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)

Barley Class Blog 

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

School Closure Home Learning



To Barley Class,

As SATs week arrives it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never came,
The displays all still up; walls full of Maths ‘rules’,
But Year 6 very different, at present, in schools.

For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,
For others a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of this week,
Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.

Algebra, fractions, the times table drills,
Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive… and all the SPAG terms,
You’ve practised and mastered them over the years.

Fear not though, the SATs, yes won’t happen this term,
But remember tests don’t measure everything you learn,
Primary subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best,
And many of those skills that you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test.

So here at Stanford, you’ve made us so proud
We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud…
“Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far…
And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!”

From Mrs Hackfath, Mrs Smith and Mrs Mardsen 

Year 6 - I miss you!

Hello Barley Class!

I hope you are all managing to keep smiling and have been enjoying the lovely sunshine over in the safety of your own homes over the past few weeks. It has certainly been a very strange time for us all, but hopefully, if we all continue to keep ourselves safe, we will be back in our classroom soon. 

Enjoy the time you have at home to spend time with family, continue to access the activities and projects that have been uploaded onto the class blog page. I look forward to seeing you all and hearing about what you have been up to!

Missing you all.

Mrs Marsden x

Summer 5 - Weekly Home Learning Tasks - 18th May

Summer 1 - Weekly Home Learning Tasks - 20th April Summer 2 - Weekly Home Learning Tasks - 20th April Summer 3 - Weekly Home Learning Tasks - 4th May Summer 5- Weekly Home Learning Tasks - 11th May

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




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Transitioning to Secondary School

Transitioning from primary to secondary school is a landmark step in a child’s journey towards maturity and independence. In addition, moving from a smaller school, where everyone knows each other, to a larger environment in which children are taught by several different teachers and in several different rooms can also bring its challenges.

At Stanford School we believe that it is important to prepare children carefully for these changes, in order that they have the best chance of making a smooth and confident transition, by focusing both on the skills sets required and the opportunities that such a change presents. We start preparing the children in Year 5 - the children are encouraged to become much more self-reliant in their learning, to think about how to organise their learning and manage their time, how to research, how to evaluate their work and to identify the next steps in their learning journey. This helps them to prepare for the greater demands for independent learning and juggling their time that secondary school makes.

In addition, pupils in Year 6 take on a variety of school monitor roles, helping with a range of tasks around the school, including Prefects, Head Boy and Girl, Assembly Buddies and a whole host of other responsibilities. As well as making a valuable contribution to school life, these roles help the pupils to develop commitment, organisational skills and a sense of personal responsibility that will stand them in good stead for secondary school.

Please watch the two videos below on transitioning to secondary. 

A Taste of Secondary

What one head of year does to ease the transition to secondary

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:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Fielding

World Book Day

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Fielding

World Book Day KS2 Group Activities

Date:
5 March
Posted by:
Mrs Fielding

World Book Day Books in a box

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:
25 February
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Evolution and Inheritance

In Year 6 we have been learning about 'Evolution and Inheritance'.

We have investigated inherited and adaptive traits, examined fossil evidence to support the idea of evolution and discussed the ethical issues of human intervention in the process of evolution by natural selection.

Some fossils were brought in by a pupil and we examined them under the visualiser, thinking about what made the fossilised imprint and discussing any present day ancestors.

In Year 6 we have been learning about 'Evolution and Inheritance'.

We have investigated inherited and adaptive traits, examined fossil evidence to support the idea of evolution and discussed the ethical issues of human intervention in the process of evolution by natural selection.

Some fossils were brought in by a pupil and we examined them under the visualiser, thinking about what made the fossilised imprint and discussing any present day ancestors.

Date:
13 February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Estimating and measuring length accurately

Date:
12th February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Friendship Afterschool Activity Event

Many children in KS2 had fun exploring a range of exciting activities including designing and eating their own biscuit, painting salt dough hearts, friendship bracelets, friendly fox papercraft, Love airplanes with friendly messages inside.

Date:
11 February
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Fractions Problem Solving

Year 6 have been working on solving fractions calculation and reasoning problems - we have used a range of resources to assist with solving these types of questions, including unifix and numicon.

Here are some useful links for further support and practice with fractions work.
Purple Mash (set as a 2do on PurpleMash)
BBC Bitesize
Genius Maths - KS2 Maths Organiser

Date:
22 January
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Blankets for the Homeless

We had some very excited Year 6 children arrive to the knitting club with their finished squares. I am so proud of them and the work they have done and by the look of their faces so are they!

Soon we will be teaching the year 5 children how to knit and hopefully we will have more squares to come.

Thank you for your kind donations of wool and size 8/4mm needles, as you can see they are being put to good use!

Date:
20 January
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Can I be a word detective?

In our reading collaboration this week, the focus was to find interesting words in our reading books and then find out their meaning.

We found some amazing words, it’s a good thing we had dictionaries to help us!

Date:
10 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Reading Collaboration

Barley, Star Anise and Poppy are collaborating together each Friday morning to share their reading books. We will be listening to each other read, sharing what we enjoy about the stories and also discussing key vocabulary and themes within the different stories.

Date:
9 January
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954)

This term, one of our Art objectives is to learn about 'Great artists in history'. We have been studying the self portraits of Frida Kahlo - a surrealist artist in the 1920s - 1950s.

Kahlo mainly painted portraits of herself and was inspired by nature, animals and Mexican artifacts. We have enjoyed learning about a new artist and also discussing how we all interpret her artwork differently.

This particular piece, 'Wounded Deer', generated some very mature and thought provoking ideas;

'It shows that humans and nature should be at peace with each other. The arrows represent the criticism that Kahlo received for going against gender stereotypes - they hurt her, but she still stood strong, like a majestic deer.'

'I think this piece shows that animals and humans are equal but people should not be hunting and hurting animals,'

Date:
December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

STEM Vacuum Cleaner

As part of our Design Technology topic, we researched different circuits and switches that are used in household items such as hairdryers and vacuum cleaners.

We trialed different materials that could be used to create our vacuum cleaner and fans, along with different ways to create a circuit that would include an on and off switch, as well as the option to suck and blow.

We had great fun designing, building, amending and evaluating our products - we also worked on our discussion and team work skills.

Below are our finished products - what do you think?!

Date:
20 December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

ROAR#2019

Well done to the Year 6 team that were voted to have the best ROAR#2019 enterprise product - 'Inflatacozzy'.

Martyn, from Caistor Lions, came to watch the team's presentation and was very impressed! He presented the girls with their certificates and £10 book token.

Well done! You worked hard on your product and should be very proud!

Date:
20 December
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Christmas Fayre and Enterprise

Well done Year 6! You worked incredibly hard on your Winter Wreath project – completing market research, design ideas, calculating costs and profit and also creating lots of exciting Christmas games stalls! In total, Year 6 made £178.38 profit, which will be used for resources in the classroom.

Thank you for all of your support and we hope you enjoyed the Fayre as much as we did!

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:
22 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

French Cafe Experience

As the Year 4 children have loved learning to speak French so much, we decided to have a chance to practise our skills and open a French Café for the KS2 children to enjoy.

First we had to create a menu and add some useful phrases which would help the children to order food.

We had some French foods for the children to try – Brioche, Croissant and Baguettes with butter, cheese or jam and orange or blackcurrant to drink. Then we got our classroom ready for our clients by arranging the tables, putting on table cloths and decorating the tables with candles and decorative stones. With a bit of French music to create a cosmopolitan atmosphere we were ready for business!!

Each client was served by their own personal waiter who greeted them, guided them to their table and took their orders.

The Year 4 children were very busy taking orders, serving food and then washing up afterwards. The atmosphere was great, the children had fun practising their French and it allowed the children a chance to try different foods.

Our clients gave us lots of positive comments:-

“I thought it was lots of fun”
“I thought it was exciting to have my own personal waiter”
“The waiters were lovely and the food was great”
“I likes the restaurant because it had table cloths and decorations”
“I loved trying new foods and the role play”
“The menus were very helpful as they had pictures to help”
“Great service and loved the atmosphere”
“Year 4 tried really hard with speaking French. It was lots of fun”
“I liked having the chance to speak French and I was praised for speaking back to the waiters in French”

The Year 4 children enjoyed the experience too:-

“I felt like an actual waiter”
“I liked having more experience speaking French”
“I liked serving people”
“I liked eating the food at the end”

By the time the children had served the other Key Stage 2 classes, done 3 lots of washing up and cleared away they were exhausted…….but they weren’t so tired that they couldn’t finish off the rest of the food!! It was a lovely morning.


Date:
18 November
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

#ROAR2019

Year 6 have taken part in the 7 Billion Ideas Enterprise Project this term. Children worked in small groups to design a new product, create a poster, jingle and PowerPoint to present to the school in an assembly. The Year 6 children worked incredibly hard on this project and were very enthusiastic and professional during their presentations. Well Done!

After the assembly, each child in the school voted for their favourite idea.

A huge congratulations to the winning team - Inflata Cozzy!

Further details about the final will be revealed soon!

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 Marsden

Electricity

Our Science topic this term is electricity. 

We conducted a scientific investigation and asked ourselves the following questions;

Can I compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches?
Can I use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram?
Can I plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary?
Can I take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate?
Can I use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests?

Date:
31 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Team Building

In Year 6 we look forward to our Friday afternoon Golden Time as a reward for working so hard all week! This term we have enjoyed playing team games - particularly the parachute game and Just Dance. It is a fun way to develop our social and team building skills, as well as Pupil Voice to pick what the activity will be each week.

Date:
31 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

TT Rockstars

In Year 6 we take part in the TT Rockstars challenge every day - our aim is to complete the 60 question times table challenge in under one minute! The hard work is paying off - our class average score is currently one minute and thirty seven seconds!

Keep practising at home ttrockstars.com

Date:
31 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Lifestyle 2019

Congratulations to two Year 6 pupils for winning a top three prize in the Humberside Police Lifestyle Project! The two boys (with a little help from their family) went out into the local community worked on improving the scout hut notice board, gardening and developing a small allotment area for the local community. Well done!

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:
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:
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:
25 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Ancient Greece Hook Day

Our Autumn Term topic is 'Ancient Greece', for our Hook Day we dressed up in Greek outfits, tried some traditionally Greek food (the olives had mixed reviews!) and took part in some Greek dancing. We will be finding out about the culture, settlements and democracy of Ancient Greece, as well as developing an understanding of the impact that Ancient Greece has had on the modern world.

We shall update the class blog as we find out more!

Date:
25 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

7 Billion Ideas

7 Billion Ideas

This week in Year 6 we had Sam from '7 Billion Ideas' invite us to join in with this years competition. We will be working in groups to generate potentially life changing inventions! Year 6 are very excited about creating presentations, prototypes, posters and jingles for their ideas. We shall post updates on our class and SMSC blog as we continue work on the project.

To find out more, please visit the website https://www.7billionideas.com/education/uk-schools.