PE workshop

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.

by Pasha

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 6 Frisbee Competition

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!

By Mckensey

Catapult Competition!

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

Sports Day 2017!

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.

Jupiter-Yellow

Kestrel-Green

Javelin-Red

Kingfisher-Blue

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

KS2 Football Tournament

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:
3-0
5-0
2-1
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…
1-0
1-1
2-1
2-2
2-2
2-2
3-2
3-3
4-4
4-4
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.

Picture competition

In Key Stage One playground, there is a white washed wall, it has been like this since the start of the year… So what do we do? We held a picture competition! Blakehill held a fun, creative and awesome picture contest to design a mural to go on the wall. The winner gets to have their picture painted on the white wall. So the creative children of Blakehill  got to work creating a worthy picture to win the contest. It was a hard task thinking of an amazing ideas that  would blow away the crowd.  Some people put their artistic skills to the test to see whether they can do this and they sure did!

At home everyone worked till their  hand was going to fall off! Time ticked by and it came to Monday morning assembly. Everyone waited in their seats  for the winner to be announced then just as it was about to end we all heard the news we were waiting for…

The runners up…

Iris

Emily Mae (me)

And the winner was Liam in year two!

Well done for all your fantastic entries it was very difficult to decide!

By Emily Mae

Picture competition

In Key Stage One playground, there is a white washed wall, it has been like this since the start of the year… So what do we do? We held a picture competition! Blakehill held a fun, creative and awesome picture contest to design a mural to go on the wall. The winner gets to have their picture painted on the white wall. So the creative children of Blakehill  got to work creating a worthy picture to win the contest. It was a hard task thinking of an amazing ideas that  would blow away the crowd.  Some people put their artistic skills to the test to see whether they can do this and they sure did!

At home everyone worked till their  hand was going to fall off! Time ticked by and it came to Monday morning assembly. Everyone waited in their seats  for the winner to be announced then just as it was about to end we all heard the news we were waiting for…

The runners up…

Iris

Emily Mae (me)

And the winner was Liam in year two!

Well done for all your fantastic entries it was very difficult to decide!

By Emily Mae

Tag Rugby tournament

This morning 16 children from KS2 went with Mrs Russell and Mr Lowe to Swain House Primary School to take part in the Bradford East One Tag Rugby Tournament. They were competing against 6 other schools that were; Tackley, Swain House, Hollybrook, Cavendish, Wellington and Fagley. Their were 8 children from Years 3 and 4 (Taylor, Kian, Caelen, Archie, James, Aminah, Maisie and Lucas) and 8 children from Years 5 and 6 (Joel, Aaron, Oliver, Lily, Tia, Elliot, Meghan and Amelia).

 

There was lots of tough competition for both team throughout the morning and it wasn’t made any easier the mud! All of their boots were caked with the stuff but they alls till played fantastically well.

Years 5 and 6 won 1, drew 1 and lost 2. they came away with the sportsmanship award which was given to the team who were the best team players encouraging everyone and helping those who needed it.

Years 3 and 4 won 5 and lost 1! They made it though to the final where the faced Wellington where they were unfortunately beaten but came away with their heads held high and a sliver medal around their necks, they knew that they had done everyone proud and played their best.

All the children who went should be very proud of themselves fro how well they played and how hard they pushed themselves! Have a look at the fantastic Blakehill Teams in action in the pictures below!

Bradford Bulls if you are looking for a new youth team look no further!

By 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