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.

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

Bookworms’ reviews

Over the past few weeks, Blakehill’s Bookworms have been reading a Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown. Having finished it, they have written the following reviews which have published on Amazon.

Mia and Eleanor would describe this book  as a good representation of a new Christmas.We would recommend it to people  who are fans of crazy stories.The reason why we like this book so much is because of the adventures,pictures and simplistic of the story.

Avroop and Emily

This book is extraordinary and I guarantee you will love it if you are a diary of a wimpy kid fan.This book tells the tale of how Gregory Heffley survived the meltdown.If you have rad the previous books in the series you should know that there must be others astounding characters in this book. If I were you I would definitely read this book and would recommend this book to children aged 7+

Christmas Fayre

On Monday, a Christmas Fayre was held in the school hall. There were many exciting activities that people of all ages could join in. Even Santa came to join in the fun and give children special presents!

The fayre had different stalls and tombolas that had a  variety gifts.  Some of the stalls had scrumptious treats that everybody ate and enjoyed. Also there were many raffles, lucky dips  and tombolas that most of the people took part in . Some lucky people won the prizes so congratulations to them.

Santa took a visit to Blakehill to see whether the children were naughty or nice.  He gave out many chocolates and sweets to the children at the fayre ( some of the adults too! )

Aminah who went to the fayre said ” it was a great time and I would do it again ”

Non of this would happen if it werent for the PTFA who helped to put all of this together.

By Libby and Aminah

Y3/4 Cinema trip

On the Friday 14th of December, all of Year 3 and 4 went over to the cinema, as a reward for their excellent behaviour during  their lesson times. They got to go and watch Ralph breaks the Internet. On the way they were all very excited and chatty on the coach! They thought that it was fun, enjoyable and the best film ever. They found it love able’ and they thought that it was a film that they want to see again! There were loads of giggles in the film at the silly things Ralph and his friend got up to. When they got back to school they were truly in the Christmas spirit.

By Taylor and Mia

KS1 Nativity

Year One and Two performed a production all about Christmas and when Jesus Christ was born. In the performance, there were inspectors who inspected the Little Town of Bethlehem . Did it pass the test?
At the start of the performance, there was a bustle of people in Bethlehem when all of a sudden a group of INSPECTORS ( DUN DUN DUN! ) came out and checked all of the famous inns in Bethlehem. At one of the inns, two very special people, ( Mary and Joseph) asked if they could stay to have their special baby. Unfortunately, there was no room at the inn, however there was a small bit of room in the stable and the kind inn owner let them stay, so that is where they went. The INSPECTORS ( DUN DUN DUN!) came and went down to the stable. They were outraged as people should not be staying in a stable! Once all of the people came: The Wise Men, The Shepherds and the angels, the inspectors realised that if it was suitable for a king to be born, it was suitable for anyone and so the Innkeeper was okay. It was a brilliant performance and we really enjoyed the added drama of the inspectors. Well done KS1!

By Libby G and Harley

Parents come to visit

Over the last few weeks, we have been lucky enough to have multiple different groups of parents come in to explore our school!

Throughout their their visit, the curious parents entered all of the classrooms (including year 6) to see what all of the children were up to and how the teachers teach the students. We would like to tell you what we think is great about our school: we think that  our wonderful displays really catch the eye of people visiting the school was. We take pride in our displays and try make them look as eye catching as possible. We like how well the teachers teach us as we do fascinating and fun subjects such art! In our art lessons we design Christmas decorations , paint with water colours and do graffiti like Banksy. We also do main subjects such as English which we enjoy. In our English lessons, from reception upwards, we do many different pieces of writing exploring books to give us ideas. We work on our spelling,punctuation and grammar and last but not least work on our comprehension skills. We think this helps us become good writers.

By Isabelle and Aminah

The Christmas Fayre

On the 10th of December, there will be a Blakehill Christmas Fayre for all ages. It will be in the main school hall with the annual,”secret shop”. Also located in reception class there will be a selection of gifts for your mum and dad.

There will be a £1 entry fee for the adults but in return you will be given a raffle ticket to win a star prize! Also there will be some fund raising stalls such as ; guess the weight of the cake and name the teddy. Drinks and food will be included at the cafe. You can donate your own buns and cakes that can be sold at the fayre and it will be a massive help if you do.

Reception:  You could bring home-made buns, cakes or biscuits for the cafe.                             Year 1,2,3 : You could bring in unopened chocolate for our tombola, sweets, bars, drinking chocolate even chocolate spread-YUM.                                                                                      Year 4,5,6 : It would be a massive help if you bring bottles for the bottle tombola stall, any shape and any size as long as its not open. These are some of the things you could bring: soap, shampoo, wine, beer , bubble bath, flavoured water, HP sauce, bubbles , etc….        Hopefully we will see you there!

By Cora and Taylor

PJ Disco

On Tuesday, the 6th of November, KS1 and 2 had their  PJ discos. Sweets, hot dogs, cookies, drinks and milkshakes were being sold. Throughout the fun, many songs were played including the very popular baby shark and shotgun! Lots of fun was had be everyone with everybody dancing, playing games and having their pictures taken. There were competitions for the best dancer and even a conga!

What fun!

We can’t wait to do it all again for our next school disco.

Isabelle and Mollie

MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 28th September, Blakehill hosted a coffee morning in the hall raising funds for the charity MacMillan. It started at 9am and visitors were greeted with scrumptious cakes supplied by children and staff. There were also the opportunities for a hand massage, face painting and jewellery cleaning. Other attractions to the event were the tombola with over 200 prizes as well as the ever popular raffle where there was the opportunity to win a £50 pound voucher for Jamie’s Italian, golf lessons, a Beaverbrooks’ silver necklace and many more prizes.

Thank you to everybody who donated, helped to run and came to our coffee morning to make it the success it was! We raised over £900!