Year 4’s trip to Mandir

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.

By Daniel.

Easter Egg Competition

This Easter, our SEN Hub children created a massive Easter egg based around the Easter Bunny! With this egg, they travelled all the way to Kirkgate Shopping Centre and entered an Easter egg competition.

There were many brilliant eggs, but there could only be one winner…

Our school recently found out that ( luckily ) we won the competition! This meant that our school won a cash prize of £200! According to teachers, the money we won will go towards an exciting trip to a farm!!!! (you can delete those after if you want but i don’t know.)

We are all so happy for them and can’t wait to hear all about their trip!

By Libby G

Year 6 SATS

This week, both Year 6 classes have tried their very hardest to get the best scores they could possibly in their SATS.

Year 6 children were split into 3 groups. Unfortunately, the first group had to be in school by 8:00. On Monday, Year 6 had to face their biggest fart: Sats (hehehe). Firstly, they had to do the SPAG and the spelling test that had 20 questions. Both classes got through the tests with ease.

After that, they had their reading test. Most of Year 6 were worried about finishing this test , however it was easier than they thought. Lastly, they had their maths and arithmetic tests. After that, it was freedom!

Year 6 are now thinking about their ( hopefully ) fabulous production at the end of the year along with relaxing.

We hope that Year 6 have an amazing rest of the year ( without having to worry about tests 🙂 )

Libby G and Daniel

4H Class Assembly

Today, 4H came down to the hall to show Blakehill how much fun they had at their trip to Nell Bank.

Firstly, they set the scene by playing the Countryfile music and welcomed the other classes. Everyone knew that this was going to be a fun assembly indeed.

They talked about all of the exciting things they did. One of the things they did was pond dipping. When they were pond dipping, they found many fascinating creatures such as newts, snails and other bugs and amphibians.

Next up, the presenters introduced the the mini-beast hunting. When they went mini-beast hunting, they had to look for any sort of bug or creature (including toads!) Everyone was keeping their eyes on lookout for anything that could catch their eye. They all agreed that it was a fun session and they couldn’t wait for what else they were doing on this fun residential.

Next, they had lunch and made their way to the jam-packed adventure playground. They told the other children about the parts of the playground whilst showing the different parts on the projector. At the adventure playground, you could do almost anything! You could run, jump, climb, crawl, absolutely anything!

After they had used up all of their energy, they went to their dorms and got themselves ready for their dinner.

According to a recap one of the children wrote, you could have sausage and mash or chicken. Everyone was very jealous of this.

We all liked how they presented their work and their activities like a TV show and we were all very impressed my their hard work and effort.

By Libby G

Year 1 trip to Skipton castle

On Tuesday, 1W and 1G went to Skipton castle.They had a brilliant day and not a drop of rain fell to the floor! They learnt about the history behind it and what life was like living inside of it!

Firstly, the excited children entered the old castle with fading stone and met their tour guide before walking into the room (the kitchen). In the kitchen, there was a large oven used to cook bread and meat. Did you know that in the banquet hall the poor people where given the bad food and the rich people get the tasty food.

Later, they entered the dungeon and that was when they got scared because the tour guide turned off all of the lights to show what the prisoners had to go through every day. How terrifying! In the end, Year 1 had an amazing time visiting Skipton and learnt lots about castles in their first hand experience. We’re sure they would love to visit again.

By Mia and Aminah.

Year 6 Trip To Danelaw

This Tuesday, Year 6 went on an exciting trip to Danelaw. Their trip was all about vikings to support their recent studies and the book they have been reading called’Viking Boy’.

Danelaw is a place all the way in York, so at 8:15 in the morning, students came to school to grab a ride on the bus and start their viking adventure!

At Danelaw, Year 6 were greeted by a man called Wolf. He split them all up into four groups and took them into a large room with three tables: two at the bottom and one at the top. The children all sat down in their groups and Wolf started telling them facts about vikings. Soon after, he gave them some viking clothes and directed them to a replica of a viking longboat.

The Vikings used longboats to travel across seas to take land and start battles.

Wolf then said that he could help them and take them to his village. This was only under one condition. We had to impress the lord of the village.

When Year 6 got to the village, they were stopped by a guard. Luckily, Wolf knew the guard so we passed through.

Year 6 had a wonderful day living as vikings: they carried out viking jobs, arts and crafts and wore viking clothing. After a jam-packed day, they returned to modern life and came home on the coach to their jeans, nooks and computer games.

What a good trip!

By Libby

4P Class Assembly

On Friday the 3rd of May, class 4P presented a fabulous Assembly to their Parents/ Guardians and most of the pupils at the school.

The concept of the whole assembly revolved around the television show Country File and their 3 day (2 night) residential trip to Nell Bank outdoor education centre.

During the assembly, the class listed some of the multiple activities they enjoyed such as:

Pond dipping,

The long walk,

Mini beast hunt,

Orienteering.

And a lot more!

Class 4P performed a brilliant Assembly and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. They have made the Year 3s very excited for next year!

By Mollie and Isabelle.

Wear A Hat Day

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

Year 4’s first day at Nell Bank

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!

Year 1 trip to Holy Trinity Church

This week, Year 1 went to Holy Trinity Church to compare what a christian church looks like to a sikh gurdwara. While they were there, they learnt about why people go to a church, what they do when they are there and how people get christened. Year 1 found out about all the important celebrations that go on in christian churches and how it looks different at different times of the year. The children also learnt about what a priest wears when he is doing his jobs.

By Mollie and Aminah