The amazing Christ Church Smoothie Bike

We recently purchased a smoothie making bike as part of our Healthy School Project. The aim of this marvellous machine is to raise awareness of healthy choices, not only in what we eat but also in the value of exercise in our daily lives.

Children from across the school had the opportunity to find out about how the bike worked as well as designing and making their own smoothies.

Mr Kamara, Headteacher from our link school in Hastings, Sierra Leone provided the pedal power and children chose a range of healthy ingredients to create their super smoothies.

Hayden from Year 6 said, “I made a melon, honey and apple juice smoothie. It was the best smoothie I’ve ever had, sweet and really tasty.”

Year 6 trip to Alexandra Park

Year 6 visited the park to look at native trees.  As part of their work, they were measuring leaves, working out how old the trees are having measured their girth, and approximating the heights of some of the trees.  They also took bark and leaf rubbings to make comparisons with the Amazon Rainforest, which they are studying this term.

Prayer Competition presentation

We were very proud to hear that Hope and Violet were invited to the Prayer Competition presentation at St Mary’s De Haura, Shoreham. They received winners prizes in their age groups for leading the groups that made the Prayer Gardens. The ceremony was hosted by Dr Anne Holt and prizes were presented by The Bishop of Horsham, Mark Sowerby.

Black History Month and visitors from Sierra Leone

To celebrate the work that children have been doing for Black History Month an assembly was held celebrating the lives of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela. We also welcomed Mr Kamara, the Headteacher from our link school, Kankalay, in Hastings, Sierra Leone. The children were introduced to some typical fruits and vegetables from the country and enjoyed sharing their knowledge of them too.
In the evening Christ Church hosted a party for all the visitors and co-ordinators that had visited a number of schools across the town during the week. We were also joined by members of the Sierra Leone community in London and Essex, who brought lots of amazing food. A wide variety of music was on offer, as well as dancing and singing. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.

Year 6 visit to church

On Tuesday 2nd October, Year 6 visited Christ Church as part of their RE unit of work. Children made drawings of some of the Old Testament stained glass windows. Later in the term, they will be designing some of their own windows … so watch this space!

Our growing garden!

Lettuces – I wonder if you know whereabouts these are growing?



Sunflowers – all our year 3 children grew their own sunflowers from seed, watered them, repotted them and then took them home to share with their families.

Our runner beans and onions in Bohemia Walled Garden.

Over the summer holiday, our vegetable garden and other growing areas around our Academy have really taken off in the warm weather! We are looking forward to harvesting when we return and sampling some produce. Classes will also have the opportunity to visit our raised beds in Bohemia Walled Garden.

Sports Awards

On Thursday 19th July 2018, we held our annual Sports Awards presentation.  Here are a selection of photos of our medal winners. The following children all received the highest points on Sports Day for their gender and year group:

As well as receiving Y5 girls’ winner for Sports Day, Madison also was awarded the girls’ football trophy:

Here’s our boys’ football trophy holder:

Table Tennis:



Cross country:


Most improved boy and girl from Year 6:

The Read Cup (Lady in Sport) – Lily also holds new school records for Long Jump and Triple Jump and Rafferty Cup (Gentleman in Sport):

And this year’s House winners were:

KS1 – Francis (green)                         KS2 – Theresa (blue)

Year 4 Rock Pooling Trip

On Wednesday 18th July 2018, Year 4 went to Goat Ledge to do some rock pooling and other beach activities. We had an amazing time, as you can see from the pictures below.

Thankyou to the PTFA for providing and delivering ice lollies for the children to enjoy in their break, and to the parents who were able to come and help.


Fantastic SATs results

We are very pleased to share our really strong Key Stage 2 SATs results for 2018.

Well done to all the children, families and staff who have made these results possible.

As you can see, we have achieved well above the National Average in all areas.


Christ Church 2018 Reading Writing Maths Combined
At Standard 91%     82% 84%    77%
Average Scaled Score 107 NA 104 NA




Reading Writing Maths Combined
At Standard 75% 78% 76% 64%
Average Scaled Score 105 NA 104 NA