Languages at Christ Church

Please enjoy our film which celebrates all of the different languages spoken in our school.

The children involved in the film came up with all of the ideas and created their own questions to ask, then Liam – a film student from the University of the West of England – kindly offered to film and edit to produce our film for us. A lot of the pupils involved didn’t realise that there were other children in the school, perhaps even in their class, that could also speak another language! It was fantastic to see their bravery in front of the camera and their enthusiasm to share their talent of speaking a different language with everyone.

Thank you to Dr Jane Andrews, Liam Richards and Maryam Almohammad for collaborating with us for this exciting project.’

Antarctic Flag Challenge – in Antartica!!!

The flags have now been received by Polar Explorers who are currently researching in Antarctica and the winning flags have been photographed.

Christ Church Hanham is proud to be a part of the Polar Explorer Programme!

The  Polar Explorer Programme is a new £1m government funded project, aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The project will use the UK’s new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, and it’s sub – Boaty McBoatface to bring an exciting new context to the teaching of STEM subjects, placing relevant curriculum topics within the context of both the construction and launch of the ship, and of polar exploration in general.

Find out about the Antartic Flag Challenge

Download: 2017-18 Antarctic Flag challenge

Antarctic Flag Challenge

These are the 5 finalist flags from the whole school. These flags will be taken to Antarctica with explorers and scientists and will be displayed for Antarctic Day 2017 (December 1st).


Antarctic Flag Class Finalists

These are the Class finalists from across the school for the Antarctic flag challenge.

Mad Science

The children enjoyed a visit from a “mad scientist” 9th November 2017.

The children were all very excited when they left the hall and now they all want to be scientists!

Ernie Unwin (year 3) – “My favourite thing was when we manged to get the egg  into the bottle. We had a piece of paper, we set it on fire, then the egg slipped in! It was amazing!”

Lily Hawthorn (year 3) – “I thought the egg experiment was so clever because the bottle had to be warm to get the egg in. Another experiment was with a ping pong ball and a hairdryer. We put the ping pong ball near the hair dryer and when we switched it on the ping pong ball floated and moved around with the hairdryer.”

Harvest Festival

Many thanks to all those who attended our two Harvest Services at Christ Church and to those who donated food.

As always the children performed brilliantly and it was an excellent way to finish our term and to give thanks for all that we have. Many thanks to the Reverend Goodridge for supporting the school at the services and for turning a banana into a penguin!



Many thanks to the South Gloucestershire Bikeability team for working with years 3 and 6 on cycle proficiency.

Next term Dr. Bike will be visiting the school. Dr. Bike can check any child’s bike to ensure they are safe to ride and can make simple repairs to the bike free of charge.