Goodbye Mr Lowe – We will Miss You

As the school year comes to a close, it is also the unfortunate end of Mr Lowe’s time at Blakehill. He has been a credit to the school and everyone will miss him dearly: he is one of the I.C.T leaders and a class teacher – who helps lots of pupils and his friends around school. This lovely young man is going to Thailand with his girlfriend to teach more children and get to know the different culture and life in the new country he is going to. 

We, as a school, would like to wish him the best on his new adventure and hope that he will have a great time in Thailand. Mr Lowe has served 7 years at Blakehill, and in that time has made a real difference to the school with his funny and caring nature, and will always stay in the heart of Blakehill , and its pupils and staff.

We have collected some quotes and messages from the staff and pupils at Blakehill:

Mrs Russell: “I am going to miss my work buddy a lot! Even though his tapping is annoying and he always makes me jump, I will be lost without him next year!”

Miss Gardener: “I am going to miss Mr Lowe so much! What is Blakehill going to do without him? How will we survive? I’ve cried to him, laughed with him and worked with him. He has put a smile on my face every single day! I will miss you so much!”

Miss Lea: “What am I going to do without him? Mr Lowe is wonderful and school will not be the same. His smile, silly comments and help will be missed lots!”

Mrs Bottomley: “He makes me laugh all the time, even when I shouldn’t. He is supportive and helpful. Mr Lowe had become a very good friend and I will miss him.”

Mrs Marsden: “Mr Lowe is funny, charming, witty, kind, helpful – especially with IT – but he can also be annoying with his tapping and pushing, especially in assembly. But he will be missed by everyone, including me!”

Pupils at the school have said:

“His teaching is inspiring”

“He is a computer whizz!” 

“Mr Lowe is a funny man!”

“The greatest teacher of all time!”

“Super funny!”

“Fun to be around”

Us Blakehill Bloggers would like to say a big thank you to Mr Lowe for making our Friday evenings a funny and enjoyable time, with his amusing actions and comments, making the group feel like a bunch of close friends. We hope you have a brilliant time in Thailand Mr Lowe and good luck on your new journey!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae – and all the bloggers! 

Y6 Prom Night!

On Monday night, year six had a fantastic experience at their leavers prom, all dressed up and ready to have some fun! All the girls came in beautiful dresses and the boys in smart suits, and begun taking pictures to capture the night they would always remember. 

Once inside the hall, there was a brilliant dj who put on some good music and dancing songs, like the superman and whip nae nae! Everyone was taking selfies with each other and chatting together about their final year of primary school, reminiscing on memories from when they were small to the present time. 

After all the singing,dancing and picture taking, the food was finally ready to be served; there was lots to choose from and the teachers had definitely put on a fantastic spread, with brownies, crisps, sandwiches, pizza and loads more! Full up on all the food and juice, it was back to dancing and singing, and making memories to remember.

To finish off the night, it was time to crown the four prom kings and queens: in 6G the lucky prom king and queen were Emily and Archie, and in 6R the royals were Tamara and Hayden! They were all equally shocked as clapping and cheering filled the hall, while they were crowed with their special sachets.  

Year 6 had a fantastic night, and made loads of memories that they will always treasure and will look back on on their next prom in high school!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

Year 5’s school trip

During this week, Year 5 have been hot on their feet getting ready for the best trip ever!

The first actual class, 5L, went to the big swing ,which is a big adventure play ground, and instead of going in ancient boring uniform we got to go in our own better clothes. The day that we went on was Tuesday 10th July. Eventually, the bus (that was the most comfiest bus ever) arrived and it included two tables that fit four people. Every one was all strapped in and comfy for the 15 minute  drive to the best park on this earth!

Finally, we arrived at the gates of the big swing and every one was bursting to get off the bus and play all day but we had to go through some safety rules which are: the big slide is out of bounds, hold on to the zip wire and the swing with both hands, jump landing on your feet and bend your knees. The place included a jumping tower with 6 places to jump from, a zip wire, a swing, 2 tree houses, another swing, an unavailable slide and a football pitch. The two main activities that we did was campfire building and cooking some marshmallows and den building. We got to use hammers and nails as well as ropes in order to make our dens water proof ready for our teachers to pour water on us! At the end of the day we were all tired out and exhausted so once we were on the bus, it was very quiet! We had a great day and slept well when we got home.

RG Final class assembly

Today, RG performed their final reception performance! It was absolutely astounding -everyone enjoyed it as they taught us all about their trip to Thornton  Farm.

 First, they met animals which were sheep, lambs, and then fed and also petted them. The next task was to go on a farm safari, a tractor ride – which they said was a very bumpy ride! They went over to the shed where a bull was and met its good friend who was farmer Benny.

After they told us what they thought of the bull, they moved on to telling us about their time in Reception and what they had learnt! They showed us their amazing maths skills, explaining to us all about pictographs and what they represent.  They then told us that they could spell, read and write. We then took a journey through their year with them and looked at pictures from September until now.

Well done RG!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greatest Show!

This week, on Monday and Tuesday, Year 6 performed their fantastic end of school production, for the school and their parents. Over the past couple of weeks, they have been continuously practising their show to make it perfect and have put in the best effort they can to make it “The Greatest Show”!

Inspired by The Greatest Showman film, the Year 6 teachers put together their own original script. They followed the journey of a girl called Sam, who loved the circus, on her way to stardom, although along the way there was a few twists and turns! She had always longed to be a ringmaster and felt that the only place she belonged was the place she loved – the circus! Having to start at the bottom, Sam finds the circus life harder than she expected but got to meet many strange and unique people, to discover her inner self and confidence. The only way to prove herself is to find the missing elephant (Tiny), to show that this is what she has always wanted and that she is the girl for the job. However, when Barnum suddenly falls ill, there is only one more person left for the role of ringmaster, and Sam gets to live her dream, that has been alive inside her for many years!

Well done Year 6 for your fantastic performance this week – Mrs Keighley was in tears at the end of it, AND Mr Patterson said it was the best production he had ever seen!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

Jamie’s Ministry of food

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Year 4 took part in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. They went over to extra club to learn about healthy eating, food hygiene and food awareness. Andy, the chef for the two days, told them all what we should eat and what  we shouldn’t eat. He showed us a balanced diet plate and the stuff we are meant to eat more of was in the larger part on of the plate. The food we shouldn’t eat were in the smaller part of the plate.

Once he told us how to cut with a sharp knife, we had to  cut our own food up in to quarters and half.  We had cut up all of our food and put in the pan and started to mix all the the spices up into the food  to flavour our vegetable fajitas. At the end of the session our parents were invited to join us to take a look at the fun things that we had been up to. When we finally finished cooking, it was time to put the cooked vegetables into the wraps with some yogurt and cheese. Then we ate our lovely delicious wrap.We all would probably do it again!We all loved learning how to cook.

Theo (4L) said, “I odn’t like courgettes but I love them in this!”
Marley (4J) said, “I love mushrooms. I’ll be making this at home.”

by Taylor

Reception Transition Day

On Wednesday 4th July, the brand new reception children came in to spend the day in their new classrooms with their new teachers, and meet some new friends, ready for September. The new reception children came into the school and had a circle time with their teachers and the other kids that will be in their class with them, and got to know the area,  the classroom, and how things would work when they came. They all had the fun opportunity to play with the inside toys plus the equipment and the outside games and provision. Not only that, but the new parents were able to have tea and coffee in the hall to meet eachother and talk about their children, who would be starting in September.

By Mckensey

RD’s Class Assembly

Today, Friday the 6th, RD had their last class assembly before they venture off into the world of year one.They talked about all of their memories through the year such as: hatching ducklings , learning about dinosaurs and doing lots of fun things.The five duckling had been called Dexter, Flower,Booboo, Deggy and Josh. They even did art around they ducklings which they showed in the assembly. After that, the audience, including their parents, learnt about all of the great school trips they had been on through out the year. These included; the Rainbow Factory and Thornton Hall Farm. From the sound of it they duly enjoyed both of their visits.

To finish the fabulous assembly they talked about what they want to be when they grow up and they showed a slide show of pictures from what they had been up to throughout the year which you can watch below along with the video of the assembly.

By Emily Mae

Year 2 Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip

On Thursday the 5th of July, Year 2 went on an amazing trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, as part of their animal learning in science! Eventhough the temperatures were through the roof, the children went around the park, looking at all the different animals, and learning some fun facts that they could use for their topic when they got back to school. Some of the animals they saw were: baboons, painted dogs, lemurs, wallabies, tigers, lions, rhinos, giraffes, polar bears and meerkats.

They moved onto a fantastic workshop all about polar bears, and learned some interesting information about their lifestyle. Polar bears are becoming endangered due to the ice caps which are melting because of global warming. Not only that, but some polar bears have sadly had to swim for 9 days non stop, just to find the next iceberg, and because they are melting, their food, seals, are also disappearing. The children found out that they could help the situation by turning off lights and electricity when we are not using them. They also learnt some facts about the polar bears appearance: they have small ears to keep the heat in; black skin to absorb heat; their fur isn’t white – its transparent; they weigh the same as a small car and they have large paws to stop them falling through the ice!

Year 2 said they had a fantastic day and they had a brilliant time although it was really warm! They enjoyed learning all about the different animals and the polar bears, and really enjoyed their workshop – Oscar even said it was the best trip ever!

By Mckensey

Year 4 visit Danelaw

On Wednesday, Year 4 visited Danelaw as part of their learning about the Ancient Romans. They had an introduction to life in the roman army where they got the chance to dress up in uniform wearing helmets, spears and shields before taking part in weapon training, guard duty and craft work where they made lanterns from clay. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the sunshine learning how to protect the Roman Empire.

Dempsey said it was the best trip he had ever been on!