We can’t believe we have come to our last blogging session of the year! We have had lots of laughs this year sharing what we have been up to in school, giggling at stories of what we have been up to and singing along to songs as we have worked. Not to mention the biscuits and treats we have had along the way!
We are really sad to say goodbye to our Year 6 bloggers: Daniel, Libby and Aminah! We will miss their company and great blogs! We wish them the very best of luck at secondary school!!
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!
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.
Earlier this week, two very nice people (Pat and Kate) did an assembly (for KS2) about hate crime and its effect on others. Hate Crime is where someone is harassed or attacked for racial, religious or cultural differences.
Pat and Kate started off by letting us guess who liked certain things, such as rugby, and they did that to prove that you should not judge a person by how they look.
After that, they talked about our differences and our different religions and how people may not believe in the same things.
We then watched a video with an example of hate crime that showed us how to deal with it. The best thing to do is to immediately tell a trusted adult who can then help you deal with the situation.
It was a really informative assembly and we appreciate the time they gave up to come and speak to us.
On Tuesday, the PTFA organised another amazing school disco. It started by all of the pupils gathering in the hall to dance to all their favourite songs. While you were there, there was a store where you could buy things from. Children could get: hot dogs, sweets, drinks, glitter, tattoos, bracelets and slap bands. We had an amazing DJ who played all of the classic songs, including Old Town Road, as well as starting a dance off which was great fun. Overall we had an amazing disco and a big thank you to the PTFA for organising the event. We certainly cannot wait until the next one!
On Wednesday, Year 5 performed a brilliant class assembly. They told us all about what they have been learning in class.
Their assembly was all about a poem named the Highway Man.They begun by reading the first few lines of the poem. It started by them setting the scene of a old inn yard at night and the highway man coming riding down to the inn yard. He then whispered to the inn keeper’s daughter who was plaiting a red love knot in to her long, dark, black hair. It was an assembly full of drama and excitement.
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, Blakehill have had a visit from the child protection centre called the NSPCC. They came all the way to our school to talk about speaking out and staying safe.
They showed all of the children different forms of abuse such as: physical abuse, bullying, emotional abuse etc. The two visitors told us all about how much our worries can affect us and how small things can make a big difference.
They also showed us an animation all about a small girl who had been experiencing worrying things with her family at home. To help herself, she called the child line number (08001111) and asked for help. After that, things started getting better for her.
Finally, they explain to us that calling Childline was nothing to worry about. To represent this they showed a stop motion animation all about it.
It was a really informative assembly and everyone learnt a lot.
This week, every single class has had a go at participating at this years sports day. The classes went out in three groups with two or three classes in it.
Now it is over to our sports woman Libby.
Why thank you Daniel, Jeff, Gregg and Bob.
Today, we are here at Blakehill Primary school, reviewing their sports day activities. As you can see, the children are currently being told what to do in their first games. Lets go over and see what they are up to.
We are here with Year 6 who are going to be demonstrating their athletic skills to us for the rest of the day. First they have, Javelin Throws. Their objective is to throw the large foam darts as far as possible. Wow, Javelin seem to be doing great at this! Lets go and see what they do next.
We have just been informed that the next event is called ‘cone dash’. Their job is to grab as many cones as possible and place them in front of the first person.
Next is the Egg and spoon race, the goal is pretty simple, you have to be as quick as possible in order to win.
After that was a hurdle race, I don’t think I have to explain this to you. Then it was a water race where people had to carry a cup of water through an obstacle course and then pour it into a bucket. Then it was the final race that was a sack race, At the end, the house team that won was… Javelin.