Headteacher Blog

Posted 25/01/22

PHA Meeting Tomorrow 7:00 pm

Good afternoon everyone, our PHA are holding a meeting at school tomorrow (26th January 2022) at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome.

As well as for fundraising, our PHA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal and having some fun along the way.

All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available.

We would really love to grow our PHA, as without your support, we cannot provide the children with the amazing experiences that we have been able to do so far.

With COVID-19 we have lost many of our existing members and we are really looking to inject some new ideas and energy into the team.

We are looking for Class Representatives.

Class Representatives undertake a very important role. There are usually two representatives per class who provide a link between individual classes and parents and the PHA committee.

The support from Class Representatives is vital when it comes to organising our main events from selling tickets to organising activities and stalls. We really could not manage without them.

We have a small list of volunteers who commit some of their time to helping at for an allotted time at specific events. Every little helps, so just half an hour assisting at an event would be invaluable.

If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer to be a Class Representative. Or you can simply support the PHA and give us your ideas for fundraising events. This is also the time to ask questions or voice your opinion.

You can help by letting us know if you have any contacts or skills we could use, everything is potentially valuable to us.

To find out more please visit the PHA area of our school website:

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/page/parent-helpers-association/49710

We would really love to see you at the meeting tomorrow and support us in our endeavour to create more exciting opportunities for our children in school.

Hopefully see you tomorrow!

Have a lovely evening.

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Posted 21/01/22

Good afternoon,

This week has been another exciting week in school, particularly for Year 1 children who are continuing their Forest School experiences. It has been so wonderful to see the children out in our garden area enjoying learning in this environment. I know from speaking to the children they have all been really enjoying this opportunity.

Walking around school and seeing all the children engaged in their learning each day is really wonderful to see and makes everyone feel so proud of them all.

Our school value of perseverance has been a real focus of our return to school this term. We have been exploring how life can be like a challenging journey and how 'keeping on going' is important in all aspects of our lives, particularly in learning. Please take time to also talk about the value of perseverance at home.

“I can do all things through Him who strengths me”. Philippians 4.13

Please click the link below to see our newsletter this week:

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/serve_file/4699606

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.

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Posted 14/01/22

Good evening everyone,

A huge well done to all the children for another great week in school. It really has been so lovely seeing them all around school smiling and having great learning experiences.

I am including a link to our newsletter which I ask everyone to have a look over the weekend at as it gives details of an extra Bank Holiday in June for the Queen's Jubilee and next years holiday dates.

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/serve_file/4568679

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

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Posted 7/01/22

Good afternoon,

As we finish the end of another week, I’d just like to say how wonderful it has been to see all the children back with such great attitudes and big smiles. This has ensured a great start to 2022 in school.

I’d also like to mention how fantastic the Year 5 and Year 6 children in our athletics team were today. The children went to an athletics event in Burscough and were able to compete against other schools. They competed really well in all the events showing amazing attitudes, winning lots of races and finishing 4th overall. We were very proud of them all. Our school value this term is perseverance and in all the events the children certainly showed this.

I have also attached our newsletter today as well which has some important information on about Covid-19 isolation periods. Please take some time to click on the link below and have a look at this over the weekend.

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/serve_file/4437564

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend. I look forward to seeing all the children on Monday morning.

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Posted 4/01/22

Good afternoon

I’d like to wish you a very ‘Happy New Year’ on behalf of everyone at Aughton Christ Church C of E Primary School. I hope it is a healthy and happy 2022 for everyone.

We are all looking forward to seeing the children back tomorrow at the normal time. School doors will open as usual at 8:45 am. Whilst we are reopening as usual, I have decided to put in place one aspect of our Covid-19 management plan as we return; Section 3 paragraph 2 points i and ii.

This part of the plan states that:
i. We may revert back to whole class groups staying in one bubble. Whilst each class will consist of the same children, staff can move between classes to support them in different ways.

ii. Each year group will operate within a specific learning zone. Break times will also see classes remaining together in an allocated play zone. Children will not cross into other classes as zones will continue be clearly marked to play in.

This means that children will be staying in class bubbles whilst we review our return to school. This will not impact any other aspect of school this week.

In order to support our school community and ensure school can continue to operate at full capacity, I would also like to ask all children to take a lateral flow Covid-19 test in line with Government guidance when possible before returning to school and ensure they are negative and not displaying any symptoms of Covid-19. All staff are also testing upon return to school.

Children should also bring their P.E kits into school tomorrow for P.E as normal.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing all the children tomorrow.

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Posted 17/12/21

Good afternoon,

As we finish school for Christmas, I’d like to say thank you to all of the children for their amazing attitudes and work this term. They are truly an inspirational and wonderful group of children who I feel very privileged to work with every day. School is always full of joy and excitement because of who they are! I said in Church this week that the biggest gift I will receive this year is seeing the children perform their nativities so it has certainly been the best start to Christmas!

I’d also like to thank all of the staff in school for ensuring that once again our children have had the very best experiences in coming to school, even in challenging times.

Finally, I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to all the parents and families for their continued support in all aspects of school life this term, words of encouragement and kindness. I’d also like to thank you for the lovely Christmas wishes and gifts I have received this week. I feel incredibly blessed to be part of such a wonderful, caring community.

I’d like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Wednesday 5th January.

Please click on the link to read our final newsletter.

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/serve_file/4293337

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Posted 17/12/21

Good morning everyone,

As we begin our final day of term, I'd like to say how proud we all were of our amazing Year 3 children who performed a festive ukulele concert this week.

They have worked incredibly hard all term in their ukulele and music lessons and as always showed great attitude and enthusiasm in a wonderful concert. Our class full of elves sang and played superbly, helped by some children from Year 4!

We were also delighted to be able to invite their families into school to join us for a live performance as once again our wonderful children filled the school with Christmas joy.

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Posted 16/12/21

As we continue our countdown to Christmas, everyone in school enjoyed a wonderful visit from two special reindeer today.

Pepper and Willow made themselves at home in the school garden and each class had the opportunity to go and meet them and found out all about them.

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Posted 16/12/21

The Christmas excitement continues to build in school this week.

Yesterday saw our school Santa Dash as children ran class distances around the track to Christmas music. Altogether our children ran 78 miles around our path!

Once again all of the children did so well and showed what fantastic runners they are.

All funds raised will go to support our sponsor children attend Koch Goma Primary School in Uganda and we will update you on our final amount on Friday. If you have any funds to still send into school for this event, please send them in with your child tomorrow.

A massive thank you to everyone for supporting this event.

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Posted 15/12/21

Good afternoon,

As we move into the middle of our final week I’d like to say how magnificent Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were in our special church service on Monday evening.

It was once again an emotional and special moment as we welcomed families of our Key Stage 2 children to join us in church to watch the children lead our service. This certainly created the best start to our final week of term as our Year 6 children superbly led the retelling of the very first Christmas.

The children presented ‘Stable Story’ and retold the birth of Jesus through fantastic singing and acting. I would like to thank all of the wonderful children for bringing us so much joy and the staff who worked with them to create this special Christmas moment for us all.

Finally, thank you to all of the families who attended on the night and supported school in every way possible to allow us to put this event on.

Have a lovely evening.

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Posted 10/11/21

Good afternoon,

As we finish another week in school I would like to say how well all the children across school have been doing in preparing for Christmas and end of term activities.

We have seen many exciting events in school this week as Year 5 had a role play day to imagine what it was like to live in the Victorian era and Year 6 children attended school ready to be evacuated in their role play day to learn about World War 2. Both classes were exceptional at taking part in these fantastic activities.

It was also lovely to see everyone coming into school today in their Christmas jumpers as we raised funds for Save the Children. We will update you on our final amount raised next week. Thank you for all your support.

This morning saw one of our highlights of the week as our wonderful Reception children led their very first Nativity. They sang amazing songs and acted and spoke with such confidence for their first ever performance as they told the story of the very first Christmas.

It is hard to believe they have only been in school for 14 weeks. Everyone in school is so proud of them and feel privileged to be a part of their amazing story.

It was certainly a magical and emotional moment and one that we were delighted to share with the families who could attend.

Please click on the link to see this week's newsletter and keep updated with school events leading up to Christmas.

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/serve_file/4134662

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

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Posted 07/21/21

KS1 Nativitiy

This week has seen the start of our school nativities.

We are so proud of all of our Year 1 and Year 2 children who performed their nativity yesterday and today.

A huge thank you to all of the children and staff in Year 1 and 2 who made this very special start to Christmas possible. The children were truly amazing and sang songs with such joy and enthusiasm to bring the spirit of Christmas to us all.

I was also delighted that we could welcome families from Year 1 and Year 2 into school to join us for this special and emotional start to Christmas as we watched the children tell the story of that very first Christmas.

I'd like to thank all of our families for their support in making this happen.

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Posted 03/12/21

Good evening everyone,

I hope you are all well.

School continues to be very exciting and busy as we build up to Christmas. The children have all been amazing at preparing their different nativities which we hope we can share with you all in the last two weeks of term.

Please take time to click on the link below and have a look at our newsletter to keep up to date with school events.

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/serve_file/4062161

Have a lovely weekend.

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Posted 26/11/21

Good evening,

Today saw more outstanding sporting success following our running event yesterday as children from Year 5 competed in Boccia & Curling against other schools from the district.

The children represented our school superbly with fantastic attitudes and ability coming away with a gold medal. We are once again so proud of our amazing children in sport.

After running Governor elections, I am also delighted to announce that Kerrie Norman has been elected to a position of Parent Governor on the Governing Body for 4 years. It is wonderful to have such fantastic support parental support for school.

As we finish another action-packed week in school, I would like to take to take this opportunity to update everyone on forthcoming events.

Please click below to read our newsletter and get key updates about our planed nativities for every year group, Covid-19 and many other important aspects of school life.

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/serve_file/3924700

We have also sent out PHA invites today for a meeting after school on Tuesday and welcome anyone who wishes to attend. I’d also like to draw your attention to our Aid to All project for Southport Soup kitchen being run by one of our parents. This is a wonderful cause and you can read more about it on page 4 of the newsletter.

I’d like to wish everyone a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing all the children again on Monday morning.


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Posted 25/11/21

Good evening everyone,

Today saw another fantastic whole school event as all the children in school had the opportunity to race around our track and get a personal best time for their class distance.

Children in Reception and Year 1 ran 450m, children in Year 2 and Year 3 ran 675m, children in Year 4 ran 900m and children in Year 5 and Year 6 ran 1.125 km.

There was a real event atmosphere as Epic Events brought banners, start/finish arches, a tracking and timing system and a great sound system to encourage all the children and play some songs to run to.

Every child who ran today showed amazing, positive attitudes and a real determination to complete the course in their best time. We were so proud of them all!

Over the coming week, teachers will share times with the children. The children have been set a challenge by our sports council to see if they can beat their time in the spring term. Every day the children have an opportunity to improve their time during our afternoon active run on the path.

Leading up to Christmas we will also hold some special running events such as a virtual run across Antartica and a Santa Dash to help the children do this.

I'd like to once again say a huge thank you to Epic Events who are supporting our running events in school and help create great experiences for our children.

Finally, a big thank you and well done to all the children for showing amazing attitudes towards school life once again.

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Posted 19/11/21

We have once again had a wonderful week in school.

All week the children have been taking part in different activities to raise awareness of the importance of being kind to each other.

The teachers have been working with the children to reinforce the message that bullying is unacceptable and what our children can do if they feel that they are being bullied.

We started the week with ‘Odd Socks Day’ on Monday and there were some fantastic combinations of odd socks! It really helped to reiterate the important message that we are all unique and that is a great thing.

The children also considered what kind words that they could use with each other to foster feelings of positivity. Together we have created a wall of kind words in the hall. To build on this, our WOW Group led an amazing worship all about One Kind Word which discussed the importance of speaking kindly to each other.

We also had a great day today supporting Children in Need by coming into school wearing fun sports wear. The children really enjoyed their work outs with Jo Wicks! Mrs Chapple led worship where the children learnt about the amazing work that Alder Hey do to support children who need medical care.

Thank you very much for your generous donations – we really appreciate it and our community has made a difference today to the many children and families who need support. The children in our school are always very keen to help other people whenever they can which is lovely to see.

Please find a link to our newsletter below.

https://www.aughtonchristchurch.lancs.sch.uk/serve_file/3795570

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,

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Posted 15/11/21

The children have all started thinking about anti-bullying week today. In worship and in their classes, we discussed the importance of using kind words.

It was also great to see everyone coming into school in their odd socks as we celebrated the uniqueness and individuality of us all. We will continue to explore this theme as the week goes on through a series of events and we will all reflect on the importance of being kind to each other.

Tomorrow the WOW group will lead our worship on this theme.

I encourage all of our families to discuss this really important topic at home this week.

Have a lovely evening.

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Posted 12/11/21

Today, Year 4 led us in a wonderful worship this morning. The theme built on our value of trust and the children highlighted how we have all been trusted to look after God’s world that was created for us all. The children discussed COP 26 and climate change. They told the school that over the coming term everyone across school will come together and create a huge globe as a piece of art work to hang in our hall. They discussed how we will create class pledges saying how we can take better care of the world and look forward with hope to create a bright future.

The children also reminded us through worship:

‘I know the plans I have for you. I will give you hope for the years to come.” Jeremiah 29.11

Working with such wonderful children every day, I am certainly always filled with hope and excitement about a bright future and look forward to seeing the initiative they lead on for us.

Finally, as we head into the weekend, I’d ask everyone to find time to look at our newsletter and notices.

Next week is antibullying week and we will explore this with the children starting on Monday with Odd Socks Day.

I also ask that parents read our healthy snack leaflet, as we have been finding some unhealthy snacks in school. As a school we encourage and discuss with the children the importance of eating a healthy diet. I really appreciate your support with this important aspect of school life.

Have a lovely weekend,

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