On Thursday after school, Miss Dickinson organised a fabulous art exhibition. Mrs Marsden helped the pupils produce their amazing space art work.
Mrs Marsden helped: reception, y1, y2, y3, y4, y5 and y6. All the parents thoroughly enjoyed seeing all their children’s art.
Reception did a moon with a background, Year 1 did a rocket blasting off to space, Year 2 did colour washers and glitter, Year 3 did moving spacemen on the moon, Year 4 did planets, Year 5 did some art, Year 6 did rockets.
See the art curriculum page on our website to see the amazing work they did!
by Mollie and Mia
On Wednesday, all the pupils in school met their brand new teachers!
Reception got either Mrs Wardell or Miss Gardener. Year 1 discovered it would be either Mrs Scott or Mrs Pinder. Year 2 got Mr Rhodes or Mrs Roberts. Year 3 got Mr Hodges or Miss Philips. Year 4 got Mrs Hall until Miss Javed comes back or Miss Lancaster. Year 5 got Mr Sidebottom until Miss Russell comes back or Mrs Gould.
On the same day, Year 6 went to their secondary schools. They spent a whole day there while we spent 45 minutes talking about: what we do, what we’re excited about and some classes also did some activities to get ready for next year.
We’re all looking forward to starting with our brand new teachers next year.
By Mollie and Mia
On Monday, Blakehill discovered that it was space week and to start off the week they got to have fun and learn about the huge and fascinating area around them.
All of the year groups got to go into the gigantic planetarium and find out different things about space. Reception got to go in first, and when they came out, they were really happy and excited to have learnt about space and what its like outside of our world. All of the years had a turn and had a fantastic time.
Finally, it was Year 6’s turn and when they went inside they saw lots of stars in the deep, dark sky. They felt like they were in space already. In there, they saw 2 two planets that looked like stars but were actually two of the biggest planets in the solar system. Year 6 managed to identify them because they were the only things that weren’t flickering. All the children also learnt about constellations, the shapes stars make in the sky, and spent time trying to identify them which was both a challenge and great fun.
Everyone enjoyed the planetarium and it was a great introduction into the space focus where children will produce pieces of writing around the theme for display.
This week, three lucky children, from both Year 4 classes, have been chosen to go Bradford Town Hall to take part in a conference about sustainability goals. The conference was all about the Earth, how to look after it. The children from different schools presented about their chosen goal. The way that the children were picked out was that the their names were put in a hat before being randomly drawn.
Before the visit, the children designed their own logos which were to be put onto a shirt, which they could keep, that would be worn in the presentation.
On the day, a bus collected them in the morning before going around to collect the other schools. When they arrived, they were treated to a tour of the building before getting into presentations.
All of the children from Blakehill did really well and will remember the day for a long time.
This year, Blakehill Primary have put on another Father’s day stall for the people who wish to get their father a present. As usual, there are three fantastic options for you to but you can only get one of them.
The first item that you could buy was a Where’s Wally soap on a piece of string which was on a loop so that you can hang it on anything. The second item was a brand spanking new leather wallet that comes in ether brown or black. Last but not least was a pair of brand new socks that have minion puns sewn onto it. To get one you had to write down your name and class then your options that you would write them down as 1,2;3. `1 is the soap on a piece of string, 2 the leather wallets and 3 is the socks with the minion puns. Personally, I would put the order in the following : 2,3 and then 1 although it is an extremely hard choice.
To purchase your desired item you had to stick two pound coins in or take it in in an envelope with your name and class on.
This week, Year 4 have ventured of to visit the Mandir which is located on Leeds road. Last week, on Friday, 4H went to the Mandir and 4P went on Wednesday this week.
The Mandir is a temple for Hindus to come and worship to their Gods. When the children went, they had to take their shoes off. Next thing they did was they went up to meet the different types of Gods. They were told little different facts about each of the Gods. Some of the statues had more than two arms some had 4, 6 or 8 . They had a go at trying to figure out the names of the Gods.
While at the temple, the children completed three different activities so they could learn more about Hinduism. One activity required the children to find the Gods using key facts and descriptions about them. Then, they explored some of the different objects they may find in the Mandir and what they are used for before finally using pictures to learn about Hindu weddings.
At the end, each child got a little piece of chocolate to take away with them and walked away having learnt a lot.
This week, Year 4 have been on a residential , for 3 days , to the fabulous Nell Bank and the went from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. Luckily, they got to come to school in non-uniform but they had to drag around either a bag or a suit case. They set off at around 11:00 am, they climbed on a double decker bus for their journey that would last for about an hour. To save them from dying from boredom, they could play different games like: I spy, Thumb war, 21 and many more.
When they arrived, they split into groups of boys and girls and they got of one team at a time and while they waited they learnt a song. The suit case were loaded onto the ground and they were told take their own suit cases inside. They were told the groups that they would in and then shown to their rooms where they would be spending time in for two nights. Once they were settled in and chosen their beds they were told what they would be doing and how to do it.
At the end their teacher said “they really enjoyed it and everyone put 100% effort into everything”. Also before they left Nell Bank they had to sit down and awards were given out to people who did well and tried their very hardest. The children had a fantastic time and their teachers were very proud of them! What a great trip!
Today, children are leaving school for two weeks (apart from three three bloggers in the ICT suite staying an hour after school :)) However, today was also a wear a hat day! Today, children could wear a hat to school (for the fee of one pound) and raise money for the Brain Tumour Research charity.
This charity supports people with brain tumours by using money to find out ways to cure people and find out more about brain tumours. Along with that, you could purchase a badge or a wristband for one pound only. These items could be purchased before school or after school, or for today only you could have purchased one off of the few Year 6 children that were walking around wearing pink t-shirts.
Not to forget, there were multiple competitions and raffles that students could join. One of them was a raffle where you would pay 50p and choose a name for a grey stuffed rabbit. The winner was Mrs Gould, the teacher of class 6G. Next, there was a raffle where you could win an Easter egg or an Easter egg hamper that was kindly donated by Morrisons. The winner of the hamper was Pola in 1G. Lastly, there was an Easter bonnet competition. If you came to school with a homemade easter hat then you had a chance of winning a few easter eggs. The runners up won a Smarties egg whist the winners won a Malteser egg.
We raised a fantastic £661.10 so thank you to everyone involved. We all enjoyed today playing out in the sun in our fun hats. Have a lovely holiday and Happy Easter
By Libby G
This morning, Year 4 woke up bright and early to prepare for their busy day. They were greeted by a choice cereal or toast with either jam, butter or chocolate spread. Yum! The walk was the focus of the day and was truly memorable. Totalling 6 miles, we ventured along the river, observing the meanders, through the town, noting Roman ruins, up to White wells for lunch and ended at the top of the Cow and Calf with the fantastic views of Ilkley. While at the top, we learnt about the story behind it, tried to move the calf rock and shout over to Nell Bank in the distance. Both the children and adults had a great time.
We returned after 5 hours with plenty of tired bodies and relaxed with a quick drink. This evening, the children took part in a music quiz after another tasty tea.
Tomorrow it’s time for den building, orienteering and prizes all before heading back to school. We cannot wait. Goodnight!
Both Year 4 classes arrived at school full of excitement as they knew it was finally the day to visit Nell Bank. They left school eagerly at 11am and on arrival they ate their lunch and settled in. The first two activities were about discovering the living creatures in the local area. Group 1 went pond dipping while Group 2 went on a mini-beast hunt. The children really enjoyed both activities and found a range of different creatures. After that, it was time for a break where the children had a practice fire drill and learnt about what the rest of the trip entailed.
Following this, it was time to let off a bit of steam in both the adventure play and water area which the children really enjoyed. Once they were worn out, it was time for tea and we were treated to tasty sausages or jacket potatoes. After tea, it was back out to play in a bit of free choice time before getting ready for bed and relaxing in the canteen. Here the children had a tasty hot chocolate and biscuit whilst completing an exciting quiz. The children are now all tucked into bed in preparation for the long walk tomorrow. Goodnight!