As Year 6 arrived, we were greeted by our instructors and we set off on the steep incline up to the centre. On arrival, we all headed to the lake to take part in either canoeing or rafting. After that, it was time for the zip line which was great fun! Next up was the dungeon which involved the children taking part in problem solving activities in order to escape. Tea followed and now the children are currently taking part in team competitions. We are all looking forward to tomorrow.
This week, three lucky children, from both Year 4 classes, have been chosen to go Bradford Town Hall to take part in a conference about sustainability goals. The conference was all about the Earth, how to look after it. The children from different schools presented about their chosen goal. The way that the children were picked out was that the their names were put in a hat before being randomly drawn.
Before the visit, the children designed their own logos which were to be put onto a shirt, which they could keep, that would be worn in the presentation.
On the day, a bus collected them in the morning before going around to collect the other schools. When they arrived, they were treated to a tour of the building before getting into presentations.
All of the children from Blakehill did really well and will remember the day for a long time.
On Friday the 14th of June Year 3 did an assembly all about prehistoric age. They explained many things about what the stone age people did and what they learnt from it. Also they made a comparison of what we live like today and what the stone age people lived like.
They started off by introducing the assembly and showed us cave paintings that archaeologists had found. They told us that the drawings had a meaning behind them and what they thought the meaning was. All of the drawings were all very different, they showed us a picture of a deer, bison and many more.
They then went on to showing us where they lived. They taught us that the houses looked and were made very differently to our houses today. They were made out of different materials. They also compared what they dressed like as well.
At the very end they sang a stone age song (we will rock you).
Everyone enjoyed the assembly.
This week, Year 2 visited the Mosque as a part of their learning about Islam.
First, they were introduced to a woman called Fatima. Fatima kindly took them to the washroom which is where Muslims would wash before praying.
Year 2 were also told that they had to cover their heads and take their shoes off. This was to show respect to the Gods.
Year 2 learnt a lot of things while on their trip, such as, Muslims have to pray 5 times a day, and they have these bracelets called ‘prayer beads.’
They had a lot of fun and enjoyed their trip.
We just want to give a special thanks to Reverend Colin and Natalie as well as a few parents and grandparents that came along and helped.
By Libby G
This year, Blakehill Primary have put on another Father’s day stall for the people who wish to get their father a present. As usual, there are three fantastic options for you to but you can only get one of them.
The first item that you could buy was a Where’s Wally soap on a piece of string which was on a loop so that you can hang it on anything. The second item was a brand spanking new leather wallet that comes in ether brown or black. Last but not least was a pair of brand new socks that have minion puns sewn onto it. To get one you had to write down your name and class then your options that you would write them down as 1,2;3. `1 is the soap on a piece of string, 2 the leather wallets and 3 is the socks with the minion puns. Personally, I would put the order in the following : 2,3 and then 1 although it is an extremely hard choice.
To purchase your desired item you had to stick two pound coins in or take it in in an envelope with your name and class on.
This week, Blakehill have had a visit from the child protection centre called the NSPCC. They came all the way to our school to talk about speaking out and staying safe.
They showed all of the children different forms of abuse such as: physical abuse, bullying, emotional abuse etc. The two visitors told us all about how much our worries can affect us and how small things can make a big difference.
They also showed us an animation all about a small girl who had been experiencing worrying things with her family at home. To help herself, she called the child line number (08001111) and asked for help. After that, things started getting better for her.
Finally, they explain to us that calling Childline was nothing to worry about. To represent this they showed a stop motion animation all about it.
It was a really informative assembly and everyone learnt a lot.
Libby and Daniel
This week, every single class has had a go at participating at this years sports day. The classes went out in three groups with two or three classes in it.
Now it is over to our sports woman Libby.
Why thank you Daniel, Jeff, Gregg and Bob.
Today, we are here at Blakehill Primary school, reviewing their sports day activities. As you can see, the children are currently being told what to do in their first games. Lets go over and see what they are up to.
We are here with Year 6 who are going to be demonstrating their athletic skills to us for the rest of the day. First they have, Javelin Throws. Their objective is to throw the large foam darts as far as possible. Wow, Javelin seem to be doing great at this! Lets go and see what they do next.
We have just been informed that the next event is called ‘cone dash’. Their job is to grab as many cones as possible and place them in front of the first person.
Next is the Egg and spoon race, the goal is pretty simple, you have to be as quick as possible in order to win.
After that was a hurdle race, I don’t think I have to explain this to you. Then it was a water race where people had to carry a cup of water through an obstacle course and then pour it into a bucket. Then it was the final race that was a sack race, At the end, the house team that won was… Javelin.
That’s all we have for today.
By Daniel and Libby. G
This afternoon, 3R did an assembly about the present life and Stone Age life and how different the lives were.
At the beginning, they all talked about the Iron Age, Bronze Age and Stone Age. Bravely, some of the children stood up and acted out being prehistoric humans and present day people. We learnt that stone age people didn’t know what metal was and they didn’t know what a smartphone was because they didn’t have that kind off stuff back then. They all showed us their amazing art work and stone necklaces. They signed us out by singing We Will Rock You but the caveman edition! They did a brilliant assembly and we enjoyed learning loads of facts about cavemen!
By Cora K
On Friday, 1G preformed a brilliant assembly all about their trip to Skipton Castle. They began by telling us all different facts about castles such as how the lord and lady were entertained by jesters and musicians. Next, they told us all about the different parts of a castle such as: drawbridge, kitchen and dungeon. We also learnt about how bread was made in the castle. The poorer people got the bread at the bottom on the dirty oven floor whereas the richer people got the top of the bread which is why rich people were called the upper crust.
After that, they showed us their very own castle with a working drawbridge which impressed the large audience. They then read an excellent recount of the day as well as a narrative about a prince saving a princess.
Overall, it was a fantastic assembly which everybody loved and we certainly cannot wait to see their next one!
This week, Year 4 have ventured of to visit the Mandir which is located on Leeds road. Last week, on Friday, 4H went to the Mandir and 4P went on Wednesday this week.
The Mandir is a temple for Hindus to come and worship to their Gods. When the children went, they had to take their shoes off. Next thing they did was they went up to meet the different types of Gods. They were told little different facts about each of the Gods. Some of the statues had more than two arms some had 4, 6 or 8 . They had a go at trying to figure out the names of the Gods.
While at the temple, the children completed three different activities so they could learn more about Hinduism. One activity required the children to find the Gods using key facts and descriptions about them. Then, they explored some of the different objects they may find in the Mandir and what they are used for before finally using pictures to learn about Hindu weddings.
At the end, each child got a little piece of chocolate to take away with them and walked away having learnt a lot.