Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
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.
Well done to our Barley Class winners in the 7billionideas project. Thank you to Mr Kemp from Caistor Lions for supporting the event and joining us to judge the competition. All pupils made fantastic prototypes and a special well done to the winners. All pupils enjoyed using their design skills, presentation skills and team work skills.
As a special treat today we went to see the festive lights and decorations at Mrs Wink's. We saw penguins, polar bears, a musical pink snowing Christmas tree and lots of more. Finally, we had a drink, biscuit and some fun Christmas songs around the big Christmas tree.
Mrs Wink kindly gave all the children a chocolate Santa treat too. A very big thank you to Mrs Wink and all the helpers.
A.S "The big tree was so pretty."
J.M "The polar bear was the best because it lights up."
H.G. "I liked the pink tree the best because it had snow falling down."
F.G "I liked the penguin because it flashes"
Well done everyone - beautiful readings, lovely singing and excellent class performances. Thank you to all those who supported this lovely event.
Children from Seedlings class went to St Margaret’s Pre-school to sing festive songs. There were lots of actions and dancing too.
The children had the chance to spread a bit of Christmas cheer to the residents of Cloverdale. We walked down to visit them and sang a few Christmas carols which the residents enjoyed singing along to. The children enjoyed mixing with the residents and wishing them a Merry Christmas.
We had a lovely Christmas Dinner today - thank you to the Governors, pupil helpers and staff for their support - everyone had a super time.
What a fantastic Christmas Fayre - thank you to all those who supported it and to the pupils for showing their enterprise skills through designing, making, evaluating and selling their products. Well done everyone.
Sunflower Class made some lovely snowmen and candy canes out of recycled materials and sold them at the Christmas Fair. Many thanks to Mrs. Drury for her help and expertise! The children made £70!
Well done to all the pupils from the School Choir and Poppy Class who joined us at Caistor Christmas Market on Sunday and sang some beautiful Christmas songs. We really appreciate your time and help. A special mention to Miss Perrin for leading the event and all other staff and parents/carers at the event for their support too.
Around the globe people are remembering those who gallantly gave up their lives in the line of duty. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
At Stanford School the children have taken part in several activities to reflect on this important anniversary. Today we came together to reflect on those who gave their lives for their countries and shared the work we have prepared.
Seedlings Class Blue & Yellow
Sunflower & Pumpkin Class
Star Anise Class
In addition to this Mrs Amos has created some beautiful poppies from plastic bottles which have been placed as a stunning addition to our Peace Garden.
On Friday 2nd November, a Maths and Reading workshop was held for parents. It was an interactive workshop where parents could learn about the different ways we learn.
In Maths pupils showcased the following:
In Reading we showcased the following:
The pupils were brilliant in showcasing what we do at Stanford.
Please find all documents on our Math and English Page.
Positive comments were received by parents and carers:
“Great event- well done to all. Excellent techniques seen for maths learning!”
“A lot of useful information thank you.”
“Very interesting learning things about Maths and English that I was unaware of.”
“Excellent set up! Explanations by children and staff were outstanding. Well done everyone.”
We had a representative from ‘Operation Christmas Child’ come to the school to talk about how we can help children less fortunate than ourselves. Some children throughout the world live in deprivation, in cold areas and have little to call their own.
The Shoebox Appeal sends a box of 'love' to these children so they can have something to open as a Christmas Gift, to make their lives a little easier and most importantly to make them smile.
The items in these boxes do not have to be brand new, as long as they are in good condition, and are a perfect opportunity to pass on 'pre-loved' toys, winter scarves & mittens.
We are hoping that we can increase the number of boxes donated last year and bring Christmas cheer to even more children.
Thank you Sunflower Class for a lovely musical assembly. We really enjoyed seeing and hearing the use of recyclable materials to create important messages about helping the environment. Thank you to Mrs Brady, Mrs Wink and an extra special mention to Mrs Groves for leading the event. The positive feedback from parents/carers was greatly appreciated as was their participation!
Halloween fun was had by all who joined the event at school today - ghoulish treats and fun dares!
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who helped organise the event.
Well done to all the pupils who had their Flu Vac today. Thanks to the School Nurse Team for their help.
In our RE unit Remembering we have been looking at why different faiths have celebrations. They have them to celebrate people and remember special events. We have looked at different Islamic celebrations and have found similarities to those celebrated by Christians, as both remember Moses and Noah. We then looked in more detail about the celebration of Ramadan & Eid and found out that Eid is a lot like the Christian celebration of Christmas. Christians celebrate Christmas as God gave Jesus to the world. Muslims celebrate Ramadan & Eid as that is when they were given the Qur’an to guide them how to live their lives.
We were fortunate as some of our parents came to talk to the children about why Ramadan & Eid is important to them.
In Ramadan the Muslims fast so they can appreciate how lucky they are to have things such as food, they give money and food to others who are not as fortunate as them and they use this time to connect with Allah and their families. At the end of Ramadan they have Eid where they decorate their homes with tinsel and other decorations, they dress in their best clothes, have a feast, give presents and visit their families.
They brought a copy of the Qur’an so the children could see Arabic writing and how beautiful this book it. They also spoke about the Pillars of Islam and how they guide the Muslim people to try and live a better life. They also brought some Henna and showed the children how they decorate their hands for special celebrations. The children loved learning more about the Islamic faith and had lots of interesting questions to ask.
Well done to A for her charity work to support the Little Princess Trust - she raised over £1000! Mum and school were very proud!
What a lovely scent there is in our quad area. We have been harvesting out lavender this afternoon. We are going to dry the flowers out and hopefully use them as a part of our enterprise project.
We enjoyed a wonderful Harvest Festival at St Margaret’s Church today. Well done to all the pupils for their songs and poems. Mr Stevens helped us remember how important saying ‘thank you’ for all the food we have. Thank you for all the donations for Harbour Place too.
Key Stage One went to St. Margaret's Church to celebrate the Harvest. They sang Harvest songs, presented Harvest gifts and looked at all the colourful fruit, vegetables, corn and flowers that were on display all around the beautiful church. Mr. Stevens told the children all about Harvest. They said prayers to thank God for the food they have to eat and they also reflected on how their Harvest gifts will help others
Key Stage 2 children enjoyed taking part in a harvest celebration in St Margaret’s Church, as ever the church looked lovely with its decorations created by the congregation.
The children enjoyed singing hymns and performing harvest poems and songs.
Well done to the team for selling cakes to raise funds for their brother’s exciting Scout trip. We sold ice cream too for school funds and we raised £75.00 each! Have a wonderful Summer and thank you for your support.
What a wonderful end of year assembly we have had! Full of certificates, prizes, singing and dancing…. School’s Out for Summer!!
Well done and thank you to everyone involved in Laceby in Bloom. The judges visited this week and the school showed their work on the peace garden. The group of pupils who presented the information were excellent and received many compliments regarding their enthusiasm and knowledge. Good Luck to the Village Entry and to the School.
Well done to everyone who participated in our wonderful music festival. We had a wide range of talented singers, instrumentalists and dancers.
Thank you to all our parents and friends for coming along and supporting this lovely event. Mrs. Brady would also like to thank Mrs. Warton, Mrs. Wink and Mrs. Bennett for serving all the refreshments and also to Laceby Lodge Spar Shop for their kind donation towards the refreshments.
Here are a few examples of some of the lovely feedback from members of our audience:
'Wow amazing from all children. Brilliant effort from both children and staff. The refreshments were lovely. Thank you.'
'Great morning, lovely interaction with the children.'
'Well done- a lot of effort and well prepared. Enjoyed it.'
'Such talent! Wonderful and confident performers. The staff have worked very hard to get the children to this standard. Well done!'
'Lovely relaxed setting for parents. I saw a mixture of years perform and each was different- all children performed brilliantly. Fantastic to see their learning.'
'What a fantastic morning! All the pupils were amazing, it made me smile all the way through. You were GREAT!!!'
We combined our musical talents with our awareness of diversity to celebrate Stanfest. We learned that Makaton is used alongside spoken language to help with language development. One of the children in our class used Makaton when they were learning to talk.
We worked hard to practise our finished musical pieces. Our parents and carers were delighted with our performance.
Mrs Harib said “What a well organised and lovely event. All of the children did very well.”
Anthony’s Mum was so impressed that she wants to learn the songs with Makaton signs too!
Here are the links if you would like to learn along with us.
Wow – a super KS 2 Sports Day – well done to all the pupils for trying their best (just like our Olympic visitor told us!) Extra well done to the Blue Team for achieving the highest score. Lots and lots of positive feedback – the pupils really loved the range of sporting activities which used lots of different skills. Thanks again to the parents/carers who supported the event, to Morrisons for the ice lollies, to Spar for water bottles and helpers, One Stop for water and to Governors, Premier Sport and Community Members for their help. A great event.
Pupils enjoyed a trip to Morrisons to help develop their life skills and awareness about enterprise. Thank you to Chris (Community Champion) and Mrs Spittlehouse (Governor) for helping with the trip and the staff for organising it. The pupils really enjoyed it and had the chance to make a burger and a pizza, try different cheeses and work on the till. An excellent trip indeed.
At Stanford we are very lucky to have fabulous links with the Stanford Centre Library and all of the dedicated people who run the library. We were delighted to welcome Mrs Wink and Mrs Brumfield into school to introduce the Summer Reading Challenge. They were both extremely impressed with our fantastic assembly behaviour.
Mrs Wink presented certificates to the children who had participated in the 500 word challenge.
These children talked about how proud they were and how much they had enjoyed this activity.
The children and staff listened intently as Mrs Brumfield and Mrs Wink explained how the reading challenge would run.
Take a look at all of the magnificent rewards that everyone who takes part will receive. The children who take part will also get plant their very own sunflower and pumpkin. ‘It doesn’t sound like a challenge at all!’ Miss Whiting exclaimed.
Lots of the children were very keen to take part.
Let’s work together to make this the most successful reading challenge ever! Just go along to the library once a week, have fun, join in with the exciting activities and receive a prize each week as a reward!
This term our collaboration work with Sunflower and Seedlings class has been all about recycling. We first identified which things can be recycled around our classroom and at home. Then we sorted some pictures into the correct recycling boxes and bins. We listened to Chrissie from North East Lincs Council, who told us some interesting facts such as; When 1 can is recycled it gives enough electricity to power a TV for 4 hours! Finally, we made a poster to let others know all about recycling.
Joshua - Crisp packets can’t be recycled. They go into the normal bin. That rubbish is burnt to create electricity.
Jack - Glass goes into the green box. The glass gets crushed up and turned back into new glass.
Neve - The big brown bin is for garden waste, like grass cuttings or twigs from trees.
Ollie - The plastic goes in the orange box like plastic bottles. Tin cans go in the orange box too.
Lincoln - 1 tin can gives 4 hours of electric to make a TV work.
Oliver L - Paper and cardboard go in the blue box.
Lewis - I learnt that yoghurt pots can’t be recycled but you could reuse it as a glue pot.
Year 5 and 6 used their mathematical, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills to create, organise and deliver an enterprise day to the whole school. It was a huge success and over £500 was raised, that will go towards something exciting for the school.
Sunflower Class had a great time at the Enterprise Day. They would like to thank the Year 5 and Year 6 children for organising such a lovely event.
Isla- The biscuit icing was fun.
Lucas- I liked the ice cream, it was 75p. I had toffee sauce on the top.
Libby- The candy floss looked like cotton.
Lily W- I had chocolate.
Jack- I won sweeties.
Millie- I had to put my hand in a gooey bucket. I had to find treasure.
Bella- I won lots of sweets.
We enjoyed a super FS and KS 1 Sports Day today – our pupil voice team, along with Mr Middleton, organised a range of sporting activities for the pupils to compete in.
We awarded 1st,2nd and 3rd places along with the chance to make team points for your House Team. We were well supported by the community too - Spar volunteers came along to support and donated the bottled water along with the One Stop shop, Morrisons donated the ice lollies,
Governors came to help the pupils, parent volunteers helped organise the refreshments and Premier Sports coaches came along to help too – a great team effort. The pupils worked really hard and all of them showed a positive attitude to sports and to taking part. Green Team won on the day and we are now looking forward to KS 2 Sports Day next week.
A special thank you to Mr Middleton for organising his first Sports Day at Stanford and to the staff along with the year 6 pupils for their support too.
Thank you to Mr Forest from the British Legion for joining our assembly today to reward the winners of the competition. The pupils had been asked to write a poem/reflection as part of the 2014-2018 World War I Centenary Events. Mr Forest would be visiting Ypres in the summer to lay a special wreath there with the special message attached. The quality of emotion, thought and empathy that the pupils used in their writing was very impressive. Well done.
Thank you to the parents/carers who attended the Big Talk SRE workshop on 21st June 2018. The workshop was informative and helpful.
Thank you to Caistor Lions and Laceby in Bloom. The pupils love helping keep the garden beautiful and enjoy relaxing and smelling the lavender.
So grateful that volunteers help at weekends to plant, weed and water our lovely gardens.
The wonderful Chris – the Community Champion – and some of her fellow staff from Morrison’s, surprised us on Friday 16th April, when they donated some food to our ‘Breakfast Club’! Morrison’s have now begun a home delivery service and we were lucky to be one of the first stops on their list! Some children who attend the club, as well as some helpful year 6 pupils, helped collect the delivery. It was a fantastically positive start to the term and our children have enjoyed the food very much!
What a wonderful Founder’s Day – it is so special for the community to come together to celebrate Stanford School’s birthday! Thanks you to Mr Lingard and Mrs Brumfield for supporting the assembly in the morning and to Rev Pam for leading the Church service at St Margaret’s. Our pupils spoke about the special heritage of our school, their reflections of Stanford and their hopes for the future. We were so proud of the singing and viola group. The high tea was also beautiful with over 60 guests enjoying the day.