The Big Bang 2019 - 15/03/19
Year 7 pupils once again joined hundreds of other schools at the yearly STEM extravaganza. Our pupils were treated to demonstrations of experiments to inspire them into a technological future. Pupils climbed inside racing cars, construction vehicles, F1 racers and even rocket cars. Our children learned how technology in medicine and had the chance to control a plethora of robotics. Our pupils presented themselves amazingly with their questions, behaviour and willingness to take part. Thank you to all staff involved in organising another amazing day.
The Big Bang 2018 14 - 15/03/18
Year 7 and Year 8 pupils travelled to Birmingham for Britain's biggest STEM event. Children from all over Britain were treated to interactive displays of the latest technologies, including 3D printers, robotics, coding, sensors, medecine and many more.
Pupils had the opportunits to sit in ambulances, JCB vehicles and aeroplanes. Stages at the event ranged from creating music with code, dangerous creatures to the worlds loudest burp. Christ Church pupils excelled themselves and were arrived back with bags full of free gifts.
The science department has recently had the great pleasure of watching 8 chicks hatch from eggs. As part of the Year 5 life cycles topic we observed as the chicks emerged from their eggs in an incubator and then witnessed them grow into healthy young birds. The three ladies have been safely housed with Mrs Graham’s family and we hope to follow their progress as they develop.
As part of STEM activities within the science department Mrs Miller has recently taken 8 girls from Year 8 to ‘Here come the girls’ at Staffordshire University. The event is dedicated to helping young girls understand the opportunities available to them in science, technology, engineering and maths. The girls had a great day, taking part in programming, technology and engineering projects with local businesses and heard an inspiring talk from a young woman currently taking part in an apprenticeship with JCB.
Year 6 Environment Lesson
Year 6 took an alternative approach to understanding how living things can impact on their environment. During lesson they created ‘wild art’ using materials from the school garden to depict how environments can be changed in both a negative and positive fashion. They were able to describe their ‘art’ beautifully using what proved to be extensive science knowledge. A creative approach that really got the children thinking!
Gold RE Quality Mark Award
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the highest accolade from the Religious Education Council of England and Wales: the Gold RE Quality Mark. The REQM recognises high quality RE, providing learners with authentic experiences and contributing to whole school outcomes. In...
Douglas MacMillan Coffee Morning
Douglas MacMillan Coffee Morning 2018 A fantastic achievement: the whole CCA community came together to raise a staggering £1117 for Macmillan. Particular thanks go to our Year 7 pupils who did an outstanding job manning the stalls and organising the sales. We are very grateful to all those who...
Parents Guide for Dealing with Self-harming Children
In light of the shocking recent statistics regarding self-harming in children, here is a guide for parents. Click here to open the website. ...
ASKIP Warning for Parents
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Parents Guide to Roblox
Many of our pupils use the app Roblox. This is a game with a chat element which may have hidden dangers. ...
Parents Guide to Fortnite
Christ Church Academy Pupils Meet Professor Brian Cox
Year 6 pupils today were asked to attend Stafford College Lego Innovation Studio for two programming sessions during a visit to the college by Professor Brian Cox. All pupils excelled themselves building robots with a forklift arm and completing a variety of space themed challenges. Professor...