Blakehill Summer Fayre!

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
  • 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

Bradford City Penalty Shootout

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

 

Junior Dance Competition

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!

By Pasha

Year 1 visit the Gurdwara

On Wednesday Year 1 went to visit the Gurdwara, a Sikh  place of worship. Before they could enter the temple they had to cover their heads with a scarf to show respect. Then they had to remove their shoes and they went to a girls cloakroom and a boys cloakroom. After that Mr Singh showed the children around, they went upstairs where they were introduced to the Guru Granth Sahib.The Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikh holy book. The book even has its own bedroom which it placed in everyday around 8:30 at night! Everyday the book is taken out of its resting place and Sikhs come to worship from it. whilst Year 1 were upstairs they were not allowed to talk because their was other people their worshipping. Next they went to have a go and look at some instruments played in the Gurdwara. They also had the chance to study some artefacts from the temple and talked about them.  They really enjoyed the trip and can’t wait to write about it!

 

By Emily and Alex

Year 1 visit the Gurdwara

On Wednesday Year 1 went to visit the Gurdwara, a Sikh  place of worship. Before they could enter the temple they had to cover their heads with a scarf to show respect. Then they had to remove their shoes and they went to a girls cloakroom and a boys cloakroom. After that Mr Singh showed the children around, they went upstairs where they were introduced to the Guru Granth Sahib.The Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikh holy book. The book even has its own bedroom which it placed in everyday around 8:30 at night! Everyday the book is taken out of its resting place and Sikhs come to worship from it. whilst Year 1 were upstairs they were not allowed to talk because their was other people their worshipping. Next they went to have a go and look at some instruments played in the Gurdwara. They also had the chance to study some artefacts from the temple and talked about them.  They really enjoyed the trip and can’t wait to write about it!

 

By Emily and Alex

Holy Trinity Church Stained Glass Window Competition

Today, we got a letter about helping to repair the stained glass window at the Holy Trinity Church, in Idle. All local businesses, schools and the community have been asked to help raise money towards a new stained glass window. Part of the glass is falling and they need YOUR help! It will cost £35,000! As a way of raising some of the money they are holding a competition to see who can colour it in the window the best. It costs £1 to enter and a picture of the design for the glass window is given. They are asking us to colour it in. Runners up will receive a certificate and also the winner will get a special prize which no-one knows what it is! They won’t be able to do this without YOUR help! Please return your competition entries to school by 3rd February. Good luck!

 

By Adam

KS2 Christingle services at St Cuthbert Church

This week, Key Stage 2 went to St Cubthert Church and to host a Christingle Service for family and friends. On Wednesday 14th, year 5 and 6 went to the Christingle Service accompanied by the Blakehill choir. This was very educational as it told the story of Jesus’ birth. They read many parts,during this they also sang many songs. One song they sang was, We Three Kings (this was only for the choir)three girls played a role in the song by singing solo’s. The brave girls sang amazing; Macey sang Myrrh, Emily -Mae sang Frankincense and Brooke sang Gold They sounded like angels. Everyone did very well and should be extremely proud of themselves.

Year 3 and 4 also went but on Thursday 15th. They were also accompanied by the beautiful choir. Their Christingle  Service was different from Year 5 and 6  as children from Year 3 played the parts of the people and animals that were involved in the story of Jesus’ birth. Year 4 read out the story while some young children carried the Christingle. Holly (in year 3) played Mary and was followed by Lucas who played Joseph. They all did a wonderful job of being the story to life through songs, poems, readings and acting. there were lots of  happy parents who had big smile on their faces.

Thank you to Mrs Marsden and Mrs Bedell for their hard work putting the Christingle Service together and all the other staff that helped out on both days.

We hope this footage puts a smile on your face. Merry Christmas everyone : ) .

By Emily- Mae and Brooke

KS2 Christingle services at St Cuthbert Church

This week, Key Stage 2 went to St Cubthert Church and to host a Christingle Service for family and friends. On Wednesday 14th, year 5 and 6 went to the Christingle Service accompanied by the Blakehill choir. This was very educational as it told the story of Jesus’ birth. They read many parts,during this they also sang many songs. One song they sang was, We Three Kings (this was only for the choir)three girls played a role in the song by singing solo’s. The brave girls sang amazing; Macey sang Myrrh, Emily -Mae sang Frankincense and Brooke sang Gold They sounded like angels. Everyone did very well and should be extremely proud of themselves.

Year 3 and 4 also went but on Thursday 15th. They were also accompanied by the beautiful choir. Their Christingle  Service was different from Year 5 and 6  as children from Year 3 played the parts of the people and animals that were involved in the story of Jesus’ birth. Year 4 read out the story while some young children carried the Christingle. Holly (in year 3) played Mary and was followed by Lucas who played Joseph. They all did a wonderful job of being the story to life through songs, poems, readings and acting. there were lots of  happy parents who had big smile on their faces.

Thank you to Mrs Marsden and Mrs Bedell for their hard work putting the Christingle Service together and all the other staff that helped out on both days.

We hope this footage puts a smile on your face. Merry Christmas everyone : ) .

By Emily- Mae and Brooke