Special Events -
keep scrolling down to see all that's been happening this year!
SCHOOL SPONSORED RUN - to support Nick Carter on his
epic John O'Groats- Land's End run (in aid of UK children's charities)
...eventually happened (after the snow went!) and was a great day of costumes, coloured faces and books! Thanks to everyone for their support in getting the costumes organised!
Sponsored Sports Fun Morning with
Eden Francis - European Champion (no less!)
We had a FANTASTIC morning with Eden Francis, European champion in discus (and aiming for the Olympics in 2020 in discus and shot putt), doing a 4 minute exercise circuit and assembly. The £901.50 sponsorship that children raised meant that the school gets almost £300 towards new sports equipment. It was a great morning for everyone!
Family Workshop - Grammar and Punctuation & Spelling! (15.2.18)
37 willing victims...sorry...willing parents and grandparents took part in a fun workshop, with their children, to find out what Grammar. Punctuation & Spelling we teach, as per the National Curriculum. Comments from the adults' evaluations included:
'This workshop will help me help my child at home'; 'I now realise how comprehensive our children need understand grammar, punctuation and spelling'; 'Very helpful - thank you'; 'I now realise how hard GPS is now for our children!'; 'Thank you for the opportunity to see what my children are learning and do a worksheet with my daughter'; 'Can we have more 'Parent lessons'; 'Very helpful - thanks!'
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Our Football team took part in a BCFC organised football tournament at their training ground at Wast Hills. They didn't win, but were excellent representatives of the school, had a great time and got to meet the first team striker, Isaac Vassell. Miss Harvey was pleased to meet one of her favourite team too!
Visit to the REP Theatre, Birmingham to see
This was an excellent production which the children, and staff, thoroughly enjoyed!
The children use the 'wow' visit to form the basis of a two-week project - we will post some of their work online here too!
9.1.18: 18 'Always' Club children have their treat - at Starbucks!
2 children from each class, chosen by staff, 'always' try their best, behave and did their homework last term. This was their treat for the afternoon in acknowledgement of this! They had a great time sampling cakes and cookies and Frappucinos - as well as designing and making their own and getting a goodie bag. Thanks to Starbucks for their support.
Year 3 & 4's Christmas Production:
Christmas Around the World
Click on the Video links below to watch video clips from the fantastic
performances - definitely children to be proud of - and we are!
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The Woodland Trust have sent us a load of trees to brighten up our grounds. The Gardening Club, and some volunteers, have been busy planting these around the site.
Author LUKE TEMPLE visited us in school to inspire our writing and came back to sign our books too!
He emailed us to say: 'I had a fantastic time at Bellfield Junior School and I felt very welcome by both staff and children. I was impressed with the acting skills and confidence of the children. In fact, the children were one of the best audiences that I have been to for a long time! '
See our HARVEST CELEBRATION assembly by 3W -
thank you to everyone for your donations, which have gone to the Birmingham City Mission food bank.
60th Birthday Celebration Day 25.7.17
We had a brilliant day celebrating the school's 60th birthday! We dressed in 50s attire, had a visit from the Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Underwood, and from Colin Diamond (Corporate Director for CYP for B'Ham), had dance workshops, 'Belle's Diner' served a 50's American lunch (thanks Mrs Parker!) and then showed off our new dance moves to parents and visitors.
Every child, staff member and visitor received a keepsake book celebrating the first 60 years!
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BJS 'Awards Ceremony 2017'
We celebrated the achievement of many of our children in different subjects, for outstanding contributions, for the best 'Yes I Can' attitude and more - finally awarding 4 children 'Students of the Year', with Hollie winning the whole school 'Student of the Year'. We also said goodbye to 3 hard-working, and very loyal, Governors, who leave after supporting the school for over 12 years each!
Thanks also to Cllr Brett O'Reilly - for supporting the school with
a speechand by presenting many of the awards!
Monday 24th July
Assembly for attendance, Community Hub competition and reading awards
We had our assembly to reward children for great attendance (96%+); reward the top 3 points scorers (per yr group) in reading for the year and found out who won the 'design a room' competition for the new Community Hub!
Children had the chance to remember family members they have lost in the past by writing messages to them and sending them off on balloons. There were some tears, but the children seemed to enjoy the chance to think about loved ones and to be able to talk to each other.
11 of our Yr5&6 children played in a music concert at the Symphony Hall!
They were part of the Clarinet Ensemble playing in front of 2000 people! They were absolutely fantastic and a credit to the school.
See the photos and click to watch videos of our children- and some others too!!
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Bellfield's got TALENT
Today (18.7.17), after 2 rounds of auditions and 2 rehearsals, we watched 13 acts prove what talent we are blessed with - singers, dancers, gymnasts, magicians... We can't wait for next year's!
Have a look at the slideshow and click on the videos.
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Music Concert for Parents/ Families
Year 4 flute/ clarinets, Year 5 ocarinas/ recorders, the Guitar group and the Year 5/6 that learn the flute or clarinet as an elective, played a small concert to family members (17.7.17). See the photos and click on the videos to hear them. We now have over 170 children learning musical instruments in school - and look/ listen to how well they are doing!
5P recorders 5C ocarinas Guitars(1) Guitars(2) Y4 flute Y4 clarinet
Y5/6 clarinet(1) Y5/6 clarinet(2) Y6 flute
12 x Y3-5 children went to the CityServe kitchens as a treat. They found about sugar in drinks, different foods and then had to cook their lunch. They even ate in the boardroom.
They had a great time and were the perfect ambassadors for the school.
Enterprise Challenge Day (4.7.17)
A brilliant day, where children were in small groups to design a new community on another planet - what did they need on the planet? They had to design and build their communities!
We have been adding more activities to lunchtimes - and the children love them!
Just a few of the things going on at lunchtime organised by our fantastic lunchtime supervisors keeping us all busy. Lunchtime at Bellfield Junior School is definitely funtime!
Everyone enjoyed their Sainsburys' Sports Days.
Look how much fun they had!
NSPCC visit school and help us to understand how
to stay safe in different situations...
Watch our KEEP FIT videos - designed, written and directed by the children! Click below:
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Fantastic DRAMA theme day (15.5.17)
A group of 10 children represented our school at the Change4Life Festival - and WON! They won for their sporting prowess and their fantastic teamwork! Well done to them - they now look forward to going to a final next half term!
Parent & Child Maths Workshop: 28.3.17
Nearly 40 parents, along with their children from Y3/4, took part in a Maths workshop, learning about the new maths curriculum and how to have fun learning maths together at home. Have you ever seen so many smiles doing maths!?
What did the parents say about the workshop? 'Thank you. One of the most engaging and enjoyable workshops I've been to'; 'This is possibly one of the best workshops this school has done. I think more should be like this.'; I really enjoyed playing games and winning!'; 'Excellent workshop'; 'REALLY EXCELLENT! So good to be able to join in and see what Charlie has been learning - Thank you'; 'Really helpful with new games to play at home'; 'Workshop was brilliant, lovely ideas to try at home'; 'Gave me good ideas to help Callum'; 'Good fun!'; 'Fun way of learning for children, good ideas for home :-)'
ULTIM8 WARRIOR CHALLENGE DAY -
sponsored event to raise money for Chloe Maguire.
A brilliant and fun way to raise money to help a former pupil!
We had a brilliant day dressing up as our favourite book characters and doing different activities based on books, especially our favourite books!