Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
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.
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!