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Welcome to Belvedere Junior School

Have an amazing Summer break. School begins again for all children on Wednesday 29th August at 8.50am.
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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’.
  

100% Attendance Award winners

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This year we had over 50 children with 100% attendance. The lucky winners of a £200 Halfords voucher were Naomi in 4A and Adriel in 5G. We are very proud of every child for working so hard to be in school everyday this year and hope to have even more children in the raffle next year. Also in the raffle were two Year 6 pupils who achieved an amazing 4 years with no absences. A phenomenal achievement which we hope can continue in secondary school.

Healthy food = Healthy mind

Here at Belvedere, we are celebrating the end of another successful year, and one success has been our raised beds which have provided us with healthy 'brain food'. The kitchen staff have very kindly taken our bountiful harvest and created a delicious range of steamed vegetables and a wonderful, colourful, tasty salad bar, using our home grown organic produce.

Well done to everyone for looking after their vegetable beds in this hot weather. 

 

Barnehurst Golf Club Day

On Monday the 9th July the children from the golf club visited Barnehurst Golf Course.

The lovely people from Barnehurst had very kindly reserved us 10 bays on the driving range and supplied us with 100 balls each.

Mr Senington set various challenges of distance, target accuracy and dropping the ball in the basket.

One of the children on the way back said “This has been the best day ever!”

Many many thanks to everyone at Barnehurst Golf Course for making it a very memorable day for the children.

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Watch our latest news video to find out what is happening at school.

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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.