The Greatest Show!

This week, on Monday and Tuesday, Year 6 performed their fantastic end of school production, for the school and their parents. Over the past couple of weeks, they have been continuously practising their show to make it perfect and have put in the best effort they can to make it “The Greatest Show”!

Inspired by The Greatest Showman film, the Year 6 teachers put together their own original script. They followed the journey of a girl called Sam, who loved the circus, on her way to stardom, although along the way there was a few twists and turns! She had always longed to be a ringmaster and felt that the only place she belonged was the place she loved – the circus! Having to start at the bottom, Sam finds the circus life harder than she expected but got to meet many strange and unique people, to discover her inner self and confidence. The only way to prove herself is to find the missing elephant (Tiny), to show that this is what she has always wanted and that she is the girl for the job. However, when Barnum suddenly falls ill, there is only one more person left for the role of ringmaster, and Sam gets to live her dream, that has been alive inside her for many years!

Well done Year 6 for your fantastic performance this week – Mrs Keighley was in tears at the end of it, AND Mr Patterson said it was the best production he had ever seen!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

RD’s Class Assembly

Today, Friday the 6th, RD had their last class assembly before they venture off into the world of year one.They talked about all of their memories through the year such as: hatching ducklings , learning about dinosaurs and doing lots of fun things.The five duckling had been called Dexter, Flower,Booboo, Deggy and Josh. They even did art around they ducklings which they showed in the assembly. After that, the audience, including their parents, learnt about all of the great school trips they had been on through out the year. These included; the Rainbow Factory and Thornton Hall Farm. From the sound of it they duly enjoyed both of their visits.

To finish the fabulous assembly they talked about what they want to be when they grow up and they showed a slide show of pictures from what they had been up to throughout the year which you can watch below along with the video of the assembly.

By Emily Mae

Year 6 Robin Wood Reminder

Next week, on Wednesaday the 20th of June, Year Six are going to Robin Wood for 3 days.
They will need a few items that they can take with them :

.Three T-Shirts (not vest type)

.Three sweatshirts/jumpers/hoodies/ fleeces – long sleeved tops

.Three pairs of trousers

.Two pairs of shorts, knee length

.Six sets of underwear

.Six pairs of socks

.One pair of trainers

.One pair of outdoor shoes/boots

.Two towels

.One coat , ideally waterproof

.One warm hat/sun hat

One pair of gloves

.One set of night wear

.One bag of toiletries, including suntan lotion/insect repellent in warm weather

.One black bin liner

We hope that you manage to fit it all in your bags and look forward to a fantastic few days away.

By Emily Mae and Taylor

 

Receptions visit to Thornton Hall Farm

On Thursday Reception visited Thornton Hall Farm. Feeling very excited, they got on the bus and set off to meet the farm animals. As soon as they had put their stuff away, they started petting the animals – they got meet llamas, alpacas, donkey, cows, sheep and pigs. The even saw a bull! Reception really enjoyed feeding the lambs! They also explored the farm on a tractor safari! What fun! Before they headed home, they tore around the adventure playground and finished the day they had ice cream.

By Emily Mae

Year 6 Media Museum

Today (Friday the 8th) Year 6 went to the Media museum , where they learnt all about animation. Full of wonder, they set off on a coach journey and fifteen minutes later they arrived. After putting their lunch and coats away, the fun began: first of all they headed up to the arcade area where they all got to play with machines and computer systems from all ages. A lady called Dawn came and met Year 6 in the arcade and took them through the building until they arrived at the animation class room. On the way, they got told about how puppets are put together – some with an inner skeleton and some just made out of clay. Also about the story of two teenagers who created Morph and went on to become very famous.

In the class, the first thing they did was learn paces of how a clay ball moves: if they wanted it to move slowly, you moved the ball little by little and fast you would make it take large steps. They then got taught about how to make the ball look like it was a bounce ball- we used a piece of wire that was moulded into some clay to put the ball at different levels. Finally it was lunch! Year Six walked through the public area and went and to eat.

To finish the of the day, they  got to make their own animation with all the skills they had learnt. It had to be based around a black hole and a episode of Morph. Year Six really enjoyed the trip and wanted to do it all over.

By Emily Mae

3R Class Assembly

This afternoon, 3R performed a fabulous assembly for Blakehill, all based on the Stone age and the periods of prehistory (Stone age, Bronze age, ice age and iron age) , which means before written history. First came the Ice age, where huge glaciers were formed and the people had to move away, because of the ice. Eventually, once the ice had melted and gone, the humans moved back but discovered that things had been moved beneath the ice and glaciers. The people of the ice age were hunters and found their supplies theirselves.

They told us all about the other different stages, including the stone age, where they crafted tools from stone and were hunter gatherers, who were always moving around to new places. This stage of prehistory was supposedly the time of ‘early man’, where they wore animal skins for clothing, and painted cave art on the walls of their caves to show they existed later on in the future, and to also communicate, as words and communication was still developing. For food, they killed deer and other animals like that, saving the skin, and eating and storing the meat for meals.

They told us a little bit about the bronze age, where all supplies were crafted of bronze, and was an easy material to get hold of. This was similar to the iron age, where iron was a main source for tools and supplies, and the people lived in Hill Forts.

Next, they set the scene by comparing the modern to the past, where most people nowadays have ipads and ipods and iphones, which are used for pretty much every day of our lives. The prehistoric stages were very different though as they were crafting all day long and trying to thrive in the dangerous wilderness.

To finish off their fantastic assembly, the class sang We Will Rock You with a stone age twist! They gave many interesting facts and everybody learnt alot from their assembly, as well as enjoying it! Well done 3R!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

The Royal Wedding

Today, to celebrate the upcoming marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Blakehill have had a very royal themed day.In classes, we have based our work around the topic and done lots of thrilling activity’s including eating out on the field as a school to celebrate the grand occasion!

We hope they have had a fantastic day and a wonderful life together and that you all enjoy watching such a momentous occasion.
Take a look at some of the pictures from today below.

By Emily Mae

1P Class Assembly

Today at 2:45, half of  Year one had their class assembly about George and the Dragon. To start off their remarkable show,  they told us about the lead character (George) and his courageous personality and how brave he was. 1P began to tell the audience  the  start of the story, they managed to captivate the viewers and take them on a journey to a small village were George had rode on his horse to save the princess from a towering monster know as a dragon. The dragon wanted to eat the princess because it was very hungry.

They started to sing a song about the knight who was very helpful to all the people in the old town were the beast had tried to eat every female in the area. After they had sang the song, that they had learnt over the past few weeks, then they told the audience about what they did on their school trip to Skipton Castle at the castle they drew landscape pictures of what they saw.They really enjoyed their visit to Skipton Castle and wished they could go again.

By Emily Mae and Taylor

1P assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

4J class assembly

This afternoon, Year Four had their class assembly about their residential to Nell Bank. To start off, they sang a song (that they had learnt whilst on their trip) to show off all of the exciting activities they had done. Two people in bright-orange jackets led the song and put actions with it and the rest of 4J followed.

They began to tell the audience about what they had done on their first day: mini beast hunting! They showed everybody what they found on their hunt, which was a centipede, an earthworm (did you know they breathe out of their skin?) and a woodlouse. As a treat, they got to go to the adventure playground for a little while as well as the water playground, where they got to play and have fun.

After a long, much-needed sleep, it was time for the next adventurous day, where they told the school all about the 7.5 mile walk they went on, from Nell Bank to Cow and Calf and then back again! Whilst at the Cow and Calf, the children were told a story about a giant, who lived near a huge, old cliff, with big boulders that were scattered around, and they really enjoyed it.

Tired out from their walk, we were told all about their experience of going to the adventure playground, which wore them out completely! On the last day, Year 4 went pond dipping and showed us some pictures of what they had found such as, a newt, baby snails and lots of other animals. Next, was the fantastic den building, and got to tell their groups all about their houses that they had built – someone even made a chandelier!

Sad, but glad to get back, the children finally went home, back to their parents, who they were very glad to see as some of the kids had never gone away without their mum and dad before. The children loved their trip and would have loved to stay longer. They performed a fantastic assembly to Blakehill!

By Emily Mae, Taylor and Mckensey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Skipton Castle Trip

This week, Year 1 took a visit to Skipton Castle as part of their topic on Knights and Castles. Once they had got there, they took a guided tour of the castle, looking in all of the different rooms and learning about castle life hundreds of years ago. As they entered the castle, they looked up and saw all of the remnants of different types of stone and tar that had been thrown at the enemy all those years ago. The children really enjoyed learning about the knights in the castle and all the different ways of protecting the castle back then. They also loved the fact that from the toilet it led straight down into the mud hole below!

In the afternoon, the children did some more exploring of the castle after their delicious lunch and sat and drew some fantastic pictures of the castle, that was in front of them. They drew different things around the castle and loved to put their own twist on them. They went through all the different rooms and learnt what they were used for in the olden days, and also found that the crumbling, stone walls were really interesting as you could imagine them being freshly built and lined with soldiers.

The children loved the trip and would definitely love to go again. Their favourite part was definitely the old flushing toilet!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae