Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
Contact. Miss King (Business Manager)



The PE curriculum at Stanford School is unique. It is broad and balanced with a breadth of engaging opportunities. It is our intent to teach children skills through PE that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.


The PE curriculum is purposeful and relevant to the pupils. The knowledge and skills pupils acquire, build on their previous learning, allowing them to transfer key skills, knowledge and concepts to their long-term memories. Pupils at Stanford participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being. Children are invited to attend many extra-curricular competitions across the year and are also encouraged to take part in active learning across the curriculum and through a range of PE equipment being available at break times. 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.


We are proud of the achievements of our pupils in PE. Our pupils fluently apply their skills and knowledge within PE and make connections to their existing knowledge and to other curriculum areas. At Stanford, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. We are very proud that our PE learning has recently achieved the Silver School Games Mark.

African Animal Yoga: Can I improve my concentration, balance and control?

The Sunflowers have been enjoying some yoga sessions and making African animal shapes with their bodies.

A- I liked doing the lion because I could stick out my tongue and look fierce.
M- The butterfly was a nice one to do because my legs moved like wings.
B- The snake was my favourite one.
T- I was a very strong mountain.
G- The giraffe pose was very tricky to do. I have been practicing it and can do it now.
W- I like yoga because my Grandma does yoga too.
L- I loved being a flamingo.
T- I had to concentration really hard and listen to the instructions.


Children in year 5 had a fantastic time when the specialist teachers from Bikeability came in to support for 2 days. The children showed excellent behaviour, attitude, skills and ability, as they learned how to signal correctly and confidently cycle on the road. Well done year 5.

LQ: Can I recognise different feelings and ways to relax?
LQ: Can I experiment different ways of moving through yoga?

As part of World Mental Health day, Seedlings class wore yellow. We talked about things that help us to feel happy and calm and learnt some yoga moves too!

Pupil voice

Being with friends - L.B
Watch TV, I feel happy - W.C G
oing to the park with my family - P.D
Special times like birthday parties - E.R
Holding 'Avra' my favourite toy - H.G

Foundation and KS1 Sports Day!

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.


Children took part in lots of fun sporting activities for our annual school sports day. From javelin to island hopping and the sack race, there were plenty of things to do. What champions we all are!

Pupil Voice

A.D - That was fun, I liked the skipping race best.
J.F - I liked the lolly it was yummy!
L.D - I got lots of stickers, this sticker was for the sack race.

Sunflowers: Can I participate in team games?

A great Sport's Day was enjoyed by the Sunflowers.

SS- I liked the skipping race. It was hard and a long challenge.
HE- I knew how to skip.
TB- I enjoyed it all!
OB- I liked the running race, it was very good exercise. It was good for my muscles!
FM- I liked dribbling the ball.
FR- I demonstrated all the skills to my group.
AM- I liked running because it was exciting to see who would win.
EH- I'm slow at skipping, but I got a bit faster this time.

Specialist Instruction

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!

Overall Standings

Green (1st Place)


Yellow (2nd Place)


Blue (3rd Place)


Red (4th Place)


Julia Scardone

Stanford School had an inspirational speaker visit- Julia Scardone. Julia is a Judo athlete, who has represent Great Britain in many competitions all around the world. She spoke to the pupils about her inspirational, yet challenging journey to become a successful Judo competitor and how having passion, determination, resilience and sportsmanship made her the successful competitor she is today. Julia then demonstrated some basic Judo skills to some KS2 pupils. Thank you Julia, for inspiring Stanford pupils to achieve through hard work and determination!

Rounders Festival

Barley class had a wonderful afternoon on Wednesday when they attended a rounders festival at Healing Academy. The children played really well, showing great team skills, and one of our teams even made it to second place in their league. Well done!

Athletics Tournament

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!


Barley class enjoyed a morning of Physical Activity with Mr Page. They were developing their rounder’s skills ready for some up and coming competitions in the summer term. They had a great morning working in teams, fielding and batting their way to victory!

Intra-School Competition Winners… Green!

On Friday 17th May, Stanford School pupils took part in an archery and dodge ball competition. Each class took part, representing their house team. From archery to Dodge ball, the results were collected from each class, counted and verified with the winners of this competition going to GREEN!! Well Done!

Archery           Dodgeball        
  Red Blue Green Yellow     Red Blue Green Yellow
Year 1 30 30 26 32   Year 1 2 2 2 2
Year 2 30 25 26 28   Year 2 2 2 2 2
Year 3 45 48 47 40   Year 3 1 1 2 1
Year 4 52 47 39 30   Year 4 1 1 2 0
Year 5 48 46 65 51   Year 5 1 1 4 2
Year 6 65 76 80 59   Year 6 2 3 1 0
Total 270 272 283 240   Total 9 10 13 7
Position 3rd 2nd 1st 4th     3rd 2nd 1st 4th

LQ: Can I skip with a skipping rope?

This term Seedlings have been learning to skip in P.E. From exploring and controlling the rope, learning to turn the rope over our head, to our first skip, it has been hard work but we kept on trying. We can now practise skipping at playtime too!

Dodgeball & Archery – Intra-school Competition

Today there was a competitive spirit in the air as the houses ‘battled’ for points in our intra-school competition. They had lots of fun practising their archery school and being allowed to throw balls at each other In dodgeball.

Can I learn some new skills in PE?

The Sunflower's really enjoyed learning how to play dodge ball today with The Premier Sport's Team. They also had a go at archery!

LS- It was lots of fun.
AM- I liked shooting the arrows.
ED- It was tricky, but I think I got better.
BJ- I was trying to hit the target.
JS- I had to run very fast when I played dodge ball.

Lunchtime Football

Great game of football in the sun at lunchtime today!

Inter- School Competition- Archery and Dodgeball

Some pupils from Year 2,4 and 5 took part in an inter- school archery and dodgeball competition on Tuesday. at North Thoresby Primary Academy. They used a range of sport skills to compete against other schools. Overall, both KS1 and KS2 pupils came 3rd! A fantastic achievement from the pupils. They had a fantastic day and showcased their sporting skills and teamwork, well done!

Gymnastics Competition

Key Stage 1 entered a multi-school gymnastic competition. We are so proud of our 5 competitors. They behaved impeccably and really showed their talents off on the gym equipment – well done girls. They returned to school with certificates.

Swimming Gala

Children from key stage two recently took part in a Junior Swimming Gala at Grimsby Leisure Centre. It was a fantastic afternoon and a great experience for all of the children. They were strong participants and showed great sportsmanship and teamwork skills. They represented the school proudly and all received a medal and certificate.

Yoga Namaste!

Mental Health and Well-Being are an integral part of our curriculum at Stanford. One way to promote this is to take part in whole class yoga sessions!

Year 5 have been enjoying their Friday afternoon yoga sessions, here is a link if you would like to continue your yoga sessions at home

Gymnastics competition

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!


New Games

Thank you Premier Sport for leading TA and lunch staff PE training to share even more ideas for games to play with the pupils. Well done to the group of pupils chosen to participate and to the staff for their involvement. We look forward to seeing some new games being tried out.