On Tuesday the 12th of January (this week), the youngest year group -Reception- took a whole day school trip to the Rainbow Factory.
When they arrived, the children headed straight inside and began the magical trip and fun! During the trip they read the story of Jack and the beanstalk as well as acting it out which was really entertaining. After that, the children drew pictures imagining what would be in the giant’s pocket and a separate picture of what would be in Jack’s pocket. They were also fortunate to take part in some magic with the Mad Hatters Hat which was extremely exciting for all involved.
After all the fun in the morning, the children had a much needed and relaxing lunch! This was soon followed by a calming retelling of the the story of Alice in Wonderland! Finally, the children left the Rainbow Factory exhausted after a mesmerising day out of school. It sounded a fantastic trip and I am sure reception cannot wait for their next school trip!
On Friday, Reception performed an excellent class assembly all about what they’ve learnt at Blakehill so far.
They started off by showing off they’re brilliant knowledge of phonics, to name a few: i, m and g. Even better, they came up to a whiteboard and presented their spellings.
It didn’t end there! Next, they showed us how they counted to ten and how they knew which numbers were odd and even . They even showed us a sum that impressed us all as it was not only correct, but beautifully presented!
Towards the end, they showed us all about the book they had been reading called ‘ Dinosaurs Love Underpants.’ They then did performed the main plot of the story us all which was really entertaining. Although this was their first assembly, it was one of the best ones the year! We cannot wait for their next one.
By Aminah and Libby G
Today, (Friday 25th Jan) a Bradford City representative came into school and told us all about a sponsored penalty shootout that we will be taking part in.
First, he introduced himself as Craig before explaining all bout prizes which can be won. He told us that we are going to shoot at the one and only Billy Bantam! Everyone gets a go but if you bring in sponsor money then get you get four attempts at beating Billy.
The prizes are achieved depending on how much sponsor money you raise and are as follows:
£3.00- Bradford City Medal
£10.00- Bradford City Bag
£20.00-Bradford City Football
£30.00-All of the above.
And Billy’s special prize?
The person who raises the most money gets all of the above along with a Bradford City SIGNED Football!
To win these prizes you have to get sponsors from friends and family! This event will take place in a few weeks (14.2.19) and we cannot wait! Don’t forget your forms!
By Alex 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
This Tuesday, Chae Stathie came into talk about his experiences as an author to Reception, Year 1, Year 2 also Year 3. He talked about his stories and showed the children the story plan for one of his books. He read the his story before explaining what his other stories were all about, who the people in the story where and what their jobs were, as well where it was mainly set .
After he read all of his books to them, he worked with each year group to do a role play of the story. The children also go the chance to learn a dance and song linked to his book before having a closer look at his story plan.
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
On Thursday 7th June, Year 1 visited Rodley Nature Reserve. They really enjoyed exploring the outdoors and nature through a minibeast hunt and pond dipping and got to explore all that the nature reserve had to offer. Have a look at the great fun they had.
If you haven’t noticed, at the front of school reception, there has been a river bed dug out! Blakehill is asking you to bring in a stone/pebble, not too big but not too small, for you to design and make your own. After everybody has brought in their pebbles and they have been designed, we are going to put them in the dug out river bed outside reception. We are hoping that when it is all finished, the pebble river will look colourful and inviting and it will have a symbol of each of Blakehill’s pupils in it!
Make sure you bring your pebble in as soon as possible so we can start designing them! You will get a raffle ticket and you will be able to design your pebble to represent you and your personality, and will be put in the front of school for all to see!
By Mckensey and Alex
Tomorrow is Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and to celebrate it we have all come to school today dressed in red,white and blue. Someone even came dressed as the Queen! In our lessons we have all been learning about the Queen too.
Did you know…
That has Queen has two birthdays, her actual birthday is on 21st of April and her second is on the second Saturday in June. Since September 2015, her Majesty is the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch (king or Queen). The Queen entered the record books as Britain’s longest reigning monarch after surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.