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Impala 2023 - 2024

The Mini Olympics

We were very excited to take part in the Inspire+ Mini Olympics at the Meres along with the children in Barasingha Class and our Young Sports Ambassadors. We represented the country of Switzerland and were given a real taste of how the Olympic Games work. During the procession in the opening ceremony, we proudly carried the flag we had made, and then got on with a very busy day!

 

During the day, we danced and ran and practised boxing, ball, tennis, badminton and wheel chair skills. We also had the opportunity to meet and gain the autographs of some of the sporting celebrities who were there for the day. We all had a brilliant time and our thanks go to all at Inspire+!

Visit To Londonthorpe Woods

As you know, this year I have introduced Forest School to Belmont with activities taking place in the Wildlife Area. During term 6, our class along with Barasingha had the opportunity to extend their learning by visiting the outdoor classroom at Londonthorpe Woods! Due to the wonderful support of the Woodland Trust there was no cost for the trip which took place during a school day.

 

All of the children had a wonderful time as they participated in activities that included pond dipping, sketching and den building. You can see a selection of photos below.

The Art Of Henri Rousseau

We have been looking at the works and painting techniques of the French post-impressionist painter, Henri Rousseau, who is best known for his bold pictures of the jungle. The children have created some wonderful paintings!

Our Fabulous Learning Celebration!

I would like to thank everyone for the amazing response to our food DT celebration. The buzz in the hall was great and we know the children loved sharing their books, and letting their family members taste and review their delicious dips!

A Visit By Sunita

We were delighted to welcome Sunita from the 'Indian Experience' back to Belmont where she led a whole school assembly and told the story of Rama and Sita. Afterwards, our class and the children in Barasingha took part in classroom workshops where they learned about Hindu Gods and Hindu ceremonies before spending the afternoon dressing in traditional Indian clothing and learning some Bollywood style dancing. It was a great experience which all loved and we look forward to seeing Sunita again soon.

Easter Experience Workshop

We loved our visit to the Church of Ascension where we took part in an Easter Experience workshop led by Reverend Sam. We learnt all about the Easter story by moving to five different stations and listening and answering questions. The children were brilliant and sang, 'Our God is a great big God' at the end with juice and biscuits! The children were also kindly given handmade knitted chicks with three mini chocolate eggs inside to bring home.

World Book Day

We had a wonderfully busy day celebrating our love for books! During the day we enjoyed a special assembly and lots of book-themed learning and activities. Everyone looked brilliant and we enjoyed sharing as many of their favourite stories as we could throughout the day!

Skeletons!

In science we have been learning about skeletons – their purpose, and the names of different bones. The children have worked so well with each other, sharing and discussing ideas.

NSPCC Number Day - Dress Up For Digits/NSPCC Rocks!

Children wore an item of clothing with a number on it and made a suggested donation of £1 towards the NSPCC on Numbers Day. We were very impressed by the creative outfits and the money raised will help the NSPCC run its Speak Out Stay Safe programme to help children understand what abuse is and what to do if they're scared or worried.

 

We spent the day doing lots of fun Maths activities, and we took part in a Times Table Rock Stars Competition: NSPCC ROCKS! Each child who entered had a maximum of 1 hour to get as many correct answers as possible. The children were given some time in class to do this but completed their hour at home.

 

Thank you so much to everyone who supported this great event!

Forest School

This year, with support from the Woodland Trust, I am introducing Forest School to Belmont! Two classes are taking part this term and they have been very excited to start their outdoor learning adventure! Forest School aims to support the whole child – their physical, mental and emotional development - and build on a child’s innate motivation and positive attitude to learning, offering them the opportunities to take  supported risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves, in a woodland or natural environment.

 

Impala Class have their weekly Forest school session every Monday - whatever the weather! As well as a suitable coat, we ask that children are provided with a pair of named wellies in a bag that can be brought into school on their Forest School day or kept in school if easier!

Clay Tiles

In Art this term we have been working with clay to create a tile inspired by the sculptor Mark Reed.

Moving Monsters!

In our Design Technology we used pneumatic systems to create a moving monster! The children showed amazing imaginations and DT skills.

Children In Need Day

Everyone looked fab for Children in Need Day, raising lots of money for the charity. Well done Impala Class!

Corum Life Education Visit

We all loved seeing Harold the Giraffe and learning how to keep our bodies and minds healthy when Jenny and Sarah from Coram Life Education came to Belmont this week. Children took part in a fantastic workshop discussing topics such as healthy diets and understanding what is important to us.

A Wonderful Harvest Celebration!

I am very proud of the children along with those in Barasingha Class who welcomed their parents and carers to our harvest celebration. They all did a brilliant job and sang beautifully! They thought about why we celebrate harvest in the autumn and why we support people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

 

We would like to say a big thank you for all the wonderful food donations which we have delivered to Grantham Foodbank.

Trip To Flag Fen

We had an amazing ‘stone age survival’ day at Flag Fen! During the day, we practiced house building, doing ‘wattle and daub’; we made paints with natural materials; we were hunters and threw spears; we explored bronze age and stone age artefacts and finally spent time in a roundhouse with a warming fire!

Cave Drawing and Painting!

We have really enjoyed our learning about the Stone Age. The children loved drawing and painting their own cave art. We all had great fun and the children showed a real understanding of how different life was in the Stone Age. What a brilliant start to the new school year!

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