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Science Workshop - Year 3 - 22nd Feb 2024

 

On 22nd Feb, Year 3 had the privilege of working with Scientist Dan Mayfield as they learned about the science behind sounds.

Dan brought with him may demonstrations and hands-on experiments for the children. From the photographs below... you can see they had a very effective learning experience.

Scholastic Book Fair 

February 2024

 

From 20th - 22nd February, we hosted our annual Scholastic Book Fair here in school.

Many thanks to Mrs Shah for organising this and to her team of helpers, including the yellow-jacketed Year 5 sellers (who all showed they have fine voices for market trading...).

 

Thank you also to Miss Daniel, who took the lovely photographs!

Lantern Making with Year 3

 

On 29th January, Year 3 were invited to take part in a Lantern-Making workshop with artist Lavinia Cascone.

 

The lanterns are being made as part of a festival called Light Up Kilburn, which will feature a trail of illuminated, engaging, and playful light-based artworks bringing light, colour and creativity to Kilburn High Road and Kilburn Grange Park.

The festival will take place over three weekends from Friday 9th to Sunday 25th in February 2024. 

Some of the lanterns will be part of a closing parade on Saturday 24th February, where participants will follow a large-scale light puppet and be accompanied by music celebrating the heritage of the Kilburn music scene. The aim of the project is to light the way and shine a spotlight on cultural identity, symbolism, community and creativity.

 

Below is a selection of photos of the work our children completed with Lavinia.

Christmas Fair 2023

 

Thank you so much to all the parents and staff who made our Christmas Fair such a success on Thursday afternoon (14t December).

 

We had a visit from Santa and a raffle with amazing prizes, along with stalls selling clothes, toys, books and (of course) hot chocolate and cakes and sweets.

 

It was a brilliant event, much enjoyed by everyone and together we raised around £1,000 for the school. What a great effort!

Christmas Lunch (in Christmas Jumpers) 2023

 

On Wednesday 13th December, Chef Christopher treated the whole school to a very tasty Christmas Lunch of turkey, stuffing, sausages roast veg. There was even a delicious lentil pie for our vegetarian children.

 

The children also had the opportunity to wear Christmas jumpers and donate to NSPCC - we raised just short of £100 for the charity.

 

Have a look at the photos below to see what a lovely day we had.

Diwali in EYFS 2023

 

St Anne’s Class have been learning about Diwali which is the Hindu Festival of Lights. The children have been engaging in lots of Diwali activities including making Diwali coconut sweets!

St Anne’s class ended their Diwali Celebrations with a fantastic party. They enjoyed tasty Diwali treats!

On  Wednesday 15th November both St Anne’s and St Patrick’s classes visited the Hindu Temple on Willesden Lane. Sambai our guide gave us such a lovely warm-hearted welcome when we arrived. She explained all about the Hindu Gods and the story of Diwali to us. At the end of our visit Sambai kindly gave us fruit and snacks.

Art work across school in September 2023

 

We are only in our 4th week of term and already there has been some wonderful art work taking place across the school. This term our theme is drawing.

Our thanks go to Miss Daniel for her efforts in leading Art and Design & Technology across the school and in raising the profile and standard of our output!

Have a look below to see what our wonderful children have been producing.

 

Nursery's Marvellous Marks

 

L1 - mark making with crayons.

The children have been busy mark making with wax crayons and exploring textures in the classroom environment by taking wax rubbings and collecting patterns.

  

 

L2 - mark making with felt-tips

In this lesson, Nursery investigated using felt-tips as a tool for mark making and developing their fine motor skills as they created patterns.

 

  

 

Year 2  - Tell a story

 

L3 - My toy story

Y2 pupils drew a favourite soft toy from observation, adding texture by applying mark-making skills.

  

 

Year 3 - Growing Artists

 

L1 - Seeing like an artist

Y3 used simple shapes to draw objects, developing observation skills to draw natural and manmade objects.

 

Y3 pupils have learned how to shade (Four rules of shading), understanding how it is used to create light and dark tones in drawings.

 

 

 

 

L2 - Drawing Decisions

Y5 explored and created art using different processes and considering artist decisions; using sketchbooks to explore drawing through line, tone, shape and textures; experimenting with materials and tools.

 

 

 

Year 6 - Make my voice heard

 

L2 - Symbolic imagery

Using the Maya belief that everyone has a spirit animal companion, Y6 discovered their own and recorded it as a drawing. Using combined inspiration from the Maya and the style of modern artist Dan Fenelon, they developed their symbols to represent themselves, creating a drawn tile of line, pattern and colour.

 

 

L3 - Chiaroscuro

Y6 learned about the drawing and painting technique of chiaroscuro through diverse examples. They applied understanding of using light and dark to create form and impact to create Maya-inspired word art.

 

Nursery & Reception with 

Garg's Animals

 

On 13th July, Nursery and Reception classes had a marvellous encounter with Garg's animals. Our visitor brought with him a hissing cockroach, a tortoise, a spider, a lizard, a chinchilla, a possum, an owl, a skunk and a snake!

 

The children (and staff) had a good time holding and interacting with the animals, as you can see below...

Year 6 Play 2023

Alice in Wonderland

 

On 12th July, Year 6 (ably assisted by Year 5) treated us all to a performance of Alice in Wonderland. 

The children performed very well, clearly speaking their lines, singing and dancing and generally entertaining their parents and teachers, including a couple of visitors from the past - it was great to see Mrs. Roy and Mrs. Walsh again!

 

Tickets cost £5.00 each and more donations were given during the evening. In total, the performance raised £242.00.  All of the funds raised are being put towards creating our memorial garden for our friend Mifley, who would have loved to be part of this amazing night.

Sports Days July 2023

 

On 6th July, Reception up to Year 6 classes walked to Queens Park and took part in this Year's Sports Day.

Even though we were in a new venue, the children still gave it their best and the photos below show them in action.

...and on 7th July, the Nursery children held their sports day in our playground under the sunshine. 

Looks like the parents had just as much fun as the children!

Year 4 - Cricket Competition

On 29th June, our Year 4 class took part in a cricket competition organised by the Kilburn Koalas and Willesden Wreckers in Queens Park.

The class all received a Bronze medal for their efforts and 2 of our superstars were also awarded "Player of the match" mugs.

Well done to all and thank you for representing the school so admirably.

Coronation Celebration

May 2023

 

On Friday 5th May 2023, Christ Church dressed up and celebrated the coronation of King Charles III.

We began the day with a prayerful service at St. Anne's Church and in the afternoon we had a magnificent tea party on our "lawn" at school.

Many thanks to the army of parents who came to help set-up, serve the children and to clean up and also to those who simply came along to help us celebrate.

What a wonderful experience for us all.

World Book Day 2023

This year we celebrated World Book Day at Christ Church on 3rd March.

The children came dressed as their favourite book characters... can you guess who these people are as they enter the school hall?

We began the day with our world famous "Reading Breakfast".

Parents and children gathered together in the hall to share food and, more importantly, stories. This was a very well-attended event, which all enjoyed thoroughly.

After lunch we had our Costume Competition

Well done to all of those children (and parents...) who dreamed up this year's fantastic costumes.

At the end of the competition, a winner from each year group was awarded the prize of a new book.

Also, the winning staff member - the wonderful Mr. Holness - was awarded a special shopping voucher to buy himself some books.

Police visit to EYFS

 

On Wednesday 1st March, our EYFS children were happy to receive a visit from our local Police officers.

The children have been dressing up and acting as Police officers over the past few weeks and they have used this to help with their learning - especially in mark-making as they write down accident reports and make wanted posters.

They were all so excited to meet 3 serving Police officers for the morning.

Scholastic Book Fair 2023

During the week of 20th February, we hosted the Scholastic Book Fair once again. The children really enjoyed browsing the fantastic selection of books available and persuaded their parents to part with some money...

Thank you everyone who bought a book, or some stationery... this year we raised a fantastic total of £786.73

Our share of this total will help bring more books and reading to our school. Look below for photos of our children having a great time browsing...

Christmas Carol Service

14th December 2022

 

What a lovely carol service we had today at St. Anne's Church.

Many thanks to Mother Christine and Mother Natasha for hosting us and to all of the parents who came along to join in. 

But mostly, thanks and well done to all of the children from Year 1 to Year 6 who sang and read beautifully. What a great way to celebrate Christmas.

Y3 Carol Service Readers.mp4

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EYFS - Christmas songs 

December 2022

 

Today our EYFS children entertained their parents with Christmas songs and rhymes.

Pictures of their performance are below... and short videos can be seen by clicking here.

 

Christmas Lunch 2022

 

Today we had our annual Christmas lunch in the hall with the children. The photos below show just how excited they were and how much fun they had.

Thank you to Chef Diane and her team for providing us with such a lovely Christmas lunch!

Getting the tables ready...

Christmas Jumper Day 2022

What a wonderful sight to see our children and staff turn out in their Christmas jumpers today. It certainly brightens the school up and makes the place feel even more Christmassy... 

Reception Poetry recital

 

Earlier in Autumn Term, our children from Reception Class learned and recited Nursery Rhymes to the school and to their parents.

This was a big step for the children as they needed to show great confidence in speaking in front of a crowd. The photos below show just how well our fantastic children coped.

Thank you to Miss Butler and Miss Ayub for helping the children to prepare for this and to the parents who came along to support them. (I'm sure you are as proud as we are here at school.)

International Day 2022

 

Thank you to all of our families and children who dressed in their traditional costumes for International Day 2022. 

What a fantastic display of colour and style!

It was also lovely to see our families cooking and sharing food together after school - what a way to bring the community together, around the tables!

And with everyone donating £1.00 per plate... we raised over £200 for our environmental projects. 

Thank you all for being so generous!

Farewell to the Year 6 class of 2021 - 2022

 

On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st July we bid farewell to the Year 6 class of 2021 - 2022. The pictures below are from our prize-giving ceremony on Wednesday evening.

This class has changed over the years, but many of them have been with us since Nursery oh so many years ago.

Well done to all of you for all of your achievements. 

God bless you as you move on to Secondary schools. Make us proud of you! (Or more proud than we already are).

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Celebration

 

On Friday 27th May, we celebrated Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee here at Christ Church School.

 

In the morning, our Key Stage 2 children went along to St. Anne's Church where we met Bishop Lusa, the newly appointed Bishop of Willesden, who joined us in a celebration of prayers and thoughts to mark the Queen's reign.

Bishop Lusa and his friends then joined us at school for lunch with the children before they carried on with their walking pilgrimage around Willesden.

 

In the afternoon, we opened up the school to our parents and held a tea party for the Queen. The children (and then some parents...) joined in by taking part in a vintage-based sports event hosted by the wonderful Mr. Holness.

 

Have a look at the photographs below - I'm sure you will agree, we had a wonderful celebration and everyone had a happy Jubilee day together.

Children reading at Church

BIshop Lusa of Willesden

Lovely food - donated and enjoyed by the parents

Vintage Sports Day - Thank you Mr. Holness!

Spectators at the sports

R.E. Holy Week Art Work display

 

Just before we broke for Easter, our children took part in an R.E. themed day, where they learned about the events of Holy Week. 

In each learning activity, the children responded in different ways to the stories which they heard - by writing newspaper reports, by making crosses, or by making links to their art-week themes.

All of the children agreed this was a very enjoyable and worthwhile day... and they were able to retell a lot of the Holy Week story from Palm Sunday until Jesus died on the cross.

Below, you can see the amazing results of their learning on the day.

 

Logo-Lift-Off Science Competition

 

Well done to Adam from Year 6 who independently entered the Logo Lift-Off competition with his logo below. This design won the South-East England Regional finals and will now be entered into the National finals. 

The winning design from the National Finals will appear on an actual spaceship which will be launched into outer space.

 

Adam's logo shows a satellite holding the earth which is melting due to climate change.

Black History Month

"Our Black Heroes" Speeches

 

This month, the children across Key Stage 2 have been researching Black heroes. They have made some fantastic presentations and turned these into speeches.

On Thursday 21st October, the children who were voted as best speakers from each class presented their arguments as to why their subjects should be heroes to the whole school. 

 

Well done to our public speakers! They presented clearly and gave good arguments for their Black History Month heroes!

Off to Space

 

Well done to this young chap for his creative home-learning. What a model for the next generation of space exploration. Look out NASA, the space race is on!

International Food Celebration

 

Following our Harvest Festival, we had an international food celebration at Christ Church school.

From the photos below, you can see all of our community enjoying time together and sharing food from around the world.

 

Thank you to all those families who contributed.

 

What a fantastic way to bring our community together out of lockdown.

Harvest Celebration at Christ Church

 

On Friday 8th October, our school went to Christ Church for the first time in almost 2 years.

We went along to celebrate the harvest and to live out our school vision by showing compassion for those members of our community who do not have enough food. 

 

We sang, we prayed, we donated food and everyone agreed it was a fantastic first celebration together.

 

Have a look at our photos below.

Democracy in Action at Christ Church School

 

Today our children showed the British value of Democracy as we headed to the polls to vote for our new Head Girl & Head Boy.

On Monday we had the hustings speeches, where each of the candidates tried to persuade us to vote for them.

 

The successful candidates will lead this year's Pupil Parliament and will be chosen to represent the school in various duties throughout the year.

 

 

Year6 v Staff

Benchball & Rounders

 

To help round off the term, our staff challenged the Year 6 children to show off their sporting prowess in a game of rounders and a game of benchball.

 

As you can see, there was much fun to be had by all...

 

As for the scores... it was a draw - 1 game each.

...not to forget the wonderful spectators...

Year 6 fun at Sayers Croft 2021

 

This week our intrepid explorers from Year 6 are spending some time at Sayers Croft residential centre in Surrey. 

Are they enjoying themselves and learning lots?

We will leave you to be the judges...

For videos of the children's exploits, head to our Video Resource Centre under the Children's tab.

Science Week(s)

 

Over the past 2 weeks, our children have been undertaking interesting Science projects with research, experiments and... just lots of fun learning. 

Below, you can see examples of the learning they have been engaged in...

Early Years - There's a hole in my bucket

Year 1 - There's a hole in my bucket

Year 2 - There's a hole in my bucket

Back to school

 

It is so lovely to see all of our children back to school from March 8th after such a long time off due to the national lockdown.

It hasn't affected them one bit, it would seem as everyone has returned showing excellent learning behaviours!

 

Well done Christ Church - as always, you're making us proud!

KS2 Samba party

 

Please click on the link below to see how the KS2 bubble got on with their samba lesson in music today with Mrs. Melo.

 

Don't forget to register your child for Free school Meals... see our page under the Parents tab for details, contact 0208 937 3110 or log into www.brent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals to register...

Attendance

Class of the Week

  • Year 5 98.1%

Current Totals

  • Nursery 96.4%
  • Reception 93.0%
  • Year 1 92.6%
  • Year 2 96.0%
  • Year 3 97.6%
  • Year 4 98.0%
  • Year 5 98.1%
  • Year 6 96.8%

Overall School

  • Weekly: 96.3% Year to date: 95.8%

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