Respect - Care - Responsibility
Relationships - Resilience - Risk Taking - Reflective - Resourceful
Christ Church CE (c) Primary School
At Christ Church we value ourselves, each other and the environment by showing respect, caring and taking responsibility.
Alongside this, we strive to:
- Form strong relationships with both our peers and adults in school, looking after one another.
- Be reflective and taking responsibility for our learning.
- Show resilience towards any challenges that we face.
- Take risks so that we can aspire to be the very best learners, workers and members of society.
- Be resourceful, in challenging situations by using our problem solving skills.
It is through our beliefs and values that we ensure enjoyment, happiness and academic excellence.
Our British values also underpin our school ethos and we develop our understanding of these throughout our curriculum.
We are proud to be a Church School, which continues to nurture and develop our Christian ethos through links to both our Church and the Diocese.
USEFUL INFORMATION AND LINKS
Click on the date to download a copy of the latest school newsletter:
Click here for the link to parent pay.
Click here for a link to Easyfundraising - please support Christ Church so that we are able to raise lots of money for our school!
(For more information about easyfundraising, click here).
Take a look below at what we have been learning, inside and outside of school..!
(to see past events and pictures, please go to the gallery section under 'News and Events')
Carol Singing at Waitrose
Yesterday, 18 children from Christ Church (along with a few parent volunteers), sang carols at Waitrose to bring some Christmas cheer and raise money for Christ Church. They all sang beautifully and raised £123.11. Well done to everyone who sang and thank you to everyone for their support.
Over the past six weeks, 10 of our Year 6 children have been learning how to become police cadets. The children have had a brilliant time taking part in problem solving projects and learning about initiatives used to address key issues in their communities around crime prevention and community safety. Well done to all involved.
There was a new after school club this term - sewing club. The children had a fantastic time, learning how to create different sewing stitches. Their final project was to make personalised badges. Don't they look wonderful?!
Year 6 Learning Outcome
This Tuesday afternoon, Year 6 held their Learning Outcome. Parents came to
see a big range of activities that the children had created themselves to show
what they had been learning this term. We were so proud of how much effort the
children put in to the afternoon, and grateful to parents for taking time out
Year 6 Art Gallery
On Friday 21st November, Year 6 hosted an art gallery for parents so that they could see the fantastic pieces of art they had created as part of their art topic, along with the work. Look out for some of their fabulous paintings displayed around school.
Year 6 go to Kingswood
Last week Year 6 had a fun filled week on their residential at the Kingswood Centre in Staffordshire. Each day was packed with activities, some of the favourites being: quad biking, zip-wire, power climb, abseiling and laser quest. Every child challenged themselves and loved being able to experience something new and exciting! In addition to the busy days, we also enjoyed a range of evening activities, such as, campfire, movie night and mini-Olympics. We are extremely proud of all the children and the way that they represented Christ Church.
Well done Year 6, a tiring but wonderful week away!
The Year 5 'Big Question' debate
Today, Thursday 23rd October 2014, Year 5 held their learning outcome debate all about deforestation...is it a good thing or not? Parents were invited to see this fantastic event take place. The children used all the knowledge that they had learned this half term around their big question 'Why is Brazil in the news again?'. It was a brilliant afternoon and the amount of knowledge that they children shared was unbelievable!
New books in each Year group
On Friday 17th october 2014, 14 children were selected to go to H & H Spalding Books in Barton to help choose some new books for their year group. We have kindly been given money from the School Association to purchase new books and shelving. It was a real treat for all the children who went, as they could choose 100 new books for their year group to read and enjoy. We can't wait to have the books and shelving in school after half term.
ALL THE CHILDREN AT CHRIST CHURCH WOULD LIKE TO SAY A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO SCHOOL ASSOCIATION FOR GIVING US MONEY TO DO THIS.
Rugeley Power Station visit Christ Church
On Wednesday 8th October, Rugeley Power Station visited the children in Year 4. During the morning, the children learned about how to reduce energy
consumption and all about alternative sources. The children also created a range of circuits and carried out a variety of investigations. All the children had a brilliant time and were 'buzzing' about their learning.
On Saturday 27th September, children from Year 5 and 6 performed in an event at the Cathedral called Prom Praise. It was an amazing experience for the children, who got to sing on the stage with a live orchestra. A big thank you to all the children, staff and parents involved, for supporting the event.
Wrap Around Care questionnaire results
The new and improved Christ Church Wrap Around Care has now been in operation for a year. At the end of the summer term, we sent out a questionnaire to parents to find out their thoughts on the service provided.
We are extremely pleased with some of the lovely comments from parents and we are now looking to act upon some of the suggestions for changes that were made.
98% said that their child is well cared for at Wrap Around Care.
96% said that they were pleased with the way Wrap Around Care is run.
96% said that they felt the activities provided meet the needs of their child/ren.
92% said that their child/ren enjoy Wrap Around Care.
Talented artists at Christ Church
Fifteen of our talented artists, from Year 4 and 5, have been to the art department at The Friary to create 3 canvases: The rainbow fish, The Gruffalo and our take on a Lichenstien. These will be displayed around our school in September. The children were taught how to work with acrylic paint and how to successfully produce different tones and textures. Keep at look out for them in school, when they are displayed!
Children's Questionnaires 2013/2014
All the children in the school have completed questionnaires, asking them their thoughts about Christ Church Primary School. Below are some of the results:
98% of children feel happy at school
99% of children feel safe at school
98% of children enjoy learning at Christ Church
97% of children feel that work challenges them and makes them think
When asked, some of the best things they mentioned about Christ Church Primary School were:
-Everyone is kind and friendly
-The teachers are lovely, kind and helpful
-Learning is fun
-Maths and Literacy lessons are interesting and make me think
-There are lots of great after school clubs
-We have lots of friends
-All children are treated fairly and equally
- Happy Christmas!
We hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 5th January 2015.
- 'Not Now Nativity'
The Year 2 Christmas Performance on Thursday 11th December was fantastic. Well done Year 2!
- Christ Church have the best menus in the UK!
Last night our catering team went to the National Blakemore awards. They had been short-listed for best menu. We are overjoyed to tell you that we came 1st place - Christ Church has the best school menus in the UK! AMAZING NEWS.
- New Winter Menus
The new winter menus are now avaliable to download on the front page of our website. They are starting from Monday 17th on week 1.
- Easy Fundraising - please help us to raise money!
The School Association have found a great way to raise money for Christ Church, simply by completing any online shopping you do through a website called 'easyfundraising'. Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/christchurchsa to sign up!
Latest School Calendar Events
- School breaks up for the Christmas holiday19Dec2014
15:15 pm - 04 jan, 18:30 pm @ School
School breaks up for their holidays
- Back to school05Jan2015
09:00 am - 18:30 pm @ School
Pupils return to school after the Christmas break
- Young Voices14Jan2015
13:00 pm - 21:30 pm @ NIA
Some of our children will be performing in the Young Voices concert.
- After school clubs begin19Jan2015
15:15 pm - 16:15 pm @ School
After school clubs begin for the Spring term
Every Wednesday from 2-3pm, during term time, the Church will be hosting sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, with their grown-up.
The sessions are free of charge.
If you require more information please call:
Every month in Church, there is a family worship, which everyone is welcome to attend. Click on this link for more information.