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
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.
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.
This afternoon, 1W pulled off a fantastic assembly about their castles topic! They explained about not just castles but also about their trip to Skipton Castle. They gave a description of all the different parts of a castle such as the portcullis and murder hole! The castles had crossed windows for defence so that people could shoot out but arrows couldn’t get in; large dungeons to keep their prisoners; a draw bridge to keep out their foes and many more.
Having explained about the different castles, they then sang some castle sang songs, which were beautifully sang and had dance moves to go with it! Everyone thought that their assembly was great. Well Done 1P, we are now experts on castles.
By Alex and Taylor
Today, to celebrate the upcoming marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Blakehill have had a very royal themed day.In classes, we have based our work around the topic and done lots of thrilling activity’s including eating out on the field as a school to celebrate the grand occasion!
We hope they have had a fantastic day and a wonderful life together and that you all enjoy watching such a momentous occasion.
Take a look at some of the pictures from today below.
By Emily Mae
Today at 2:45, half of Year one had their class assembly about George and the Dragon. To start off their remarkable show, they told us about the lead character (George) and his courageous personality and how brave he was. 1P began to tell the audience the start of the story, they managed to captivate the viewers and take them on a journey to a small village were George had rode on his horse to save the princess from a towering monster know as a dragon. The dragon wanted to eat the princess because it was very hungry.
They started to sing a song about the knight who was very helpful to all the people in the old town were the beast had tried to eat every female in the area. After they had sang the song, that they had learnt over the past few weeks, then they told the audience about what they did on their school trip to Skipton Castle at the castle they drew landscape pictures of what they saw.They really enjoyed their visit to Skipton Castle and wished they could go again.
By Emily Mae and Taylor
1P assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
This week, Year 1 took a visit to Skipton Castle as part of their topic on Knights and Castles. Once they had got there, they took a guided tour of the castle, looking in all of the different rooms and learning about castle life hundreds of years ago. As they entered the castle, they looked up and saw all of the remnants of different types of stone and tar that had been thrown at the enemy all those years ago. The children really enjoyed learning about the knights in the castle and all the different ways of protecting the castle back then. They also loved the fact that from the toilet it led straight down into the mud hole below!
In the afternoon, the children did some more exploring of the castle after their delicious lunch and sat and drew some fantastic pictures of the castle, that was in front of them. They drew different things around the castle and loved to put their own twist on them. They went through all the different rooms and learnt what they were used for in the olden days, and also found that the crumbling, stone walls were really interesting as you could imagine them being freshly built and lined with soldiers.
The children loved the trip and would definitely love to go again. Their favourite part was definitely the old flushing toilet!
By Mckensey and Emily Mae