This week, Year 4 have been on a residential , for 3 days , to the fabulous Nell Bank and the went from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. Luckily, they got to come to school in non-uniform but they had to drag around either a bag or a suit case. They set off at around 11:00 am, they climbed on a double decker bus for their journey that would last for about an hour. To save them from dying from boredom, they could play different games like: I spy, Thumb war, 21 and many more.
When they arrived, they split into groups of boys and girls and they got of one team at a time and while they waited they learnt a song. The suit case were loaded onto the ground and they were told take their own suit cases inside. They were told the groups that they would in and then shown to their rooms where they would be spending time in for two nights. Once they were settled in and chosen their beds they were told what they would be doing and how to do it.
At the end their teacher said “they really enjoyed it and everyone put 100% effort into everything”. Also before they left Nell Bank they had to sit down and awards were given out to people who did well and tried their very hardest. The children had a fantastic time and their teachers were very proud of them! What a great trip!
On the 14th of February – on a Thursday – Year 3 travelled on a journey, which took almost 10 minutes to visit Bradford Cathedral.
When we got there, the entrance was decorated with flowers placed on black chairs with pillows behind the flowers. The first thing we did, was sit down on pews and an adult called Maggie told us about what we were going to be doing today. The activities were: colouring in our own designed shoe, having a look at all the stones that were the oldest ones and the ones with people’s markings on ( not their names because they didn’t know how to in those days ) ; going around the cathedral making a tally chart of how many symbols they could spot and learning about the important places and items in a cathedral. We found it really interesting because we could see all of the things that we had been learning about in class. Alfie kept pointing out things like the altar and the lecturn!
When we had finished doing all of those activities we went back to school where all their parents were waiting for us.
We had a brilliant; fabulous time and so did all of the teachers who went with us. We loved learning a bit of history about the cathedral and seeing things in real life that we had learnt about in the classroom.
Today (8th February) is the day that we have had a treat! The PTFA have kindly put enough money to buy a beautiful, mysterious book hidey hole that no one knew was coming, apart from the class councillors.
The reason they placed it there is to share our books and love of reading. If children or grown ups around our school have finished a book and think that someone will enjoy,then they place it in the box. If that person finds that there are more books in there then if they would like another book then they can take one out! The idea is to share and love reading TOGETHER. The cycle continues over and over again where we place in a book and take a different one out if they like!
It looks so magical, it has owls and other magical creatures on the side. One good thing is that parents and teachers can use it too!
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!
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!
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!
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!