On the 14th of February – on a Thursday – Year 3 travelled on a journey, which took almost 10 minutes to visit Bradford Cathedral.
When we got there, the entrance was decorated with flowers placed on black chairs with pillows behind the flowers. The first thing we did, was sit down on pews and an adult called Maggie told us about what we were going to be doing today. The activities were: colouring in our own designed shoe, having a look at all the stones that were the oldest ones and the ones with people’s markings on ( not their names because they didn’t know how to in those days ) ; going around the cathedral making a tally chart of how many symbols they could spot and learning about the important places and items in a cathedral. We found it really interesting because we could see all of the things that we had been learning about in class. Alfie kept pointing out things like the altar and the lecturn!
When we had finished doing all of those activities we went back to school where all their parents were waiting for us.
We had a brilliant; fabulous time and so did all of the teachers who went with us. We loved learning a bit of history about the cathedral and seeing things in real life that we had learnt about in the classroom.
By Daniel and Mollie
On Monday, Year 3 went to a cricket competition to compete with other local schools. They made their way to Hanson academy and got ready for the battle ahead.
They had been practising for many weeks and they were ready and determined. All of the parents of the children came to watch as well. We later found out that our school was the only one that had adults to see the school’s success ( read on to find out who won! ) which really boosted their confidence and made them try even harder.
Later, after they finished their first game, they took a break to rest up and re-hydrate. They had already given their all in the first game yet they still had a lot more rounds and a lot more work to do so they battled on.
After they finished all the games, they were exhausted but they still had to wait in anticipation about whether they had won the competition.
When the results were announced, Blakehill found out that they had won the silver medal!
We are all extremely proud of them and can’t believe that we got so close to winning! They all used a great amount of teamwork to achieve this success. We were all speechless about how well they did when we found out and hope they have a nice rest over the spring break.
By Libby G
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
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
On Friday the 8th of February (today), Luke Carson came into school for the 3rd time to talk to both Year 3 classes about how to be safe on the Internet.
To start off the lesson Luke Introduced himself and gave us an activity sheet to work on and on it you had to circle or tick the options that you would share online or in the real world. Some of the options were:
- Pictures of your family without permission,
- Your address,
- Where you play,
- Your full name,
- Photos of you and your friends.
Some of these things are OK to share on the internet but most are not. Year 3 had a great time with Luke Carson and enjoyed his visit!
By Isabelle and Mollie
On Thursday 31st of January, the pupils of Year 6 had a visit from the one and only Luke Carson (a local police constable).
To begin, Luke asked us what we knew about E-Safety. Then he showed us multiple slides on the types of games and websites that are appropriate for 10-11 year-olds. We discussed the games which we play on and Luke gave us suggestions about how to stay safe when we were playing these.
By Isabelle and Alex
This afternoon, we were greeted with white, fluffy snow which was like a soft pillow when millions of snowflakes filled the sky. While Year 6 were playing football, the snow got in their eyes – it turned out to be a better door than a window! Most of the children rushed their lunch to make every moment count outside. When they appeared outside, smiles filled people’s faces as they began to build small snowmen.
Many of the children didn’t want to go back inside because we have never seen anything like it. The snowflakes were massive! On the other hand, others rushed inside when the whistle blew as it was getting a little bit too cold and they wanted the comforting warmth inside.
Overall, everyone really enjoyed their lunchtime and hope to see the snow again soon. Hopefully, more snow will come and maybe sledging will become involved. Fingers crossed we get some more over the weekend!
By Cora and Mia
Every Thursday evening, pupils from year 5 and 6 walk down to the staff room, where all the teachers get a moment of peace, and wait for the four teachers who do Masterchef club. The club started last half term but because so many children applied for a place they only chose an amount and the rest would also get a go at it after Christmas. The new group are now three weeks in and have made three different types of delicious foods. On the first week they were split up into two different groups one small and one big. The small group went into the room next door and were preparing fruit and some vegetables for a wrap. The other group were making a curry and they too, prepared the ingredients involving: raw chicken, peppers; rice.
On the third week, instead of going into groups they went into Mrs Gardener’s class room and found out that they were making fruit Kebabs. They had a selection of different fruit to impale on a stick. They have seven weeks in total and they have no idea what they are going to make in these weeks! They can’t wait!
By Daniel and Mollie.
Starting this week, some lucky children throughout the school have been chosen to join a drumming club on a Thursday afternoon. People from KS2 ( in groups of 3) have a fun 20 minute session where they can learn how to play one of the loudest percussion instruments- the drums.
Once a week, the lucky children will have have an amazing session and learn how to rock on the drums. All of this will lead up to a spectacular performance in front the whole school in 10 weeks time.
The children all agree that its an amazing opportunity that provides lots of fun and that they are all excited for the big performance in front of the whole school. This is just another thing to look forward to in the busy school week.
We cannot wait to see the performance and can only hope others get a go after.
By Libby G ,Cora and Aminah
This Wednesday, it was the cross country finals for Bradford in Keighley, the people that went had all qualified in the previous round. Altogether, there were 16 people that qualified through into this race which is a great achievement. The runners got a coach there and a coach back as well.
When they arrived, they were faced with a 1600m track to run which was a long way to race but they did really well. Before running, they also had to put on numbers that were pinned to their t-shirts. In the race, they had to run over a large hill which was really slippy to get up but they all managed to make it without getting too dirty. The girl’s team did particularly well and finished third overall.
These runners all had a really fantastic time challenging themselves and cannot wait for the next opportunity to run and compete!
By Taylor and Daniel