RG Class Assembly

Today RG performed a brilliant assembly all about the topic of dinosaurs. It included Phonics, Maths and fun facts. They read many books about dinosaurs. They were: Dinosaurs love underpants, Harry and the bucket of dinosaurs, Harry and the bucket full of dinosaurs at school and more. They  retold the story of Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs using their phonics to help them!  Their work was fantastic! They also labelled different features of a dinosaur using their phonics to help them. The children created their own dinosaurs using clay when they were dry, they painted them in dinosaur colours.

Their Maths was all about length and capacity. They measured the length of the bones using feet. They also measured the length of feet using cubes too. They used mathematical vocabulary to describe them. The children estimated how many of their feet would fit in a T-Rex’s foot.  24 of the children’s feet fit in 1 T-Rex’s foot!

All the children worked really hard and spoken in a clear and loud voice. Well Done to RG!

By Alex

RG Assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Dance competition 2018


On Saturday 29th,  Blakehill took part in a dance competition with the theme of coal mining. The team had the help from Mrs Pedley, Mrs Horrocks and many more adults to design the set, dance routine and encourage them on the day. Their scenery was hand made which won them BEST SCENERY and BEST THEME! Many children went from years 3,4,5 and 6. The National Coal Mining museum lent them overalls to wear so they look the part. Their dance was based on coal mining from Victorian times up to 2015 when the last coal mine in Britain closed- what a creative topic. Many schools took part but we had a very good dance and were very proud of all our children who took part.
By Alex

Bradford City Penalty Shootout

Bradford City Penalty Shootout is back! Blakehill’s most exciting annual event, is back again for another year! They never stop coming! Due to our successful track record, they have returned to do it all again. We are raising money for Blakehill and Bradford City’s Community efforts and so in order to participate you will need to collect sponsors from your family and friends. Remember – only people you know! Your charitable efforts will be rewarded by:

  • Medals if you raise £3
  • A bag and a medal if you raise £10
  • A football and a medal if you raise £20
  • Also a signed football and a medal if you raise the most money

You’re Teachers will notify you when you need to bring you’re sponsor sheet. Don’t worry if you forget your sponsor form, you will still be able to have a go against Bradford City’s mascot Billy Bantam.

By Alex, Taylor and Daniel

 

1W class assembly

Today, 1W performed an amazing assembly where they talked  all about Sikhism the religion. Did you know that the religion began with Guru Nanak? Year One do!

They began by explaining that the religion is over 500 years old and that people had to were turbans as a sign of respect. Then, they started to talk about where Sikhs pray called a Gurdwara. In the Gurdwara, they have a holy book similar to a bible furthermore, it was called The Guru Granth Sahib with exactly 1430 pages -it would take you 48 hours to read overall. The book contains adventures of Guru Nanak when he was alive. To this day, there has been 10 Guru’s altogether.

1W’s assembly was awesome! They pulled it of amazingly everyone really enjoyed it!

By Alex and Taylor

Year 5 designing and technology

 


Yesterday, Year 5 did some Christmas design and technology. They had to create a toy for Santa additionally design one. They created cross sectional and exploded diagrams in order to show what their toy would look like. Once it had been designed, they went on the iPads and created either a comic or persuasive booklet to sell their toy. They were all very creative! Have a look at some of the booklets they created!

By Alex

 

St Cuthbert’s Christingle Services

This week Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 have been at St Cuthbert’s church for their annual Christingle services. At each service they had to sing a number of songs which they have been practicing for weeks and weeks and they did a fantastic job! Take a look at the videos below to hear the children in action. At the start of the service some children had the opportunity to carry christingles down the church aisle as the choir sang their hearts out. Both services got a huge round of applause for their beautiful singing and for their retelling of the Christmas Story. As we did such a fantastic job, St Cuthbert’s church are allowing us to go back next Christmas so we can do it all again!  Thank you for coming and watching your child.

Merry Christmas everyone!

By Alex

we three kings y5/6 from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Silent Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Calypso Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

We Three Kings LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Go Tell It on a Mountain LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Infant Holy LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Away in a Manger LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Little Town of Bethlehem LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

It was on a Starry Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Zither Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Year 3 trip to the Industrial Museum

This week Year 3 travelled 10 minutes from school to the Industrial Museum Bradford. While they were there, they learnt all about the Industrial Revolution. Later, they began a first session where they began a tour and saw lots of sewing additionally spinning machines. They had draw pictures of each machine that they saw. During that session, they looked at 3 different houses which all had a different interior from a different year 1870’s, 1940’s and the 1970’s.

They began their second session, where they cleaned some wool also they removed some twigs and leaves. Then they vigorously combed it -which was hard work! After they carded their wool, Year 3 spun the wool on a spinning wheel.Eventually, they got to weave it and saw what they could create on the wheel whilst having a lot of fun and learning alot! Afterwards, the children played a game on the machine, pulling thread off of the wool! It was a lot of fun and they learned all about times long ago and what the past generations were like!

By Alex and help by Mckensey and Emily Mae

The Blakehill PTFA Need Your Help!

The PTFA need our help to make our school fayre a fantastic success this Christmas! It is taking place on Monday the 11th of December 2017 3:30pm – 5pm.

One of their main aims is to create fantastic memories for the children of our school. Due to this, after a lot of preparation, they have decided to bring back a big annual event – the Christmas fayre! As this is the first time in a few years that it has been on, they are hoping it will be a big success.

It is free for children and £1 for adults. The money raised will go towards stationary, books for the new year, reading books and other things to help them to continue to improve our school.  We would like to ask for certain year groups to bring things in.

Reception: cakes, buns or biscuits for the Christmas cafe home-made would be nice!

Year 1,2 & 3: chocolate for the chocolate tombola anything chocolate eg: sweets, bars, drinking chocolate, chocolate spread YUM!

Year 4,5&6: bottled anything for the bottle tombola any shape and size UNOPENED.

 

By Alex

Mr Lowe’s E-Safety Assembly

On Tuesday, Mr Lowe hosted an E-Safety assembly for the whole school were he explained to the school how important  being safe on the internet is.He started off by talking about what time of year it was and how he was starting to feel rather festive, we were all wondering where he was going with it. However, he then said he had bought 3 people early Christmas presents and wanted to give them out during his assembly which got use all really excited! He asked the audience for 3 glamorous assistants who were:

Thandie

Daniel

and Mckensey.

They were each given a gift from his bag which turned out to be… plain white t-shirts. He gave each of them a t-shirt and asked them to personalise them to make them their own. They took suggestions from the audience on how to do this. They drew their family, school (Blakehill), hobbies, homes and wrote their full names and addresses as well as their telephone numbers. Mr Lowe then asked them to put their new tops on and said he was going to take them to Broadway Shopping Centre to wear them but they said they wouldn’t like to because it had so much personal information on it. Mr Lowe then explained how we often put all this information online and don’t think anything of it and that it is important to keep this information safe. He stressed to keep your private information private! Remember to stay safe on the internet and in public.

By Alex

Year 3’s Nell Bank trip

On Tuesday the 14th of November, Year 3 left Blakehill for a day and went to Nell Bank. However, they didn’t go alone, they went with Westbourne Primary, who are from the other side of Bradford. Both Year 3 year groups are taking part in the School Linking Project. They excitedly clambered on a large, blue double decker bus. 40 minutes later, they had arrived. After a quick chat and introduction they found a partner and played many fun circle games. Instead of simply telling their partners what they like, the two school played cross the circle game to make it more fun.

They split into groups and did 3 activates including: A walk in the woods were they made stick and leaf towers, adventure and wet play and finally a scavenger hunt where they had to find a skeleton leaf, acorns and man made item. After a fun and tiring day, they had to say goodbye to Westbourne and head home. It looks like they’ve all had a brilliant time at Nell Bank and I bet they can’t wait to see their new friends again.

By Alex