Reception visits the Rainbow Factory

On Tuesday the 12th of January (this week), the youngest year group -Reception- took a whole day school trip to the Rainbow Factory.

When they arrived, the children headed straight inside and began the magical trip and fun! During the trip they read the story of Jack and the beanstalk as well as acting it out which was really entertaining. After that, the children drew pictures imagining what would be in the giant’s pocket and a separate picture of what would be in Jack’s pocket. They were also fortunate to take part in some magic with the Mad Hatters Hat which was extremely exciting for all involved.

After all the fun in the morning, the children had a much needed and relaxing lunch! This was soon followed by a calming retelling of the the story of Alice in Wonderland! Finally, the children left the Rainbow Factory exhausted after a mesmerising day out of school. It sounded a fantastic trip and I am sure reception cannot wait for their next school trip!

By Isabelle

Year 6 visit From PC Luke Carson.

On Thursday 31st of January, the pupils of Year 6 had a visit from the one and only Luke Carson (a local police constable).

To begin, Luke asked us what we knew about E-Safety. Then he showed us multiple slides on the types of games and websites that are appropriate for 10-11 year-olds. We discussed the games which we play on and Luke gave us suggestions about how to stay safe when we were playing these.

By Isabelle and Alex

Luke Carson visit

On the 24th of the January, Year 4 had an important visitor named Luke Carson.

The reason he came to our school is so that he could talk to Year 4 all about E-Saftey. Firstly, he introduced himself by telling them his name and saying where he worked (for the police). After he had done that, Mr Hodges handed out the white boards and the children got right into a quiz all about E-Saftey and generally being safe on the internet.

In the quiz you could earn points and the team with the most points at the end of the quiz wins!!! After the quiz, they watched a short clip recapping the points raised in the quiz. As swell as the quiz, they thought about which pictures should be shared online and which are best to be kept private.

Year 4 had loads of fun testing their knowledge and we know the rest of KS2 cannot wait until it is their turn to learn with Luke.

Isabelle and Mia

Cross country

On Tuesday the 15th of January, some pupils from year 4,5 and 6 competed in a cross country competition. The competition was at Hanson school, there were 900 meters to run. The year 5 boys went first then it was the year 5 girls. Following them, were the year 6 boys who placed brilliantly as did the year 6 girls. We earned some brilliant places like 1,2,4 and 7 in the top 10 the 1st person was James in 6R! In 4th place was Archie in 6R, in the girls year 6 race was Lois in 6G. In the final race was Taylor in 5R. The rest came in very good positions. After all the year 5 girls came 3rd, Year 5 boys came 2nd and year 6 girls came first and year 6 boys came 2nd! These are amazing results.

Well done to all our athletes, you made Mrs Russell and Miss Dobson very proud!

By Mia, Taylor and Isabelle

 

Blakehill After School Clubs

Throughout this half term, here at our school, there are many opportunities for the children to join after school clubs with their friends.

Some of the clubs that are running are:

Tag Rugby – On Tuesdays starting on the 15th of this month for 4 weeks £12.

Girls Football – On Wednesdays which has already started for 10 weeks £30.

Year 3 Cricket – On Mondays starting the 14th of this month for 4 weeks £12.

Knitting club – On Mondays in which has already started for 12 weeks £36.

Each of these clubs start at 3:15 (the end of school) and lasts for an hour, as a result they end at 4:15. Knitting club is in 3Ro as it is the only indoor club we have listed. Every other club needs appropriate footwear and kits other wise you may not be able to participate. We hope many people join these wonderful clubs.

By Alex and Isabelle

Year 1 and 2 Christmas parties

On the 11th of December, Year 1 and 2 had a Christmas party in the school hall. During the event, prizes were won, food was eaten and party games were played such as musical statues, musical bumps, pass the parcel and corners. It was so much fun! The food that was available to eat was; buns, pizza, sweets and many more (Yum!) Key Stage one had very full tummies and smiley faces by the end!

As a surprise for the children, the one and only Santa Claus took a trip to visit them! The children were extremely excited and can only hope he visits again on the 25th! They had a fantastic time that we are sure they will never forget. 

by Cora and Isabelle

Choir trip to Morrisons

On Tuesday morning, the school choir took a trip to Morrisons, Enterprise 5.

Due to the fact that the school choir do not usually go on trips as a group, we did not have a coach or a bus to travel on. As a result, every child had to walk. When we got there,we sang many different songs including; little drummer boy, silent night, infant holy and many more.

As we continued to sing, more and more of an audience began to appear. After we finished singing, we got a clap from everybody and got ready to go back to school.

It was a great morning and we had lots of fun!

By Mollie and Isabelle

Parents come to visit

Over the last few weeks, we have been lucky enough to have multiple different groups of parents come in to explore our school!

Throughout their their visit, the curious parents entered all of the classrooms (including year 6) to see what all of the children were up to and how the teachers teach the students. We would like to tell you what we think is great about our school: we think that  our wonderful displays really catch the eye of people visiting the school was. We take pride in our displays and try make them look as eye catching as possible. We like how well the teachers teach us as we do fascinating and fun subjects such art! In our art lessons we design Christmas decorations , paint with water colours and do graffiti like Banksy. We also do main subjects such as English which we enjoy. In our English lessons, from reception upwards, we do many different pieces of writing exploring books to give us ideas. We work on our spelling,punctuation and grammar and last but not least work on our comprehension skills. We think this helps us become good writers.

By Isabelle and Aminah

Year 6 trip to Tropical world and Roundhay park

On Wednesday 21st of November, Year 6 went on a wonderful trip to Tropical world and Roundhay park!

On this trip, they ventured into the woods and did activities such as: interviewing a tree and finding different leaves! This fascinating experience didn’t end there, they learnt a couple of things about rain forests and set off on their journey to Tropical World.

Tropical World was humid exactly like a rain forest and had loose butterfly’s flying rapidly around. Fish were gigantic and a big alligator was lurking on some tiny fish. Tropical World also had many different species of birds that were amazing!

This is what some children thought:                                                                                                              “This trip was very fun and also educational”said Alfie.                                                                    “Super fun!”said the whole class.

It was an amazing trip!

By Isabelle and Aminah

PJ Disco

On Tuesday, the 6th of November, KS1 and 2 had their  PJ discos. Sweets, hot dogs, cookies, drinks and milkshakes were being sold. Throughout the fun, many songs were played including the very popular baby shark and shotgun! Lots of fun was had be everyone with everybody dancing, playing games and having their pictures taken. There were competitions for the best dancer and even a conga!

What fun!

We can’t wait to do it all again for our next school disco.

Isabelle and Mollie