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
This week on Tuesday, Year One walked to the Holy Trinity Church as their RE topic is Special Places. They were lucky enough to be able to view the beautiful church and talk to the vicar. First, they got to design and colour a stained glass window. They all looked wonderful.
The vicar then talked about Christenings and what happens when you do get Christened. The children were very enthusiastic and enjoyed listening to the vicar and once he had finished they all had lots questions to ask. They even quoted about how interesting it was and that they had really enjoyed the activity!
Moving on, they talked about the different sorts of colours that the vicar wears around his neck: purple was for funerals, white was wedding, red was for poppy day and green was for every day.
We thank the Holy Trinity Church and the vicar for letting us visit the church and for teaching Year 1 some fantastic knowledge that they will never forget and I’m sure they would love to visit again!
By Emily Mae and Alex
Tuesday 6th February 2018 was Safer Internet Day 2018. This is a very important date in a school were we learn about the internet and how to stay safe online. Throughout the school year we do lots of E-Safety lessons in our classes but this week was extra special as it focused on making the internet a kinder place starting with us. In the morning, Mr Lowe and Miss Lea held an assembly all about this years theme and how to make a kinder internet.WE played a game about how what we thought was appropriate behaviour when using technology. After the assembly, children returned to their classes to continue their learning about how to make the internet a safer place and how to behave nicely whilst using technology. Everyone in school as made a Safer Internet Day pledge which they will try follow to make the internet an even better place and we will be displaying throughout school.
Remember everyone, a safer, kinder internet starts with YOU!