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World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day with a week of fun activities ranging from cookery, to role play, as well as having a “Bedtime Story” dress up day where all the teachers took it in turns to read their favourite story to a range of classes. Children had the opportunity to make masks and puppets, as well as listen to stories from other cultures. All staff and children took part in the different activities throughout the week, and a good time was had by all. Mrs Bell and Mrs Lomax also ran a very well supported parents forum to support parents with reading and writing at home.

Culture Day

Belvedere Junior School are committed to celebrating diversity and ensuring an inclusive environment for all our pupils.  On July 12th we organised at culture day to celebrate differences in culture within our school and the wider community.  Each year group were allocated a country and spent the day finding out about the cultures and beliefs of that country.  Some of the activities involved making traditional foods, listening to music and making traditional items from their chosen countries.  The children gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the countries cultures and beliefs.  Each class participated in a sharing assembly where they had the opportunity to share their knowledge and findings with the rest of the school.

French Day

In June, all children immersed themselves in French life during ‘French Day’. Pupils were treated to a typical French breakfast of a croissant and a glass of orange juice before starting their French lessons. Lessons ranged from asking how old someone is to ordering food.

Red Nose Day

On March 15th Belvedere Junior School joined the nation and dedicated a day to Comic Relief.  Everybody wore their official Red Nose and came dressed as a super hero.  In class we raised money by doing silly dress up.  Alongside this we learnt about life in Kenya and Ghana.  During a special assembly, the raffle was drawn and some very unique prices were won.  After school we held the ‘Belvedere Bake Off’ cake sale.  Overall we raised nearly £1000.

Safety Day

Children’s safety is paramount at Belvedere Junior School and with fireworks night coming up, we held a safety day.  White Watch from Erith fire station came in and showed the children the fire engine demonstrating the different equipment.  Local PCSOs visited every class showing how they can help.  They talked about fire work safety, stranger danger and Halloween safety.  We were lucky to have Sally Barrett from the road safety team come in and deliver a road safety workshop to every class.