Year 4 had a wonderful time at their Christmas party playing traditional games such as pass the parcel. We were all so impressed with their beautifully decorated festive tables. Thank you very much for the Christmas party food and decorations that the children all so enjoyed sharing and setting up.
Year 4 visited St George’s Church to think about what Christmas meant to them. They travelled back in time to learn about the Christmas story told by a variety of storytellers. Each class created a beautiful Christmas card collage that was displayed in the Church. They also made a Christmas decoration of the baby Jesus that they brought home to decorate their own trees. They were also very lucky to each receive a beautifully illustrated book of the Nativity that they brought home to keep.
Take a look at these amazing Stone Age model houses Year 3 have made for their home learning.
What a fantastic residential with Year 6: beautiful weather, adventurous activities and huge amounts of teamwork. The children were a credit to our school as well as their families. They showed excellent bravery and confidence when faced with challenging activities. As well as this, we were so impressed with the kindness and friendship the children showed one another. Well done Year 6!
Year 3 have been off exploring the Stone Age at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranbourne recently.
The children learnt some new house building skills and a spot of baking amongst other things.
The fun and learning carried on at home too. What superb creations!
Last month CJS celebrated the creativity of it’s staff and pupils for an entire week with it’s much anticipated annual Arts Week.
Below is a recount from one of our Year 6 pupils:
Over the course of Tuesday and Thursday, 12 Year 6 children – chosen by their teacher to work with the Jurassic coast resident artist– created 3 wall hangings themed around the song ‘What a wonderful World.’
Each of the groups planned their design onto fabric based on the lyrics ‘I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you.’ The second group worked with the chorus ‘What a wonderful world!’ and the third group focused on ‘I see skies of blue, the bright of day and the sacred night.’ The children then stitched their design. The hangings have turned out incredibly.
The children worked with fabrics, materials, buttons and thread to make the designs look the best they possibly could. The materials were provided by the artist who they worked with over the 2 days. All of the children worked their socks off and are very proud of their work.
All of the designs will be hung up at the Priory.
Year 4 have been writing their own version of Kit Wright’s poem ‘The Magic Box.’
Click below to see what they are keeping inside their boxes.
Last Friday, Year 6 were given the opportunity to explore their future aspirations. Pupils wrote letters, back in March, inviting professionals from various occupations to attend the fair.
Along with giving the children inspiration for their future career paths the fair also helped to put into context the work they do in class. Pupils were able to discuss their potential career paths first hand with those in their fields of interest and in some cases even got some practical experience of what was involved!
The fair was a huge success and we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the companies and professionals involved.
Our thanks goes to:
|Chantelle Atkins (Author)||HSBC Christchurch|
|Curtis-Wright Aviation Engineers||Mr Gardner (video game designer)|
|9 Endurance Training (PT)||BT|
|Sir Christopher Chope (local MP)||Eden Motor Group|
|Kath Davidge (CSI Police Dept.)||Columbia Cook Architects|
|JP Morgan Finance and Fin-Tech||Karl Stark – Dorset Police|
|Emma Newton – Priory Vets||Gavin Cloggie (Paramedic)|
|Bryony Thorne (Vet)||BH Live Gym|
|Pavillion Dance South West||Digital Eagles (Barclays)|
|Mr Moody – The Grange||Rob Chisnall – The Army|
|Brady Morris – Christchurch Fire Station||Yolanda Giddings Dance teacher|
|Christchurch Library||Anglo European College of Chiropractic|
|Fire Service||Vets 4 pets|
|Tamara (Beautician)||Emma – Go Lola (Fashion Designer)|
|Lois Fidler (England Womens Football)|
As part of our current Religious Education topic, Year 4 have been learning how colour and symbolism is used in Christian belief. We learnt about the story of Pentecost and created some art work based on the story. We thought carefully about the colours and the symbols that we used.
Last Thursday, Year 5 enjoyed an action packed and at times emotional portrayal of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton . The performance – which was adapted from the famous author’s novel- took the children on a journey through life during WWI from the perspective of a young farm-boy, Albert, and his beloved horse, Joey.
Below is a review written by the children on their return:
We enjoyed watching War Horse as it was full of action packed scenes and emotional events. It began with a hard to follow beginning, but as it got further in it was understandable and exciting. It taught us about the hardships of war and how difficult it was to live in those times. The story was about a boy called Albert and his loyal horse, Joey as they ventured to find each other through WW1. At times you forgot that the horses were puppets as they were so lifelike and realistic. Sometimes you felt as if you were actually there in the war. It was very moving throughout the play and had a happy ending. Every so often, there would be a gunshot that made us all jump out of our seats and the person that the gun was aimed at fell to the ground in agony. Overall, war horse was a brilliant and thrilling play that left us all in awe. We would definitely recommend this play to anyone looking for adventure!
Written by : Isobel Grieb, Isabel Dickeson, Louis Gray, Oscar Brockway