This week children from KS2 have taken part in competitive football matches with other local schools. On Monday, we hosted the preliminary round where both teams played well and qualified for today’s (Friday) finals. A highlight of this being the fantastic support of other children who decided to watch the games during their break time.
Finals were played at Woodhouse Grove. The intense games were very interesting and close yet Blakehill’s sneaky tactics and outstanding skills paid off as Year 3/4 made the semi-finals with 5 and 6 also playing well. Despite facing heavy tackles, the children continued to get up and score some amazing goals. As the ball kept on flying into the net, everybody was having fun whether they were losing a game or not.
Coming back to school, everybody was exhausted yet their spirits were still high. We are sure everybody had a great time.
On Wednesday, some people in Year Six (Hollie, James, Neve, Gracie, Lois and Molly) went to the West Yorkshire cross country finals. It was at Temple Newsham ( in Leeds) and there were over 800 runners there! The children that went represented Yorkshire and some of the other children represented,
Only 5 girls went to the competition and one boy went, poor James! They had to run 1250 metres in the pouring rain – when they came home they were covered in mud.
Overall, they were very proud at the end of it and cant wait to find out what place they came. In all the years Blakehill has entered cross country competitions, these people got the furthest and did very well. All of the teachers are very proud and supported them all every step of the way. Especially in such gloomy weather! Well done!
On Tuesday, the whole school had an exciting Safer Internet Day assembly with Mr Hodges and Mrs Robert who talked all about how to be safe online.
We all learnt about the definition of permission and how it is an important part of using the internet. Different examples were shared in the assembly and we all had to choose what we believed to be the best option. One example was to consider whether we can accept a location setting on mum’s phone. After very careful consideration, we realised we needed to ask their permission as the phone did not belong to us.
Also in the assembly, Mr Hodges and Mrs Roberts excitedly announced that we are having a poster competition where the winner receives chocolate. The posters are all about how we enjoy using the internet whilst also considering how to do so safely. Everyone is eager to get going on their posters and hopefully win a prize! We are sure the winners will enjoy the chocolate.
By Mia and Cora
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
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.
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!
On Wednesday evening, a team of Year 6’s (Aaron, Spencer, Steven, Amelia, Meghan, Mckensey, Kaitlin and Ben) went to compete in a frisbee competition, held at Woodhouse Grove, Sports Hall. Leaving school at 2:45, they wore the new Nike school kit and parents took them up to the competition. First, they played Wellington Primary, who they drew 2-2 with, then they were up against Thackley, who lost to Blakehill (YAY!). After a small break, they were up on pitch 2, where they versed Fagley and unfortunately lost that game but that didn’t stop them as they carried on to their final match, where they absolutely smashed Swain House with a whopping 6-4!
Tired and worn out, the team waited with baited breath for the results and overall they came third after watching the final match between Fagley and Wellington. Blakehill Frisbee team represented the school very well and were proud to come away third place after a long, hard competition of fast-paced Frisbee and thanked Mrs Russell for organising the whole event!
This week an interesting letter was sent out as part of our terrific Science week! The challenging competition was to design your own catapult! And you even get to make it out of recyclable materials and name it.
This Catapult had to be made out of certain material (recyclable): cereal boxes, milk bottle lids, yoghurt pots, lollipop sticks. Also your model is not allowed to be bigger than A4 paper, the idea for this is to shoot a ping pong ball out of the catapult. There is a price to enter but it is all going to the prize for Science Week, the cost is a small charge, which is 50p. Their will be one winner from Reception and Key Stage 1 and another winner from Key Stage 2. The closing date for the competition is 25th of May 2017 (next Thursday) and the winners will be announced on the 26th Friday May 2017.
We look forward to seeing for fantastic designs and catapults for the competition and we will see who wins. Good Luck!
By Brooke and Alex
On Tuesday 16th May, weather permitting, Reception, Years 1 and 2, will be holding their Sports Day at 1:45 PM.
Year 3 and 4 is on Wednesday 17th May, weather permitting.
Year 5 and 6 is on Thursday 18th May, weather permitting.
You can come and watch your child by going through the gate on Doctor Hill.
For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 your child may come to school wearing their house colour and suitable sports clothing. However, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 your child should be sent to school in their normal uniform and bring their sports clothes to change into.
On the day, please make sure that any younger children/toddlers are kept off of the race track where Sports Day is taking place as we don’t want them to get hurt.
And please do not give your children snacks in the afternoon because we don’t want to distract them from the events.
If it is a warm day please send your child to school with a bottle of water and a sun hat and please make sure to put sun cream on your child if necessary.
By Adam and Alex
This afternoon 16 children from Years 3 to 6 travelled to Swain House Primary School to take part in the Bradford East One Football Tournament hosted by Sports UK. It was a fantastic afternoon of sports with a number of School teams taking part from the local area. The games were played over 3 pitches for Years 5 and 6 and 3 more pitches for Years 3 and 4 – both Blakehill teams playing on the pitch 2s.
The Year 3 and 4 (consisting of James, Archie, Ashton, Jake, Lucas, Molly , Ellis and Ben) had fantastic afternoon winner in every game that they played, the results were:
And after winning in the final too they ended up coming away as overall winners of pitch 2.
One individual stood out from the crowd and was noticed by the referees and the Sports UK staff for their fantastic contribution, skill, sportsmanship and team spirit it was Molly from Year 4! She receive the girl player of the tournament award and should feel very proud of herself for her achievements.
Years 5 and 6 had a bit of a trickier start to tournament. Their teams was made up of Billy (the next Joe Hart), Joel, Steven, Joe, Aaron, Jake, Ben and Hayden. They drew their first 3 games before clenching a win to take them to the final and what a final it was! Blakehill to and early 1-0 lead but in the final moments of the game Thorpe Primary scored an equalizer that took the game to penalties! It was tense as we started we were neck and neck…
It went to sudden death and after two extremely tense penalties and fantastic save by Billy Blakehill took the win.
Well done to all the children and schools that took part and a massive well done to the children of Blakehill for player so well as a team and working hard to do their best.
Take a look at the pictures below to see the teams in action.