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
On the first week back, Year 5 and 6 had a brilliant surprise when they went to go see Aladdin at the Alhambra Theatre.
In the morning, Year 5 and 6 were loaded into three noisy buses. Once they had arrived, they excitedly took their seats and waited for the magical performance to begin. Not so long after they entered, the performance began. At the beginning, the the main bad guy appeared at the cave of wonders looking for the magical lamp and we all began to travel into the magical world of the performance. After the interval, we were all given 3D glasses and went on a magical ( yet scary ) carpet ride. A lot of the children loved Wishey who was played by Billy Pierce.
Daniel a Year 6 student said, “The show was hilarious! My favourite character was Wishey because he was funny and he made me laugh.”
None of this would of happened if it wasn’t for our lovely PTFA so here is a big thank you for our special treat.
By Libby and Aminah
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
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
In the school holidays, (on the first Monday) Miss Dobson ran a Holiday camp for KS2. The holiday camp had an amount of activities for the children to do. Some of the activities were: football, basketball, a ninja warrior course, table tennis, orienteering and dodge ball. The day was filled with smiles and laughs and a bit of tears too. The children were split into two teams decided by a game of rock paper scissors: pink and blue. The winning team was blue. You would win points not only for winning games but for good sportsmanship and being kind to one another. Team chants were another one of the activities included in the camp. It was a great fun and we can’t wait for another one.
By Mollie, Isabelle and Libby G
On Thursday 22nd March, KS2 walked down the road to watch an exquisite play performed by people all through out Emmanuel. Slowly, we walked along the urban, cobblestone path leading to our destination. In the corridor, where we stood patiently to be let into their wide hall, we all looked around in excitement wondering what was to come. Eventually, when we entered the hall and took our seats, the play Sister Act began and straight away it began in place called Curtis’ bar. As the play continued, it turned into a terrific twist where the bar owner killed someone but his bar singer called Deloris saw the whole thing. Now the play began to get good because the idiotic, killer and bonkers bar tender was on the hunt for the amazing singer. But, the police officer had taken her to a church full of nuns to hide out from the killer until they captured him. She was astounded to see how the nuns spent their lives, which was different to her as she sang in clubs and was always partying.
She got put on the nuns choir as she heard singing by the boss nun and then she taught the nuns how to sing and dance. This lead to her pulling them together as a group and saving the nunnery.
We had a fantastic time, were really pleased to see some children we recognised who had come to our school and were wowed by all of the acting talent that we saw.
Today blakehill finally celebrated World Book Day! Having had three attempts, (the first two attempts were not successful due to the weather) everyone made a wonderful effort and looked brilliant as the characters from their favourite books. There were many costumes such as: Roald Dahl characters, David Walliams, J.R.R Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, J.K Rowling and more!
And it hasn’t finished yet! Because of events which have had to be re-organised due to snow, we have still got more World Book Day fun to come! In the coming week, we will be treated with the following: Drum workshops, Indian Dancing and Bedtime Stories where Key Stage One will be reading with their parents.
Bedtime Stories will now take place on 6 pm Thursday 22nd of March where we are sure lots of children will proceed to come with their parent’s in their pyjamas with a favourite book. They will get a biscuit and hot chocolate.
Finally, the deadline for our World Book Day competition was today. Winners will be announced soon.
WILL IT BE YOU?
By Alex and Daniel
This week Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 have been at St Cuthbert’s church for their annual Christingle services. At each service they had to sing a number of songs which they have been practicing for weeks and weeks and they did a fantastic job! Take a look at the videos below to hear the children in action. At the start of the service some children had the opportunity to carry christingles down the church aisle as the choir sang their hearts out. Both services got a huge round of applause for their beautiful singing and for their retelling of the Christmas Story. As we did such a fantastic job, St Cuthbert’s church are allowing us to go back next Christmas so we can do it all again! Thank you for coming and watching your child.
Merry Christmas everyone!
we three kings y5/6 from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Silent Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Calypso Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
We Three Kings LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Go Tell It on a Mountain LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Infant Holy LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Away in a Manger LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Little Town of Bethlehem LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
It was on a Starry Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Zither Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
On Wednesday, Mr Sidebottom held an assembly (for KS2) -which are probably held every 3 weeks – this amazing assembly is all about maths. In this assembly teachers give in some people’s MATHS work which has been impressive. These children get a maths award which is a a certificate and a pencil.
And it doesn’t stop there! No way! Mr Sidebottom does a KIRF competition where children are quizzed on their mental maths in front of EVERYONE!
This time it was the marvellous year 6! Three children were chosen to shout out them KIRFS read below to find out ….
6R VS 6W
On Wednesday 27th April 2016, the star writers assembly was held in the main hall at Blakehill. To achieve such a prestigious award you have to write a high level piece of work, use most of your success criteria and also achieve your learning objective. For those of you who don’t know what a learning objective or a success criteria are then please let us explain. A success criteria is a short list of tasks to complete or a list of things that you should be using in your writing in order to achieve your learning objective, this could be something such as descriptive language or using the correct punctuation. A learning objective is a task set by your teacher that must be completed by the end of the lesson. The star writer awards go to Kian, Libby, Daniel, Alex, Holly, Taylor, Macey, Joseph, Emily, Logan, Ethan, Jack, Keo and Elyse. The children achieved the award through their hard work in writing and checking over it ensure it met the success criteria and learning objective.
If you would like a Star Writer award make sure you keep trying your hardest in lessons and take every opportunity to show off how well you can write.
By Max and Tom