My World of Atoms app

We have become aware of the World of Atoms app which could potentially help with Science revision. It is a competition winning app, created by a brother and sister team from The Boswells school in Essex, which introduces KS3 to the periodic table.  It’s a professionally made game that’s free to download on the App Store and Google Play, with no adverts or in-app purchases.

‘My World of Atoms’ is a colourful 3D game where players explore a maze, collect elements to make simple compounds and discover fascinating facts along the way.  Information on elements can be accessed any time without playing the game.

You can find more information on our website www.myworldofatoms.com or download it from the app stores.

Mr Davidson

Head of Science

 

Letter from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Following a request by parents, carers and students, I am happy to announce that the school site will be open from 8am each morning for students, should they wish to arrive early.  This change will take effect from Monday 12th October.

Students arriving early should go to our Learning Resource Centre, via the main gate, which we are also opening early.  Our professional librarian, Miss Roe, will be on hand to assist students whilst they work or read quietly.

Safeguarding and promoting the well-being of the pupils in our care is of paramount importance to the staff and governors of Belmont Community School.  As such, we aim to make our site as safe as possible for students and would therefore like to remind you that cars are prohibited on site between 8:30am – 9:15am, 11:55am – 1:15pm and 2:45am – 3:30pm with the following exceptions:

  • staff
  • parents or carers attending meetings at this time
  • parents or carers in possession of a disabled badge
  • taxis transporting VI/HI students.

May I also take this opportunity to remind you that school will be closed to students on 2nd November for teacher training.

The Heads of Year will be writing out to parents in the next week to inform you of key dates for your diaries across the year.

Yours sincerely
Mr Marsden

Headteacher

Letter from the Headteacher

Dear all,

Following discussion and consultation we have decided to keep all students on site at lunchtime. This will take effect immediately and needs to be communicated to Y11.
We have taken the decision for many reasons, but primarily safeguarding.  We have a duty of care to all our students and the best way to ensure students are safe is to have them on site under our supervision.
Equally, we believe that this measure will help us ensure that students are eating healthily.  For most students it will be business as usual, as the vast majority were wanting to stay on-site.
We would like to engage students in discussion about how we can improve the lunchtime experience in terms of the food on offer and activities/locations available to them.
I shall be writing out to parents to inform you this week.
Thank you in advance for your support in this as we aim to get Y11 off to the best possible start in 2015!

Regards

Paul Marsden