Meet Our School Ethos Group.


       We are very pleased to introduce our School Ethos Group 2018/19. They have lots of ideas on how to make Christ Church even better!


Ethos News

Spring Term 2019


All Age Family Service at Christ Church Pennington

On Sunday 3rd February, we took part in the 'All Age Family Service' at Church. We had been working hard with Wiremu the school chaplain and the Pais team for a number of weeks prior to the service, to prepare something that would share our message that "GOD IS LOVE.' This was a new challenge for us and some of us were extremely nervous facing a very different audience to our usual school one, but everyone really enjoyed themselves and can't wait to be part of the next one.



Our 150th Anniversary Service at Christ Church Pennington- Friday 11th January 2019

During our 150th Anniversary service in church, we dressed up in period costume and read prayers which we had prepared in our Ethos meeting with Mrs Malley and Mrs Monaghan, who are both former Christ Church pupils.   



Autumn Term 2018  


Our Christmas Worship: The Modern Day Nativity- Thursday 20th December 2018



Christmas Stocking Competition 2018

This year we decided to organise a Christmas stocking competition with a difference.  As a group we decided that most christmas stockings are decorated with things that don't really represent the true meaning of Christmas, so our competition was to design one which did. Everybody got a chance of making a stocking and Mr Southern picked a winner from each class. They were all amazing and it was an extremely tough decision. Well done to everyone who participated. 

Congratulations to this years winners:

Reception- Alice Gregson

Year 1- Annie McGuinness-Pygott

Year 2- Ollie Gornall

Year 3- Jacey Latham

Year 4- Freya Holroyd

Year 5- Mia Walker

Year 6- Ruby Hampton 



Selling Hospice Teddies

During the weeks leading up to Christmas we also sold magnetic Christmas characters in school to raise money for Wigan and Leigh hospice.  They were extremely popular this year and sold out within the week! In total we raised a massive £280.00. Thank you to everyone who bought one.


Making Christmas Decorations



Creating our new School Vision Statement- Tuesday 20th November 2018



Children in Need- Friday 16th November 2018

After discovering that the BBC One's Team Rickshaw would be riding past our school on their way to Media City in Manchester for Children in Need, the Ethos Team decided that it would be a great idea to make banners and signs offering messages of support to help them as they completed the last leg of their challenge. During our Ethos meeting we discussed each of the children that were riding the bike and the difficult challenges that they had overcome in life. We thought carefully about what kind of messages we needed to put on our signs and how it would make them feel when they saw them.




New Ethos Group for 2018

Applications for our new Ethos group closed on Friday 9th November and we had our first meeting of the year on Wednesday 14th during lunchtime.

During the meeting we discussed things that we would like to do before Christmas. These were:

  • Create banners and signs of support for 'The BBC One Show's Team Rickshaw' who will be riding past our school on Children in Need Day.
  • Be part of creating the school's new Mission and Vision statement.
  • Meet every Wednesday to Make Christmas decorations to sell at our Christmas Fayre.
  • Christmas Stocking Competition
  • Prepare a worship for our Christmas Carol Concert.

Spring Term 2018 

Trust Worship

In February the Ethos Group planned a worship on Trust. During the worship we asked the children to volunteer to come out to the front and they had to close their eyes and do something trust related. There was a table and on it were some bowls of food, some foods were good, but unfortunately there were also some bad foods. We asked “Do you trust Hannah, Leah and Dean to give you a nice food?” It was very funny watching them and their faces. Don’t forget the worship was about trusting others and knowing that God is with you. Afterwards we gave examples, such as ‘we trust our teachers to care for us during learning times.


Autumn Term 2017        

Key Stage 2 Christmas Carol Service

During the Christmas Carol Service the Ethos team did a presentation about ‘The True Meaning of Christmas.’  We all had different letters that we put together that spelt words related to Christmas. First we made words such as ‘cash’ and then we made words such as ‘manager’ We finished it by summing up the true meaning of Christmas and then had a good sing.


Selling Hospice Teddies

During the weeks leading up to Christmas we also sold teddies in school to raise money for Wigan and Leigh hospice. In total we raised a massive £337.00. Thank you to everyone who bought one.


Christmas Bauble Competition- December 2017

At Christmas time we organised a Christmas bauble competition.  Everybody got a chance of making a bauble and we picked a winner and a runner up from each class. They were all amazing and it was an extremely tough decision. Well done to everyone who participated. You never know we might do another one next year and you could be a winner!

Congratulations to this years winners:


Reception- Evie Nicholson and Logan Spiers

Year 1- Thomas Coop and Luca Jones

Year 2- Delilah Marrs and Hollie Jones

Year 3- Elizabeth Nugent and Freya Holroyd

Year 4- Melody Mills and Jake Smith

Year 5- Leo Arkwright and Grace Mills

Year 6- Jamie Black and Hannah Kendrick



Children in Need- 17th November 2017

Thank you to everyone who went 'Dotty!' for Children in Need and helped us to raise a phenomenal £496.06 by:

  • Creating Pudsey sweet bags and selling them
  • Selling Pudsey Bear cakes 
  • Pin the Patch on Pudsey game
  • Bring and Buy book stall
  • Dressing in all kinds of spotty outfits

What an achievement!


Summer Term 2017

Ethos Conference

At the end of June 2017, three Year 6’s and three Year 5’s attended an Ethos Conference on Peace at Bishop Bridgeman Primary School in Bolton. There were many different RE activities for them to explore from the ‘Prayer Tree House’ to the ‘Painting a quote bubble.’ The children came back to school extremely enthusiastic about the things that they had seen and shortly after this visit we set up our very first school Ethos Group for 2017/18.