- Message from Mrs Jones
- News from the PTA
- Reception - Leaf Man and Buddies
- Year 1 - Making Fruit and Honey Pots
- Year 2 - Spiky Hedgehogs
- Year 3 - Nile in a Tray
- Year 4 - Shelters for wild animals
- Year 5 - Forest school and fair trade
- Year 6 - Buddies and Sports
- West Bristol Arts Trail
- Reception 2022 School tours
Our exhibition is taking shape as each class reveals their masterpieces created during our Arts Week. Please do come and visit on either 16th/17th October 11-3pm in our school hall.
It’s quite remarkable who is following our curriculum; this week Tim Peake commented on a Year 5 Science lesson about the phases of the moon.
Jane and Tim spent the day in our outdoor classroom on Thursday exploring the theme of hibernation. It was a lovely warm day-which is so confusing for the animals to know when it is time to sleep for the Winter.
The PTA met on Thursday to plan proposed events for the year ahead, we will be providing more information next week and inviting parents/carers to sign up to help with the organisation of these.
Fun Run- Not only was this a most enjoyable event for families but in turn it has raised about £2500 which is a most amazing amount. Thank you to all who supported this event , we are aiming to replace our much loved Timber Fort and hope the future fundraising events will contribute to us achieving this.
Parent/Carer meetings with the class teachers
Thank you for signing up for these appointments. We are going to create a one-way flow through our building to avoid crowding in the corridors. Therefore, please enter the playground via the gate for pick up/drop off and wait outside the external classroom door, meetings will take place in the classrooms, after your appointment you will then leave via the internal classroom door and have opportunity to sit and view your child’s work. We are looking forward to welcoming parents/carers into school to hear how your child(ren) have started the school year.
Thursday, 21st October 10am we are preparing a Harvest celebration and the Church are preparing to welcome to us. Please anticipate that we will be able to invite parent/carers to join us but please understand we may need to change this plan nearer the time but we will film our celebration to share with our community should we need to.
We would like to support the Foodbank and will send out a shopping list on Monday.
Admission to secondary school information for parents/carers of Year 6 children
How to apply – Secondary admissions - bristol.gov.uk
How to find out how schools allocate places – Bristol secondary school places and geographical area that schools cover - bristol.gov.uk
Find out distances and if you have priority for any schools based on your home address – My neighbourhood search - bristol.gov.uk
What happened in previous years? – Admissions to secondary school in previous years - bristol.gov.uk
Jim Britton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:
Topic: Secondary School Admissions - Clifton, Cotham, Westbury Park, Redland Area
Time: Oct 11, 2021 04:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 821 3830 0656
Save the date - Christ Church Christmas Fair, Sunday 21st November
Save the date and watch this space for further information on our exciting annual Christmas Fair.
If you are interested in hosting a stall or would like to be on the organising committee please email email@example.com
Some classes are still looking for class reps! Whether you are a seasoned old timer, or a newbie to Christ Church, please consider signing up to be a class rep. It is a great way to get to know everyone in your class and help to build a sense of community at Christ Church.
More info and sign up at the following link https://forms.gle/SwpqcEpwQEhhfYZ47
PTA vacancy Treasurer
The PTA is looking for a co-treasurer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested or would like to know more about what it entails.
It has been another busy week in Reception! The children have enjoyed beginning their reading journey and have learnt the phonemes 's', 'a' , 't' and 'p'. They have also practised writing the grapheme for each letter. We read 'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert together and the children designed their own 'leaf men' with natural objects.
On Thursday there was much excitement as Reception met their Year 6 Buddies for the first time and shared a story with them, they are looking forward to seeing them again soon. We also made popcorn as part of our learning about 'p'. We used our senses to listen for the 'pop' and smell it cooking.
As Year 1 have been learning all about bees this term, we thought we would make a delicious, healthy recipe that includes honey. Thank you to Bea’s mum who taught us how to make layered fruit and honey pots. We started by adding a layer of oats and yoghurt to a cup. Then we chose a variety of fruit to chop and added this on top of the yoghurt. Finally we added a drizzle of honey and ate them! They were so delicious and we would love to make them again!
This week Year 2 have been busy at Forest School! We made our own spiky hedgehogs from clay, learnt about hibernation, watched a crackling fire, and listened to a story. We all liked the thought of hibernation! We have been doing lots of research about food chains and habitats as we prepare to write our own animal leaflets.
We have also started printing our year group mural, inspired by Jenny Urquhart. We can't wait to unveil it during Arts Week!
We can’t believe how quickly this term is going. The children in Year 3 have settled in beautifully!
A highlight of the week was creating our very own River Nile in a tray, which we have flooded to create fertile, Egyptian soil. We can’t wait to watch our crops grow on the river banks! This week, we also learnt about Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The children did some great dramatisations of the discovery!
We have started our new Maths focus this week, which is Addition and Subtraction. Our first lesson was all about adding/subtracting multiples of 100 – we were very impressed with the children’s understanding of this as they challenged themselves to find as many different number sentences as they could.
Year 4 were once again visited by the fantastic Jane and Tim for a forest school experience. This week we learned all about wild animals here in the U.K and their hibernation habits. We also enjoyed working together to build a shelter for those smaller animals/creatures around us. How fun!
Year 5 have had a fantastic week. The staff have begun putting up or display for the exhibition, here are some of the photos of the wonderful art work you will see if you visit us during the Arts Trail.
In Literacy we have continued reading our Power of Reading text ‘The Matchbox Diary’ by Paul Fleishmann. On Thursday we considered if the family had done the right thing moving to America. Prior to writing we enjoyed ‘conscience alley’ in which the mother or father walked through the alley and one reason for or against was given by each person standing on either side. We used the arguments given to independently create a persuasive argument for and against in our writing books.
In Geography lessons we have been focussing on fair trade. We have learnt about what fair trade is and what it means to farmers and workers – better prices, safer working conditions and fair terms of trade. Last week we compared prices of different retail items and created bar charts. This week we designed and made our own posters explaining the importance of buying fair trade products.
At forest school, 5TC had a wonderful time thinking about how animals and minibeasts prepare for hibernation during the autumn. The children went on a hunt for fun facts about how the wildlife in the UK adapts to the colder seasons. They also learnt how to tie knots and used this skill to collectively build a place for creatures to go during the winter. The class really enjoyed playing in the leaves and they are looking forward to the s’mores next session!
This week Year 6 finally got to meet their Reception buddies and the excitement was off the chart! They had the opportunity to sit with their new buddies in the hall and share a story together whilst getting to know one another. Starting next week, the Year 6 children will take it in turns to spend some time with their new buddy during breaktimes - they are quite literally counting down the days already!
On Wednesday, both Year 6 classes got together to play some round robin netball matches against one another in the sunshine. The children really enjoyed the competitive aspect of the matches and are eager to learn more about the upcoming netball tournament which will commence in Term 2.