On Tuesday the 15th of January, some pupils from year 4,5 and 6 competed in a cross country competition. The competition was at Hanson school, there were 900 meters to run. The year 5 boys went first then it was the year 5 girls. Following them, were the year 6 boys who placed brilliantly as did the year 6 girls. We earned some brilliant places like 1,2,4 and 7 in the top 10 the 1st person was James in 6R! In 4th place was Archie in 6R, in the girls year 6 race was Lois in 6G. In the final race was Taylor in 5R. The rest came in very good positions. After all the year 5 girls came 3rd, Year 5 boys came 2nd and year 6 girls came first and year 6 boys came 2nd! These are amazing results.
Well done to all our athletes, you made Mrs Russell and Miss Dobson very proud!
By Mia, Taylor and Isabelle
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
The buddies changed over this week and as a thank you, Mrs Corbridge gave a buddy party. The buddies got to play on iPads and have bisuits. Each buddy also received two presents! Amara said, ‘we had a fun and enjoyable time’. Priya said, ‘I enjoy being a buddy’. Well done and thank you to our buddies, you did an excellent job!
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!
For a very long time, Reception have been practising their fabulous production ensuring it is excellent for the school and their parents (it certainly was!). The production was about the Christmas story and they explained it through excellent acting and clear voices. It all started off with a song and then Mary came to the stage with Joseph following close behind her. Then the narrators stated that they rode on a donkey to Bethlehem. They also told us about Mary having a baby, Jesus the king of the world.
After that, they went around the inns asking if there was any room. All they got was,”NO!” every single time. As they reached another inn, they got a no again but the innkeeper felt sorry for Mary and Joseph so he gave them another place to stay. Reception explained that they had to stay in a stable and that was where the baby was born. Soon after the baby was born, they explained it was the son of god that was born and the rest was history!
by Aminah and Mia
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 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