School Disco

On Tuesday, our lovely, intelligent school PTFA put together a fun disco for the whole school to enjoy. As soon as letters were sent out, children were thinking about what to wear and how much of their parents money they could spend!

On the day of the disco, people waited outside of the office and payed £2 to get into the hall which was where the disco would commence. The hall was packed with children who were already dancing and having a great time. The DJ was always coming up with fun ideas to keep the children far away from boredom. In these games, you could compete for sweets. ( Haribos, marshmallows etc. ) Also, you could buy things such as : food, sweets , drinks and much much more!

All of the children had an amazing time dancing, playing games, chatting with friends and eating sweets. None of them can wait till the next school event.

Before I end this post, I would like to give a big thanks to the school PTFA for putting this event together for our school. They always put together brilliant events for the children of this school and they never fail to amaze us!

By Libby G

Woodwind Assembly

This week, on Tuesday 12th of March, a band from the Bradford music service paid a visit to Blakehill. Everyone slowly walked down to the hall where they found the band standing at the top of the hall. Instead of being one of those bands with drums and guitars, they were each equipped with different types of instruments that used lung power.  The band was made up of four people each from the same place.

They introduced them selves and their instruments and they got straight into it with their first song and asked the children to guess what it was. The answer was Despacito and they then told them that they would play some more songs and everyone would have to guess what they are. They played ‘ How Far I’ll Go ‘ and    ‘You’re Welcome’ from the film Moana. They also played Swan Lake, the ballet song because on of the instruments was inspired by the duck swan. The last song was ‘Bear-necessities’  from the film Jungle Book.

Every one enjoyed their visit and especially enjoyed trying to guess the song that was being played. At the end as everyone was leaving, they played some soft relaxing music and the year six were wanting them to play Despacito again.

By Daniel and Mollie

KS1 bedtime story

Yesterday Years 1 and 2 had a fun, cosy bedtime story where they were invited with their  parents to snuggle up and escape in a twilight story. They all got comfy and sat on cushions whilst their  parents got to read their children some books. Everybody had big smiles on their faces. After that, the teachers read everybody a fantastic, fascinating book that made them very sleepy. But the fun didn’t end there, everyone got to have some delicious drinking hot chocolate and got to eat scrumptious biscuits.

By Aminah

World Book Day

This year Blakehill Primary School have put on another World Book Day and almost everyone was dressed up. On Thursday every single child had an opportunity to come to school in fancy dress. Before the day they had an assembly where Mrs Russell said “that everyone will received a £1.00 voucher to spend at any shop to buy a book but they could only choose one of the selected books that the shop had to offer”.

On the day, lots of children came to school all dressed up in all sorts of costumes such as: Willy Wonka, Where’s  Wally, Umpalumpas, Witches and Wizards, Horrid Henry and Dennis from Dennis and Gnasher unleashed. Even some teachers dressed up for this special occasion! There was a competition for the best costume in KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2 also Reception was involved. There was another competition where children could design a potato and the best would win a prize. Lots of children entered the competition and there was a lot of fanstic, imaginatively decorated potatoes.

Miss Gardener and Mrs Russell went round the school taking pictures of everyone in the school who was properly dressed because the costumes needed to be judged for the competition. At the end of the day everybody enjoyed seeing what people were and the competitions as well as sharing ideas about the books they love!

By Daniel and Mollie.

Year 1 Reading Cafe

Every Friday morning, Year 1 invite their parents into class for a half- an- hour long reading cafe where kids pick one of their favourite books and read it to their parents. While they are reading, their teacher, Miss Gardener or Mrs Wardell , put on some nice relaxing  music but really it is some Disney music. During their reading, they talk about their book with their grown up. They ask and answer questions about what they have learnt.

Overall, every single child loved it and couldn’t wait for the next time their parents wonder into their classroom and listen to them read. This will be next Friday!

By Daniel

Year 2 trip to Yorks chocolate factory

On the 12th of February, Year Two visited the Chocolate Factory. First of all, they learned all about the history of chocolate and when it all started. This was the bit they were all waiting for: they made their own chocolate! How lucky! They made their lollies out of white chocolate and even decorated them with sprinkles.

The children had a fantastic time learning about how chocolate was made before putting on gloves and hairnets like real chocolatiers in order to make yet more chocolate! This time they made chocolate orange bars. ]

What a fantastic day and a great trip!

Mia and Cora

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday, the whole school had an exciting Safer Internet Day assembly with Mr Hodges and Mrs Robert who talked all about how to be safe online.

We all learnt about the definition of permission and how it is an important part of using the internet. Different examples were shared in the assembly and we all had to choose what we believed to be the best option. One example was to consider whether we can accept a location setting on mum’s phone. After very careful consideration, we realised we needed to ask their permission as the phone did not belong to us.

Also in the assembly, Mr Hodges and Mrs Roberts excitedly announced that we are having a poster competition where the winner receives chocolate. The posters are all about how we enjoy using the internet whilst also considering how to do so safely. Everyone is eager to get going on their posters and hopefully win a prize! We are sure the winners will enjoy the chocolate.

By Mia and Cora

Our Little Library

Today (8th February) is the day that we have had a treat! The PTFA have kindly put enough money to buy a beautiful, mysterious book hidey hole that no one knew was coming, apart from the class councillors.

The reason they placed it there is to share our books and love of reading. If children or grown ups around our school have finished a book and think that someone will enjoy,then they place it in the box.  If that person finds that there are more books in there then if they would like another book then they can take one out! The idea is to share and love reading TOGETHER. The cycle continues over and over again where we place in a book and take a different one out if they like!

It looks so magical, it has owls and other magical creatures on the side. One good thing is that parents and teachers can use it too!

Do you think you will use it?

We can’t wait to!

Together we can

By Alex and Daniel

Bradford City Assembly

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

Year 1 class assembly

Today, Year 1 have produced a fabulous assembly all about Sikhism and where it began. They started off by welcoming their audience, half of the school and the parents of the children, as they began to explain when and where the religion was founded. The class said that the religion started over 500 years ago and the man who started it was born in India. He travelled all around India spreading the religion’s beliefs as well as telling everyone what to do and how to practise the religion.

We also learnt that they have been on a trip to the Gurdwara. This is where Sikhs go to worship their gods, bow in front of their holy book and where they share stories from it. The lady who talked to them chose a little girl named Hannah to demonstrate how to put a turban on . Back in the assembly, they told us that they carried a little metal sword called Kippah.

It was a fantastic assembly and we cannot wait for their next one! 

By Daniel and Aminah