On Friday the 12th October, 5J had their first class assembly all about their residential at Ingleborough hall where they did loads of outdoor activity like caving, gorge scrambling, tree climbing and lots of other exciting activities. As well as talking about the residential they went on, they shared their comparative reports on Idle and Clapham. One similarity was that they both have people who are famous for certain things that they did or invented. In the assembly, there were 4 people that read some of their work. They then showed us some country dancing videos before performing another dance that Miss Javed had taught them.
This afternoon, 2P gave us a brilliant assembly, all about ‘Together We Can’, (the school motto) and how they had been working together in different activities as a class, and helping each other do everything they needed to do. They thought about the time they work together in school, in every subject like science, maths and art, and that working as a team sometimes can be fun and helpful too.
They also told us about the book they had been reading, which was called The Day The Crayons Quit, and how all the crayons were very unhappy, until they started to work as a team to create beautiful, and brightly coloured pictures! Some of the children dressed up as the crayons, looking fantastic, and acted out how the crayons would feel, and that they felt they weren’t getting used enough, and wanted their colours to be shown off more! During art day, Year 2 had created a huge piece of artwork using brightly coloured inks and graphite, working together, and the outcome was amazing, all different textures and colours and patterns, which also symbolised how they had done it together, as a team to make something beautiful and brilliant, while enjoying doing it!
To finish off their fantastic performance, the children sang a fun song about being kind and helpful to eachother, and that it doesn’t take a lot to brighten someones day! Well done 2P!
This afternoon, Year Four had their class assembly about their residential to Nell Bank. To start off, they sang a song (that they had learnt whilst on their trip) to show off all of the exciting activities they had done. Two people in bright-orange jackets led the song and put actions with it and the rest of 4J followed.
They began to tell the audience about what they had done on their first day: mini beast hunting! They showed everybody what they found on their hunt, which was a centipede, an earthworm (did you know they breathe out of their skin?) and a woodlouse. As a treat, they got to go to the adventure playground for a little while as well as the water playground, where they got to play and have fun.
After a long, much-needed sleep, it was time for the next adventurous day, where they told the school all about the 7.5 mile walk they went on, from Nell Bank to Cow and Calf and then back again! Whilst at the Cow and Calf, the children were told a story about a giant, who lived near a huge, old cliff, with big boulders that were scattered around, and they really enjoyed it.
Tired out from their walk, we were told all about their experience of going to the adventure playground, which wore them out completely! On the last day, Year 4 went pond dipping and showed us some pictures of what they had found such as, a newt, baby snails and lots of other animals. Next, was the fantastic den building, and got to tell their groups all about their houses that they had built – someone even made a chandelier!
Sad, but glad to get back, the children finally went home, back to their parents, who they were very glad to see as some of the kids had never gone away without their mum and dad before. The children loved their trip and would have loved to stay longer. They performed a fantastic assembly to Blakehill!
By Emily Mae, Taylor and Mckensey
Today, 5L pulled off a phenomenal assembly all about the Ancient Greeks. We brainwashed all the parents with all our knowledge about the Greeks, their creations and their civilisation.
We began by explaining about were Greece is and what countries it boarders . Then we continued by explaining about democracy was created in ancient Greece and how we use it today in England. We told the audience that Greek men were the one’s in charged of the families and it is shown pottery found from the time. Then, we read out two different description’s about the bulky, half man and half beast Minotaur and the mind bending subterranean labyrinth. Finally, we held up our astounding homework projects focusing on gods, buildings, games and inventions from the times of ancient Greece.
By Alex and Daniel
Today, Year 3 had their class assembly that was all about a book that they have been reading and learning about in class. This book is called Little Babaji and they had been looking at it as part of world book week. The story is about a boy from India whose mum is called Mamaji and dad is called Papaji. He lives with his dad and his mum. One day his mum sewed him a dark, fiery red coat, a light green tropical green umbrella, purple shoes and bright sky looking blue trousers which his mum sold at a shop called Bazar.
One day, he went to the forest wearing these clothes and saw a tiger approaching him. Suddenly, the tiger shouted out “I am the greatest of them all.” So that he could leave safely, Little Babayi gave him his coat then the tiger raced into the misty forest and continued walking but encountered 3 more tigers who robed him of the rest of his new clothes. After telling their story, they sang Little Light of Mine and did two dances which were very well thought out.
by Daniel, Taylor
On Friday the 9th, 3R class had their assembly. They started off with a song called Jai ho along with some amazing dance moves. The assembly was based on a book called Little Babaji which they have been learning about for Wold Book Day. It was about a boy whose mum sewed him some: Purple shoes, a red coat, a blue umbrella and blue pants. They told us that as he went for a walk through the jungle, tigers tried to eat him but by giving them the clothes his mum had made for him, he survived and they became the grandest tigers in the jungle. They then shared their learning about India and told us lots of interesting facts before explaining how lucky we are in this country but that no matter where we are from we all have a light to shine!
Well done 3R. What an interesting 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
To finish our fascinating week, Mr Lowe’s class wowed us with some facts about World War 2. Recently, year four have been hard at work, they have been learning all about The events of World War 2 and writing lots! With their fingers aching and arms ready to drop off, we guaranty that they will sleep!
Starting off with some clear readers (who were reading out parts of their work from the last few weeks) shocked the world around them with their great writing. Then they moved on to talk about Friend or Foe , which is a book that tells the tale of two boys, I recommend this book it is great!
Next they talked about the dreaded day when we went to war with Germany. That radio announcement must have been so upsetting for so many people, however on the other side off things the people of Britain did not know that the war would be so long and dreadful. Could you imagine hearing that radio announcement playing in your house?How would you feel? What would you do? They also did writing on this and on a lot off other subjects.
Also through all of this work, they looked at what they would of had then and now like mobile phones they would not of had them then.Fruit was also spoken about they would of had to eat lots of vegetables and fruit. And did you know that during that time period many people had to go to the toilet outside!
World war 2 was a very serious thing that has taken life’s so its important we learn about it so that we don’t find ourselves in another situation like this.
By Emily Mae
Today, Year 2 did a fantastic assembly all about Bonfire Night and the Gunpowder Plot. Their aim was to make people remember not only the 5th of November but how everyone follows different religions and beliefs which it is important to understand. They explained that we should listen to everyone’s point of view and be kind to each other- if we do this we all live peacefully.
They exclaimed how people celebrate Bonfire night:
Bonfires with a model Guy Fawkes on top.
Guy Fawkes wanted England to be catholic again so he and a group of friends planned a plot of gunpowder in the Houses of Parliament to kill the King. Fortunately, he failed and got caught by the king’s guards. With his friends, he was sentenced to be hung and quartered.
Year 2 did a wonderful job and we definitely learnt the importance of listening to and accepting other people’s views.
This Friday, RG had their class assembly all about what they have done over the course of this year. While we were coming in, they had a short clip about what their favourite memories were in Reception! They all were so good and quiet while their parents/carers were walking in.
After a short while, it started and they told us what they enjoyed the most about their first year at Blakehill! They had a farm shop where they did division to split up the items, they chose their favourite animals and pointed to them on a chart and they also went to Thornton Hall Farm to learn about animals! A few of the activities were: having some fun on slides, going on a tractor ride and looking at some of the fantastic farm animals!
They had a great time and put on an amazing assembly with a song!
By Emily and Adam