Year 4 Saxon Day

On Monday 27th January, Year 4 had a very exciting visitor. An Anglo-Saxon called Aethelwulf came to Christ Church, bringing with him a huge array of Saxon artifacts.

The children had the opportunity to try on Saxon clothing, grind flour, pick up a full sized chain mail shirt (which was SO heavy!) as well as choosing a Saxon name and job for themselves.

We all had an amazing day and can’t wait to learn even more about the Saxons between now and the end of term!


Coral’s Fantastic Finish.

On Tuesday 17th December 2019, parents of children in Coral class came in to school to complete a task with their children. The task was to make a model boat out of recyclable materials, The boat had to be strong enough to hold a dictionary and a soft toy bear.

As you can see from the pictures below, the children had a great time working with their parents on the model.


As for the bear… he got a little soggy.



Riley, Kleo and Renne with a successful boat.

Renne makes some alterations, as Toby watches on.

Jannah sets sail.

Lewis prepares the Teddy for its voyage

Melanie and Lily-May prepare to set sail…

And succeed!

Lola and Dad ready their boat for the ocean.

Will Fiona and Noah’s boat float?

A successful vessel.

Lily-May is ever so proud of her boat.

Something about his boat is confusing Noah…

Toby and Mum make some last minute adjustments.

Emmanuel celebrates a safe and successful voyage.

Cooking with Year 4

Today Year 4 Funky Foods made Omelette muffins. They prepared the vegetables and chose their own filling combination from the following ingredients: sweetcorn, mushrooms, red peppers, spring onions and ham. Once they had cracked the eggs, they poured the mixture over their fillings and topped with cheese. These were then baked in the oven.

We discussed different filling options, someone suggesting we try them with fruits… Miss S was unsure how these would turn out but welcomed the interesting idea.


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!


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!


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.


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

‘Forest School Fun’ Term 1

During term 1 groups from years 3 to 6 have enjoyed several ‘Forest School’ sessions. The children have been busy planting fruit bushes,learning how to light fires safely,whittling and using a bow saw.

They have also transferred their math knowledge that they have learnt in class. Partitioning using natural resources. The final session included toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.

But most of all they have just enjoyed playing in the mud and getting dirty!!

Creative Computing in year 4

As part of our creative curriculum, Year 4 have been working with Hastings museum on some programming using LEGO models. As you can see the children from Coral class have really enjoyed learning how to programme the models to carry out a variety of actions and tasks!