Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
A fantastic workshop for Parents and Carers on Islam. Thank you for the wonderful feedback:
“Really helpful and welcoming”
“Fantastic to learn about Islam, really enjoyed being able to ask questions and find out more about this amazing religion. Would love to learn more.”
“Very interesting and so informative. I really appreciate the time this took, so informative- would come again!”
“Very insightful and lovely session to meet other parents who are interested in exploring Islam. The discussion time/Q and A time is great to open up discussion on topics amongst parents.”
“It is definitely worth learning about other religions. Imran you are an asset to us and the kids at this school.”
Juniper class shared their learning to parents/ carers and community members on Wednesday morning. It was great to see visitors back in school and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed showcasing their learning- from Djembe performances to 3D modelling, Viking art to French!
Parent 1: It was lovely to be back seeing all the wonderful work the pupils have been doing. Really enjoyed the event- thank you!
Parent 2: Loved the learning share and all the activities showcasing their learning!
Parent 3: A lovely morning, really nice to see what the children have been doing- thank you!
It's always good to share a book! It’s been such a long time since we have been able to have parents in the school, so we were really excited to invite parents in for a reading breakfast. We were overwhelmed by how many parents were able to make it to this event. It was a great opportunity for parents to look around the classroom and our learning environment, have a chat with the staff and most importantly share a book with the children. Thank you so much for all those who were able to attend and we can't wait until the next event that we can share with you!
As part of their RE work, Pumpkin Class visited the church. They learnt all about the Easter story with Rev. Mark and enjoyed exploring the church and asking lots of questions.
Mrs. Brady would like to thank Rev. Mark and all the community members for their warm welcome and help with the visit.
M- Rev. Mark talked about Easter and did some magic tricks.
E- I felt excited because I had never been in the church before.
R- We gave Easter cards and a pot of daffodils to the church.
H- We thought of the people in Ukraine and prayed for them. We put Ukraine flags on a cross.
E- We sat on the pews.
J- Rev. Mark had a bowl made of melted toy soldiers which he put Ukraine flags in. He talked about wanting peace in the world, not war.
E- We had biscuits and juice.
O- Mr. Swallow showed us a kneeler with the Stanford badge and a cross on it.
K- Mrs. Brady played the organ and we all sang Easter songs. A- The altar is a special table and it had flowers and candles on it.
A- I saw lots of crosses all over the church. Jesus died on a cross.
W- Jesus was on a stained glass window and there were pictures of people praying. I liked it, it was colourful.
F- I saw the font where the babies get christened.
P- There were lots of Bibles.
C- I stood at the lectern.
E- I saw the pulpit.
H- I enjoyed my trip there, it was so interesting!
Pumpkin Class held a reading breakfast in their classroom and invited their parents and community members. It was lovely to welcome grown ups back into school and the children really enjoyed reading lots of books, eating delicious food and showing off their wonderful learning environment.
A- I liked showing my friend's mum pictures of animals in my animal fact book.
E- It was really good. I ate a croissant, strawberries, grapes and a banana.
O- I loved to see everyone doing some nice reading together.
H- My little brother and sister came and they joined in and ate some food.
L- I hope we can do it again.
Thank you Mrs. Brady for organising the reading breakfast- we loved it!
Parent: After such a long time not being able to watch our children perform in school plays or go into school to meet with the teacher and see our children’s work and progress on parent’s evening- it was a breath of fair being able to come back into the school and listen to the children read and to see all the happy faces. It was heart warming. I had a lovely half an hour with my child and the delicious food. Also seeing all their hard work they have done on the walls was amazing. Well done! Thank you for having us.
Parents: Thank you very much for inviting parents to visit your lovely classroom today. It was fantastic to see all of your wonderful writing and pictures decorating the walls. It looks like you are all learning lots and you should be very proud of your work.
Thank you also for the tasty breakfast snacks. We really enjoyed our visit and hope it isn't too long before we are able to come again. Keep up the great work everybody!
Miss Purshouse would just like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our collection for Ukraine today. We will be dropping our donations off tomorrow afternoon. Thank you again for everyone's support!
Our Travel Plan team met with The Highways and transport team at EQUANS and the council to discuss their plan and the actions needed to improve safety concerns. They walked around the village discussing key hot spots and danger zones. They want to do something positive to make things better for future pupils and the whole village! Keep up the great work!
The bulbs that were planted by Laceby in Bloom have started to bloom!!
Pumpkin Class have kindly come together to help the people of Ukraine by donating gifts of food and toiletries.
E- I brought some tins of beans and soup to help people.
K- We are wearing yellow and blue because they are the colours on the Ukrainian flag.
H- I brought Calpol to help any poorly children.
W- I think war is bad. I feel sorry for the people in Ukraine.
M- Helping people is very important to me.
A huge congratulations to our pupils who were nominated by Mrs Hackfath at the Civic Awards!! They had a great evening and we are all extremely proud of them! Well done! 🌟
World Thinking Day is a celebration that has taken place on every 22 February since 1926. It is a day for all Brownies, Guides and Girl Scouts to think of each other around the world. The children came in their uniforms which they were very proud of. In assembly we celebrated this day and the girls talked about all the wonderful things they do when they are at brownies. It sounds like a lot of fun!
Pumpkin and Poppy Classes visited Cloverdale Care Home and sang Christmas songs to the residents outside. Despite the cold weather, everyone enjoyed singing the songs and bringing a smile to the residents faces. The children wished everyone at Cloverdale ‘Merry Christmas’ and presented them with some lovely craft gifts.
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!
Juniper class started to complete their enterprise project, ready to sell at the Christmas Fayre. One of the projects we are creating are rag wreaths.
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 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!
A massive thank you to Morrisons for gifting us a gift voucher for our Maths topic. We used the voucher to purchase fruit for making patterns for our Foundation Maths. This also gave the children an opportunity to try new fruits they hadn't before. Thank you again Morrisons! 🍒🍓🍉🍎🍊🍌🍏🍍
The children enjoyed a range of exciting craft activities, spooky fun and delicious food at our recent Halloween Event after school.
C- I enjoyed making all the different things. I liked making pumpkins and ghosts.
L- I made a paper bat with Mrs. Hill. It was tricky, but a lot of fun.
E- I made a haunted house and a Happy Halloween card.
M- The hotdogs were yummy and I also liked decorating my biscuit.
H- It was good fun to dress up. I danced to scary music too.
P- Mrs. Brady showed me how to make a spooky spoon ghost.
W- I enjoyed myself and would like to do it again next year.
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!
Our latest Be Safe, Be Seen was a huge success! Mrs Wink, one of our Governors was at this event and said:
This event was a true Community event. 58 bags of reflectors, lights and torches were given out to children of all ages. Parents came along with their bikes and the team managed to look at every bike regardless if an appointment had been made.
It was a joy to talk to parents and grandparents who appreciated the opportunity to have their bikes checked so they had the reassurance that their bikes were safe to ride 🚴
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.
Mr and Mrs Riley have kindly given our piano stool in the hall a wonderful make-over.
We all think it looks great. Mrs Brady and all the children would like to say a big thank you to them.
Thank you so much for your recent donation of Harvest Festival Food, it really is appreciated by everyone at Harbour Place
Well done to all!
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!! ⚽️🏅
In Juniper Class, we performed 'Livin' On A Prayer' to Barley Class.
We really enjoyed learning this song, eating our cakes and raising money for such a worthwhile cause.
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.
We have been inspired by our English text “One Plastic bag” by Isatou Ceesay. We designed and created our own plastic, recycled bracelets from used carrier bags. We are reusing plastic bags because a lot of the time they just get thrown away so we thought we would create something from it. We learnt previously that plastic bags can’t be placed in the blue plastic recycle bins.
Sophie Pickerden (Environmental Education Officer from North East Lincolnshire Council) joined Juniper Class this afternoon to tell us about recycling with a focus on plastics.
We learnt all about how our waste is managed in North East Lincolnshire. Did you know that black plastic cannot be placed in the blue recycle bins?
Thank you Woodthorpe Garden Centre for their kind donation of plants and soil for our outdoor learning - greatly appreciated.
Thank you also to The Laceby and District Sports Aid for their donation of £150 for the purchase of a polytunnel for school.
Many thanks Mrs Brumfield, School Governor, for her help sourcing the funding.
The Club and pupils are really enjoying planting and watching the seeds grow!
The Year 1 children have been writing some lovely friendship letters to the residents of Cloverdale Care Home. They are hoping to put a big smile on their faces! Well done everyone.
Stanford Trust have kindly donated new laptops to the school to help support the pupils- we would like to say a huge thank you for their continued support, we really appreciate the new tech!! 👩💻
Here are some lovely cards, pictures and messages from the children at home to say a special thank you to their parents and carers for teaching them so well at home.
The Year 1 children are missing seeing their special volunteers Mrs. Warton and Mrs. Bennett, so they decided to make lovely cards to send to them.