On the Friday 14th of December, all of Year 3 and 4 went over to the cinema, as a reward for their excellent behaviour during their lesson times. They got to go and watch Ralph breaks the Internet. On the way they were all very excited and chatty on the coach! They thought that it was fun, enjoyable and the best film ever. They found it love able’ and they thought that it was a film that they want to see again! There were loads of giggles in the film at the silly things Ralph and his friend got up to. When they got back to school they were truly in the Christmas spirit.
By Taylor and Mia
This Thursday, Year 3 went on a trip to the Industrial Museum. When they got off the coach, they entered the museum and met up with a woman called Piper who led 3R upstairs to learn how to turn wool into clothes while 3Ro looked around outside and drew something that caught their eye such as buildings that were made in the 1800’s. The activities that 3R completed were pretend sheep shaving, spinning wool, weaving wool, combing wool, sorting wool and carding wool (you could say they were in a woolly situation!) Once they finished their activities 3RO met up with 3R to go and have lunch. Then,3R looked outside and did the activities that 3RO had done before and then Mrs Robert’s class did the wool activities.
Altogether everyone had a great day and had learnt a lot of new information about the 1800’s and industrial Bradford.
By Libby G and Mollie
Next week, on the 11th and the 12th of December, there will be Christingle services at St Cuthbert’s church to get us in the Christmas spirit. On the 11th it will be Years 3 and 4 whilst on the 12th it will be Years 5 and 6. They will be singing songs and reading poems, and excerpts from The Bible. The choir will be making a special appearance and singing a few songs with both years too! On the 12th, Years 5 and 6 will be doing the same. Mrs Russell has recently started a boy’s choir who will be singing Away in a Manger. What a treat! We have been practising today in the hall so that we are well prepared. The best thing is the spot on singing and some wonderful reading. We are really looking forward to the Christingle which is at 2:30 and ends at 3:15. We will either be collected at the church and if not we will be walking back to school with our class teacher. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.
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.
In the school holidays, (on the first Monday) Miss Dobson ran a Holiday camp for KS2. The holiday camp had an amount of activities for the children to do. Some of the activities were: football, basketball, a ninja warrior course, table tennis, orienteering and dodge ball. The day was filled with smiles and laughs and a bit of tears too. The children were split into two teams decided by a game of rock paper scissors: pink and blue. The winning team was blue. You would win points not only for winning games but for good sportsmanship and being kind to one another. Team chants were another one of the activities included in the camp. It was a great fun and we can’t wait for another one.
By Mollie, Isabelle and Libby G
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
Today on the Friday 8th June, Year 3 performed a gob smacking assembly all about the stone age. With a warm welcome, they began telling us amazing facts such as : they built their houses out of stone and hay, they didn’t have normal weapons and more. They showed us their paintings [which were amazing!]and told us that they used chalk and glue to glaze over it. Then they told us that they learnt a fab song which is like we will rock you but about the stone age and they had added cool break dancing moves [ which they were learning for P.E.]
Then we were told that they used to make their cloths out of dead animal skin – UGH! But they of course they washed the blood off so it is nice and comfortable. Then they compared families of stone age people and ordinary people. As it came to an end they sang us off with their awesome song.
As part of the School Linking Project, Year 3 went to visit Year 3 at Westbourne primary school. The first thing they did was to get on the bus and set off on the short journey to Manningham in Bradford. When they got to Westbourne Primary School, they meet with their partners that they meet with at Nell Bank a few months ago .They then split into 3 groups for the day.
Their first activity was to match jigsaw shapes collage with their partners,they were solving a puzzle which was teaching them to work together and to get a long with each other. As soon as they finished the fist activity,they moved on to the 2nd activity which was outdoors. The outdoor activity was to tie their partners legs and to make them knock over the cones whilst being blindfolded and guiding them.
Their 3 activity was a parachute game were they had to work together to not drop the ball and just keep it on. Then, after a while, they were allowed to knock the ball off the parachute. Before leaving, they played one last game, the shark game! Everyone had a fantastic day and now our Year 3 classes can’t wait for Westbourne to visit them next half term.
Every Thursday, both Year 3 classes learn how to break dance by being taught by an exquisite professional called Harmony. She will be giving 4 sessions to each class over 4 weeks and helping them learn the art of break dancing. The teachings happen after lunch for their indoor PE and Harmony, who is very experienced, competes in different competitions. She teaches them all the different moves that she knows such as : the front step, back sliding, floor moves, spinning and freeze positions. At the end of each session she shows them a quick style of how it is supposed to look before they have a go.
Year 3 have loved the break dancing lessons so far and they cant wait to carry on with them for the rest of the three weeks! Maybe, by then, Blakehill will have break dancing professionals!