On Friday the 11th of January, 1G did a fantastic assembly all about the four seasons that are in a year. The first season was Winter! We all knew what winter was about after they shared with us lots of interesting facts. The coldest season starts in December and ends in February. They said, “You need to wrap up warm in a coat, hat and gloves.”
They then moved on to talk about the season spring. First they explained that “It rains and then sun comes out,” but then they also warned us not to put our rain coats away just yet! The reason they explained about that was to remind you what to expect and what spring in our country is all about!
The summer time was their favourite one to talk about because they can go out to beaches and go for a swim in the pool. They loved how it was really warm outside and that they got to go to the farm. They told us all about farm animals. Then at the end they sang a song called”He’s got the whole world in his hands”.
What a lovely assembly. Well done 1G!
By Taylor and Mollie
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
On Tuesday the 20th of November, 1W and 1G were treated with an amazing trip to Abbey House Museum.
To begin with, they visited the toy museum where they looked around and were totally gobsmacked at how boring the toys were back in the day and how dusty they were! Then came the extra exciting part, the toy workshops, with ladies who explained the difference between old and new toys and how totally different the older toys are from what we get now.
Later on, they visited the many old streets and houses where people once lived. They all learnt that old toys were made from metal or wood. All the children really enjoyed the day and so did all the teachers. “The next year 1 will really enjoy it!” People quoted.
By Alex and Mollie
Today, 2P had their first class assembly of the year. It was all about WW1 and Remembrance. They started off by telling us about the war and how soldiers stayed in the muddy and wet trenches.
After that , some students acted out the book that was called,”Peace Lily,”. The book is about Lily who goes and serves as a nurse in World war one. During her time in the war, one of her good friends came into the hospital very ill. Luckily, Lily managed to make him better and save his life .
Finally, they sang a song called,”long way to Tipperary”, and “pack up your troubles in your old kit bag”. Then they finished and the school clapped their hands. What a lovely assembly!
By Cora 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
This Monday, Year 2 have had an exciting trip to Eccleshill Cenotaph to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their own lives for the protection of Great Britain. When they arrived after a long walk, everyone was bursting to catch their breath. The first thing they did was started another walk around the whole places to see what was there.
This trip was based upon their work for the Armsitice about the terrible and tragic World War 1. They walked the tall, stone cenotaph and when they had placed their homemade wreath on it, they had a go at drawing the large cenotaph. After they stood up in a large square so they could all join in and they lowered their head and said a prayer. Next they had 2 minutes silence to remember The Great War and what happened. The other class had a great search for names that they recognised. Florence had found the name of her Great Granddad who had sadly died in the war! The children had loved the topic and really enjoyed their visit. When it was time to go the classes couldn’t wait to go home and tell their parents all about it .
This week on Friday 2nd November 2S performed their fascinating class assembly all about the Gunpowder Plot. They went back in time to November 1605 to show us how it all began. They started with King James the 1st walking across the hall showing everybody what he looked like. After that, Guy Fawkes made a plan to kill the king with his ten friends. However, Guy Fawkes didn’t succeed and was caught by the king’s guards who sent him and his friends to prison.
2S then sang a song to celebrate all religions working together. The excellent story taught us how Bonfire night all started.
What an excellent assembly 2S. Well Done!
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.
Year 1 have had Art days this week with a lady come in to do mindful art exploring the seasons. They listened to the story called ‘The Story Orchestra’ and responded to it using paints, pastels, graphite and observational drawing so that they could make their own seasons book. All the children had an amazing time and would love to do it again.
On Wednesday 9th October 2P and 2S went to Saltaire. They visited as part of their history topic on Sir Titus Salt and Saltaire. They met Mrs Dooley at the start of the day in the church who was very funny and told them about how people lived in Saltaire during the Victorian times.
They split into two groups and had a guided tour around Saltaire. Year 2 were then each given a bookmark showing details about people who used to live there in the 1800’s. In the afternoon, they made drawings of some important places they saw. They loved finding the houses their characters used to live in. It was a gorgeous day and all the children and staff really enjoyed it!