Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

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

Juniper Class Blog

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


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Date:
6 July
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

🏊‍♀️Swimming Gala 2022 🏊‍♀️

Pupils from Years 4,5 and 6 had a fantastic afternoon at the Swimming Gala 2022!

Competing in a range of events from front crawl to freestyle, individual and relay races, the pupils showed their swimming talents!

ALL of the pupils were absolutely incredible, showed great determination and were always the top 3 in each race. Throughout the races, the pupils showed excellent sportsmanship by cheering their peers on and had such team spirit.

Because of this and their amazing swimming talents..... Stanford School came 1st!!!

Thank you to the staff and our parents/ carers who came to support and cheer our amazing team on!!

Well done!! We are all so proud of you!! 🏆

Date:
6 July
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 5 girls Football Team ⚽️

As the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 starts this week, Stanford school is aiming to raise the profile of girls football in school. Through collaboration with local schools we were invited to play a friendly match with Wybers and Scartho on Tuesday.

The year 5 girls represented the school fantastically, despite turning up to the event playing against teams of year 6s!!

None stop smiles and encouragement between one another, amazing sportsmanship and teamwork 😄 Well done girls!! ⚽️

Date:
6 July
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Grandad Wheels

This morning, we had the wonderful opportunity to meet Brian Abrams, author of the Grandad Wheels series of books. He shared his personal experiences of using a wheelchair and also helped to address any misconceptions around wheelchair users. 

We found the workshop really fun and certainly learnt a lot. We also had a great time stretching our imaginations to create unique and rather spectacular wheelchair designs (including popcorn machines, jet packs, TV screens, giant springs and hot dog holders!) which Brian thought were fantastic when he came to the classroom to see them.

Thank you Brian, 'Chaos at the Supermarket!' was hilarious!

Date:
3 July
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Year 5 and 6 Activity Day

Our marvellous Year 5 and 6 pupils used their fabulous enterprise and teamwork skills to organise and host this year's Activity Day to the whole school. 

The children researched their ideas, advertised their stalls and worked so very hard to ensure that the Activity Day was a success - which I am sure, by seeing the photographs, you will agree it was!

A huge £575.38 was raised on the day which will be used to help fund some of our school events as well as donated to local charities (Woodland Trust and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust). 

Thank you for all of your support with our fundraising event at school, it is greatly appreciated. 

Date:
Tuesday 28th June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Key Stage 2 Sports Day 2022

Wow! We had another fantastic sports day this morning with our Key Stage 2 pupils this morning!
The sun was shining as the pupils took part in a range of events and activities, from space hoppers to hurdles! It was great to see parents, siblings and staff take part in a race too!
Thank you to all our parents/carers who came to support and to all the staff and Premier Education for leading this!

Date:
Wednesday 22nd June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 5 reading Breakfast

Year 5 had a wonderful reading breakfast this morning with parent/carers. They enjoyed croissants, fruit and fresh juice whilst using our VIPERS skills to answer ke questions from a given text. The sun was shining also!

"Such a lovely event! It's great to be back in school after the pandemic; thank you so much for organising it for the pupils and parents."

"Lovely to be able to join in and share learning with the children."

"Really nice for parents to be involved in the children's learning in this way."

"It was lovely to see what the children have been learning and how they socialise together.”

Date:
22 June
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Lifestyle 2022

Date:
16 June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Gardening

Year 5 and 6 pupils enjoyed an afternoon Gardening and designing in preparation for the Activity day next week. A break in the sunshine also helped them cool down!

Date:
16 June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Butlins Residential 2022

All pupils had a fantastic nights sleep- they were tired from the fairground yesterday!

All up and had their breakfast this morning, they have now headed to the beach 🏖

Date:
15 June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Healing Academy Taster Day

Year 5 pupils went to Healing Academy this week to take part in a taster session with a Science theme! They had a great morning completing a range of Science based activities!

Date:
15 June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Fairground Frenzy!!

Year 5 and 6 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the fairground this afternoon, in the sunshine!!

Date:
15 June
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Butlins Residential 2022

And they are off! Year 5 and 6 pupils have left and are now on their way to Butlins! The weather is amazing and they are all so excited!

Keep up to date through our Facebook page and web and also text messages

We know they will all have a fantastic time!

Date:
Tuesday 18th May
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Imran Kotwal

Stanford School had a special visitor on Tuesday, Imran Kotwal from The Muslim Learner Services. He came and spoke with Key Stage 2 pupils about Islam and their key beliefs and also challenging stereotypes.

Date:
Wednesday 4th May
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Juniper Class- North America 🇺🇸

In Geography we were locating the 22 countries that make up North America. We used a range of resources, from atlases, globe and IPads to locate them successfully. We then created a kind map to help us remember

Date:
Wednesday 4th May
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Juniper Class Learning Share

Juniper class shared their learning to parents/ carers and community members on Wednesday morning. It was great to see visitors back in school and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed showcasing their learning- from Djembe performances to 3D modelling, Viking art to French!

Parent 1: It was lovely to be back seeing all the wonderful work the pupils have been doing. Really enjoyed the event- thank you!

Parent 2: Loved the learning share and all the activities showcasing their learning!

Parent 3: A lovely morning, really nice to see what the children have been doing- thank you!

Date:
27th April
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

World War 2 Hook Day

Year 5 have had a very busy hook day. We recapped on what life was life in the 1930s and how and when WWII started. We focused on strategies that were put in place to keep people safe including, gas masks, evacuation and air raid shelters. We ended the day sharing some iconic songs by Vera Lynn.

Date:
27th April
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

How do we express feelings?

Juniper class explored how we express how we are feeling through different methods: poetry, songs, dance, art etc

We used different facial expressions, body language and tone of voice to show this in small groups, with our peers having to guess the emotion we were displaying. We linked this to different faiths and how expressing faiths involve feelings and emotions.

Date:
Tuesday 26th April
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Juniper Class: 3D Modelling 🚗 🛻 🚐 🚌

In Computing Juniper pupils are using the 2Design and Make tool to explore the effects of moving points when designing a 3D model.

Pupils were adapting one of the vehicle models by moving pints to alter the shape of the vehicle while still maintaining its form.

Date:
Monday 25th April
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Juniper Class: Angles and protractors

In Maths we are learning about angles and have been using a protractor to measure and draw angles accurately.

Date:
Thursday 21st April
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Researching key information about World War II

This afternoon we started researching key information about World War II

We used different sources of evidence and worked as a team to find out what World War II was and where and when it took place. We then used our new knowledge to create mind maps to help us remember the key information.

Date:
31st March
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Air Resistance

We had great fun investigating air resistance.

Date:
30th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

⚽️Stanford School wins Football tournament⚽️

Our amazing Year 5/6 football competed this evening at the Gradely cup football tournament and we are so pleased and proud to share that they won!!!

The team won every game and didnt concede a goal!!

We are so proud of them all and have done Stanford proud- well done boys! They were Respectful, determined and worked as a team to win!

A huge thank you to Mr Page and Mr Marshall for all their help and support!

🥇🥇🥇

Date:
30th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Bikeability

Year 5, Juniper class, spent two days completing their cycling proficiency, levels 1 and 2 last week. Bikeability is the government's national cycle training programme. It helps pupils learn practical skills and understand how to cycle on today's roads. Bikeability gives everyone the confidence to cycle and enjoy this skill for life.

Well done Juniper class you were amazing and safe on the roads!

Date:
18th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

The Collection

Lincoln All about Vikings! We had a great day exploring The Collection as we learnt so many different things about The Vikings! We took part in different workshops from a museum investigation where we were digging for artefacts and handling them and also what life was like in Viking Lincoln. We learnt how to barter to gain food and even dressed up! We all had a fantastic day!!

Date:
18th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Comic Relief 2022!

Juniper class had a great day celebrating Red Nose Day!!

Date:
Tuesday 18th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Djembe Drumming 🪘🪘🪘

Juniper class are learning how to play the Djembes and have been focusing on rhythms and tempo, ensuring they repeat the rhythm and keep in time.

Date:
Tuesday 14th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Juniper Class- Adding fractions within 1

Juniper class were completing a practical activity on how to add fractions with different denominators. We used our common multiples knowledge to help us work these out! 🧮➕

Date:
Tuesday 14th March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Juniper Class - SkySong

Juniper class have started their new whole class read- SkySong. As part of the pre read, we researched Inuits and Kazakh Eagle Hunters, which will be in the book and presented our findings in a fact file!

Date:
3 March
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

World Book Day 2022 - Juniper Class

We all look fantastic in our world book day costumes.

 To celebrate World Book day this year Juniper class are focusing on the Author Ben Baily Smith.

It was great to hear about how he thinks of ideas for this writing explaining his influences and how he uses his experiences in life as ideas for his writing.

We enjoyed sharing an extract from his text The Last Word. We examined his style of writing and then had a go at the 100 word writing challenge he set us…

Date:
2 March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

World Book Day live!!

Live from the Cambridge Theatre London, home of Matilda The Musical, we watched performances from authors and illustrators to celebrate 25 years!

HB- I loved the illustrator Chris Riddel and author Humza Arshad!

EN- I enjoyed listening to different authors imagination in their stories and I loved Humza as he was super funny!

HI & IS- we enjoyed listening to the authors reasons on why they wrote their amazing books!

Date:
Tuesday 1st March
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Juniper Class- Game Creator

Juniper class have started to create their own game environment this week, with a specific theme linked to our topic on Vikings. We uploaded images and used different tools to design and create our setting.

Date:
Thursday 9th February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Year 5 Juniper Class- Djembes

Juniper Class have been learning different rhythms using the djembe drums. As part of our Viking topic, we started to add the rhythm to a traditional Viking chant!

Date:
Thursday 3rd February
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Bread baking

Each group designed a way of changing the basic bread recipe by adding extra ingredients.

We all had great fun learning how to make bread.

Once our bread was cooked and cool we got the chance to evaluate our different recipes.

Date:
Tuesday 1st February
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Juniper Class Year 5- Division in Maths ➗

In Maths, Juniper pupils have been working on division of numbers using the formal method. The pupils used peer coaching to help and support each other in the understanding of this difficult skill- Well done Juniper Class!!

Date:
Wednesday 26th January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Compass Go Workshop- Friendships ✋

Juniper class had a workshop on Friendships from our mental health support team, Andrea and Zowie. They learnt how we can talk to others without having conflict and also strategies to help us keep calm in different situations.

We all loved the 3 gates:
Is it true? Is it necessary?
Is it kind?

Date:
Wednesday 12th January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Vikings and Anglo Saxons Hook Day

Juniper class had their hook day based on our new topic- Vikings and Anglo Saxons. During our Hook day we learnt about Viking long boats, designed our own Viking shields, showing our understanding of Viking art and started to learn a choral chanting song linked to Viking invasions! In the coming weeks we ae going to be learning the rhythm, on the djembes, to go with the song!

Date:
Monday 10th January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Exploring Scandinavia 🇳🇴🇸🇪🇩🇰

In Juniper class we have been using a world atlas to find out which countries make up Scandinavia and the cities, seas etc that are around these countries.

Date:
Thursday 6th January
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Bread Testing

As part of our DT project this term, we tasted a variety of different types of bread, analysing their appearance, texture and taste. We then rated these and have them our star ratings!

Date:
2nd December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Maths – investigating square and cube numbers.

We used a range of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to improve our understanding of square and cube numbers in maths this week

Date:
2nd December
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Our Enterprise Christmas Wreaths

Jniper class Christmas Wreaths are now made and ready for sale!

Date:
26th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Exploring Hokusai’s “The Great Wave”

We used Hokusais’s work as inspiration to sketch and then paint our own version of a great wave.

Date:
26th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Inter faith week

26th November

Exploring artefacts and information about a Variety of Different Faiths.

Juniper class spent some time exploring a range of different resources to learn about different faiths.

25th November

In Juniper class Sunita gave us an insight into Hindu worship and some of the many Gods of the Hindu religion, with an introduction to Hindu ceremonies & beliefs. We followed this up with further research about some of the Gods and Goddesses.

Date:
26th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Wet Play Games

Groups of our class enjoyed using our new wet play games that have been purchased following the Halloween Fundraising event.

Date:
25 November
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Hindu Experience

We were really lucky today as Sunita came to our school to teach us about how Hindus live their life, pray and celebrate, The morning started with an assembly where she told us about the story of Rama & Sita. The children loved listening to this story and taking part with actions & sound effects.

Date:
24 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Christmas enterprise

For Juniper's Christmas enterprise, we have made Christmas Rag Wreaths and Christmas pots.

Wreaths are £3 and Pots are £2.50 Each pupil has made one of each.

If you would like to buy your child's items, they will be available soon to buy on Scopay or by bringing cash into school.

Date:
24 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Blackout Poetry

As part of our work on The Wolf Wilder book by Katherine Rundell, we created a blackout poem based on one of the characters dancing. Blackout poetry is when you take a written piece of text from a book and redact words, in order to come up with your very own poetry!

Date:
114 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Anti bullying week

As part of Anti bullying week, Juniper class used their computing skills to give advice on how we would help and support others in different scenarios using and showing Kindness and respect. #antibullyingweek2021

Date:
17 November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Cookery Club

Welcome to the new cookery club, tonight we used the rubbing in method to make our pizza base then we had to chop, slice and grate other ingredients for the topping. Everyone went home to enjoy pizza for tea!

Date:
16th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Children in Need

Reading Collaboration

Year 3, 4 and 5 enjoying taking part in sharing stories and practising their reading together in pairs.

Date:
Thursday 11th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Remembrance Day Poems

Juniper class worked with their peers to create an emotive poem for Remembrance Day. The emotive language and word choices created wonderful poems- Well Done Juniper.

These poems are displayed on our display in the school hall and were shared in our Remembrance assembly.

Date:
Wednesday 10th November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Wow! Archery Event!

Juniper Class took part in our second PE Wow event of the year, this time focusing on learning and developing their archery skills. During this event we focused on 4 areas: safety, distance, sharing and scoring. We all improved our skills by the end of the session!

Date:
Wednesday 10th November
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Enterprise Project

Juniper class started to complete their enterprise project, ready to sell at the Christmas Fayre. One of the projects we are creating are rag wreaths.

Date:
Monday 1st November
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Investigating Conductivity

In Science Juniper class investigated the conductivity of different materials. They set up a simple circuit with a battery and bulb, and used different metals to complete the circuit. They observed the brightness of the bulb with each material and measured the light levels.

Date:
21 October
Posted by:
Mrs Brady

Halloween Event

The children enjoyed a range of exciting craft activities, spooky fun and delicious food at our recent Halloween Event after school.

C- I enjoyed making all the different things. I liked making pumpkins and ghosts.
L- I made a paper bat with Mrs. Hill. It was tricky, but a lot of fun.
E- I made a haunted house and a Happy Halloween card.
M- The hotdogs were yummy and I also liked decorating my biscuit.
H- It was good fun to dress up. I danced to scary music too.
P- Mrs. Brady showed me how to make a spooky spoon ghost.
W- I enjoyed myself and would like to do it again next year.

Date:
Monday 16th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Football Tournament

Another fantastic tournament with our Year 4 and 5 football team. The team were amazing, played with skill and dedication - could not be more proud. Thanks for the support. Great evening!

Date:
Monday 4th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Can I understand and use prepositions?

Juniper class learnt about prepositions using a catchy song! We then had to identify prepositions within sentences and explain what sort of preposition they are: Location, Time or movement. We may be coming home singing the song!

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Date:
Monday 4th October
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Can I investigate which materials will dissolve in liquid to make a solution?

Juniper Class predicted and then investigated which materials would dissolve in water to make a solution. We predicted which we thought were soluble and which were insoluble. Sugar is soluble whereas cooking oil is insoluble!

Date:
3 October
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training

Recently, some of our Juniper and Willow pupils have participated in an exciting new project at Stanford! They have begun their Anti-Bullying Ambassador training - a marvellous project delivered by The Diana Award. They spent the day with Clio, a representative from The Diana Award, who worked with the children to help them understand how they can spread the message of helping and supporting one another, abolishing bullying and feeling safe and happy at school and online.

Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will help to train other children and each month will be working with Mrs Jones, Learning Mentor, to continue embedding their training across the school.

For more information, please visit diana-award.org.uk/anti-bullying

Keep checking our class and SMSC blogs for upcoming exciting events with this project!

Date:
214 September
Posted by:
Mrs Smith

Football Tournament

Wow!!! A huge well done to our Years 5/6 girls football team who competed in the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District football tournament today! They were all so determined and positive- We are very proud of them all!!

Our wonderful team received medals for the ‘Respect Award’, amazing!!!

A huge thank you to Mr Page, Mr Dean, Mr Marshall and Mrs Hackfath for supporting the team!

Also a huge thank you to our supporters- family and friends who came to cheer the team on! We really do value and appreciate your ongoing support!

Finally, thank you to the girls- those that played and those that will play in the next game or in the club- You are amazing!! ⚽️🏅

Date:
27 September
Posted by:
Mrs Marsden

Macmillan in Juniper Class

In Juniper Class, we performed 'Livin' On A Prayer' to Barley Class.

We really enjoyed learning this song, eating our cakes and raising money for such a worthwhile cause.

Date:
22nd September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Creating 3D whirlwind sculptures

We are learning about extreme weathers as a part of our Extreme Earth learning this term. We used photos of cyclones, whirlwinds and hurricanes to inspire us to create our own 3D sculptures using wire and different beads.

We have displayed our art in the Quad area ourside our classroom.

Date:
20 September
Posted by:
Miss Perrin

Y5 - French - Classroom items

Y5 enjoy their French lessons. Today we looked at classroom items. It was quite tricky as the children had to remember whether the items were feminine or masculine. Well done Year 5!

Date:
16th September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Extreme weather Hook Day

On our hook day we explored different types of extreme weather. We considered what made a good weather report and enjoyed role playing reporting weather in small groups.

Date:
7 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Welcome back Juniper Class

It has been fantastic to welcome Juniper class back. They even brought the sunshine with them.

Date:
7 September
Posted by:
Mrs Hill

Teamwork – Scatterball

Juniper class successfully worked in teams playing a game of scatterball. Some great throwing, catching, fielding and batting skills but the thing that impressed me most was the fabulous teamwork. Well done Juniper class!