Bellfield Junior School

‘Building the foundations for your child's future - together'

Special Events -

keep scrolling down to see all that's been happening this year!

Remembrance Afternoon Tea for the Elderly

23 children from the school gave up their Sunday to prepare the hall, prepare the food and drinks and look after our elderly friends in honour of Armistice Day. Our friends were full of compliments about the way the children looked after them and what a fantastic afternoon they had - sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream followed by a minute's silence & 3 games of prize bingo! Our children were a credit to the school and their families.

Quotes from our friends: “Beautiful afternoon, children were lovely and very polite”;     “Very good afternoon thank you for the invite, well organised and children polite and helpful";  "Special thanks also to the pupils who our residents said were so polite and attentive.  They were talking about it all day yesterday!"

1 child from each class was chosen for the first half term's ALWAYS CLUB (ALWAYS try/ work hard, ALWAYS do their homework, ALWAYS polite etc!)and got to spend the morning at the Cityserve kitchens with a top chef, Justin Varney, to learn about food, healthy choices and to design and make (from scratch) their own pizza lunch! Not only that, they will be on TV as Birmingham Live were there! The children were incredible ambassadors for the school and spoke eloquently.

Congratulations to them on being brilliant!  

Our MYSTERY THEME DAYS bring out the excitement and ingenuity of our children! On October 18th, we had our first of the year - click HERE to see the 'brief' the children got. It was a brilliant day in which the children were able to plan and work together to create an invention to solve a problem - the children really took to the challenge and had a brilliant day inventing - even inventing machines to 'freeze' robbers for the police, to solve pollution...and Brexit (if only!)...

3W did a fantastic assembly for the school and their families for HARVEST - thank you to everyone who collected food for us - which went to Birmingham City Mission food bank to support families in financial crisis.  Click on the videos:  Vid1   Vid2

Our school after-school ART CLUB is very popular, with

children exploring and enjoying a range of different art...

they have been using the primary colours to create big patterns using paint.  They drew straight lines or circles.

We will be putting them all together to create different collage designs! Also, the club have used ink, pastels and pen to create figures in the style of Carla Sonheim – an American female artist.

What BRILLIANT kids we have! The School Council decided to 'reward' the staff (ALL staff) for the work they do in school and to show their appreciation with some fun awards!

It was a lovely touch to end the year.

 

18.7.19:

Our AWARDS CEREMONY for our amazing children was brilliant- and was presented by our very special guests - Olympic gymnast Kristian Thomas & the Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Councillor Azim.

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!  

Oh, and we announced our school won an award for our '14 Days of Kindness' work during our Anti-bullying week 2018 - beating 590 other schools. Wow!

WOW WOW WOW - the sponsored sports morning with KRISTIAN THOMAS was A M A Z I N G !

A HUGE thank you to Kristian for being so great  and the children / families for being brilliant at raising money! 

We raised £905 and we got £307 of this (after the admin fee) to buy sports equipment for

the school and Team GB got about £172 to support their training costs.  Thank you to everyone!

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ICC Cricket World Cup - semi-final at Edgbaston

(watching England beat Australia!) We were lucky enough to get some tickets to the semi-final and so 16 children went to Edgbaston for the whole day to watch an epic semi-final!

 

Ultimate Warrior!

We had a fun day, where the children got all dirty (and wet) on the ultimate obstacle course!

It was a great day, with many children saying how much fun they had!

It allowed them to try something different, overcome fears and support each other

 

BELLFIELD'S  G O T  TALENT!

Auditions occurred and the show happened in July! Brilliant talent was on show -

and congratulations to Isla & Sarah for winning!

Level 3 Sports Finals - our TriGolf & KwikCricket teams

qualified for the Level 3 finals on 12.7.19 - they had a brilliant time

(even getting to climb a rock wall!)  and did us proud - as always!

Music Concerts to parents - July 19

Our children that have been learning keyboards (in Y3 & electives) and clarinet, flute or guitar (electives) played 2 concerts for their parents!

 

Inter-school Tri-Golf & Watersports

We took 2 teams to an Inter-school tri-golf competition - Upper school came 3rd and the lower school came 1st! Their attitude and sportsmanship were excellent - well done to both teams!

A group of children were fortunate to go to Bartley green reservoir to take part in a day of watersports and fun competitions - and they won too! What brilliant children we have :-) 

 

WOW! How good was SPORTS DAY!?

A great day of sports- even the rain held off for us! Thank you to all the family members that managed to come and support the children - a great turnout!

The School Council had an afternoon tea party with some governors to find out about being a governor...

 

NICK CARTER, our friend and professional adventurer, visited us to discuss his latest adventure, Deep Fear. We have been following his training and his adventure, and we raised £200 for non-uniform day to support the children's charities that Nick supports through his adventures.

His assembly talked about how we can be brave, face our fears and develop ourselves as a result. As he was last year, he was great! We look forward to his next mad adventure - the Antarctic! Check out his website to see how he did this, and other, challenges.

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Our Spring ALWAYS CLUB children ('Always' try hard, 'Always' behaviour well, 'Always' do their homework) enjoyed an afternoon at Starbucks, designing and making their own frappucinos!

Northfield Shopping Centre challenged  our children to write a story with the title - 'A Night in Northfield Shopping Centre'. Adam - the centre manager - visited the school to give out 10 prizes for our winners (1st-Hannah Y6;  2nd Emily Y5; 3rd Alanis Y6; 4th Ian Y4; special mention prizes to Jermaine Y4, Tom Y3, Ruo Yu Y4, Sarah Y3, Maddisen Y4; Tinotenda Y6!

The writing was of exceptional standard with Adam and the shopping centre staff (judges) asking that we do it again next year for World Book Day!

Thank you for the support of Northfield Shopping centre and the shops that donated the prozes for the children (Wilkos, Ryman, the Works)

Our brilliant BASKETBALL team took part in the level 3 regional finals (as they had won a local competition) and they did so well. We are very proud of them!

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Our street dance 'crew' shine at a dance competition & dance festival...

Even though we have never entered a dance competition before, our children shone at a competition & a festival in March. 

 

5 week homework projectJan/Feb 2019

People or events that INSPIRE us

The children were challenged to research and produce a project, for display, of a person, group of people or event that inspired themselves and/or their family. Not necessarily famous. And, again, the children amazed us with their choices & their projects. Lots were chosen by each other to be on display in the Northfield Shopping Centre for the whole of March! WoW!

New Activalls - to support children's fitness and hand-eye co-ordination

Woodwind assembly to the school & their parents (5.2.19) -

seeing as they were so nervous, how ell have they done!

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Our CHOIR took part in an ARTS50 project with

Shenley Seniors and Spoz (ex Birmingham poet-laureate)17.1.19

We were offered to take part in a project learning 3 Beatles' songs and writing our own poetry, to perform with and to the Shenley Seniors. Spoz came in for 2 half days to work with the choir in school and then the choir went to the Seniors for an afternoon of poems and song, finished with chats & games. It was a fantastic afternoon, with brilliant performances and was enjoyed by all concerned!

10.1.19- whole school goes to see:

The WIZARD OF OZ at

the Rep theatre, Birmingham

(part of a 2 week learning project)

The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit and the work they are producing is excellent. It was a fabulous performance!

Year 5/6 Basketball Teams...

took part in an inter-school event. They did us proud with their teamwork and sportsmanship..AND..our 'B' team WON! Congratulations to everyone!

The STRINGCREDIBLES!

The Stringcredibles are a quartet of young ladies, still learning their craft, who visit schools to share their love of string instruments - and they were brilliant! Check out the photos and videos below:

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Georgia Burgess, of  fame visited the school to sing and take questions to the whole school - she was brilliant! She then toured the classes to have her photo taken with everyone in school!

We found out she had been learning the piano since she was 4, had written her own songs, moved to LA at 14 to write songs for the Disney channel, come back to the UK at 19 and now tours the country doing gigs and visiting schools - and, very exciting, will be the support act for Little Mix on their 2019 tour!

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See our HARVEST CELEBRATION assembly by 3W -

thank you to everyone for your donations, which have gone to the Birmingham City Mission food bank.(click on photos for videos)

  

Google INTERNET LEGEND assembly!

We invited Google in to discuss Internet safety with the children via their Internet Legend show! The children journeyed to Interland to help Legend save the day! It was all about being safe online and the children loved it. It was an excellent way to get the message across – especially as we have been finding out that 40% of our children in school have ‘friends’ online that they do not know!

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BJS End Of Year AWARDS CEREMONY 19.7.18

We were very fortunate to have Lord Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito, attend our ceremony to present the awards to our amazing winners. After a lovely speech, the real stars got their awards!

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BELLFIELD'S  G O T  TALENT!

YES WE DO! After BGT auditions, rehearsals and a dress rehearsal, 13 acts took to the stage to impress their peers. After the hardest decisions ever made by a judging panel, 3rd was Ethan (comedy); 2nd was Ellison & Finley (guitar & keyboard) and 1st was...Amie (gym dance). However, it was ridiculously close and everyone who took part have a brilliant future ahead of them!

13.7.18:   Our fantastic CHOIR visited Ash Grove Nursing Home, next to the Baptist Church, to sing, meet and greet. Mr Coleman and Mrs Nayar were extremely proud of the children. Click to watch videos...

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2 of our after-school clubs showed off what they had learnt and put together to their families! The street dance club demonstrated a fab routine... and see the drama photos below! The clubs have been very popular and successful.

Two groups of Year 5 & 6s went to the Houses of Parliament

for a tour of the Houses, to see the Houses of Commons & the House of Lords in session and to do a workshop on voting and the differences it can make. Northfield's MP, Richard Burden, also came along for a 15 minute Q&A session about being an MP. We also learnt about the Suffrogettes - click on the video clips to see the 360 degree video we watched!

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NETBALL COMPETITION - we took part in a netball competition and came 2nd!

Well done everyone who took part!

Nick Carter - adventurer - visited today (4.7.18) and shared his inspiring stories, including an amazing rescue...at the top of Mt Everest (now a world record!!!)!

He is now continuing his run to Lands End (from John O'Groats) raising money for charity. Here's with crossed fingers he makes it - he was brilliant in assembly!

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We had a special Eid party!

SCHOOL SPONSORED RUN - to support Nick Carter on his

epic John O'Groats- Land's End run (in aid of UK children's charities) -

we raised an amazing £556.05!

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...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 player too!

Visit to the REP Theatre, Birmingham to see

101 Dalmatians

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!

Planting Trees:

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! '

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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Family Remembrance 

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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Always Club

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.

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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School Council take part in a debate on refugees in Birmingham in the Council Chambers!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE NEWS REPORT WHERE OUR CHILDREN ARE INTERVIEWED! (Made In Birmingham, news, episode 68 (move to 7minutes!)