At Stanstead we are delighted to offer children a number of extra experiences, beyond the standard curriculum. Some of these are explained further below.
The Stanstead ECO-Team is dedicated to conserving energy and school resources wherever possible. The Eco-team – sometimes known as the Green Monitors – comprise of two children from each class. They have specific duties around school such as shutting down all the computers in the ICT suite at the end of the school day to conserve energy as well as ensure vital software updates are established. The team also engage in special ECO projects around the school grounds. This year the team have helped landscape our developing forest area by spreading woodchip around the young saplings creating a natural carpet to encourage wildlife and prevent erosion. The Eco-team are Mason and Brooke (Y1), Disan ad Poppy (Y2), Kyanne and Rhyce (Y3), Zachem and Maisie (Y4), Leah and Isaac (Y5) and Codey and Laila-Mai (Y6).
Music at School
We are really pleased to be working with Nottingham Music Service to broaden our pupils' musical horizons. You can read more about this in this link here.
We are investing in our values of creativity and enjoyment!
Theatre at School
At Stanstead we are proud to have Theatre provision within our Stanstead curriculum.
Each year, on the run up to Christmas, our Year 1 to Year 6 are treated to a trip to the pantomime. We then follow this up in the New Year with a professional theatre group visiting our younger children. This smaller group can then enjoy an interactive morning exploring the joy of theatre.
Exploring and Understanding Faiths & Religions
At Stanstead we welcome visits from parents where their message will help the children's broader eduction. This picture is of Mrs Sharma visiting Year 4 children, helping to explain what is means to be a Hindu, and how that compares and contrasts with Christianity. The children learnt all about the different Gods and Goddesses that Hindus worship and what Hindus do to worship them. The children really enjoyed this hands on learning experience.
A highlight for Year 5 is where we have our bike-ability training. The children start off in the playground, and when the trainers assess them to be sufficiently safe, they go out on the road to build their road safety and confidence.
Each year we have a science competition to encourage the children to think creatively in this area and to have fun with science.
This photo show the children's creations from the latest competition - they were challenged to see how long they could make their objects fly for.
Here some Year Six students are working off their energy helping Mr Ross in the gardens. We like to keep our school grounds looking good and it's great when the students want to give us a helping hand.
The pictures below are of the hedgehog house that the students made and a snap of our latest resident!
Ice Skating is another Stanstead treat!
Throughout the year, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 all get the chance to go to the National Ice Stadium to have fun working on their skating skills.
We've engaged with Gareth Baker, a published author, to help us with our writing skills. Gareth holds whole school assemblies and also works with smaller groups. He's given us an insight into what it means to be an author, and shared some top tips with us to help our story writing.