Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
Update regarding wider school opening to more pupils
As previously communicated, further to discussions this week with the Full Governing Body and Local Authority we are unable to open to more pupils from the 1st June.
We aim to implement our plan, as previously shared, from the 8th June 2020.
We understand that this decision may not be as hoped for but please be assured we are working tirelessly to ensure the very best for all involved. We are grateful for your patience and understanding at this time.
Please continue to send in evidence of your key worker status to the school office, as previously requested.
Also, a polite reminder to have inhalers etc ready to give to school in a named, sealed bag please.
Finally, please remember to have a named water bottle ready for your child/ren due to attend along with signed confirmation about walking home/collection arrangements.
We would be grateful that scooters and bikes are taken away by parents/carers and are not stored on the school site during the day.
Many thanks for your understanding at this challenging time.
Due to COVID-19 we won’t be offering hot school meals at this time, you can order a packed lunch ordered online or the pupil can bring their own. Income based Free School Meals & KS1 Universal Free School Meals can order online with no cost.
On behalf of the children, staff and governors we wish your a very warm welcome.
At Stanford Junior and Infant School we believe our role is to ensure that all of our children achieve the best they possibly can in an environment that stimulates a love of learning. We support our children to succeed academically, socially, personally and physically. We are extremely proud of our broad and balanced curriculum, which the children are fully engaged in.
The school environment is wonderful and we all ensure our school is a calm and safe place where children feel they are able to ask for support and advice.
Within our village school we continually work hard to keep developing a team ofteachers, non-teaching and support staff that support each child in reachingtheir potential. Visitors comment on our supportive and friendly team and thepositive atmosphere within our school.
We hope, as you visit our website, you will gain a sense of the value that we place in each child and our relentless aim to ensure high standards in all areas. Please feel free to contact the school if you would like any further information. We are always happy to help and look forward to showing you our wonderful school.
Mrs Smith & Mrs Brady challenge you to learn to sing and sign this song.
We are looking into ways of recording you singing and signing at home and compiling these recordings to make a whole school song – more info on this to follow.
But let’s get started with learning the words and actions!
We can do this together Stanford!
Lots of Luck
Paper copies of documents on our website are available on request.
Please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance if you have any concerns. If you have general enquiries please contact the school office/ Miss King, Schools Business Manager.
Thousands of children across the country have missed out on receiving their in-school vaccinations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, the Council’s School Nursing service are to set up drive-through vaccine centres across the borough to vaccinate those Year 8 students who have missed their jabs.
The vaccine is free to all children and offers protection against human papillomavirus (HPV).
Parents/carers can book a slot through Eventbrite.
Bishop Grosseteste University, in partnership with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, are carrying out some fascinating research into UK Early Years and KS1 educator's and parent's views of play. These views will be compared with parents and educators from countries such as Australia and Denmark.
The survey gives an opportunity parents of children (0-7) to share your views on play. The survey is online and takes around 7 minutes to complete. All questions are multiple choice and easy to follow. More information (e.g what happens to the data) can be found at the start of the survey.
As we approach the 'new normal', what role should play have in education? Research indicates that when parents and educators share learning goals for children, long-term outcomes are significantly better.
Parents are invited to share their views on play in this 7 minute survey:
KEVIGS haveemailed the parents of all of the children coming to them in September to direct them towards the Year 7 Induction page on the school website. On there parents and children can find the first Newsletter that’s been produced for them – which includes information for parents and activities for the children.They intend to add something to this page every Friday in the forthcoming few weeks.
Dates for Entrance Testing this year have been moved on by one week – they will now be 19th/20th (Verbal paper) and 26th/27th (Non Verbal Paper) September. It is likely that they will have to have 2 full days of testing in order to satisfy social distancing and sanitising between sessions.
The Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools has taken the decision this year not to offer familiarisation papers to primary schools. But parents have been sent a link to familiarisation/practice papers that they can do at home with their child. Again, more information about this can be found on the school website.
Over the coming weeks KEVIGS will be in touch with all parents who have registered their child for the entrance test.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated today. A wonderful community spirit- thank you!
Please send in your photos of your Founder’s Day celebrations or photos of the things you have made to firstname.lastname@example.org>
(Parents/carers- by sending a photo in, you give permission for this to be displayed on our school website. Thank you.)
One of our pupils has decided to take an active role in caring for exotic creatures during these troubling times. He recently saved up his pocket money to adopt a jaguar for the year but was still keen to do something else.
The family heard about the Jungle Zoo in Cleethorpes who were asking for donations of fruit and veg for the animals as a lack of visitors was affecting finances and their ability to feed them.
This caring pupil decided to approach his neighbours and ask them for help. He did a leaflet drop at 35 houses and got a great result as you can see. He really enjoyed the planning and collecting and was so pleased to be able to take lots of donations. The Jungle Zoo really appreciated his hard work……and we’re sure the animals did too!!
Our local oral health promotion team have been busy putting together some useful resources to help local families with looking after their teeth and improving their oral health whist they are unable to access routine dental care.
Seedlings children have been learning a catchy song to help them to remember how to wash their hands!
Have you ever thought about becoming a primary school teacher?
Do you have family or friends who have expressed an interest in becoming a teacher?
East of England Teacher Training are a local SCITT who are currently recruiting trainees to start our primary teacher training course in September 2020. Find out more
Congratulations to all our pupils who achieved last term’s reading challenge.
Today they all enjoyed their reading reward which was a visit to Stanford Library where they enjoyed stories, discussions, sharing books with friends and ‘afternoon tea’.
Well done to all! I was extremely proud of their behaviour, good manners and enthusiasm on the trip. Let’s hope the next Reading Challenge is just as successful. Good luck everyone.
You can see more pictures on our English page.
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We use SCOPAY for our online payments, you may already have an account, if so great news, they’ve released a new mobile app.
For parents not yet using SCOPAY, did you know you can; pay for trips and events, club bookings and payments, or book your parents evening slot all online. Using SCOPAY allows you to top up your child’s account anywhere, anytime using a credit or debit card.
All parents have access to SCOPAY, if you have not yet registered to make online payments, please let the office know and an access code will be issued to you.
To find out more, visit www.scopay.com
Stanford’s Breakfast Club will continue for 5 mornings per week. Please book places through the school office. The club continues to offer healthy choices of breakfast such as cereal, fruit and toast, along with a fun, physical activity such as dance, skipping or football.
The school nurse now has a duty line between 3-5pm. Parents can contact the nurse on 01472 323660 in order to gain advice and support.
We are really proud that our recent Ofsted Inspection confirmed what everyone has been working hard to achieve, with an overall rating of Good for our school. You can see a summary of their findings in our letter to parents, or read the full Ofsted report.
You can find more stories in our News section.
Getting out in the fresh air is brilliant, it’s good for our physical and emotional wellbeing. It’s never too early to think about sun safety – even on cloudy days there are risks of getting sunburn.
The NHS’ advice and guidance for sun care for babies and children is worth reminding ourselves of at any time of year, but especially with the summer months approaching.
Babies under six months should be kept out of direct sunlight. During warm, sunny weather in the UK, children of all ages should: