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)


What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Aims and Objectives:

SMSC enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self worth.

We teach them how society is organised and governed.

We teach them about rights and responsibilities, to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

SMSC enables the children to:

  • know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
  • be aware of safety issues;
  • understand what makes for good relationships with others;
  • have respect for others;
  • be independent and responsible members of the school community;
  • be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.

British Values

Stanford School promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.

Through the provision of SMSC our students:

  • develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law;
  • accept responsibility for their behaviour and contribute positively to the lives of others
  • acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services;
  • acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people;
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.

Behaviour Management

Reflection Sheets - A Time to Reflect

At Stanford we try to give children the opportunity to not only reflect on the good things they do e.g. good work in class, but also the negative choices that they sometimes make.

As part of this process we have been trialling the use of ‘Reflection Sheets’.

These sheets are a chance for children to:

  • think about the decisions they made or actions they took in words or pictures
  • why this may have been the wrong choice to make
  • what they could do next time to avoid it happening again

If a child receives 3 Reflection Sheets in a week or 6 in a half term they will be copied and sent home to parents, so they have an opportunity to discuss with their child the behaviours they have been displaying in school and to help them to make more positive choices in future.

The Reflection Sheets are kept on file and monitored through the year.

We transfer the information from the sheets into a simple Excel spread sheet, which helps us to monitor the behaviour in the school in real-time and identify any patterns which may occur.

The more detail we record - the clearer the picture we get!

We record Gender, Class, Week, Term, Reason, Location, Subject, Time of Day

Healthy Schools

The Healthy Places ‘Education’ award is designed to help educational settings in North East Lincolnshire to create a programme of work to promote health, as they act as vehicles to empower individuals to live well where they work, learn and play.

Healthy Places Award

This is a fantastic award for schools and academies to work towards, which not only benefits the children and young people but also has a positive impact on the health of staff, parents/carers and wider community.

What are the Benefits ?

Improved health and happiness

Improved engagement and morale

Raised attendance levels for staff and children

Raised attainment and progression for staff
& children

Reduction in bullying

Better engagement with parents/carers and wider community.

Reduced absence level and increased attendance levels in workplace

Improved productivity and performance

Fewer accidents and injuries

Aims of the Project
  • Up skill and empower people to champion health
    and take care of each other.
  • Inspire sustainable health related change.
  • Gain recognition for creating a healthier setting.
  • Deliver healthy lifestyle promotion on topics.
What we do
  • Breakfast Club (Mon, Weds & Fri)
  • Provide healthy lunches & encourage parents to do the same.
  • Encourage children to take part in physical activity with a range of out of school clubs.
  • Ask children to discuss their thoughts and feelings, related to well-being both in class and through ‘Pupil Voice’.

Stanford Junior and Infants ensure Democracy, responsibility and respect are key sections of our broad and balanced curriculum. Download our Democracy document.

Below is the link to the Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) learning that our children will be following in the Summer term if parents wish to peruse it:

Relationship and Sex Education information

Foundation SRE Lesson Plans

Key Stage 1 SRE Lesson Plans

Key Stage 2 SRE Lesson Plans

SMSC Long Term Plan

A parents guide to the new National Curriculum (not Foundation/Seedlngs class). More information can be found on the Rising Stars website

Growing up and keeping safe ~ a “Whole School Approach”

What is included in the BigTalk Education “SRE: Whole School Approach” Programme?

Litter Picker Team

Pupil Voice is really important to us – groups of pupils led interesting assemblies today in school. The Litter Picker team praised pupils for using the bins and encouraged them to join their team. The Play Leaders led an assembly all about the games and equipment we use at break times and introduced all the Buddies and Play Leaders by name – everyone is there to help make our playtimes fun and engaging. Well done everyone.


Year 5 pupils took part in the Bikeability scheme to develop their  skills and knowledge to ensure they are safe on the roads


Healthy Tuck Shop

The Healthy Tuck Shop led by the Well Being Team and Year 6 pupils is a real success. Pupils made banana bread and muesli treats to sell. There was also sugar-free fruit jelly and yummy carrot sticks on offer to choose. Year 6 pupils reported lots of positive feedback from customers today who loved the choice of healthy snacks.

Breaktimes and Lunchtimes

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.

Road Safety Committee

Our Road Safety Committee met today to time how long it takes to walk from safe parking areas in Laceby. They will be designing a road safety leaflet for parents and pupils too in order to share the useful information. We have also planned a Fundraising Coffee afternoon on 24.11.17 at 2.00pm to raise funds for bike helmets. We are also looking forward to PCSO Marc Ireland and Mr Cullam from NEL Road Safety Team working with the pupils on road safety issues. Many thanks to the pupils, staff and community members, Mrs Greenbeck, Mrs Metcalf and Mrs Griffiths for their time and support.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thank you for your support for the MacMillan Coffee Morning held at Stanford Centre today. The pupils performed lovely songs and poems. Everyone enjoyed the cakes and refreshments. Thank you for your donations towards this worthwhile cause.


The pupils have enjoyed celebrating Harvest. KS 1 and KS 2 pupils have taken part in a Service at St Margaret’s Church and Mr Stevens visited FS stage this morning to lead a special assembly. Well done everyone – the singing was beautiful and everyone performed their poetry and reading with clear and loud voices. Some groups took part in choral speaking really well and Ethan, Head Boy, and Jasmin, Head Girl, introduced the order of service confidently. The Governors who attended agreed that the events were very special. Thank you for all your donations of food which will be going to Harbour Place. Juniper class summed it up perfectly, ‘Lettuce care for one another.’


Thank you Mr Stevens, Mrs Mawer and Mr Read for welcoming our KS 1 pupils to St Margaret’s Church today for the Harvest Service. The singing was beautiful and the children listened very well to Mr Steven’s important message about sharing.
Awis said, ‘I enjoyed the singing.’
Olivia said, ‘ I will remember the chocolate cake – it taught us how important it is to share.’
Isabella said, ‘I like joining in with prayers.
Thanks too to all the staff and Governors who helped with the trip – a very memorable first trip to Church with school for KS 1.

British Values

Councillor Hasthorpe

Councillor Hasthorpe visited school today to lead an assembly about British Values. The pupils listened really well and discussed values, respect, tolerance and equality. Councillor Hasthorpe explained how Parliament works and the importance of us all working together as one big family to make positive changes for the world. Our pupils felt inspired and classes will be doing more follow up learning on this in their SMSC and Philosophy for Children work. Thank you Councillor Hasthorpe for your time and support.

Head Boy and Head Girl 2017

The votes have been counted and verified and we can now reveal that our Head Boy and Head Girl for 2017 is Ethan and Jasmin! Well done to every Y6 pupil that took part, everyone was fantastic!

Roof Building Project

Steve from the County Asset Team visited us to lead an assembly all about the roof building project at school – he talked about the equipment the builders use and the importance of safety. The pupils all listened really well and it seems quite a few family members are working on the roof!

Road Safety Sticker Day

We are so pleased with the turn out for our monthly Road Safety Sticker Day – despite a rainy Monday morning we had lots of pupils and families who chose to walk, bike or scoot to school this morning. Well done everyone and thank you for your support. Particular thanks to Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Greenbeck and Mrs Metcalf from the Parish Council , Mrs Smith from the Governors along with Head Boy , Connor , and Joe for their support today amongst the rain drops!

Cake Sale

Well done to the pupils who organised a cake sale in support of ARC – the pupils are very proud to have raised a substantial amount of donations. We were very impressed with the skills the pupils showed in ensuring the event was a success – the group led an assembly, organised posters, wrote letters to each class and were very busy baking! Well done Jessica, Rebecca,  Esmae and DaisyLou.

Music Workshop

We learned about different styles of music from the 1940s up to 2017, from a professional band. The band also backed us as we sang 'Summer Holidays' - it was a fantastic day full of learning opportunities.

Harrison played 'Apache' on his guitar: 'I was overjoyed and really excited to be performing with an actual professional band. It was awesome!'

Olivia and Thomas were able to play the cowbell and the tambourine too: 'I loved learning about the different styles of music and about the different instruments. It was great to join in and play ' Play that Funky Music' with the band.'

Lucie: 'I enjoyed listening to the band, especially learning about the different styles of music and how much music has changed over the decades. They were fantastic!'

Can we write formal persuasive letters?

Sunflower Class have been writing letters to Caistor Lions and the St. James Rotary Club asking for donations towards an exciting Art project.

Finley- We will be making a special friendship wall in the playground.

Oscar- We will be working with Zoe the artist again.

Cerys- It will make the playground nicer and there will be a place for us to stop and make friends. Elissa- The children will paint designs with Zoe.

Today Mr. Kemp from The Caistor Lions visited Sunflower Class and kindly presented a cheque for £480. Mrs. Brady would like to thank Caistor Lions for this very generous donation and would also like to congratulate the children for writing such wonderful letters. Mr. Kemp is looking forward to returning to school to see the finished project.

Letter to Theresa May!

Barley class recently wrote inspiring, thought- provoking poems based on three words; love, hope and unity. After showcasing these at our recent Get Together event, in memory of Jo Cox, Mrs Smith, Governors and staff felt that these poems were too brilliant and needed to be sent to our Prime Minister Theresa May. Abbie and Sophie have written a wonderful letter explaining what Barley class have done and also their thoughts and feelings. Alysia has also made a logo representing these three words. Truly inspiring for others to see. We hope we hear a reply from Theresa May!

Well Done Alice!

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

Relax kids

Seedlings class have been working with Amy from 'Relax Kids' to learn about ways to relax and be calm.

First, we imagined we were in a desert and walked in the sand before visiting a city and playing a game as we moved around. Next, we stretch up as high as the mountains and brought down a creature before learning how to breathe in through our nose ans slowly out through our mouths with our teddy on our tummy. Finally, we curled up with our teddies and listened to some clam, twinkling music.

What a wonderful relaxing afternoon. Thank you Amy.

Great Get Together

Juniper Class

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

Star Anise Class

Jo Cox's legacy has left us with her very important words (first speech to parliament) :
“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”

Star Anise enjoyed taking part in The GREAT Get Together today.  We took it in turns to run the cake stall. 

Jack W & Charlie E: The cake sale is going really well, everyone is asking us about our cakes. We are selling them at 25p and some people are buying one pounds worth.
Abi, Darcy & Issy: We have done such a good job today. We only have 28 cakes left.
We mixed and mingled with our guests (people we didn’t necessarily know) finding out about them as we played Human Bingo. 
Scarlett: Human Bingo was really exciting.  I really enjoyed talking to people and they were really happy to speak to us.
We entertained the guests with our Railway Song (using our instruments), we sang Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do with our four lead singers boldly singing the verses.  We also played three songs on our violas.
Alfie: I really enjoy playing the Viola. Everybody enjoyed watching us and we made people smile.
James: I am so proud to sing in front of my mum.  I think everyone enjoyed our singing because they were all smiling and I don’t think that they have heard the words to all of the verses before.

Do you know the words to the verses?

Human Bingo

Human Bingo is a quick and quirky way to get to know people that you may not have met before. It often throws up a few surprises. It’s great for breaking the ice and getting conversations going, because the whole idea is simply to chat with people to find out more about them.

How to play: mix and mingle with everyone and by talking to people try to find out who can put their name next to the statements on your sheet.

Every box should have a different person’s name in it. Star Anise thought that this would be a fantastic idea to use at the Great Get Together morning.

Star Anise worked in groups to think of statements that we might like to find out about people of Laceby when we speak to them at The GREAT Get Together on Friday.

Cakes with Mrs Kelly

In preparation for The GREAT get together on Friday Mrs Kelly has been baking cakes with groups of children in Star Anise. The children had to calculate their ingredients by doubling the recipe. Each group made 30 individual cakes topped with marshmallows. Bring you pennies and come and join us on Friday.

Growing Up and Keeping Safe

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.

Water Safety

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.

British Values: Can I learn how an election works?

Sunflower Class

Sunflower Class found out how to vote today. They discussed what was happening in the General Election and participated in the voting process themselves. They each cast their vote in order to choose a charity that the school would raise funds for.

Before they visited the polling station (school library) they listened carefully and discussed information about each charity. The charities were: Unicef, Blue Cross, Teenage Cancer Trust, Manchester One Love and St. Andrew's Hospice.

Jacob- I put an X in the box next to my favourite charity.
Lily- I had to fold up my voting slip and put it in a box.
Dexter- I really hope my charity wins.
Sam- It was fair because everyone could vote.

Star Anise

Star Anise found out how to vote today. As a school pupil voice decided to have a vote on which charity we would like to support in school this year. We discussed what was happening in the General Election and then we participated in the voting process ourselves. Each child cast their vote in order to choose a charity that the school would raise funds for.

Before they visited the polling station (school library) they listened to information about each charity. The charities were: Unicef, Blue Cross, Teenage Cancer Trust, Manchester One Love and St. Andrew's Hospice.

Charlie W: I put an X in the box next to my favourite charity – there was only one I wanted to choose.

Scarlett: I had to fold up my voting slip before I put it in the box.

Issy: This was all very exciting as we are allowed to vote like adults.

Alfie: It was hard not to tell anyone which one I was going to vote for.

The votes were counted and verified with the winner being... Blue Cross!

Mustard Class

Mustard class worked in groups to research information about a variety of charities and then gave a presentation back to the rest of the class, so that they all understood what each charity represented. They then all took part in a secret vote using ballot papers and posted their votes in a ballot box.

This was all very exciting and allowed them to vote like adults.

Barley Class

Recently, Barley class have been learning about the general election and the parties that are involved. As a school pupil voice decided to have a vote on which charity we would like to support in school this year: One Love, Unicef, St Andrews Hospice, Teenage Cancer Trust and Blue Cross

Barley class worked in groups to research information about the charities that we were voting for and then gave a presentation back to the rest of the class, so that they all understood what each charity represented. They then all took part in a secret vote using ballot papers and posted their votes in a ballot box.

This was all very exciting and allowed them to vote like adults. The votes were counted and verified with the winner being... Blue Cross!

Walk to School Week

Juniper Class

Wow what a healthy class. All these pupils either walked, scooted or biked to school every day as part of Walk to School week.

Star Anise Class

During Walk to School Week two of our Star Anise mathematicians were challenged to work out the percentages for each day. They were enthusiastic about doing this even though it was tricky at first. It was a perfect opportunity for real-life mathematics and using and applying their mathematics skills.

Josef: It was tricky at first and we had to make sure we added up the totals correctly and took away the number of children that were not at school.

Charlie E: When we got the number on the calculator we had to round the number up or down depending on what it said after the decimal point.

Our percentages for the week were: Monday 69%; Tuesday 70%; Wednesday 75%; Thursday 88%; Friday 91%.

Challenge: What was our average percentage ?

Feeling relaxed

Juniper class practised some yoga moves under the shade of our wonderful Oak tree.

“I had to really concentrate to keep my balance.” Rebecca
“I loved being outside especially near this tree on a hot day.” Owyn
“I felt lovely and relaxed and calm afterwards.” Auden

Founder’s Day

What an amazing day and what a wonderful church service. A very big thank you to James Marsden who stood in to read Mia’s part in her absence on the day. All of our speakers: James, Frankie, Scarlett & Abi read audibly, clearly and thoughtfully.

Sarah Stanford’s interest in education came from family connections and an appreciation that education ‘for all’ was important. She was born Sarah Fountain and married Philip. Philip & Sarah were farmers in Laceby. It was in his will dated 1712 that Philip left all his lands and all his money to Sarah. Whilst he stipulated it should be used “To settle upon such poor widows or other charitable causes she thought fit”. After careful consideration Sarah set up the charitable trust and named it The Stanford Trust.

One of the five main causes of The Stanford Trust was that a school was to be founded. This was to educate children from Laceby, Barnoldby-le-Beck and Bradley. Sarah further insisted the subjects that were to be taught.

The most interesting subject named was ‘that girls should be taught to cast accounts”. This means they needed to taught, and able to do mathematics. If you were a girl in Laceby, Barnoldby-le-Beck or Bradley this would have been fantastic news – you were going to get an education.

Many members of Star Anise also sang with the choir. They sang a beautiful rendition of ‘Butterfly’.

Our thoughts with Manchester

For our Star Anise class assembly today we shared our thoughts with the people of Manchester. We sent them our love and asked them to stay strong and united. We wrote our thoughts and messages on hearts. We decided to learn the words to Arianna Grande’s song ‘One More Time’ as a way to support the victims.

Healthy Eating Workshops

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.

Road Safety Sticker Day

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.


Year 3 prepared and made a healthy and tasty meal using tomatoes and herbs as the main ingredients.  They made pasta with tomato and basil sauce with herby garlic bread. This involved ensuring hygiene procedures were used, following a recipe, and evaluating the finished dish. Most agreed it was delicious!  Many were inspired to want to cook this recipe using fresh ingredients at home.  We also identified which part of the Eat well plate each of the ingredients belonged to applying our previous learning on healthy eating.

The Club - Thank you!

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.

Can I learn basic First Aid skills?

Barley class learnt the basic skills needed in First Aid. They worked in small groups to act out what they would do in different scenarios.

Well Done Emily!

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!

Relax Kids

Mrs Gresham came and worked with Barley class on ways to help them relax, breathing exercises and mindfulness exercises.

Some of the activities pupils took part in were describing themselves using one word, listening to relaxing music- meditating, 'compliment cloud'. Pupils were shown how to relax their bodies by shaking out their arms, legs, rotating their ankles and wrists. Making a figure of 8 round their eyes and rubbing their cheeks in a circular motion also helps you relax.

The pupils had a wonderful afternoon, thank you to Mrs Gresham for delivering these sessions- the pupils really enjoyed relax kids programme!

Humberside Fire Service 27 April

Foundation and KS1

Today our assembly was led by Sara and Shona from the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service who talk to us about Fire Safety. We learnt about smoke alarms and which rooms to put them in around our homes. Then we were told what to do if someones clothes caught fire and to 'STOP, DROP and ROLL'. Can you tell a grown up the rhyme? 'Get out, Stay out, call 999'


The Humberside Fire and Rescue team came to speak to Key Stage 2 pupils about the dangers of fires, what to do in an emergency and also what to do if there is a fire. Pupils asked some excellent questions and learnt about fire safety.

LQ: When the going gets tough, how do we cope?

Barley class have been discussion the following question, 'When the going gets tough, how do we cope? We had an excellent discussion on the different types of activities we do when we are feeling stressed, worried or in need of a break. Barley class use a wide range of activities to help them relax.

Mental Health Discussion: Feeling unhappy? How could we help?

The Sunflowers discussed how important it is to look after each other and enjoy good health. They agreed that healthy eating and exercise are important ways to look after our bodies. Then they thought about looking after our mental health. If someone was feeling unhappy, how could we help them?

Stanley- Give them a card to cheer them up.
Holly- Talk to them and ask what's wrong.
Finley- Listen carefully to them. It might help them to just talk about their problems.
Ella- Let Mrs. Cawley talk to them. She helps people when they are worried.
Awis- I would help someone who was upset by putting their things away for them.

Mustard Class: Mental Health

We were asked to consider what is meant by Mental health as part of our SMSC (Social, moral, spiritual and cultural) learning.

We talked with partners and in small groups to discuss positive and negative mental health and thought of strategies to help us when we have negative feelings.  Some of the responses were recorded on the interactive white board.

Most of us had a clearer insight as to what mental health meant by the end of the lesson.

International Day of Happiness

Red Nose Day

Sunflower Class raised a total of £27.35 on Red Nose Day for Comic Relief. Well done everyone!

After School Club

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.

Dentist Visit

Children from Seedlings class have been learning about how the dentist helps us and ways to look after our teeth. Tracy, the dentist, showed us some of her tools and equipment then talked about how to brush our teeth correctly for 2 minutes. Tracy then showed us some real teeth that had not been brushed correctly and had tooth decay! Next, we played a game to find out which foods were ‘good’ and which were ‘bad’ for our teeth. Later, we dressed up as dentists, looked closely at each other’s teeth and took home a new toothbrush too!

LQ: Can I learn about eating healthy eating and how to have a balanced diet? 

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!

Sticker Day Campaign

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.

LQ: Is the Internet safe? Is the internet a good thing? Is it always right to put your opinion online?  

As part of our deeper questioning focus in Barley Class, we posed the following questions: Is the internet safe? Is the internet a good thing? Is it always right to put your opinion online? Pupils created posters of their thoughts and opinions and then discussed these questions in small groups. There were some very powerful discussions from each pupil.

Internet Safety Week

As part of Internet Safety Week we are developing our deeper thinking skills. We posed the question "Is the Internet Safe?" We discussed as a class the positives and negatives of the Internet and chose the ones we thought were the best.

How safe is the internet?

Mustard Class were involved in a debate relating to 'How safe is the internet?'  There were some very interesting and profound questions posed by the children, which were then answered by some of their peers.  The children definitely showed their understanding of using the Internet safely.  Well done Mustard Class!

Road Safety

Mustard Class learnt about blind spots in lorries and the importance of keeping their distance from large, heavy vehicles, in order to keep themselves safe on the road.

Silver Award

Stanford School has achieved the Silver Award for the Healthy Places Scheme.  We have shown that we follow an exciting, healthy curriculum, where everybody, children and staff, are encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle.  Well done Stanford!

Community Volunteers 1 February

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.

Owls visit

Juniper Class

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

Mustard Class

Mustard Class really enjoyed meeting the different types of owls that made a flying visit to Stanford today.  They (the children) were very inquisitive and asked several profound questions about our visitors.

Year 5 and 6 Collaboration

Mustard and Barley Classes worked together to find a Newspaper clip to analyse and label  with the features of a newspaper.  The children enjoyed supporting one another with their learning.

Dental Hygiene

Today Miss Devaney came to talk to Seedlings class about dental hygiene and ways to keep our teeth healthy. We learnt about cleaning our teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day and foods we should not eat too often such as sweets

Road Safety

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.

Children in Need

Well done to all the children in Stanford for their contributions towards Children in Need day.  The amounts for each team have been totalled and are as follows:

Blue £61.85
Green £47.84
Yellow £56.60
Red £61 79

Altogether, £228.08 was raised to support this needy cause.  Once again, thank you to all the parents who continue to give their support

A huge thanks to parents and children for supporting this event.  Each class went in turn to place all their loose change onto a Pudsey Bear of their team colour.  We have not, as yet, calculated the amount given, but will send a text as soon as we know.  Please look at the photos.  A brilliant effort!

Sunflower Class

Sunflower Class kindly donated lots of money for Children in Need and Elliott baked special Pudsey cakes for everyone! Bestsie- It was very kind of Elliott to bring them in. Jamie- The money will help children who haven't got many things. Millie- The money will help poorly children get better.

Anti-Bullying Week

The children had a busy week reminding them about anti-bullying, what it is and what to do about it.  We shared some of the activities they were involved in in our Friday morning Assembly.  Some of the activities included acting out scenarios, designing super heroes to combat bullying and a rap.  All the classes collaborated with another class at some time during the week.  This has really reinforced the importance of anti-bullying.  Well done Stanford!'

Seedlings Class

This week our focus has been about ‘Anti-bullying’. During the week children from Seedlings class thought about who they might talk to if they felt sad, talked about 'top tips for a happy school' and played collaboratively with Pumpkin class. We also recognised extra friendly children during the week.

Sunflower and Mustard Class

Sunflower class and Mustard class worked together during Anti-Bullying Week. They made wreaths out of their hands and wrote down the qualities of a good friend. They acted out scenarios to show what a good friend would do if they saw someone who was injured or who felt lonely. This collaboration enabled the children to make new friends with someone from a different class. The children sang a rap together and taught each other games outside to develop all the positive friendship messages further.

Awis- I liked playing with Brandon. We played tig.

Thomas- I enjoyed making new friends and playing with them.

Louis- I enjoyed playing with new friends. We played 'Piggy in the Middle.'

Charlie- I liked teaching Connor how to balance.

Jess K- It was good to make new friends.

Brandon- I liked learning the rap. It was about good anti-bullying messages.

Olivia- I liked playing with Jasmine and Jorja outside.

Holly- I liked making my hand for the wreath. I wrote kind things on it.

Mr Fairfax

Mr. Fairfax from The Royal British Legion came to school to talk to us about Remembrance.
The children in Sunflower class explained what they learnt:

Olivia- We remember people who have been in the war.
Katie- He told us if we wear a poppy it will help us to remember.
Finley- The poppy money goes to a charity. They help people who have been injured or families who have lost a mum or dad.

British Values

Mustard Class worked in groups to discuss various aspects of British Values, which they then presented back to the class. Some of the children were surprised that most of these values are followed through in school! They all shared some brilliant explanations. Well done Mustard Class!

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Litter Picking

Some of our Year 5 children led an assembly relating to keeping our school environment litter free.  These children give up playtimes and lunch times to pick up litter around the school.  They do a wonderful job!


The majority of the children in Mustard Class have volunteered to be 'Play leaders' to support KS1 children at playtimes.  They all produced Powerpoints and voted for the best one to be presented in an Assembly.

A Healthy Start 22 September

Today got off to a healthy start as we ran a mile round the school field before lessons.

Healthy Eating

As part of our Healthy  Places project we are moving towards earning the Silver award and, as part of this, we are keeping a close eye on Healthy Eating.  Next week, Mustard Class will be looking at lunchboxes and awarding stickers to those children who have a healthy and  balanced lunchbox.  This will begin on Tuesday the 12th July and will continue for the week.

Some of our children in Mustard Class led an Assembly today to remind the school of the importance of eating healthily.

Typeonesie day 18 November

Today Juniper Class came dressed in our onesies to support Typeonesie day.  We were given a talk by a class member with type 1 diabetes where we learnt all about the condition and how it affects people.  We looked at the equipment needed and got to cuddle the type1diabetes bear which shows all the places where people with diabetes can be injected/tested.

"I didn't realise how hard it must be for her"
"I hope they find a cure"
"I now understand all about type one diabetes and glad that we learnt about it so I know about it."


Azem told Sunflower class all about how he and his family celebrate their special festival called Eid-Ul-Adha. He showed the children his special clothes, demonstrated how he prays on his prayer mat and then gave everyone a chocolate! The class wished him 'Happy Eid!'


Seedlings Class have celebrated Eid-Al-Adha this week. Mrs Feghia and Mrs Harib came to talk to Seedlings class. We were shown a prayer mat and how to kneel and pray. Mrs Feghia showed us the writing in a special book called The Quran and how to wear a hijab. Awis even brought a chocolate for everyone too. 'Happy Eid to everyone'.


We had two days to experience and learn about Indian Culture and the Festival of Diwali. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

'Stanford in Action' evening 30 September

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Breakfast Club

Year 4 Mustard Class power point presentation in school morning assembly.

Breakfast Club Launch

We launched the Stanford Breakfast Club on Wednesday 3rd June. The children enjoyed a short zumba  routine followed by a breakfast of smoothy, cereal and toast.  The press arrived to capture the fun and pictures can be found in the Telegraph.

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