Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Robins in action!

Spring Term 2023

Week beginning 30th January

This week we have had great fun dancing in PE with Mr Colbeck. We enjoyed copying dance moves to snake around the school hall and also loved dancing with scarves. On Wednesday we were visited by Bethany and Benjamin bears who taught us to keep safe near the road and to also make sure we are strapped into our car seats properly when we go out in the car. On Friday Reverend Cate came to visit us to help us learn about Christian baptisms. She even baptised our doll and answered all of our questions.

Week beginning 23rd January

We had a fantastic start to this week with a visit from Scott the ‘Time Jester’. He helped us to learn about the different roles of people living in castles in medieval times. We found out about Kings, Knights, Jesters and Nuns and even learned some medieval games and dances. Later in the week we decided to make some life-size medieval characters to add to our role-play area.

Week beginning 16th January

We have really got stuck in to our new topic of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ this week. We all had a go at coming up with adjectives to describe the different parts of a dragon. We also looked at some dragon images and had a go at sketching our own versions of them. There are some amazing artists in our class!! We have had fun playing some number games this week and the year 1 children became maths magicians using a number line. On Friday we learned about Chinese New Year and found out how it is celebrated.

Week beginning 9th January

This week we have been visited by a dragon named Chilly. The dragon arrived in our class on Tuesday and we have been busy trying to find out what dragons eat and how to look after one. Some of us decided to make Chilly a cave and a nest. We have also had fun revising our phonic sounds by playing some party games in the hall. The year ones have been making sure they have a good understanding of their ‘teen’ numbers by recognising how many tens and ones make each number.

Week beginning 4th January

The Robins have really enjoyed seeing each other again and sharing their experiences of Christmas. The children were very excited to find that the role-play area has been changed into a castle to support our starting topic of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’. We have also enjoyed exploring number this week by playing some fun number games.

Autumn Term 2022

Week beginning 28th November

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This week we brought in Christmas decorations to decorate the huge tree in the school hall. We also received an elf from the North Pole. We all thought of names for the elf and when we arrived at school one morning discovered the elf hiding and holding his chosen name…. KEVIN! Every morning Kevin has been hiding in our classroom and we have enjoyed trying to find him. We have also enjoyed being elves ourselves as the role-play area has transformed into Santa’s workshop.

Week beginning 21st November

There was a lot of excitement this week as the football World Cup kicked off and some us enjoyed watching part of England’s first game against Iran. Some of us were also part of a wonderful dance performance organised by the older children and performed for the rest of the school and some parents. We also had our parents in class on Wednesday and we all really enjoyed showing them our classroom and our learning.

Week beginning 14th November

This week have been continuing to look at light and dark by exploring the piece of art ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh. We were all able to talk about how this piece of art made us feel and everyone in the class said that they liked it. We looked at how colour is used to create light and dark and then created our own versions of ‘Starry Night’. We have also been exploring different ways of moving  and used some fun equipment in the hall with Mr Colbeck. On Friday we brought our favourite teddy to school to help raise money for Children in Need.

Week beginning 7th November

This week we went on a trip to Norwich Puppet Theatre. For the new Robins it was their very first school trip. We took part in a shadow puppet workshop where we explored how light creates shadows and how different materials create different shadows. We then used what we had learned to make our very own shadow puppets and put on a show! We all had a fantastic time.

 

Week beginning 31st October

This week we have been finding out why we celebrate bonfire night. We had great fun acting out the gunpowder plot. In maths we have been playing some games to identify different two parts that make a whole number.

Week beginning 17th October 2022

This week we have been learning about the four seasons and exploring what is happening around us during the season of autumn. We went on a walk and collected some beautiful autumn leaves and then used them to create some art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Some of us were so inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy that we explored more of his work and made creations using other natural items.

Week beginning 10th October 2022

This week we have really enjoyed building on our gross motor skills. Some of us have had great fun setting challenges on the bars and then practicing to try to achieve them. Some of us have enjoyed being creative and sharing our creations with our friends.

Week beginning 3rd October 2022

This week we have been thinking about what makes us all unique and sharing some of our special talents. We also went on a tour of the school to find out what the other classrooms look like and meet the children and teachers.

 

Week beginning 26th September 2022

We have all really enjoyed exploring our classroom environment and spending time getting to know each other.

Week beginning 12th September 2022

We have all had a fantastic first few days at school!