The end of term always brings mixed emotions. Everyone is excited about going on holiday but there is also sadness at having to say goodbye to so many lovely pupils.
Our current P7 pupils have had a year like no other but they have shown tremendous resilience . Our school vision is ‘Bell’s Brae is a community where everyone achieves and gains happy memories’. We know they have all achieved and sincerely hope they leave here with many happy memories.
With Up Helly Aa season firmly underway in Shetland the boys and girls at Bell’s Brae had their own ‘hop’. This followed a block of traditional dancing taught by Mrs Redfern and the class teachers. All pupils and staff had great fun!
On 19th December a group of Musicians from P5-7 in Bell’s Brae went to Montfield to perform and entertain the residents. The children played a selection of instruments and really showcased their talents! Well done to all involved!
Last week the children from Primary 1 entertained the school and family and friends with their nativity ‘Busy, Busy Bethlehem’. The boys and girls have spent many weeks learning their parts and their songs and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
Last Tuesday, the Bell’s Brae P5-7 Christmas Choir went to the Over 60s Club at Islesburgh. They performed a selection of festive songs which they have been busy rehearsing at after-school choir. The audience really enjoyed their programme and complemented them on their singing. This year, the choir decided to collect money for the Shetland MRI Scanner, to which the Over 60s Club very kindly donated £113! Many thanks to the club for inviting our school choir to perform and for making such a kind donation.
The Christmas Choir will be performing at the Lerwick Baptist Church, Quoys, on Saturday 14th December at 2pm. Again, there will be a donations tub to gather money for the Shetland MRI Scanner.
Nursery children have been learning about ‘Building and buildings’ this term. They have been exploring patterns in their environment, building models using junk and construction, measuring the size of objects using blocks, rulers, straws and string, and looking at similarities and differences of buildings in the area.
Primary 5s have created their own ‘alternative’ fairy tales. We spent some time exploring a variety of picture books which had alternative endings to the traditional stories we all know. The children then had to write their own version and turn it into a picture book which they then shared with P1n.
The boys and girls in P1 loved this and said that they recognised the stories but they were much more interesting and really liked the illustrations! P5 really enjoyed being able to share their work with some of our younger children and P1n were excellent listeners!
Leadership Matters is a week of events and activities, organised by NHS staff exploring what leadership is and means for all our communities in Shetland. As part of this week our learners were asked to present how they demonstrate leadership in their schools.
We are extremely proud of how well they have worked with others. You can view their impressive presentation skills in the attached clip.