Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Swallows in action!


Swallows class 2020-2021

Week beginning 30.11.20

Tudor biscuit making!

We started the week by decorating our class Christmas tree!

Week beginning 23.11.20

On a cold but sunny Friday morning, we took part in cross country practise during our PE lesson.


We had an excellent couple of days creating our Tudor buildings. After doing some research, the children designed their buildings and then began their creations. They have all done a fantastic job!


Here we are using the atlas to locate some of the cities in the UK.

Week beginning 16.11.20

This week saw us take part in our Active Challenge. We all took part in an obstacle course and managed 195 minutes of continuous activity, with 5 children taking part at a time – that’s a total of 975 minutes!  What an amazing total. We were all tired, happy and more than a little bit muddy!

Week beginning 9.11.20

Another busy week in Swallows class! We have begun our Tudor dancing in preparation for Queen Elizabeth’s visit. In maths we have begun multiplication, in English non-chronological reports, looking at maps of Norwich during topic lessons and in computing we have been learning how to change font, size and colour of words.

Week beginning 2.11.20

On Tuesday morning, Mrs Welch came into our classroom to tell us we were needed on the playground immediately. When we got outside we were welcomed by a very special royal visitor! A messenger from Queen Elizabeth rode all the way from London to deliver us a special letter informing us that Queen Elizabeth I will be visiting us in a few weeks for a guided tour of Norwich! We were so excited, and have been planning the most extravagant welcome for our Tudor Sovereign.

We then got to work thinking about what we need to do to prepare for the Queen’s arrival.

We have also begun our computing lessons this week, beginning with word processing.

Lots of happy, smiley faces back at school today!


We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the children’s timelines over the past couple of weeks. On Wednesday we laid them all out and spent time looking at them. They were all fantastic! Thank you for taking the time to create these timelines with your child.

Week beginning 19.10.20

This week the children have begun their Tudor portraits. We have been looking at the artist Hans Holbein and are trying to create our portraits in a similar style.

Week beginning 12.10.20

Writing by candle light!  This week life in Tudor times was brought to life as the Swallows wrote letters by candle light.  They imagined that they were Tudor aristocracy, invited to a feast where the mighty King Henry VIII himself would be present!

Week beginning 5.10.20

Week beginning 28.9.20

Working hard with column addition in maths!

Week beginning 21.9.20

PE lessons with Mr Colbeck.

Continuing our work on self portraits.

Week beginning 14.9.20

We have begun our music lessons with Mr Cooper.

This week we have been getting stuck into our topic and looking at portraits.

Week beginning 7.9.20

Swallows first week back in pictures.