Christ Church First School Update

Spring Term 2

The weeks following February half term were very busy in school. On 7th March we had World Book Day and this was based on the story of the Smeds and the Smoos. A UFO crash landed in the garden and the children had to investigate what had happened as alien footprints were found leaving the area and there was a giant egg on the playground. That whole area was covered in a mysterious slime. The children dressed up as characters from books and the staff got involved too. The day was a great success.

On 11th March, Year 4 pupils spent 3 days at Laches Wood Outdoor Centre as part of their PE curriculum. They had a great time and tried their hands at climbing, caving, bush craft – shelter building and fire lighting, orienteering and a night picture trail. They also enjoyed a campfire on the final night which they shared with Year 4 from Oulton First School. It was brilliant week and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

On Friday 15th March, Year 1 and Reception went to Peak Wildlife Park and met all sorts of wonderful animals. They fed the wallabies and watched the penguins and the polar bears. They had a brilliant day learning all about the animals and wandering around the park.

Girls in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 took place in the #LetGirlsPlay Biggest EVER Football Session in Yarnfield. There were 2 separate events and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience despite the remote venue and the biting cold.

This term ended in a fabulous Easter service in church. The change in days means that we are now accompanied by Mr Farrington, the music teacher, and we can have live accompaniment to the songs. It was an action-packed service as we had pieces by the Year 4 guitar group and also on drums, Year 3 on glockenspiels and 3 amazing solo performance by Wilf, George and Sienna. This year, the children sang songs, read poems and re-enacted the Last Supper. The whole school singing was wonderful and I am sure that everyone who attended would agree that the children were amazing.

This term we are looking forward to more musical events, a spot of fishing and a wide range of sporting fixtures as the weather improves.

                  Amy Graham