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
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, 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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
This morning, two teachers – Miss Lea and Mr Harding- did a cook off in different teams in front of the school. On the red chilli’s team were:
On the green pea team were:
They all cooked a meal (in their teams) in ONLY fifteen minutes using healthy foods. The red chilli team made a vegetarian curry whereas the green pea team made a Thai chicken curry. There was lots of chopping, lots of sizzing and lots of stirring. it smelt amazing! Then their time was up – the votes were in. The winners were… the red chilli team! It was a great assembly to finish off our Health Week and we loved cheering for our teams as they cooked
This week, as part of National Health Week, every year has attending a boot camp.The point of the camp was to get the children moving, have fun and get more exercise. Lot sof children were inspired to do even more exercise. Steve had th children doing all kinds of exercises including : jumping, bear crawl races, lunges, squats, sit ups, press ups, planks and high knee running.
We all had a great time and were very tired by the end of it.