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Welcome to Belvedere Junior School

Belvedere Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

‘…and the main thing is learning’.
  

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Dick Whittington Pantomime

We love a pantomime here at Belvedere! On Wednesday 6th December, we were delighted to welcome back M and M Theatre to perform Dick Whittington. The whole school had an amazing afternoon filled with singing, dancing and booing! The traditional chants of 'He's behind you' and 'Oh no he didn't' were heard from a far and the children all went home with enormous smiles on their faces.  We look forward to welcoming M and M back at the end of the year to perform Charlotte's Web.

 

Year 4 go 'behind the scenes' at Asda

As part of their 'Young Entreprenuers' topic, Year 4 had the priviledge to visit the local Asda Superstore for a 'behind the scenes' tour.  They saw the packing and distributions areas of the store as well as having a trip to the freezer section! The children witnessed the hard work that goes on everyday to ensure the smooth running of the store for customers and even had a go at working on the checkout. Thanks go to Summer in 4A's Mum for organising this trip for us.

Year 6 visit from The Home Front Bus

This week Year 6 had a visit from The Home Front Bus. The children all took part in a range of activities and experiences to deepen their understanding of World War 2. These experiences included what it would be have been like to live on a bombed out street and what an Air Raid shelter would have looked like inside.  As you can see by the children's faces, fun was had by all!

George Fouche aspirations workshops

We were delighted to welcome George Fouche to our school today to discuss his life story and to help raise the aspirations of our children. Being a professional and  international rugby player, he discussed what is needed to be successful, the effort that is needed and how we can all be anything we want to be when we put our minds to it!
 

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Head Boy and Head Girl Visit

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On Wednesday 15th November the Head Boy and Girl from Red Hill Primary came to visit our school. They met Billy and Jemimah (our Head Boy and Head Girl) for a tour of the school, joined in an assembly and enjoyed lunch time at our school. Billy and Jemimah are looking forward to visiting some of our other academy schools in the New Year and seeing the similarities and differences between them all.

NSPCC Big Bad Mile

On Wednesday 15th November the whole school took place in a 'Big Bad Mile' to raise money towards the NSPCC. After the workshops last week the children were eager and ready to show off their fitness for a cause close to all of our hearts.  Well done to you all and don't forget to bring in any money raised.

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Our 30th Birthday Celebrations!

On Friday 10th November the whole school celebrated Belvedere Junior School's 30th Birthday. We all dressed up in 80s fancy dress and sang an array of 80s classics in assembly. The day culminated in each class celebrating with a birthday cake , kindly donated by the PTA, where 'Happy Birthday Belvedere' was sung by each class.

NSPCC Workshops

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Years 5 and 6 have been thinking carefully about their personal safety in a series of worshops run by the NSPCC. The whole school are currently busy fundraising for the NSPCC in preparation for their 'Big, Bad Belvedere Mile' which the whole school will be taking part in on Wednesday 15th November. Watch this space for the photos...

Girl's Football Club

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Cray Wanderers are running 2 lunchtime football clubs for girls this half term. Today they took part in their first session and had an amazing time learning some new skills!  We look forward to introducing a football team in the near future!

 

Harvest Festival

On Thursday 5th October, we celebrated our Harvest Festival in school. Children bought in an abundance of food to donate to Bexley Food Bank. Thanks go to everyone who donated and to Mr.Gillett for his homemade wheatsheaf display.  We look forward to delivering all of the items to the Food Bank early next week.

Mrs. Lomax and Miss. Wheble visit City Hall

On Friday Mrs. Lomax and Miss.Wheble were delighted to attend City Hall in London to meet Sadiq Khan and receive a School for Success award. These awards are part of the Mayor's programme to tackle inequality in education across London.

We were 1 of 5 schools in Bexley recognised and celebrated for the outstanding progress our most disadvantaged pupils make from their Year 3 starting points. 

The award is proudly displayed in our reception area and is a reminder of all we do at our school to ensure all pupils can achieve whatever the set their sights on!

 

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Inflatables Afternoon

The PTA organised another successful Inflatables Afternoon this week. The children enjoyed jumping and bouncing away after school, whilst helping to raise the school over £600 to spend on new equipment and events for the year ahead.

Thanks to the PTA for putting on this event, the staff for their help and the parents for supporting our PTA. Keep a look out for lots more PTA events coming up in the near future.

 

Head Boy and Head Girl 2017-18

The voting has taken place and the votes have been counted. We would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to Arshiya, Sara, Ezra and Usman for their campaigns and effort over the past week. Our new Head Boy and Girl are Billy Aird and Jemimah Mutamba. They will be representing the school and listening to the views of our pupils so Belvedere Juniors is the best it can possibly be.

 

Head Boy and Girl elections

The candidates for our new Head Boy and Head Girl presented their manifestos to the whole school today as to why they should be elected. Look out on Friday for some photos of the election afternoon and for the announcement of who has been elected! We can hardly wait...

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100% Attendance Bike Raffle

At the end of every year we have a raffle with  the names of all of the children who have achieved 100% attendance during the school year.  We had 56 children in total- 6 more than last year! This year the winners were : Brooke in 40 and Lukas in 5G who accompanied Mrs. Lomax to Halfords. Grace in 6F has been at school every single day for 4 years so also won a bike of her choice.

An amazing job to everybody who achieved 100% attendance and we hope to have even more names in the pot next year.