Year 6 SATS

This week, both Year 6 classes have tried their very hardest to get the best scores they could possibly in their SATS.

Year 6 children were split into 3 groups. Unfortunately, the first group had to be in school by 8:00. On Monday, Year 6 had to face their biggest fart: Sats (hehehe). Firstly, they had to do the SPAG and the spelling test that had 20 questions. Both classes got through the tests with ease.

After that, they had their reading test. Most of Year 6 were worried about finishing this test , however it was easier than they thought. Lastly, they had their maths and arithmetic tests. After that, it was freedom!

Year 6 are now thinking about their ( hopefully ) fabulous production at the end of the year along with relaxing.

We hope that Year 6 have an amazing rest of the year ( without having to worry about tests 🙂 )

Libby G and Daniel

Year 4’s trip to Nell Bank

This week, Year 4 have been on a residential , for 3 days , to the fabulous Nell Bank and the went from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. Luckily, they got to come to school in non-uniform but they had to drag around either a bag or a suit case. They set off at around 11:00 am, they climbed on a double decker bus for their journey that would last for about an hour. To save them from dying from boredom, they could play different games like: I spy, Thumb war, 21 and many more.

When they arrived, they split into groups of boys and girls and they got of one team at a time and while they waited they learnt a song. The suit case were loaded onto the ground and they were told take their own suit cases inside. They were told the groups that they would in and then shown to their rooms where they would be spending time in for two nights. Once they were settled in and chosen their beds they were told what they would be doing and how to do it.

At the end their teacher said “they really enjoyed it and everyone put 100% effort into everything”. Also before they left Nell Bank they had to sit down and awards were given out to people who did well and tried their very hardest. The children had a fantastic time and their teachers were very proud of them! What a great trip!

By Daniel.

Mother’s day stall

This year, Blakehill has held another stall for Mother’s day and they had four new things for children to choose and buy for their mothers. This year, the options were: a wooden heart plaque, Vanilla scented candle, Potted Daffodil and a Stationary set. With so many good options, it was a hard decision to make when deciding what our mums should get.

Each person received a letter where they could have a first choice, second choice, third choice and a fourth choice. They would write their name, class and choices before crossing their fingers and hoping for their first choice. It would cost them £2.00 for the present they had chosen. Whatever the present they got, we know it will please whoever they give it to.

Everyone can’t wait for mother’s day and the real reason for it is to thank any special lady in your life.

By Daniel and Mollie.

Year 6’s Last Parents Evening

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.

Woodwind Assembly

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

World Book Day

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.

Year 1 Reading Cafe

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!

By Daniel

Year 3’s trip to Bradford Cathedral

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

Our Little Library

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

KS2 Master Chef

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.