On the 18th of October, reception had a day with the Zoolab crew. The children learnt all about the jungle and the animals that live there.
They began with meeting and holding both roaches stick insects. After that, they stroked a slimy snake and a hairy rat. Soon after, they carefully looked and acknowledged a scorpion and saw how it turned blue under black light!
The children really enjoyed meeting all of the strange animals and would love to do it again soon. They know that the next receptions will love the experience to!
By Alex and Cora
Today, RG performed their final reception performance! It was absolutely astounding -everyone enjoyed it as they taught us all about their trip to Thornton Farm.
First, they met animals which were sheep, lambs, and then fed and also petted them. The next task was to go on a farm safari, a tractor ride – which they said was a very bumpy ride! They went over to the shed where a bull was and met its good friend who was farmer Benny.
After they told us what they thought of the bull, they moved on to telling us about their time in Reception and what they had learnt! They showed us their amazing maths skills, explaining to us all about pictographs and what they represent. They then told us that they could spell, read and write. We then took a journey through their year with them and looked at pictures from September until now.
Well done RG!
Today, 2S performed an amazing assembly all about the book that they had been learning in class. They told us that it was all about teamwork and so linked to our school motto of ‘Together we can’. It was so good that people clapped regularly throughout it and there were lots of laughs. Linked to the theme of different coloured crayons, they sang two fantastic songs about the colours of the rainbow. Their singing was very clear and lovely to listen to.
They acted out the story with children dressed as the crayons! Each of the crayons read out the letter they had written to the little boy who used them. These letters were funny! 2S explained about working together during sports day and cheering/motivating each other so showed that they had learnt from the teamworking in their book.
It was a very good assembly everyone spoke clearly, fluent and loud so everyone could hear them!
Well Done 2S!
This morning, two teachers – Miss Lea and Mr Harding- did a cook off in different teams in front of the school. On the red chilli’s team were:
On the green pea team were:
They all cooked a meal (in their teams) in ONLY fifteen minutes using healthy foods. The red chilli team made a vegetarian curry whereas the green pea team made a Thai chicken curry. There was lots of chopping, lots of sizzing and lots of stirring. it smelt amazing! Then their time was up – the votes were in. The winners were… the red chilli team! It was a great assembly to finish off our Health Week and we loved cheering for our teams as they cooked
On Thursday 7th June, Year 1 visited Rodley Nature Reserve. They really enjoyed exploring the outdoors and nature through a minibeast hunt and pond dipping and got to explore all that the nature reserve had to offer. Have a look at the great fun they had.
On Tuesday 5th June, Year 5 travelled to Harrogate to watch many performances and workshops at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground!
We arrived and got into three groups, then we wondered off to the large fantastic grand stand. Then everyone went to experience the great sheep show that included a sheep being shaved and DANCING SHEEP! Then we went to watch a dog and duck show. (There was no biting on the ducks luckily) We then spoke to a blacksmith who created a horse shoe by scratch and steam fitted it onto the horses hoof. Then we had lunch at the stand from earlier. We then did some rope walking that was harder than tight rope walking from a circus- it was very tough! After that, we began our final thing and made baskets out of willow trees which made our hands sore! As this was our final thing, we had to travel back to school just in time for our parents. It was a lovely day and we really enjoyed taking part in all the outdoor activities.
This afternoon, 1W pulled off a fantastic assembly about their castles topic! They explained about not just castles but also about their trip to Skipton Castle. They gave a description of all the different parts of a castle such as the portcullis and murder hole! The castles had crossed windows for defence so that people could shoot out but arrows couldn’t get in; large dungeons to keep their prisoners; a draw bridge to keep out their foes and many more.
Having explained about the different castles, they then sang some castle sang songs, which were beautifully sang and had dance moves to go with it! Everyone thought that their assembly was great. Well Done 1P, we are now experts on castles.
By Alex and Taylor
This week, Year 3 visited the Leeds Discovery Museum that had a whopping 1 million artefacts in it!
When they arrived, they jumped straight into action by making an artefact timeline about the Stone age and Bronze age. Then, they split into 3 groups and the first group were holding real ancient artefacts! Because these were real, they had to wear special white gloves! Group two, gathered around fake bodies surrounded by official artefacts and infer what type of person they were and what life style they had. Group three, did a archaeological dig where they dug into sand and tried to find artefacts. They got a V.I.P tour around the fantastic ancient artefacts! At the end of the day every one was brain washed and exhausted and they headed back to Blakehill.
By Alex and Daniel
If you haven’t noticed, at the front of school reception, there has been a river bed dug out! Blakehill is asking you to bring in a stone/pebble, not too big but not too small, for you to design and make your own. After everybody has brought in their pebbles and they have been designed, we are going to put them in the dug out river bed outside reception. We are hoping that when it is all finished, the pebble river will look colourful and inviting and it will have a symbol of each of Blakehill’s pupils in it!
Make sure you bring your pebble in as soon as possible so we can start designing them! You will get a raffle ticket and you will be able to design your pebble to represent you and your personality, and will be put in the front of school for all to see!
By Mckensey and Alex
This week on Tuesday, Year One walked to the Holy Trinity Church as their RE topic is Special Places. They were lucky enough to be able to view the beautiful church and talk to the vicar. First, they got to design and colour a stained glass window. They all looked wonderful.
The vicar then talked about Christenings and what happens when you do get Christened. The children were very enthusiastic and enjoyed listening to the vicar and once he had finished they all had lots questions to ask. They even quoted about how interesting it was and that they had really enjoyed the activity!
Moving on, they talked about the different sorts of colours that the vicar wears around his neck: purple was for funerals, white was wedding, red was for poppy day and green was for every day.
We thank the Holy Trinity Church and the vicar for letting us visit the church and for teaching Year 1 some fantastic knowledge that they will never forget and I’m sure they would love to visit again!
By Emily Mae and Alex