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:
July 10th, Issue 20
Click on the link below to download a copy of the PowerPoint that was shared at the recent meeting about the new assessment taking place in school.
New Assessment at Christ Church
Click here for the link to parent pay.
New summer 2015 menus (amended slightly due to pupil voice):
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')
We would all like to say a huge goodbye and good luck to our fantastic Year 6 children. We are incredibly proud of all that you have achieved whilst being at
Christ Church and know that you will continue to shine as you move to your secondary schools in September.
End of Year Awards
On Friday 17th July, we had a wonderful worship where we were able to celebrate the amazing achievements of so many children.
There were awards from teaching assistants, governors and lunch time staff. Not to forget the lucky winners from the Good to be Green draw!
There have been so many fantastic achievements throughout this school year and we are incredibly proud of all the children.
We hope everyone has a super summer!
Year 6 enjoyed a delicious lunch, specially prepared for them by our very talented kitchen staff. After three amazing courses, there were many full tummies!
A huge thank you to the wonderful ladies in the kitchen for preparing such a brilliant feast.
We were so pleased that the weather improved and on Sports Day went ahead! The children in both KS1 and KS2 had a wonderful day and loved taking part in their races.
On Tuesday evening, Year 6 children and their parents were invited to a leavers' tea in the school hall, followed by a special service at the church.
It was a wonderful service that allowed all of the children to share an important memory of their time at Christ Church, as well as sharing some brilliant poems and a fantastic song.
We were all fortunate enough to also enjoy a super video that was created by
Mr and Mrs Downie.
Thank you to them both for putting so much of their time and care into a very special memory for all of the children and their families.
Impressive Art Skills
Over the past few weeks, Year 6 have veen focussing on the work of Banksy. After lots of hard work and concentration, they produced some super stencils. Careful cutting was required and plenty of resilience. We love the t-shirts that they've printed.
Year 2 children have been extremely busy learning about the importance of a balanced diet and today, made their very own summer salad.
Reception children have had an extremely exciting day! They have been up close and personal with different sea creatures. Carefully looking at and touching the different types of fish was a lot of fun.
On Wednesday 8th July, Year 6 spent the morning at Waitrose. Whilst there, they learnt about healthy eating and the origins of different foods.
Year 6 Production
On Tuesday 7th July, Year 6 performed their superb production - Aladdin trouble. Both performances were a huge success! We are so proud of all the children in Year 6 and loved the wonderful singing and acting. We definitely have some amazing acting talent at Christ Church.
A great final production Year 6, well done!
On Tuesday afternoon, Year 1 and Year 4 children enjoyed some shared reading. It is lovely to see the two year groups read together, all of the children had a wonderful time.
Reception's First Trip
One Tuesday, Reception went on their first trip as a whole year group!
They had a wonderful day at Wolseley Bridge.
Year 1 Biscuit Sale
During PSHE, Year 1 have been learning about the work of different charities. They decided to decorate their own biscuits and sell them to Year 6. All of the money raised has been donated to the RSPCA.
In the last couple of weeks, some children from Year 5 have been learning the art of Lawn Bowling. They have loved the opportunity to interact with experts and have definitely learnt some brilliant skills.
On Friday 3rd July, some very excited children took the elephant that they had decorated on the elephant parade through Lichfield. Earlier in the year, the school council chose Abigail's winning design. We are all so proud of the children and I'm sure you'll agree that our elephant looks super! The elephant parade formed part of the Lichfield Festival that is currently taking place. You can follow the trail of the baby elephants through the city until the 11th July.
Last week some children from Year 5 and 6 were fortunate enough to visit Aston Villa football club. Whilst there, the children took part in a mini tournament and were lucky enough to get a tour of the ground. The tour involved a visit to the player's lounge, a view of the pitch from stand and the chance to experience the press room!
Earlier this week, Year 5 enjoyed a fun packed, energetic day at Beaudesert. Whilst there, they were able to take part in a number of adventurous activities and learnt many new skills.
'Hotel Christ Church'
Last Thursday proved an extremely exciting evening for Year 3 as they were lucky enough to be the first every group of children to sleep over in the school hall! They had a wonderful evening playing games, watching a DVD and camping in the hall with their friends.
Design & Technology Room
If you didn’t already know, Christ Church was left a Legacy from a gentleman who was an ex-pupil of Christ Church. His name was Mr Ernest William Deakin. He wanted to give something back to his Primary school which still held a special place in his heart. Mr Deakin wanted the legacy to be used for something that would benefit the education for the children of Christ Church today and for years to come.
After much thought and deliberation, the school staff and the governors have decided to spend some of the Legacy money on converting the old ICT suite into a brand new Design and Technology / Art room.
We are extremely excited about this fantastic new room, which we are going to name 'The Deakin room'. There will be an official opening before the Summer holidays.
Earlier this week the children at Netball club got to participate in a mixed Year 5 and 6 intra school tournament. The children had a wonderful time and certainly enjoyed the support of the parents who came to watch.
Last week our six brand new pieces of outside gym equipment were installed.
We are all extremely excited about this and the children are looking forward to using it during break and lunchtimes.
What a super way of keeping fit and healthy at school!
Keep a look out for more photos of different year group on the equipment. These will be posted on the here and our Twitter page.
Cuppa and a cake
On Friday 12th June, parents and carers came together in the school hall to enjoy delicious cakes and biscuits that were kindly donated by some wonderful bakers. All of the money raised will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
We will update you with exact amount raised later next week.
Lichfield Arts - 'I see Jazz'
Year 5 took part in an exciting Art and Music project as part of the Lichfield Arts. Two people from the project came into school and the children designed circles to be stuck on cds. These cds will then become musical notes on a huge piece of music. This is an exciting project for Year 5 to be involved in!
On Friday 5th June, Year 6 enjoyed a fun packed day at Drayton Manor theme park. This was a well deserved treat following all their hard work this year. They had a super day and discovered that we have some thrill seekers at Christ Church!
As always, Year 6 were a pleasure to take and made us all extremely proud.
This week Mrs Wilson has been working with some Key Stage 1 children to create a magnificent garden as part of the competition at Curborough Craft Centre. The theme of the wheelbarrow is 'Percy the Park Keeper'.
It has been a brilliant first week back for Year 4 as they have spent three days at Whitemoor Lakes. Whilst on their residential, the children took part in many activities, including: climbing, archery, raft building, problem solving and zip wire! All of the children had a brilliant time and certainly made Christ Church proud whilst they were there.
Half Term Awards
We have reached the end of another busy and fun half term at Christ Church. Awards from Governors, TAs and lunchtime staff have all been handed out.
In addition to this, there were six lucky winners of the WHSmith vouchers, awarded to children who have been 'green' all half term.
Many other children have managed to stay 'green' for the whole of the half term and have been rewarded with a special certificate.
Health and Safety
We all know how important it is to stay safe at school so we have gathered some extremely responsible children to be our very own heath and safety monitors.
Take a look at the video below to see just some of the jobs that our wonderful health and safety officers do.
- Summer Holidays
I hope that you all have a wonderful summer holiday - a well earned break. Stay safe - I look forward to seeing you all back on Wednesday 9th September 2015.
- A message from School Association
Thank you all for your generous support throughout the year and big thanks to all the parents involved with the SA, making sure that all the events are successful. The next meeting will be 16.9.2015, 7.30pm - we hope to see you there.
- School Association raise over £6700 this year
Over the past year, our wonderful SA have raised £6700. In the last 2 weeks, they have rasied £732.12: raffle (£222), refreshements (£189) and non-uniform day(£321). We want to say a massive thank you to our amazing SA.
- Bistro Lunch
Year 6 had a fantastic lunch that was prepared by our very talented kitchen staff. The opportunity to enjoy this special lunch with their friends was brilliant!
- Year 6 Leavers' Service
Tuesday was a special and emotional evening for the Year 6 children and their parents. They presented a wonderful service at the church after they'd enjoyed tea in the school hall.
Latest School Calendar Events
- School breaks up for the Summer holidays17Jul2015
3:15 pm - 06 sep, 6:30 pm @ School
Enjoy your Summer holidays!
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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.
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Every month in Church, there is a family worship, which everyone is welcome to attend. Click on this link for more information.