School Disco

On Tuesday, our lovely, intelligent school PTFA put together a fun disco for the whole school to enjoy. As soon as letters were sent out, children were thinking about what to wear and how much of their parents money they could spend!

On the day of the disco, people waited outside of the office and payed £2 to get into the hall which was where the disco would commence. The hall was packed with children who were already dancing and having a great time. The DJ was always coming up with fun ideas to keep the children far away from boredom. In these games, you could compete for sweets. ( Haribos, marshmallows etc. ) Also, you could buy things such as : food, sweets , drinks and much much more!

All of the children had an amazing time dancing, playing games, chatting with friends and eating sweets. None of them can wait till the next school event.

Before I end this post, I would like to give a big thanks to the school PTFA for putting this event together for our school. They always put together brilliant events for the children of this school and they never fail to amaze us!

By Libby G

Woodwind Assembly

This week, on Tuesday 12th of March, a band from the Bradford music service paid a visit to Blakehill. Everyone slowly walked down to the hall where they found the band standing at the top of the hall. Instead of being one of those bands with drums and guitars, they were each equipped with different types of instruments that used lung power.  The band was made up of four people each from the same place.

They introduced them selves and their instruments and they got straight into it with their first song and asked the children to guess what it was. The answer was Despacito and they then told them that they would play some more songs and everyone would have to guess what they are. They played ‘ How Far I’ll Go ‘ and    ‘You’re Welcome’ from the film Moana. They also played Swan Lake, the ballet song because on of the instruments was inspired by the duck swan. The last song was ‘Bear-necessities’  from the film Jungle Book.

Every one enjoyed their visit and especially enjoyed trying to guess the song that was being played. At the end as everyone was leaving, they played some soft relaxing music and the year six were wanting them to play Despacito again.

By Daniel and Mollie

6G’s Class Assembly

This Friday, 6G performed an amazing class assembly all about fierce, brave vikings. At the start, while people entered the hall, music played when suddenly, they begun…

They all gave us a warm welcome just before we heard one person scream, “THE VIKINGS ARE COMING!” We all had a laugh and they started to sing a song called ‘Heave Ho’. After that, they all began telling us amazing facts, such as ‘ Vikings used ships called longboats,’ ‘Viking hats didn’t have horns,’ and ‘They would drink something called Mead out of something called a drinking horn.’ 

We were all impressed by how much they knew and how they managed to put so many facts into one assembly, some people even managed to read out some pieces of work (which were brilliant.)

At the end of the assembly, they all sung a song called ‘ Viking Rock ‘. To add to the entertainment, some people wore wigs and funny hats and they all did funny actions. Everyone laughed and had an amazing time at the assembly. Now none of us can wait for their huge production that should be at the very end of the school year.

By Libby G

Cross country competition finals

On Wednesday, some people in Year Six (Hollie, James, Neve, Gracie, Lois and Molly) went to the West Yorkshire cross country finals.  It was at Temple Newsham ( in Leeds) and there were over 800 runners there! The children that went represented Yorkshire and some of the other children represented,

  • Wakefield
  • Leeds
  • Kirklees
  • Calderdale

Only 5 girls went to the competition and one boy went, poor James!  They had to run 1250 metres in the pouring rain – when they came home they were covered in mud.

Overall, they were very proud at the end of it and cant wait to find out what place they came. In all the years Blakehill has entered cross country competitions, these people got the furthest and did very well. All of the teachers are very proud and supported them all every step of the way. Especially in such gloomy weather! Well done!

By Cora

World Book Day

This year Blakehill Primary School have put on another World Book Day and almost everyone was dressed up. On Thursday every single child had an opportunity to come to school in fancy dress. Before the day they had an assembly where Mrs Russell said “that everyone will received a £1.00 voucher to spend at any shop to buy a book but they could only choose one of the selected books that the shop had to offer”.

On the day, lots of children came to school all dressed up in all sorts of costumes such as: Willy Wonka, Where’s  Wally, Umpalumpas, Witches and Wizards, Horrid Henry and Dennis from Dennis and Gnasher unleashed. Even some teachers dressed up for this special occasion! There was a competition for the best costume in KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2 also Reception was involved. There was another competition where children could design a potato and the best would win a prize. Lots of children entered the competition and there was a lot of fanstic, imaginatively decorated potatoes.

Miss Gardener and Mrs Russell went round the school taking pictures of everyone in the school who was properly dressed because the costumes needed to be judged for the competition. At the end of the day everybody enjoyed seeing what people were and the competitions as well as sharing ideas about the books they love!

By Daniel and Mollie.

6R Class Assembly

On Friday, class 6R presented an assembly about growing up and what they want to be when they are 30 years old.

They started off by writing letters to themselves for when they are 30. On the letter, they wrote questions about what their future selves possessed and what jobs they had. Some of the questions were,’ Are you a pro footballer yet? ‘, and ‘ Are you married and if so, does your husband have a six pack? ‘ and  ‘ Have you got a Lamborghini? ‘ We all laughed and they went on to the next point.

First, the boys sang about growing up and after the girls followed. Both were really funny and entertaining.

Then they showed us some of their drawings that represented what they thought they were going to look like when they were 30. Then all of a sudden, on the smartboard, pictures from a website called ‘ In 20 Years.com ‘ showed up. They were all of 6R and what the website predicted the students would look like when they were older which was also extremely amusing.

Finally, they took out their letters and explained that they were going to place the letters in a time capsule and bury it in the ground to come back to when they are 30.

We all enjoyed the assembly and gave them a large round of applause.

By Libby G and Aminah

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday, the whole school had an exciting Safer Internet Day assembly with Mr Hodges and Mrs Robert who talked all about how to be safe online.

We all learnt about the definition of permission and how it is an important part of using the internet. Different examples were shared in the assembly and we all had to choose what we believed to be the best option. One example was to consider whether we can accept a location setting on mum’s phone. After very careful consideration, we realised we needed to ask their permission as the phone did not belong to us.

Also in the assembly, Mr Hodges and Mrs Roberts excitedly announced that we are having a poster competition where the winner receives chocolate. The posters are all about how we enjoy using the internet whilst also considering how to do so safely. Everyone is eager to get going on their posters and hopefully win a prize! We are sure the winners will enjoy the chocolate.

By Mia and Cora

Our Little Library

Today (8th February) is the day that we have had a treat! The PTFA have kindly put enough money to buy a beautiful, mysterious book hidey hole that no one knew was coming, apart from the class councillors.

The reason they placed it there is to share our books and love of reading. If children or grown ups around our school have finished a book and think that someone will enjoy,then they place it in the box.  If that person finds that there are more books in there then if they would like another book then they can take one out! The idea is to share and love reading TOGETHER. The cycle continues over and over again where we place in a book and take a different one out if they like!

It looks so magical, it has owls and other magical creatures on the side. One good thing is that parents and teachers can use it too!

Do you think you will use it?

We can’t wait to!

Together we can

By Alex and Daniel

Year 6 visit From PC Luke Carson.

On Thursday 31st of January, the pupils of Year 6 had a visit from the one and only Luke Carson (a local police constable).

To begin, Luke asked us what we knew about E-Safety. Then he showed us multiple slides on the types of games and websites that are appropriate for 10-11 year-olds. We discussed the games which we play on and Luke gave us suggestions about how to stay safe when we were playing these.

By Isabelle and Alex

Snow Day

This afternoon, we were greeted with white, fluffy snow which was like a soft pillow when millions of snowflakes filled the sky. While Year 6 were playing football,  the snow got in their eyes – it turned out to be a better door than a window! Most of the children rushed their lunch to make every moment count outside. When they appeared outside, smiles filled people’s faces as they began to build small snowmen.

Many of the children didn’t want to go back inside because we have never seen anything like it. The snowflakes were massive! On the other hand, others rushed inside when the whistle blew as it was getting a little bit too cold and they wanted the comforting warmth inside.

Overall, everyone really enjoyed their lunchtime and hope to see the snow again soon. Hopefully, more snow will come and maybe sledging will become involved. Fingers crossed we get some more over the weekend!

By Cora and Mia