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Christ the King

Catholic Primary School

Thornbury, bristol



Extra Curricular Events

September 2015 to July 2016

Here at Christ the King we endeavour to not only provide a fun, creative and stimulating learning environment in the classroom, but many opportunities for our children to broaden their learning outside the classroom.  We aim to offer all our children various extra-curricular trips and a wide variety of curriculum enriching days within school.  Please take a look at our newsletters for more information and photos of our children participating in the events.  Since September 2015 we have:

KS2 Summer Production - June 2016

To round off our very successful and eventful year we had our KS2 Summer Production which this year was The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan.  A huge congratulations to all our children who participated - you learnt your lines amazingly, you sung beautifully and wow us all with your comical timings.  A fantastic show to end a wonderful year.

Sports Day - June 2016

Thank you to all our parents who came and supported their children on sports day this year.  We were so lucky with the weather and the children had such fun!  The KS1 children started our day with their field and track events in the morning which was then followed by a picnic lunch on the field with their parents.  Our KS2 children rounded off the day with their field and track events and all children showed such determination and sportsmanship throughout the day.  A very well done to our Blue Team who were our overall winners.

Culture Week - May 2016

Once again, our school was turned into a departure lounge ready for take-off!  Our Culture Week this year was based around Olympic Cities so they children visited Sydney, Barcelona, Tokyo, Rio, Rome and Beijing.  The children had a fantastic week travelling the world, learning about different cultures, trying various foods and making crafts that reflected the country they were visiting.

Year 6 Residential - May 2016

Our Year 6 children headed off on their week long residential to Morfa Bay near Tenby.  They all had a fantastic week trying new challenges and overcoming fears.  This year the children participated in body boarding, high ropes, zip wire, mud assault course, mountain biking, to name but a few.  The children returned exhausted but having achieved so much.

Cross Country Catholic Schools Competition  - May 2016

Our KS2 children took part in the Catholic Schools Cross Country competition on a very windy afternoon.  The children did really well and managed to finish as runners-up.  Well done to everyone who participated - you ran your hearts out!

Year 5 Netball Tournament  - May 2016

Our netball team played amazingly well and were runners up at the Festival.  All players loved the whole experience and showed great team spirit throughout the tournament.

Football Match vs Manorbrook  - May 2016

We played a football match again local primary school, Manorbrook.  It was a very close and competitive match.  Christ the King were in the lead, 1-0 at half term.  Mr Rees had a good team talk at half time and encouraged the team to keep pushing forward.  This resulted in a second goal for Christ the King and we finished the match 2-0 winners.  Great determination and teamwork was shown by all at Christ the King.  

Yr4 Pilgrimage to Downside Abbey - May 2016

Our Year 4 children had a wonderful day exploring Downside Abbey, near Bath.  They were joined by Year 4 children from all South Gloucestershire Catholic Schoos.  The children explored the Abbey, including the Crypt and joined the Monks for their Midday Prayers.  Father Dom Boniface met with the children and provided a question and answer question for the children and they also toured the Abbey.  The children had a wonderful day and learnt alot.

The Big Pedal - April 2016

Monday 18th April saw us start the 'Big Pedal' challenge for the 3rd consecutive year.  This encourages all our pupils to either scoot or bike to school.  We record all our results and compete against other schools.  We have always done really well with this and finished in the top 4 for all previous years.  Fingers crossed we can continue our success!

World Book Day - March 2016

All staff and children came to school dressed as their favourite book character ... and what a fantastic sight it was!  We had everything from Harry Potter, to Superman, to Mary Poppins and Cinderella.  We even had a few Where's Wally's!  The children spent time in various classrooms listening to stories read by our staff and talking about their favourite books and stories.  A wonderful day all focused around the theme of books.

Mothers Day Lunch - March 2016

To celebrate Mothering Sunday and say thank you to our mums for all they do, we invited them to join our children for lunch.  It was wonderful to see the hall so full of Mums enjoying a lovely roast beef lunch with their child.

Exploring Space - February 2016

At the start of term 4 our KS1 children launched into space with the 'Explorer Dome' which visited us for a morning.  They spent the morning exploring the stars and planets.  The Explorer Dome staff were extremely impressed with the questions our children had on space, especially the subjects of black holes, dwarf planets and the sun.    Venus class also designed, created and launched rockets into space.  All fantastic, fun scientific work.

Internet Safety Day - February 2016

We marked Safter Internet Day with a variety of activities to remind the children how to stay safe on-line both at school and at home.  Our local Community Police Team visited and did a whole school assembly to remind the children about the consequences of incorrect use of technology outside of school.  We also ran a parent workshop which was led by our Local Authority e-Safety Advisor so that parents could learn how to protect their children at home.

Multi Culture Day - January 2016

We celebrated the wide variety of cultures that our school has.  The children spent time tasting food from different countries, learning to speak new languages and trying on clothes.  All children enjoyed a wide variety of activities and our Year 6 children even took part in a Skype session with children from a school in the Czech Republic!

Year 2 Scooter Training - January 2016

Our Year 2 children participated in scooter training which was provided by the Road Safety Team at South Gloucestershire Council.  They learnt about road safety, keeping safe on the pavements, how to ensure their scooters were safe to ride and how to ensure they brake and stop safely.

Key Stage 1 Nativity Play - December 2015

Our Key Stage 1 children put on a fantastic performance of 'Census Sums'.  It was a fabulous play and everyone worked so hard to ensure it went smoothly.  From the scenery to the costumes, the singing and acting, dancing and lighting were all amazing.

Foundation Stage Nativity Play - December 2015

Our Foundation Stage Learners lead us in a beautiful nativity; it was fantastic and the children were amazing.  As a school we are so proud of them as they have completed their first full term at school and have all worked so hard.

School Carol Service - December 2015

To kick start our Christmas Festivities and Celebrations our children performed and sang beautifully at our School Carol Service which was held at Christ the King Church.  It was wonderful to see so many of our families in the congregation.  A really wonderful way to celebrate a very special time of year.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - December 2015

All children in Key Stage 2 had a fantastic afternoon at the Colston Hall in Bristol listening to and watching the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.  It was a wonderful afternoon with lots of audience participation and we learnt about the different instruments and listend to some beautiful music around the theme of fairy tales and fantasy music.

Sporting Activities - December 2015

Christ the King are hockey champions again!  Our team took part in a Catholic Schools Cluster tournament and as reigning champions we were keen to retain the trophy!  We made a good start in the 'round robin' against all the schools winning 3 out of our 4 games.  We then progressed into the Semi-Finals winning 8-0, and then it was onto the final ... after a closely fought battle we came away 6-3 winners ensuring the trophy returned to Christ the King for another year.

Sixteen children had the opportunity to participate in an Orienteering event held at a local primary school.  Eight children from Key Stage 1 and eight from Key Stage 2 took part.  The children had the opportunity to learn how to orientate a map, how to use fixed points on a map to locate objects and how to do some basic map reading.

Harvest Celebrations - October 2015

Our children performed in a wonderful Harvest Assembly.  We all enjoyed listening to the songs, poems and prayers led by all our children.  It was our Reception Childrens first opportunity to lead part of an assembly and they were wonderful as it was a busy hall full of family and friends filling the audience.  A huge thank you to everyone who donated clothing, blankets, books and food for the Syrian Refugees and we have donated the food to the Thornbury Food Bank.

To link with our learning about Harvest our Key Stage 2 children enjoyed a fantastic workshop lead by a representative from CAFOD (Catholic Aid for Overseas Development).

Dr Tom Visits Christ the King - October 2015

Dr Tom Robson (a leading Educationalist with a love of learning and science) came to Christ the King to train our School Council Members to be Learning Detectives.  He taught them to recognise good learning in classrooms and how to work together.  Our new learning detectives then visited classrooms to observe the learning skills of children.

Dr Tom then led a parent workshop and staff training.

Sporting Activities - October 2015

Our brilliant tag rugby team took part in a local tournament.  They played 3 games and managed to win 2 of them.  Well done to all our players and a huge thank you to those staff members who gave up their Sunday morning to take and support our children.

Rugby World Cup Day - September 2016

We had a great day celebrating the start of the Rugby World Cup.  It was brilliant to see the school looking very sporty and everyone enjoying playing rugby.  We had a special assembly about hte history of the game and how the world cup started and the countried involved in the competition.  We even watched how the English Women's Rugby squad in 2014 defeated the Canadian team to become the current World Rugby Champions.