Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
On this page you can see updates over the term of our activities and learning.
Year 6 pupils have taken a scene from their Leavers’ production on the latest craze and are now enjoying swapping football cards with each other… this latest craze has made a return!!
Zowie, our Link worker from Compass GO. NEL Mental Health Support Team, came and delivered a virtual assembly, via Teams to all our pupils on their last day before moving to their new classes. The assembly was all about transitioning to a new class and how we may be feeling, giving us strategies to help if we are feeling a little worried or scared. Barley and Blossom class helped Zowie with giving their own tips for the other pupils! Thank you Zowie!
Today Zowie from CompassGo came in a did a lovely session with the Year 6 pupils about transition with their next big step of secondary school incoming. Zowie showed them how to categorise their worries into those we can do something about now and problem solve, or for those future worries to let them go. We gave this a go and wrote down a worry for secondary school that we then scribbled out, ripped up and threw in the bin to show letting go. We also focussed on looking at our support network and talked to our classmates about our star qualities.
A really helpful session that was thoroughly enjoyed by year 6- Thank you Zowie!
This week, we have been looking at healthy eating and healthy lifestyles! Today, we made healthy chicken nuggets, using a range of skills such as: cutting, crushing and whisking. They were delicious! We also looked at what other foods we could pair with our chicken nuggets to create a well-balanced meal and had a lovely discussion justifying why we made these choices.
To finish the afternoon off, we incorporated some physical activity into our healthy lifestyles, and took part in some kick ball rounders for Well-being Wednesday! A wonderful afternoon!
Today in Year 6 we have been exploring assemblage.
We have linked this with our time at Stanford, to create an abstract sculpture about our memories at primary school. We began by sketching images and shapes to best represent our favourite memories and began assembling a 2D, abstract structure.
We can't wait to finish these and move onto the 3D version in the coming weeks!
Year 6 celebrated Founders’ day with a wonderful service at St Margaret’s Church! Pupils reflected on their time at Stanford and presented our Stanford identity: creativity, community, care, curriculum and challenge! Lead by our Head pupils and Rev Chris, they performed these pieces, along with the wonderful Brighter days song to Governors, community members and the Stanford Trust! Well done year 6- a wonderful celebration!
As part of our Maths lessons this week we have been learning about ratio, proportion, profit and loss. As a class we have looked at a recipe that was intended to make 6 cupcakes and we had to calculate the ingredients needed to make 42 for the class (and a few extras for teachers of course!). Once we had calculated this, we researched the size of packaging our ingredients were sold in, for example butter in 250g. Continuing our research skills, we compared the cost of the ingredients across different supermarkets. So to end the week we combined our baking and maths skills to measure accurately, portion up the mixture and decorate some yummy cupcakes! These were definitely enjoyed by all! 👩🍳
Our Year 6 pupils have had a wonderful day today at the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon! Giving the pupils an opportunity to experience something new, in a non competitive event was the focus of the day… as well as having fun! Each pupil swam 50m, completed an 800m cycle and then a 300m run. It was amazing to see the children cheering each other on and thoroughly enjoying themselves! They had a fantastic day and each left with a goody bag, T-shirt and medals to remember this amazing opportunity!
I- I loved today, it was fun to do something new and even better that I could do it with my friends!
L- Can we do it again!? I loved it!
To celebrate the end of SATs , Year 6 pupils celebrated with a movie and popcorn! In the afternoon we had a visit from Harrison's Ices and enjoyed an ice cream outside. We also played rounders too!! To make this an even more memorable event, we had to rescue the ice cream van as it got stuck!! According to the Year 6 pupils… it’s been the best day ever!! 😃🥳
Year 6 had an afternoon scavenger hunting! To help with their Maths revision, they worked in teams to find the different questions around the school. They scanned each QR code to reveal the question, worked as a team to solve this and then collect the letter to form a funny joke! Some questions were fun challenges…. Stand as a scary scarecrow for 30 seconds! Year 6 are ready for their tests today! #youvegothis #year6sats ⭐️
Our Year 6 pupils were all ready to smash their first day of SATs this morning!! #satsbreakfast #youvegotthis
Year 6 had a great Hook Day on all things crime and punishment! We were Crime Scene Investigators for the whole day, investigating, ‘What happened to Mrs Smith?’. We studied the suspects handwriting against note they’d left at the scene, we identified which pen was used and scrutinised witness statements! Finally, we looked at the three main types of finger prints, printed our own and discussed the importance of fingerprints/DNA in our investigation.
A great day had by all, and the murderer found... Miss Gibbard and her accomplice Miss Chilvers!
Year 6 had a great session with Zowie all about SATs and stress. We looked at our brain bullies vs brain besties, and how we can turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts! It was a very helpful session, and we will be using some of the strategies Zowie taught us over the next few weeks!
As part of our celebrations, we enjoyed a high tea with scones, in the sunshine, with the whole school! We finished the day singing our national anthem and each pupil received a commemorative bookmark to mark this special event in history! A great day was had by all!
Our Year 5 and 6 girls football team took part in the Ramsden’s girls cup this week, playing against local schools. The girls played brilliantly, worked amazing as a team and showed their skills and confidence in each game! Well done girls! ⭐️ ⚽️
This week in year 6 we have been learning and understanding how best to look after our teeth and gums and how food and drink can affect our teeth. In this lesson we learnt about the different types of teeth we have: incisors, molars, canines, premolars and wisdom teeth. We then had a think about how much sugar is in some of the drinks we drink day to day, some of the children were shocked! But we understood that the occasional treat is perfectly fine as long as we take the right precautions in looking after our teeth 🦷
Year 6 enjoyed Science Week last week, completing our Eggsperiment! We used eggs to test which liquids would have the biggest effect on our teeth. We left them in liquids for 3 days, before observing what had happened to them. Finally, We've spent this week writing up our findings and seeing if our predictions were correct!
Year 6 had a fantastic day at the wildlife park! We explored the different animals and how these have evolved over time. This linked with what we have been learning about in Science, evolution and inheritance! We discussed the different characteristics different animals have and how they are similar or different to us. A great day was had by all!
This week in Year 6, we have used Kahoot to aid our grammar revision. It was great, interactive quiz that supported our retrieval practice and grammar knowledge- with only a little competitiveness! We will definitely be using Kahoot again!
Year 6 have been busy investigating circles. We learnt the different parts of a circle and how to find the diameter and radius of different size circles. We did this n a variety of ways and are now confident in solving reasoning questions on this!
We firstly learnt about Alfred Wallace and his support of Charles Darwin in the discovery of natural selection. We then worked to understand how different beaks may affect a birds ability to survive and gather food. We did this by using a key, different coloured smarties representing different birds, and watched the survival of the fittest happen with some birds not surviving due to not having the right adaptations🦜
During World Book Day Year 6 pupils created their own blackout poems from a chosen page from their favourite book.
Blackout poems are made using pages from books, newspapers or magazines. pupils picked out single words or phrases from the existing text, then pieced them together to make something new. This kind of poetry embraces randomness, and also gives writers a chance to mix poetry and visual art. How amazing do they look!!
We have really enjoyed being scientists this week in Year 6. We have reminded ourselves of the fossilisation and human evolution processes. We even had the chance to become Palaeontologists and have a look at some real life fossils!
This week in Year 6, we watched a very interesting, live Safer Internet Assembly. This aided lots of discussion regarding internet scams, how to identify safe websites and the precautions to take when sharing anything online.
We then able to make our Safer Internet Charters- explaining what kind of place we would like the internet to be and how this can be achieved.
Year 6 pupils were learning the names of the different types of shops and where they were located. We consolidated our knowledge with an activity and then started to write where the shops were in French- well done Year 6!
We had a great first session on inheritance and adaptations! It was interesting to see the ways we are similar to our parents and which of these characteristics we inherit from our parents, and which are acquired.
Year 6 pupils taste tested a variety of foods from around the world. These included Italy, Mexico and India. These included different textures and ingredients, some of which the pupils were unfamiliar with. Thank you Chartwells!
Year 6 pupils had a fantastic hook day, learning about the black plague and creating a 3D plague mask! They also learnt about the history of medicine and what germs are and how to prevent them from spreading!
We will be creating our own 3D germs and look forward to the rest of this exciting topic!
In Year 6, we had an interesting session on First Aid. We looked at how to perform a primary survey, and check if someone is responding. We also watched a demonstration on how to put someone in the recovery position. A very vital skill- thank you Miss Hoad!
A magical evening for our Carol service with our year 5 and 6 pupils! Wonderful singing and performances celebrating Christmas and Peace. Thank you to all for joining us in our Carol singing- we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
The National ROAR Ceremony finals took place, via Zoom, with our amazing in-school winners 2022 Stanford Girls taking centre stage. Over 25000 pupils from 120 schools took part in this amazing project all across the country- all the final entries were amazing, well done to everyone!
Today we took some of our KS2 girls to play a friendly football match with Wybers Wood Academy. We continue to raise the profile of girls football and this was another fantastic opportunity for the girls to showcase their skills!
The girls played brilliantly, with many goals saved and even more goals attempted. Their teamwork and skills were outstanding and showed the great Stanford football team they have become! Well done girls!! 🌟
Year 6 pupils used their entrepreneur skills to design and then create a game for the Christmas fayre. They used their math skills and teamwork skills to create their game and then showcased this to the pupils and their families, helping to raise money. Overall Year 6 pupils raised £215 on their stalls and enterprise projects!
Year 6 pupils have used a variety of math and DT skills to create their Enterprise products- Wooden frames and 3D Christmas trees, to sell at our Christmas Fayre!
Measuring and calculating area were skills we used in Maths to ensure our frames fit together and our trees were correct in size
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service came into school to talk to the children about how to be safe on the roads, especially through using seat belts in cars and wearing helmets when riding our bikes. Something as simple as this can save lives and it's so easy to do.
1st place- 2022 Stanford Girls- School Helpout Vending machine for pupils and stationary
2nd place: CFL- An alphabet board to support pupils in their learning
3rd place: Bee Hives- Creating Hives for the homes
Our winners will now be entered into the grand final on National Award Day on 7th December via Teams!
Wow! Our amazing Year 6 pupils have been entrepreneurs during this project, creating an innovative idea that could be life changing in the world!
Over the past 8 weeks, pupils have worked as a team to create an idea, design a logo and jingle and then create a prototype of their product! The final part was creating a presentation of their idea and presenting it to our judging panel!
Our judging panel were amazed by their ideas, presentation skills and teamwork ‘so much thought and effort has been put into their ideas’ ‘ it was so hard to select a winner!’
Well done Year 6, Mrs Smith and Miss Chilvers are so proud! One winner has been selected and will be entered into the grand final!! See the next post of our top 3 winners ⭐️
On Monday, in Year 6, PSCO Rob Dove came to talk to us about knife crime. We learnt dangers and consequences of carrying sharp objects, what to do if we feel we are in danger, and ways to stay safe when we are out without an adult. A very important and interesting session. Thank you!
Pupils and staff were encouraged to wear blue in support of Diabetes Awareness! #diabetesawareness
Barley and Blossom Class enjoyed having the opportunity to have a family member come into school, experience our reading comprehension skills and have a healthy breakfast snack. It was lovely seeing families come together to share a love of reading, meet the class teachers and have a look at our fantastic learning environments.
Year 6 pupils completed the next part of their 8 billion idea project by creating a prototype of their idea/ design, using recycled materials and resources. Our next step is to create an advert and presentation ready to showcase to the judging panel! We will keep you posted of their progress!
Year 6 have had a great first half term learning the skills required to be successful within invasion games, through a range of activities such as bench ball and capture the flag. We had the opportunity to showcase some of the skills we have developed such as attacking, defending, pace and teamwork in some short burst games of football.
Year 6 had a great afternoon learning all about life in India! We found there to be many similarities between India and our own lives- including McDonald's, gaming and football! We looked at other aspects of daily life, such as housing, pets, schools and transport; a very eye-opening and insightful session!
Pupils in year 6 have been learning how to use long division to help solve a range of questions. This method is tricky, however all pupils showed great resilience and never gave up! Well done Barley and Blossom!
Year 6 completed the second phase of their 8 billion ideas project…. Ideas, ideas, ideas!
As a team they discussed different ideas that link with their problem and agreed on a final product that they will move forward to the design stage!
Year 5 and 6 pupils had a visit from The Principle and SLT team at John Whitgift on Tuesday. They spoke to the pupils about their secondary Academy , how a typical school day looks like and what subjects they have to offer. Pupils were then able to ask any questions they had.
Year 6 had a wonderful MacMillan morning! We performed our poem, ‘Riding on a Rainbow’ by Julia Francis Taylor to our families, parents and carers! We have enjoyed our PSHE/SMSC and English work analysing and learning this lovely poem about Queen Elizabeth II. We then had the opportunity to have a drink and a cake (or two!)
Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed being scientists this week! We have built circuits, using bulbs and buzzers. We evaluated whether ours were complete or incomplete, before assessing what we could do to ensure they were complete. A brilliant lesson!
Year 6 pupils used their research and computing skills to research Queen Elizabeth to create a fact file on her life. They used research techniques, digital images to copy and paste and presentation skills to create these fact files!
Year 6 pupils visited Stanford Library as part of a collaboration and community link with Mrs Wink. Each pupil selected 2 books to sign out and add to our love for reading collection in our classrooms.
Thank you Mrs Wink for such a wonderful afternoon! Year 6 pupils cannot wait to start reading the wide range of books!
Year 6 pupils have started their Lions Roa project, inspiring children to 'Think Big and to create world changing ideas!'
They are working with teams to create an idea that will help and improve the area/ village/ country or world! Pupils over the next few weeks will be planning their project, making prototypes, creating jingles and finally creating and sharing a sales pitch to share the advantages of their world changing big ideas!
Year 6 had a fantastic science lesson linked to their topic of electricity! They used their retrieval skills to match up circuit symbols with the correct parts of a circuit. The children are excited to use this knowledge to assemble their own circuits next week!
Wow! Well done to our amazing Year 6 pupils who delivered their Head Pupil speeches in our assembly this morning. Their commitment, dedication, kindness and motivation shone through from all of the candidates. We are all very proud of you!
Every pupil voted and the results are in… please see the last photo for our new Head Pupils!! ⭐️
Year 6 had a fantastic Hook day linked to their topic of Ancient Greeks! They created fact files on God and Godesses and also learnt about Greek pottery and the designs used during this time. Pupils used their retrieval skills to show what they know about Greek mythology too. Pupils also experienced a range of Greek foods to test and try which included feta cheese, pitta breads and olives! A great start to this fantastic topic!