6R’s Class Assembly

Today, 6R performed their class assembly about Vikings, where we learnt about what they had got up to over the last couple of weeks. After a little bit of speaking, they sang a song called He-Ho with some actions that Mrs Russell had been teaching them. It was very interesting and the audience loved it!

Next up a group of people, Amelia, Spencer and Kyle, spoke and we all learnt something new about the Vikings. Did you know they didn’t have horns on helmets? Who’d have thought it! They sang yet another song and 2 people came in with a Viking long boat!
Some of the vikings raided England and not many people got along, this caused many wars and there was three main battle. 6R showed this war by having  people fighting. The kings were often fighting and King George the Viking leader won. He did this by surrounding them and starving them until the other king gave in and they split the land.

Songs were sang at the end of the assembly and everyone clapped. It sure was an assembly to remember it was brilliant!

By Pasha and Emily Mae.

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Year 5 trip to the National Coal Mining Museum

Year 5 on Friday went to the National Coal Mining Museum to learn the beginning of their topic of Coal Mining. It was a fantastic day full of lots of fun activities and facts about mining and how people in mining communities lived. We had a jam pack day with many activities such as: the underground mine tour,  a workshop with ‘Aunty Brenda’ who showed us where she lived and what her life at home was like as well as a workshop with Sally Fletcher, a young girl who began mining at the age of 5! Each activity was fun, exciting and enjoyable and had us amazed by how different life was then. As we looked around the museum we saw horses and lockers of the old miners. When we left we all had dirty faces.

by Alex

Year 3 trip to the Industrial Museum

This week Year 3 travelled 10 minutes from school to the Industrial Museum Bradford. While they were there, they learnt all about the Industrial Revolution. Later, they began a first session where they began a tour and saw lots of sewing additionally spinning machines. They had draw pictures of each machine that they saw. During that session, they looked at 3 different houses which all had a different interior from a different year 1870’s, 1940’s and the 1970’s.

They began their second session, where they cleaned some wool also they removed some twigs and leaves. Then they vigorously combed it -which was hard work! After they carded their wool, Year 3 spun the wool on a spinning wheel.Eventually, they got to weave it and saw what they could create on the wheel whilst having a lot of fun and learning alot! Afterwards, the children played a game on the machine, pulling thread off of the wool! It was a lot of fun and they learned all about times long ago and what the past generations were like!

By Alex and help by Mckensey and Emily Mae

4J’s Class Assembly

This afternoon, 4J performed a brilliant assembly for the rest of Blakehill, all about World War II. They had been reading a book in their English lessons called Friend or Foe, which is all about two boys who are evacuated to Devon and find two German soldiers, that have crashed from their plane! Using this book, the children have managed to produce multiple pieces of fantastic work such as a diary entry of David (a character in the book), a setting description of the streets that had been bombed and destroyed by the Germans and decision wheels, thinking about what would happen next in the chapter and story.

In topic, the class listened to Neville Chamberlain’s declaration of the war and then wrote from a person who was listening’s point of view. This week, they have learnt a song called “When you’re a kid in World War II” which was very catchy and had a fun rhythm, and sung it to us as they danced around!

This topic was really fun to learn all about and year 4 enjoyed reading the book and looking into the past of the war!

By Mckensey

 

4L’s Class Assembly

To finish our fascinating week, Mr Lowe’s class wowed us with some facts about World War 2. Recently, year four have been hard at work, they have been learning all  about The events of World War 2 and writing lots! With their fingers aching and arms ready to drop off, we guaranty that they will sleep!

Starting off with some clear readers (who were reading out parts of their work from the last few weeks) shocked the world around them with their great writing. Then they moved on to talk about Friend or Foe , which is a  book that tells  the tale of two boys, I recommend this book it is great!

Next they talked about the dreaded day when we went to war with Germany. That radio announcement must have been so  upsetting for so many people, however on the other side off things the people of Britain did not know that the war would be so long and dreadful. Could you imagine hearing that radio announcement playing in your house?How would you feel? What would you do? They also did writing on this and on a lot off other subjects.

Also through all of this work, they looked at what they would of had then and now like mobile phones they would not of had them then.Fruit was also spoken about they would of had to eat lots of vegetables and fruit. And did you know that during that time period many people had to go to the toilet outside!
World war 2 was a very serious thing that has taken life’s so its important we learn about it so that we don’t find ourselves in another situation like this.

By Emily Mae

Remembrance

Our school think it is very important to make people aware of Remembrance Day. Do you know why we celebrate Remembrance Day? If not, read on and find out the true bravery of people who we think about.

Every year, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 11th hour we have one minute silence were nobody in the whole school can talk not even teachers. During the minute we think about all of the people who died for us. Some people were only 16 years old and were expected to fight for the army. Would you expect your child or friend or relatives to go fight and risk their life at only 16? Brave men and women go and fight for our country. They serve such an important job in and if I ever got to meet a soldier I would say thank you. What would you say would you say?

After World War 1, poppies grew on the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium so that is why we wear poppies to help us remember. The Royal British Legion sell poppies to help soldiers in the war. Buy a poppy and head to your closest church on Sunday when they will celebrate Remembrance Day to say thank you to all our past and present brave men and women soldiers.

Emily Mae

2P Class Assembly

This afternoon, 2P showed off their fantastic assembly that they have been working on over this week on the topic ‘Saltaire’. The class has researched what life was like in the Victorian era – they found out that the living conditions were awful and they even threw their wee and poo in the river. But the most disgusting thing of all was that they drank from it! Back in those days, there were no toilets or running water so they had to get it from the nearby river or the mill. People who worked in the mills were at work for a long period of time every day; it was in awful conditions and everybody had to start at 6 o’clock! Could you imagine?

Children were usually half-timers (they went to school for half they day and worked the other half) but some even worked full time. After a few years, a disease called Cholera was beginning to spread and more and more people were beginning to get ill and unable to work and even keep themselves healthy. The children learnt about Titus Salt and how he wanted these laws to change for the better so he moved out of Bradford, bought some land and that is when he built the whole of Saltaire. He named it this because of Salt, his last name, and Aire, from the name of the river near his land. Over time, he developed and built Salts Mill, houses, a hospital, which got rid of the disease after a long period of time, and a park, where people could go to get fresh air and spend time together instead of being cooped up in the house and just doing the same thing every day.

This topic was very interesting but fun for the class to learn about over this term and loved learning about Titus Salt and his man-made town!

By Mckensey

Year 2’s trip to Saltaire.

On Monday, Year 2 went to Saltaire village, more specifically to Saltaire church, where they went back in time to learn what it would be like. They met a lady called Mrs Dooley who told them about Titus Salt and what it was like to live in the village when it was first built.

They went on a tour to see what the village looked like and they were given bookmarks, which had a person from the past on and they had to find where the person lived and what job or thing they did.

Afterwards, they the went to the park but only the grass part was open they were all angry and frustrated, I imagine the would be writing letters to the owners. Miss Philip was very downhearted because she couldn’t go on the zip line! Instead, she did some drawing and found that just as fun! Once they had been to the park, they went through the mill and saw the David Hockney painting, picking up lots of facts. It was huge, and full of different vibrant colours; they loved it!

The trip was coming to an end, the children hopped back on the bus discussing interesting things they had learnt and laughing about their good memories. Miss Philip was looking forward to all the work they would do!

By Alex with help from Mckensey

3R Class Assembly!

This afternoon, 3R put on a fantastic assembly for Blakehill all about the Stone Age! Over the term, they have been working very hard and have found out lots of interesting facts about the past and the ways the people from the Prehistoric Ages (Atone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age) lived and what they did. The children used iPads to research more information and read a book called Stone Age Boy to give them some more ideas too!

As well as researching, 3R got creative and did some role playing about what life would be like to be a prehistoric person. Not only that, but they decided to do some cave art that was similar to the ones the stone age people made. They did some brilliant drawing of animals like the sabre-tooth tiger, the lion and boars. Doing this, they used watercolour and charcoal just like the past prehistoric age and they turned out amazing.

For the assembly, they learnt a song that was called Stone and the children recorded it with their own words which turned out to be quite tricky! Also, they made sabre-tooth necklaces, using clay to shape the teeth and bones, then painting them to look realistic! They turned out really well and are a great example of jewellery from the past.

This term, they have put in so much effort and hard work leading up to this afternoons assembly! Mrs Rashid quoted, “We were so nervous all week but have pulled it off brilliantly this afternoon! I am so proud and will miss them next year!”
All in all, they performed an amazing assembly and worked really hard to make sure it was perfected. Well done 3R!

By Mckensey

Year 5 Yorkshire Museum Trip!

After what seemed like hours upon days and months upon years, it was time for year 5’s school trip! They had been consistently learning about Anglo Saxons they had already learnt plenty; but were about to learn a whole lot more. Enthusiastically, lots of curious children waited to arrive at the location of their day. Sitting bored, like watching paint dry, people played games and talked to there neighbour – the person who sat next to them- after 1 hour…

” We have arrived!” Mrs Hall smiled.                                                                  
” First we have a bit of a walk,” pointed out Mrs Russell.                                           
” Don’t leave anything on the bus,” worried Mrs Brook.
As we walked, we saw lots of interesting points like a wall built by the Anglo Saxons; we all realised where they were in York although we did know were we were going, we did not expect to see something like that just there. We journeyed  on – we were going to York Museum!

Our first thing after learning the rules and putting our delicious lunch away,was all about where the different tribes settled. A huge map lay like a carpet across the floor and we put different little figures, that were like statues, of the Angles, the Saxons, the Romans, the Normans and the Vikings. This pinpointed the different parts of the map that they all came from and their way of attacking York and Britania (an Anglo Saxon word for England). After we split into groups, we went round the tables and did a human timeline, making our own Saxon coins, circling what a man or a woman would have on them, labelling which parts of the world the armies came from and to top it all off, we learnt how to sword fight!

After a quick lunch, we jumped onto our next activity, firstly talking around the carpet and discussing our tasks. Then, we had to discover clues of who stole the bread from Aelle. Along the way, we did lots of creative tasks involving; weaving bracelets, wove wool to make a blanket, played a game of knucklebone and Myrles, used stylus’ to copy the front of a helmet and used a quill with ink to colour in an old picture. It turns out the beastly eight year old Harold, who did not like the bread, sabotaged the feast and was the theif who stole the bread! As his punishment, he got wacked with a stick for 10 mins in front of everyone. Sadly, it was then time to leave and we all packed up, went to the toilet and trooped off back to the bus. It was a fantastic day, had by all and everybody enjoyed it!

By Emily Mae and Mckensey