Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A Special Visit from some Firefighters

Today, Year 1 had a visit from 3 Firefighters, Nick, Dave and Paul. They taught us all about fire safety. We saw the special uniform they would wear to keep them safe.

We also got to take a ride in their fire engine! We enjoyed the flashing lights and loud siren. Some of us even got to drive the vehicle.

Finally, we had a go at using the hose to put out a fire.

Now if we see a fire we will remember to Get Out! Stay Out! Call 999!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Schools OPEN!

Monday 6th December 2010

Both Belle Vue and Newport Schools will be open as normal today.

We are looking forward to sharing your poems and pictures from your snow days. Bring your work in to share with your class - the best examples will go on display!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Belle Vue and Newport Schools Closed Today

Friday 3rd December 2010

Unfortunately, due to continuing adverse weather, both Belle Vue School and Newport School will be closed today.

A new date for the Newport Christmas Fayre will be posted here soon as will any further updates.

Well done to the following children who have already submitted excellent poems through wizkid: Kyle, Kaitlyn, Shannon. Aimee, Arran, Christian, Ellie and Rhiann. Log on to wizkid to read them and to post your own!

If your children cannot log onto wizkid, then here are some ideas for what they can do:

1.) Have a go at writing your own snow poem. You could describe how the snow looks, feels, tastes, smells and sounds. Can you illustrate your poem and bring it in for display?

2.) Can you create a poster to advertise the forthcoming Christmas Plays? The best posters will be used in school!

3.) Fruit and vegetable pictogram/graphs!
Have a look in your kitchen and count how many different types of fruit or vegetables you have. How many of each type do you have? Create a graph or pictogram showing us. We will create a display back in school.

Finally...be safe and wrap up warm!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Newport and Belle Vue Schools OPEN

Wednesday 1st December 2010

Both Newport and Belle Vue Schools are OPEN as normal today.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Wildlife Area

On Saturday 9th October 2010, parents, teachers and governors all met up to continue the transformation of the wildlife area into an interesting and exciting space for the children to learn.

We cleared the paths and pond as well as undertaking the difficult task of pulling out the brambles.

Bulbs were planted and we are now looking forward to a colourful array of flowers during the spring time.

The entrance to the wildlife area is now framed by two eye catching raised beds.

To encourage more wild visitors to the area, can you spot the new habitats we introduced?

We are hoping to see birds, butterflies, frogs and ladybirds as a result.

By tying rope around the trees we created a trail for the children to follow whilst blindfolded. Though guiding one another this sensory experience will provide them with the opportunity to gain valuable team building skills.

Thank you once again to everyone who came along to help.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Year 2 - Over and Out!

Year 2 have had a very exciting week. On Thursday we performed our Leaver's Assembly to our parents and friends, and today we have had our Leaver's Party. We played lots of fun games and danced to all of our favourite music. We particularly enjoyed wrapping the adults up in toilet roll. What a fantastic week! Thank you to FOBs for making our party happen.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Minibeasts galore!

As part of Year 2's topic 'I Spy' we have been looking at our school grounds and what habitats we can find. We explored the pond area, the woodland and the dry school playground.

What minibeasts do you think we found? Next time you are at school, take a closer look at some of these areas and see what you can find!


Recently, we were visited by a Theatre Company who performed the story of Pinocchio for us. It was great!
Who was your favourite character?

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

We cordially invite you to our fairytale banquet with the King and Queen...

Early Years were invited to a Fairytale ball by the King and Queen earlier this week as an end to our Once Upon a Time topic. We all came to school dressed as fairytale characters. We had princes and princesses, pirates and even a pig!

We started the day with fun and fabulous fairytale activities. We made yummy cakes, sparkly crowns and searched for the crown jewels. After lunch we then showed off our super outfits with a parade before settling down at our tables for our banquet. It was a gorgeous day with the sun shining, so we took the ball outside. We sat at long tables to eat scrumptious fruit jelly and ice cream (remembering our table manners!) and listened to some orchestral music. After, we had the opportunity to share our talents and perform a song or dance on our stage! We have some great singers in Early Years! To finish off the afternoon, we all joined together for a dance and learned how to dance with a partner to the Waltz.

We all had a lovely day, full of fairytale and fantasy!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Once Upon a Time...

This half term we have been reading fairy tale stories, we began with Jack and the Beanstalk. We have had lot's of fun planting seeds and watching our plants grow. We have taken photos of different plants in the school grounds and painted beautiful flowers.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

FOBS Sponsored Walk

It's our Sponsored Walk today and we're still doing it despite the weather so come along and join in all the fun and help raise money for our school.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spaghetti towers

How do you build a tall tower using only spaghetti and jelly sweets? With lots of patience and hard work.

Science club discovered that some shapes are stronger than others even when they are made from spaghetti and jelly sweets. The challenge was to make a tall tower which could stand alone. We found that the towers which had a square or triangular base were the strongest.

Why not try it at home?

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Developing the Wildlife Area

On Saturday 24th April parents, governors and staff were all involved in clearing our wildlife area.

We cleared the pond saving tadpoles, newts and frogs for the children to enjoy in their science lessons.

We developed a teaching area. Having dug out the grass and filled the hole with bark we installed a small fence and are now awaiting our oak logs for seating.

Some of us were involved in clearing the prickly
brambles to develop a summer meadow. This
will encourage a wide variety of butterflies and
insects to visit us.

After an exhausting day we were delighted with the results. Come and take a walk along our nature trail and visit our beautiful pond area!

Thank you to all staff, parents and governors involved in creating a wonderful wildlife area for the children of Belle Vue.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Early Years enter the world of Fantasy and Fairy tale

'FEE FI FO FUM, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN' said the Giant to the children of Early Years this week as we began a new and exciting topic for the Summer term.

We have started looking at fantasy and fairy tales with a new topic of 'Once Upon A Time'. This week we have listened to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and we have started to grow our own plants. We have talked about what our seeds will need to help them grow, as well as act our stories in the Giant's Castle and role-play in our Garden centre in the new shared area.

What can you do at home to help your child with this topic? For ideas, have a look at the Early Years topic newsletter that has come home this week!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Healthy Hats

Last week was book week and our theme was all about being active and keeping healthy. On Friday we were asked to wear a hat to assembly decorated with a healthy theme. Birch Class decided to put their favourite five a day on their hats.

Sport's Relief 2010 - What did YOU do?

Friday, 26 March 2010

Playground Equipment!

This week Year 1 visited their local park and looked at the different types of play equipment.
Some of us enjoyed having a go on the see-saw, whilst others enjoyed playing on the slide.

When we got back to class we designed a piece of equipment, thinking about how it would move, the colours and how to make it secure.
Here are some of our creations!