Year 3 Industrial Museum Trip

This Thursday, Year 3 went on a trip to the Industrial Museum. When they got off the coach, they entered the museum and met up with a woman called Piper who led 3R upstairs to learn how to turn wool into clothes while 3Ro looked around outside and drew something that caught their eye such as buildings that were made in the 1800’s.  The activities that 3R completed were pretend sheep shaving, spinning wool, weaving wool, combing wool, sorting wool and carding wool (you could say they were in a woolly situation!) Once they finished their activities 3RO met up with 3R to go and have lunch. Then,3R looked outside and did the activities that 3RO had done before and then Mrs Robert’s class did the wool activities.

Altogether everyone had a great day and had learnt a lot of new information about the 1800’s and industrial Bradford.

By Libby G and Mollie

4H Class Assembly

Today, (Friday 30th November) 4H performed their amazing first assembly of the year. Their performance was about the great  World War 1 -WW1– and what happened while people were at war. They began the assembly with a few interesting facts such as:

  • The war ended on the 11th day off the 11th month of the 11th hour.
  • The soldiers lived in the stenching muddy trenches.

Then, some pupils from the class read out parts of their fabulous diaries and letters. After that, 4H showed us some fantastic artwork that looked like it was created by a real artist. The pictures were based on a silhouette of a soldier standing in a field full of poppies. The background was a water colour wash of a sunset.

The children sang us some songs from the First World War. The songs were called: It’s a long way to Tipperary and Pack up your troubles in your own kit bag. It was a really good assembly and we can’t wait to see their next one!

By Alex and Mia

 

Year 1’s Trip To Abbey House Museum

On Tuesday the 20th of November, 1W and 1G were treated with an amazing trip to Abbey House Museum.

To begin with, they visited the toy museum where they looked around and were totally gobsmacked at how boring the toys were back in the day and how dusty they were! Then came the extra  exciting part, the toy workshops, with ladies who explained the difference between old and new toys and how totally different  the older toys are from what we get now.

Later on, they visited the many old streets and houses where people once lived. They all learnt that old toys were made from metal or wood. All the children really enjoyed the day and so did all the teachers. “The next year 1 will really enjoy it!” People quoted.

By Alex and Mollie

2S class assembly

This week on Friday 2nd November 2S performed their fascinating class assembly all about the Gunpowder Plot.  They went back in time to November 1605 to show us how it all began.  They started with King James the 1st walking across the hall showing everybody what he looked like.  After that, Guy Fawkes made a plan to kill the king with his ten friends.  However, Guy Fawkes didn’t succeed and was caught by the king’s guards who sent him and his friends to prison.

2S then sang a song to celebrate all religions working together. The excellent story taught us how Bonfire night all started.

What an excellent assembly 2S. Well Done!

Year 2 visit to Saltaire

On Wednesday 9th October 2P and 2S went to Saltaire. They visited as part of their history topic on Sir Titus Salt and Saltaire. They met Mrs Dooley at the start of the day in the church who was very funny and told them about how people lived in Saltaire during the Victorian times.

They split into two groups and had a guided tour around Saltaire. Year 2 were then each given a bookmark showing details about people who used to live there in the 1800’s. In the afternoon, they made drawings of some important places they saw. They loved finding the houses their characters used to live in. It was a gorgeous day and all the children and staff really enjoyed it!

Ingleborough Hall – Thursday

Our last full day has been really eventful.
Each group has had the opportunity to engage in all the activities which were:

  • Gorge scrambling
  • Caving
  • Tree climbing
  • Long walk
  • Village study
  • Country dancing

Please take a look at the photos below and leave a comment.

 

 

 

 

Year 4 visit Danelaw

On Wednesday, Year 4 visited Danelaw as part of their learning about the Ancient Romans. They had an introduction to life in the roman army where they got the chance to dress up in uniform wearing helmets, spears and shields before taking part in weapon training, guard duty and craft work where they made lanterns from clay. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the sunshine learning how to protect the Roman Empire.

Dempsey said it was the best trip he had ever been on!

Year 3 Class Assembly

Today on the Friday 8th June, Year 3 performed a gob smacking assembly all about the stone age. With a warm welcome, they began telling us amazing facts such as : they built their houses out of stone and hay, they didn’t have normal weapons and more. They showed us their paintings [which were amazing!]and told us that they used chalk and glue to glaze over it. Then they told us that they learnt a fab song which is like we will rock you but about the stone age and they had added cool break dancing moves [ which they were learning for P.E.]

Then we were told that they used to make their cloths out of dead animal skin – UGH! But they of course they washed the blood off so it is nice and comfortable.  Then they compared families of stone age people and ordinary people. As it came to an end they sang us off with their awesome song.

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

Year 3 Trip To Leeds Discovery Museum

This week, Year 3 visited the Leeds Discovery Museum that had a whopping 1 million  artefacts in it!

When they arrived, they jumped straight into action by making an artefact timeline about the Stone age and Bronze age. Then, they split into 3 groups and the first group were holding real ancient artefacts! Because these were real, they had to wear special white gloves! Group two, gathered around fake bodies surrounded by official artefacts and infer what type of person they were and what life style they had. Group three, did a  archaeological dig where they dug into sand and tried to find artefacts. They got a V.I.P tour around the fantastic ancient artefacts! At the end of the day every one was brain washed and exhausted and they headed back to Blakehill.

By Alex and Daniel