Saturday, 19 December 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

We had a fantastic time today making snowmen with our lunchtime supervisors. We worked together as a team and played very sensibly in the snow. We'd like to say a big thank you to all our wonderful lunchtime supervisors for making play time such fun!

Do you like Frosty?

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Let it snow in Cherry Class

Yesterday we took the opportunity to go out in the snow and have a go with our new cameras. We took lots of photos and even made a short video of us having fun out in the snow.

A big thank you to FOBs for making this possible!

It's a cold and frosty morning

Over the last few weeks our topic has been 'On a cold and frosty morning'. We had fun finding out about penguins and where they live.

We used different skills making penguins out of clay, paper and paint. We found out lots of information about penguins using books, photos, film and the internet which helped us to describe penguins to our friends.

At Christmas we turned part of our role play area into Santa's Grotto. Here we wrote letters to Santa, made toys for Santa's elves and enjoyed taking turns at being Santa.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Merry Christmas from Belle Vue!

** Don't forget to come along to our Christingle Church Service Friday 18th December at 2pm - St. Augustine's Church, Holly Road, Aldershot.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!

(Children return to school 5th Jan 2010)

'Let's Cook!' Autumn Term Home Learning Project

Our Home Learning Project this term was entitled 'Let's Cook!'.

Each child was able to put a scrapbook together about cooking and preparing food at home.

Some children even bought in their fabulous creations!

Each scrapbook could contain things like receipes, photographs, and shopping lists for instance.

All the children worked very hard and we were so pleased with the results!

A big well done to all the children of Belle Vue - your scrapbooks were fantastic!!


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Everyone in school was very excited when the snow arrived today, and just in time for playtime!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as us!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christingle celebrations!

As part of our Christmas celebrations, all the children have learnt about the Christingle and made their own to take home. The four cocktail sticks, ladened with fruit and sweets, represent the four corners of our world and remind us of all the good things God gave to the world. The red ribbon represents Jesus's blood and reminds us that he died on the cross. Whilst making our Christingles, we thought about a class wish to make the world a better place.

Year 2 celebrate St Lucia's day

Year 2 have been learning about different celebrations.

They decided to celebrate St Lucia's day. The oldest girl in each class dressed up in a white robe with a sash and wore a crown of evergreen leaves and candles.

St Lucia and led a parade around the classroom offering food to her peers.

They also learnt to sing a song in Swedish which is traditionally sung on St Lucia's day.

New whiteboard easels!

We would like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful FOBs who have bought new whiteboard easels for the classrooms. The teachers and children are enjoying using their new boards to help them with modelling and sharing good writing.

Move over Spielberg!...

The children of belle Vue would like to say a huge thank you to FOBS for their recent purchase of three FLIP video cameras for curriculum use. The children are really looking forward to improving their speaking and listening skills by videoing themselves and critiquing their performances. Who knows, maybe the next Hollywood blockbuster will be filmed here!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

PSCOs come to visit Year 1.

Year 1 were very well behaved - our local Police Community Support Officers have been for a visit.

PCSO Paul and PCSO Jade told us all about their job and how they keep us safe.

We tried on some of their uniform - the jacket was really heavy!

A Present for the Baby.

Year 1 and 2 are performing their fantastic Christmas production 'A Present for the Baby' this week. There will be diamonds, emeralds, silver rings and even a few elephants!
You won't want to miss it!

Wednesday 9th December - 9.30am

Thursday 10th December - 2.00pm

Friday 11th December - 2.00pm

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Move over Sir Alan!

This term, a group of pupils from Year Two have participated in an 'Enterprise Challenge.' They established their own business (The Crazy Christmas Cracker Co.) and developed a range of products to sell at the School Christmas Fair. Not only did they have to advertise their products by creating eye-catching and informative posters but they also had to decide what price to charge...bearing in mind that they wanted to make a profit!

In the end, their range of crackers and seasonal door wreaths sold incredibly quickly, helped by the extremely proficient sales technique of Cassandra and James! They made a total profit of £17.50 and will now meet to decide how the money will be spent!

Well done Year Two and ... watch out Sir Alan, we might have to say: 'Your Fired!'

Fire Crew Visit

Fire Crew visit Year 1

Year 1 had an exciting day when the Hampshire Fire Crew came to visit. They learnt all about being safe - Get Out! Stay Out! Call 999.

The children had great fun dressing up as fire fighters and using a hose to put out a pretend fire.
Some comments from the children...
"I liked putting the helmet on," said Ellie.
"I liked getting dressed up," said Abbey.
"I liked it when I drove the fire engine," said Maddie.
"It was great!" said Leah

Monday, 30 November 2009

Let's Celebrate!

Year 2 have been looking carefully at how to write a clear set of instructions.
As part of our topic 'Let's Celebrate' we decided to plan a party. Between Monday and Thursday we wrote instructions explaining how to make a party hat, how to play musical statues and how to make the perfect ice cream sundae. On Friday we put our instructions to the test and followed the instructions we had written.

The party was a great success! Why don't you try writing instructions to go with your home learning project?

Sunday, 22 November 2009

We're not afraid of the big bad wolf!

Plane class enjoyed performing the story of The Three Little Pigs in their class assembly.

Our assembly showed the importance of using the right materials when building a house. We sang many songs and showed the art, geography and science work we have been doing this term!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Anyone fancy a sandwich?

Year Two have really enjoyed designing, making and evaluating a sandwich with older children from Newport Junior School and The Connaught School.

We worked in teams with children from each school contributing to the design of the sandwich. Sometimes we had to take a vote to help us decide which ingredients to use and one group even played 'Rock, Paper, Scissors, Stone!'

We could choose from a range of protein including: cheese, ham and egg and we also had to decide which sandwich 'extras' we wanted to use to make our sandwich the most delicious! The best part was deciding how to present our sandwiches to make them look the best!

Which of our sandwiches would you want to eat? Leave a comment on the message board!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

What's your favourite sandwich flavour?

In Year Two, we have been enjoying surveying our friends to find out their favourite flavour of sandwich filling. To help us understand our data we drew bar charts. The most popular flavour had the tallest bar. In Birch class jam and tuna were the joint favourites whilst Chestnut and Hazel preferred cheese! What's your favourite sandwich flavour?
We are really looking forward to making our sandwiches with children from Newport Junior and The Connaught School next week!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Year 1 enjoyed a trip to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

We took part in a workshop where we learnt about the materials used to make houses from the past and present.
We looked inside an olden days school. We were amazed to find how different it was from our own school!

We explored inside Whittaker's cottages.

After an exciting and exhausting day it was finally time to wave goodbye and go back to school!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

We're Going to the Zoo

Year 2 visited Marwell Zoo on the 25th September, as part of our Safari topic.

Here we are at the Education Centre learning about fur, feather and scales.

We learnt a lot from the talk. Don't worry the crocodile isn't real!

Awww, we even saw a little pussy cat having a snooze!

We're zebra spotting.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Summer is here!

Good luck and best wishes to all our Year Two Leavers, and we'll see everyone else in September.



The Sunflower Home Learning Project has ended.

The children treated us all to an exhibition this Friday to show us what they'd been up to this term.

As you know the project was to grow a Sunflower and keep a scrapbook of how it all went including any photos, tables, graphs, writing and pictures that each child wanted to include.

The exhibition was FANTASTIC! The children had made such an effort, and the results were wonderful so thank you to all who took part and hopefully you will continue to enjoy your sunflower over the summer.