Pendennis Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5JJ

01454 866516

Christ Church CofE Junior School

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Welcome to the Upper Band

Please follow the links for more information about your child's year group.

Year 5 (Miss Wallbridge, Mr MacDonald and Mr Desmond)

Year 6 (Miss Harrison, Miss Harris and Mr Desmond)

Year 6 Hoodies - please follow this link to find out more. The deadline is 7th October!

Year 6 Camp!

Please follow this link for more information about Year 6 Camp at PGL, which will take place in May 2019.

Latest News

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 Upper Band Newsletter Term 1 2018.pdfDownload
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Our topic in term 1:

Almost eighty years ago, World War II began and changed life in Britain and many other countries around the world. This term, we will be learning all about why World War II happened and how life changed for children who lived during this time. We will be learning all about why children were evacuated, what life was like during the Blitz and comparing our own lives with the lives of children who lived in the 1940s.


We will be imagining what life was like for children during World War II by reading Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden and Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Christophe Gallaz. We will be focusing in particular on creating atmosphere and characterisation using a range of descriptive techniques. To end the unit, the children will be writing their own stories about life as an evacuee.


To start the year, we will be concentrating on number and place value. We will also be covering calculation including mental methods as well as formal written methods such as column addition and long multiplication. If you would like to help your child at home, times tables are a brilliant place to get started. Please see your child’s teacher for more ideas or for information about what is being covered in each class week-by-week.

Religious Education

Our focus this term will be on Christianity and incarnation. We will be exploring the meaning of this concept, relating it to our learning last year about the trinity, and considering the impact it has on how Christians live their lives today.

Personal, Social and Health Education

In PSHE, we will be getting to know each other in our new classes and learning about the importance of communication to help us develop healthy and respectful friendships.

Design and Technology

We will be finding out all about what a balanced diet is and thinking about how to design healthy meals. As part of this, we will be investigating what children were able to eat during rationing in World War II and how this impacted on people’s health, including considering whether our diets were healthier then or now. We will be designing and creating our very own wartime food and evaluating its tastiness!


In computing, we will be covering e-safety and digital literacy. We will be learning about how the internet is a useful tool for communication and collaboration and we will be focusing on the importance of staying safe online, using the internet responsibly and knowing how to protect our personal information.


Indoor PE this term will be gymnastics, where we will be learning how to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. We will also be improving our football skills during outdoor games. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school every day.


In music, we will be practising our singing skills (including some songs popular during World War II), learning how to use our voices with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.


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What's on this term...

20th September- School Photos

26th September - Trip to Life Skills (Year 6)

27th September - Trip to M-Shed (Year 5)

17th October - 5/6AD Class Service

18th/23rd October - Parents Evening

24th October - 6RH Class Service

26th October - Last day of Term 1

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