On the 11th of December, Year 1 and 2 had a Christmas party in the school hall. During the event, prizes were won, food was eaten and party games were played such as musical statues, musical bumps, pass the parcel and corners. It was so much fun! The food that was available to eat was; buns, pizza, sweets and many more (Yum!) Key Stage one had very full tummies and smiley faces by the end!
As a surprise for the children, the one and only Santa Claus took a trip to visit them! The children were extremely excited and can only hope he visits again on the 25th! They had a fantastic time that we are sure they will never forget.
by Cora and Isabelle
This week (on Monday the 10th December) Reception went on a trip to do a Skype with Santa. Santa had a talk with the class all about their work they had done this year and how good their behaviour is. He also talked about his elves and how hard they have been working to make and wrap all their presents. He said that he has been preparing his reindeer’s for another flight of their life all around the world.
Also that he would bring them the presents that they want out of anything- lucky Reception. He showed them the snow outside his house all the way from the North Pole. The whole of reception loved talking to Santa and singing the song Jingle Bells to him.
By Harley and Daniel
On Monday, a Christmas Fayre was held in the school hall. There were many exciting activities that people of all ages could join in. Even Santa came to join in the fun and give children special presents!
The fayre had different stalls and tombolas that had a variety gifts. Some of the stalls had scrumptious treats that everybody ate and enjoyed. Also there were many raffles, lucky dips and tombolas that most of the people took part in . Some lucky people won the prizes so congratulations to them.
Santa took a visit to Blakehill to see whether the children were naughty or nice. He gave out many chocolates and sweets to the children at the fayre ( some of the adults too! )
Aminah who went to the fayre said ” it was a great time and I would do it again ”
Non of this would happen if it werent for the PTFA who helped to put all of this together.
By Libby and Aminah
On Wednesday, Upper KS2 performed an astounding, enjoyable Christingle service. This was at St. Cuthbert’s church from 2:30 to 3:00 with the audience of their parents. They sang their best and it came out amazing.
Parents joined in (with the songs they knew). Then the children told the story of the birth of Jesus through short readings. One thing parents picked out was the fabulous Crescendo’s. Crescendo is something when a word gets louder like you go up some stairs in can also be when you go down stairs (getting quieter).
Parents spoke to teachers and said it was great and it made them feel in the mood for the season. I think that next year will be just as good maybe even better!
On the Friday 14th of December, all of Year 3 and 4 went over to the cinema, as a reward for their excellent behaviour during their lesson times. They got to go and watch Ralph breaks the Internet. On the way they were all very excited and chatty on the coach! They thought that it was fun, enjoyable and the best film ever. They found it love able’ and they thought that it was a film that they want to see again! There were loads of giggles in the film at the silly things Ralph and his friend got up to. When they got back to school they were truly in the Christmas spirit.
By Taylor and Mia
This Thursday, Year 3 went on a trip to the Industrial Museum. When they got off the coach, they entered the museum and met up with a woman called Piper who led 3R upstairs to learn how to turn wool into clothes while 3Ro looked around outside and drew something that caught their eye such as buildings that were made in the 1800’s. The activities that 3R completed were pretend sheep shaving, spinning wool, weaving wool, combing wool, sorting wool and carding wool (you could say they were in a woolly situation!) Once they finished their activities 3RO met up with 3R to go and have lunch. Then,3R looked outside and did the activities that 3RO had done before and then Mrs Robert’s class did the wool activities.
Altogether everyone had a great day and had learnt a lot of new information about the 1800’s and industrial Bradford.
By Libby G and Mollie
On, Thursday the 6th of December Year 6 went to St Cuthbert’s Church to do a Christmas workshop.
They started off walking from school in pairs safely crossing the road. As they arrived at the church they got into groups that include: . .Snowballs .Snowman .Sprouts .Elves .Turkeys and Reindeer.
First off, they all received a word search and had a go however they didn’t have very long till the next activity. Next, two groups headed off to the hall and stood at their tables. They started decorating a glass in glue and then covering it in tissue paper then gave it another coating of glue to give it a nice shine when it’s dry. Once everyone had finished, they left them to dry so that they could be delivered back to school for the children to take home ready for Christmas. When they are lit, the tissue paper will make it look like a stained glass window. After the other groups had a turn, they heard a story and played a true or false game. Then they all sang a song and with smiles on their faces, left church for school.
We hope that they all enjoyed their time at the church and know that they are eager to go again next year!
by Cora and Daniel
Next week, on the 11th and the 12th of December, there will be Christingle services at St Cuthbert’s church to get us in the Christmas spirit. On the 11th it will be Years 3 and 4 whilst on the 12th it will be Years 5 and 6. They will be singing songs and reading poems, and excerpts from The Bible. The choir will be making a special appearance and singing a few songs with both years too! On the 12th, Years 5 and 6 will be doing the same. Mrs Russell has recently started a boy’s choir who will be singing Away in a Manger. What a treat! We have been practising today in the hall so that we are well prepared. The best thing is the spot on singing and some wonderful reading. We are really looking forward to the Christingle which is at 2:30 and ends at 3:15. We will either be collected at the church and if not we will be walking back to school with our class teacher. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.
For a very long time, Reception have been practising their fabulous production ensuring it is excellent for the school and their parents (it certainly was!). The production was about the Christmas story and they explained it through excellent acting and clear voices. It all started off with a song and then Mary came to the stage with Joseph following close behind her. Then the narrators stated that they rode on a donkey to Bethlehem. They also told us about Mary having a baby, Jesus the king of the world.
After that, they went around the inns asking if there was any room. All they got was,”NO!” every single time. As they reached another inn, they got a no again but the innkeeper felt sorry for Mary and Joseph so he gave them another place to stay. Reception explained that they had to stay in a stable and that was where the baby was born. Soon after the baby was born, they explained it was the son of god that was born and the rest was history!
by Aminah and Mia
On Tuesday morning, the school choir took a trip to Morrisons, Enterprise 5.
Due to the fact that the school choir do not usually go on trips as a group, we did not have a coach or a bus to travel on. As a result, every child had to walk. When we got there,we sang many different songs including; little drummer boy, silent night, infant holy and many more.
As we continued to sing, more and more of an audience began to appear. After we finished singing, we got a clap from everybody and got ready to go back to school.
It was a great morning and we had lots of fun!
By Mollie and Isabelle