Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
E. office@stanfordschool.co.uk
Contact. Miss King (Business Manager)

Seedlings Class Blog

On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.

Information for Parents

From 8th June 2020, the home learning will be slightly different. Each year group will be set work from Hamilton’s Education Trust to include daily Maths and English Activities. These will be clearly labelled each week on blog pages. In addition to this, staff will be setting Science/ other subject activity, SMSC/ well-being activities as well as spellings on Spelling Shed.

The DfE states, ‘no school will be penalised if they are unable to offer a broad and balanced curriculum during this period.’ The Government have worked closely with other key partners to ensure the support is there for ‘remote’ learning resources.

There are also additional resources available that are recommended from the DfE:

  • Oak National Academy, an online classroom set up by teachers, covering the curriculum (including specialist content for pupils with SEND) for every year group from Reception through to Year 10. By the end of week two, Oak had 1.4 million users who had viewed over 4 million lessons
  • BBC Bitesize which has developed a comprehensive new education package, available on TV, via the red button and iPlayer and online at BBC Bitesize. Bitesize Daily TV shows were watched by over 2m households on iPlayer in the first two weeks of transmission Staff will, in addition, be providing weekly web based learning activities including Hamilton, Spelling Shed, SMSC and science/other activity. Please see our web site for links.

Thank you for your continued support, you are doing an amazing job!

Home Learning

Week Beginning 29th June

Hello, Seedlings,
I hope you have been enjoying the lovely sunshine and your keeping safe in the sun too.  This week can you learn a song about the day's of the week or put the days of the week in the right order? Perhaps you could look for different things that float or sink too.
Love from Miss Wilson

    Science Task    Spelling Shed 

Additional teaching resources

BBC Bitesize  Oak National Academy 

Summer Reading Challenge

We would love you to take part in this exciting Reading Challenge!
Mrs. Wink would like you to draw a picture of your favourite Silly Squad character and post it through the Stanford Centre letterbox. When the library reopens your picture will be on display!

Summer Reading Challenge

Additional websites & useful links

Guess the Teacher - ANSWERS

Our documents are in PDF format, unless otherwise stated. If you are unable to open them then you can download a free PDF reader from Adobe.

Free Reading E-Books

Captain Tom Moore: Say Happy 100th Birthday to him!

Captain Tom Moore aged 99 has raised over £12m walking 100 laps of his garden for the NHS!

His 100th birthday is on 30th April. Due to lockdown, he is unable to have a big family party. So lots of children are making him a special birthday card and sharing it online (with help from an adult), so he can see them on his special day. This girl explains how to do it.

Coronavirus a book for children

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for primary age children.

  • What is the coronavirus?
  • How do you catch the coronavirus?
  • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
  • Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
  • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
  • Why are some places we normally go to closed?
  • What can I do to help?
  • What’s going to happen next?

Coronavirus a book for children

Bird Watching

How many different birds can you spot in your garden?

Spring Art: Be inspired by an artist and see what’s growing in your garden!

David Hockney, a famous British artist has created these colourful Spring pictures in his garden. Can you draw or paint pictures like him?

Grow a Rainbow

A great idea for a fun activity at home - grow your own Rainbow! With just felt tip pens, kitchen roll and water!

Online Safety

With the increasing use of smartphones and internet ready devices during this challenging period, it is important to still remain vigilant in how our children are using their devices, what they are accessing, and who they are communicating with and how.  It is also important to put some limit on their devices to give them time away from the screens, to spend quality time with their family and pursue other activities.

As parents we can find this challenging and difficult to manage. Google have released FAMILY LINK - a fabulous app that allows parents to monitor and manage devices set up with a Google account and Android devices. The following is a guide on how to access to set up this app.

I would also like to remind you of the parent guides to the many popular apps children will be using to keep in contact with their friends, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and gaming platforms on the web.  Whilst social contact is important during this time, it is vital that we ensure our children are using these safely with the correct privacy settings.

Family Link Guide for Parents

Online Safety at Home

Children's mental health

ThinkUKnow Inline Safety Pack

Stanford E-Safety Advice

Humberside Crime Commissioner: Protect your child from grooming during Covid-19

Humberside Crime Commissioner: Support for Protecting Children Online

Spelling games:

https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=2232
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=17675
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=3578

Create stories:

https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=14293

Sentence games:

https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=21426
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=13575
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=3360
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type2.asp?display=3366 https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type2.asp?display=3366
Metal or cloth? www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=13140
Properties of materials: www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=23492
Changing the shape of materials: www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=23490

Art projects inspired by famous artists: www.redtedart.com

Test your musical skills: www.musicteachers.co.uk/resources/funstuff

Play music games:
www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise

www.primarygames.com/arcade/music.php

Phonics Play Interactive phonics, printable resources and advice for parents. A resource our children are familiar with.

Letters and Sounds Lots of free resources for parents who are following the Letters and Sounds programme, created within themes which will engage all children.

Little Owl Resources Lots of free downloadable resources.

Cbeebies Games, activities and puzzles.

Numberblocks A resource to support the learning of numbers.

Dr Chips Daily Dose of STEM activities

Reading Books You can Read Online!

The Collins Reading Scheme for Key Stage 1 is free online at the moment.
log in: parents@harpercollins.co.uk
password: Parents20!

Easter Interactive Fun!

Do a daily jigsaw: www.dailyjigsawpuzzles.net/easter-jigsaws/
Colour an Easter picture: www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Easter.aspx
Play an Easter game: www.squiglysplayhouse.com/Games/Holidays/EasterGames.php
Easter word search: thewordsearch.com/puzzle/261/easter/

Send animated Easter ecards: www.doozycards.com/ecards/easter/animated

Make greetings cards for people at home: www.dltk-cards.com/custom.htm

Do the Easter Hokey Cokey:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSrjE8DKHyg

Sing an Easter hymn:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVoNf8b8-eA

Learn a fun Easter action song:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOVFn2oZXWE

Sing Chick Chick Chick Chicken:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6T9kOJpxRA

Decorate an interactive Easter egg:
www.akidsheart.com/holidays/easter/ojs9/easterdeco.html

Time Capsule

Create a time capsule of memories during our time away from school, using these templates record key moments and information to look back on in years to come

Chipper ClubChipper Club

Meet Chipper the puppy here to help entertain you at home!

The Grimsby Telegraph are launching Chipper Club with exciting home learning projects.
The projects are all about friendship, helping others, being cheerful and showing kindness to animals.
Your parent/carer will need to Sign You Up
Once each project is done, your parent/carer can submit a photo of your work to the Chipper Club for publication online. At the end of all the projects, they will send you a certificate.

Fun Animal Activities

Do an animal jigsaw every day. You can select from 6 pieces to 247 pieces!

Colour online silly animals to make you smile. My favourite is the Frog Moth (Mrs. B 😊)

Build habitats suitable for each animal

Zoo animals word search

Sing along to The Lion Sleeps Tonight. You can sing different parts (YouTube)

Animal exercises. Can you think of any more? (YouTube)

Do The Jungle Book dance (YouTube)

Listen to the poem: The Fish That Couldn’t Climb Trees. Turn the sound off and read it yourself! (YouTube)

Read animal stories and answer the interactive quiz questions (YouTube)

Learn about amazing animals from National Geographic Kids. There are lots of videos on YouTube (YouTube)

Maths games:

https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=3988
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=2679
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=1506
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=2958
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=17241
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=17245
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=2969
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=1772
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=13146
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=2959
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=18
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=12976
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=2327
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=18304
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=17982
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=17340
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=3322
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=13504
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=22579
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=13675
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=17490
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=15644
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=31
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=3327
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=2274
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=2693
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type4.asp?display=16543
https://www.atschool.co.uk/activity-type3.asp?display=3991

Sing and get moving with these feel good songs from Jack Hartmann

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cswroZoOjv8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLaJ4jyKBUY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_myZmniNNgk

Getty Museum Art Challenge

View art work in the museum: https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/
Can you recreate  an artwork with items around your house?
Here are some created by other people to inspire you: https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-artworks-recreated-with-household-items-by-creative-geniuses-the-world-over/

Rainbow Fun

Sing a rainbow song
Do the rainbow dance
Read a rainbow poem: A Rainbow of Colours
Listen to a rainbow story
Do rainbow exercises
Learn how rainbows are formed
Look at beautiful rainbows
Learn how to draw a rainbow
Write a rainbow poem
Describe Yourself on the All About Me Rainbow
Make a rainbow collage with objects you can find at home

Sunshine activities to brighten your day!

Sing Here Comes the Sun
Sing and dance along to Walking on Sunshine
Learn scientific facts about the sun
Learn how to draw a cute sun
Make a 3D paper sun
Do an online sunflower jigsaw
Read the story The Wind and the Sun and answer the questions.

Music Express has a Song Bank of over 400 songs in an array of styles. You can sing songs from around the world, in parts of unison, as a round, with actions or with instruments. You can filter songs by year (age), theme, musical style or season. To access these songs log in: parents@harpercollins.co.uk password: Parents20!

Welcome to the Great Indoors: www.scouts.org.uk
100 + fun activities to help you learn new skills.

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Complete the fun challenges and learn about plant and fungal science.

For the latest news about online learning visit: stayhome.academy

Keeping Fit and Healthy

It's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised and more optimistic.  Here are some suggested websites to access at home;  

Cosmic Kids Yoga (Youtube)

Joe Wicks BodyCoach Sessions (Youtube)

Health for Kids

Go Noodle

Change4Life

Just Dance (Youtube)

Mindfulness and Meditation for Children

Date:
26 June
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Sports Week

Our focus has been keeping active as part of National Sports Week.

Monday's athletic challenge was to see how many jumps we could do in 1 minute.
Tuesday's aiming sports challenge involved counting how many times we could aim and throw the bean bag into the hoop.
Wednesday's challenge involved practising skills used in team sports such as throwing and catching a bean bag.
Thursday's adventure sports skills focused on skipping.
Friday's artistic sports gave us time to practise our yoga moves!

What a busy week!

Date:
23 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Sports Competition

We recently had our second intra school competition, led by Premier Sports, on Archery and Dodgeball. Please see the overall winners…. Well done to Red team!

Date:
17 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Role Playing

Children have enjoyed the Post Office and Toy Shop role play areas. Acting out roles such as answering the telephone, taking messages, serving customers and much more.

Date:
17 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Chromatography

On Tuesday we learnt about ‘Chromatography’ and investigated how colours can be ‘separated’, looking at which colours made each felt pen! We drew a coloured spot using a felt pen onto filter paper and carefully put the bottom of the paper into water. Then we watched the colours separate. Look at what we found out.

Date:
16 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Over the Rainbow

For our themed work ‘Over the Rainbow’ we have been very creative using all the various colours. From using one colour in the sand or water, making rainbow coloured bottles and streamers, plus mixing paint to create new colours in a rainbow.

Can you name all the colours in the rainbow?

Can you sing a song about a rainbow?

Date:
13 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

GB Athletes sponsor event

An Olympic Badminton player Jenny Wallwork and Swimmer James Kirton, came to work with Stanford school pupils as part of a sponsored circuit challenge. Take a look at how Seedlings class did!

Date:
13 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Washing our hands

Children have been embedding their hand washing skills outdoors to try and wash the germs from the rubber gloves hands. We certainly had lots of bubbles and did a great job remembering how to wash our hands.

Date:
11 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

‘Don’t Tip The Ship!’ Science Investigation

On Tuesday’s Science Day Seedlings, Sunflower and Pumpkin classes all joined together to investigate 3 different things. In this group we made boats that were all the same and tried to keep them afloat with different objects. We counted how many cubes, stones or counters we could put into the boats without them sinking. We had lots of fun investigating in the water!

Date:
10 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Rainbow Collage

Children have coloured their rainbow and used various collage materials including orange lentils, purple sand and blue shiny paper.

Date:
10 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Our Diverse Planet

As part of our Science week, we have been scientist learning about our diverse planet. Children have worked collaboratively with Year 1 and 2 to find out about native animals, our bodies and objects that float or sink.

Date:
10 March
Posted by:
Miss Brady

British Science Week: Is everyone's body the same?

The children played 'Simon Says' to learn the different parts of the body. They compared their bodies with others: looking at eye colour, hair colour, height, size of their hands and feet and length of their arms and legs.

J- I looked in the mirror and I could see that I have blue eyes.
J- My hand was bigger than a Year 2 boy's. I was surprised because I'm in a little class and he is older than me.
C and T- We found out that we have the same sized hands.
A- Mrs. Brady's hand was almost the same size as mine!
B and E- We are what we thought: the older person is taller.
W and J- We had the same sized feet, even though we are not the same age.
T- Everyone in our group has two arms, two hands, two eyes- but some things look different. There might be different colours and different sizes and shapes.
F- I enjoyed drawing around a person and making the picture look just like them.

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Washing your hands

Seedlings children have been learning a catchy song to help them to remember how to wash their hands!


Watch a different song about how to wash your hands

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

World Book Day

Seedlings had great fun on ‘World Book Day’ dressing up as their favourite story characters. There was The The Hungry Caterpillar Butterfly, The BFG, Alice in Wonderland, a Wolf and even a new teacher for the day called Miss. Poppins! Lots of paired reading took place too before joining together to share our costumes and announce the book in a box winners in assembly.

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Fielding

World Book Day KS1 Group Activities

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Fielding

World Book Day Books in a box

Date:
4 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish Vectors by Vecteezy

Our class story this term is ‘Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister. It is about a fish who doesn’t want to share his shiny scales with the other fish. Here are some suggestions why we would recommend this book to others.

W.C – “This story is good to read because, when Rainbow Fish shares his scales at the end of the story it makes everyone feel happy.”
MH – “Rainbow Fish went to the deep, dark cave to see the wise Octopus. Octopus helped Rainbow Fish to do the right thing.”
E.E – “We lent about what happens when you don’t share – you don’t have friends.”
C.M “Little blue fish asked nicely and said ‘please’.”
H.W “The shiny scales shimmer on the page in the book.”

Date:
4 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Programming

This week children have been programming the Beebots to move in different directions including forwards, backwards and turning around.

Date:
3 March
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Snowdrop Experiment

Seedlings class have been investigated what would happen when we put snowdrops in different coloured water. Can you tell a grown up what happened?

Date:
28 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Foundation and Year 6 Collaboration

Seedlings had a fabulous time practising their maths skills with Barley class. We played an adding to 10 game using our fingers to help and there was amazing peer support and lots of fun too!

Date:
27 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Colours

This half term Seedlings are learning all about colours and using these words to talk like an expert. Can you use these words to describe the different colours and how colours change?

Date:
25 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Pancake Day

Today is Pancake day and children have been learning about why people celebrate this day. We learnt that pancake day is also called Shrove Tuesday and that it is celebrated on the Tuesday before Lent. Christians celebrate this time of year and might promise to give something up, such as chocolate or sweets for 40 days until Easter.

Children made pancakes with the playdoh and wrote a pancake promises.

Date:
13 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Pop-up puppets

Linked to our toy town work Seedlings class have been combining and joining materials together to make a pop-up puppet. They painted a face, added hair and cut and shaped materials to create a pop-up hat!

Date:
12 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Friendship Event

Children enjoyed the various crafts and activities at our Friendship fundraising event.

Date:
11 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Safer Internet Day

Date:
10 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Seedlings Learning Share

Seedlings class have invited family members to come and share their learning with them at our learning share this afternoon. Children showed their grow up their phonics, maths and toy town themed skills, which was truly enjoyed by everyone.

“A brilliant idea, really enjoyed sharing what the children had learnt.”
“Fantastic examples of how the children are learning and having fun!”

Date:
6 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Toytown Higher Order Questions

Date:
6 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Gymnastics in PE

Children have been exploring different ways to travel in P.E. Moving on two hands and feet, showing different ways to roll along a mat and travelling high and low along a bench.

Date:
5 February
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise ways to take care of myself?

As part of mental health week Seedlings class have been talking about when they have 'felt brave', following the story 'Be Brave Little Penguin'.

Seedlings children then joined together with pupils for Year 6 to relax, be calm and learn some yoga moves!

Date:
30 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I explore ways to celebrate Chinese New Year?

Gung Hay Fat Choy! – Happy New Year.

This week we have been celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the ‘Rat’. There have been lots of different activities including, listening to the Chinese Zodiac story and sequencing the animals, tasting Chinese food, using chop sticks to pick up small objects and writing Chinese symbols too!

Date:
28 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I sing songs to an audience?

Seedlings and Sunflower children joined together to sing songs and actions to say thank you to the volunteers and helper in our school.

Date:
24 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I listen to stories and select a book from Stanford library?

This term we have been visiting the Stanford library and listening to stories read by Mrs Wink, the librarian. Mrs Wink talked to us about what happens at a library, before we then went to look for a book we would like to take home and share with a grown up.

Date:
24 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Seedlings Enterprise

We are very proud and excited to have received the Mobilo, which the Seedlings children decided to buy using our Christmas enterprise money. Take a look at some of the models we have made.

Date:
22 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I observe and count the birds?

As part of the RSPB ‘Big School Birdwatch’ we went outside to the school’s nature area to observe all the different birds that were coming into our school grounds. We talked about the different types and colours of birds and counted the birds we spotted using our binoculars! There were some nests and bird boxes, where birds might live and spotted some bird food on the table!

Can you talk to a grown up about ways to help care for the birds?

Date:
22 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I enjoy taking part in stories outdoors?

It was a cold day so we wrapped up warm, took our woodland maps we had drawn and set off to the nature area for our teddy bears picnic. We sang songs and ate teddy bear biscuits. We took care of our teddy bears and made sure they had a little bite to eat too!

Next we acted out the story ‘Were going on a bear hunt’ and squelched through the mud!

Finally, we journeyed back to the classroom with our tired little teddy bears….

Date:
21 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise how things change?
LQ: Can I add features to my map?

In preparation for our teddy bear's picnic tomorrow, Seedlings class have been busy baking teddy bear biscuits inspired by our toys themed work. Children counted the number of spoons, measured the ingredients and explored the mixture both before and after they had been cooked. We have also drawn maps that we will follow to help us find our way there. Children learned about the different features on a map, such as a path, bridge, stream and woods. All we need now are our wellies and teddy bears!

Date:
17 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I enjoy reading and listening to stories with others?

Seedlings and Sunflowers are joining together on Friday mornings to read to each other. Children will talk about the types of characters within the story and suggesting other possible endings too.

Pupil Voice:

WV: The Seedlings like to listen to us read.
DI: It gives me practice to get better at my own reading.
JM: My reading book makes me laugh.
EE: I can't wait to share my new book next time.
EA: I liked look at the pictures. The story was funny.
AV: I like stories

You can see more pictures on our Gallery page.

Date:
15 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise and sort things that can be recycled?

Today we listened to Jenny from North East Lincs Council, talk about recycling. First we learnt about the words 'Reuse', 'Reduce' and 'Recycle' and what each of them mean before finding out which things can be recycled around our classroom and at home. Then we sorted some items into the correct recycling boxes and bins.

Can you tell a grown up which things can be recycled?

Can you find things you could reuse at home?

Date:
10 January
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Toy Town Hook Day

There has been lots of excitement in Seedlings class for our ‘Hook’ day. We brought our favourite toy to school and wrote a poem about it. We shared our toys with others, used the iPad to take a photograph of our toy and painted a picture of our toy.

Date:
19 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I make a decoration as part of my home learning?

Take a look at our fabulous Christmas tree full of decoration made by Seedlings class. Happy Christmas everyone!

Date:
18 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I take part in festive traditions?

There has been lots of fun and games at our Christmas party. We danced to music with the children from Sunflower class. Santa then came to visit us with an early present to put under our Christmas tree and we sang a Christmas song together. There was more fun enjoying party food and playing pass the parcel. What an exciting day!

Date:
13 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I take part in school's festive celebrations?

Children enjoyed wearing their Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children. We then enjoyed our Christmas lunch with party hats and crackers too!

Date:
12 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I match 1p coin to the price label?

To ensure we are on the 'good' list children worked with Sparkle the elf to complete today's challenge. Children shopped for Christmas toys matching the 1p coins to the price labels.

Date:
12 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I express my thoughts and opinions by voting?

Today has been the General Election and Seedlings class have learnt about different party leaders, houses of parliament and how different party leaders might decide how to spend the country's money!

We linked this with the our Christmas enterprise and decided to vote on how best to spend the money!

Date:
12 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Thank You Mrs Bennett

A very big ‘Thank You’ to Mrs Bennett for knitted all the Seedlings children a winter snowman, we all love them!

Date:
10 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I complete Sparkle the Elf's challenges?

The children in Seedlings class arrived to find a new member of the class……

Santa has sent an elf to watch the children in our class being kind, helpful and caring and will give the children a challenge each day to complete. Today our challenge was join paper together to make a paper chain. We decided to name the elf ‘Sparkle’ and hope we will be on Santa’s ‘Good’ list!!!

Date:
5 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I collaborate with different children to develop maths skills?

Seedlings children have enjoyed working with pupils from Barley class to show their maths skills. From reading, ordering and counting numbers to playing simple adding games it has been lots of fun.

Date:
4 December
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Feeling Festive at Stanford School

At Stanford we have a Christmas tradition where each class makes a Christmas hoop to decorate the hall. Each year we have a different theme and this year it was ‘Winter Wonderland’. The children have worked very hard to make decorations to put on the hoops and they look fantastic….don’t you agree?

Date:
4 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I work together to perform a nativity to others?

Seedlings children have been working together, learning words, actions and songs, to perform their Christmas nativity A King is Born'. A tremendous thank you to parents, governors, helpers and residents from Cloverdale who came to watch our show. What an amazing performance, enjoyed by everyone!

Pupil Voice:

K.R "I liked that last song ‘Thanks and Praise’, it makes me feel happy."
L.B "My best part is when we all stand on the stage to sing at the end."
D.G "I like doing the actions to the songs, my favourite it rocking baby Jesus."
M.H "I like it when I say my words “Give thanks and praise to baby Jesus!"

You can see more pictures on our Nativity Gallery page.

Date:
3 December
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Christmas Fayre

Seedlings class made festive reindeer decorations to sell at our school's Christmas fayre.

Date:
26 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I explore and improve my Maths skills?

Take a look at a selection of the maths work Seedlings class have been enjoying this term. Ordering familiar events, sorting and grouping objects, matching Numicon to its number and making ‘1 less’ than a number.

Date:
18 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I talk about ways to keep safe near roads?

Seedlings class have been learning about ways to keep safe when near traffic. In assembly, Mark, Kieran and Alison talked about road safety, safe places to cross a road, such as a zebra crossing and the importance of wearing hi viz jackets and seat belts in a car.

Can you tell a grown up how to safely cross a road?

Date:
15 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Children in Need

Take a look at the wonderful activities we have been doing to raise money for Children in Need. From making Pudsey cookies with the playdoh to cutting Pudsey ears for our headband we have had lots of fun working together.

Date:
15 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise ways to be kind to others and be a good friend?

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 class and school' and played with a new or different friend. We also recognised extra friendly children during the week.

Date:
14 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I take part in raising awareness for Diabetes?

Well done and a very big ‘thank you’ to the children in Seedlings class for rising £24.70 for the local Diabetes NE Lincolnshire Support Group. Children enjoyed dressing up in as many different colours as they could and decorating a gingerbread biscuit.

You can see more pictures on our Gallery page.

Date:
13 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I join materials by sewing together?

Today we have been very busy with our needle and thread sewing tree decorations for our enterprise craft sale. We were delighted to welcome lots of grandmas, granddads and mums for the afternoon’s activity. We also managed to practise our cutting skills and find time to read a story too. A very big ‘thank you’ for all your help.

Date:
11 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Flu Vaccination

Children from Seedlings class recognised ways to help take care of themselves by having the flu vaccination by the NHS School Nurses Team at school today.  

Date:
11 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I listen to the musical performance ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’?

We thoroughly enjoyed the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ performed through music by MAPAS. There were lots of actions and we learnt all about the different types of musical instruments including ‘percussion’ and ‘string’ instruments.

Pupil Voice

R.M “The shakers were a percussion instrument.”
O.B “I liked the big taiko drums.”
E.S “I liked the giraffe song when he learnt to dance.”
S.C “I was chosen to play a percussion apple, I had to shake it in time with the music.”
J.M “A bow is made from a horse’s tail!.”

Date:
11 November
Posted by:
Mrs Perrin

Stanford Remembers

The children in their individual classes have been thinking about Remembrance day, what it means and why we wear poppies. Today we joined collectively for our Remembrance assembly to observe 2 minutes silence thinking about those who have sacrificed their lives for others during times of war. After this some Year 6 children shared poems they have written about the wars.

Date:
11 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I look at historical artefacts and think about others?
LQ: Can I learn about why people are wearing poppies?

Today is ‘Remembrance Day’ and we have been learning about why people wear poppies. We made a created clay poppies and wrote about poppy day and learnt about Miss Wilson's grandad who was a solider in WW2. We looked at artefacts such as his uniform and medals. In our assembly we sat silently for 2 minutes to remember the soldiers in the war.

Date:
8 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I investigate the best things to wear in the dark?

Children investigated different materials that would help to be seen in the dark. We stuck different materials onto a black T-shirt before shining a torch light onto it to see which one we could then see the best. We learnt about a new word 'reflect' and that the Hi Viz jacket was the best thing to wear to be seen at night. We then sorted pictures into those things that give light and those that don't.

Date:
7 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I listen to the Author Pippa Goodheart read a story?

Seedlings class were very excited to welcome the author Pippa Goodheart. Pippa talked about what the author and illustrator do. She shared some of her books with the class including 'Nelly paints a monster' and 'You Choose'.

Pupil Voice:

M.H "I liked the monsters!."
C.M "It was nice to see Pippa Goodheart. I liked her book You Choose!"
W.C "I liked seeing what was under the flap!"

Date:
5 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise ways to celebrate events from in the past?

We have been celebrating Bonfire Night and learning all about the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

Children have been sequencing pictures of ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ story and learning how Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder!,

We also had fun splattering painting to represent fireworks in the night sky and making making a Guy Fawkes too. It has been a sparkling week!

Can you tell a grown up the 'Fire Safety Code’?

Date:
1 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I read simple words?

Many children have learnt lots of sounds and are beginning to learn how to use these sounds to read some simple words. Can you ‘Fred Talk’ and blend these words?

Date:
1 November
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I look observe handle stick insects

Today Mrs Robinson came to talk to the class about our school stick insects, which we have been responsible for this week.  We all held a stick insect and learnt all about what they eat, how many legs they have and looked at the eggs too.  A big thank you to Mrs Robinson for helping care for them too.

Date:
30 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Happy Halloween!

There were spooky spiders, ghoulish ghosts and perfect pumpkins at our Halloween activity event after school.

Pupil Voice:

L.B "I made a ghost with a scary face."
A.D "I liked making a mummy with white strips. I did it by myself."
E.W "I made a spider, I had to twist its legs."
A.V "I enjoyed the hotdog."

Date:
30 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise ways to celebrate Halloween?

Children took part in some Halloween activities, using tools to scoop out a pumpkin, counting the Halloween objects and joining others at our Halloween event.

Date:
17 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise ways to celebrate Diwali?
LQ: Can I recognise similarities and differences in various celebrations?

This week we have been learning about Diwali. We listened to the story about ‘Rama and Sita’. There were lots of fun activities too including songs, making Rangoli patterns on the floor, Mehndi patterns, and Diva lamps!! Can you sing the song to a grown-up? Little lamps are burning bright, Burning bright, burning bright. Little lamps are burning bright. It's Diwali

Date:
11 October
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise ways to keep myself healthy?

Date:
10 October
Posted by:
Miss WIlson

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

Date:
10 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

World Mental Health Day

As today was World Mental Health Day the children have been thinking about how we can promote positive mental health and what we can do to help us to control our emotions if we are experiencing negative emotions.

In Year 1 they looked at a book called Little Beauty where a gorilla goes through different emotions. The children talked about the different emotions and thought about whether the gorilla had done the right thing to help himself. In

Year 2 the children coloured in hearts and then thought about what they could do if they wanted to feel calm.

Date:
3 October
Posted by:
Miss WIlson

LQ: Can I answer questions about the meaning of Harvest?

Date:
30 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I recognise signs of Autumn
LQ: Can I sort autumn animals and autumn colours?

The sun shone as we put on our wellies and coats and set off in search of autumn animals. We looked in the trees and on the ground to find a spider, owl, squirrel, hedgehog, fox and a bat.

Then, we all searched for autumn colours that were brown, yellow, orange and white in colour.

Next, we worked in teams to sort the animal pictures to find their correct homes.

We then looked for an autumn leaf to bring back to the classroom and look closely at and draw what we see.

You cann see more pictures on our Gallery page.

Date:
30 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival was a joyful celebration introduced by our head boy and girl and Star anise class performed a poem. Rev. Philip Stevens came to say a prayer and give thanks for the food at harvest time. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our celebration, the donations of food will be sent to the homeless charity, Harbour Place.

Date:
27 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I perform songs?

Children joined together to sing songs to family and friends at the Stanford library as part of the Macmillan coffee morning. We all enjoyed our cake and drink too.

Date:
26 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Baking Bread

Following the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and in preparation for our Harvest Festival we were inspired to make some bread.

Our hands and fingers were very busy kneading and rolling the dough. We looked at the ingredients needed and thought of lots of words to describe the dough including ‘squidgy’, ‘soft’ and ‘stretchy’ and how the bread changed once cooked.

Of course the best bit was eating our fresh bread and enjoying the delicious smell!

Pupil Voice:

C.M-S: We put warn water in so it didn't kill the yeast.
J.M: We put bread flour in. We mixed it with our hands - it was messy!
A.V: We used our hands to squeeze the dough.
E.A: We stretched the dough.
C.M: We put the tray on top of the oven where it was warm. This made the dough grow

You can see more picture on our Gallery page.

Date:
20 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

Q: Can I show an interest in different household jobs families do?

LWe have been learning about the household jobs such as cleaning, washing the clothes and pots.

Date:
19 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I answer questions, giving a reason why?

Take a look at our responses to our Higher Order Questions about families, which aim to deepen our thinking and reasoning skills.

Date:
6 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

LQ: Can I share and handle tools safely?
LQ: Can I talk about the plants?

Today the children have been busy planting winter flowers in the Seedlings outdoor area. They did lots of digging with the trowel and looked at the roots on the plants too. We then drew pictures and made marks and letter shapes about what we did.

You can see more picture on our Gallery page.

Date:
6 September
Posted by:
Miss Wilson

First Days at School

Take a look at what the children have been up to on their first few days at school. From balancing on the trim trail to digging in the sand tray there has been lots of things to do and explore and plenty of new friends to meet!

You can see more picture on our Gallery page.