Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Eagles in action!

Autumn Term 2021

Welcome to the ‘Eagles in Action’ page. Here’s what we have been up to!

Christmas Fare

On Monday we had our Christmas Fare. Many of us organised stalls and we all enjoyed taking part and visiting Santa in his grotto

Horstead Geography Field Trip

On Monday 22nd November we spent the day at the Horstead Centre carrying out some geography field work. We had a session looking at rivers on maps and learning about 6 digit grid references. In the afternoon, we went out into the field and gathered some data on the cross section of a river on a straight and on a bend and we also looked at river speed. We also had a brief look at the fauna and flora surrounding the river.

Rivers Work

This half-term we are spending a lot of our time finding out all about rivers. This ties in with our learning on the Nile and its importance to the Ancient Egyptians. We have been making large scale explanantion posters explaining what happens over the course of a river.

Environment Week

We have been working hard all week at ways to improve the environment and reduce carbon emissions. We shared our work at the Alpington Climate Summit. See the main page on this website for our proposals.

Castle Museum Trip

We had an exellent trip to the Castle Musuem to complement our learning on the ancient Egyptians. We found out about mummification, the ordinary life of the ancient Egyptians, looked at real ancient Egyptian aretfacts (some were 4000 years old!) and made a necklace in an Egyptian style. We also thought about the ethics of opening tombs and removing their contents. It was great fun and really interesting and we were perfectly behaved!


We also went to visit Dippy at the Cathedral. This informed our work on dinosaurs and evolution. It was fascinating and seeing Dippy was amazing, all 24 metres of him or her (that’s three buses long!). We also had time for some sketching in the Cathedral Close.

Cluster Football

Over the last 3 weeks, we have taken part in the cluster football tournament at Hobart. We played really well and really worked as a team!

We have been learning about the history of everything!

On our time line 1 year was 1 cm. We started in 2021 on the playground outside our classroom. Jack was representing the first settlement on the Nile (6500 BC) and was standing in the carpark.  To get to the Big Bang we calculated that we would have to travel 3 times tound the world!

Choir has restarted on Friday mornings with Mrs Cork

We had our first PE lesson of the year with Mr Colbeck