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)

PE

Physical Education is a very important part of the curriculum at Stanford Junior and Infants School. Children are encouraged to respond to the challenges to mind and body, to compete and to co-operate with others. At Stanford Junior and Infants School we aim to use sport as a means to build character, embed values of fairness and respect, and give all children the opportunities they need to be fit and healthy.

We are proud that PE teaching at our school enthuses and inspires pupils to fully develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise. We also offer a wide range of ever changing extra-curricular activities for our children, from expert providers, with something available for every age range.

Pupils are encouraged to develop initiative and leadership skills and to acquire positive attitudes towards physical activities. They are helped to make informed decisions concerning a healthy lifestyle. Through this we hope to provide a lasting legacy of sporting enjoyment and success for our pupils both now and in their future lives.

Intra-School Competition Winners… Green!

On Friday 17th May, Stanford School pupils took part in an archery and dodge ball competition. Each class took part, representing their house team. From archery to Dodge ball, the results were collected from each class, counted and verified with the winners of this competition going to GREEN!! Well Done!

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Archery           Dodgeball        
  Red Blue Green Yellow     Red Blue Green Yellow
Year 1 30 30 26 32   Year 1 2 2 2 2
Year 2 30 25 26 28   Year 2 2 2 2 2
Year 3 45 48 47 40   Year 3 1 1 2 1
Year 4 52 47 39 30   Year 4 1 1 2 0
Year 5 48 46 65 51   Year 5 1 1 4 2
Year 6 65 76 80 59   Year 6 2 3 1 0
Total 270 272 283 240   Total 9 10 13 7
Position 3rd 2nd 1st 4th     3rd 2nd 1st 4th

LQ: Can I skip with a skipping rope?

This term Seedlings have been learning to skip in P.E. From exploring and controlling the rope, learning to turn the rope over our head, to our first skip, it has been hard work but we kept on trying. We can now practise skipping at playtime too!

Dodgeball & Archery – Intra-school Competition

Today there was a competitive spirit in the air as the houses ‘battled’ for points in our intra-school competition. They had lots of fun practising their archery school and being allowed to throw balls at each other In dodgeball.

Can I learn some new skills in PE?

The Sunflower's really enjoyed learning how to play dodge ball today with The Premier Sport's Team. They also had a go at archery!

LS- It was lots of fun.
AM- I liked shooting the arrows.
ED- It was tricky, but I think I got better.
BJ- I was trying to hit the target.
JS- I had to run very fast when I played dodge ball.

Lunchtime Football

Great game of football in the sun at lunchtime today!

Inter- School Competition- Archery and Dodgeball

Some pupils from Year 2,4 and 5 took part in an inter- school archery and dodgeball competition on Tuesday. at North Thoresby Primary Academy. They used a range of sport skills to compete against other schools. Overall, both KS1 and KS2 pupils came 3rd! A fantastic achievement from the pupils. They had a fantastic day and showcased their sporting skills and teamwork, well done!

Gymnastics Competition

Key Stage 1 entered a multi-school gymnastic competition. We are so proud of our 5 competitors. They behaved impeccably and really showed their talents off on the gym equipment – well done girls. They returned to school with certificates.

Swimming Gala

Children from key stage two recently took part in a Junior Swimming Gala at Grimsby Leisure Centre. It was a fantastic afternoon and a great experience for all of the children. They were strong participants and showed great sportsmanship and teamwork skills. They represented the school proudly and all received a medal and certificate.

Yoga Namaste!

Mental Health and Well-Being are an integral part of our curriculum at Stanford. One way to promote this is to take part in whole class yoga sessions!

Year 5 have been enjoying their Friday afternoon yoga sessions, here is a link if you would like to continue your yoga sessions at home www.cosmickids.com

Gymnastics competition

Pupils from Key Stage took part in our first Gymnastics competition with other local schools. The pupils performed brilliantly with fantastic routines, skills and confidence to impress the judging panel.

Overall we had one of the year 5/6 team place 4th… a fantastic achievement at our first event! Well done to all the pupils who took part, they all have fantastic gymnastics skills where we hope they can showcase these off further in the future, Well done!

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New Games

Thank you Premier Sport for leading TA and lunch staff PE training to share even more ideas for games to play with the pupils. Well done to the group of pupils chosen to participate and to the staff for their involvement. We look forward to seeing some new games being tried out.

Year 1 PE

Can I improve my balance and control?

To link with their work on Africa, the Sunflowers learnt some special African animal yoga.

E: It was tricky to balance.

F: My favourite animal shape was the butterfly.

S: I liked doing the lion because I had to do a silent roar.

J: My balance has improved and the yoga helps me to get strong arms and legs.

Bikeability

Well done to the pupils involved in Bikeability. There has been positive feedback from all the coaches and the pupils have impressed the staff with their positive attitudes too.

Karate

Mr Daniels talked to the pupils about Karate skills and showed some basic karate moves. Lots of pupils were interested in finding out more at the local club.

Outdoor Gym Equipment

Great to see pupils being so active at lunchtime and enjoying the new outdoor gym equipment

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Playground Gym

Take a look at our brand new outdoor Gym equipment in the Key Stage 2 playground! We will be exercising and having fun all at once!

World Cup Event

We all had lots of fun play football as part of our World Cup event with Premier Sports. Lots of great team work and active players!

Seedlings

Pupil Voice

Harrison - It felt good when I saved the football out of the goal.
Mollie
- I learnt that you can't pick the ball up with your hands!
Olivia
- I like having more people in my tam helping together.
Ollie
- It was good when we got a penalty goal.

Results

Here are the results for the whole school:

Position Team Points
1st  Blue 31
2nd  Green 26
3rd  Yellow 23
4th  Red  19

Rounders

Barley class took part in a Rounders tournament at Healing academy, playing against other local primary schools in the area.

KS2 Sports Day

Wow – a super KS 2 Sports Day – well done to all the pupils for trying their best (just like our Olympic visitor told us!) Extra well done to the Blue Team for achieving the highest score. Lots and lots of positive feedback – the pupils really loved the range of sporting activities which used lots of different skills. Thanks again to the parents/carers who supported the event, to Morrisons for the ice lollies, to Spar for water bottles and helpers, One Stop for water and to Governors, Premier Sport and Community Members for their help. A great event.

FS and KS 1 Sports Day

We enjoyed a super FS and KS 1 Sports Day today – our pupil voice team, along with Mr Middleton, organised a range of sporting activities for the pupils to compete in.

We awarded 1st,2nd and 3rd places along with the chance to make team points for your House Team. We were well supported by the community too - Spar volunteers came along to support and donated the bottled water along with the One Stop shop, Morrisons donated the ice lollies,

Governors came to help the pupils, parent volunteers helped organise the refreshments and Premier Sports coaches came along to help too – a great team effort. The pupils worked really hard and all of them showed a positive attitude to sports and to taking part. Green Team won on the day and we are now looking forward to KS 2 Sports Day next week.

A special thank you to Mr Middleton for organising his first Sports Day at Stanford and to the staff along with the year 6 pupils for their support too.

Seedlings Sports Day

Children took part in lots of fun sporting activities for our annual school sports day. From javelin to island hopping and the egg and spoon race, there were plenty of things to do on such a hot day. What champions we all are! Pupil Voice Jasmine - That was fun, I liked the skipping race best. Charlie. R - I liked the lolly it was yummy! Sonny - I got lots of stickers, this sticker was for the egg and spoon race.

Soccer Aid

On Friday, the school hosted a special event for the children to raise money for the charity Unicef. ‘Soccer Aid’ has taken place all over the country, including a televised celebrity football match, and schools were invited to participate by hosting a “Playground Challenge”. Children were encouraged to complete an obstacle course with a football. Different elements of the course required different skills such as kicking, dribbling, balancing and throwing. Many of the year 6 pupils helped to support the other year groups throughout the day. By taking part in this important event, we can help Unicef provide life-saving food and vaccines, as well as life-changing education and support for children around the world. We also had lots of fun!

Seedlings

Seedlings class enjoyed taking part in the Soccer Aid activities to raise money for Unicef. The obstacle course, which involved lots of ball skills, was designed, organised and lead by the Year 6 pupils.

Sunflower Class

Sunflower Class enjoyed raising money for the Soccer Aid charity by completing a tricky obstacle course with a football.

Millie- I scored a goal!
James- I had lots of fun.
Lily C- We raised money for a charity that can help people all over the world.
Mason- I watched the England Soccer Aid match on TV.
Bella- I threw my football into a net.
Indianna- I dribbled the ball around the cones.

Barley Class

On Friday, the school hosted a special event for the children to raise money for the charity Unicef. ‘Soccer Aid’ has taken place all over the country, including a televised celebrity football match, and schools were invited to participate by hosting a “Playground Challenge”. Children were encouraged to complete an obstacle course with a football. Different elements of the course required different skills such as kicking, dribbling, balancing and throwing. Many of the year 6 pupils helped to support the other year groups throughout the day. By taking part in this important event, we can help Unicef provide life-saving food and vaccines, as well as life-changing education and support for children around the world. We also had lots of fun!

Barley and Seedlings Sports Fun

Barley class were treated to a very special morning on Tuesday, when Seedlings class turned up at the classroom door. The oldest and the youngest children in the school got together to practice the activities for our upcoming sports days. It was great to see some of the year 6 children take on a caring role and there was such wonderful behaviour from the Seedlings class. The children had lots of fun and hopefully feel more prepared for sports day!

Gradely Cup Football Tournament

A team of 8 of our year 5 pupils performed very well in the Gradely Cup, against 6 other teams, at the beginning of this term. There are several more tournaments coming up across the Summer and we look forward to seeing how well our team continue to work together.

Inter-School Swimming Gala

A team of over 20 eager pupils took part in an Inter-School Swimming Gala event on 25th May (the first that we have attended in several years). The children displayed brilliant perseverance and excellent competitive spirit. We were very proud of how they supported each other in the different races and we had several children achieving first, second and third place in their respective heats. Everyone received a medal and certificate for taking part.