Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh

One Primary school located in the hearts of two stunning Wiltshire villages. Vibrant and diverse with

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Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 28/03/2024

And the winner is....................................
Congratulations beautiful ! You guessed the weight of the Golden egg! Bang on!!!!! 1050g. Well done and enjoy all the Golden egg has to give x x x

28/03/2024

This term Key Stage one have been learning all about Henri Rousseau and his famous painting, Tiger in a tropical storm. Surprise! Here are Kingfishers finished pieces. I promise to get Woodpeckers completed next term. Enjoy! X X X

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 27/03/2024

This afternoon ks1 at our Atworth base had the privilege of being back in St Michael and all Angels church, Atworth.

The children helped decorate the inside of the church and made a fabulous Easter garden that will be on display over the Easter period.

They decorated Easter eggs, made paper chains, explored the church, decorated the altar and asked and answered questions. They did a wonderful job of all that was asked of them.

Thank you to Rev Jane and our lovely members of Open the Book for supporting the pupils and resourcing and planning such a fantastic experience!

If you would like to see the children's handy work you will be pleased to know you can pop along and see the beautiful Easter garden and decorations.
On Easter Sunday there will be an Easter songs of praise service and Easter egg hunt (free of charge) from 10 am. We hope you all have a lovely Easter x

27/03/2024

Churchfields The Village School, presents our very first 2 km, Family Fun Run fundraiser. Held at Atworth Recreation Ground on Saturday 11th May at 2pm.

All money raised will go to Churchfields The village School, Atworth & Monkton Farleigh. We all love a challenge, so, get your trainers on and start training for The Churchfields Fun Run. Everyone is welcome to enter.

CHURCHFIELDS 2km FUN RUN

2:00 pm Saturday May 11th 2024

Atworth Recreation Ground, Bath Road, Atworth, SN12 8JX

Brought to you by Churchfields The Village School; this friendly 2km fun run, consists of 5 laps of the park. Every child who enters will receive a medal (even if they don't manage the full 2km). We hope to encourage every child to sign up and have fun doing physical exercise in the outdoors. Adults are welcome to run with smaller children free of charge.

Not just a fun run, but an exciting family day out. The children can enjoy the play area and a bouncy castle at the Rec. Refreshments will be available in the village hall. The White Hart in Atworth, our friendly local pub is just down the road. Why not pop along after the event for a drink or a tasty meal.

Atworth Business Park have very kindly offered free use of the car park for the afternoon. Please park here and walk to the recreation ground as parking is very limited. Please do not park on the road.

This event will sell out fast, so don't delay in booking your place to take part in this event.

Only £5 per entry. Parents running with a younger child can accompany them free of charge.

You can book your place here.
https://race-nation.co.uk/register/churchfields-the-village-school-pta/churchfields-fun-run

There is a Strict 'NO DOGS' Policy at the Recreation Ground, so please do not bring your dogs, as you will not be able to enter the grounds.

26/03/2024

Just a couple of videos from today's service. What else can we say? Wow! Just wow!!! X X X X Enjoy x x x

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Wow! What a wonderful afternoon of celebration we had today. Thank you to all of you that were able to attend our Easter service held in our beautiful church. You really made this event special and memorable

A massive thank you to all of the parents, grandparents and carers that came and joined in. Yep we do love some audience participation. You sang (and some danced) beautifully, well done! I've never seen so many spring chickens and I couldn't wait to eat some chocolate afterwards!

Thank you to Mrs Reid for her glorious singing! What a star, such a beautiful voice. And of course to her stunning assistants that sang along so superbly with her! The children sang their hearts out as did the audience too.

Nightingales! Wow! So many facts about Easter eggs and their significance. Beautiful clear speaking as well as a beautifully executed poem! All done so whilst grinning from ear to ear. Brilliant!

Falcons, your daffodils were fabulous and the poem was performed brilliantly! Lovely to see and hear you recite this so well, all smiling whilst doing so. Great!

Kestrel class! What stunning ocarina playing. Amazing Grace has never sounded more beautiful than it did today. Wonderful time keeping and performing! Just amazing! You all spoke clearly as well. Fabulous!

Oh and Key Stage 1! We most definitely went for the cute factor and absolutely succeeded! Your singing and dancing was superb, you even got the dad's dancing! Well done sweethearts.

A huge thank you to Rev Jane for leading us in prayer and welcoming us all so wonderfully. You really make our services sparkle! We all loved your shoes!!! Yes we noticed them, stunning! X X X

Enjoy a few snaps from the day some videos will follow soon

Love

Team Churchfields X X X

26/03/2024

Earlier this year FOCs challenged all of the children in our school to raise £20.24 for our school.

The Easter holidays are a perfect time to do this. The children can take part by raising money however they want. There are a few suggestions on the poster but we encourage the children to be creative and come up with their own fundraising ideas.

All children who take part will be presented with a certificate and all money raised will go directly to the school towards activities and resources to enrich the children's learning.

All money raised should be placed in an envelope with 2024 Challenge and the child's name written on the front and handed either to their class teacher or to admin. If you would like to directly transfer the money to the FOCs bank account please get in touch for our details - [email protected].

Thank you so much for your support. We can't wait to see how the children get on 😃

26/03/2024

This week we are celebrating our first ever Epic certificates! Well done Alexis and Maddy - you haven't missed a single week since the beginning of the school year. What an amazing achievement!
A great spread of certificates this week. Nightingales have just broken through the 300 barrier, and Falcons have overtaken Kestrels to head into second place, although both classes could break the 200 barrier next week...
Bronze : Meadow, Jazmyne, Felix
Silver : George P, Freddie S, Olivia S, Otto
Gold : Scarlett, Isla, Ted E, Iris, Anna
Platinum : Hattie D
Emerald : Sam D, Oliver H, Josiah, Quita, George R, Joseph P, Leighton, Oliver CJ, Benjamin, Christina
Diamond : William J, Rufus, Emily J, Alexis M, Henry J
Epic : Alexis G, Maddox

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 25/03/2024

You wouldn't think this was the last week of term! All the pupils are still busy, busy, busy. The learning, joy and creativity just never ends. Here is KS2 demonstrating this beautifully.
This term Key stage 2 have been finding out about mechanisms and have been focusing on how a cam and follower system works. We used this to create automatons with a rainforest theme. After lots of hard work, resilience and a fair amount of debugging we managed to get them working and hope they continue to work at home. Please feel free to continue to tweak and improve them!!- well done Nightingales and Kestrels.
Well, this truly was such a fabulous experience some pupils have continued the learning at home. I think Miss Ottner, Mrs Marsh and Mrs Liddiard will be thrilled with the emails we've been receiving this evening. The learning bug is taking over therefore, more will be added tomorrow! So for now enjoy the attached examples of work, finished products and independence that went into such excellent pieces of work. Well done lovelies X X X

25/03/2024

Easter Competition 🐣 Guess the Weight of the GOLDEN EGG!

Please pop some cash into your child’s purse/wallet and let them have a guess at the Easter Comp, before midday Thursday! Winners announced at end of term for both bases!

50p a guess! Unlimited turns!

25/03/2024

Hi Everyone.

We are still looking for 5 more Marshals to represent our school at the Corsham 10K on April 21st 2024.

A Marshal would stand at a designated space for a 2 hr period, cheering on and directing the runners. In return for this the event will give a very generous donation to our school.

If you would like to be a marshal on the day please get in touch with Emma Bennett. [email protected]
This offer is open to all parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles or family friends who would be willing to support our school.
Thanks so much
Emma

23/03/2024

🥚It’s back!! 🥚Next week only!

Zoe and the Friends of Churchfields have been busy cramming in as much chocolate in the eggs, ready for guess the weight! Both bases have one!🐰see if you can can guess the weight!🩷💜💙

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 22/03/2024

They are still coming in! Even more photos for you all! Just think this is one part of a terrific week!!! We love Science!!!!

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 22/03/2024

More marble run fun! There will be more to come believe me!!! Thanks so much to all that helped! You lovely parents, grandparents Aunties and Uncles support us so brilliantly! X X X

22/03/2024

This week has been absolutely epic. Science week 2024 you have not disappointed! Thank you to all involved. To round off an awesome week both Atworth and Monkton Farleigh participated in a whole school (base) marble run.

The children and parents made a fantastic team and worked collaboratively in order to send a marble on its way! Brilliant vocabulary was used throughout with children talking about gravity, friction and energy!!!! It's amazing what fun and learning you can have with something we automatically think of as play!

Some videos and then photos are going to be available now and more are going to be added later on this evening and over the weekend. Keep an eye on our page or you may miss out!

Thank you Mrs Liddiard for inspiring us and organising such a fab week!

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 21/03/2024

We are just so blessed and privileged at Churchfields. This afternoon both Kingfisher and Woodpecker classes were visited by one of our lovely grandparents. We always love having visitors and as is always our visitor had the loveliest of welcomes by our pupils.

So what were we up to? Well if you come to Gem Learner you will all know that every so often I ask for some participation from the audience! Now this lovely volunteer always participates and joins in and as he is a keen fossil hunter, he was invited in to share his wonderful knowledge and expertise with the children. The children loved every moment, asked billions of questions, held fossils and asked even more questions! Wow!!!! An amazing afternoon and such a wonderful experience!

Thank you Roger!!!! You are amazing! Please come back and see us again! X X X

21/03/2024

Good evening everyone! As you know it is Science week and lots and lots have been going on! Tomorrow is no different so there is a slight change of plan.

Gem learner assembly at Atworth will be starting at 2.30 rather than 2.45. Mrs Genner will be sharing birthdays and certificates (Mathletics, passports and Science) only, before the children and yourselves are invited to take part in a Science challenge! We're all very excited and are hoping lots of you will be able to come. We will need lots and lots of hands!!!! See you all tomorrow X X X

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 20/03/2024

Good evening everyone. Well as I'm sure you are all aware it is Science week at Churchfields!

Yesterday was our Science workshop day and we were all at our Monkton Farleigh base. It was a squash and a squeeze but the weather was on our side and the use of the village hall aided us in our quest to have the best day ever!

In true Churchfields style due to the fantastic organisation going on in the background, the planning by all of the staff and Mrs Liddiard's vision of a Science workshop, the day worked out beautifully! This was also supported amazingly by fantastic volunteers who gave up their day to engage in activities and aid staff manning learning opportunities! Thank you so much.

Some of the activities included, pendulums, sand timers, aging trees and identifying plants, chain reactions using Lego, reaction timers and even Skittles (the sweets) were used, but not eaten for colour diffusion learning and making rainbows.Wow!

The children all participated beautifully, using fantastic observational skills and questioning throughout the experiences they encountered. We couldn't be more proud!

Here are a few photos from the day, more will follow as will some videos. Enjoy!

Love

Team Churchfields x

19/03/2024

Good evening everyone! Here is some information regarding a Science Selfie competition. If you would like to participate please see the attached photograph containing all the information you need to know! Good luck guys! X X X

18/03/2024

Dave definitely adds a wow factor to the day! If it's your birthday you will most definitely be included in one of Dave's shows too! Happy birthday young lady. Here's to the rest of Science week being as entertaining as today and as exciting as this moment! X

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 18/03/2024

Oh my goodness! What a fantastic start to SCIENCE Week 2024! Today the pupils at both bases were thrilled to bits. Dave Hickory visited Churchfields and amazed us with a whole school Science themed show as well as a maths show to each Key Stage. We were blown away by Dave's knowledge as well as his talent for making everything so engaging and fun!

The pupils experienced reactions, cause and effect, static electricity, explosions, fire, made shapes with balloons and discovered that Maths is ABSOLUTELY everywhere! They were all fantastic scientists as well as mathematicians.

A massive thank you to Dave Hickory for once again entertaining us, inspiring us with his science and maths skills as well as doing all of this with a massive smile and genuine enthusiasm. A huge thank you also goes to Mrs Liddiard for organising what has already been a fabulous week!

Here are a few photos from the day, more to come we promise as well as a couple of videos!

Enjoy X X X

18/03/2024

Good afternoon everyone. Just a polite reminder for you all. Please do not park on the yellow zig zag lines directly outside the front of the school or block the entrance way to the carpark. We appreciate drop off and pick up can be a very busy time along Bradford road but it is essential that the entrance is kept free at all times.Thank you for your understanding.

18/03/2024

Another very healthy crop of mathletics certificates and a particular mention to our diamond mathletes. These children have earned at least 25 certificates this year to reach this level and it is fantastic to see how many keen mathletes we have - and they represent every single class in the school, proving that mathletics is good for every age group. Well done everyone!

As an additional note, we do not automatically print every certificate earned in the school as this would result in a lot of paper for all those hard-working mathletes! Once children reach gold level they will receive the first certificate from that and every subsequent level in Gem Learner. Additional certificates can be printed if teachers feel it is appropriate - please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like any particular certificates.

Bronze : Henry B, Jazmyne, Felix
Silver : Scarlett, Isla, Freddie S, Finlay, Harry S, Olivia S, Otto
Gold : Henry H, Bodhi C, Iris, Ted E
Platinum : Isabella S, George R, Ted E, Vinnie, Hattie D, Christina, Jude
Emerald : Oliver H, Josiah, Quita, Joseph, Leighton, Emily J, Henry J
Diamond : William J, Alexis G, Rufus, Maddox, Alexis M, Harry L, Oscar BH, Jasper

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 14/03/2024

Well where do we begin?! What an absolutely exciting day has been had! KS1 has had the most wonderful day exploring Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. They have been able to handle fossils and artefacts, speak to experts on all that is prehistoric as well as listen to stories about Mary Anning and her most famous discovery the Temnodontosaurus.

The children as always were impeccably well behaved and wore their Churchfields uniforms with pride. The staff worked their socks off as did the wonderful ladies that volunteered enabling today to run so smoothly. Without this today would not have been possible. Thank you! Thank you to the FOC's and you fabulous parents for your kind donations towards funding what has been a BRILLIANT day X X X

A special thank you to the lovely organisers and experts that ran out workshops. You do an amazing job and we so appreciated learning with you during these sessions! Thank you X X X

You may notice that not all of the photos include prehistoric creatures and fossils. We were able to access all of the features and displays at the museum. Therefore we made it our business to experience as much of this wonderful museum and gallery as possible!

Here are a few highlights of the day. More photos will follow so please bear with me whilst I check as many as I can. Once all the teachers have sent me their photos I can add them to this page. We hope you enjoy the ones posted so far and that these little glimpses into the day in the life of a Churchfields pupil give you all something to share and talk about at home.

Love Team Churchfields X X X

14/03/2024

Good evening everyone! Just a reminder for you all. Tomorrow is Red Nose Day. Please come in, in something red (if you wish) to show your support. Donations towards this fantastic charity event are most welcome. Thank you X

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 14/03/2024

Bristol! You have been amazing!!! On our way home after what has been a fabulous day X X X More photos to follow!

Photos from Churchfields, The Village School. Based at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh's post 14/03/2024

We are already making new friends on our visit to Bristol today! Don't worry, we're all safe and sound! X

14/03/2024

And we're off! Here's to a great day KS1. We will keep you all posted throughout the day X X X

13/03/2024

Good morning everyone! Just a little reminder regarding the KS1 trip to Bristol tomorrow. Firstly thank you for all of your support in helping to fund the cost of the trip, it is hugely appreciated and we have some very excited children ( and adults) as a result.

Please arrive promptly in the morning leaving plenty of time for staff to meet the coach at the clock tower at 8.45 in Atworth and at 8.30 in Monkton Farleigh. Please keep the surrounding roads at both bases free of as many parked cars as possible in order for the buses to leave the sites safely with minimum disruption for residents as well. Thank you.

Children need to be in school uniform. No spending money is required as we will be too busy learning and exploring the artefacts and participating in workshops.

Children will need a suitable bag that they will carry containing a morning snack PLUS a packed lunch if you have NOT ordered a school picnic lunch. Teachers will give children the picnic lunches they have ordered on arrival at school. All children will need a filled water bottle as well.

We will leave Bristol at 2pm with the aim of arriving back at both bases in time for the end of the school day. Again, please park away from the school, leaving both roads free from lots of extra parked cars. This will enable us to safely deliver the children back to you.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I know you have all already had this information but reminders always help.

Here's to a great day!

Love KS1 X

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Children should receive nothing less than an outstanding education. This allows them to not only thrive during their childhood, but ensures they gain the aspirations, skills and knowledge for them to be the best they can throughout their lives. The school community is therefore focused on developing the whole child through the setting of high standards of learning and behaviour, and providing the experiences and support to enable these to be reached. We are proud that our provision not only focuses on the basic skills of English and mathematics but broadly covers a rich variety of subjects through an experiential curriculum, such as our ‘Forest School’ work. All learning takes place in the context of positive Christian values such as mutual care and respect, encouraging pupils to flourish spiritually as well as academically.

We are a Church of England school within the Diocese of Salisbury. The Christian values of friendship, compassion, hope, forgiveness and justice underpin all we do. Our school is well respected in the community and has 137 pupils on roll (January 2017). We are lucky enough to have two bases at Atworth and Monkton Farleigh which we take advantage of through joint learning programmes and social events. Pupils have the opportunity to visit each other and work together at both bases regularly which they really enjoy.

We are proud of our open-door policy which allows the school to have first class relationships with parents/carers for the benefit of their children’s development and education. We always seek to involve families by finding out their views of the school and offering opportunities such as open days and information sessions.

It is important to us that the school constantly evolves to meet the needs of our children and that they are actively involved in this. For this reason we have a School Council comprising children from each year group who meet regularly to gather the views of all pupils and work with the senior staff to bring about change to make the school a happier and more productive place.

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