On a cold, windy November day, a courageous and talented group of year 5 and 6 children took to the fields of Wanstead Rugby Club to play tag-rugby against other schools from Redbridge. Even though we did not progress out of the group stages, the children played impeccably well, often outscoring the other teams, yet we were undone by indecisiveness and a few decisions not going our way. Morale was high throughout the competition; the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and behaved themselves in a manner befitting of Churchfields. In my eyes, they were the true champions that day. Mr Daren.
Yesterday was a moving occasion to commemorate the Armistice day and remember the 510 people from the Woodford area who gave their lives in World war 1, along with others who have lost their lives in subsequent conflicts.
On Thursday 22nd October, Year 6 celebrated VE day as an end to their topic on WW2. They travelled back in time: listening to Churchill’s famous speech; eating 1940’s war time food and playing 1940’s games. They even danced to Glen Miller’s famous song "In the Mood." It was a fantastic day and a brilliant end to the first half term.
The team are sitting pretty at the top of the table after notching up another impressive victory against local rivals Nightingale. Playing on a greasy surface the team were able to capitalise on their opponents errors and close down well in defence. Churchfields looked a class act within their attacking unit, passing with accuracy and precision and delivering some fine crosses resulting in good finishes. An all round good team performance.
Churchfields 7-1 Nightingale.
Ever wondered about the history of pantomimes or how one is staged. Well we were lucky enough to find out when we all saw the Pantomime Roadshow from the Kenneth More Theatre. In this special performance of Aladdin we got to see backstage and you may even recognise the principal boy and the pantomime dame in the photograph . We discovered that Pantomime is a type of musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is sperformed generally during the Christmas and New Year season.
Thanks to your magnificent contribution we were able to make a record contribution to Caritas Anchor House Centre for the homeless this year.
They are a charity that collects food and toiletries for single homeless people in desperate need of help. They are based in the East End, the charity provides food and shelter for the homeless and food boxes for those being given sheltered accommodation.
This morning Mrs Emeny will be talking to the children about keeping safe around fireworks.
As we begin to prepare for Diwali and Bonfire night it is very important that we remind the children of the Firework Code.
Embedded below are the slides from the assembly
Congratulations to the Year 6 football team who have got off to a flying start by winning both their opening games. An away encounter at Oakdale saw the squad rarely troubled resulting in a healthy score line of 8-0.
Two days later the boys took to playing on home soil, where we were to entertain St Antonys’. The team played with style and fluidity, producing some nice touches and finishes, coming out victorious with an impressive 10-3 win.
On a bright autumnal day the Year 3 children had a great time bulb planting at Elmhurst Gardens as part of learning about life cycles. The children saw the last of the autumn crocuses under the purple beech tree fading. Many birds including blackbirds and wood pigeons were in the trees and shrubs. A big thank you to the Friends of Elmhurst Gardens for organising this event.
Our Year 6 pupils learning to cycle safely and confidently. We have 3 weeks of national cycle training at Churchfields. Cycling is a fun and healthy way for children to get about and it also gives them more freedom and independence.