Family Funday's at William Bellamy 2015
Easter Family Fun Days At William Bellamy Primary School 2015
Family Fun Days - Summer 2014
Due to the extensive building works in the school this summer it was difficult to arrange fun days on the school site so we needed to look further afield for activities that were of a small or no cost to our families.
Locally we were able to arrange professionally supervised canoeing at a local lake. It was a lovely warm day, perfect for having fun and getting extremely wet in shallow water. This was a child only trip, supervised by the Nurture Team and a couple of the school volunteers.
We had a picnic in the park, then played ball games and invaded the swings. All of the children enjoyed this event and took to it like ducks in water!
Parents were asked to donate £2 towards the cost. We travelled in the school minibus. A lovely day was had by all!
Cinema trip and McDonalds
On two consecutive days we organised trips to our local Vue cinema for 30 children to see "Lego Movie" and then afterwards lunch at McDonalds. Parents were asked to donate £2 towards the cost of this. We travelled in our school minibus.
For some of our children this was their first experience of going to the cinema. Just looking at the wonder and excitement on the children's faces made it all so worthwhile.
Maldon Promenade Park
This trip was organised for the whole family to enjoy. We took our school mini-bus and the school paid for an additional registered driver with another 9 seater minibus. Two other families followed in their own cars. We gave each family a pack containing information on all activites that the park had to offer. The sun shone with a slight breeze, perfect for the day ahead. A firm favourite was the 'fun splash'. All the families headed there straight away. We had already informed the families about the cost of this, £2 for 30 minutes.
Other activites included a large galleon for the children to climb and slide on, a large sand pit, fun fair, maze, and swing park. Situated on the river black water, there were boat rides and crabbing also.
There were some very tired children (and parents....and staff!) on the way home. However, a few parents said they would have liked to have stayed longer. Reminder to us for next year!
William Bellamy hosted our first Easter Egg Family Hunt on the 16th April 2014. 30 tickets were available and we had a full house. We had fantastic weather and the families were able to play outside in the play area. Activities included basket making, egg and spoon race, storytelling, face painting and of course the egg hunt. It was a great experience and very successful. The children and their parents/carers had a great time and all the children went home with a basket full of goodies, given to them by our famous Easter Bunny!!!!!!!!!
"As long as the children are happy and enjoying themselves then Mum is happy"
"Great fun, something to do all the time."
"Lovely morning of fun!"
"My daughter really enjoyed it."
"Enjoyed seeing the children play and joining in their activities."
"The staff were very polite and helpful."
Easter Family Fun Days
10th & 17th April 2014
After the success of the summer break fun days, we decided to organise another two in the Easter break. Working alongside our Family Support colleagues and other key staff we came up with an inexhaustible list of families who we felt would enjoy the benefit from an invitation to these funs days.
All activities were at no cost to the families and all that was required is that they provided their family with a lunch and to have fun.
Extensive building work continues so the venue this them was KS1 school hall and the outside area. Access was good and the outside area was enclosed, providing the children with a large climbing frame and grass. Activities were varied and the children and their parents went home with lots of treats in their ‘goody bags’ all promising to ‘see you next week’.
The 17th was extra special because it was the day before Good Friday. We provided lots of Easter themed crafts, e.g. Easter baskets, with a promise that something magical might be in them by the end of the day.
We had a visit from the Easter Bunny who gave out little treats and filled the baskets with lots of goodies. Lots of photographs were taken to commemorate this fun filled day. Face painting was a particular favourite as well as the fruit kebabs and biscuit decorating.
Best of all, the sun shone again, yippeeeeeeeee!!!!
" The kids loved it. We would definitely come again."
"My child really enjoyed this club. We would both attend future clubs."
" I think these are brilliant for the children as they know everyone."
" A big thank you, I don't know what I would of done without you all over such a long holiday."
Dads support with LBBD's new Reading Campaign!
William Bellamy is in the news once again! We were selected from schools throughout the borough to support with LBBD's reading campaign. A huge thank you to the dads who were photographed reading with their children - look out for them on posters on buses and bus stops around the area! We will be photographed again this week in our costumes for World Book Day as part of the press release - and watch this space for a radio interview on Time FM with Mrs Massar and Mrs Wilmore - talking about all the amazing things we are doing at WB to support you to be the very best readers you can be!!!
Click on the link below to view the posters of our Dads and pupils!
On 5th and 6th December, just before the end of the day, we all changed into our pyjamas (teachers too!) and settled down for a bedtime story! We invited our grown ups in to listen to how our teachers read to us, the sorts of questions they ask us and the discussions we have about stories.
Our bedtime stories were a HUGE success with over 212 of our grown ups joining in!
Family Fun Days 2013
With the long summer school break approaching, we were looking at ways in which we could support some of our families during this time. The Nurture Team and The Voice put their thinking heads together and came up with the idea of providing three “Family Fun Days”! As a team we identified families we felt would benefit and enjoy this provision and contacted the parents asking if they would like to attend.
These fun days were full of various activities which were different on each of the days. There was something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. At the end of each session the children went home clutching their artwork, some a joint effort made with their parents. A party bag was also given to each child on their way home – some parents commented that it was the first party bag that their child had ever received! The last session was slightly different, we had a bouncy castle and a free BBQ for all.
Photographs were taken and the families made a fridge magnet with their photo attached to take home as a positive memory of their time at the Fun Days.
Parents and their children were asked to complete a short questionnaire to give us some feedback on the fun days and we received 100% positive feedback! We can’t wait for our next “Family Fun Day”!