Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Owls in action!

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Week beginning 12th October

We have had a really busy and fun week again!

In maths, we have been learning about negative numbers. We have ordered them from smallest to largest, using them to read thermometers and then working out differences.

We have been movie makers this week! We have been writing our own chronological report on Henry VIII and his 6 wives. We have been saving photos from the internet, recording ourselves reading our work and piecing it all together to make our own movies. We really enjoyed this activity. They will be on STREAM next week so please watch and enjoy!

Our collective worship team was from Owls this week! They did a brilliant job talking about William Wilberforce, Dr Barnado and Malala Yousafzai.

Week beginning 5th October

We have been learning to round numbers to 10, 100, 1000 and even beyond! Some of us went out to draw number lines on the playground to help us.

We have been using BBC Supermovers to help learn key facts like our multiplication tables.

We have enjoyed some harvest activities this week. We watched a video about harvest and talked about the people who help provide our food. We thought about what we needed to be thankful and wrote these on autumnal leaves. In art, we used watercolours to paint fruit and vegaetables.

Instead of our usual harvest festival, each bubble enjoyed their own worship at the church. Rev. Chris gave us a warm welcome and led us for a short service and we also met our new Rev. Kate. Owls donated many food items which, along with the items at school, will be given to Norwich Food Bank – thank you for your kind donations. We then presented the church with our wonderful watercolour paintings.

Week beginning 28th September

We have been learning and revising how to use Roman Numerals. We have been making them using resources in class, going on a Roman Numeral hunt and using them to solve sums.

In our topic work, we have been researching Henry VIII and his 6 wives. We have thought about reliable sources of information and whether these sources are primary (from the time) or secondary.

Week beginning 21st September

Say HELLO! to our new school councillors, Millie and Eden! We think they will be great and we look forward to seeing them shine their lights and working wonders in our school.

We have been working on accurate punctuation to help with our reading and writing. We punctuated the alphabet, read it to our partner who had to work out what punctuation we had used!

After looking closely at teacher’s photographs and trying to work out their personalities, we repeated the activity with Henry VIII. We looked closely and tried to infer what he was like. We then found out whether this was a true representation or not.

14th September

We had a great lesson learning about chronology! The children worked fabulously in small groups to order pictures from most ancient to the most recent. We used key vocabulary such as modern/ancient/BC and AD. They used great reasoning skills e.g. It’s a photograph and not a painting so it must be modern. Super work Owls!

We have been working on place value this week. We are able to read BIG numbers, write them and work them out in different representations.

We have been looking at expanded noun phrases in English lessons. We have found them in our reading books and used them to improve our writing. We went outside to write expanded noun phrases. We were very descriptive!


We’re back!! 

We have had a great couple of days settling into Owls class. We have gone through the ‘new normal’ routines and are getting used to this new way of working…we are all smiling!!

We have been thinking about ourselves and learning how we are similar, different and how we are unique. We did lots of work on how to let our lights shine in class, and what behaviours we need to demonstrate to let other people’s lights shine as well. This helped form our class rules. We wrote them in BIG writing on the playground so everyone would have a little reminder when moving about the school.