Churchend Primary Academy

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Children in Need 2022

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Year 6 Tiger class assembly - Remembrance Day

Poppy Appeal 2022

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We have been raising money for the Royal British Legion by selling fundraising items and collecting donations for poppies. Children have collected coins for the pennies for poppy appeal, taking part in the Turn Tilehurst Red competition. Year 6 Tiger class led the assembly on Remembrance Day and the whole school took part in 2 minutes silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month.
We will remember them.

The parents and children of our Hindu community led our Diwali assembly, telling us the story of Rama and Sita, how Diwali is celebrated around the world and singing a "Happy Diwali" song. The parents also created some beautiful rangoli pattens for the children to see and very generously gave the gift of diya lamps to every child in the school. Thank you so much for your kindness and sharing a special celebration with us all. Happy Diwali.

Diwali assembly October 2022

October is Black History month and the Academy launched its celebrations with 2 days of African Drumming workshops where every child was able to join in, learning and performing chants, rhythms and songs with Ronald. It was an incredible experience for everyone and the whole Academy came together for a final performance led by Ronald and the year 6 children. The workshops were funded by Reading Borough Council following a successful grant application to provide activities and events for children to enjoy experiences that reflect the diversity of the families at the Academy and the wider community.

African Drumming Workshops

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African Drumming Assembly Performance

Everyone at Churchend came together for a final performance of African drumming where the whole Academy joined in with the songs, chants and rhythms, Ronald had taught the children during his 2 days of fabulous workshops.

The year 6 classes joined Ronald for a wonderful performance to celebrate the start of Black History Month.

You can watch the full assembly on the Academy youtube channel, following these links:

video 1 - Assembly - Tiger class

video 2 - Assembly - Lion class part 1

video 3 - Assembly - Lion class part 2






School Council 2022 - 2023

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National TA Day 16th September 2022

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End of Year Awards 2022

Congratulations to the reception children at Churchend who were winners of the CLiPPA 2022 - a national poetry competition where the children performed "Caterpillar Cake" by Matt Goodfellow.


They travelled to London on Friday 8th July to perform live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank. They met Matt Goodfellow who led a poetry workshop which the children loved! They saw Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, who was illustrating the event live on stage.


The reception team is very proud of the children for their amazing performance and doing such a wonderful job of representing the Academy in London.


Follow this link to see a recording of the performances from the day.

(Churchend children are on stage from 50 mins.)


Follow this link to see official photos of the day:





Reception - poetry performance winners in London 2022

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022

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Year 5 Hawk class assembly - Ancient Greeks

KS2 Choir at Reading Junior Music Festival

Children in Need - November 2021

Year 6 Lion class assembly - Remembrance

Reception Remembrance Day and Trip to the library Term 2 2021

Year 4 Ufton Court Trip - Term 1 2021

Year 5 South African Drumming - Term 1 2021