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

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!

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Charanga Assembly

Today, we held our termly Charanga assembly. The standard of singing, was as usual, extremely high. These are the songs we performed:-

Reception - Rock a bye baby

Year 1 and 2 - I Wanna Play in a Band

Year 3 and 4 - Lean On Me

Year 5 and 6 - A New Year Carol

Carle and McKee joined us for the first time and they enjoyed the assembly.

F - I thought we were brilliant.
S - After we did it, I felt good.
M - I liked our song best.
L - Our song was fantastic because it had chime bars in. 
T - I think our song was quiet.
E - I song was good and I liked the song my sister sang.
E - My brother was singing. I liked his song.
I - I liked all the songs.

School is open

School is open, please take care when travelling to school and in the playground. 

Please ensure children have appropriate footwear, coats, gloves etc for outside and school shoes for inside.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Chinese New Year

Last week in Nursery we celebrated Chinese New Year. We tasted Chinese food, took part with a dragon dance, turned our role play into a Chinese restaurant and lots more!




Monday, 26 February 2018

Phonics App

Each child, in KS1, should have log in details for Teach Your Monster to Read. The website is free to use and the app can be purchased, should you wish to. 

However, this week, the app is free to download.

Please ask the class teacher if you need the  log in details again.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Creation Story

This week in Inkpen, we have listened to the Creation Story from our bible, explored what happened on each day and created our own beautiful display and class prayer.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

This week in Nursery....

We have been busy! 

We enjoyed practising balancing and jumping safely in the hall.



We've been doing some large mark making....



We've given the dolls a bath!

We used ice cream scoops to make sand castles!