On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
On Monday our local MP, Martin Vickers visited Year 5 and 6 pupils to talk to them about his role as MP and Parliament. Pupils learnt when Parliament was formed and what happens within the House of Commons. There was then an opportunity for Q and A from the pupils- great questions asked! Pupils then followed this exciting assembly, with work all about Parliament. Thank you Martin Vickers for the inspirational talk!
Year 5 have been 'celebrating our sisters' for Black History Month! We used a range of secondary sources to research information about black women and their 'first' achievements, such as the first black policewoman, author and MP. We had some great group discussions as to why it is so important to celebrate these achievements.
This week, Blossom Class have been working hard at trying some reasoning and problem-solving questions. We have focused on reading the question carefully, highlighting key information and deciding which operation we need to use. Today we had a practical session using whiteboards, coaching our buddies and collaborating with our peers.
Over this half term, we have really enjoyed learning all about Shackleton and his expedition to Antarctica!
This week, we studied imagery and how a picture of the Weddel Sea made us feel, considering how we would feel if we had been part of the crew. We created a word bank of excellent vocabulary and used this to create short poems- we wrote these on different strips so we could move them around to create the best effect.
Year 6 had a great session with Zowie from Compass Go. We looked at positive and negative relationships and how to spot them and also how to manage friendship issues from low, medium and high problems and how best to deal with these. Sometimes we may need to compromise with friends if they are doing something that makes you unhappy. We also looked at social media and ensuring we only engage with friends.
‘ I really liked taking part in the I can statements, it was a lot harder than I thought!’
‘ Healthy and unhealthy relationships are important to identify’
‘ I know that I can solve problems with my friends’
At Stanford we care about positive mental health and wellbeing and want to support anyone who may need help. Sarah at Compass Go came this week to train some of our Year 5 and 6 pupils to become our new Peer mentoring group. This group learnt all about positive well-being and what they can do to support others who may be struggling- offering advice, finger breathing, grounding technique etc These pupils will be a champion to our peers! Listening to what pupils need, helping others to improve their own wellbeing and learning about mental health. We want tio ensure ALL pupils at Stanford:
Our Peer wellbeing Ambassadors can help! Keep updated with their progress in school!
Blossom Class have been looking at the word seasonal-what it means and which foods are harvested, caught or reared in certain months. Today we had the exciting job of tasting these foods! We tried and reviewed them, a tasty session!
L- ‘I didn’t like tomato before but I really like it now!’
A- ‘The celery was bumpy and it felt weird in my mouth’
H- ‘The apples were so sweet and juicy’
Year 5 have enjoyed getting involved in different invasion games this term in PE. We have been focusing on using our communication and teamwork to work together and win the game- this weeks game was steal the bacon and it was great fun!
These girls are just amazing!
Although they were the youngest team at the tournament today, they played with their hearts on their sleeves. Win/lose/draw they had big smiles on their faces right to the end. Mr Marshall and Stanford school couldn't be prouder, well-done girls ⚽😊
The Harvest Festival was an amazing event. Each of the classes prepared something to share - pieces of art, letters, poems and songs. It was lovely seeing the Foundation children join us to share their song. Rev Chris came to talk to us about harvest and spoke about how it is important to share and care for each other, qualities which we treasure within our school.
Well done to the boys who recently represented the school playing football. They were amazing ambassadors for the school showing determination, teamwork and sportsmanship. Their smiles say it all.
This week in Year 5, we have been investigating which material would be best to keep our lunch cool all day... We used plastic, fabric, metal, cardboard and glass. We used our scientific enquiry skill, observing over time, to see which material melted reduced the size of our ice cubes quickest. We look forward to more experiments testing different materials!
We had a fabulous session finding out lots of facts about weather around the world. A wonderful art session, recreating tsunami art using mixed media and learning about the human impact of natural disasters! A wonderful day, with lots of learning and creative costumes!
Year 5 have enjoyed getting back into their learning this term! We have started looking at portraits in Art, using and mastering some different techniques. Today, we tried drawing ourselves using the continuous line method- we had to try our best to not take our pencil off the paper! We can't wait to develop these over the coming weeks!