Churchill CofE Primary School

Churchill CofE Primary School

Term 1

Phonics Screening Check

The Year 1 phonics screening check has been postponed from June 2020 and will now take place after half term during term 2. Please have a read of the guide for parents and encourage your child to practise their phonics by using the flashcard resources.



Greater than and Less Than

First 500 Reading Points Achieved


On Monday 12th October, Year 2 achieved their first 500 points for reading regularly at home. (528 points in total)


On Friday 23rd October, the children may bring in a toy from home to play with during the afternoon. NO electronic toys / games consoles please!


Great reading everyone!

1666 Houses


We used our knowledge of the Great Fire of London to design and make our own houses. Lots of different skills were used in the making process. We drew carefully, measured accurately and cut out neatly. We are so proud of our work and think all the houses look very realistic. 


House Building In Progress

The Great Fire of London

Below are two links that may be of interest. One is a way to download Minecraft maps linked to the fire of London and the other is a game which the children have experienced as a class, but may want to work through by themselves at home as well.

We have made the most of the outdoors and practised our ball skills in PE. We have created our own warm ups........

.....and developed our technique of rolling a ball and aiming accurately to hit a target.

We have been responding to the work of Pablo Picasso and cubism.

We have been learning to sort, tally and make pictograms and bar charts.

Recognising, reading, counting and matching numbers to 100

Doing a great job of saving Miss Pike's house from being burned down in the Great Fire of London using 'leather buckets' and water from the 'River Thames'.

Whole Class Reading


We have just spent 2 weeks using the book 'Toby and the Great Fire of London' by Margaret Nash and Jane Cope as our Whole Class Reading text. The children have discovered how to read ahead to see whether speech needs to be shouted or whispered and also how words should be read if they're written in capitals.


If you would like, please repeat this activity using a YouTube clip of the story. (link below) Stop the video after each sentence and see if your child can read/repeat the text with fluency and expression. They might be even better than the lady in the clip!