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)

Pumpkin Class Blog 

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

Pumpkin Home Learning

This week’s Home Learning

Monday 18th May
Good morning Pumpkins. I hope you are well and have enjoyed your weekend.
This weekend I went for a nature walk and took photos of everything I found. I saw a robin, a blackbird, nettles, dandelions, bluebells, lots of different types of trees, a pond with grasses growing in it and I saw a heron sitting on its nest! Can you do this? Let’s make this our Science task this week. You can do this just in your garden (watch out for ants and spiders!)

Reading/writing task: Choose a book that you like. Pick out six words from the book, turn the words into a poem. Here is mine (I wonder if you can work out the book I chose?):
1.icy, 2. penguin, 3. blubber, 4. huddle, 5. freezing, 6. friend

Penguin Land

I am a penguin, I live where it’s cold,
My home is freezing but I love it!
It’s icy but I have blubber to keep me warm,
And I can always call upon my friend
To cuddle and huddle.
Penguin Land is Cool!

Maths task: Dividing or sharing. Have a go at sharing things between your family, your teddies or even with your teacher! Start with 20 daisies, share them out, how many do you each have? Are there any spare or left over? Write down what you did. 20 shared between me and Mum = 10 each. 20 ÷ 2 = 10
Craft task: Make a self-portrait (that’s a picture of you) using things you find in the garden. Take a photo – share it with me on purple mash.

Spellings and Purple mash task as always.


From Mrs Smith

Group 1 Spellings  Group 2 Spellings

Online Lessons

Follow these links to find free online lessons, which will be updated every day!

BBC Bitesize  Oak National Academy 

Additional websites & useful links

Guess the Teacher

Week 6

Hello Pumpkin Class, I hope you all had a great day on Friday celebrating 75 years since VE Day. Here is your learning for this week:

  • Spellings are here on the blog and of course on spelling shed too – let’s see if we can be TOP SCORERS again this week.
  • Purplemash 2dos have all been marked and new ones set.
  • Reading Task: Non-Fiction this week! Can you find some interesting facts from a non-fiction text? That’s an information text. It could be a book, a comic, a website or blog page! Write down the title telling me what the facts are about (for example Tigers or Plants or Football) then number the facts 1-5 underneath. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
  • Maths Task: Measuring this week! Can you go on a measuring hunt (in the garden, in your bedroom) and find 5 things that measure less than the length of your hand and 5 things that measure more. Draw and label these as well as draw around your hand. If you have a ruler or a tape measure you can even tell me exactly what they measure. Challenge: put your 10 objects or drawings in order smallest to largest. Enjoy!
  • Science/Art Task: Can you make some drawings of the inside of different fruits? Try half an apple: draw and label it. Now try half an orange or kiwi or pear or tomato. Can you label the skin, the seeds, the flesh (that’s the juicy bit!) and the stalk?

Have fun Pumpkins – looking forward to seeing your work.
Watch out for a new message this week too!

  • This week’s quizzes and answers are here Good Luck: If you want to let me know your score put it on purple mash!
  • Week 5

    • Spellings, as always on here and on spelling shed. Unfortunately Poppy class are now beating us. What shall we do?
    • Purple Mash 2dos have been marked and new ones set again.
    • Reading Task – Can you record yourself reading a story? You could use a laptop video, an i-pad, a camera or even Tik Tok.
    • Maths Task – Time this week! Can you make a diary of 6 things you do during the day and draw a digital and an analogue (that’s one with hands and a round face) clock showing me what time you did them? As an extra challenge time how long it takes you to do each task, what time did you start? What time did you finish?
    • Science Task – Life Cycles – Do you remember the life cycle of a penguin we made? Can you draw and label the life cycle of a chicken?
    • Art and Design Task – Create your own imaginary pet. This could be a model or a picture. It could breathe fire, lay golden eggs or even fly!
    • This week’s quizzes and answers are here Good Luck: If you want to let me know your score put it on purple mash!

    Week 4

    • Spellings are on spelling shed – let’s see if we can stay TOP again this week. They are also on this page if you want to download them.
    • Purple mash 2dos have been marked and new ones set. It’s great to see this work!
    • Reading Task: Imagine you can jump into your favourite story at any point! Tell me: Which story would it be and why? What would you do in the story? What would happen and would you make the story finish differently? I’m looking forward to hearing your ideas.
    • Maths Task: Can you make a tally chart and a pictogram giving me your family’s favourite crisp flavours. Ask your parents first if you can message or telephone the rest of your family to tell them what you are doing and include them in your work. I wonder which is the most popular flavour overall?
    • Science Task: Can you make a food chain which includes a worm? What does the worm eat? What eats a worm? And then what eats that?

    Remember to use the phrase:        _______ is eaten by the _________.        I wonder how many different chains you can come up with for a worm!

    • Art/DT Task: Can you make either a picture or a model of your house? It could be a painting, a drawing coloured in, a model with lego, or with boxes and other recycling materials. When you are done take a photo to show me when we are back in school – you could put it in your home learning books. J
    • This week’s quizzes and answers are here Good Luck: If you want to let me know your score put it on purple mash!

    Week 3

    Hope you’ve all had a good 2 week break from your work and a super Easter. Let’s get back to our home learning this week with:

    • Your spellings on spelling shed and this page too. WOW so many of you have been on Spelling Shed and we’re now at the TOP of the chart! Well Done.
    • Purple mash 2dos have been set. I am absolutely delighted with the home learning being done on here – it makes every day better to see your work and messages.
    • This week’s quizzes and answers are here Good Luck: If you want to let me know your score put it on purple mash!

    Week 2

    • So far 14 of you have practised your spellings on spelling shed great work! Who will be the Champion?
    • Purple Mash has learning tasks that I can mark and send you stickers for, I’ve seen quite a few children’s work so far, well done pumpkins
    • Spellings: THE QUIZ will be on BLOG PAGE PUMPKIN on Friday so watch out for that.
    • Try making a rainbow too, we’ve started in school and I’ve seen lots in windows near my house. Take a photo of you and your rainbow and send to school office e mail or save to show me when we’re back in school.
    • Keep exercising in the fresh air too – try star jumps – how many can you do in 3 minutes?
    • Jigsaws on Line
    • Here are the Spelling Quiz and Parents answers for this week.

    Week 1

    • So far 5 of you have practised your spellings on spelling shed let’s see if we can get more of you……
    • It’s Thursday and now 12 of you have been on spelling shed – WELL DONE THOSE
    • Purple Mash has learning tasks that I can mark and send you stickers for, I’ve seen 2 children’s work so far, have a go… I’m still waiting to see your fab work on here please.
    • Spellings will be updated again on Friday and THE QUIZ will be on BLOG PAGE PUMPKIN so watch out for that.
    • Also if you are writing or drawing diary pages I am making a big school diary and I can add your work to it.
    • Don’t forget to have some PE exercise (in your garden) in this lovely sunshine.
    • Here are the spelling quiz and answers for parents to read.

    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

    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.

    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 online 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

    Documents

    Coronavirus Home Challenge

    Coronavirus Booklet for Children

    Information about Coronavirus

    Lots of free fantastic nurturing activities to help children through this challenging time.

    Tips for Parents and Carers

    Classroom Secrets Letter to Parents

    KS1 Activity Pack

    Easter Basket Craft

    Creative Writing Prompt Question Writing Frames

    The Mystery at the Grand Portrait Gallery Maths Game

    Non-screen activities - from Pobble

    Snakes and Ladders with 2, 3 and 5 Times Tables Board Game

    Spot Mr Whoops Mistakes - Common Exception Words

    Home Learning Pack

    Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers

    Home Learning Pack - Practical Ideas

    Interactive learning links

    Science Plants Learning from Home Activity Booklet

    Science Uses of Everyday Materials Learning from Home Activity Booklet

    Fiction Reading Revision

    Non-Fiction Reading Revision

    Poetry Revision

    Reading Guidance

    Maths Activity Booklet Answers

    Maths Activity Booklet Answers

    Talk for Writing Activity
    Discover what’s inside the magical box.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    Links

    KS1 booklet of activities:
    TTS My_Activity_Book

    TT Rock Star Activities:
    www.ttrockstars.com

    Dr Chips Daily Dose of STEM activities

    ENGLISH

    English activities including phonics, reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

    MATHS

    Maths Game Links:
    https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/index.html

    Maths scheme we follow in school:
    https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/

    See also whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

    ENGLISH & MATHS & SCIENCE

    Games and activities:
    http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    Home Learning – Weekly Essentials & Enrichment Activities

    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:
    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 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:
    Mrs Fielding and Mrs Smith

    World Book Day

    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:
    Mrs Smith

    Our favourite books

    Today some of Seedlings and Pumpkin children worked together for the day with Mrs Smith.

    Our whole day was about our favourite books. In Maths we made pictograms and tally charts showing the most popular book we’ve read this year.

    In English we wrote about our favourite books and shared our fabulous reading together.

    In art we read FUNNYBONES by Janet and Allen Ahlberg, then made skeletons out of many different pasta shapes.

    What a great day we had!

    Date:
    4 March
    Posted by:
    Mrs Brady

    KS1 Singing Festival 2020

    The KS1 Choir gave an amazing performance of 'Sail Away' at Grimsby Auditorium. They enjoyed a full day of singing songs, learning actions and dancing. It was great to perform to such a large audience at the end of the day. Well done to everyone in the choir.

    L- I used my face to make Carlos the Crab's moody face. F- The band played rock music. I played air guitar.
    L- I got to be a member of Bonny the boat's
    crew.
    O- I could do all the different actions.
    A- I really enjoyed singing the songs.
    G- Lots of people from my family came to watch me.
    C- The songs were all about all the plastic that has got into the sea.

    Date:
    3 March
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    The ‘Lady of the Lamp’

    We have combined our learning skills this week to make Florence Nightingale’s lamp.

    In History we have learnt about the work Florence did in the past and how nursing changed because of her.

    In Design Technology we have used skills to join materials to make her lamp.

    In English we are writing diaries in character as Florence – watch out for these – we will be publishing them very soon.

    Date:
    3 March
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Pictograms

    This week in maths we have been making pictograms - this one shows our favourite colours.

    First we organised ourselves into which was our favourite colour.

    Next we represented this information as a pictogram.

    Date:
    2 March
    Posted by:
    Mrs Brady

    Key Stage 1 Choir

    Sunflower and Pumpkin members of the choir enjoyed a fantastic workshop with the musicians and actors from MAPAS (Music and Performing Arts Service).

    They have been learning lots of new songs written by local musicians Josie Moon and Pat McCarthy called 'Sail Away'. They are due to perform these songs at Grimsby Auditorium with children from many other schools.

    C- I love these songs. I can't stop singing them.
    A- I like the ones when we can dance like a crab or wave at a whale.
    A-A real band with guitars came to our school.
    S- Carrie and Cosmo were very funny.
    F- I love Dance of the Dolphins because it's rock music.
    J- Carlos the Crab made me laugh so much.
    A- We have lots of fun in the choir.
    L- I can't wait to sing at the Auditorium on the stage.
    A- I just love singing with my friends.

    Date:
    12 February
    Posted by:
    Miss Wilson

    Friendship Event

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

    Date:
    31 January
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Can I share my opinions about a text?

    Juniper and Pumpkin class reading collaboration this week was all about sharing their opinions of their books. Not only did children read some of their books to their collaboration partner but they also spoke about their views of the text; the characters; their choice of book; and author.

    Children were also asked about their thoughts on the reading collaboration this term. These were comments shared:

    “I think it’s great to share stories with each other.”
    “I like getting to know the children in Year 2.”
    “I think it’s a good idea to listen to others read and share our thoughts.”
    “I look forward to Friday’s collaboration time because we can enjoy reading.”

    Date:
    20 January
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Animals including Humans

    In our science this week we have been using the following vocabulary: predator, prey, hunt, food chain

    We have all made food chains for the emperor penguin.

    We learnt that:

    • an emperor penguin’s prey is fish, squid and krill
    • an emperor penguin’s predators are leopard seals

    We can read the ‘story’ of our food chains too.
    “Plankton is eaten by Krill; Krill is eaten by squid; squid is eaten by fish; fish is eaten by penguins and penguins are eaten by leopard seals.”

    Date:
    15 January
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Today we have had a visitor from North East Lincolnshire County Council to show us how to use our bins properly at home.

    Jenny showed us how to ‘wash and squash’ our plastic bottles before putting them in our orange boxes. She also showed us on a map where all our recycling goes.

    We are doing a competition to design posters for the new bins around Laceby. So keep watching out for the winning posters.

    Date:
    10 January
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Penguin Hook Day

    Our new topic this term is Animals Around The World.

    To start this topic, we are researching penguins and where they live.

    Our hook day was exciting because we dressed as penguins and our learning in Maths and English was linked to penguins. We have multiplied with penguins; written penguin poems; found out new information about penguins and also learnt a song and dance. We also enjoyed lots of penguin craft and made ‘fishy sandwiches and biscuits’ for a penguin picnic.

    Date:
    12 December
    Posted by:
    Mrs Brady

    Key Stage One Stars Shine in Christmas Nativity Performances

    Well done to Sunflower and Pumpkin classes for their wonderful performances of 'Shine Star Shine.' Lovely singing, acting, dancing, reading and instrument playing.

    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:
    Friday 22nd November
    Posted by:
    Mrs Hill

    Year 2/3 reading collaboration

    Juniper class used the story plan created with our visiting author Pippa Goodhart to write our own stories. We edited our drafts and then presented our finished versions in little story books along with illustrations.

    This morning Juniper class were proud to share their stories with Pumpkin class.

    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:
    7 November
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Surprise Visit for Pumpkin class

    In Pumpkin class we have been reading a book called ‘The Bottle of Happiness’ by Pippa Goodhart. The children have really enjoyed the story and even created their own bottles of happiness. Today was extra special as Pippa came to visit us! She read stories and shared her books with us, then helped us to create an idea for our own story. We were all so delighted to meet her and learnt a lot about being an author. We can’t wait to write our new story about Winnie The Witch.

    Date:
    4 November
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Reading Breakfast

    Pumpkin class invited parents, carers and other adults into the classroom on Thursday for a special reading event.

    As well as reading some of our favourite stories we shared some breakfast treats and juice. Lots of adults came and read with us, we shared picture books, chapter books and information books. Thank you to all who came.

    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:
    17 October
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Chartwells school lunch company came today and read us the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We learnt about healthy eating and eating 5 portions of fruit or vegetables every day.

    Then we made caterpillars and butterflies using a rainbow of coloured fruit and veg. We had so much fun!

    Date:
    11 October
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Superstars This Week

    Look at all our stars this week, they give us something to celebrate!

    Keep making those good choices Pumpkin Class.

    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:
    9 October
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    The Battle of Hastings
    By Year 2

    Today we have been using a paper copy of the Bayeux Tapestry to follow the story of The Battle of Hastings in 1066. We had already read the story and watched an animated version on line but we have been looking closely at the stitching on the tapestry. We also recreated parts of the battle ourselves through art work.

    Date:
    8 October
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    DT Evaluations
    by Year 2

    As part of our design and technology work this term we have been evaluating our castle models.

    We thought about the following questions:

    • Did our finished product look like our design?
    • Were the mechanisms successful?
    • How easy or difficult was it to make?
    • If were to make another one would we do anything differently?

    We thought you would like to read some of them.

    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:
    Mrs Smith

    Spelling Beehive

    Well done all of you that got your bee onto the beehive this week by practising your spellings on Spelling Shed.

    Stickers are on their way to you today!

    Remember to practise every week (new words set on Fridays) to get your bee on our hive.

    WELL DONE

    Date:
    11 September
    Posted by:
    Mrs Smith

    Activity Day

    What a fantastic activity day we had last week! After collecting so much recyclable material, we designed our castles using them. Firstly we drew what we wanted our castle to look like.

    Then we chose the most suitable materials and got making. We helped each other out when we needed to – Mrs Smith said we were great at teamwork.

    Finally we painted out models to give them a really good finish.

    We will now be evaluating our finished models, keep watching our blog page to see these too.

    THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO COLLECT SO MUCH RECYCLING.