Jamie’s Ministry of food

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Year 4 took part in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. They went over to extra club to learn about healthy eating, food hygiene and food awareness. Andy, the chef for the two days, told them all what we should eat and what  we shouldn’t eat. He showed us a balanced diet plate and the stuff we are meant to eat more of was in the larger part on of the plate. The food we shouldn’t eat were in the smaller part of the plate.

Once he told us how to cut with a sharp knife, we had to  cut our own food up in to quarters and half.  We had cut up all of our food and put in the pan and started to mix all the the spices up into the food  to flavour our vegetable fajitas. At the end of the session our parents were invited to join us to take a look at the fun things that we had been up to. When we finally finished cooking, it was time to put the cooked vegetables into the wraps with some yogurt and cheese. Then we ate our lovely delicious wrap.We all would probably do it again!We all loved learning how to cook.

Theo (4L) said, “I odn’t like courgettes but I love them in this!”
Marley (4J) said, “I love mushrooms. I’ll be making this at home.”

by Taylor

Year 4 visit Danelaw

On Wednesday, Year 4 visited Danelaw as part of their learning about the Ancient Romans. They had an introduction to life in the roman army where they got the chance to dress up in uniform wearing helmets, spears and shields before taking part in weapon training, guard duty and craft work where they made lanterns from clay. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the sunshine learning how to protect the Roman Empire.

Dempsey said it was the best trip he had ever been on!

Healthy Food Roadshow 2018!

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:

Mr Harding

Jensen

and Emily

On the green pea team were:

Miss Lea

Isabelle

Alfie

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

By Alex

4J class assembly

This afternoon, Year Four had their class assembly about their residential to Nell Bank. To start off, they sang a song (that they had learnt whilst on their trip) to show off all of the exciting activities they had done. Two people in bright-orange jackets led the song and put actions with it and the rest of 4J followed.

They began to tell the audience about what they had done on their first day: mini beast hunting! They showed everybody what they found on their hunt, which was a centipede, an earthworm (did you know they breathe out of their skin?) and a woodlouse. As a treat, they got to go to the adventure playground for a little while as well as the water playground, where they got to play and have fun.

After a long, much-needed sleep, it was time for the next adventurous day, where they told the school all about the 7.5 mile walk they went on, from Nell Bank to Cow and Calf and then back again! Whilst at the Cow and Calf, the children were told a story about a giant, who lived near a huge, old cliff, with big boulders that were scattered around, and they really enjoyed it.

Tired out from their walk, we were told all about their experience of going to the adventure playground, which wore them out completely! On the last day, Year 4 went pond dipping and showed us some pictures of what they had found such as, a newt, baby snails and lots of other animals. Next, was the fantastic den building, and got to tell their groups all about their houses that they had built – someone even made a chandelier!

Sad, but glad to get back, the children finally went home, back to their parents, who they were very glad to see as some of the kids had never gone away without their mum and dad before. The children loved their trip and would have loved to stay longer. They performed a fantastic assembly to Blakehill!

By Emily Mae, Taylor and Mckensey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4L class Assembly

Today,was 4L’s class assembly about their trip to Nell Bank and about what they did whilst there . They had a Countryfile theme with presenters interviewing their minibeast and pond dipping experts. These experts told us what they had caught such as a dragon fly nymph and newt. They also told us about how they had built dens and gone on a long walk up to Ilkley Moor. They then started to sing a song that they learnt at Nell Bank by Jack and John who were their teachers. It sounds like they had a wonderful time and it was a very interesting assembly.

Taylor

Ingleborough hall

Last night, Year Four went to a meeting about the Ingleborough Hall residential trip with Mr Rhodes, Miss Lea and Mr Patterson. The meeting was all about the fun activities that we would be doing whilst were are there such as: tree climbing, caving, gorge scrambling, a village studio and a LONG walk. They told us all about where Ingleborough Hall is, what it is like to stay there and how much fun it is! The residential will take place in 1st few weeks of the Autumn term and all the parents and children there were very excited and can’t wait to go. There was just one last thing that Mr Rhodes said – we have to learn how to tie our shoe laces. If you want to find out anymore about this year’s Ingleborough Hall trip go onto our blog.

by Pasha

Year 4 residential trip to Nell Bank

On the 19th of March 2018, Year 4 came to school in non-uniform with suitcases and luggage since they were going on a 2 night residential to Nell Bank. When we arrived at Nell Bank we met our Nell Bank leaders called Jack and John who started us on our first activity which was mini beast hunting.Next we had the chance to explore Nell Bank by taking part in the Nell Bank Habitat Trail.

Once we’d finished, we went to  Middleton to have our lunch before having the chance to go to the adventure and the water playground. We played a while until it was time for tea which tonight was sausage and mash with veg or jacket potato. Once we’d finished tea, teachers sorted us into our dormitories (the girls rooms were named Asquith and Hawksworth. The boys rooms were called Denton and  Rombalds). We headed over to our rooms and sorted our beds and got our pyjamas ready for bed. Soon after that, we headed back down to Middleton for a quiz,hot chocolate,a biscuit and Mr Lowe read Harry Potter before we headed to bed.

The next morning, we all woke up ready for our long 7 mile walk. We went to Middleton to eat chocolate spread,jam or butter toast and cornflakes or rice krispies. We then packed a rucksack and set off on the long walk which took all day. When we returned in the evening we had time for a quick play on the adventure playground before our tea which we wolfed down. After tea, since it was still light, we played out again before showering and getting ready for bed.

Once we were all ready for bed we chilled out with some colouring before singing happy birthday to Jess, Ava and Mrs Javed. We drank our hot chocolate and ate cake before wearily traipsing to our long awaited beds.

Waking up on our last day, we had a lot to do before starting our activities. We stripped our rooms and packed our bags before readying ourselves for the fun of pond dipping and den building. After lots of fun and teamworking, which led to some marvellous dens, it was time to come home and see our school mates and families.

We were tired but happy having had a fantastic time and would definitely go again!
We can’t wait for our Year 5 residential now!

By Pasha and Taylor

Safer Internet Day 2018

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!

Dance competition 2018


On Saturday 29th,  Blakehill took part in a dance competition with the theme of coal mining. The team had the help from Mrs Pedley, Mrs Horrocks and many more adults to design the set, dance routine and encourage them on the day. Their scenery was hand made which won them BEST SCENERY and BEST THEME! Many children went from years 3,4,5 and 6. The National Coal Mining museum lent them overalls to wear so they look the part. Their dance was based on coal mining from Victorian times up to 2015 when the last coal mine in Britain closed- what a creative topic. Many schools took part but we had a very good dance and were very proud of all our children who took part.
By Alex

PE workshop

This morning, 5 people from Year 3 and Year 4 completed different health challenges with children from other schools. They learnt that the word dress can help you remember the things you should do to know you have a healthy lifestyle: D stands for diet, R stands relaxation,E stands for exercise,S stands for sleep and the second S stands for social life. After warming up, the children from our school had to compete against different  schools including, Poplars farm, Thackley, Swain House, Thorpe Primary and Wellington as well as getting to know each other. Because they did so well, all of the children got to receive a certificate each!  Well done to Pasha, Taylor, Zach, Freya, Lucas and Zach for taking part.

by Pasha