A very short message this week as I have written separately about our plans going forward- please see the letter outlining our plans for terms 4,5 and 6.
It has been great to welcome everyone back this week; school has been buzzing as it should be with happy chatter and busy classrooms. The children have been brilliant and they maybe a little tired as they adjust back to the school day. We have lots of aspiration for the remainder of the school year and we will continue to share information and celebrate our achievements as we progress.
Thank you for your on-going support.
Around the World Trail
We are excited to be able to lanuch the Around the World Trail - running from 29th March over the Easter holidays.
If you would like to make a poster for us, please complete the following google form:
Please join us for the PTA Zoom meeting on Wednesday 17th March at 8pm; details will be sent out via SZapp on the day. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and planning the next events of the year.
This week we have loved welcoming Reception back to school. It's been a joy to see smiling faces and friends reunited! The children have been delighted to spend time together and have settled so well back into their classes and familiar routines. We're really proud of you all!
We've had lots of fun completing activities based on the story 'Billy's Bucket' by Kes Grey, designing buckets and using our imaginations to think about which seas creatures may be hiding inside! We've continued our learning about 'under the sea' too with animal facts. In Maths, we've been thinking about 3D shapes and exploring patterns with the story 'Pattern Fish' by Trudy Harris. Well done Reception, a super first week back at school together!
Year 1 have had a fantastic first week back at school! Everyone has settled so well back into the classroom and we’ve loved the enthusiasm for learning we’ve seen. Year 1 have enjoyed sharing ‘The Bog Baby’ story together and creating water colour artwork inspired by the illustrations.
Year 2 made a fantastic return to school this week. We launched into learning about space. The children created a spectacular solar system in chalk that shows our planets and the blazing sun. We are all very proud of your resilience this week. The children worked together as a team, reconnecting, and practising some mindfulness in our outdoor classroom. Well done Year 2! Keep up your enthusiasm for learning!
Welcome back Year 3! It has felt amazing this week to have the children back at Christ Church. The buzz in both 3CE and 3HR has been incredible and the children have thrown themselves back into school life. Reading, Literacy, Maths, Geography, French, PE…it’s all been going on! The learning the children have produced has been incredible. We have continued reading our class text ‘Wild Robot’ and talked about emotions and how a robot could feel in certain situations. We did some ‘hot seating’ to help us with this and performed some wonderful drama. This helped us to produce our diary entries from the point of view of ‘Roz the Robot’. Attached is Bella and Jemima’s work. Bring on the rest of the term!
Year 4 have loved being back in school and there has been a fantastic energy in the classroom. We have made the most of the sunshine and being back together by doing lots of drama and roleplay outside. The children were put into groups and then acted out The Great Kapok Tree. They were amazingly imaginative and used their bodies to create props within their setting and read the book confidently to their classmates. We also rehearsed the poem For Forest, by Grace Nichols and we were really impressed with the maturity and creativity that the children demonstrated.
In art this week, Year 5 have been developing their drawing skills in our theme – People in Action. We looked at a range of artists including Edgar Degas, Eadweard Muybridge, and Paula Rego. We found out more about their life, ideas and looked at examples of their work. Using sketchbooks, children then sketched four poses using ovals to create a realistic moving figure. In subsequent weeks we will continue to study the human figure in action; this work will lead to wire sculpture work later this year.
In literacy, Year 5 have enjoyed looking at the features of play scripts and working in a group to act out a script of ‘Theseus and the Minotaur.’ Listening to the advice of actress Maxine Peake they have thought carefully about their character profile, how to use a gesture with their whole body to deliver their lines and engage the audience.
For our first week back, Year 6 have been continuing to learn about the Midnight fox in literacy. They were excited to use their creativity to mould clay foxes, based on the lead character in the book. Pictures of the finished animal will follow.
In Literacy they considered the setting of a story and how detailed descriptions by the author allow us to enter the story in our heads by visualising and imagining.
Additionally, the children wrote some very thoughtful and thought-provoking poems about their Home Learning and lockdown experience.
Next Friday 19th March is Comic Relief.
In 2019, we did ‘The Circuit’
In 2020, we ‘Stepped Up’
It is 2021, so get ready for ‘Obstacle’, a fun course in the playground, challenging each child on their speed, agility, balance and coordination.
We would like the children to come to school in their sports clothes, but with a wee bit of style added. This could be a hat, a wig, sunglasses or silly socks. It is up to you!!!
To donate bring £1 to school or click on the Comic Relief website.
Couple of things to note;
Children should wear trainers
Please DO NOT bring in Red Noses – this will help stop the children repeatedly touching their mouths and noses.
Thanks Mr Campbell