Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
Juniper class impressed the audience during their class assembly today – they spoke eloquently about their history curriculum. The pupils shared reports about the workhouse, information about Normandy Hall, feedback on gruel (!) and shared stunning William Morris inspired designs. The role play all about Victorian education was particularly well-received as was the Victorian song that the class shared as their finale. Well done Juniper. Many thanks too to the parents, grandparents and community members who came along to support the event.
Stanford School pupils take an active approach in raising funds for various charities in and out of school. Recently, Ceyhan, Jake, Noah, Ashton and Harry raised money, outside of school, for Teenage Cancer Trust. Over several days they washed cars, sold merchandise and had a car boot sale. In total they raised £275. Well done boys, a fantastic achievement for a great cause!
A massive well done to Alice in Barley Class – she supported the Little Princess Charity by getting her hair cut. We are really impressed with her thought and kindness and we all supported her in a special assembly, along with her mum and hairdresser! Please donate if you can. Thanks
Thank you to all those who supported out ‘Great Get Together’ Coffee Morning – it was really well attended. The pupils enjoyed showcasing their learning and serving refreshments. Uniting as a community helped us remember once again how important working together is. One visitor said, ‘Loved the entertainment and talking to clever, happy children.’ Another said, ‘It was really lovely. A great event for a worthwhile cause. It was lovely to see the children, parents and community coming together.’ We raised £74.89 and donated this to the ‘Manchester Emergency Fund.’
Seedlings class shared their work about our school and its community during the 'Great Get Together' coffee morning. Their was singing, music , cakes and lots of fun to celebrate what unites us and all the things that we have in common.
In Juniper class we have been thinking about the meaning of Community. We considered the benefits of the different communities we each belong to. We thought about how this related to Jo Cox's Quote, " We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us."
Together we created a poster with what community means to us. We used the symbol of a tree.
We thought how are communities like trees? Here are some of our ideas:
Rebecca, " Roots hold the community strong for lots of Years."
Auden "The branches are like the different community groups. Some are long and some short. All different but all part of a larger group. "
Sophie, "The leaves like people are all different. They may have different patterns, shades, sizes, textures but they are all leaves and do the same jobs - shelter and make food. People are all different shapes and sizes and have different things they like but every one is human and lots of the same things we need are the same. We need family and shelter and food and friends. Also everyone likes to have fun."
James, "The tree is home to lots of different species all different but in harmony with each other."
Jacob, "Each tree is individual but everyone does a similar jobs with the same parts."
George, "The bark protects the tree and communities support and protect people."
Esmae, "The leaves make oxygen which we all need to live and people need communities."
We shared our ideas during todays Great Get together event.
During the week some of us made cakes and biscuits for the event which we shared together - our own Juniper Class community
A wonderful community event took place at Stanford- for community members, Governors, Parents and Carers, for The Great Get Together, in memory of Jo Cox. Each class showcased the wonderful work that has been going on in our school with songs and musical interludes also taking place. Refreshments and cakes were sold also. Barley class showcased the Numicon Quest project, their wonderful writing in Year 6 and the fantastic, inspirational and thought-provoking poems they have written linked with Love, Hope and Unity. A wonderful morning was had by all!
Big Talk Education were asked to lead a workshop for parents all about our SRE curriculum about ‘Growing Up and Keeping Safe.’ This work links to Internet Safety work too. Thank you to those who attended – the feedback was very positive. Big Talk Education will be leading lessons in school this term and working with the teachers and pupils.
Callum from Grimsby Aquatics Swimming School led our school assembly today on the theme of ‘Water Safety.’ Keeping yourself and other safe is very important to us at Stanford and this links with the work we do on Internet Safety, Fire Safety and Road Safety etc.
Children in Seedlings class have been learning about the General Election and how people vote. They decided to take a vote on which Outdoor Learning equipment we should buy.
Children lined up and then marked a cross in the box before posting it in the ballot box.
All the votes were counted and the winning vote, with 12 votes, was bubbles. We are looking forward to blowing, catching and chasing bubbles outdoors.
We learned about Sarah and Philip Stanford who are very significant people in our school’s history.
We listened to Mrs Brumfield and Mr Lingard who are part of the Stanford Trust.
We were all ready to listen and learn.
Mrs Brumfield and Mr Lingard were very impressed with our learning behaviour.
We looked at the original school building.
We compared it to our newer school building.
We looked at artefacts linked to our community and made links with other dates and times in History.
We were proud to sing our school song and to say our school prayer. We celebrated the anniversary of our school and even sang Happy Birthday.
At the end of the assembly we received a very special gift! Every child in our school received a shiny five pence piece which is from the Stanford Trust. It made us think about Sarah and Philip Stanford.
Food for Fitness led workshops for parents and pupils all about health eating. Pupils enjoyed preparing food from scratch and tasting the delicious choices – they were inspired to start cooking! Thank you to the families who attended and to Mrs Harvey for leading these workshops.
This month’s Road Safety Sticker Day was another great success – 207 pupils (89%) chose to walk, bike or scoot to school today to help reduce traffic congestion and make healthy choices ! Well done! Great community links, support from parents, pupils and staff. Abi (Head Girl) and Connor (Head Boy) were great role models too and also helped hand out stickers. Many thanks.
We are very grateful for the community links we have – thank you for the donations from His Church Charity and GTFC regarding free breakfast cereal for The Club at Stanford.
Mustard enjoyed the visit and live music from NEL Key Stage 2 Singing Festival group. The pupils enjoyed learning new songs from the songbook, ‘A Fishy Tale.’ Many thanks to the group for helping us learn the songs. We are looking forward to developing our performance skills soon when we join with pupils from other schools to perform at the Grimsby Auditorium.
Sunflower Class would like to thank Mr.Stevens and Mrs. Mawer for showing the class around St. Margaret's Church, Laceby. Mrs. Brady would like to thank Mrs. Warton, Mrs. Wink and Mrs. Bennett for their help throughout the morning.
We are so proud of Emily who swam 5Ks for the Marie Curie Charity – she has raised £855! Well done Emily! Thanks to those who supported her too – Alysia was there to cheer her friend on and award the medal!
Phil White on the road with Radio Humberside visited Stanford today! Pupils sang the school song beautifully, discussed our engaging curriculum and talked about the litter picking we do! Community members met with Phil about Laceby in Bloom, the Stanford Trust, the work of the Parish Council and the history of Laceby. The pupils really enjoyed finding out more about mobile radio stations!
An excellent effort from all the children who completed the colouring competition led by PSCO Marc to highlight the import message of 'Stranger Danger' and ways to keep ourselves safe. We especially value the support from our local communityPSCO Marc and Lindum packaging for the donation of prizes.
Today we had a visit from the Humberside Fire service. They shared important advice about keeping ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire in our home.
Here are a few things we learnt:
"If your clothes are on Fire then you have to stay calm, stop, drop to the floor and roll about to put the fire out." Daisy Lou
"Remember to unplug your electrical equipment before you go to bed" Charlotte
"Test your smoke detector once a week for example Check it Tuesday" Ollie
"If you discover a fire you need to get out the building as quickly as possible because fire gets big really quickly. Ring 999 and ask for the fire service. You need to say your address. It is helpful to know our Postcode." Lauren
"Don't have phone chargers in your bedroom or on your bed" Emma
If you are trapped in your bedroom stand by your window, open it so you don't breathe in smoke and shout for help. The Fire people will be able to see you and rescue you." Freddie
At Stanford road safety and healthy choices are important to us. Pupils and community members help make our monthly ‘Sticker Days’ a real success. Well done to all the families who chose to walk, bike, or scoot to school. We really appreciate the families that choose to park safely either in the Stanford Centre or nearby car parks to ensure congestion at Stanford is reduced. Pupils really enjoy the fresh air in the morning and knowing they can come to school safely. Thank you for your support especially to the Governors, Community Members, Parish Councillors, Connor ( Head Boy,) Abi (Head Girl) and staff who give their time to support this event and help give out the stickers!
Well done to all the pupils who took part in the Easter Service today. Thanks to Rev Stevens for visiting school to lead the service. Pupils listened well and were able to explain the story. Pupils were able to consider how spring blossom represents new life and how this links to the Easter story. Pupils sang beautifully and reflected on the importance of the Easter Story with great maturity.
Well done – the Easter Service today at St Margaret’s Church was excellent and showed great maturity in the way the pupils told the Easter Story through bible readings, songs and art work. Thanks to Rev Stevens and Mrs Mawer for making us so welcome.
Great fun was had by all at the FS and KS 1 Easter Disco – hot dogs, sweets, prizes, dancing, games and an egg to take home!
Great fun was had by all – super dance moves, great choice of music, prizes, food and an Easter egg to take home. What a fantastic atmosphere!
Mrs Cockerill and Mrs Maskell, who help lead the Seekers Club in school, visited to lead an assembly about Passover. The pupils were engaged and listened well to hear all about the symbolism of different foods and objects. This helped pupils develop higher ordering thinking skills and reflected on what is important to them and reasons why.
Litter picking teams give up time during playtimes and lunchtimes to ensure that our school is litter free
This how much litter they collected on one playtime!
Today, St. Margaret's Pre-school children came to visit us as part of our Easter activities. Seedlings class were extremely helpful towards our younger visitors, sharing and taking turns.
As part of our ‘Helping Hands’ topic the children in Seedlings class learnt about the role of the Police Officer. PCSO Marc talked about how the police help us and keep us safe. He showed us the different parts of his uniform such as his radio and high-viz jacket. We also looked at the different parts of the police van including the blue flashing light and even sat inside the police van!
Click on the images below to read feedback from some of our Community Events.
They emailed their questions to Mr. Callan. Mr. Callan is a Secondary School Science Teacher, a Church Minister and a Musician.
When you were five, what stories did you like?
I liked Mr. Men. My favourites were Mr. Bump and Mr. Uppity. Also Mr. Snow, he was nice because he reminded me of Christmas.
What kind of things do you read when you are at school?
I read Science books at school, children’s work and information on the internet.
Can you read music notes?
Yes, I can play a church organ. I began learning when I was seven. I also sang in a Cathedral choir.
Do you enjoy reading?
Yes, I like to read the news and know what’s going on in the world every day. I have two little nephews and I love to read bedtime stories to them.
Do you get much time to look at books?
Yes, particularly when I’m on holiday and then I have time to relax and enjoy a good book.
How did you learn to read?
I had reading books and I read every night to my parents.
Are you a good reader?
I have to be a good reader to be a teacher. I spend evenings marking school books and reading all the children’s work. When I’m in church I have to be able to read tricky words in the Bible.
What do you read when you are in church?
I read the New Testament in the Bible. I read the Gospel’s of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They tell you all about Jesus and how he helped people.
Thank you to the members of the after-school club for donating their lovely baking to raise funds for Red Nose Day. The pupils enjoyed developing their baking skills too and there were lots of happy customers.
Well done to all the pupils who have helped raise funds for new maths resources. Well done to Reenad - her letter to Cristal really impressed them and they kindly donated £450! Thank you – we really appreciate the community links and support.
A very well done to all of Star Anise for a wonderful assembly. I am very proud of you all. Great confidence in your reading, with clear loud voices. Also a big thank you to all of those who came to watch, the children love to show case all their hard work.
Key Stage 2 pupils had a fantastic afternoon, learning how to have a balanced diet and learning about the key food groups. A 'Ready, Steady, Cook' Interactive Challenge was created with Chartwells. Four pupils worked in two separate teams to create two healthy and nutritious meals... in 15 minutes! It was a great afternoon with critiques from our audience members and tasters as well!
Our finished leaves have finally arrived in school. Each of them is absolutely unique, just like us!
We were delighted with our leaves and we will treasure them forever.
Poppy class would like to thank Zoe from Firefly Ceramics for all of her hard work.
The sorting hat started the fun.
Even the teachers got involved.
Reading by candlelight was quite magical.
Quiz booklets at the ready we thought very carefully.
There were witches and wizards everywhere!
We invited some PE specialists into school. It looks like Poppy Class is listening very carefully.
Archery was a brand new experience for many of us.
Supporting our friends.
Even though Holly had an injury she was able to get involved in the action.
Stanford takes road safety very seriously. Pupils, Parish Councillors, Governors, staff and parents support our Sticker Day’ campaign. Pupils are encouraged to make healthy choices to walk, ride a bike or scoot to school every day. This help develop a healthier life style and also helps reduce traffic congestion in and around school. Pupils receive a sticker in recognition of their support. Today 207/234 pupils chose to support the event – our highest number yet! A big thank you to all involved.
Mr Nicholls from Halifax led safer internet use workshops for Year 5 and 6 pupil on Safer Internet Day.
Thanks to Morrisons for inviting us to tour the store, enjoy the pizzas and learn how to use the tills! We really enjoyed developing our life skills.
We are so proud of our positive community links. Thank you to Laceby in Bloom for donating the daffodil bulbs and to Mr Lester for leading the lunchtime gardening club. We are looking forward to seeing the daffodils grow.
Today on the 9th of February Year 4’s from Star Anise and Juniper class had an exotic animal visit from Tony Butler and his many unusual animals, including a polecat and a Komodo dragon. This was to help us understand and classify animal groups which we have been learning about in Science. “Living Things and their Habitats”.
Charlie : “The Spikes felt soft and it’ cute.“ (Africa Pigmy Hedehog)
Owyn;- “I thought it was a bit scary.”
Isobel ;- “It had sharp claws and its skin was hard.”
Rebecca :- “I thought his spikes were sharp and went into my fingers.”
Esmae:- I liked the bearded dragon , I wasn’t scared!!!
James: - “Its legs were tickly.”
Mareen:- It was tickly and tried to crawl off.
Archie: - “The Millipede woke up and started to wiggle”
A Valentine's craft session after school brought children together of all ages to learn new skills and produce beautiful craft items. Many thanks to all the staff for their help and to Mrs. Drury for all her wonderful craft ideas and hard work!
Megan (age 8)- It's really good and it helped people to improve their sewing.
Betsie (age 6)- It's nice sewing.
Olivia (age 5)- I like doing lots of crafts.
Katie (age 6)- The love heart making was tricky.
Emma (age 7)- I made a Valentine's box. The cutting was hard, but the decorating was easy.
Ruby (age 9)- I was pleased with my card. I liked making the hanging heart.
Sam (age 6)- I enjoyed being with other people and having a drink and a biscuit.
Today the 8th of February we had a visit from Hargreaves Industrial Services who distribute bio fuel. They came to inform us about Road Safety concerning their huge lorries.
Scarlett:- The lorries have many blind spots, which means they can't see small children at the side and at the front.
George:- When I sat in the lorry it was very difficult to see any of my class mates. I could only see in the distance.
James:-Inside there is a camera to help with reversing.
Mrs Amos made us all jump beeping the horn!!!!!
On Monday 30th January, 4 children from each class were chosen to represent Stanford School to record valuable data for this year's RSPB Big Birdwatch. We were lucky enough to have mild weather with reasonably clear skies. We were wrapped up very warmly for the hour of observation. The birds were very 'chirpy' and we were able to locate and identify them through their bird calls.
Children worked in pairs to complete the counting sheet. Each pair had a pair of binoculars, a recording chart, a bird identification sheet & a comfy cushion! After half an hour Miss Lucas came round with Birdwatcher Biscuits for sustenance. The children were all very enthusiastic and observant, they were openly grateful for the opportunity to be part of this experience
Stanford appreciate all the support they receive from community volunteers. We organised a ‘Thank you High-Tea’ and were delighted that so many parent and grandparent helpers, Governors, agencies, Stanford Trust, St Margaret’s Church and PTFA members could attend.
Each class presented a poem, song or dance and pupils made mini-scones, finger sandwiches and cakes for the guests. We had a lovely afternoon.
One guest commented, ‘I so enjoyed the afternoon. The children obviously enjoy their learning at Stanford. So many aspects of life skills, such as helping each other were seen etc along with the inspiring staff. Thank you for the varied entertainment and lovely tea.
Today, our school field has some special visitors -
Julie and Mark from Lincoln Owl Rescue. They have brought with them an European Eagle Owl, Tawny Owl , Barn Owl, North American Screech & Australian Boobook for the pupils to see and learn about.
"I liked Jesse the Eagle owl the best because of his massive orange eyes." Owyn
"I loved seeing Sunbeam the tawny owl. His feathers looked so soft." Archie
Visiting author Virginia McLean shared her book ‘Journey to the Beginning of the World’ with Mustard and Barley. The pupils developed their deeper thinking skills and posed thoughtful philosophical questions. Many thanks to Virginia for visiting our school. Many pupils enjoyed receiving signed copies!
Rob and Kate came to talk to us in our school 'Energy Heroes' assembly about taking care of our world and using less electricity.
The KS2 carol concert was amazing. Mustard Class thoroughly enjoyed singing, dancing and bell ringing to Jingle Bell Rock. Well done, Mustard Class!
We were lucky enough to hold our Christmas service at our local church.
All of the children gathered together and were supported by parents and the local community to celebrate Christmas.
A small group of children read from Matthew 2:1-6
They look as though they enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
Poppy Class Year 3 children performed the Christmas Alphabet with Makaton signs.
Merry Christmas everyone.
In Seedlings Class we have been overwhelmed by the support from family and friends who came to our Christmas craft sale following our Nativity. Children made a wreath decoration, Christmas tree photo frame and sewed a felt bell.
The children from Seedlings class performed their nativity ‘Christmas Counts’ with great success. Wonderful speaking, singing, dancing and actions. Thank you to parents, Governors, helpers and residents from Cloverdale who came to watch our show. What an amazing performance, enjoyed by everyone!
Sunflower class entertained their parents and community members at Laceby Library with some great Christmas singing. Many thanks to everyone who came along and joined in with the singing. Thank you to Mrs. Wink for organising it.
We all enjoyed the PTFA Christmas fayre – lots of planning, designing, making and selling took place – great enterprise skills and fabulous festive fun!
Many thanks to Mr Read for leading the Advent Assembly in school – the pupils listened very well to the important message.
Mr Cullum from NEL Road Safety Dept kick started our ‘Road Safety Week’ at a special assembly attended by community members , councillors and governors. We ensure road safety is an important part of the curriculum as Stanford. Mr Cullum was very impressed with the work we do and the excellent listening skills and knowledge the pupils showed.
The class representatives displayed the school’s poppy art work at The Knoll, Cleethorpes as part of the Armed Forces Events locally. Remembrance Day is a thought provoking time and the pupils have shown great reflection and maturity.
We celebrated Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday with a gloriumptious evening of hopscotchy fun and frolics.
Armed with our golden tickets, we had party bags to fill.
Armed with our golden tickets, we had party bags to fill.
I wonder if they will be seen around school?
Emma looking pretty pleased with her Dream Jar.
Owyn is certainly a big friendly giant!
We made tiny snacks so that when we ate them we really did feel like huge giants!
BFG colouring looks like fun.
Mrs Amos helping to create a giant …
Making seagulls carefully, so that they can fly the giant peach to safety.
We made peach parachutes and peach crash helmets. We investigated different materials to see which were the best.
There were some unusual characters in school today!
Lucy thinks that lickable wallpaper is very unusual!
It looks like James has been using ‘hug-tightglue’.
Mr Twit Beards
Such unusual ingredients.
I not sure that Mr Hawkins enjoyed his outrageous concoction!
Some people even found time to enjoy a good book.
A fantabulous evening was had by all.
Are you inspired to read a Roald Dahl book?
For the Macmillan Coffee morning, Sunflower Class sang their favourite songs to their parents, friends and community members. It was the first time they had performed their very own class song which had been written by Mrs. Brady.
She said: 'The children love having their own special Sunflower song. They enjoy singing together and have been really looking forward to this event.'
The children sang 'How Do You Feel Today?' and 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.'
It was great to see the audience joining in with the actions too! Many thanks to Mrs. Wink and all the helpers at the Stanford Centre.
Kayaking on the lake!! Everyone really enjoying themselves!!!
We all enjoyed the problem solving games and giant swing!!!
we are doing Giant Swing and Problem solving and crawling through tunnels!!!
PWe've arrived safely!!
Celebrating Jake and Evie's birthday
As a reward for all their hard work in phonics this year, the children enjoyed a fun morning at the park. They also visited Kajithra's shop and bought an ice lolly. The children handled their coins confidently and it was good see them counting in 5s and 10s. Mrs Brady would like to thank Kajithra's parents for all the lovely lollies, the staff and parents for helping out and all the children for their excellent behaviour!
Olivia- 'I liked playing in the park.' Alfie- 'I spent 30p and bought a whistle ice lolly. I loved it!' Tilly T- 'I liked going to the park and spinning around on the round-a-bout.' Cole- 'We got lots of exercise.' Ryan- 'I could hang upside down.'