Father’s day stall

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.

By Daniel.

NSPCC

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.

Libby and Daniel

Sports Day

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.

That’s all we have for today.

By Daniel and Libby. G

3R class assembly

This afternoon, 3R did an assembly about the present life and Stone Age life and how different the lives were.

At the beginning, they all talked about the Iron Age, Bronze Age and Stone Age. Bravely, some of the children stood up and acted out being prehistoric humans and present day people. We learnt that stone age people didn’t know what metal was and they didn’t know what a smartphone was because they didn’t have that kind off stuff back then. They all showed us their amazing art work and stone necklaces. They signed us out by singing We Will Rock You but the caveman edition! They did a brilliant assembly and we enjoyed learning loads of facts about cavemen!

By Cora K

1G’s class assembly

On Friday, 1G preformed a brilliant assembly all about their trip to Skipton Castle. They began by telling us all different facts about castles such as how the lord and lady were entertained by jesters and musicians. Next, they told us all about the different parts of a castle such as: drawbridge, kitchen and dungeon. We also learnt about how bread was made in the castle. The poorer people got the bread at the bottom on the dirty oven floor whereas the richer people got the top of the bread which is why rich people were called the upper crust.

After that, they showed us their very own castle with a working drawbridge which impressed the large audience. They then read an excellent recount of the day as well as a narrative about a prince saving a princess.

Overall, it was a fantastic assembly which everybody loved and we certainly cannot wait to see their next one!

By Mia.

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

1W’s Class Assembly

On Friday 17th of May, Year 1 performed an assembly about their trip to Skipton Castle. They explained about how the castle was made and how people used to live in it.

First they started off by introducing the assembly and showed pictures of the front of the castle and told us about the features on it. They spoke about the different rooms and places inside and outside of the castle. Their favourite place in the building was the dungeon because it was dark,cold and scary.

1W were taught where to build a castle by their instructor: they told us that you needed to build it near a river so that enemies couldn’t get to it. It also had to be built with high walls so that no enemies could climb over them. Finally towards the end they sang a song about castles.

What an enjoyable and informative assembly! Well done 1W.

By Aminah.

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