Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
The Sunflowers enjoyed a special musical workshop with local drummer; Mrs. S. Groves. The children made music with junk and shared their learning with family and friends. Their instruments included; plastic bottles, biscuit tins, chocolate plastic tubs, plastic pipes, metal buckets, chains and even an old dustbin lid! They learnt special rhythms, which they spoke, clapped and played on their instruments.
Mrs. Brady would like to thank Mrs. Groves for teaching the children and would also like to thank the Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS) for the loan of their junk instruments.
To link with their work on Africa, the Sunflowers learnt some special African animal yoga.
E: It was tricky to balance.
F: My favourite animal shape was the butterfly.
S: I liked doing the lion because I had to do a silent roar.
J: My balance has improved and the yoga helps me to get strong arms and legs.
Can I read 32 or more words in this term's phonics check?
Well done to all these children who could read 32 or more words!
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.
The Sunflowers have been enjoying learning all about Africa. In Art they explored African shapes, colours and patterns and created these colourful Maasai headbands.
Key Stage One went to St. Margaret's Church to celebrate the Harvest. They sang Harvest songs, presented Harvest gifts and looked at all the colourful fruit, vegetables, corn and flowers that were on display all around the beautiful church. Mr. Stevens told the children all about Harvest. They said prayers to thank God for the food they have to eat and they also reflected on how their Harvest gifts will help others
Freddie: We all went to the library and sang songs to our parents and friends.
Charlie R: I liked the cakes we got.
Jasmine: We sang I'm a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.
Many thanks to everyone who joined us to support this very worthwhile cause.
The Sunflowers have been getting to grips with the school's computing scheme 'Purple Mash.' So far, they have learnt to log in, create an avatar and save a picture they have decorated.
Ella- I can type my own password in.
Lewis- I coloured a butterfly and typed it's name as Kathleen.
Lily- I made a beautiful butterfly. I like Purple Mash games.
There are lots of games and fun activities on Purple Mash, that can help the children to further their learning across the whole curriculum. These can be explored at home.
The Sunflower's used their senses to explore the exotic fruit mentioned in the story. They thought of interesting adjectives to describe the fruit.
Evie- I like the passion-fruit, it was smooth and squashy.
Harrison- The pineapple was heavy with spiky leaves.
Bale- The green avocado had rough skin.
Radian- The mango was smooth and was red and green.
Charlie J- The banana felt soft. I could see yellow, green, brown and black.
Oliver- The banana was sweet.
Bella- The mango was very juicy.
Alfie- The avocado was green and soft to eat.
Henry- The passion-fruit was fizzy and like fruit juice.
Poppy R- The pineapple was juicy and sweet.
The new Sunflowers really enjoyed dressing up and pretending to be scarecrows.They had a great day making scarecrows, listening to scarecrow stories, singing scarecrow songs and even doing some special scarecrow maths!
Joshua- I liked making my own little scarecrow.
Ollie- I did a dot-to-dot ABC scarecrow.
Olivia- I liked pretending to be a real scarecrow outside.
Poppy B- We made a big scarecrow. It will go outside and scare all the birds away.
Lincoln- In the story of The Lonely Scarecrow, he looked scary, but on the inside, he was really friendly.