Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Robins in action!



On the first day back at school after Christmas the Robins found litter in the outside area. We talked about why littering was a problem and went on a litter pick around the rest of the school. Some very observant Robins suggested that if there were more bins outside then people might not litter as much. The children then decided to write a letter to Mrs Welch who explained that if they wrote to The Friends they might be able to help. So that is what they did! Please read the response below…


Robins, I am so proud of how hard you have been working at home and most importantly you seem to be doing it all with a smile. It has been so lovely to talk to those of you that are not in school during class socialising slots. Keep up the good work!!

Click this link to check out Noah’s amazing news report! He even turns into a corona-fighter!!

We have had some wonderful festive fun during our last week of school together before the Christmas break. We had a very yummy Christmas lunch together and had great fun dancing and playing games at our class Christmas party. On Thursday we enjoyed being with the whole school for an outdoor Christmas collective worship.

On Monday 14th December we had a very special visit from Father Christmas and the Grinch!!

We have had lots of Christmas fun in Robins class this week. We all made Christingles on Tuesday morning and really enjoyed lighting them at the school Christingle service on Tuesday afternoon. On Friday lunchtime we did a Santa run with Mr Colbeck! We brought our Christmas hats and ran around our part of the playground over lunch time.

Things have really started to feel festive in Robins class. We started the week by decorating the class Christmas tree and also adding our baubles to the school Christmas tree in the hall. It looks so beautiful! We also filmed our class nativity! A huge thank you to all parents and carers for sorting out costumes. If you haven’t already seen the trailer then be sure to check it out on the school stream page. We also made some salt dough decorations for the school Christmas fair. The year one children were great at reading the instructions!

This week we have been exploring shapes and talking about their properties. We have been building with shapes, playing shape games and sorting shapes. We also started to narrate our class nativity and made props and scenery ready for filming next week.

We have all had a lot of fun this week learning about Diwali. We found out that Diwali is celebrated by Hindus and it is a festival of light. We really enjoyed listening to the story of Rama and Sita although some of us said we thought Ravana was a bit scary. We all made diva lamps which we will bring home to show our adults on Monday.

This week we also took part in the school active challenge and made Miss Larter really proud by scooting through the rain and getting back on our scooters when we fell off. We were a fantastic team and showed great determination and resilience.

This week we had some sad news as our lovely class bunny Ned sadly passed away. We had been planning a party for his birthday so decided to still have our party and celebrate Ned’s life – he would have loved it!

We have all really enjoyed being back at school and seeing our friends this week. We had lots of fun learning about The Gunpowder Plot.

This week we have all been enjoying maths! We have been making  Numberblocks, practising counting and the Year Ones have even been making their own number sentences using mathematical symbols.

Miss Larter accidentally dropped her torch at the weekend and we have all been investigating how to make an electrical circuit to fix it. Some of us even drew our electrical circuits to help Miss Larter when she gets home.

Harvest Festival

We all really enjoyed walking to the Church and taking part in a class Harvest festival. We took some of our donations for the food bank up to the alter when we arrived. Then we listened to a story that Reverend Chris read to us from the Bible and talked about being thankful at Harvest time. We displayed the fantastic fruit and vegetables that we made out of clay in class and also shared a class prayer.

We have all been having great fun exploring our new classroom and learning new skills!

Our first few weeks at school…