Election Fever at Christ Church!

On Monday 18th November 2019, Christ Church held our own election. Children in Year 4 had worked for 3 months on completing various tasks including creating their own political parties, writing manifestos, writing and filming party political broadcasts and creating bunting and other decorations designed to advertise their party to the rest of the school.

On election day the children from year 4 canvassed their peers on the playground during morning break, and then in the afternoon they manned the polling station and carried out the counting of votes.

The children were incredibly proud of their efforts, and it was great to see the whole school buzzing with Election Fever!

 

Children voting at the ballot box.

Year 4 children taking names and handing out ballot papers.

Crowd control in the corridor leading to the Polling Station

Staff and pupils from Year 3 queuing up to vote.

Miss Joslin exercises her democratic right.

Noah guarding the ballot box.

Lily-May and Sienna get ready to mark the names of the next group of children.

Mr Ball casting his vote.

Year 4 Trip to Old Roar Gill

On Friday 15th November, Year 4 visited Old Roar Gill as part of our learning about Rivers for Term 2.

The children loved following the river up to its source, and were really impressed by the scenery as we waded through the mud on our way up the hill.

 

Thank you to those parents who braved the mud and rain to help out on our trip!

 

Globetrotters Stunning Starter

This term, we will be looking at the continent of Africa in our Learning Adventure. As part of our stunning starter, we looked at unidentified wooden items from Sierra Leone and had to suggest ideas about what they could tell us about that country. Another activity was to look at letters written to our school from children in Sierra Leone – we thought that they were very artistic! We also showed what we already know about continents by labelling and sticking them to a blue balloon to represent the globe. One of the activities was to investigate using an atlas. To link with our wider theme of Globetrotters, we were challenged to learn how to say hello in as many different languages as possible.  We noticed that some languages have a very similar way of saying hello. At another table, we looked at photographs and were asked to say which were of Africa – at the end we discovered that they were all of Africa. Finally, we had an opportunity to share the connections that we have with other places around the world and where we would like to visit in the future.

Written by Pearl Class

RE Certificates for Term 1

Classes have been working hard right across the school in RE during term 1.  Here are some of the ways that we have been learning.

Class teachers have nominated pupils who have shown super effort and enthusiasm throughout the term.  Congratulations to everyone who has earned a RE certificate for term 1!

Reception

Amber and Emerald talked about why God is important to Christians and drew their own representations of God.

Certificates: Olivia Igbineweka, Ana-Maria Gaman, Yara Mustafa, Ella Dipple, Gabriel Taylor, Leonidas Kotziamanis

Year 1

Jet and Moonstone started their learning by visiting the nature trail. They said that being outside made them happy because it is calm and there are lots of things to see and touch.  They made the link that God created the world and Christians are thankful to him for this.

Certificates: Kit Watson, Joseph Donoghue, Amiyah Jenner, Land Ali

Year 2

Peridot and Garnet have been learning about the good news Jesus brings through the stories of ‘The Prodigal Son’ and ‘Matthew the Tax Collector’.

Certificates: Alexsandr Bruzas, Sofia Darby, George Lock, Daisy Martin, Mohammed Sadullah ,Amalia Wells, Frankie Edwards, Callie Harper, Ioachim Gaman, Otto Gadd

Year 3

Amethyst and Jade have been exploring what a covenant is through the story of Noah. They made links to the promises made at wedding by acting out a wedding with the help of Fr Nick.

Certificates: Kitty Harris, James Coleman Cross, Navamanisha Nirmalan, Pearl Coram, Steven Leich

 

Year 4

Coral and Topaz have been making links between the story of Noah and how we live in school and the wider world.

Certificates: Lily-May McHenry, Soheil Samadi,  Fiona Mustafa, Rubi Carman-Smith, Jannah Mohammed, Lola Liddle, Emma Cooper, Rebecca Martin, Oasis Ncube, Betsey-Rose Selley, Scott Richards, Stacey Miller, Nikki Vitolina, Paula Brizga,  Erin Watson

Year 5

Pearl and Ruby used Godly Play to inspire them to think about how Christian beliefs about God being holy and loving can make a difference in the world today.   They created their own ‘Ten Best Ways’ for living.

Certificates:

Alice Darby, Thivya Thivakaran, Jaxon Cole, Tia-Louise Gannon, Matthew Rayner, Awlad Meraj, Amy Day, Laila Osmond

Year 6

Opal, Sapphire and Diamond explored ideas about whether Creation and Science are conflicting or complementary.

Certificates: Maddie Rosewell, Tommy Peters, Harry Malone, Reggie Rosewell, Leo Matassa, Summer McHenry, Chloe Ansell, Angel Ward, Briony Wright, Joel Zachariah, Vitalijs Sveds, Flori Harris, Libby Fairless, Robin Price, Rida Jaffari

Opal Class Computing at Hastings Museum

Opal Class have just had their first Computing lesson for this term at the museum.  The children made ‘Milo the Science Rover’ and programmed him to move, change the colour of his light and play music.  Most groups added a motion sensor and some even got as far as collaborating with another group to join their Milo Rovers together!  We can’t wait for next week’s lesson!

Circuit Training

Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from athlete  ‘Darran Challis’ who has represented Great Britain at the 2016 Invictus games Orlando. We learnt about his career in the army and his passion for sports from a young age. Sadly he was medically discharged from the service due to an injury which also affected his ability to pursue his dream of being a professional runner. He spoke of the perseverance and resilience he required to overcome his injuries teaching the children that we can do achieve our goal and dreams with the correct mindset. The children were then lucky enough to perform a circuit session with Darran.