Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
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.
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.
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:
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:
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
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.
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.
Improved health and happiness
Improved engagement and morale
Raised attendance levels for staff and children
Raised attainment and progression for staff
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
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:
Sunflowers and Seedlings have begun to learn about the 'Ten Keys to a happier life.'
They joined together this week to look at number three: Exercising! They had fun exercising together and playing lots of team games.
Here is why exercising is so important: Our body and our mind are connected. Being active makes us happier as well as being good for our physical health. It instantly improves our mood and can even lift us out of a depression. We don't all need to run marathons - there are simple things we can all do to be more active each day. We can also boost our well-being by unplugging from technology, getting outside and making sure we get enough sleep!
Sunflower Class enjoyed helping our Head Boy to raise money for vulnerable and disabled children in our local area. Well done everyone!
Well done to our termly attendance raffle winners. We are very proud of all the pupils who reach 100% attendance and no lates!
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!
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 www.cosmickids.com
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."
Well done to the winners of the ‘design an outfit’ competition organised by a group of year 6 pupils. The year 6 team led the special assembly, organised the work and chose the winners. Excellent designing skills, interesting colours and a range of materials were used.
Gung Hay Fat Choy! – Happy New Year.
This week we have been celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the ‘Pig’. There have been lots of different activities including, listening to the Chinese Zodiac story and sequencing the animals, tasting Chinese food, serving customers in the Chinese restaurant and using chopsticks! We explored Chinese writing and tasted noodles, rice, spring rolls and prawn crackers!
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.
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.
In Key Stage 2 we have been discussing Fundamental British Values and what it means to us. This week we focused on 'Individual Liberty'.
We ranked different statements about Our Rights in order of importance;
'This was a really difficult task - how can you say one is more important? They are all important and everyone will have a different idea of what to put first' - Charlie, Year 6
'My group all disagreed, we couldn't decide so had to have quite a debate about it' - Lucy, Year 5
'Every group had a different idea of what order they should be in. None of us agreed, all of them are really important' - Finley, Year 3
Children enjoyed their debates, giving reasons for their opinions and understanding that there was no right or wrong answer, everyone has their own opinion, which are all respected.
Emma from the NSPCC came to talk to us about the work the NSPCC do, show Buddy, the 'Speak out' mascot and introduce a fundraising sponsored event.
As part of our 'Speak Out. Stay Safe.' learning this term, we participated in a special assembly with Emma from the NSPCC. We discussed what sort of behaviours are okay, and who we can talk to if we are worried, concerned, or just need someone to have a chat with!
To say thank you for the assembly and workshops, we used our Pupil Voice teams to discuss what type of fundraiser we would like to do to help raise money to support the super work that the NSPCC do.
We decided on a Stanford School Golden Mile Colour Run - it was great fun!
Well done to the polite point winners this week - excellent role models.
Well done to the behaviour raffle winners - excellent role models.
Wow- well done to the 100% attendance and no late raffle winners!
Great last day fun - our special reward assembly, year 4 dancers, attendance and behaviour certificates along with a good sing-a-long!
Happy Christmas Everyone.
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.
Barley class worked in pairs to explain what extreme means. We then used these meanings to understand what extremism is and discussed where this had occurred in the past.
Pupils were also able to give other examples that linked to books they had read, films they had watched. Barley class discussed why people may hold these views and held a class discussion about these.
This week Seedlings class have been learning about ways to keep safe when near traffic. We listened to Mark from Humberside Fire and Rescue who explained the importance of wearing seat belts, cycle helmets and hi viz clothing as part of our road safety week. We then went outside to used the road signs to practise crossing the road safely and to find safe places to cross a road, such as a zebra crossing.
Thank you to the year 5 team who organised the ‘Stanford’s Got Talent Show’ which was a brilliant event in school. Special mention to all the contestants and to L who was placed in first position for outstanding piano playing.
Take a look at the wonderful activities we have been doing to raise money for Children in Need. From matching the Pudsey Pairs on the whiteboard, icing spotty biscuits, making Pudsey ears and painting pictures of Pudsey we have had lots of fun working together
This week in Seedlings, our focus has been about ‘Anti-bullying ’. During the week children from Seedlings class thought about what they could do to help make everyone happy, talked about 'top tips for a happy school' and made hand prints together with a with a new or different friend.
We also recognised extra friendly children during the week and wore our odd socks for International Tolerance day too.
As part of commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1 some members of Star Anise and Barley helped make poppies as part of a display in the KS2 playground. "Lest We Forget"
Thank you to the Litter Picker Team for their help and time ensuring any litter that blows into the school ground is tidied away. The group meet at lunchtimes and are very committed and organised. School has met with the Council too to look for extra recycling bins around the area.
Mr Forest from the British Legion led our Poppy Day assembly today and shared photos from the special events in the summer from Ypres and the World War I Centenary Events.
As part of our mental health awareness day children talked about what things they do that make them feel happy.
A.B. - "Play with my dog Harley."
O.H. - "Play with the trains and build a long one with lots of carriages."
T.S. - "To make me happy I go to the park and play on the round-about."
B.A - "When my uncle comes to my house, that makes me happy. We play hide and seek."
J.F. - "To my mummy and daddy."
W.V. - "To a buddy or friend."
M.E. - "To the teachers."
J.R. - "To nanna and grandad."
We then went outside to clap as hard as we can for as long as we can. Take a look at how we got on, it certainly made us feel happy!
The Sunflowers discussed how important it is to look after our mental health. They discussed what they could do if they were feeling sad, stressed or worried. They each made a special wristband with the name of a person who could help them (at either home or at school) and they showed them in assembly.
Well done to the pupils involved in Bikeability. There has been positive feedback from all the coaches and the pupils have impressed the staff with their positive attitudes too.
Well done to A for her charity work to support the Little Princess Trust - she raised over £1000! Mum and school were very proud!
Thank you to all those who supported our joint Macmillan Coffee Morning with the Stanford Library - we raised £388! Well done to all the pupils who performed their poems and songs. Thank you to those who kindly donated cakes and to all the volunteers who organised the refreshments. It was a wonderful event for a very worthwhile cause.
Everyone enjoying a good book in the sunshine! Thank you to our Reader Leader Lunchtime Club helpers.
Mr Daniels talked to the pupils about Karate skills and showed some basic karate moves. Lots of pupils were interested in finding out more at the local club.
Great to see pupils being so active at lunchtime and enjoying the new outdoor gym equipment
Well done to the team for selling cakes to raise funds for their brother’s exciting Scout trip. We sold ice cream too for school funds and we raised £75.00 each! Have a wonderful Summer and thank you for your support.
What a wonderful end of year assembly we have had! Full of certificates, prizes, singing and dancing…. School’s Out for Summer!!
What a fantastic day we have had at Cleethorpes! The sun was shining on Barley class as they enjoyed the beach, bowling and lunch at Papa's fish and chips!
A spectacular end of year production from Barley Class! Full of singing, dancing and drama to showcase all their talents, well done!
Wow! Don’t these look delicious?! Year 5 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed taking on the responsibility of various gardening areas around school. They decided to grow strawberries outside our classroom and they have done a wonderful job. Well done gardeners!
‘They have grown so well, they’re huge and very red!’ – Esmae
‘These strawberries are absolutely delicious! – Jessica
We combined our musical talents with our awareness of diversity to celebrate Stanfest. We learned that Makaton is used alongside spoken language to help with language development. One of the children in our class used Makaton when they were learning to talk.
We worked hard to practise our finished musical pieces. Our parents and carers were delighted with our performance.
Mrs Harib said “What a well organised and lovely event. All of the children did very well.”
Anthony’s Mum was so impressed that she wants to learn the songs with Makaton signs too!
Here are the links if you would like to learn along with us.