St Andrew's Church of England Primary School An intelligent heart acquires knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15


A little something from us to you :) we miss you all!

Emile Leader board

1st  -  Joshua

2nd  -  Lucas

3rd  -  Aimee

Emile leader board

1st place - Canaan

2nd place - Oliver

3rd place - Aimee

Thank you Aimee! We miss you all so much. What a lovely idea to do your own version of a 'class photo'.

Thank you Livvy! We are missing you all very much.

Emile Leader board

1st  place - Canaan

2nd place - Aimee

3rd place - Edie

Emile Leader board

1st place - Aimee

2nd place - Oliver

3rd place - Canaan

Emile leader board

This week we have a tie for first place!

Imogen ,Joshua ,Canaan

All had the same top score!

Well done!          

Tuesday Challenge.

We are all working in different ways but want to share with you the things we are proud of this week so far.

Lucas is very proud of his entry into the "Design a Racing Car" competition.

Aimee is very proud of singing along to the Young Voices, Power in me!

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Lochlan is very proud of his paracetamol molecule structure!

Miss Willetts is proud of her lockdown goodies, this is a victoria sponge cake with fresh cream and strawberry jam. Delicious!

Liv is really proud of being an amazing sister during lockdown this week she has helped her sister with her phonic work after completing her own work. She has been a star .

Eve was proud to observe social distancing with friends she hadn't seen for 18 months. She talked about how true friendship isn’t affected by time or distance.

Mrs Richardson took part in a Sewing Bee challenge and made a bag out of a square of fabric, 2 buttons and thread.

Summer 2 - Week 1 (1st June)

Science Forces - Design a playground

We are super proud of Eve's family.

So this weekend should have seen the Beardall Family at Liverpool Rock and Roll Marathon weekend. Me running a half marathon, Eve and Harrison Running a competitive 5km and us all (including Grandad Outram) running a one mile fun run. But it wasnt really ‘for fun’ - through the police force we were asked if we would support the assistant chief constable of West Midlands Police who is suffering terminal Motor Neurone Disease. We joined a team of police officers and staff in a bid to raise £150000 - despite lockdown and cancellation of the event together the team had raised £16500 - incredible. Eve Harrison and Thomas are the youngest members of the team and highly respected for their efforts and training across many midlands police forces becoming something of a mascot: so today: the day we should have ran, it felt wrong not to. So today we took a trip up to Sherwood Pines and ran a ‘competive socially distant 5k’ and a fun 1 mile at Thomas’s Pace. The actual races have been rescheduled for 25th of October but it’s questionable as to wether mass events will take place by then. But as Chris Johnson’s (West mids assistant chief Constable) health declines rapidly we sincerely hope to race before his passing. We even got a personal well wish from no other than David Walliams.

Lochlan says "Thank you" to Kingfisher team.

Emile leader board


                                     1st  -  Evie  
                                     2nd -  Lucas  
                                     3rd - Joshua  

Lucas is very excited to see he is on the leader board. Well done Lucas!

Meaningful May. A daily act of kindness.

Half Term Activities (25th May)
Summer 1 - Week 5 (18th May)
Summer 1 - Week 4 (11th May)

Weekly Overview - wc 11th May

Emile leader board.   

1st    Edie

2nd  Joshua

3rd   Imogen



Summer 1 - Week 3 (4th May)

A weird and wonderful Wartime Recipe

In case you can't open the Word document. Mock Banana

A tasty VE Day recipe for Potato Piglets. It's much tastier than it sounds, honest!

In case you can't open the Word document. Potato Piglets

One of your teacher's and one of your mum's. Who can spot them?

Summer 1 - Week 2 (27th April)


Emile leader board

1st - Edie

2nd - Canaan

3rd - Logan

1st - Evie

2nd - Edie

3rd - Oliver

Thank you children and parents of Kingfisher Class.

We are so proud of you for the amazing photographs and work you have sent us.

Aimee visited the National Gallery via Mrs Adshead's power point. This is what she saw.

Excellent Easter bonnets!

We have our very own vet medics on hand to sort out the sick animals.

Showing off those baking skills, keep it up guys!

Scouting Challenge is to camp out during April, I wonder how many nights you will manage? Good luck guys!

Art work by some of our brilliant children.

Some great work on our topic 'Rainforests'.

Super Science Investigations!

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More science discoveries.

Using Logo in computing.

We have been using the logo code to create a variety of shapes and letters.

We know how to write instructions and use the repeat function for efficiency.

Some of us can use the Procedure feature to save a particular set of instructions.

The Makory Museum Bus Experience:


Thank you to Gill Lynam, Liz Jackson and the Parish Council for organising our trip to the Makory Bus Project; a great, exciting experience for Kingfisher Class.  We went to the village hall for a two hour session,  led by Derby Museum Learning Facilitators, and we got to  use the resources available on the Makory Bus to design and create our own badges.


Interesting artifacts on the Makory Bus

First we created a design for our badge.

A special tool was used to cut out the circular badge designs.

Another tool was used to connect the badge parts together.

"It was exciting to use the badge making machines." - OB

I loved designing and drawing my badge ." -LC

We are proud of the badges we made.

Looking at Lowry's painting, 'Houses near a mill', we found out about city life in 1941.

We studied artifacts from 1941, including a ration book, a radio and cooking implements.

Our final task was to create a Lowry style picture representing Derby in 2020

Chris White workshop - We had lots of fun creating superhero poems!

World Book Day: Fantastic costumes and amazing books to read.

smileyWorld Book WOW Week  smiley


2nd March - 6th March


We have a full week of engaging, stimulating and fun activities  planned. 


Read for meaning; read for fun is our motto!


We have many reading sessions when key skills such as:  questioning, clarifying, predicating and summarising are taught, encouraged and promoted to  help create confident and happy readers.


Let's talk, allowing groups and couples (reading buddies) time to discuss what they have read is KEY. It  allows children the opportunity to form opinions and enhance understanding. Be WORD AWARE!


Monday 2nd Marchsmiley

BUG CLUB DAY - please can children come dressed as their favourite BUG, this can be as simple as a child coming dressed in their favourite, brightest clothes and making a bug mask ( over the half term) to wear on the day. This will help bring our BUG CLUB reading to life. We have exciting plans for the morning – promoting reading, and learning new vocabulary with our WORD PARADE!


Thursday, 5th March - WORLD BOOK DAYheart

Please can children come dressed as their favourite book character, and bring in their favourite book to read with other children. 

There will also be a table outside for children to bring in their personal books - that they are happy to swap for a new one . We will discuss before, the importance of  children bringing in books that they are only  happy to give away, or replace for another one. Sharing is caring!


Friday 6th Marchenlightened

Chris White, a famous author, will be visiting our school to give all the children a master class in writing for fun and meaning. 

He will be reading out his work, and promoting the love for reading, writing and being creative!




The Makory Museum Bus Experience:


With the help of Gill Lynam, Liz Jackson and the Parish Council - we have secured a great, exciting experience for our Stanley children.  At the village hall, for a two hour session, each class will be led by Derby Museum Learning Facilitators, and get to  use the Makory Bus to focus on one-two of the following themes:






On Tuesday, 3rd March Kingfisher Class and Robin Class will have their session.

Wednesday, 11th March Puffin Class and Golden Eagles will have their session.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle 

Let's exchange our books - let's be book smart!

Spring 2.

Our topic this term is Rainforests. 

We will be exploring the 4 layers of the forests and disvovering new and exciting facts. 

An artisit's work creates inspiration for us.

Henri Rousseau's "Tiger in the Jungle" was the inspiration for our artisic creations.

Each child chose their own medium to create an image based on the picture.

Henri Rousseau Tiger in the Jungle

The Makory Bus, using the artist Lowry to explore imagary.

Spring 1

Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt.

We will be delving into the tombs of pharaohs and discovering the riches of ancient kings and queens.

Join us on our journey through The Valley of the Kings.

Our Ancient Egyptian display.

Sports Hall Athletics. We had an amazing morning of sports! We came 4th out of 11 schools!

Chinese New Year. We had a go at lion dancing to celebrate the year of the rat.

Creativity at home

Our topic this term is Rivers.

We have created a giant river to go in our classroom.

BIG ART - CREATING A RIVER Working together to create a communal piece of artwork.

We have created wildlife to go in our river.

Meet Manderville, our new class mascot who keeps an eye on our super students.

Our Topic this term is the Romans

We have found out lots of 'sticky facts' about them: 

  • the Romans liked to eat laying down
  • pottage was a stew -like food poor Romans ate
  • Roman citizens were called plebeians
  • gladiators fought to their deaths
  • a Roman soldier was called a legionary


For more 'sticky facts' about the Romans, come and read our fact file in the classroom.

Mini-leaders recieved training at Rutland Sports Centre.

Our super star gymnast!

Our superstar footballer!

Another superstar footballer!