On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
On Friday 17th November we celebrated the grand opening of our new Foundation Stage unit. Assets, Governors and friends of the school joined the celebrations. As well as Parents, carers and family members being invited where our wonderful Buttercups welcomed them all to their wonderful new unit!
This space is just one area around the school that has been developed to provide new pupil places within the school. This project was managed and funded by the LA in partnership with Equans- Thank you!
Local Councillor David Hasthorpe and MP Martin Vickers officially opened the unit followed by our parent and carers coming to visit the unit. Our wonderful Buttercup class performed to songs with their handmade Diva lamps- magical!
Thank to you all that have been involved in this project and to our Stanford family for their continued support- we hope you enjoyed the cake!!
This week we have been learning about how to stay safe near roads. We learnt about Stop, look, listen and think when crossing a road. We looked at safe places to cross roads including Zebra crossings and Pelican crossings.
We enjoyed playing the Stop and Go game on the KS1 playground.
In our continuious provision we decided on where to put zebra crossings on roads in our small play area. Outside we used Stop, Go and give way signs as well as a zebra crossing. When we are on the bikes we wear a helmet to protect our head.
This week Buttercup class have been learning about why we wear poppies. We made our own poppies:
This week we have been learning our Diwali. On Monday we had a special visitor who shared the Rama and Sita story.
In class we have been exploring ways that Diwali is celebrated including making Diwa lamps, Rangoli patterns, Mendi hand patterns.
Buttercup class have loved exploring pumpkins from our class pumpkin patch role play area.
This afternoon we learnt the history behind Bonfire night. We then used chalk, wax crayon, pencil crayon or paint to create our own fireworks.
Here are some of our finished Firework night pictures.
We also learnt about keeping safe on Firework night and looking after our pets.
Buttercup class were so excited to share the goodies they collected on their Autumn walks. Some great language used to describe the crispy, crunchy leaves, shiny conkers, pricky leaves, hard fir cones, orange pumpkins.
We used our treasures to make Autumn Collages
We all look so cheerful in our yellow clothes today supporting Mental Health awareness day.
We started the day with a good mood song and actions.
We revisited our Mood monster story. We thought about different things that can go in the different colour jars.
Mrs Petyt showed us how to plant our Winter Pansies. We saw the roots that needed covering in compost and noticed the bright colours of the petals. We had to water them so they will stay alive. We took it in turns and showed good listening.
The Harvest Festival was an amazing event. Each of the classes prepared something to share - pieces of art, letters, poems and songs. It was lovely seeing the Foundation children join us to share their song. Rev Chris came to talk to us about harvest and spoke about how it is important to share and care for each other, qualities which we treasure within our school.