Belmont Parliament

Democracy in Action

Belmont Parliament members are elected to represent the pupils in their class. All classes learn about the process of elections and take part in voting for their chosen representative. This is part of Belmont's commitment to promoting British Values and the children's understanding of democracy. They are involved in helping the leadership team in the school make important decisions. Their first job is to decide on their priorities for the year and to create a pledge for the school.

 

Members of Belmont Parliament

Year 1 - Oscar and Brooke

Year 2 - Tyler and Isabelle

Year 3 - Freya and Malia

Year 4 - Zane and Dilan

Year 5 - Emily and Holly

Year 6 - David and Amber

      

 

Mutual Respect

Members of Belmont Parliament know that their   behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. The 8 Learning Goals are demonstrated by our MPs in their relationships with others and their attitude to school.

 

Our Pledge

Members of Belmont Parliament will work together this year to achieve the following:

  • Raise money for a chosen charity each term
  • Introduce KS2 play leaders to make our playground happier
  • Work with teachers to improve maths in the school; taking part in more tournaments and competitions
  • Improve the use of The Dell and develop our understanding of nature
  • Promote French and Spanish across the school
  • Work with adults to make sure children feel safe and ensure Belmont is a Bully-Free Zone

 

Our final Pledge on anti-bullying is a key part of our work this year.

 

Belmont Visit the Houses of Parliament

On  Friday 3rd November, Belmont Parliament and the Captains took a trip to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

 

At the Houses of Parliament, we learnt about the history of England and how parliament was formed. We saw a live debate in the House of Commons and stood in the House of Lords. In small groups, we learnt about the kings and queens and their powers. There was a change in how much powe the monarch had after King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215. Our favourite part was seeing the paintings and statues of all 6 wives of Henry VIII. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II has less power now than any king or queen from the past?

Diya and Samuel, Belmont Parliament

 

"We enjoy being in Belmont Parliament because it has given us an opportunity to work within our school and to try and improve some things. Also, it is a fun thing to do as we have special responsibilities such as sorting out the Christmas cards, handing out letters to classes and arranging special charity events. One of the things we like most is when we attend meetings".

Year 6.

 

Belmont Parliament Support BBC Children in Need - November 2017

This year, Belmont Parliament raised £986.85 for BBC Children in Need. This was through the following:

Selling Pudsey Bear ears and plush Pom Pom keyrings

Holding a spotty non-uniform day

Holding a Talent Contest

Round Pound Countdown

 

We held auditons for our talent show and the winners and wild cards from each year group progressed to the finals. We held two talent shows - KS1 and Y3 and Y4-6. The winners were:

Madison (Year 3)

Imogen (Year 5)

The competiton was judged by teachers selected by Belmont Parliament.

 

Children paid £1.00 to wear non-uniform.

We sold 3 boxes of Pudsey ears and 3 boxes of keyrings.

 

Thank you to everyone who donated money and took part.

Lenny and Madison