Year 6 Design Yourself in Lego
Year 6 pupils were set the task in Design and Technology to draw a LEGO version of themselves. Following a drawing tutorial and observing real LEGO at home to help them. The pupils have risen to the challenge and produced some fantastic work. This one from Rayna has to be my favourite so far, as it includes the NHS symbol and Rayna has incorporated 3D elements making it look very realistic. Well done Year 6!
Robotics Club are going to London!!!!!
For the last four months a groups of our year 8 pupils have been building a very special robot. On Tuesday 4th February the CCA Robotics team ‘Hephaestus’ took part in their first regional competition at RAF Cosford. Out of 21 teams only 8 made it through to the finals and our team was one of them. The team also won a special ‘Connect Award’ for their innovative robot design and outstanding portfolio which was presented to them on the day.
I would like to say congratulations to all of the pupils in team Hephaestus!! Your amazing team work and dedication is inspiring. The finals will take place at the Copper box arena in London, on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March. We will continue to develop the robot in readiness for the finals!!
Year 7 and 8 Food Technology Projects
Year 7 and 8 have been busy making couscous, pitta pizzas and Dutch apple cake this week.
Y8 Rocket car STEM Workshop 2018
On Friday 8th June a select group of Y8 pupils were chosen to take part in a Ministry of Defence STEM workshop. The workshop focus was to design and build a 'Rocket Car'. Fastest car wins!
STEM SKILLS APPLIED:
Engineering, Technology, Maths, Science
LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPED:
Leadership, Critical Thinking, Perseverance, Practical, Problem solving
Food Technology Spring/Summer 2018
Students have been producing a range of dishes in Food Technology this term including- apple rings, stuffed wraps, potato salads, cheesecakes, fruity kebabs, Greek salads, crumbles, bagel delights and pitta parcels. Pupils challenge themselves by working with a range of ingredients and optional extras to improve the overall taste and presentation.
All winners in lesson receive 5 house points, a gold star and a head teacher award.
Year 8 pupils have been producing board games in their most recent Design and Technology projects. They were set the challenge to design an educational board game that taught players about environmental issues. The board games could have a 3D element to them or be made in a traditional style.
Year 7 pupils have been designing and making fragrance packaging in Design and Technology. They were set the challenge to create a new brand and build the packaging from a net shape of their choice.
Year 6 have been looking at POP ART in Design and Technology and have applied that theme to their very own picture frame designs.
Jennifer Collier Textile Workshop
Textile club pupils attended a workshop at Unit 12 gallery in Stafford. It was hosted by the wonderful Jennifer Collier, a local Textile artist.
In this workshop Jennifer used mixed media and fabrics to produce unique pieces of work from broaches to head pieces. This linked in with our clubs Reuse and Recycle theme.
The pupils produced some fantastic work and thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Once back at school they added the pieces they had made to their Reuse and Recycle outfits.
These outfits will be on display in Stone from Monday 29th January. You can spot them in Katheryn House, British Heart Foundation and AEDdonate.
Year 5 Sock Pigs
Pupils have re used old clean socks to make a fun and cute product. They have mastered numerous skills along the way, such as how to thread a needle, how to sew on a button and also how to complete a basic running stitch.
Year 7 Ugly Dolls Project
Pupils were asked to design and make a unique Ugly Doll that would exude character and charm. Every pupil has made a completely original product. Pupils have mastered many skills during this project, such as, how to thread a needle, how to use a paper pattern, applique, embroidery and how to complete an over/blanket stitch.
Year 8 Pencil Case Project
Pupils have been working on a recycled pencil case design. The pupils have transformed old clothing, pillow cases and scrap fabric into fantastic usable products. Each pencil case has a personalised design on the front and hand pockets on the inside. Pupils have been primarily using the sewing machines but have also used traditional hand stitching skills, such as applique and sewing on buttons.
'Take a Stand' Initiative
On Wednesday 1st December, two Y7 Teams competed in the national finals of the ‘Take A Stand’ initiative. They were up against five other teams from across the country, all of whom were between the age of 14-19, making our pupils’ achievement even more impressive! The Christ Church teams were...
Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2021
Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Shoebox appeal. It was again a fantastic effort and over 112 children will enjoy a special treat this Christmas as a result of your generosity and thoughtfulness. ...
Christmas Jumper Day!
Friday 10th December will be Christmas Jumper Day. This year, we will be fundraising for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Pupils are invited to wear a Christmas jumper instead of their usual school jumper (with normal school uniform underneath) in exchange for a donation. The easiest way to do this is t...
Autumn 2021 Activities List
Please see our exciting range of extra curricular activities available for Autumn 2021: ...