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)

SMSC

What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 

Spiritual

Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Moral

Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

Social

Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.

Cultural

Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Aims and Objectives:

SMSC enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self worth.

We teach them how society is organised and governed.

We teach them about rights and responsibilities, to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

SMSC enables the children to:

  • know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
  • be aware of safety issues;
  • understand what makes for good relationships with others;
  • have respect for others;
  • be independent and responsible members of the school community;
  • be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.

British Values

Stanford School promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.

Through the provision of SMSC our students:

  • develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law;
  • accept responsibility for their behaviour and contribute positively to the lives of others
  • acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services;
  • acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people;
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.

Behaviour Management

Reflection Sheets - A Time to Reflect

At Stanford we try to give children the opportunity to not only reflect on the good things they do e.g. good work in class, but also the negative choices that they sometimes make.

As part of this process we have been trialling the use of ‘Reflection Sheets’.

These sheets are a chance for children to:

  • think about the decisions they made or actions they took in words or pictures
  • why this may have been the wrong choice to make
  • what they could do next time to avoid it happening again

If a child receives 3 Reflection Sheets in a week or 6 in a half term they will be copied and sent home to parents, so they have an opportunity to discuss with their child the behaviours they have been displaying in school and to help them to make more positive choices in future.

The Reflection Sheets are kept on file and monitored through the year.

We transfer the information from the sheets into a simple Excel spread sheet, which helps us to monitor the behaviour in the school in real-time and identify any patterns which may occur.

The more detail we record - the clearer the picture we get!

We record Gender, Class, Week, Term, Reason, Location, Subject, Time of Day

Healthy Schools

The Healthy Places ‘Education’ award is designed to help educational settings in North East Lincolnshire to create a programme of work to promote health, as they act as vehicles to empower individuals to live well where they work, learn and play.

Healthy Places Award

This is a fantastic award for schools and academies to work towards, which not only benefits the children and young people but also has a positive impact on the health of staff, parents/carers and wider community.

What are the Benefits ?

Improved health and happiness

Improved engagement and morale

Raised attendance levels for staff and children

Raised attainment and progression for staff
& children

Reduction in bullying

Better engagement with parents/carers and wider community.

Reduced absence level and increased attendance levels in workplace

Improved productivity and performance

Fewer accidents and injuries

Aims of the Project
  • Up skill and empower people to champion health
    and take care of each other.
  • Inspire sustainable health related change.
  • Gain recognition for creating a healthier setting.
  • Deliver healthy lifestyle promotion on topics.
What we do
  • Breakfast Club (Mon, Weds & Fri)
  • Provide healthy lunches & encourage parents to do the same.
  • Encourage children to take part in physical activity with a range of out of school clubs.
  • Ask children to discuss their thoughts and feelings, related to well-being both in class and through ‘Pupil Voice’.
Information

Stanford Junior and Infants ensure Democracy, responsibility and respect are key sections of our broad and balanced curriculum. Download our Democracy document.

Below is the link to the Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) learning that our children will be following in the Summer term if parents wish to peruse it:

Relationship and Sex Education information

Foundation SRE Lesson Plans

Key Stage 1 SRE Lesson Plans

Key Stage 2 SRE Lesson Plans

SMSC Long Term Plan

A parents guide to the new National Curriculum (not Foundation/Seedlngs class). More information can be found on the Rising Stars website

Growing up and keeping safe ~ a “Whole School Approach”

What is included in the BigTalk Education “SRE: Whole School Approach” Programme?

See our SMSC work

Karate

Outdoor Gym Equipment

Cake Sale

End of year Assembly!

Year 6 Leavers' Trip to Cleethorpes

Lights, Camera, Action!

Strawberries

Poppy Class Enjoy Stanfest

Morrisons

The UK Political System

Sun Safety

Big Talk

Soccer Aid

Poem/ Reflection Competition

Big Talk SRE Workshop

Our finished Peace Garden

Gardening Volunteers

School Monitors

Litter Pickers

James Kirton – GB Athlete Event

Happiness Challenge

Founders Day

Royal Wedding

Relax Kids

Hair Cuts for the Little Princess Trust

Stranger Danger

Window Boxes

Roman Forum – Recyclng from different eras

Rev Pam and Mr Lingard

Sheepfold Home

St. George's Day

Talking about hate crime

Mrs Groves

KS1 Disco

World Downs Syndrome Day

Mental Health

Stanford having fun in the snow at lunchtime!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Friendship Activity event

Mental Health Awareness

After School Activities

Radio Humberside

Can I write a poem about dignity?

Can I discuss my feelings and emotions?

Community High Tea Thank You

Tolerance Assembly

Peace Garden

Mr Mayor

Introducing our new Dance Teaching assistants

Toy Appreciation Assembly

Christmas Assembly

P4C What is love?

Christmas dinner in a bun

Litter Pickers

Stanford’s Got Talent

Healthy Tuck Shop

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Fayre

Litter Picking Project

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week: Can I remember to Stop! Look! Listen! and Think?

Ryan Smith Foundation Assembly

How can apples and toothpaste teach us about tolerance?

Tolerance Day - 'Mix it up' lunchtime

Can I understand the word tolerance and listen and respond to Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream speech?

Can I learn about a charity?

How to Banish Bullies

First Aid

Anti-Bullying Week!

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

Discussing and Debating

Remembrance Day

Peace Poem

Thinking about Peace

Community ICT Workshop

Dance Club

Eels

Litter Picker Team

Bikeability

Healthy Tuck Shop

Breaktimes and Lunchtimes

Road Safety Committee

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

Cake Sale

Well done to the team for selling cakes to raise funds for their brother’s exciting Scout trip. We sold ice cream too for school funds and we raised £75.00 each! Have a wonderful Summer and thank you for your support.

End of year Assembly!

What a wonderful end of year assembly we have had! Full of certificates, prizes, singing and dancing…. School’s Out for Summer!!

Year 6 Leavers' Trip to Cleethorpes

What a fantastic day we have had at Cleethorpes! The sun was shining on Barley class as they enjoyed the beach, bowling and lunch at Papa's fish and chips!

Lights, Camera, Action!

A spectacular end of year production from Barley Class! Full of singing, dancing and drama to showcase all their talents, well done!

Strawberries

Wow! Don’t these look delicious?! Year 5 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed taking on the responsibility of various gardening areas around school. They decided to grow strawberries outside our classroom and they have done a wonderful job. Well done gardeners!

‘They have grown so well, they’re huge and very red!’ – Esmae
‘These strawberries are absolutely delicious! – Jessica

Poppy Class Enjoy Stanfest

We combined our musical talents with our awareness of diversity to celebrate Stanfest. We learned that Makaton is used alongside spoken language to help with language development. One of the children in our class used Makaton when they were learning to talk.

We worked hard to practise our finished musical pieces. Our parents and carers were delighted with our performance.
Mrs Harib said “What a well organised and lovely event. All of the children did very well.”

Anthony’s Mum was so impressed that she wants to learn the songs with Makaton signs too!
Here are the links if you would like to learn along with us.

Morrisons

Pupils enjoyed a trip to Morrisons to help develop their life skills and awareness about enterprise. Thank you to Chris (Community Champion) and Mrs Spittlehouse (Governor) for helping with the trip and the staff for organising it. The pupils really enjoyed it and had the chance to make a burger and a pizza, try different cheeses and work on the till. An excellent trip indeed.

The UK Political System

Star Anise have been learning about the role of Parliament and the government in the UK. We had some very interesting discussions about the House of Commons, Acts of Parliament, role of The Monarch in making decisions, different political parties, the role of MPs and the importance of voting in local and general elections. We then role played being Prime Minister and leading our own political party.

‘If I were Prime Minster for the day I would ensure that the issues around homelessness were solved – perhaps by offering jobs in return for food and shelter in hotels.’ – Jacob G

‘I think it is important that people have jobs and work for a living, everyone contributing and making decisions by voting would mean it is much fairer for everyone.’ – George S

‘It is quite scary to see about the violence happening on the streets, especially in London and big cities, on the news lately. I think that we need more police officers on the street and stricter consequences for people that break the law. The police need more money to keep us safe.’ – Jack M

Sun Safety

Sun Safety

Big Talk

Big Talk education came to talk to us about our bodies, the 4 personal parts of our body and the trusted adults we could talk to.

Soccer Aid

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.

Poem/ Reflection Competition

Thank you to Mr Forest from the British Legion for joining our assembly today to reward the winners of the competition. The pupils had been asked to write a poem/reflection as part of the 2014-2018 World War I Centenary Events.  Mr Forest would be visiting Ypres in the summer to lay a special wreath there with the special message attached. The quality of emotion, thought and empathy that the pupils used in their writing was very impressive. Well done.

Big Talk SRE Workshop

Thank you to the parents/carers who attended the Big Talk SRE workshop on 21st June 2018. The workshop was informative and helpful.

Our finished Peace Garden

Thank you to Caistor Lions and Laceby in Bloom. The pupils love helping keep the garden beautiful and enjoy relaxing and smelling the lavender.

Gardening Volunteers

 So grateful that volunteers help at weekends to plant, weed and water our lovely gardens.

School Monitors

So pleased we have monitors who give up their time at breaks – two busy Year 6 boys helping organise our recycled tyre raised beds!

Litter Pickers

Such a dedicated and responsible litter picking team – they look after our environment and dispose of any litter that may have blown in. They give up their break times willingly and work together. James says that it is favourite job in school! Well done to the year 5 group for motivating the younger pupils to take part. Mrs Hackfath is really impressed.

James Kirton – GB Athlete Event

We were fortunate enough to have James Kirton visit our school to lead a sponsored circuit training event and an inspirational assembly. James is an Olympic swimmer who represented GB in the Beijing Olympics. As you can see from the photographs, we all had a fantastic time and felt truly inspired listening to James’ assembly about overcoming injury and never giving up on your dreams. Thank you ‘Sports for Schools’ and to James for the amazing event!

Happiness Challenge

Well done Seedlings for completing their Happiness Challenge!

Founders Day

What a wonderful Founder’s Day – it is so special for the community to come together to celebrate Stanford School’s birthday! Thanks you to Mr Lingard and Mrs Brumfield for supporting the assembly in the morning and to Rev Pam for leading the Church service at St Margaret’s. Our pupils spoke about the special heritage of our school, their reflections of Stanford and their hopes for the future. We were so proud of the singing and viola group. The high tea was also beautiful with over 60 guests enjoying the day.

Royal Wedding Celebrations

What an amazing atmosphere at our Royal Wedding celebrations today – we had dainty cucumber sandwiches, lashing of fruit juice and tasty cakes. Children wore party clothes and red, white and blue! Thank you to all the pupils who entered the competition – winners are being announced this afternoon. Big thanks too to all the staff and pupil helpers for their work in organising the event and to Pupil Voice for planning the activity. All pupils received a commemoratory book mark too to celebrate the special day.

Our best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan for their big day tomorrow!

Seedlings Class

We celebrated the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan by making wedding cards, crispy cakes, red, white and blue bunting and colouring the Union Jack flag. We all dressed up and had a tea party on the school field. Best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan on their wedding day from Seedlings class.

Relax Kids

Seedlings class have been working with Amy from ‘Relax Kids’ to learn about ways to relax and be calm following 7 simple steps.

First, we explored and imaginary wood, gently held a tiny bird and carefully put it back in its tree.
Next, we stretched up tall before learning how to breathe in through our nose and slowly out through our mouths with our teddies on our tummy.
Finally, we curled up with our teddies and listened to some calm twinkling music.

What a wonderful relaxing afternoon. Thank you Amy.

Hair Cuts for the Little Princess Trust

Well done to Daisy and Scarlett – they have raised funds for the Little Princess Trust.  Lots of family and friends gathered in the Stanford Library to support them as they had their special hair-cuts.

Stranger Danger

Thank you to PCSO Marc Ireland who led an important assembly in school about ‘Stranger Danger.’ All the pupils listened to the good advice and will remember to C.A.R.E

C - Call Out!
A - Always remember to not go with someone you do not know!
R - Remember to not talk with strangers!
E - Everyday at least one child gets spoken to by a stranger!

Window Boxes

We now have window boxes in out peace garden too – thank you to the volunteers who helped. Pupils are now on a rota to water the lovely flowers daily and the sunshine is glorious. We also have some seating on order to help make this area calming and beautiful to sit near.

Roman Forum – Recyclng from different eras

The Romans had a place called a Forum where they discussed important matters of the day. At the end of the day the children were split into 2 teams and took part in a discussion. We looked at an important matter – Recycling first from a Roman point of view where they didn’t consider it important and then discussing how recycling is far more important today considering the polution of the oceans and its harm to the environment.

Rev Pam and Mr Lingard

Rev Pam visited school today, along with Mr Lingard, Chair of Stanford Trust, to meet with pupils and staff before Founder’s Day – it was lovely to see them and they enjoyed the tour. Thank you.

Sheepfold Home

Mr Anderson visited our assembly today to tell us more about the Sheepfold Home, Bethlehem and accept our donation towards this charity. We remembered Mrs Anderson who used to work at Stanford, as this charity was important to her.

St George

St George’s Day 2018 Assembly delivered by Mrs Smith

Seedlings Class

Seedlings class have been learning all about Saint George, the Patron Saint of England.

We listened to a story that told us of a dragon and a knight named George and how George killed the dragon to save the princess! We dressed up, then drew pictures of knights, dragons, maidens and coloured the England flag. We also learnt about what foods are traditionally English, such as cucumber sandwiches, fish and chips and strawberries and cream.

Next, we watched a clip about English games such as cricket and bowls. To end the day we made cucumber sandwiches and had afternoon tea!

"I enjoyed making cucumber sandwiches." Ella
"The best bit was having our afternoon tea." Joshua and Avery
"We liked learning about the story of St George and how he slayed the dragon." Evelyn and Jasmine
"The quiz was fun!" Poppy. B
"We liked making the red roses." Charlie. R and Florence
"I used the words to write about St George and then drew a picture." Lincoln

Happy St. George’s day everyone.

British Values: Can I learn about the legend of St. George?

Sunflower Class celebrated St. George's Day on 23rd April. They heard the story of St. George and the dragon, acted it out and made a'Happy St. George's Day card'. They also learnt about other important British symbols, including the England flag with the St. George cross and the red English rose.

Talking about hate crime

PCSO Marc Island and his colleague came in to talk about hate crime to Key Stage 2. They discussed how we should respect everybody is different and treat everyone the same no matter what their gender, disability, religion or race.

Mrs Groves

Mrs Groves is retiring from Stanford today after nearly 21 years. Mrs Groves has helped pupils develop their skills and interests and will be missed as part of our staff team. Enjoy your retirement Mrs Groves, we will miss you!

KS1 Disco

Everyone had a brilliant time at the Easter Discos – great dance moves, excellent behaviour and pupils enjoyed the refreshments. Thank you to everyone for their help. A great community event.

World Downs Syndrome Day

As part of our continuous drive to raise awareness of diversity at Stanford, we held an assembly to support World Down Syndrome Day.

We enjoyed this video clip of some children singing with their parents.

They are singing alongside using Makaton, we had a try at following the Makaton signs too.

We learned that Makaton is sometimes used to help people with Down Syndrome to develop their communication skills alongside their development of speech.
At Stanford we believe that this image illustrates our attitude to diversity very well.

One pupil was already supporting World Down Syndrome Day by wearing a pair of odd socks in recognition.

Mental Health

Our School Nurses came in to talk to Star Anise and Barley class about Mental Health. We discussed being mentally healthy and how keeping active and healthy will help keep our minds well.

We learnt the 5 different things to keep our mind well:

  1. Connecting with people around us
  2. Learning new skills- giving you a sense of achievement
  3. Be Active
  4. Give- Do something nice for someone
  5. Take notice- be curious and more aware of the present moment

Stanford having fun in the snow at lunchtime!

Gung Hay Fat Choy! – Happy New Year.

This week we have been celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the ‘Dog’. There have been lots of different activities including, listening to the Chinese Zodiac story and sequencing the animals, tasting Chinese food, serving customers in the Chinese restaurant and using chopsticks! Next, we learnt some Chinese words, sang songs, made and performed a dragon dance around school and wrote in Chinese too!

Friendship Activity event

We had a lovely Friendship Activity event after school – pupils came along to make friendship bracelets, do craft activities and enjoy a chat over a biscuit and a juice. Thank you to the staff for supporting this – lots of kind words from everyone!

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health and Well-Being of children and staff at Stanford School is very important to us.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Day, each class participated in activities that were age appropriate to discuss how we can help to look after ourselves and each other. FS looked at people who we can talk to and look up to as role models, KS1 discussed different feelings and how 'It's Ok!' to feel certain ways. KS2 discussed different types of mental illness and how we can support one another.

We presented our work and ideas in a whole school assembly, the key theme that we are going to continue to focus on is "It's Good to Talk!".

Poppy Class

Finley asked "What is Mental Health?"

Jacob replied "It’s how you feel inside."

Lily said "Good mental health is when you can cope with lots of different emotions."

Emotions like feeling sad, happy, angry, embarrassed, confident, nervous etc.

All of these emotions are quite normal and we all said ‘It’s OK!’

"Good Mental Health is experiencing different emotion, knowing IT’S OK!" exclaimed Anthony.

After School Activities

Children have enjoyed taking part in our Friendship and Valentine after school activities.  There were lots of things to do including, making friendship bracelets and drawing a row of friendship friends.  

Radio Humberside

Carl Wheatley from Radio Humberside visited school today to speak with the pupils about all the exciting learning that goes on at Stanford. As always, the pupils did us proud and were very articulate. Please tune in to listen to the interviews on Radio Humberside during the week beginning Monday 19th February 2018 at 7.50am.

Can I write a poem about dignity?

Children in Star Anise Class wrote special poems for World Dignity Day. Three representatives from the class were lucky enough to perform their thought-provoking poem at Cloverdale Residental Home in Laceby. The residents and staff were really moved by what they heard. Here is their special poem:

Dignity and Respect

Dignity

Two words, two different meanings,
But they are often used wrongly,
Dignity is the ability to stand strong and tall,
In the face of your troubles,
Always have your head held high,
Keep fighting for your dignity,

Respect

A lesson that everyone should learn,
It can’t be ordered,
Only given as a gift,
Respect is the anchor that keeps a person well grounded,
But most importantly,
Give it to get it

Dignity and Respect

We are not perfect human beings,
Nor do we have to pretend to be,
Respect and dignity is the
Thing that keeps the world well balanced,
Death with dignity is better,
Than life with humiliation,
You should never sacrifice,
Four things,
Your family,
Your heart,
Your dignity,
Your respect.

Can I discuss my feelings and emotions?

In sunflower Class, we think it is important to talk about our feelings.

Neve: I cry when I am hurt. Harry: I worry about other people. I hope they are playing safely outside.
Summer: I feel sad when my friends leave me out. I can feel very, very sad then.
James: I can feel OK when I am playing with my friends.
Taylor: I feel happy when my friends let me play.
Oliver H: If somebody scared me, it would make me shocked!
Lucas: I feel embarrassed when I don't know what to say.

Community High Tea Thank You

We had a lovely Community High Tea Thank You Event yesterday – we wanted to let all the volunteers who help our school know how valued and special their contributions are. Thank you to all the pupils and staff for making and serving the refreshments. All the guests enjoyed the performances and entertainment. Special thanks to the year 6 helpers -Joe, Jessica, Lucie and Harvey who helped make sure the event ran smoothly.

One visitor commented," A lovely event. Pupils were very welcoming and friendly – they entertained us with a wonderful variety of well-rehearsed, interesting and fun performances. A very special afternoon."

Tolerance Assembly

Premier Sports came in and delivered an assembly on tolerance and what should and shouldn't be tolerated. Pupils used different coloured cards to represent how they feel about different aspects and scenarios.

Peace Garden

Pupils have designed beautiful, thoughtful peace pebbles for the peace garden. A team of helpful year 3 pupils worked with volunteers to improve the outdoor area and start a peace garden. We have further plans to develop a peaceful seating area for reflection and reading too. Do you like the difference?

Mr Mayor

Mr Mayor visited the school today to lead an assembly and meet the Pupil Voice team.

Ethan (Head Boy) and Jasmin (Head Girl) along with the Road Safety Group and Litter Picker Group spoke about the exciting learning at school. They also discussed the opportunities the pupils at Stanford have to steer the curriculum, carry out responsibilities and plan events.

Mr Mayor spoke about the importance of helping the community and making a positive change. He mentioned the importance of environmental awareness and we promised to keep him updated of the work we do.

Thank you to Mr Mayor and Councillor Hasthorpe for joining us today – the pupils were inspired!

Introducing our new Dance Teaching assistants

At lunchtimes Miss Cullen leads (along with her trusty assistants) a fun dance routine  on the KS1 playground to keep everyone active.  

Toy Appreciation Assembly

Well done to the pupil voice group in year 5 who led a ‘Toy Appreciation’ assembly this morning to the whole school about sensibly looking after our playground equipment. The group also shared ideas for new games and used role –play to support this.  The group will be monitoring and rewarding improvements during break times.

Christmas Assembly

We had a fantastic end of term assembly – brilliant singing, great atmosphere and lots of rewards for behaviour, great reading at the library and for 100% attendance. A special Goodbye to Mr Hawkins and Mr Leach. Merry Christmas Everyone.

P4C What is love?

Love has no labels.

We talked about what love is and how it made us feel.

Anthony said ‘Love makes you feel comfy inside.’

We watched the love has no labels video

We saw how inside everyone looked the same. We talked about how ‘comfy’ love feels when it is given and returned.

We agreed that love has no gender, no race, no religion, no age and no disability.
We agreed that love has no labels.

Connor said ‘We can love everyone, it doesn’t matter if their skin or religion are different.’
Anthony added ‘The most important thing in families is love. They may look similar or different.’

Christmas dinner in a bun

Great staff lunch time event – Christmas dinner in a bun!

Litter Pickers

Well done to the Litter Picker team for motivating and encouraging others to take part – excellent team effort. Thank you to Jessica for organising cards and rewards as a treat for the team!

Stanford’s Got Talent

Wow- well done to all the finalists in Stanford’s Got Talent Show – brilliant performances enjoyed by the whole school . Well done to the team of judges and thank you to Mrs Cawley for co-ordinating. The winner was judged by the school – congratulations to James for excellent singing and a very emotional performance.

Healthy Tuck Shop

Well done to the yr 6 pupils who run and organise the Healthy Tuck Shop – date scones, fruit jellies and cheese and crackers went down really well!

Christmas Dinner 8 December

Stanford enjoyed their Christmas Dinner today – the kitchen provided lovely Christmas dinners for the pupils. There was a wonderful atmosphere and the builders from the school’s roof project and the Asset Team attended along with school governors. Year 6 pupils played the guitar and drums to entertain the visitors. Mrs Brady led a Christmas sing-a-long and everyone enjoyed the festive feeling! Thank you everyone for your support.

Christmas Fayre

Stanford enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Fayre this evening. Thank you for all your support. The pupils designed and created wonderful gifts to sell on their Christmas Market stalls as part of their enterprise learning. For example, there were homemade shortbread biscuits, Christmas lanterns and tree decorations along with marshmallow lollies to choose from! Volunteers and staff helped run the Tombola, the raffle, the refreshments, the cake stall and many other exciting stalls. Also, Santa made a visit to the fayre and the Grotto proved a very popular choice!

We will keep you posted about the funds that have been raised but would like to thank you very much for your time and kind donations. Merry Christmas!

Litter Picking Project

Pupils continue to support our litter-picking project – they show dedication by litter-picking every break time and have inspired other pupils to join in. Well done and thank you.

Road Safety Week

Thank you to the community members who supported our Road Safety Week activities. Pupils led workshops all about ‘Keeping Safe on the Roads’ and were inspired by the assembly led by the Ryan Smith Foundation and the workshops earlier in the week led by Mr Cullan , the County Road Safety Officer. The Coffee Afternoon to raise funds for bike helmets was really well attended too. Our Road Safety Committee worked hard to organise these events - thank you for your continued support.

Road Safety Week: Can I remember to Stop! Look! Listen! and Think?

This week Key Stage 1 have been learning all about road safety. They had a really interesting talk from Alison and Dave who explained how to keep safe and cross roads safely.

Sunflower Class made a road safety poster and shared their important messages.

Can you sing a song about road safety?

Ryan Smith Foundation Assembly

Debbie from The Ryan Smith Foundation came to talk to pupils about the importance of wearing a helmet. She spoke about Ryan and how his life has changed dramatically, all because he didn't wear a helmet. She used eggs to demonstrate what can happen if a helmet is not worn. It was a very informative assembly and the pupils really enjoyed this.

How can apples and toothpaste teach us about tolerance?

The children were introduced to 2 new ‘classmates’ Bramley & Russet.  They were nervous because they were different to everyone else in the class. They were then put in a bag and were passed around the class. The children were told to say unkind things about them and give them a slight knock. 

We looked at them when they had been around the class. Apart from a few ‘juice tears’ they looked fine. We then left them to fend for themselves for the rest of the day and ignored them.

At the end of the day we looked at Bramley and Russet again. They were still smiling and seemed the same but when we looked under their skin we could see the bruising that our knocks and unkind words had caused.

The children were able to see that although people can look OK on the outside they can secretly be hurting when others are unkind.

The children then took part in a competition. In their teams they had to see who could be the first to empty out a tube of toothpaste.

The children found this really easy and could empty out the toothpaste very quickly.

The children were then given the second part of the competition. In pairs they had to put all the toothpaste back into the tube using lolly sticks.

The children found this impossible as the toothpaste would not go back into the tubes, instead they got toothpaste everywhere.

The children were then told the names of their toothpastes - Calling Names, Unkind Comments, Unkind Laughter, Lies and Unkind Jokes.

As a class we were able to discuss how it was very easy for these to come out of the ‘mouth’ of the tube but once the toothpaste was out it couldn’t be put back and all the children were left with was a mess for them to clean up.

The children were then asked to link this with things they could say to each other.

Now the children knew what the toothpaste represented I asked them what they should do in future if they wanted to say these kinds of things and they decided that they should keep the lid on ‘the toothpaste’ and not say anything at all. Well done class!

Tolerance Day - 'Mix it up' lunchtime

As a part of our activities during the day we had a 'Mix it up' lunchtime. The tables were given names using words that encourage tolerance such as: peace, happiness and love.

The children had to pick a card and sit at their chosen table. This was to encourage them to socialise and share lunchtime with different children and to give them an opportunity to make new friends.

The children enjoyed this change to the normal lunchtime routine.

Charlie (Y1) 'I met a new friend called Azem. We chatted together.'
Oscar (Y1) 'It was exciting to find out which table I was going to go to.'
Betsie (Y2) 'I met a new friend and we talked about friendship.'
Anthony (Y2) 'I was excited to sit with someone new.' Ryan (Y3) ' People were nice on my table.'
Amelia (Y3) 'I enjoyed talking to someone new.'
William (Y5) 'We interacted with new people and made new friends. I think we should do this every day.'
Rebecca (Y5) 'It was really fun. It was good to sit with people we don't normally talk to.'

Can I understand the word tolerance and listen and respond to Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream speech?

Barley class studied Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech called 'I have a dream' and discussed the word tolerance and segregation. We learnt that being tolerant is being accepting of everyone and that segregation is not right. We then took inspiration from I have a dream to create our own dreams four ourselves and our dreams for the world.

How to Banish Bullies

As part of Anti bullying week, "All equal all Different" we created our own recipes "How to Banish Bullies"

A few of us shared our recipes in assembly.

Can I learn about a charity?

Sunflower Class learnt about the Children in Need charity. They found out some of the ways the charity helps children and their families. On Children in Need Day everyone donated coins and placed them on to pictures of Pudsey.

First Aid

Barley class worked with The Red Cross to learn basic first aid. They learnt about how to administer first aid in an emergency, from making the phone call to helping them. We acted out scenes on how to treat someone who was injured. We learnt how to put people in the recovery position and what to do if someone has burnt themselves, deep cuts, seizures, broken bones and allergic reactions. We had a great afternoon and learnt some important skills that could save someone's life

Anti-Bullying Week!

Pumpkin Class

This week we have been looking at anti-bullying with the theme "All Different, all equal". We looked at a jigsaw with some pieces missing and the children saw that every piece has to be in place for it to be complete.

They were then shown a jigsaw piece with the words 'Pumpkin class' and asked how could we complete this puzzle. The children were all given the same jigsaw piece and were asked to write on it all the things that made them unique. We put all these pieces together to show our how we all fit together to make something wonderful - our class.

Star Anise Class

As you know this week has been Anti- Bullying Week. Star Anise have been discussing acts of kindness and have been busy making kind hands. We thought about people we could trust who we could tell if we are being bullied and wrote their names on our cut out hands.

We created a paper chain of kindness, we had a strip of coloured paper and wrote our kindness pledge on it. We also looked at the "Be Kind Campaign" which has been launched by the TV programme This Morning hosted by Phil and Holly.

As Holly said " How much better the world would be if everyone was just that bit kinder to each other?"

Written by Mareen, Darcie and Rebecca

Barley Class

Barley class became Agony Aunts during anti- bullying week. They worked collaboratively to create different scenarios that required advice. They wrote letters to their Agony Aunt, created a freeze frame of this and then wrote their reply, giving advice on how they could stop the bullying. The outcomes were fantastic, with meaningful and helpful advice given

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

This week in Seedlings Class we linked our Philosophy for Children (P4C) questions to Anti-bullying and Tolerance.  Here are our responses.

Discussing and debating

In English Star Anise Class have been discussing and debating if this quote from our book " Floodland" is true

"They're just people. They're not good or bad. It's just these are bad times and it makes people do bad things". said by a character from our book, who's name is William.

We have written a debate letter to a place in our book, Eels Island, we are writing as the main character, Zoe.

By James Marsden 

Remembrance Day

To mark ‘Remembrance Day’ this weekend we have been learning about why people wear poppies. We made a poppy wreath, created clay poppies and wrote about poppy day. We talked about a Remembrance service and how people stand silently for 2 minutes to remember the soldiers who have died in the war.

Peace Poem

In Juniper Class we S all shared our poem Peace is around our 3/4 garden. As we said our line we placed our peace pebble around the edge. We had a few moments quiet reflection thinking about the importance of peace within our own lives, in the community, in the country and in the world.

Peace is ….

Peace is a feeling like love and no harm to anything that is alive or dead.  Sophie

Peace is stroking my kitten or reading a book – calm, loved, loving, happy.  Nour

Peace is harmony and happiness. It can’t be bought from a supermarket, you have to earn it.  Keira

Peace is a feeling when you have friends that make you laugh, cheer you up, be kind, caring and share.

Peace is a feeling, feel it and believe in it always no matter what. Always believe in peace.  Maddi

Peace is love and kindness so we have to be it to one another always.  Auden

Peace is a harmony within the world.  Freddie P

Peace is when you have friends that make you laugh, cheer you up, are kind, caring and share.  Ewan

Peace is being a part of peace.  You need to make a start and practise it.  Olli

Peace is when everyone gets along and has fun.  No wars.  Lily J

Peace is love. Don’t fight.  Make friends with enemies.  Freddie G

Peace is when people are at one with each other.  The power of love can conquer all. Peace will always win.  Lucy

Peace is to me quiet and calm time alone with your thoughts. Isobel

Peace is light and love and dark is misery and hate.  Always choose Peace.  Daisylou

Peace means accepting, understanding, respecting all difference.  Never be mean.  Sam.

Peace is achieved by facing your enemies to solve problems. Emma D

Peace is a feeling you can’t buy.  You must earn it. Lily MM

Peace is harmony. Its calm. It’s amazing. Don’t fight enemies. Be kind Ashton

Peace is when everyone gets along, no fighting and no nastiness.  Lauren

Peace is quiet and calm.  No fighting or arguing.  Jacob

Peace is when you make a new best friend.  Alfie H

Peace is calm and sharing.  Scarlett

Peace is not in the air. You can’t just grab it. You need to earn it.  Daisy B

Peace is love .  Think of all the loved ones that died in the war.  Holly W

Peace is harmony. Relaxing and enjoying.  Mac

Peace is love and kindness.  Grace

Peace is a feeling that is relaxing and being peaceful.  Charlotte

Peace is harmony. Be friendly without enemies.  Thomas

Peace is a feeling inside that makes you feel calm. Alfie D

Peace is a warm beach with waves splashing. Everyone smiling Evan

Peace is  a quiet beach by myself in the sun.  Cameron

Peace is harmony.  A warm feeling and being balanced Emma J

Peace is something in your heart not what you can get from other people  Rebecca

Peace is hugging my dog Roxy.  AJ

Peace is the beach.  Ashley

By Juniper Class

Thinking about Peace

We have been exploring the concept of Peace during our RE lessons.

We shared our thoughts and ideas of what images we thought of when we think of peace. We used these to design our own peace pebble.

Today we reflected on what peace means by listening to a variety of famous quotes about peace. We then shared our own thoughts on what peace means.

We collaborated all our ideas to create a class poem which we will share in our Remembrance service tomorrow.

Community ICT Workshop

Our Community ICT Workshop has been very successful and well attended. Pupils supported community members who were keen to develop their ICT skills in an after-school club at school. Pupils explained how to use power point and helped the group develop their understanding. Thank you to the pupils who were the ICT teachers for the evening and to Mr Hawkins for facilitating the event.

Dance Club

Miss Cullen leads a dance club at lunchtime and is supported by Emma and Charlie in their Assistant Dance Teacher role. They even have name cards like all the other  staff.  They take their responsibility very seriously and encourage all members of the club to have fun and try their best. Well done!

Eels

In English today we worked in small groups imagining if we were Eels on Eels Island. We considered the following questions; What rules will they need? How will they organise themselves, or distribute food? We designed a list of rules for life on Eels Island. This work is linked to our Power of Reading book' FLOODLAND' by Marcus Sedgwick.

Litter Picker Team

Pupil Voice is really important to us – groups of pupils led interesting assemblies today in school. The Litter Picker team praised pupils for using the bins and encouraged them to join their team. The Play Leaders led an assembly all about the games and equipment we use at break times and introduced all the Buddies and Play Leaders by name – everyone is there to help make our playtimes fun and engaging. Well done everyone.

Bikeability

Year 5 pupils took part in the Bikeability scheme to develop their  skills and knowledge to ensure they are safe on the roads

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Healthy Tuck Shop

The Healthy Tuck Shop led by the Well Being Team and Year 6 pupils is a real success. Pupils made banana bread and muesli treats to sell. There was also sugar-free fruit jelly and yummy carrot sticks on offer to choose. Year 6 pupils reported lots of positive feedback from customers today who loved the choice of healthy snacks.

Breaktimes and Lunchtimes

We are so proud of the sensible play pupils get involved with at breaktimes and lunchtimes. They co-operate well, share equipment and use the resources sensibly. Check out the photos of today’s lunchtime. Our Pupil Voice team have been ordering some new resources this week too and Mr Hawkins will be sharing information about a new lunchtime sports club very soon! Our Play Leaders help organise fun games and today Mr Leach played catch with a group of keen cricketers.

Road Safety Committee

Our Road Safety Committee met today to time how long it takes to walk from safe parking areas in Laceby. They will be designing a road safety leaflet for parents and pupils too in order to share the useful information. We have also planned a Fundraising Coffee afternoon on 24.11.17 at 2.00pm to raise funds for bike helmets. We are also looking forward to PCSO Marc Ireland and Mr Cullam from NEL Road Safety Team working with the pupils on road safety issues. Many thanks to the pupils, staff and community members, Mrs Greenbeck, Mrs Metcalf and Mrs Griffiths for their time and support.