Snippets of News

Summer Fair

4 July 2019

On a beautiful day in July we held an enormously successful Summer Fair in the grounds of the school.

We had lots of fabulous prizes for our raffle, many of them donated by supporters of our school and all our usual stalls including delicious hot food, chocolate tombola and sales table. We also had a penalty shoot out, coconut shy and ping pong for everyone to take part in.

Our aim was to have a lovely family afternoon for our children and their parents and we did – it was amazing! In fact, we were all so busy having a great time that we forgot to take some photographs!

Thanks to all of our children, families, supporters and hard working staff we raised a staggering £1255.08. Thank you all very much.

Birmingham Music Service for Education

17 May 2019


The musicians entertaining the school.

Eight wonderful musicians from Birmingham Music Service for Education visited our school to deliver an amazing music assembly.

They presented different instruments from the woodwind family and played some old and new pieces of music. They showed their instruments and explained their history, appearance and sound and pitch.

They played some old and new pieces like Titanium, Disney Fantasia or Teddy Bears’ picnic.

It was a fantastic morning full of history and great sounds.

Thanks for Christmas Donations

16 January 2019

We would like to thank the following companies who supported us in our Christmas Fundraising event. The grand total raised was £1656.66.

  • Apple iPad donated by Midshire Business Solutions
  • £25 Amazon voucher and children’s games donated by Tradewind Recruitment
  • £20 Next Voucher, toiletries and biscuits donated by PK Education
  • Bowling vouchers donated by Acocks Green Bowl and Hollywood Bowl
  • Entry for 4 people donated by Hatton Country World
  • Free entry, hire of equipment & 100 paintballs for 5 people donated by Paintball UK
  • 2 x cinema tickets donated by MAC
  • 2 course meal for 2 donated by Tipu Sultan
  • 1 x Meal Platter, 2 x combo meal with soft drinks and 2 x combo meal donated by Nando’s
  • £20 voucher donated by Pasta Di Piazza, Acocks Green
  • Cut and Blow Dry donated by Go Bananas, Hall Green
  • 2 adults and 2 children T20 ticket donated by Edgbaston Cricket Stadium
  • £25 voucher donated by Adils Restaurant
  • Hotel Chocolat chocolates donated by DRB Schools and Academy’s Ltd
  • Family ticket to see the Snowman donated by Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • Entry for 2 adults and 2 children donated by Stratford Butterfly Farm
  • Two seats at the Blues v Middlesborough game donated by BCFC
  • Family entrance ticket donated by InflataNation
  • Bouquet of flowers donated by Karens Florist

Diwali in Nursery

7 November 2018


Some of the Diwali activities in Nursery.

For Diwali we made Diva lights, Rangoli patterns and chappatis.

During the Diwali assembly we sang a song and said Namaste - a traditional Indian greeting.

Christ Church at the TES Awards in Mayfair

22 June 2018


Senior staff at the TES Awards in London.

On Friday 22nd June 2018, Christ Church CE Primary School attended the annual TES Awards in Mayfair, London.

We were shortlisted along with seven other schools to win the prestigious ‘Primary School of the Year’ award.

Although we were not the eventual winners, it is a huge honour to have been shortlisted for such an accolade.

A huge thanks to all of the Christ Church family for your hard work and dedication, without which our shortlisting would not have happened.

Reception at the Old Rep Theatre

20 January 2017


Reception watching The Colour of Me.

Reception went on a trip to the Old Rep Theatre and watched The Colour of Me and colours interpreted through dance. It was amazing!

Red was angry, Orange was brave, Yellow was happy, Green was peaceful, Blue was excited and Purple was lonely.

The children sat on the stage during the performance and were asked to join in, too.

Year 1 Meet the Birmingham Royal Ballet

12 January 2017


Year 1 keep their balance.

In January 2017 Year 1 were visited by the Birmingham Royal Ballet who were looking for the best ballet dancers for their yearly project.

The children tried to do their best and twelve children were chosen to take part in the next round. They will be competing against other 850 children from across Birmingham to secure themselves a place on a ballet course that will commence in September 2017.

Good Luck!

Wriggle Dance Workshop

10 January 2017


Reception enjoying the dance workshop.

Reception children took part in a special workshop by Wriggle Dance called The Colour of Me.

They talked about how different colours made them feel and they all practised moving in different ways.

Harvest Celebration

7 October 2016


Our harvest collection.

On Friday 7th October we held our annual Harvest Celebration.

We collected food in tins and packets which were donated to our local charities – Sparkhill Food Bank and Birmingham City Misison. This year was the most we have ever collected – thank you everyone!

Each class did a performance relating to harvest. There were songs and a class poem.

We finished with everyone singing ‘We Thank You God’ which helped us all to remember the many things we are thankful for.

Christian Aid Week

15 to 21 May 2016


Christian Aid Week.

This year we have decided to show support to our global neighbours by raising money for the charity, Christian Aid. Christian Aid is an international development charity who works with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries to eradicate poverty. This year’s Christian Aid Week has the theme ‘Love Every Neighbour’. It features Morsheda who, with the help of a grant from Christian Aid, was able to tranform her fortunes in flood-hit Bangladesh.

Christian Aid week seemed like the perfect opportunity for our school to get involved in this worthy cause. Throughout the week, we had bucket collections and all parents, staff and children donated generously. On Friday 20th May, we held a non-uniform day for a donation of £1.

We would like to thank everyone for their support in extending God’s love into our world.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

30 September 2015


Our cake and coffee sale for Macmillan.

On Wednesday 30th September we held our first Macmillan coffee morning. Friends and families from our community came and gave very generously. A large cake made by our school cook was sold to the highest bidder.

It was a wonderful opportunity to find out important school information, and to meet and chat with other parents.

In total, we raised £52.00 for this very worthy cause. Thank you to all who donated.

Our Families, Our Future

10 September 2015


Attending the event at the Muath Trust Centre.

On 10th September 2015, Mrs Westwood, Mrs Hudson, a School governor, some of our mums and friends from our community attended an event at The Muath Trust Centre.

The ladies enjoyed a whole day of listening to guest speakers, sharing their knowledge, and meeting other ladies from within our community. They had the opportunity to have an input into safeguarding our community.

Kate Phillips, our School link with the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, organised the day and was delighted to see so many people attend.

The theme for the day was ‘Helping women in our communities to support, nurture and protect our families’.

Future Journalists?

May 2015


Year 6 girls proudly show off the First News.

After Year 6’s performance at the Swan theatre, they worked hard during their English lessons to create newspaper articles detailing the event. You can read these in our class book in the foyer.

The pupils used their emotions from the experience and collected comments from the parents to use as quotes in their articles. Miss O’Beirne then sent the finished articles off to 'First News' - a newspaper made for schools, which the school receives each week. This week was extra special, as three girls from Year 6 were chosen and their articles were published in the newspaper!

It is a fantastic achievement for these talented writers, who were over the moon after finding out the news.’ Well done girls, you have made us all really proud; you have a great future ahead of you in writing!

Year 6 Make Healthy Soups

January 2015


Year 6 carefully preparing the contents of the soups.

As part of our new health for life mission, Year 6 pupils have been learning how to make healthy recipes.

The students worked together to create two delicious and healthy soups. Pupils chopped a range of vegetables and learnt how to safely boil and blend them to create two tasty soups: sweet potato and red pepper soup and potato and leek soup, which was created from an original WW2 recipe.

Ask Year 6 if you would like to know the recipe for these dishes. Perfect for winter time!

Visit From The Dean of Malawi

18 November 2014


Rev Richard introduces the Dean of Malawi.

On the 18th November we had a very special visitor – the Dean of Malawi!

During the morning he answered questions in assembly and visited classes talking about what life is like in his country.

Reading Inspire Workshop with Parents

9 October 2014


Reading for pleasure with our parents.

Year 1 children all had lots of fun reading books with our mums and dads. We showed our parents how to read stories on Bugclub and we did lots of different activities to celebrate our love of books and reading for pleasure.

Dads and Mums were amazed with our reading skills, and we all enjoyed reading together for pleasure.

School Council Picnic

14 July 2014


School Councils enjoying time together.

On Monday 14th July, Christ Church School Council welcomed the school councils from Nelson Mandela and Clifton Primary School for a picnic on our school field.

The aim of the picnic was to find out which school had collected the most items for Sparkhill Foodbank, a local charity.

Between the three schools we managed to raise a whopping 750kgs of food which will keep the Foodbank going until October! Clifton school collected the most but it was really close between the three schools! Congratulations to Clifton!

We really enjoyed getting to know both of the school councils and we look forward to working with them again in the new term.

Bishop Blesses School Window

5 November 2011


Showing off the new stained glass window at Christ Church School.

Pupils at an inner city school have designed a new stained glass window for their own school.

The new window was unveiled at the Christ Church, Church of England School, and was blessed by the Bishop of Aston earlier this week, the Rt Revd Andrew Waston.

It was designed by parents pupils and staff at the school, who provided drawings and designs for the school in Claremont Road.

A spokeswoman for the Church of England said: "As well as the blessing of the wonderful new window, there was also tea and refreshments for members of the local community. There was also a special exhibition of every window design that was submitted. And there was a performance form the choir at St Albans Academy."

Christ Church itself was demolished after it suffered sever damage in the 2005 tornado which ripped through Birmingham. It has not yet been rebuilt.

Courtesy of The Birmingham Mail