During this week, Year 5 have been hot on their feet getting ready for the best trip ever!
The first actual class, 5L, went to the big swing ,which is a big adventure play ground, and instead of going in ancient boring uniform we got to go in our own better clothes. The day that we went on was Tuesday 10th July. Eventually, the bus (that was the most comfiest bus ever) arrived and it included two tables that fit four people. Every one was all strapped in and comfy for the 15 minute drive to the best park on this earth!
Finally, we arrived at the gates of the big swing and every one was bursting to get off the bus and play all day but we had to go through some safety rules which are: the big slide is out of bounds, hold on to the zip wire and the swing with both hands, jump landing on your feet and bend your knees. The place included a jumping tower with 6 places to jump from, a zip wire, a swing, 2 tree houses, another swing, an unavailable slide and a football pitch. The two main activities that we did was campfire building and cooking some marshmallows and den building. We got to use hammers and nails as well as ropes in order to make our dens water proof ready for our teachers to pour water on us! At the end of the day we were all tired out and exhausted so once we were on the bus, it was very quiet! We had a great day and slept well when we got home.
Today on Friday 22nd June, seven girls from each year 5 class ( totalling 14 girls) went on a school trip to the Yorkshire Water treatment works in Headingley taking with them a 2 litre bottles for a STEM workshop.
They were participating in Women In Engineering Week and learnt about the jobs that women could get there. They learnt about the different reservoir such as : Fewston, Thurcross and Swinsty which provide all of the water for Leeds. They were also taught how to make water drinkable because inside the water, if it isn’t cleaned, there are bits of dirt, algae, bacteria and bad chemicals that need to be kicked out to make the water clean. Also they were given a tour of the waterworks where the water is cleaned. Following this, they they used their bottles to make a rain gauge so that could work scientifically like Yorkshire water do. How it works is that you put it out side and when it rains you can then measure how much it rained.
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
On Tuesday 5th June, Year 5 travelled to Harrogate to watch many performances and workshops at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground!
We arrived and got into three groups, then we wondered off to the large fantastic grand stand. Then everyone went to experience the great sheep show that included a sheep being shaved and DANCING SHEEP! Then we went to watch a dog and duck show. (There was no biting on the ducks luckily) We then spoke to a blacksmith who created a horse shoe by scratch and steam fitted it onto the horses hoof. Then we had lunch at the stand from earlier. We then did some rope walking that was harder than tight rope walking from a circus- it was very tough! After that, we began our final thing and made baskets out of willow trees which made our hands sore! As this was our final thing, we had to travel back to school just in time for our parents. It was a lovely day and we really enjoyed taking part in all the outdoor activities.
On Tuesday 22nd May, Year 5 and their parents attended to the hall to try and make a replica of Ancient Greek pottery. To help us, we watched a video of a professional pottery artist (who was a great painter). Firstly, we grabbed hold of our clay and moulded the main part of the pot. Then, came the accessories of making the base and handles, to do it we had to make a snake of clay and attach it to the bottom of the pot. For the handles, we had to do a similar project and make smaller snakes for the handles and attach them to the pot! To keep them together we made are own glue called slip and how we made it was that was that we got a pinch of clay and mix it in water. Then we left them to dry to wash our hands. It was a great day and everyone involved loved it, thank you to all the parents who came along to take part!
By Alex and Daniel
Today, 5L pulled off a phenomenal assembly all about the Ancient Greeks. We brainwashed all the parents with all our knowledge about the Greeks, their creations and their civilisation.
We began by explaining about were Greece is and what countries it boarders . Then we continued by explaining about democracy was created in ancient Greece and how we use it today in England. We told the audience that Greek men were the one’s in charged of the families and it is shown pottery found from the time. Then, we read out two different description’s about the bulky, half man and half beast Minotaur and the mind bending subterranean labyrinth. Finally, we held up our astounding homework projects focusing on gods, buildings, games and inventions from the times of ancient Greece.
By Alex and Daniel
Today, 5R performed an astounding assembly that blew the brains out of heads and ears of all those that watched.They had a whale of a time. It included made up songs, phenominal dancing and more!
They began by retelling the story of the foolish man (that was their world book day story), who had an argument with his wife and left for a bit to even things out. On his travels, he met many peculiar people who all had problem. Some problems were pointless like trying to get a buffalo on top of a roof in order eat the weeds and grass. He helped to solve their problems by exchanging work for cash. Eventually, (after helping many people) he returned with lots of money. Having learnt about this, they wrote their own versions although they were about a foolish woman!
Then came a song, it was I got the feeling but fractions created by Hollie and Maya! This was because they had been learning them in class. They performed it fantastically and they got a huge round of applause. Soon after mentioning fractions, they did Indian dancing which they learnt during world book week! It was amazing and just as good as the people who do it.
5R assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
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!
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.
Year 5 on Friday went to the National Coal Mining Museum to learn the beginning of their topic of Coal Mining. It was a fantastic day full of lots of fun activities and facts about mining and how people in mining communities lived. We had a jam pack day with many activities such as: the underground mine tour, a workshop with ‘Aunty Brenda’ who showed us where she lived and what her life at home was like as well as a workshop with Sally Fletcher, a young girl who began mining at the age of 5! Each activity was fun, exciting and enjoyable and had us amazed by how different life was then. As we looked around the museum we saw horses and lockers of the old miners. When we left we all had dirty faces.