Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
Physical Education is a very important part of the curriculum at Stanford Junior and Infants School. Children are encouraged to respond to the challenges to mind and body, to compete and to co-operate with others. At Stanford Junior and Infants School we aim to use sport as a means to build character, embed values of fairness and respect, and give all children the opportunities they need to be fit and healthy.
We are proud that PE teaching at our school enthuses and inspires pupils to fully develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise. We also offer a wide range of ever changing extra-curricular activities for our children, from expert providers, with something available for every age range.
Pupils are encouraged to develop initiative and leadership skills and to acquire positive attitudes towards physical activities. They are helped to make informed decisions concerning a healthy lifestyle. Through this we hope to provide a lasting legacy of sporting enjoyment and success for our pupils both now and in their future lives.
Year 5 pupils took part in the Bikeability scheme to develop their skills and knowledge to ensure they are safe on the roads
We are so proud of the sensible play pupils get involved with at breaktimes and lunchtimes. They co-operate well, share equipment and use the resources sensibly. Check out the photos of today’s lunchtime. Our Pupil Voice team have been ordering some new resources this week too and Mr Hawkins will be sharing information about a new lunchtime sports club very soon! Our Play Leaders help organise fun games and today Mr Leach played catch with a group of keen cricketers.
Seedlings class have been outside creating lots of big and little waves with the parachute this week and especially enjoyed going under the parachute.
Pupils worked together to learn how to hold a balance position. They investigated different positions and the techniques they needed to use to ensure a solid balance. Pupils showcased their balances to their peers.
As a part of our PE lesson we had a team race where we had to get from one side of the playground to another but we could only stand in the 3 hoops provided. This needed teamwork as the children had to help each other jump into the hoops, keep each other from 'falling' out of them and pass the hoops along. It also required communication skills as they had to talk through what they were doing and encourage each other. Once they had done this the task was made trickier by only allowing the children 2 hoops. The children really worked well together and had great fun.
Everyone in Sunflower Class tried their hardest to improve their sports skills. Many were awarded 'personal best' stickers and some children even broke Year 1 records! Great throwing, skipping and running skills from everyone. Well done
Barley class took part in the Healing Rounders tournament as part of the transition period between primary and secondary. They competed against other primary schools and showcased their fantastic fielding, catchng and batting skills. A great afternoon was had by all!
Children from Seedlings and Barley classes worked collaboratively to play some outdoor games in preparation for our sports day. The Year 6 pupils supported the younger children by showing them good demonstrations before the younger children practised their throwing, catching and balancing skills.
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.
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!
Our learning question in PE was: Can I develop some new skills and learn to use the equipment with better control?
Jamie- I loved the archery!
Isabella- I could hit the target with my bow and arrow.
Ella M- I liked the soft sword fighting, it was fun.
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.
We all really enjoyed working with the PE specialists and we are hoping that they will return very soon.
In Juniper Class we got the opportunity to try some new skills this morning including fencing and archery. Learning new things is such fun. We all showed good cooperation and team work and were resilient when it was a bit tricky. We certainly improved with practice.
We created a sequence of dance moves imagining we were Rainforest explorers. We thought about height, space, and included a range of fast/slow moves. We thought about how we moved our whole bodies. We evaluated each others performance and from listening to feedback and taking ideas from other groups made improvements to our dance.
We have been learning yoga in PE. We explored African animal poses. Can you demonstrate the different animals at home?
Ella M- It helps you to balance.
Stanley- We all had to concentrate and we all did it!
Joe- Every single person was very very good. Everybody was quiet.
Alfie- It was hard at first, but I got better.
Dexter- My favourite one was the flamingo.
Oscar- I enjoyed doing the snake pose.
Jayden- Everybody did a good job and everybody got better. We all got a team point for good work.
Children from Seedlings class have been exploring bonfire night fireworks through dance to both classical and pop music.
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
Today got off to a healthy start as we ran a mile round the school field before lessons.
Children in Seedlings Class took part in lots of fun sporting activities for our school sports day. From javelin to island hopping and the egg and spoon race, there was plenty to do on such a hot day. What champions we all are!
Congratulations to the boys for their brilliant victory in the Gradley Cup semi-final against Edward Heneage Academy. After a close first half where both teams exchanged the lead the Stanford boys started to take control in the final quarter to win 8 – 4. A great team effort overall, against a well organised and physical opposition, was aided by a fantastic individual performance from George Etherington up front who scored several stunning goals. George was supported brilliantly by Louis Boyd and Connor Haigh who worked tirelessly in midfield; Jack Adams, Bradley Fryatt and Dylan Tierney were all well-disciplined to provide a solid defence; great displays by Harrison Reeve and Noah Lawson, capped off by a goalkeeping master class from Ryan Coleman. Well done boys – next stop Blundell Park!
Well done also to the Y5 Stanford boys for their performance in the Welholme Cup this week. Sadly, no wins, but great to see some new players out representing the school. Well done for all your efforts!
Year 5 and Year 6 pupils went to Oasis Academy Wintringham to take part in their orienteering competition. Pupils worked together as a team to locate points on a map around the school grounds. Each team were timed and could see their time (results) at the end. We will have to wait and see if our pupils have won!
Ready, Steady, Go! With our sports kit and trainers on, we raised money for Sports Relief. Following a quick warm up, to the Sports Relief song, we then went outdside to run around the playground as many times as we could! Well done Seedlings class.
Everyone for their great effort today!
Seedlings class have been very creative with colours.