Christmas Cooking

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

On 19.12.17 Willow Class made some very tasty Christmas treats – Rice Crispy Christmas Puddings.

Community Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Christmas may be over at Alderman Swindell Primary School, but we still have a perfectly good tree and its only the 19th December.

Well, we’ve brought it into tharmouth.e car park, added some extra to requirements, decorations and hope that it brings joy to everyone who passes by.

Happy Christmas North Yarmouth.



Christmas Show – Alan In Wonderland

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

To round off a very busy term the children enjoyed the slap-stick performance of ‘Alan In Wonderland’.

A twist on the traditional ‘Alice In Wonderland’ with some very modern additions!

Swindell On Tour

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

On Monday 18th December children from Y3 and Y5 at Alderman Swindell Primary School visited the local elderly in the community at The Lawns – Extra Care Housing and Day Care Centre for the elderly. The Y5 children had prepared a special ukulele Christmas medley and the Y3 children sang songs form the Christmas Production “Bethlehem The Musical”.

The children enjoyed chatting with the residents and finding out about Christmas past, which for some of the elderly was almost 100 years ago.

Christmas Jumper Day

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Tuesday 19th December was Christmas Jumper Day.

It was amazing how many different jumpers there were in school.

Alius and Branislav decided to record the event and took the following photos of willing participants.

We decided it was a bit like the school community all the same i.e Christmas jumpers , but all different; a range of colours and designs!


Christmas Parties

Monday, December 18th, 2017

On 18.12.17 children celebrated Christmas with an end of term Christmas Party.

After traditional and modern party games the children were lured outside by the sound of music and bells.

The Great Yarmouth Lions Club had arranged an early visit from Father Christmas.  He arrived on his sleigh which was laden with presents for the children at Alderman Swindell.


Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 18th, 2017

On Monday 18th December all the children and staff enjoyed a roast chicken Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

The crackers were particularly popular despite the hats being rather large!


Christmas Fair

Friday, December 15th, 2017

On Friday 8th December the FRIENDS of Alderman Swindell organised their annual Christmas Fair.

As well as providing fun and bringing the community together over £800.00 was raised to enable all pupils to go on fantastic trips, buy great equipment and resources for school and support families.

Christingle Service 2017

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

On 14/12/17 Alderman Swindell Primary School and Nursery held their annual Christingle Service at St. Paul’s Church. The service was led by The Revd. Jemma Sander-Heys.  The Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 choirs sang from their Christmas repertoires; Brandon Smith gave a solo performance of ‘Gaudete’.  Key Stage 2 led the prayers while Key stage 1 brought the money collected for the Children’s Society to the altar to be blessed. The event was well supported by family and friends whose kindness raised £145.16 for the Children’s Society.  The service concluded with the children singing “O Little Town Of Joy” whilst holding their lit Christingles.  The FRIENDS of Alderman Swindell generously bought an orange for each child to turn into their Christingle.

Bethlehem The Musical

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

All the pupils from Y1 – Y5 took part in this year’s Christmas Production “Bethlehem The Musical”. Parts ranged from speaking, singing, dancing and playing an instrument to stage crew.  The play took a fresh look at the familiar Nativity story.  Drawing on the important themes of community and hospitality the story of the birth of Jesus was woven into the ordinary lives of the people of Bethlehem.