Sports Week 2020 26th Jun 2020 - 8 images
So many children participated at both home and school and whilst we missed the three traditional Sports Days that usually take place at Bellefield this year, everybody adapted well to the challenges. Congratulations to everybody who participated, it was wonderful to have the whole school working together again! Congratulations to Willow class who won the most points and won the Bellefield Sports Day trophy!
Holi Festival 2020! 20th Mar 2020 - 11 images
On March 10th our whole school celebrated the Hindu Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colours. Originally, this festival was celebrated in Northern India, but it is now celebrated all over the world. It marks the beginning of spring and religiously it is a celebration of 'good over evil'. Each class participated in an arts and crafts activity and presented these to the school in Collective Worship. We created Mehndi Hands, Splatter Paint Silhouettes, Cosmic Sun Catchers, Zentangle Elephants, Colourful Maps of India, Fireworks Paintings and Tissue Paper Flowers, which will make a vibrant display board.
Sport Relief 2020! 13th Mar 2020 - 5 images
The children and staff at Bellefield School have had a fantastic and energetic time raising money for Sport Relief again this year. With the sun shining, the school started the day with a Netball Shoot-Out competition between the Staff and the Year 6 children. After a close encounter, in front of the whole school, the staff won scoring 25 with the Year 6's performing amazing well with a score of 19. The school then took to the track and the whole school completed the Sport Relief Mile! All children were enthusiastic and we were amazed by the commitment of all the children. Special thanks also to the Year 6's who helped lead the event, although I think there will be a few sore legs in the morning! The School Council have raised £240 over the past three weeks selling Sport Relief wristbands and we will update the page shortly with the final totals raised. Thank you to you all for your generosity for this worthy cause.
World Book Week 2020 6th Mar 2020 - 12 images
What a fantastic week! As always it’s been wonderful to see all the children enjoy a range of activities put on by our staff. On Monday, after school, up to 100 children came back to school for ‘Bedtime Stories’ with the staff. All the children were dressed for the occasion and brilliantly behaved. They selected from a range of stories to choose from and enjoyed listening to the stories whilst enjoying a Hot Chocolate in their pyjamas with their favourite teddy! On Wednesday, teachers swapped classes and read their favourite stories. On Thursday, the staff were overwhelmed by ‘Work Book Day’ and all the incredible costumes. Thanks must go to you the parents for making such a big effort with the costumes and you can rest assured, the children had a wonderful day. Tracy Hager who works with Wiltshire Libraries visited in our special ‘World Book Day Assembly’ and entertained the children whilst many received certificates for being the best dressed book characters. We finished the week with a special 'sharing assembly' where the school came to together to share the new things they had learnt in the week.
Dance Festival 2020 6th Mar 2020 - 5 images
On the 13th February 2020, fourteen Year Six pupils were fortunate to participate in the annual West Wiltshire Dance Festival at The Bath Forum. Over 1,000 people watched the children dance to a medley of songs based on 'Our Wonderful World'. The children showed some amazing choreography and technicality when dancing. Fifteen other schools (Primary and Secondary) took part for the final day of the three day festival and Bellefield once again shone. Many thanks to the staff involved, who were instrumental in guiding the group to perform to such a high standard and were incredibly proud of the children. Congratulations to all the pupils involved for all your hard work and dedication, you were amazing!
SS Great Britain 2020 2nd Mar 2020 - 12 images
Congratulations to all the children in Chestnut, Hazel and Willow Class who visited the SS Great Britain in Bristol on 27th February 2020 as part of their study on Isambard Kingdom Brunel. All the staff reported that the children were great ambassadors throughout the day and represented Bellefield fabulously. Thank-you to all the staff and adult volunteers who made the day a success. The children are loving learning about their new topic, Engineering and the influence Brunel had on our local surroundings. The exhibits had the children fully engaged and they also were thrilled to drive under the Clifton Suspension Bridge on their return to school.
Nursery Grand Opening 2020 2nd Mar 2020 - 12 images
Our amazing new Nursery building was officially opened during February Half Term and what a fantastic event it was. Our Nursery is an outstanding place for children's early learning where they can grow to be the best they can be in such a practical and stimulating environment. The theme for the afternoon was 'Pirates' and we had the great pleasure of inviting Gemma Hunt from CBeebies who hosts the popular children's programme 'Swashbuckle' to cut the red ribbon and officially open the building. She was friendly and superb with the children and parents who kindly turned up for the afternoon and ensured we all had a memorable time learning catchy songs and fun games. Many Staff and Governors joined us for the special day along with Gary from ‘CabinCo’ who created the construction. We would like to thank the whole team at Bellefield who have made the Nursery building a reality and I know it will be treasured for years to come. A special thank you must also go to Miss Lillywhite and Mrs Bennett for their vision from the start to bring about our Nursery and to help it run in such a successful way here at Bellefield.
Young Voices 2019/20 17th Jan 2020 - 2 images
In January 2020, 25 pupils from Year 4, 5 and 6, as part of the Young Voices choir, enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Young Voices event at Birmingham Genting Arena. Schools from across the Country joined together to learn new songs and dance routines in a fully immersive musical experience. The group spent the day rehearsing then in the evening performing what they'd learnt in a concert featuring artists such as Tony Hadley, The Urban Strides, Routi and The Shires! The children (and Teachers!) had a fantastic day and can't wait to do it again!
Christmas at Bellefield 2019 20th Dec 2019 - 22 images
Bellefield have been doing a fantastic job at getting into the Christmas spirit this year, the children can barely contain their excitement! The classes have been studying the Christmas story and the birth of Jesus and have enjoyed making Christingles and other Advent items. Hawthorn and Maple class performed their Nativity to all their friends and family. They did a fantastic job, singing their songs and saying their lines with confidence and smiles on their faces! The pupils and staff all worked so hard and the performance reflected that, well done all. Chestnut, Hazel and Willow performed an outstanding rendition of the 'Jolly Christmas Postman'. All classes worked incredibly hard to produce a very festive show full of songs, dance and some excellent acting. Well done to all the pupils for their hard work and enthusiasm and also to all the staff for all the hard work they put in. The Nursery children enjoyed a walk to the Post Box to post their letters to Father Christmas. A group of children have visited a local Retirement Home to sing some Christmas Carols to the residents and were very well received. The whole school have also walked down to the local church, St Jame's for their annual Christmas service; singing lots of Carols and listening to some excellent readings by the Year 6 children. To finish of the term, Bellefield welcomed a special visitor, Father Christmas who visited each of the classes to say hello and well done for another excellent term. Merry Christmas from all the staff and governors at Bellefield School!
KS1 Christmas Performance 20th Dec 2019 - 15 images
Chestnut, Hazel and Willow performed an outstanding rendition of the 'Jolly Christmas Postman'. All classes worked incredibly hard to produce a very festive show full of songs, dance and some excellent acting. Well done to all the pupils for their hard work and enthusiasm and also to all the staff for all the hard work they put in..
Sycamore, Oak & Cedar Class Topic Assembly 22nd Nov 2019 - 4 images
Sycamore, Oak and Cedar class performed a wonderful assembly showcasing some of the things they had learnt about their class topic this term; The Romans. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm the children had for this topic, especially their rendition of 'Like A Roman'.
The Lion King 19th Nov 2019 - 9 images
Wow, what an amazing production! Chestnut, Hazel and Willow class performed their take on The Lion King with the most amazing dancing and singing.
Foundation Stage Sports Day 2019 19th Nov 2019 - 4 images
All children were fantastic for Sports Day 2019. Everyone participated and encouraged each other whilst the Year 6's set a great example and helped them during each event. Particular highlights were the obstacle course and the parachute event.
Maple & Hawthorn Trip to Wagamama 24th Jul 2019 - 2 images
Both Reception classes had a lovely walk to town to visit Wagamama where they learnt all about different types of food. They started by learning and tasting lots of different vegetables then trying lots of very interesting smoothies that they watched being made. All the children participated in a 'chopstick' challenge to see how many pieces of food they could move in 30 seconds, they were very competitive and had some very impressive chopstick skills! They ended with a bowl of steaming noodles and all had a fantastic time.
Summer Fair 2019 24th Jul 2019 - 3 images
The summer fair was another great success raising over £1,400 of funds for the school. Fun was had by all on the bouncy castles, obstacle courses, sporting events, wide range of stalls, BBQ and new for 2019 the animals from Tropical Discovery Workshops. Some very brave children had the opportunity to handle lots of different animals!
Reception Classes Summer Fair 24th Jul 2019 - 4 images
In preparation for the school summer fair, Maple and Hawthorn class ran their own summer fair. This included a wide range of stalls, games and snacks. The children had a brilliant time and did a fabulous job of organising their own stalls. They were then all treated to an ice cream from the ice cream van!
Chestnut, Hazel & Willow Class Trip to Longleat 5th Jul 2019 - 6 images
Three lucky classes had a trip to Longleat to enhance their Africa topic learning this term. The children (and Teachers!) had a great time on the safari as well as trips on the boat and train. They even got the chance to see the new Australian arrivals - the koala's!
Sports Day 2019 5th Jul 2019 - 9 images
Beautiful weather made for an excellent Sports Day in 2019. Great participation and team spirit. Each colour worked as a team to score the most points across a number of different stations including basketball, hurdles, obstacle races as well as our annual running races being held. Great fun had by all.
Maple Class Get Creative 5th Jul 2019 - 4 images
Maple class have been having lots of fun in class getting very creative!
Easter Service 5th Jul 2019 - 3 images
The whole school took a walk to St Thomas' Church where the Easter service was enjoyed by all. Some excellent readings, Well Done.
World Environment Day Planting 5th Jul 2019 - 3 images
In preparation for World Environment Day back in June some representatives of the School Council assisted Elite Charity Solutions in planting some new bushes in our Spiritual Area. The children helped plant the new bushes as well as learning about how they would help our environment. The children worked very hard, the ground was so solid! Many thanks to all involved.
Author Visit 5th Jul 2019 - 3 images
We are delighted to be welcoming back the local author Joffre White Thursday 13th June. He visited school a few years ago and was inspirational! The children had a fantastic day with Joffre and worked incredibly hard during the workshops. Joffre was a pleasure to have at school and commented on how excellent the children were.
Margaret Stancomb Site Visit June 2019 17th Jun 2019 - 7 images
Two representatives from Bellefield School Youth Parliament visited the old Margaret Stancomb school site with a number of current Bellefield staff members who used to work at the school. The staff found the visit very nostalgic especially when some of their display boards were still up! The pupils, along with pupils from other schools were given a tour of the site by Selwood Housing. Selwood explained the importance of affordable housing in the area and explained how the old school building was going to be converted into three terraced houses and some additional housing would also be built on the site. The children also participated in helping to lift some of the old parquet flooring and everyone had a fantastic time.
World Enviroment Day 2019 7th Jun 2019 - 2 images
A group of Year 6 children celebrated World Environment Day 2019 creating recycling posters to enter into a national competition. The winning poster will be used by a charity as their front cover on one of their recycling scheme leaflets. The posters were fantastic!
Year 4 Residential 2019 17th May 2019 - 4 images
The Year 4's enjoyed their first residential trip staying in a Castle! Whilst there they enjoyed archery, fencing and traditional bread and candle making.
Swimming Gala 2019 3rd May 2019 - 1 images
The Swimming Team finished in joint 3rd position in the Large Schools Gala along with St John's. We won two individual races and one relay race. This was our best performance since starting in 2008! Well done everyone.
STEM Trip to John of Gaunt School 22nd Mar 2019 - 10 images
A group of children enjoyed a trip to the local secondary school. The children learnt to make their own sparklers using bunsen burners and metal salts.
Bikeability 2019 22nd Mar 2019 - 2 images
Some of the Year 6's completed their Bikeability course during March 2019. The instructor was impressed by their enthusiasm and politeness and commented on how all the children were an asset to the school.
Hawthorn and Maple Class Trip to the Library 22nd Mar 2019 - 6 images
Hawthorn and Maple class enjoyed a walk to the library where they were read a story by the Children's Librarian. They loved getting a chance to explore the library.
World Book Day 2019 22nd Mar 2019 - 5 images
The whole school enjoyed dressing up as their favorite literacy character to celebrate World Book Day.
The Duck Eggs Have Arrived! 15th Mar 2019 - 3 images
Bellefield have welcomed the season of Spring by welcoming some duck eggs to the school. Four eggs have hatched and the children are looking forward to meeting them, learning how to handle and care for them and watching them grow!
Robotics 2019 15th Feb 2019 - 5 images
Work has been underway in preparation for this year's annual Lego Robotics challenge. The children visited the HP Centre in Bristol to attend the Institute of Engineering & Technology's First Lego League UK & Ireland 2018/19. The children worked extremely hard on the day and ranked highly within their group.
Young Voices January 2019 8th Feb 2019 - 5 images
The choir enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Young Voices event at Birmingham Genting Arena. Schools from across the Country joined together to learn new songs and dance routines in a fully immersive musical experience. The group spent the day rehearsing then in the evening performing what they'd learnt in a concert featuring artists such as Tony Hadley, Sharlene Hector and Beau Dermott! The children (and Teachers!) had a fantastic day and can't wait to do it again!
Berlin Trip - Never Such Innocence November 2018 21st Dec 2018 - 4 images
This term we were delighted to hear that we had won a song writing competition organised by Never Such Innocence, a charity set up to involve school children in the 1914-18 Centenary. The song was written as part of the ‘Together Project’ in which school children from Britain and Germany were asked to song write to remember lives lost during both World War 1 and 2 and to promote hope and unity for the future. In November eight Year 6 children collected their prize and performed at a ceremony at the British Embassy in Berlin. Mrs Redfern, who organised the entry said, ‘We are excited to have won and honoured that our song, Peaceful Land, will be a part of the commemorations’.
World War 1 Remembrance 16th Nov 2018 - 4 images
The whole school attended a World War 1 Assembly presented by Trowbridge Museum and all classes enjoyed creating artwork for a fantastic display remembering the Great War.
Nursery Outdoor Play 2018 22nd Oct 2018 - 7 images
Nursery children enjoy riding Balance Bikes and learning to ride them safely
Football Team Victory! 22nd Oct 2018 - 1 images
The Bellefield footballers celebrate victory at the Trowbridge League in October 2018 at John of Gaunt for the second year running!
Term 1 Topics 2018/19 22nd Oct 2018 - 14 images
Each class is working hard this term learning about their new topics.
Science & Engineering Visit to County Hall 22nd Oct 2018 - 5 images
A small group of children had an exciting a peek into the future at the Science and Engineering event at County Hall. Baroness Jane Scott OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, opened the event. “It’s thrilling to think that today’s event could inspire one, or two, or perhaps even more Wiltshire students to follow such a noble calling.”
SS Great Britain Trip 2018 12th Oct 2018 - 4 images
Willow, Hazel and Chestnut class had an exciting trip to the SS Great Britain
Sports Day 2018 12th Oct 2018 - 7 images
The children enjoyed another fantastic Sports Day which included a sponsored dance-a-thon for charity
Maple Class Wellie Walk 2018 12th Oct 2018 - 4 images
Reception children in Maple enjoy their Autumnal wellie walk
Fire Safety Visits 2018 12th Oct 2018 - 4 images
Pupils learn about fire safety during October 2018 visits
Bellefield's Got Talent 21st Aug 2015 - 6 images
What a great array of talent we had this year! Well done to our 2015 winner - Hannah Burden.
Hazel's Library party! 21st Aug 2015 - 3 images
Congratulations to Hazel class who won our library competition. We think they (and Mr Davies!!) enjoyed their party at the library!!!
Y4 Braeside trip 2015 20th Aug 2015 - 13 images
In June, our Y4 children went to Braeside for their first residential!
Foundation trip to BOA 12th Jun 2015 - 11 images
Our Foundation stage took the train to Bradford on Avon for the day!
Bees visit Bellefield! 12th Jun 2015 - 2 images
What an amazing sight, a swarm of bees visited our wild area before moving on to find a new home.
Y5 Iford Opera 11th Jun 2015 - 8 images
Y5 worked hard to perform an amazing opera for the Bath Music Festival!
Cedar class visit a Victorian school 11th Jun 2015 - 4 images
Cedar class recently spent a day at Sevington Victorian school, they found out just how different life was for Victorian children!
Y1/2 classes assembly 11th Jun 2015 - 3 images
Our Y1/2 classes recently performed some brilliant singing and dancing, to celebrate all the things they have learnt about Africa during the Spring term!
Brilliant Library Scheme! 12th May 2015 - 3 images
Class trips to the library as part of the trial loyalty scheme
Y5/6 Glastonbury Trip 27th Apr 2015 - 4 images
We learnt some amazing things about the Anglo Saxons on our trip to Glastonbury Abbey!
Braeside 2014 27th Apr 2015 - 5 images
Y4 residential trip to Braeside - look at all the fun they had!