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Belvedere ‘gets physical’ on Culture Day!

As we continue to enjoy the heatwave, at Belvedere Junior School the school community enjoyed Culture Day!

With the sun shining gloriously all afternoon, dance became the focal point for the celebrations.

Children invited the audience to ‘consider themselves at home’ with a charming performance from Oliver Twist.  This was followed by an impressive performance from the school’s steel pans band.  The hypnotic Caribbean melody provided the perfect soundtrack to the current tropical temperatures!

The highlight of the day was a Bollywood dance performance, which featured many children from across the school.  Following the well-synchronised performance, the dance tutor – Mrs Pardip Bhogal – was inundated with requests for more lessons!

All in all, a fantastic day was had by all.  Mrs Lomax (Head Teacher) said, “At Belvedere Junior School we’re blessed with cultural diversity; our children relish opportunities to share and experience elements of their friends’ cultures.

Who kneads Pizza Express?

Some of our Year 6 children have been spending the week showing us their creatives sides! Yesterday they worked together to make their very own pizza from scratch. They went home with extremely full stomachs and some new skills to teach their parents at home!

Year 6 Pioneer Cup

Well done to everyone who participated in the Pioneer Sports Day. It was a great day for all those involved and it was great that we got to visit Red Hill Primary along with all of our other Pioneer Schools. The day consisted of a netball, football and an athletics competition. Belvedere had a really successful day with the netball team being placed 3rd, the football team 4th and the athletics team 2nd! Congratulations to all of the children involved. Thanks also go to Red Hill for hosting!

From seed to plate

Belvedere Juniors are very fortunate to have been the lucky recipients of 5 vegetable planters, tools and other equipment. This will encourage all of our children to engage with fresh, healthy, organic produce and to gain knowledge about the journey from seed to plate (yes, we will  be having a tasty, school-grown salad before the end of the year)

The new raised beds are built.They are full of soil and the plants are in! Watch this space...


Year 5 'Starting Secondary School' meeting

Thank you to all  who attended the meeting this morning. Please see the powerpoint presentation attached explaining the application process for choosing a Secondary School for your child.

Year 6 SATs meeting

Please see the powerpoint attached for information about Year 6 SATs which take place in school week beginning Monday 14th May.

Our new Environment Champions

 Mr Gillett invited Joanne Bradley, the Waste Education Officer from Bexley Council, today to do an assembly on Litter.

The children learnt about what they could do to help make the environment a cleaner, safer place. 10 lucky Year 4 children were chosen by their teachers for their maturity and thoughtfulness to be our new Environment Champions. One of their responsibilities is to ensure the school environment remains clean and tidy.



Year 3 make Chocolate factories!

Year 3's IPC topic is Choclate! As part of their learning in literacy, they are using Charlie and The Choclate Factory by Roald Dahl to inspire their imaginations. Look at some of these amazing chocolate factories created at home. Mrs. Lomax is trying her very best not to eat any parts of them!

Year 4 Explorers

As part of their new IPC topic, 'Temples, Tombs and Treasures', Year 4 spent the day dressed as explorers. Kitted out with magnifying glasses and backpacks, they spent the day immersing themselves in the learning they will be completing over this half term. Well done for all of the effort that went into the costumes.

Choir perform at The Royal Festival Hall

Yesterday, as part of Bird College's Festival of Music, the choir from Belvedere and Burnt Oak spent the day rehearsing at The Royal Festival Hall. This was an opportunity not to be missed and culminated in a performance collaborating with over 30 Bexley primary and secondary schools. With a packed auditorium, the choir performed a selection of popular songs making Mrs. Lomax and Mrs. Murray extremely proud of every single individual.


Easter Celebrations

The Easter Bunny decided to pay our school a visit again this year resulting in over 80 eggs for the raffle! Thank you to all of the staff who donated eggs for the children to win.

We also spent the last afternoon of term browsing the Easter bonnets that had been created at home. The array of colours and designs yet again amazed all. Congratulations to the winners of the competition and we look forward to seeing some more epic creations next year.


BJS has got talent 2018

We held our very first ‘Belvedere has got talent’ show as an end of term celebration. Classes all had the chance to audition in front of their class then the best act from each class was voted for by the children in their class. Any mixed class entries were judged seperately with 2 of these being put into the final. In total we had 14 entries plus Mr. Lo- Pon who decided he would love to enter dressed up as a lion to sing a song from The Lion King! The competition was fierce but the decision was made by Miss. Hipkins and her team of judges The winners were Eliza- Rose from 6B and David from 5O.  The runners up were Adebola and Sara from 6W. We will be holding this annually from now on! 




Year 3 Outdoor learning

Outdoor learning sessions have started for some groups of Year 3 children who have been working collaboratively within the natural environment to inspire their learning. They have been creating twig animals and giant moss snakes to help with literacy and storytelling. they have also made mini shelters for tiny woodland folk, to develop empathy and practical skills,.

They have thoroughly enjoyed this developing area of learning, and it has enhanced and supported the learning which takes place in the classroom.