On Tuesday the 15th of January, some pupils from year 4,5 and 6 competed in a cross country competition. The competition was at Hanson school, there were 900 meters to run. The year 5 boys went first then it was the year 5 girls. Following them, were the year 6 boys who placed brilliantly as did the year 6 girls. We earned some brilliant places like 1,2,4 and 7 in the top 10 the 1st person was James in 6R! In 4th place was Archie in 6R, in the girls year 6 race was Lois in 6G. In the final race was Taylor in 5R. The rest came in very good positions. After all the year 5 girls came 3rd, Year 5 boys came 2nd and year 6 girls came first and year 6 boys came 2nd! These are amazing results.
Well done to all our athletes, you made Mrs Russell and Miss Dobson very proud!
By Mia, Taylor and Isabelle
On the 11th of January, Blakehill started their carousel projects. These are projects that go on for 1 half term. You start in your class and change classrooms each half term. Don’t forget, it is every Friday afternoon and we learn about a topic and produce a project. Each class has a different topic we have listed two of them the children are doing:
Today 6G did a lesson on Democracy (British values) we did a vote for someone to be a teacher for a day. The candidates were Rees, Libby G, Jack P, Kian and Me (Alex). The winner was Me! I got 12 votes. For pictures and videos look on 6G’s class page.
Design and Technology
However in 3R: they are learning about making sandwiches. Today they explored and tasted the different bread types. The favourite type of bread in the class was the white bread! It was YUMMY!
By Alex and Mollie
This January, a group of children travelled the long journey to Sheffield arena to sing their hearts out at Young Voices. They started practising all the songs which were accompanied by different dance moves, that fit each tune. They did regular practises at least once a week so that they knew every song and all the dance moves. Wednesday 9th January was the day and the children were ready! They had to have two pack lunches one for their lunch and one for tea. They weren’t allowed fizzy drinks and lots of sweets because they could possibly throw up! When they arrived outside, they had to wait a little longer because they got there early. When they got in, they found their seats and got straight into munching on their lunch and going for toilet breaks.
While they were practising all the special guests were introduced. Unfortunately, Hugh Jackman couldn’t attend the concert! After the children had eaten everything in their bags the parents started to flood in. Once they all found their seats the lights went down and the person who organised the concert appeared on the stage and introduced all the band members and the school, but not every school because there were to many. At the end the same lady from the beginning mentioned that the parents had raised over 98 thousand pounds and said a massive thank you!
By Daniel and Mia.
Throughout this half term, here at our school, there are many opportunities for the children to join after school clubs with their friends.
Some of the clubs that are running are:
Tag Rugby – On Tuesdays starting on the 15th of this month for 4 weeks £12.
Girls Football – On Wednesdays which has already started for 10 weeks £30.
Year 3 Cricket – On Mondays starting the 14th of this month for 4 weeks £12.
Knitting club – On Mondays in which has already started for 12 weeks £36.
Each of these clubs start at 3:15 (the end of school) and lasts for an hour, as a result they end at 4:15. Knitting club is in 3Ro as it is the only indoor club we have listed. Every other club needs appropriate footwear and kits other wise you may not be able to participate. We hope many people join these wonderful clubs.
By Alex and Isabelle
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
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.
Today, (Friday 30th November) 4H performed their amazing first assembly of the year. Their performance was about the great World War 1 -WW1– and what happened while people were at war. They began the assembly with a few interesting facts such as:
- The war ended on the 11th day off the 11th month of the 11th hour.
- The soldiers lived in the stenching muddy trenches.
Then, some pupils from the class read out parts of their fabulous diaries and letters. After that, 4H showed us some fantastic artwork that looked like it was created by a real artist. The pictures were based on a silhouette of a soldier standing in a field full of poppies. The background was a water colour wash of a sunset.
The children sang us some songs from the First World War. The songs were called: It’s a long way to Tipperary and Pack up your troubles in your own kit bag. It was a really good assembly and we can’t wait to see their next one!
By Alex and Mia
On the Friday 23rd, Year 4 have produced an excellent assembly all about WWI . Whilst learning about the topic, they were reading a book called Song for Will, about a person called Will who died on the front line in France during the war.
In their assembly, approximately half their class were wearing a prop such as the WWI style hats. They started out with a warm welcome and got straight in to the best parts. In part of their work they wrote a letter, diary and information to Fred. They wrote as Alfie, who is one of the main characters, by empathising with him and how he deals being without Fred and Will and the moment they disappeared over the hills. They also had a go at writing setting descriptions, and they were given a picture so they knew what to describe. They also made pieces of art using water colours. Here they used red, yellow and pinks to create a wash of a sunset. After a few days, they cut out soldiers to stick onto their wash and added poppies to decorate.
Near the end, they sang a song called Its a long way to Tipperary/ Pack p your troubles in your old kit bag, the song was from the film” Its a wonderful war”.At the end, everyone gave them a double round of applause because of how good their class assembly was.
By Harley, Daniel
This Wednesday, Year 4 had a special treat! In the hall, they had a coach who came in to teach them all about Tri- golf. Firstly, they had a safety talk about what to do and what not to do. After that, they got a putter and took turns, with their partners, trying to get the ball to hit the red cone so they could earn 10 points.
Next, Year 4 got into larger teams of 4 and had to make sure the ball did not hit the cones,or the wall, using a putter. Then, they got an iron (not the one you use for your clothes) and swung it from waist to waist, to practice how to swing a golf club. Year 4 then applied that to a new game they were playing, where they would hit the ball using the putter.
Year 4 enjoyed their time and would love to do it again!
By Libby G and Mia
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.