Day 2 at Nell Bank

This morning, Year 4 woke up bright and early to prepare for their busy day. They were greeted by a choice cereal or toast with either jam, butter or chocolate spread. Yum! The walk was the focus of the day and was truly memorable. Totalling 6 miles, we ventured along the river, observing the meanders, through the town, noting Roman ruins, up to White wells for lunch and ended at the top of the Cow and Calf with the fantastic views of Ilkley. While at the top, we learnt about the story behind it, tried to move the calf rock and shout over to Nell Bank in the distance. Both the children and adults had a great time.

We returned after 5 hours with plenty of tired bodies and relaxed with a quick drink. This evening, the children took part in a music quiz after another tasty tea.

Tomorrow it’s time for den building, orienteering and prizes all before heading back to school. We cannot wait. Goodnight!

Year 4’s first day at Nell Bank

Both Year 4 classes arrived at school full of excitement as they knew it was finally the day to visit Nell Bank. They left school eagerly at 11am and on arrival they ate their lunch and settled in. The first two activities were about discovering the living creatures in the local area. Group 1 went pond dipping while Group 2 went on a mini-beast hunt. The children really enjoyed both activities and found a range of different creatures. After that, it was time for a break where the children had a practice fire drill and learnt about what the rest of the trip entailed.

Following this, it was time to let off a bit of steam in both the adventure play and water area which the children really enjoyed. Once they were worn out, it was time for tea and we were treated to tasty sausages or jacket potatoes. After tea, it was back out to play in a bit of free choice time before getting ready for bed and relaxing in the canteen. Here the children had a tasty hot chocolate and biscuit whilst completing an exciting quiz. The children are now all tucked into bed in preparation for the long walk tomorrow. Goodnight!

Bookworms’ reviews

Over the past few weeks, Blakehill’s Bookworms have been reading a Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown. Having finished it, they have written the following reviews which have published on Amazon.

Mia and Eleanor would describe this book  as a good representation of a new Christmas.We would recommend it to people  who are fans of crazy stories.The reason why we like this book so much is because of the adventures,pictures and simplistic of the story.

Avroop and Emily

This book is extraordinary and I guarantee you will love it if you are a diary of a wimpy kid fan.This book tells the tale of how Gregory Heffley survived the meltdown.If you have rad the previous books in the series you should know that there must be others astounding characters in this book. If I were you I would definitely read this book and would recommend this book to children aged 7+

KS1 Nativity

Year One and Two performed a production all about Christmas and when Jesus Christ was born. In the performance, there were inspectors who inspected the Little Town of Bethlehem . Did it pass the test?
At the start of the performance, there was a bustle of people in Bethlehem when all of a sudden a group of INSPECTORS ( DUN DUN DUN! ) came out and checked all of the famous inns in Bethlehem. At one of the inns, two very special people, ( Mary and Joseph) asked if they could stay to have their special baby. Unfortunately, there was no room at the inn, however there was a small bit of room in the stable and the kind inn owner let them stay, so that is where they went. The INSPECTORS ( DUN DUN DUN!) came and went down to the stable. They were outraged as people should not be staying in a stable! Once all of the people came: The Wise Men, The Shepherds and the angels, the inspectors realised that if it was suitable for a king to be born, it was suitable for anyone and so the Innkeeper was okay. It was a brilliant performance and we really enjoyed the added drama of the inspectors. Well done KS1!

By Libby G and Harley

MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 28th September, Blakehill hosted a coffee morning in the hall raising funds for the charity MacMillan. It started at 9am and visitors were greeted with scrumptious cakes supplied by children and staff. There were also the opportunities for a hand massage, face painting and jewellery cleaning. Other attractions to the event were the tombola with over 200 prizes as well as the ever popular raffle where there was the opportunity to win a £50 pound voucher for Jamie’s Italian, golf lessons, a Beaverbrooks’ silver necklace and many more prizes.

Thank you to everybody who donated, helped to run and came to our coffee morning to make it the success it was! We raised over £900!