Today we held a minute's silence at 11am to remember and honour all those who have been affected by conflict. We also created a special poppy memorial; each child in the school created a paper poppy as part of this display.

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them."

Robert Laurence Binyon

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Year 6 Colomendy Trip

In the last week of September, 25 of our Year 6 pupils had a residential trip to Kingswood Colomendy for a week of adventure and challenge! They took part in a number of activities, including abseiling, climbing, archery, orienteering, fencing, bushcraft, buggy building and the 3G swing. The children worked really well together as a team, encouraging and supporting each other, and each individual pushed him or herself beyond their comfort zone and really rose to the challenges they were set. We are so proud of them all!

Egyptian Projects

This term our Year 6 classes, Hawthorn and Hazel, have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Over the half term week we asked the children to create a piece of work about any aspect of the topic that they wished, presented in a way of their choosing. The quality of the work produced was excellent and the creativity and imagination shown were inspiring! Below you can see pictures of just a few of these wonderful projects.


Year 6 Assembly

Well done to Hawthorn and Hazel classes for a wonderful assembly this morning! The children shared a book we have been enjoying in class: There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, by Louis Sacher. They presented a series of freeze frames to illustrate excerpts from the book, and explored the idea of whether a person can really change their character. Congratulations to all the Year 6 children for reading, speaking and acting so well, and for challenging us to think about this important question. Thank you also to the parents and carers of these children for coming along - it was lovely to see so many of you in attendance!


Founder's Service at Christ Church

Church Drive Primary School was delighted to be represented at yesterday's Founder's Service at Christ Church Port Sunlight, with a member of staff from the school laying a wreath at the Founder's Tomb. Held on the nearest Sunday to 19th September, which was Lord Lever's birthday, the service is a chance to remember all that he did to create Port Sunlight Village as a place to live, learn, relax and worship. It also allows us to reflect on his example of a man who lived according to his beliefs, caring for his fellow man and doing what he could to provide for them.


School Nurse Drop In Sessions

Our school nurse has asked us to let you know that there will be a series of drop in sessions if you would like to ask for any healthcare advice for your child during the summer holidays. These sessions are available for anyone who has or cares for children aged between 5 and 19 years old.

These sessions will take place at Bridle Clinic, Treetops, Bridle Road, Bromborough CH62 6EE, from 2.45-4pm on Wednesdays throughout the summer break: 26th July and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August.

Science Success

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Recently everyone in the school took part in a Science Day, where each class chose a scientific question they would like to investigate, planned and carried out a suitable experiment, and then analysed the results. The children then created posters to explain what they had done and to present their findings. Mr Lacey and Miss Duncan then had the difficult task of judging the posters from each class to choose a winner from Key Stage 1 and from Key Stage 2. After much deliberation, they decided on 1C and Year 6: 1C wanted to find out which materials would be the best choice for making a boat for teddy to go sailing in, while Year 6, inspired by YouTube clips of fizzy drinks shooting out fountains of froth when Mentos were added, experimented to see which drinks would produce the most froth!

A team from each of these two classes represented our school at the Big Science Event at St Andrew's CE Primary today, giving a presentation to a group of judges from Inspiring Science and answering some challenging questions from them, too. The judges were very impressed by the structure and scientific rigour of each investigation, the clarity and eloquence of the presentations and the thoughtful and confident answers to their questions. Our team from 1C received some very favourable comments in the Key Stage 1 section, and in the Key Stage 2 section our team from Year 6 were declared the winners!

Many congratulations to all the pupils involved for representing us so well at this event, we're very proud of you all.


Chess Champions

Many congratulations to our talented chess players who today represented the school at the Chess in Schools and Communities Tournament at St George's Hall in Liverpool. Chess club this year had prepared them well, with lots of opportunities to learn tactical play, practise attack and defence, and just enjoy playing challenging games against each other! We'd like to say a big thank you to Mr Carr for running this club, and for arranging entry to today's tournament. Our children did extremely well, with our Under-10s team winning bronze and our Under-8s team winning gold - we're very proud of you all!


Race 4 Life

Next Wednesday, 14th June, we will be holding a 'Race 4 Life' in aid of Cancer Research. Throughout the day each class in turn will go over to the village field to run together. Everyone who participates will receive a medal!

On the day, children should come to school in sportswear (t-shirt and shorts or tracksuit and trainers or pumps). Each child should also have a water bottle with them and, if the sun is out, please ensure that your child has a sun hat and is wearing sunscreen.

We are asking for a voluntary donation of £1 per child which can be sent in on the day. We also have a Just Giving Page and online donations can be made via this page.

Many thanks for your support towards this worthy cause.

Head Boy and Head Girl

We are excited to announce that from next year we will have a Head Boy and Head Girl and Deputies, chosen from our Year 6 pupils. Last week our current Year 5 pupils were given the opportunity to apply for these positions; they had to put together an application, including a manifesto, setting out the qualities they felt they could bring to the role and ideas they had for improvements to school life. The Year 5 children and all the staff each then voted for one boy and one girl, and those pupils with the most votes were elected.

Our first Head Boy will be Jake and our Head Girl will be Aimee, and their Deputies will be Brandon and Faye. They will take up their positions in September when they go into Year 6. Many congratulations to you four children - we know you will do an excellent job and be great representatives of our school!