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
On Friday the 22nd of March (today), 3RO had an assembly all about Ancient Egyptians.
In the assembly, the class talked about interesting facts associated with their topic Ancient Egyptians. They also looked at, artefacts from that time.
During the assembly, Year 3 showed the audience (a majority of the school) how to mummify! They mummified one of the children in their class and pulled out:
They put these into canopic jars for the Ancient Egyptian gods.
In whole class art, they designed and made death masks.
I am sure that 3RO enjoyed learning their assembly and having fun in their class! We enjoyed watching it!
By Isabelle and Mollie
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
This afternoon, 3R had an amazing assembly on Ancient Egyptians. It began with the children informing us some fun facts such as:
- When they lived
- How they built things
- Who the pharoahs were.
Then, some loud, clear voiced children acted out a scene of pharaohs and builders building a Pyramid. The Pharaoh was asking how long it will take be built. The builder replied it will take 19 to 20 years, the Emperor got mad and walked off.
After that, they told us the 6 rules to making a mummy. This was funny because the mummy was ALIVE! They put organs into glass containers, all of the organs were removed even a mushy brain!
This was a FAB assembly and cant wait to see next year’s!
By Alex and Mia.
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
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
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.
On the 28th of February, (yesterday) Year 3 travelled to Leeds Museum to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. When they arrived, a kind lady greeted them and led them to a room to hang up their coats. After that, they split in to 3 groups of 10 that were used later in the day.
First,3R went into a room and sat down at three tables and talked about the Ancient Egyptians. Some of the people even got up and pretended to make someone into a mummy. Whilst they were doing that, 3Ro were upstairs looking at some of the Ancient Egyptian artefacts and a real mummy. It was really interesting!
They explore the exhibits searching for all the things that Ancient Egyptians were buried with such as jewellery, amulets and even fake feet and hands! They saw a mummy lying in its tomb and then had a go at mummifying a puppet themselves! They pulled out organs, rubbed it with oil and wrapped it in bandages.
What a great trip!
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