On Friday 28th September, Blakehill hosted a coffee morning in the hall raising funds for the charity MacMillan. It started at 9am and visitors were greeted with scrumptious cakes supplied by children and staff. There were also the opportunities for a hand massage, face painting and jewellery cleaning. Other attractions to the event were the tombola with over 200 prizes as well as the ever popular raffle where there was the opportunity to win a £50 pound voucher for Jamie’s Italian, golf lessons, a Beaverbrooks’ silver necklace and many more prizes.
Thank you to everybody who donated, helped to run and came to our coffee morning to make it the success it was! We raised over £900!
On Saturday, Blakehill will have their Summer Fayre and we want as many people as possible to come. As a school we have been working together to donate old toys and other goods.We have also tried to sell tickets to family friends and others: these tickets are for the raffle where you can win big prizes! The Summer Fayre will have plenty to do such as:
- food in the hall and sweets
- a good as new book stall
- rock painting
- make your own bird box
- tombola with bottles and jars
- welly wanging
- tin can alley
- penalty shoot out
- teddy stall
- Summer draw raffle
- name the bear
- staff hamper
- inflatable slides
We hope you can come to our Summer Fayre tomorrow at 1-3 on the school field
By Emily Mae
On Thursday Reception visited Thornton Hall Farm. Feeling very excited, they got on the bus and set off to meet the farm animals. As soon as they had put their stuff away, they started petting the animals – they got meet llamas, alpacas, donkey, cows, sheep and pigs. The even saw a bull! Reception really enjoyed feeding the lambs! They also explored the farm on a tractor safari! What fun! Before they headed home, they tore around the adventure playground and finished the day they had ice cream.
By Emily Mae
As part of the School Linking Project, Year 3 went to visit Year 3 at Westbourne primary school. The first thing they did was to get on the bus and set off on the short journey to Manningham in Bradford. When they got to Westbourne Primary School, they meet with their partners that they meet with at Nell Bank a few months ago .They then split into 3 groups for the day.
Their first activity was to match jigsaw shapes collage with their partners,they were solving a puzzle which was teaching them to work together and to get a long with each other. As soon as they finished the fist activity,they moved on to the 2nd activity which was outdoors. The outdoor activity was to tie their partners legs and to make them knock over the cones whilst being blindfolded and guiding them.
Their 3 activity was a parachute game were they had to work together to not drop the ball and just keep it on. Then, after a while, they were allowed to knock the ball off the parachute. Before leaving, they played one last game, the shark game! Everyone had a fantastic day and now our Year 3 classes can’t wait for Westbourne to visit them next half term.
This week, Year 1 took a visit to Skipton Castle as part of their topic on Knights and Castles. Once they had got there, they took a guided tour of the castle, looking in all of the different rooms and learning about castle life hundreds of years ago. As they entered the castle, they looked up and saw all of the remnants of different types of stone and tar that had been thrown at the enemy all those years ago. The children really enjoyed learning about the knights in the castle and all the different ways of protecting the castle back then. They also loved the fact that from the toilet it led straight down into the mud hole below!
In the afternoon, the children did some more exploring of the castle after their delicious lunch and sat and drew some fantastic pictures of the castle, that was in front of them. They drew different things around the castle and loved to put their own twist on them. They went through all the different rooms and learnt what they were used for in the olden days, and also found that the crumbling, stone walls were really interesting as you could imagine them being freshly built and lined with soldiers.
The children loved the trip and would definitely love to go again. Their favourite part was definitely the old flushing toilet!
By Mckensey and Emily Mae
This morning, 5 people from Year 3 and Year 4 completed different health challenges with children from other schools. They learnt that the word dress can help you remember the things you should do to know you have a healthy lifestyle: D stands for diet, R stands relaxation,E stands for exercise,S stands for sleep and the second S stands for social life. After warming up, the children from our school had to compete against different schools including, Poplars farm, Thackley, Swain House, Thorpe Primary and Wellington as well as getting to know each other. Because they did so well, all of the children got to receive a certificate each! Well done to Pasha, Taylor, Zach, Freya, Lucas and Zach for taking part.
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
Tomorrow, 50 pupils of Blakehill are going to a dance competition to perform a dance routine. Our theme is coal mining linked to Year 5’s Local History Study. We’ve been practising on a Monday after school and we have even been putting in extra practice sessions so that we are ready for the show tomorrow. The dance competition takes place tomorrow (Saturday 27th January) place at Buttershaw School. Those children taking part will be arriving at 12:00 tomorrow. On a Saturday! The whole show starts at 2 o’clock and then we dance and find the results. We’re sure all the parents and family members that have tickets will love the show!
Good luck to all pupils taking part, we hop you do well and have an amazing time! Good luck Blakehill!
This afternoon, 4J performed a brilliant assembly for the rest of Blakehill, all about World War II. They had been reading a book in their English lessons called Friend or Foe, which is all about two boys who are evacuated to Devon and find two German soldiers, that have crashed from their plane! Using this book, the children have managed to produce multiple pieces of fantastic work such as a diary entry of David (a character in the book), a setting description of the streets that had been bombed and destroyed by the Germans and decision wheels, thinking about what would happen next in the chapter and story.
In topic, the class listened to Neville Chamberlain’s declaration of the war and then wrote from a person who was listening’s point of view. This week, they have learnt a song called “When you’re a kid in World War II” which was very catchy and had a fun rhythm, and sung it to us as they danced around!
This topic was really fun to learn all about and year 4 enjoyed reading the book and looking into the past of the war!
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.