On the 11th of January, Blakehill started their carousel projects. These are projects that go on for 1 half term. You start in your class and change classrooms each half term. Don’t forget, it is every Friday afternoon and we learn about a topic and produce a project. Each class has a different topic we have listed two of them the children are doing:
Today 6G did a lesson on Democracy (British values) we did a vote for someone to be a teacher for a day. The candidates were Rees, Libby G, Jack P, Kian and Me (Alex). The winner was Me! I got 12 votes. For pictures and videos look on 6G’s class page.
Design and Technology
However in 3R: they are learning about making sandwiches. Today they explored and tasted the different bread types. The favourite type of bread in the class was the white bread! It was YUMMY!
By Alex and Mollie
Throughout this half term, here at our school, there are many opportunities for the children to join after school clubs with their friends.
Some of the clubs that are running are:
Tag Rugby – On Tuesdays starting on the 15th of this month for 4 weeks £12.
Girls Football – On Wednesdays which has already started for 10 weeks £30.
Year 3 Cricket – On Mondays starting the 14th of this month for 4 weeks £12.
Knitting club – On Mondays in which has already started for 12 weeks £36.
Each of these clubs start at 3:15 (the end of school) and lasts for an hour, as a result they end at 4:15. Knitting club is in 3Ro as it is the only indoor club we have listed. Every other club needs appropriate footwear and kits other wise you may not be able to participate. We hope many people join these wonderful clubs.
By Alex and Isabelle
On Wednesday, Upper KS2 performed an astounding, enjoyable Christingle service. This was at St. Cuthbert’s church from 2:30 to 3:00 with the audience of their parents. They sang their best and it came out amazing.
Parents joined in (with the songs they knew). Then the children told the story of the birth of Jesus through short readings. One thing parents picked out was the fabulous Crescendo’s. Crescendo is something when a word gets louder like you go up some stairs in can also be when you go down stairs (getting quieter).
Parents spoke to teachers and said it was great and it made them feel in the mood for the season. I think that next year will be just as good maybe even better!
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
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 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.