantastic film night at school - we watched ‘Peter Rabbit’ and ate hot-dogs and pop-corn. A great time was had by all. Thank you to the staff and volunteers for their help. Happy Easter!
The school nurses Liz and Lorraine came to talk to Seedlings class about how they use their hands to help children in our school. Liz explained how they might check if children are healthy by measuring their weight and height. They showed us some glasses they might use to check our eyes and showed us how to check our hearing using the special machine and the earphones.
“What a lot of things the school nurses do!”
Finally we have enjoyed being nurses and doctors in our role play area too!
As part of our ‘Helping Hands’ work the children in Seedlings classes learnt about the role of the Police Officer. PCSO's Andy, Kirsty and Becky talked about how the police help us and keep us safe. They showed us the different parts of their uniform such as their badge number, their body protection vest and their radio. We also looked at the police van’s blue flashing light, listened to the siren and even sat inside the police van!
J.N. "I liked the siren on the van, it was very loud!"
L.D. "I liked everything"
C.P. "I asked the PCSO if the police helicopter had a name!"
C.S. "I liked sitting in the back of the van. It waas called the cage."
G.W. "I tried the jacket on, it was heavy."
Seedlings children visited Stanford Library to learn about the role of a librarian and the parts of a book such as the title, author, illustrator and blurb. We listened to a story read by Mrs Wink and then borrowed some books to take back to our class. Of course we had to scan the books and stamp them with the date on which to return the book first!
Thank you to Mrs Wink and Mrs Brumfield our librarians.
Can you visit the library this Tuesday or Thursday?
How lovely that the pupils joined together to make friendship bracelets, design hearts, make fortune cookies and think about what it takes to be a great friend. All the pupils enjoyed their biscuits and juice too! Thank you to all the volunteers for supporting this event.
Pupils from Key Stage took part in our first Gymnastics competition with other local schools. The pupils performed brilliantly with fantastic routines, skills and confidence to impress the judging panel.
Overall we had one of the year 5/6 team place 4th… a fantastic achievement at our first event! Well done to all the pupils who took part, they all have fantastic gymnastics skills where we hope they can showcase these off further in the future, Well done!
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust came to Stanford and delivered an assembly with the theme “Love Lincolnshire Plants”. The assembly was about the importance of plants, the Victorian botanist Sir Joseph Banks, the plant collection ‘herbarium’ that he created and the new Lincolnshire herbarium project.
Thank you to all the community members who help the school by giving their time and support. They enjoyed our ‘Community Thank You High Tea’ and the poetry performances from all the pupils.