What a cold day it was on April 26th! Wind, rain and even some snow flurries!
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If you were out and about in the local area on Tuesday and Wednesday, you might have noticed groups of Prep. 5 and 6 pupils cycling along the roads accompanied by instructors from the ‘Bikeability Scheme.’ This was part of their level 2 Bikeability training which went on this week.
The pupils were taught how to safely mount and dismount, turn corners, do ‘U’ turns, pass parked cars and the position they should be riding in, when on a road. They learned the importance of visual checks when riding and also learned about the Highway Code.
If you’ve been following our Twitter and Facebook accounts during the last couple of weeks, you’ll have seen a flurry of messages and pictures containing happy looking children wearing shorts and T-shirts, taking photographs, eating ice cream, walking (a lot!) and enjoying adventures in a new place. It could only be our biennial trip to Barcelona, from which we safely returned on Friday of last week.
During the last term, our children took part in a number of writing competitions. These included the national 500 Words competition run by the BBC and Chris Evans; the Indepedent Schools Association's 'Horsey Junior' contest aimed at the Prep 5 and 6 children; and a challenge for all of the Bellevue Schools, co-ordinated by Weston Green School as part of World Book Day.
Well done to all of the children who entered and took part in all of these events. Prizes were given to the following pupils:
EYFS: Sanya P
KS1: Bertie B
On Thursday 21st April Prep 5 visited the Lowry in Salford, Manchester!
We're delighted to welcome Hannah Turner to Edenhurst this term, as our Art Teacher. Read on to find out more about her...
After months of preparation, the very first Bellevue Northern Music Festival took place on Monday 18th April at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Prep. 4 have begun a new topic this term in History: The Victorians.
We have begun by looking at the dates in which Queen Victoria was on the throne and also looking at what life was like for children at this time.
We have a trip booked to enhance our studies, to Blist Hill Victorian Village, where pupils can experience themselves what life was like during this period. This will involve being taught in a Victorian school House by a very strict teacher!
On Monday a squad of 9 swimmers from Prep. 5 and 6 took part in the Newcastle Schools' Gala and returned with a clutch of medals and a trophy.
There were individual events in front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and team relay events in the same strokes and a medley relay, which is where each member of the team swims a different stroke.
All of the swimmers were very successful, either coming first or second in their events. I am delighted to say that we won all of the relay races in our heats.
A team of Prep 5 and 6 girls travelled to Denstone Prep. School at Smallwood Manor for the first rounders match of the season. It wasn’t quite the expected weather that rounders is usually enjoyed in, so it was a case of brave the elements!
The match consisted of two innings of 28 ‘good balls’ in that way each team has exactly the same number of balls bowled at them.
Every year we set the challenge to complete a range of Eco activities at home and at school. Eco activities do not need to be expensive or time consuming. It may be as simple as remembering to switch a light off when leaving the room or as amazing as creating a sculpture out of waste materials. When you think about it, most of us do many things each day such as throwing away our rubbish or walking instead of using the car for short journeys.
When set numbers of activities have been completed pupils are awarded certificates:
In July 2015 we were offered a rather large plot at Lyme Valley allotments. We jumped at the chance and immediately took on the challenge (and what a challenge it has been!).
Reception have already been very busy this term.
We learnt about the patron saint of England, and discussed our event to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, which we will celebrate on her official birthday.
As part of our planting and growing topic we have planted cress and kept a daily diary, pansies, lettuce, radishes and sunflower seeds and also beans.
We have also been learning about Beatrix Potter and the story of Peter Rabbit.
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday, the children in Nursery decided to have their own afternoon tea party. The Explorers, Little Learners and Early Learners made their own crowns to wear and all the other children and staff including the Babies and Toddlers wore red, white and blue clothes. Jaxon even brought his own Union Jack flag!
To go with their Union Jack tablecloth the Little Learners children tasted cucumber sandwiches, mini muffins and scones with jam on top.