- Message from Mrs Jones
- Blog from Mrs Jones in School Guide hits top 10 views!
- Bristol Libraries Summer Challenge
- PTA News
- Reception go on their first trip to Beggar Bush
- Year 1 on a woodland adventure at Beggar Bush
- Year 2 Design Cars
- Year 3 Explore Collage
- Year 4 Pots and Pizza
- Year 5 Lido and Mojo
- Year 6 Plays, Pools, Boats and Walks!
- Years 5 & 6 Kwik Cricket
- Eat them to defeat them
Remembering back to this time last year it was really good to hand the annual school reports to the children today- 4KC and children isolating you will have yours on Monday when we are so looking forward to seeing you. The children will have time next week to meet with their new class teacher and to know where their new classroom is.
We are so proud of the children this year, their resilience with the disruption to their time in school has been incredible and parents/carers have most definitely been engaged with the children’s learning journey.
All trips have gone ahead this week as planned and we keep everything crossed for our final full school week. Without residential school camps this year it has provided opportunity for us to try some new venues for our adventures and years 5 and 6 have loved their trips to Mojo Active this week and the Portishead Lido. Year six are off to Mendip Activity centre on Tuesday.
Year One children had a glowing report from Beggar Bush Activity Centre for their engagement and enthusiasm yesterday as well as their brilliant listening- well done Year One! Year two have walked to the Zoo today as they missed their trip to Bristol Forest school when the weather was particularly wet. It’s Year 5’s turn to visit Beggar Bush on Tuesday, and we all hope to walk to Clifton College on Friday for our Sports Day.
Have a good rest this weekend everyone and enjoy the sports finals- although I’m sure 4KC will be glad to be out and about at last!
If your child is in Year 6 or Year 5 and beginning to think about secondary schools, please do go in and read Mrs Jones advice blog which hit the top 10 most read articles in School Guide last week - Advice for Starting Secondary School
We would be grateful of you could go in and leave a review of the schoola t the bottom of our school guide page - this helps us promote the school to new families moving to Bristol:
Bristol libraries Summer Reading ChallengeBristol Libraries have invited us to be Wild World Heroes this summer. On Tuesday the children joined a whole school zoom to find out all about the summer reading challenge. The challenge is to read 6 library books over the summer and in return the children earn a medal and certificate. All the details about the challenge are on the Bristol Libraries PDF Summer Holiday Competition
Look out next Friday for a summer holiday competition based around the book ‘Amazing Mums’ By Gabrielle. Many of the children will know the book as they were lucky enough to hear it being read by Gabrielle herself!Library Donations
We wanted to say a big thank you to all the families who have very generously given to the school library fund. We really appreciate the donations and we have been able to purchase many high quality books to enhance our topics. Thank you on behalf of the staff and children.
The school would like to say thank you to the PTA for their tremendous efforts in supporting both the school community through this challenging year, and managing to continue to raise funds for the school through being creative in developing new online events that children/ parents& carers have all enjoyed.
Funds raised this year have supported whole school outdoor classroom workshops and subsidised this summer's trips to Beggar Bush and Forest School.
There is still money in the pot towards fundraising next year to replace our school playground timber fort.
A massive thank you to all those who have organised and participated in these events this year.
Big PTA Raffle, only 3 days left to buy tickets!
The Big PTA raffle closes on Sunday July 11th ! 50% of ticket price goes directly to Christ Church PTA. Each ticket enters into all 12 draws, with a chance to win £5,000.
You can forward this link to family and friends, they can also join in!
Second hand school uniform
Thanks to all those that participated via donations or purchases, we managed to raise £223 for Save the Children!
This week Reception have had a wonderful forest school adventure at Beggar Bush! Instructor’s Martin, Ben and Ian helped us to hunt for fairy doors, toast marshmallows and explore the woodland. The children also honed their skills by sawing and drilling log slices to make a wooden medallion! We were so proud of their amazing listening skills, they represented the school brilliantly on their first ever trip.
At school we’ve started an exciting new topic about ‘Princesses, Knights, Dragons and Castles’. We read ‘George and the Princess and the Dragon’ then thought about how we would frighten, or befriend, a dragon.
Year 1 had a wonderful trip to Beggar Bush in the sunshine on Thursday. We enjoyed exploring the woodland, climbing trees, building dens and hunting for mini beasts. We worked with an adult to use a saw and drill to make our own wood necklaces and whittled a stick for toasting marshmallows on the fire. We had a fantastic day!
This week Year 2 have been busy designing cars for the miniature people they wrote stories about last week. We’ve learned about axles and chassis’ and how they can be fixed together to ensure the wheels still turn. Having designed the cars the children came to school very excited on Thursday as they knew it was going to be ‘making day’! They all worked hard to follow their designs and create some incredible vehicles. We then took them outside to ensure they worked and had lots of fun!
Year 3 have wowed us with their creativity this week. We have been exploring the medium of collage, taking inspiration from the works of Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee. In our sketch books, the children took examples of both Mondrian and Klee’s work and then annotated, continued and commented on their favourite parts. I think you’ll agree that their ideas are fantastic and show great maturity in evaluating other artists’ work.
Finally the children were tasked with designing their final piece, ready for making their collages next week. We can’t wait to see how they’ll turn out!
This week Year 4 designed and made clay coil pots. Their rolling and coiling techniques were brilliant, and they demonstrated great attention to detail. All their designs were original, and they should be proud of their achievements. We're looking forward to them drying and being able to paint them.
4KC have blown me away this week with their amazing home learning. The whole class have shown amazing positivity, resilience and support to one another while learning on Google Classroom. Mrs Castle is beyond proud of them.
In DT, the children were asked to help prepare a healthy, balanced meal for their families. They focused on chopping, grating, slicing, mixing and measuring skills. As you can see from the pictures, the results were mouth watering! As an extra challenge, we even tried to include Peas - our Eat them to Defeat them vegetable of the week! Delicious!
This week has seen the Year 5s embark on two trips along with their class learning as well. The weather held out on Tuesday and gave the children a fantastic opportunity to connect with friends in a different environment. Whilst in Portishead the children demonstrated exemplary comradery during team games at the lakeside and a rich ‘have a go’ spirit (once again) when at the lido.
In class, Children have been expanding their sewing and embroidery skills and are another step further in the creation of a material bag that is reusable. All have thought about the design brief and the purpose of the product, selected materials, used back stitch for creating a strong seam and running stitch to applique a design to the front of their bag. The creativity has been endless, well done!
We had a wonderful day on Thursday at Mojo Active. There are lots of pictures from throughout the day, please log in to your child’s google classroom where they have been uploaded for you all to see the delights of the day.
Year 6 have really flown this week as they get stuck into play rehearsals, trips to Portishead pool, boat building and quiet contemplation together about what’s in store in the future.
There has been a real buzz around the end of the corridor as they prepare together to celebrate their seven busy years at Christ Church.
With several more trips in the pipe-line it’s not certain if Mr Curry and Mrs Derrington will be able to keep up!
On a blustery Tuesday afternoon, the Year 6 cricket squad represented Christ Church in the final Kwik Cricket session. The first match resulted in a whopping 83 run victory. The second match was against the stronger opposition of Knowle Park Primary School, who had played the previous sessions at Knowle Cricket Club. Both teams were undefeated going into this match. This finale was a step too far; despite a strong fielding performance, Christ Church lost by the small margin of 20 runs. The team represented the school with pride and respect. Thank you, the parents who came along to cheer on the team. Another thank you to the school adults, who gave up their time after school to accompany the children to the event.
The Year 5 team put on a spectacular sporting show for the last week of the cricket league: with 4s and 6s flying here, there, and everywhere (a few balls even flew into the car park!) The first match was won by a convincing margin, but the second match proved a little more challenging, ending in a defeat but only by 4 runs. A special mention must go out to the captain, Ethan, who rallied his team and organised them fantastically throughout the matches. Well done all - we are super proud of you.