Churcher's College Junior School is an IAPS school for boys and girls aged 4 to 11 in Hampshire.
About the school
Churcher’s College Junior School occupies an attractive site in Liphook, some 8 miles from the main college in Petersfield. Whilst geographically separated, the two schools share the same ethos under a common leadership. Within the context of a caring and friendly environment, and through exposure to a broad range of activities and experiences, we aim to develop children’s self-confidence, respect for others and an enjoyment of the educational process.
Father Christmas Crash-Lands at Churcher’s College Junior School & Nursery!
Children at Churcher’s College Junior School & Nursery had been hoping for a visit from Father Christmas this year, and were treated to a big surprise today as it turned out that he and two of his best reindeer, Donner and Blitzen, who had been conducting a trial run, had crash landed in the School’s pond enclosure!
10th December 2020 — Children at Churcher’s College Junior School & Nursery had been hoping for a visit from Father Christmas this year, and were treated to a big surprise today as it turned out that he and two of his best reindeer, Donner and Blitzen, who had been conducting a trial run, had crash landed in the School’s pond enclosure!
Headteacher, Mrs Ffion Robinson, shared an important news flash with the children via video call this morning to their classrooms with an announcement about what had happened.
With huge excitement and great relief that all was well, each class of children were then able to walk outside to the sounds of ‘Ho Ho Ho!’ from Father Christmas in his crash-landed sleigh and see his reindeer. Of course, Santa’s presents had fallen out of his sack, too and had ended up in a surprise grotto (which coincidentally had been set up by the Parents’ Association not long before!).
The children all chatted merrily with Father Christmas from across the fence, learned about the reindeer magic and received a present each. To help him and the reindeer muster up the magic needed to get back to the North Pole, the whole community passed on their best Churcher’s College Junior School & Nursery Christmas festive cheers and good wishes to Father Christmas to send them on their way.
Thank you, Father Christmas, for your surprise visit and good luck and safe travels on Christmas Eve!
Philanthropy Day at Churcher's College Junior School and Nursery
As part of our online learning projects the children have engaged in virtual expedition days and most recently Philanthropy Friday . The highlight of the day was to climb Everest via the children's stairs at home.
28th May 2020 — What a success this day was! A huge congratulations to all the children who managed to give their time for the benefit of others. The children were aiming to climb to the summit, a height of 8, 848m but in fact climbed Everest four times between them, a total stair climb of 32, 226m.
Children were sponsored to each meet their individual target of just under 200 stairs and a target was set of £400 to raise funds to support the children in our partner school UWS Mude. This target was smashed and an incredible £1742 was raised for our friends in Nepal. If you would like to help the link is below.
As if the total raised wasn't enough of a climax to the day, Rebecca Stephens, the first British female to climb Everest, left the children a special recorded message to congratulate them on their achievement. We were beyond excited and the children were delighted to see her on our virtual learning platform.
Hands in Isolation Together – Art Project to thank the NHS
All the children at Churcher’s College Junior School, from Reception to Year 6, and siblings, parents and friends have contributed to this special art project as part of the school’s virtual ‘Expedition Day’ activities. The children were encouraged
24th May 2020 — So far we have combined 240 “Hands in Isolation Together” to produce this striking visual image which both thanks the NHS and represents our community that is together in our hearts although apart. The children were encouraged to join together although isolated at home on their virtual expedition to produce this collaboration.
It is not too late to add your hands and the project can continue to grow. It would be amazing to include the wider community, so if you would still like to add your hands or encourage friends and family to do so please request the template or email your images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Churcher's College Junior School Virtual Expedition Day
After being away from their peers for almost 6 weeks the whole of Churcher's College Junior School set off on a Virtual School Trip on a home learning day with a difference.
11th May 2020 — After being away from their peers for almost 6 weeks the whole of Churcher's College Junior School set off on a Virtual School Trip on a home learning day with a difference.
In Reception the children set off for the farm and were excited to see lots of different farm animals. They learnt about the special names for animal babies. We made sure we didn’t forget the wonder of our own backyard/gardens and the children played ‘What can I find’ bingo.
Years 1 and 2 enjoyed visiting Longleat Safari park and using their field guide to spot the animals they saw en route. During their travels they completed a map of the parts of the world the animals they saw came from and the children went to find out what trees they had in their gardens or on local walks, and some matched them perfectly! Year 2 thought about the way animals change as they grow and how some babies look like their parents whilst others don’t.
Year 3 and 4 also visited Longleat and looked at where animals came from. They were delighted to see some animals ‘live’ all the way in San Diego Zoo, where the orangutans were particularly helpful in showing off to the camera. Year 3 then visited the International Space Station to learn what it is like to be an astronaut. On their own doorstep, these year groups were encouraged to go out and about to do some bird spotting too. Year 4 wrote persuasive letters, totally mastering the art of emotional blackmail!
Year 5 set off to the British Museum armed with a worksheet to investigate the animals they could find in Room 27- the Aztec Gallery. This was then followed by a trip to Mexico to the National Museum to see their prize exhibit the Aztec Calendar Stone. Children were then invited to make their own, considering the symmetry in their design and the symbolism. They then headed off to space to see the surface of Mars and think about places on earth that had similarities to the planets, followed by a short trip to a planetarium and a voyage to the edge of space. Just before lunch they had a quick tour to the Great Wall of China and stopped to take their photos and send postcards home!
Y6 were given their morning briefing, packed their bags and headed off to Washington to the Smithsonian Museum of National History in search of fossils. They were keen to take photos when they found them! They were given a talk by an expert paleobiologist before showing their new found knowledge in a quiz - attaining excellent scores! They then headed back to the South England coast and went hunting for ammonites virtually - sharing the certificates they were awarded with pride. After a short break on a roller coaster they headed off in the style of Howard Carter to explore the tombs of Queen Meresankh III and Pharoah Ramesses VI. The last journey of the day was to wind farms on google earth and their challenge to write persuasive letters to local governments convincing them of the advantages of this form of power. It was delightful to see how Y6 entered into the spirit of their school trip and send in many additional videos of their experiences and their finds along the way! We were also very impressed with the journals that both Y5 and 6 completed of their travels and think we had some future travel journalists amongst them!
Purr-fect persuasive writing skills - 9 year old Francesca's letter goes viral!
Purr-fect persuasive writing skills - 9 year old Churcher's College Junior School pupil writes dad letter asking for a cat which has gone viral with over one million views! Boris the lockdown kitten arrives in 3 weeks! #ChurchersLimitlessPotential
5th May 2020 — On Friday, 9 year old Churcher’s College Junior School pupil, Francesca, wrote her dad a persuasive letter about getting a pet, she has been desperate for a cat for years. She put the letter in an envelope and pretended it had been hand-delivered to her dad. He shared it with his work contacts on LinkedIn and made a deal with her that if it got 20,000 views she could get a cat. He thought this was unlikely, however since Friday it has been shared thousands of times and now has over one million views and is still climbing! Francesca has had thousands of lovely comments, including well known authors and big company CEOs, not to mention several job offers for her persuasive skills. The result? Boris the lockdown kitten is arriving in 3 weeks!
5 year old, Year 1 Churcher’s College Junior School pupil, Bea, ran 100 laps (2.2 miles/3.6km) of her garden at the weekend and raised £175 for Children In Need/Big Night In. Well done Bea! #ChurchersAtHome #TeamChurchers #ThisGirlCan
4th May 2020 — Year 1 Churcher’s College Junior School pupil, Bea, ran 100 laps (2.2 miles/3.6km) of her garden at the weekend and raised £175 for Children In Need/Big Night In. Well done Bea!