RD’s Class Assembly

Today, Friday the 6th, RD had their last class assembly before they venture off into the world of year one.They talked about all of their memories through the year such as: hatching ducklings , learning about dinosaurs and doing lots of fun things.The five duckling had been called Dexter, Flower,Booboo, Deggy and Josh. They even did art around they ducklings which they showed in the assembly. After that, the audience, including their parents, learnt about all of the great school trips they had been on through out the year. These included; the Rainbow Factory and Thornton Hall Farm. From the sound of it they duly enjoyed both of their visits.

To finish the fabulous assembly they talked about what they want to be when they grow up and they showed a slide show of pictures from what they had been up to throughout the year which you can watch below along with the video of the assembly.

By Emily Mae

2S Class Assembly

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!

By Alex

3R Class Assembly

This afternoon, 3R performed a fabulous assembly for Blakehill, all based on the Stone age and the periods of prehistory (Stone age, Bronze age, ice age and iron age) , which means before written history. First came the Ice age, where huge glaciers were formed and the people had to move away, because of the ice. Eventually, once the ice had melted and gone, the humans moved back but discovered that things had been moved beneath the ice and glaciers. The people of the ice age were hunters and found their supplies theirselves.

They told us all about the other different stages, including the stone age, where they crafted tools from stone and were hunter gatherers, who were always moving around to new places. This stage of prehistory was supposedly the time of ‘early man’, where they wore animal skins for clothing, and painted cave art on the walls of their caves to show they existed later on in the future, and to also communicate, as words and communication was still developing. For food, they killed deer and other animals like that, saving the skin, and eating and storing the meat for meals.

They told us a little bit about the bronze age, where all supplies were crafted of bronze, and was an easy material to get hold of. This was similar to the iron age, where iron was a main source for tools and supplies, and the people lived in Hill Forts.

Next, they set the scene by comparing the modern to the past, where most people nowadays have ipads and ipods and iphones, which are used for pretty much every day of our lives. The prehistoric stages were very different though as they were crafting all day long and trying to thrive in the dangerous wilderness.

To finish off their fantastic assembly, the class sang We Will Rock You with a stone age twist! They gave many interesting facts and everybody learnt alot from their assembly, as well as enjoying it! Well done 3R!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

4L class Assembly

Today,was 4L’s class assembly about their trip to Nell Bank and about what they did whilst there . They had a Countryfile theme with presenters interviewing their minibeast and pond dipping experts. These experts told us what they had caught such as a dragon fly nymph and newt. They also told us about how they had built dens and gone on a long walk up to Ilkley Moor. They then started to sing a song that they learnt at Nell Bank by Jack and John who were their teachers. It sounds like they had a wonderful time and it was a very interesting assembly.

Taylor

5R Class Assembly

Today, 5R performed an astounding assembly that blew the brains out of heads and ears of all those that watched.They had a whale of a time. It included made up songs, phenominal dancing and more!

They began by retelling the story of the foolish man (that was their world book day story), who had an argument with his wife and left for a bit to even things out. On his travels, he met many peculiar people who all had problem. Some problems were pointless like trying to get a buffalo on top of a roof in order eat the weeds and grass. He helped to solve their problems by exchanging work for cash. Eventually, (after helping many people) he returned with lots of money. Having learnt about this, they wrote their own versions although they were about a foolish woman!

Then came a song, it was I got the feeling but fractions created by Hollie and Maya! This was because they had been learning them in class. They performed it fantastically and they got a huge round of applause. Soon after mentioning fractions, they did Indian dancing which they learnt during world book week! It was amazing and just as good as the people who do it.

By Alex

5R assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

6R’s Class Assembly

Today, 6R performed their class assembly about Vikings, where we learnt about what they had got up to over the last couple of weeks. After a little bit of speaking, they sang a song called He-Ho with some actions that Mrs Russell had been teaching them. It was very interesting and the audience loved it!

Next up a group of people, Amelia, Spencer and Kyle, spoke and we all learnt something new about the Vikings. Did you know they didn’t have horns on helmets? Who’d have thought it! They sang yet another song and 2 people came in with a Viking long boat!
Some of the vikings raided England and not many people got along, this caused many wars and there was three main battle. 6R showed this war by having  people fighting. The kings were often fighting and King George the Viking leader won. He did this by surrounding them and starving them until the other king gave in and they split the land.

Songs were sang at the end of the assembly and everyone clapped. It sure was an assembly to remember it was brilliant!

By Pasha and Emily Mae.

6R Assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

RD Class Assembly

Today was RD’s class assembly where we learnt about what they have done these last couple of months and the books they have read. At first, they talked about the brilliant way Reception Class have learnt how to spell all their sounds and letters; a girl even held up some letter cards while the class showed the audience how they remembered them all. On the other side of the hall, a boy went to write a few words they had discovered on their journey through reception.

The children began to talk about the book they had been reading over the past few weeks called Harry And The Dinosaur, which they had really enjoyed learning about. Even children dressed up in multi-coloured dinosaur costumes! One day, Harry went into his attic and discovered a bucket full of toy dinosaurs, which he imagined in his head were real. He went with his mum on holiday but suddenly he began to forget about his bucket full of dinosaurs, leaving the dinosaurs sad and upset. When he arrived home, he started to remember his dinosaurs.

It was a fantastic assembly and they all did a great job! Well done RD!

Emily-Mae and Taylor

 

RD assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

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

Children In Need 2017

Today was Children In Need Day! Everybody at Blakehill came in some spotacular clothes with their one pounds and their old pound coins that they had found at home to support Children In Need with respect and fun! This afternoon, the children all went into the hall for a special assembly about this celebration. Mrs Keighley said a massive thank you to us and read out all the things she was thankful for at school, also tying in with Thanksgiving in America, which is also in November.

Up for grabs was a cute Pudsey bear teddy, which could be won in the raffle for 50p! Lucky Ellie (who is in 4J) was picked out of the raffle-ticket basket and won the prize, which was really worth £10.00! From this raffle we raised….. £209.50! Well done!

Children In Need said that they were taking in the rest of the old pound coins, which was very helpful to lots of people. Overall, JUST in old pound coins we already raised £93!  But non-uniform tops all of those with a whopping £325.84, leading to a grand total of all the money of £628.34!

Blakehill were very happy to support Children In Need day and everybody had lots of fun dressing up in spots! Its not very often you get to do that is it? We are very thankful for everything we have and wish Children In Need the very best.

By Mckensey

2P Class Assembly

This afternoon, 2P showed off their fantastic assembly that they have been working on over this week on the topic ‘Saltaire’. The class has researched what life was like in the Victorian era – they found out that the living conditions were awful and they even threw their wee and poo in the river. But the most disgusting thing of all was that they drank from it! Back in those days, there were no toilets or running water so they had to get it from the nearby river or the mill. People who worked in the mills were at work for a long period of time every day; it was in awful conditions and everybody had to start at 6 o’clock! Could you imagine?

Children were usually half-timers (they went to school for half they day and worked the other half) but some even worked full time. After a few years, a disease called Cholera was beginning to spread and more and more people were beginning to get ill and unable to work and even keep themselves healthy. The children learnt about Titus Salt and how he wanted these laws to change for the better so he moved out of Bradford, bought some land and that is when he built the whole of Saltaire. He named it this because of Salt, his last name, and Aire, from the name of the river near his land. Over time, he developed and built Salts Mill, houses, a hospital, which got rid of the disease after a long period of time, and a park, where people could go to get fresh air and spend time together instead of being cooped up in the house and just doing the same thing every day.

This topic was very interesting but fun for the class to learn about over this term and loved learning about Titus Salt and his man-made town!

By Mckensey