Grade 1P Get Creative with Toothpicks and Prestic
What can you do with a few toothpicks, some prestic and a piece of string? As part of an extended Maths and freeplay activity, our Grade 1P pupils put their creativity to the test. Here are their results – well done everyone!
Grade 2 Snakes and Ladders
The Grade 2’s made their own Snakes and Ladders game. In order to assist with Math, and to make the game more challenging, the boards were created using the bonds of 15.
Grade 2 Measurement
After reading a story on non-standard measuring ‘How big is a foot’ by Rolf Myller; the Grade 2’s decided to explored why the metric system is the better way to standardise the measuring system.
Grade 2 – Evaporation Experiments
The Grade 2’s were learning all about evaporation during our ‘water’ theme. They had great fun painting their spelling words in water under the sun, and watching them disappear.
Christ Church Challenge – Week 3 – At a Jog
This week, the Christ Church Challenge was attempted at a jog. The pupils were very enthusiastic, and most gallantly took off at a sprint. It didn’t, however, take them long to realise the error of their ways – that things are not always as easy as they seem – and most pupils quickly slowed to a jog or a brisk walk.
We are looking forward to watching the increase of fitness levels in our pupils during the weeks to come.
Grade 4 – Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
The Grade 4 classes are busy reading ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ as their set work in English. Today, 20 February, they experienced the rush of excitement in a hunt for the Golden Tickets in their very own Wonka Bars. Well done to the 5 winners!
Christ Church Challenge – Outreach
Friday 14 February, we decided to show our love in a different way – by helping a community in need.
Pupils came to school in civvies on the day. They were encouraged to wear something pink, white and/or red. Pupils were also be asked to bring a donation of R5.00 (or more).
The money collected was given to the Society for the Deaf. Please open the link below for more information on the initiative the society has embarked on.
Thank you for your partnership with us and for blessing others.
Grade 6 Lunch Boxes
The Grade 6 pupils had great fun classifying the contents of their lunchboxes into the main food groups during Natural Science.
There were a few surprises when they realised that some of the food groups were missing from boxes. Healthy eating was discussed and great fun was had by all.
Christ Church Challenge
On Friday, 7 February 2020, Christ Church Preparatory started its Christ Church Challenge. This initiative is based on the ‘Mile-a-day’ started in Scotland.
Mile a Day
Written by William McKee
The Daily Mile is a simple but ground-breaking initiative that encourages primary schools to take children outside running for 15 minutes a day. This initiative was started by a head teacher in a school in Scotland. The initiative improves not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general well-being.
At Christ Church we have implemented the run in the form of the Christ Church Challenge. This takes place every Friday morning. The entire Preparatory School walks or jogs a set course and we have noticed an improvement in the attention levels of the pupils as they arrive back in the class ready to learn. It is very important that every child needs to be aware of their health and strive towards a healthy lifestyle.
Grade 5 Electrical Circuits
Grade 6 Iodine Testing
The Grade 6 pupils ran an experiment in Natural Science, using Iodine, to test whether food contains starch.
My First Day in ‘Big School’
Article from the Midrand Reporter:
The Christ Church Preparatory School and College Grade 1 kids started their first day of ‘big’ school on 15 January.
Principal of the school David Bell said, “Christ Church Preparatory School and College had an awesome start to the year. The new Grade 1s, in their oversized school uniforms, had the cute factor as they entered ‘big’ school for the first time.”
“There was a great buzz around the school as old acquaintances were renewed and new friends were made.”
The new learners were guided by their parents and introduced to their new classrooms and teachers. Grade 1 teacher Rietjie Pienaar said, “It’s an extremely exciting day. The Grade 1 classes are always so lovely, and it is the most rewarding class to teach because everything they learn sets them up for the rest of their school career.”
Thank you to Andrei van Wyk from Caxtons for the lovely photographs.