Today, (Friday 30th November) 4H performed their amazing first assembly of the year. Their performance was about the great World War 1 -WW1– and what happened while people were at war. They began the assembly with a few interesting facts such as:
- The war ended on the 11th day off the 11th month of the 11th hour.
- The soldiers lived in the stenching muddy trenches.
Then, some pupils from the class read out parts of their fabulous diaries and letters. After that, 4H showed us some fantastic artwork that looked like it was created by a real artist. The pictures were based on a silhouette of a soldier standing in a field full of poppies. The background was a water colour wash of a sunset.
The children sang us some songs from the First World War. The songs were called: It’s a long way to Tipperary and Pack up your troubles in your own kit bag. It was a really good assembly and we can’t wait to see their next one!
By Alex and Mia
Every Tuesday we have football club where all the years had a friendly match against each other. The way it started was that they split into two groups and had a warm up so they wouldn’t get cold during their match. After that, they got into the actual groups for the game the two teams were blue and yellow team.
Miss Dobson was the person who organised this match and she was also the referee that started the game between the two teams. They got to use the nets but not the small ones or the medium ones but the extra large. Unfortunately, year 5 didn’t get to do it on the day they were supposed to due to bad weather. Their game has been moved to after Christmas which means that they have to wait even longer then they should of. But they were really thankful they were able to actually to have a game still.
We look forward to more friendly matches in the New Year.
By Daniel and Taylor
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
On the Friday 23rd, Year 4 have produced an excellent assembly all about WWI . Whilst learning about the topic, they were reading a book called Song for Will, about a person called Will who died on the front line in France during the war.
In their assembly, approximately half their class were wearing a prop such as the WWI style hats. They started out with a warm welcome and got straight in to the best parts. In part of their work they wrote a letter, diary and information to Fred. They wrote as Alfie, who is one of the main characters, by empathising with him and how he deals being without Fred and Will and the moment they disappeared over the hills. They also had a go at writing setting descriptions, and they were given a picture so they knew what to describe. They also made pieces of art using water colours. Here they used red, yellow and pinks to create a wash of a sunset. After a few days, they cut out soldiers to stick onto their wash and added poppies to decorate.
Near the end, they sang a song called Its a long way to Tipperary/ Pack p your troubles in your old kit bag, the song was from the film” Its a wonderful war”.At the end, everyone gave them a double round of applause because of how good their class assembly was.
By Harley, Daniel
On Tuesday the 20th of November, 1W and 1G were treated with an amazing trip to Abbey House Museum.
To begin with, they visited the toy museum where they looked around and were totally gobsmacked at how boring the toys were back in the day and how dusty they were! Then came the extra exciting part, the toy workshops, with ladies who explained the difference between old and new toys and how totally different the older toys are from what we get now.
Later on, they visited the many old streets and houses where people once lived. They all learnt that old toys were made from metal or wood. All the children really enjoyed the day and so did all the teachers. “The next year 1 will really enjoy it!” People quoted.
By Alex and Mollie
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
On Wednesday 21st of November, Year 6 went on a wonderful trip to Tropical world and Roundhay park!
On this trip, they ventured into the woods and did activities such as: interviewing a tree and finding different leaves! This fascinating experience didn’t end there, they learnt a couple of things about rain forests and set off on their journey to Tropical World.
Tropical World was humid exactly like a rain forest and had loose butterfly’s flying rapidly around. Fish were gigantic and a big alligator was lurking on some tiny fish. Tropical World also had many different species of birds that were amazing!
This is what some children thought: “This trip was very fun and also educational”said Alfie. “Super fun!”said the whole class.
It was an amazing trip!
By Isabelle and Aminah
This Wednesday, Year 4 had a special treat! In the hall, they had a coach who came in to teach them all about Tri- golf. Firstly, they had a safety talk about what to do and what not to do. After that, they got a putter and took turns, with their partners, trying to get the ball to hit the red cone so they could earn 10 points.
Next, Year 4 got into larger teams of 4 and had to make sure the ball did not hit the cones,or the wall, using a putter. Then, they got an iron (not the one you use for your clothes) and swung it from waist to waist, to practice how to swing a golf club. Year 4 then applied that to a new game they were playing, where they would hit the ball using the putter.
Year 4 enjoyed their time and would love to do it again!
By Libby G and Mia
Today, 2P had their first class assembly of the year. It was all about WW1 and Remembrance. They started off by telling us about the war and how soldiers stayed in the muddy and wet trenches.
After that , some students acted out the book that was called,”Peace Lily,”. The book is about Lily who goes and serves as a nurse in World war one. During her time in the war, one of her good friends came into the hospital very ill. Luckily, Lily managed to make him better and save his life .
Finally, they sang a song called,”long way to Tipperary”, and “pack up your troubles in your old kit bag”. Then they finished and the school clapped their hands. What a lovely assembly!
By Cora and Mia
On Tuesday the 6th of November, both year 5 classes went all the way to the coal mining museum. They went to the museum to link to to their local history study. First, they split up into groups where there were two groups for each class.
The children had to go down the 468 foot mine shaft before finding them selves surrounded by coal where they were able to get some on their face and rub it all over. There was one part where they got to take 1 or 2 pieces of coal with them back home. Year 5 also had their lunch there at 12:20 so they could have more time exploring around afterwards. In the afternoon, they had to pretend that they were working down in the dark ,damp and soggy coal mines.
Once they had finished, they had to go and wash their hands and then they went back up 468 feet in a shack that took them 2 minutes and 28 seconds before heading back to school. They loved the museum and they would all want to go back there again.