This week (on Tuesday 19th March and Thursday 21st March) Year 6 have had their final parents evening at Blakehill Primary School.
For the first day, their teachers , Mrs Gould and Mrs Russell along with the teaching assistants, prepared by collecting up all their books. Also, they wrote down their test results of every single test they have taken in Year 6. The two teachers of the classes spoke to the child’s parents about: behaviour, test results and how they get on in class, break and lunch. They talked about how close their child is from reaching greater depth and how they should be prepared for SATs.
They referred back to the reports and talked about how good they were while parents wanted their child to get ones in all subjects. They spoke to them and explained what they could to to improve their work further. At the end, every single child was happy about what their teacher said and their results from their tests. We are sure they will enjoy the rest of their time at Blakehill.
By Daniel and Aminah.
This week, on Tuesday 12th of March, a band from the Bradford music service paid a visit to Blakehill. Everyone slowly walked down to the hall where they found the band standing at the top of the hall. Instead of being one of those bands with drums and guitars, they were each equipped with different types of instruments that used lung power. The band was made up of four people each from the same place.
They introduced them selves and their instruments and they got straight into it with their first song and asked the children to guess what it was. The answer was Despacito and they then told them that they would play some more songs and everyone would have to guess what they are. They played ‘ How Far I’ll Go ‘ and ‘You’re Welcome’ from the film Moana. They also played Swan Lake, the ballet song because on of the instruments was inspired by the duck swan. The last song was ‘Bear-necessities’ from the film Jungle Book.
Every one enjoyed their visit and especially enjoyed trying to guess the song that was being played. At the end as everyone was leaving, they played some soft relaxing music and the year six were wanting them to play Despacito again.
By Daniel and Mollie
This year Blakehill Primary School have put on another World Book Day and almost everyone was dressed up. On Thursday every single child had an opportunity to come to school in fancy dress. Before the day they had an assembly where Mrs Russell said “that everyone will received a £1.00 voucher to spend at any shop to buy a book but they could only choose one of the selected books that the shop had to offer”.
On the day, lots of children came to school all dressed up in all sorts of costumes such as: Willy Wonka, Where’s Wally, Umpalumpas, Witches and Wizards, Horrid Henry and Dennis from Dennis and Gnasher unleashed. Even some teachers dressed up for this special occasion! There was a competition for the best costume in KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2 also Reception was involved. There was another competition where children could design a potato and the best would win a prize. Lots of children entered the competition and there was a lot of fanstic, imaginatively decorated potatoes.
Miss Gardener and Mrs Russell went round the school taking pictures of everyone in the school who was properly dressed because the costumes needed to be judged for the competition. At the end of the day everybody enjoyed seeing what people were and the competitions as well as sharing ideas about the books they love!
By Daniel and Mollie.
Every Friday morning, Year 1 invite their parents into class for a half- an- hour long reading cafe where kids pick one of their favourite books and read it to their parents. While they are reading, their teacher, Miss Gardener or Mrs Wardell , put on some nice relaxing music but really it is some Disney music. During their reading, they talk about their book with their grown up. They ask and answer questions about what they have learnt.
Overall, every single child loved it and couldn’t wait for the next time their parents wonder into their classroom and listen to them read. This will be next Friday!
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.
By Daniel and Mollie
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!
Do you think you will use it?
We can’t wait to!
Together we can
By Alex and Daniel
Every Thursday evening, pupils from year 5 and 6 walk down to the staff room, where all the teachers get a moment of peace, and wait for the four teachers who do Masterchef club. The club started last half term but because so many children applied for a place they only chose an amount and the rest would also get a go at it after Christmas. The new group are now three weeks in and have made three different types of delicious foods. On the first week they were split up into two different groups one small and one big. The small group went into the room next door and were preparing fruit and some vegetables for a wrap. The other group were making a curry and they too, prepared the ingredients involving: raw chicken, peppers; rice.
On the third week, instead of going into groups they went into Mrs Gardener’s class room and found out that they were making fruit Kebabs. They had a selection of different fruit to impale on a stick. They have seven weeks in total and they have no idea what they are going to make in these weeks! They can’t wait!
By Daniel and Mollie.
This Wednesday, it was the cross country finals for Bradford in Keighley, the people that went had all qualified in the previous round. Altogether, there were 16 people that qualified through into this race which is a great achievement. The runners got a coach there and a coach back as well.
When they arrived, they were faced with a 1600m track to run which was a long way to race but they did really well. Before running, they also had to put on numbers that were pinned to their t-shirts. In the race, they had to run over a large hill which was really slippy to get up but they all managed to make it without getting too dirty. The girl’s team did particularly well and finished third overall.
These runners all had a really fantastic time challenging themselves and cannot wait for the next opportunity to run and compete!
By Taylor and Daniel
Today, Year 1 have produced a fabulous assembly all about Sikhism and where it began. They started off by welcoming their audience, half of the school and the parents of the children, as they began to explain when and where the religion was founded. The class said that the religion started over 500 years ago and the man who started it was born in India. He travelled all around India spreading the religion’s beliefs as well as telling everyone what to do and how to practise the religion.
We also learnt that they have been on a trip to the Gurdwara. This is where Sikhs go to worship their gods, bow in front of their holy book and where they share stories from it. The lady who talked to them chose a little girl named Hannah to demonstrate how to put a turban on . Back in the assembly, they told us that they carried a little metal sword called Kippah.
It was a fantastic assembly and we cannot wait for their next one!
By Daniel and Aminah
This January, a group of children travelled the long journey to Sheffield arena to sing their hearts out at Young Voices. They started practising all the songs which were accompanied by different dance moves, that fit each tune. They did regular practises at least once a week so that they knew every song and all the dance moves. Wednesday 9th January was the day and the children were ready! They had to have two pack lunches one for their lunch and one for tea. They weren’t allowed fizzy drinks and lots of sweets because they could possibly throw up! When they arrived outside, they had to wait a little longer because they got there early. When they got in, they found their seats and got straight into munching on their lunch and going for toilet breaks.
While they were practising all the special guests were introduced. Unfortunately, Hugh Jackman couldn’t attend the concert! After the children had eaten everything in their bags the parents started to flood in. Once they all found their seats the lights went down and the person who organised the concert appeared on the stage and introduced all the band members and the school, but not every school because there were to many. At the end the same lady from the beginning mentioned that the parents had raised over 98 thousand pounds and said a massive thank you!
By Daniel and Mia.