Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003
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Contact. Miss King (Business Manager)

Barley Class Blog 

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

Date:
22 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Halloween

In Barley Class we have had a wonderful day full of mystery maths challenges, arts and crafts.

There have been some rather wonderful, but frightening costumes too!

Date:
22 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Year 6 Reading Challenge

Barley Class enjoyed their Reading Challenge Reward yesterday, well done to all of the children that read three times a week - keep it up!

Date:
Friday 16th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

3D Masks

Barley class continued with their tragedy mask project- this week we started to build the 3D effect of the mask using newspaper. We concentrated on the key features within our masks to ensure these elements stand out when we use the mod roc next week.

Date:
Tuesday 13th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Digital Footprint

Barley Class were learning about digital footprint and understanding how and why people use their information and online presence to create a virtual image of themselves as a user. They completed a task which used a simulation of applicants to a college funded by the local premier league football team Halliwell FC. The college had used online searches to fill in the information that they can find to help them assess who should be offered a place. Barley class investigated which applicant would be the best for the football team, using the digital footprint they had on each person.

Date:
9th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Mask Making

Barley class completed the next step in creating their own comedy and tragedy masks- They took their initial design and cut this out using cardboard. Kepp a look out as our next step will be using Modroc to make our masks 3D

Date:
9th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Happy Birthday Stanford Trust

Barley class enjoyed celebrating Stanford Trust's 300th Birthday. They designed bunting for the school gates, enjoyed a cake and drink and had their photo in front of the school flag- Happy Birthday!

Date:
5th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Reverend Stevens

Reverend Stevens has retired recently and Barley class created a retirement card for him. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Stevens for all the services he has delivered over the years with Stanford School and the support he has also shown. We wish you a happy retirement!

Date:
Friday 2nd October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

I wonder… What can we do to make a difference?

One million species of animal will be extinct in the next 100 years if we don’t act now!

Barley class recorded their thoughts on this important topic.

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Date:
Wednesday and Friday 2nd October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Ancient Greek Warfare

Barley Class studied Ancient Greek Warfare and why the Ancient Greeks needed an army or navy. We looked at the Greek warfare and learnt about the different kinds of armour and weapons that were used, how we know about certain battles and what types of ships they used. We recreated the power in standing side by side like the Hoplites, with their shields held tightly across each other so that they were stronger against the enemy. This formation was called a Phalanx.

Date:
Wednesday 30th September
Posted by:

Keeping ourselves safe on the internet

Barley Class discussed the dangers of chatting to strangers online. We watched a shot video about a girl named Lucy who spoke to a stranger online. Whilst watching we raised our 'DANGER' Paddles to show that there was a danger and she could have done something to change this. Following this we created our own video discussion on the dangers of the internet and how we can keep ourselves and others safe.

Date:
Friday 25th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Virtual Assembly

Our Head Boy and Head Girl delivered our virtual assembly on Friday for Macmillan Coffee morning. They shared with the whole school how Macmillan came about and how the donations received from families help those that are currently suffering with cancer- Well done for delivering a fantastic 'virtual' assembly!

Date:
Friday 25th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Song for Macmillan

As ever we are being resourceful and thinking about how we can adapt our lives and carry on regardless. Normally we would be performing in person but this year we celebrated this wonderful organisation virtually. We can’t sing but we can definitely sign to 'Dance Monkey'

Date:
Friday 25th September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Barley class celebrated Macmillan Coffee Morning by designing and then making their own Cake Badge to wear. We also enjoyed a cake and drink to celebrate the world's largest coffe morning!

Date:
24 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Times Tables

We have been doing lots of times tables practice and games in our class. We use TT Rockstars and Hit the Button to help us answer times tables questions quickly. Our current TT Rockstars time to beat is 39 seconds and our highest Hit the Button score is 23 - keep up the good work Year 6!

Date:
16 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Functions

Barley class were using the 2code system to use functions and understand why they are useful. They worked on a coding programme to organise the codes into tabs and and eliminate surplus codes.

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Representing numbers to 10,000,000

We have been looking at identifying numbers up to ten millions in our maths lessons this week, today we were representing these numbers in different ways and identifying the value of each digit within the number - we love to challenge ourselves in Barley Class!

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Ancient Greek Pottery

Here are our completed Ancient Greek pots! We researched the different patterns and designs of Ancient Greek pottery and sketched them before we painted on our pots. We are very proud of how they turned out - what do you think?

Date:
15 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Electricity

Our science topic this term is 'Electricity', we looked at naming and identifying the basic electrical components; wire, buzzer, bulb, switch, motor, battery. We then created a circuit using these components.

Date:
11 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Head Pupil Nominations

Nominations for our Head Pupils this year took place virtually on Friday. Year 6 pupils delivered amazing speeches to the whole school, via Microsoft teams! All the pupils who took part were incredible! Pupils voted in their classes, using a variety of voting techniques, including a ballot box. Results will be announced on Monday.

Date:
8 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Athletics

Today has been our first day of Year 6 PE - we had a great time!

Our unit this term is 'Athletics', today's PE session has been focused on the three areas of athletics; running, throwing and jumping.

It has been lovely to enjoy our outdoor area!

Date:
8 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Ancient Greeks Hook Day

Our topic this term is Ancient Greece - we decided that on our Hook Day we wanted to explore traditional Ancient Greek pottery, foods, dance, music and geographical features.

We enjoyed tasting the new foods (olives had mixed reviews!), practising the Sirtaki dance, researching interesting and obscure Greek facts and creating our own Greek pottery - keep checking back to the blog as we will be completing them soon!