1G’s class assembly

On Friday, 1G preformed a brilliant assembly all about their trip to Skipton Castle. They began by telling us all different facts about castles such as how the lord and lady were entertained by jesters and musicians. Next, they told us all about the different parts of a castle such as: drawbridge, kitchen and dungeon. We also learnt about how bread was made in the castle. The poorer people got the bread at the bottom on the dirty oven floor whereas the richer people got the top of the bread which is why rich people were called the upper crust.

After that, they showed us their very own castle with a working drawbridge which impressed the large audience. They then read an excellent recount of the day as well as a narrative about a prince saving a princess.

Overall, it was a fantastic assembly which everybody loved and we certainly cannot wait to see their next one!

By Mia.

1W’s Class Assembly

On Friday 17th of May, Year 1 performed an assembly about their trip to Skipton Castle. They explained about how the castle was made and how people used to live in it.

First they started off by introducing the assembly and showed pictures of the front of the castle and told us about the features on it. They spoke about the different rooms and places inside and outside of the castle. Their favourite place in the building was the dungeon because it was dark,cold and scary.

1W were taught where to build a castle by their instructor: they told us that you needed to build it near a river so that enemies couldn’t get to it. It also had to be built with high walls so that no enemies could climb over them. Finally towards the end they sang a song about castles.

What an enjoyable and informative assembly! Well done 1W.

By Aminah.

Wear A Hat Day

Today, children are leaving school for two weeks (apart from three three bloggers in the ICT suite staying an hour after school :)) However,  today was also a wear a hat day! Today, children could wear a hat to school (for the fee of one pound) and raise money for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

This charity supports people with brain tumours by using money to find out ways to cure people and find out more about brain tumours. Along with that, you could purchase a badge or a wristband for one pound only. These items could be purchased before school or after school, or for today only you could have purchased one off of the few Year 6 children that were walking around wearing pink t-shirts.

Not to forget, there were multiple competitions and raffles that students could join. One of them was a raffle where you would pay 50p and choose a name for a grey stuffed rabbit. The winner was Mrs Gould, the teacher of class 6G. Next, there was a raffle where you could win an Easter egg or an Easter egg hamper that was kindly donated by Morrisons. The winner of the hamper was Pola in 1G. Lastly, there was an Easter bonnet competition. If you came to school with a homemade easter hat then you had a chance of winning a few easter eggs. The runners up won a Smarties egg whist the winners won a Malteser egg.

We raised a fantastic £661.10 so thank you to everyone involved. We all enjoyed today playing out in the sun in our fun hats. Have a lovely holiday and Happy Easter

By Libby G

Year 1 trip to Holy Trinity Church

This week, Year 1 went to Holy Trinity Church to compare what a christian church looks like to a sikh gurdwara. While they were there, they learnt about why people go to a church, what they do when they are there and how people get christened. Year 1 found out about all the important celebrations that go on in christian churches and how it looks different at different times of the year. The children also learnt about what a priest wears when he is doing his jobs.

By Mollie and Aminah

Drumming concert

On the 28th of March, some brave pupils performed in-front of the whole school some amazing drumming. They have been having lessons for 20 minutes in the previous weeks leading into this day.

Starting the assembly off, Mrs Scott introduced the assembly and what they would be doing throughout. It started with Elana (who is in 4h) and Amber playing a warm up solo which was followed by some brave Year 2 children who performed the backing track from a song by Taylor swift. After that Elijah, played a solo with the two teachers. Other children from across school also performed which was equally fantastic.

The lady in charge explained frequently the benefits of drumming and how they can link to the classroom. One of them was that drumming improves concentration as you have to focus on what you are doing and ignore distractions. At the end of the assembly, everyone clapped loudly as they all greatly enjoyed it.

Thankfully, we learnt that the drumming sessions are going to continue after the holidays and everybody is hoping they are the next child to get a go!

By Mia and Cora

Bradford City Penalty Shootout

A few months ago, some people from Bradford City came over to our school and set up a penalty shootout. At this shootout, children from Reception all the way to year 6 had 4 chances (unless you forgot to bring in a letter which I will talk about later ) to kick a ball into a football net that was guarded by the one and and only, Billy Bantam.

As I mentioned in the first paragraph, there was a letter handed out to children. This letter told you all about what would happen at the penalty shootout, however, attached to the letter was a form where you could ask family members to raise money for school. If you raised the most money, you could get a signed Bradford City football! Some other things you could win were medals, bags and normal footballs, the good thing about that was you didn’t have to raise the most amount of money!

The lucky winner of the signed football was Freddie in Reception. Mrs Bedell and Mrs Bottomley were both seen holding their phones and taking videos of him winning the ball, so we can only imagine how proud they were!

We are all excited for next years penalty shootout and we are all ready to try our best to raise the most amount of money.

By Libby G

Mother’s day stall

This year, Blakehill has held another stall for Mother’s day and they had four new things for children to choose and buy for their mothers. This year, the options were: a wooden heart plaque, Vanilla scented candle, Potted Daffodil and a Stationary set. With so many good options, it was a hard decision to make when deciding what our mums should get.

Each person received a letter where they could have a first choice, second choice, third choice and a fourth choice. They would write their name, class and choices before crossing their fingers and hoping for their first choice. It would cost them £2.00 for the present they had chosen. Whatever the present they got, we know it will please whoever they give it to.

Everyone can’t wait for mother’s day and the real reason for it is to thank any special lady in your life.

By Daniel and Mollie.

Say Hello To Spring!

Recently, the people of Britain are (finally) getting to say hello to Spring! The lovely weather is arriving, and due to that all of the children around Blakehill are playing games, making jokes, spending time in the sun and generally just being happy!

One of the perks of it being sunny is that everyone gets to go on the field. Cora, one of the bloggers, said,”I enjoy playing football and playing with my friends,” and Mollie – another one of the bloggers – said, “I enjoy making daisy chains for Mrs Rashid.”

Everyone at Blakehill is taking advantage of the bright sunshine and enjoying the beginning of spring including Mr Harding who was even heard singing in the staff room!

Have a lovely weekend!

By Libby G

Easter Egg Appeal

As you know, in the past few years students at Blakehill have got together and have contributed to the Easter egg appeal where children kindly donate Easter eggs for children and families that are less fortunate than us. Once again, Mr Cavalier-Lumley came to explain how bringing an Easter egg in can change lives because people may not be fortunate enough to receive them. Without our help, children may go through Easter having nothing. However, with your support,  we can make their lives happier just by spending a few pounds on Easter eggs.

Some pupils have already donated a few Easter eggs already which is fantastic, but we still need more eggs. Every little donation can make a big difference. You don’t have to donate anything, but we would be very grateful if you did.

Overall, we hope everyone enjoys their Easter eggs and has a fantastic time celebrating.

Have a lovely Easter and enjoy your chocolate.

By Cora and Mia

International Happiness Day

This week, the whole school had an assembly all about International Happiness day!

International Happiness Day takes place on the 20th of March every year. It is commemorated as a way to be happy and make others happy. People aren’t always happy, especially in tough situations, so here I am going to show you some top tips on how to be happy and make others happy, no matter what.

  • Make some funny jokes: if a friend or family member is upset, it is always a good idea to try make them laugh (no matter how bad the joke might be.)
  • Play some games: playing games is always a good way to relax. The good thing about playing games is, you can play by yourself, or with other people. You could play video games, or make your own games up. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Compliment them: getting complements always make you feel good about yourself, giving them gives off the exact same effect as you spread joy. Not only do compliments make people happy, but it also makes you a better person. It doesn’t matter what you say, as long as it makes them smile.
  • Helping out: doing small jobs for people goes a long way. It could be the smallest job like putting things away for others, tiding up their table, ANYTHING!
  • Random acts of kindness: Random acts of kindness are one of the best things you could do. You could donate toys to charity or give money to homeless people. It just shows how kind and caring you are and that you know that other people matter.
  • Smile: if you didn’t know, smiles are contagious. Smiling is extremely important as it shows that you are happy and you are ready to show the world what you’ve got. Smiling shows how strong and confident you are.

I hope that you had a great Happiness Day and I hope that all of these tips help you. Thanks for reading this blog!

By Libby G