Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Happy Easter from the Nursery!

We have been busy learning about the Easter story.  We made palm leaves and shouted 'Jesus is the King!'

We wrote thank you prayers on our special doves wings.






Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Chick update

The chicks are growing quickly! We have been learning how to care for the chicks and how to gently handle them. The chicks have been on lots of 'holidays' giving children across the school the opportunity to spend time with them.

We are going to miss them when they return to the farm on Friday☹️




Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Years 3&4 Science Week

Science Week with GSK

Big Body Blood Run

Today Years 3 and 4 were very fortunate to participate in a science week workshop run by GlaxoSmithKline.  We learned all about the blood in our bodies, how we make energy, and how the red and white blood cells operate.
Producing oxygen

Listening to our hearts pumping

How our body's make energy

The Big Body Blood Run

Producing carbon dioxide

Year 5 and 6 Maths Challenge Day

On Monday 12th March, Christ Church School hosted a Maths Challenga Day for pupils in Years 5 and 6 from local schools. Six of our pupils attended as well. The day involved solving maths problems, building team skills and deepening our mathematical thinking. The children worked together on a maths A to Z table cloth, they designed and made their own mathematical clocks and solved a problem involving four fours. The day was enjoyed by all. 



Science in Hargreaves class


Yesterday, we were fortunate to have four special visitors. They came to teach us about microbiology! All the children in class had the opportunity to take part in two investigations.

First, we found out how difficult it is to wash your hands thoroughly and get rid of all the germs - Thumbs, fingertips and fingernails being the least washed areas. Next,  we investigated how a virus is spread in water. If the water turn red it was infected, if it stayed green it was safe. 

Thank you to the team from GSK for two great activities.

Chick update! 🐣🐥🐣🐥🐣

One of our eggs has hatched! Some of us saw it seemed like hard work for our little chick!



Tuesday, 13 March 2018

BOOK CLUB Using drama to explore books

Book Club: Tuesday 13th March at 12.30pm

‘Black Beauty’ was first published in 1877 and was originally written as a way of highlighting the mistreatment of working horses in Victorian England.

The Book Club members were introduced to the idea that novels can be written with the intention of making a positive change in society, and heard extracts from ‘Black Beauty’ about the cruel bearing reign that was used at the time.

The group went on to create their own story which would make a positive change in today’s society – they decided to explore the issue of littering. They put a beginning, middle and end into still images, and then devised and acted out one of those scenes. We talked about the power of books to change things,
just as Anna Sewell’s book helped to bring about the abolition of the bearing reign. An empowering session!

Mrs Barlow

Book Club uses drama techniques to introduce children to a range of books and takes place once every half-term (Tuesdays at 12.30pm). It is not expected that the group members have read the book in advance, though it is hoped that some will be inspired to go away and read it!

If KS2 pupils would like to attend, please see Reception.

Chicks! 🐥 🐣

Our special delivery has arrived! We have ten eggs in an incubator......


Watch this space.....

Thursday, 8 March 2018

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Redrawing the Balance

International Women's Day gave Lewis Class a great opportunity to explore our perception of gender roles in society.  We drew pictures of firefighters, surgeons and fighter pilots.  We gave them names. After sharing our drawings Miss Mitchell showed the children a video clip of three women who do these jobs. We discussed why most of us had drawn men in our pictures instead of women. We reminded ourselves that in Britain in 2018 girls can follow any career they want and we shouldn't limit our dreams.

Science - The Water Cycle


The Water Cycle

Lewis Class investigated the processes of evaporation and condensation this afternoon when we recreated the water cycle in a plastic bag.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

World Book Day

Lewis Class celebrated World Book Day today with a lovely selection of new books for our class library, extra 'Reading for Pleasure' time, whole class guided reading of Pippi Longstocking and a fun interactive book quiz in the hall with the rest of our Year 3/4 friends from Fine Class and McGough Class.  We also voted for our favourite this space for the results!