Today, 2P had their first class assembly of the year. It was all about WW1 and Remembrance. They started off by telling us about the war and how soldiers stayed in the muddy and wet trenches.
After that , some students acted out the book that was called,”Peace Lily,”. The book is about Lily who goes and serves as a nurse in World war one. During her time in the war, one of her good friends came into the hospital very ill. Luckily, Lily managed to make him better and save his life .
Finally, they sang a song called,”long way to Tipperary”, and “pack up your troubles in your old kit bag”. Then they finished and the school clapped their hands. What a lovely assembly!
By Cora and Mia
On Tuesday the 6th of November, both year 5 classes went all the way to the coal mining museum. They went to the museum to link to to their local history study. First, they split up into groups where there were two groups for each class.
The children had to go down the 468 foot mine shaft before finding them selves surrounded by coal where they were able to get some on their face and rub it all over. There was one part where they got to take 1 or 2 pieces of coal with them back home. Year 5 also had their lunch there at 12:20 so they could have more time exploring around afterwards. In the afternoon, they had to pretend that they were working down in the dark ,damp and soggy coal mines.
Once they had finished, they had to go and wash their hands and then they went back up 468 feet in a shack that took them 2 minutes and 28 seconds before heading back to school. They loved the museum and they would all want to go back there again.
On Tuesday, the 6th of November, KS1 and 2 had their PJ discos. Sweets, hot dogs, cookies, drinks and milkshakes were being sold. Throughout the fun, many songs were played including the very popular baby shark and shotgun! Lots of fun was had be everyone with everybody dancing, playing games and having their pictures taken. There were competitions for the best dancer and even a conga!
We can’t wait to do it all again for our next school disco.
Isabelle and Mollie
This Monday, Year 2 have had an exciting trip to Eccleshill Cenotaph to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their own lives for the protection of Great Britain. When they arrived after a long walk, everyone was bursting to catch their breath. The first thing they did was started another walk around the whole places to see what was there.
This trip was based upon their work for the Armsitice about the terrible and tragic World War 1. They walked the tall, stone cenotaph and when they had placed their homemade wreath on it, they had a go at drawing the large cenotaph. After they stood up in a large square so they could all join in and they lowered their head and said a prayer. Next they had 2 minutes silence to remember The Great War and what happened. The other class had a great search for names that they recognised. Florence had found the name of her Great Granddad who had sadly died in the war! The children had loved the topic and really enjoyed their visit. When it was time to go the classes couldn’t wait to go home and tell their parents all about it .
This week on Friday 2nd November 2S performed their fascinating class assembly all about the Gunpowder Plot. They went back in time to November 1605 to show us how it all began. They started with King James the 1st walking across the hall showing everybody what he looked like. After that, Guy Fawkes made a plan to kill the king with his ten friends. However, Guy Fawkes didn’t succeed and was caught by the king’s guards who sent him and his friends to prison.
2S then sang a song to celebrate all religions working together. The excellent story taught us how Bonfire night all started.
What an excellent assembly 2S. Well Done!
For many years running, Blakehill have participated in helping the Bradford Food Bank and this year was no exception. We collected in: tins, bags and packets of food.
We had a special assembly where someone from the Food Bank came to talk to us all about the special occasion. They told us that it was going to go to help the people who don’t have money to buy enough food. She set us a challenge to fill up the entire car. Challenge accepted! The front of our hall was overflowing with food donations!
We then gathered up all the food that we had collected and helped a man from the Food Bank to load it into his car. It was a big job because there was so much! We definitely met the challenge!
Well done Blakehill!
Daniel, Taylor and Mia.
In the school holidays, (on the first Monday) Miss Dobson ran a Holiday camp for KS2. The holiday camp had an amount of activities for the children to do. Some of the activities were: football, basketball, a ninja warrior course, table tennis, orienteering and dodge ball. The day was filled with smiles and laughs and a bit of tears too. The children were split into two teams decided by a game of rock paper scissors: pink and blue. The winning team was blue. You would win points not only for winning games but for good sportsmanship and being kind to one another. Team chants were another one of the activities included in the camp. It was a great fun and we can’t wait for another one.
By Mollie, Isabelle and Libby G
On the 18th of October, reception had a day with the Zoolab crew. The children learnt all about the jungle and the animals that live there.
They began with meeting and holding both roaches stick insects. After that, they stroked a slimy snake and a hairy rat. Soon after, they carefully looked and acknowledged a scorpion and saw how it turned blue under black light!
The children really enjoyed meeting all of the strange animals and would love to do it again soon. They know that the next receptions will love the experience to!
By Alex and Cora
Year 1 have had Art days this week with a lady come in to do mindful art exploring the seasons. They listened to the story called ‘The Story Orchestra’ and responded to it using paints, pastels, graphite and observational drawing so that they could make their own seasons book. All the children had an amazing time and would love to do it again.
On Wednesday 9th October 2P and 2S went to Saltaire. They visited as part of their history topic on Sir Titus Salt and Saltaire. They met Mrs Dooley at the start of the day in the church who was very funny and told them about how people lived in Saltaire during the Victorian times.
They split into two groups and had a guided tour around Saltaire. Year 2 were then each given a bookmark showing details about people who used to live there in the 1800’s. In the afternoon, they made drawings of some important places they saw. They loved finding the houses their characters used to live in. It was a gorgeous day and all the children and staff really enjoyed it!