Year 2 Mosque trip

This week, Year 2 visited the Mosque as a part of their learning about Islam.

First, they were introduced to a woman called Fatima. Fatima kindly took them to the washroom which is where Muslims would wash before praying.

Year 2 were also told that they had to cover their heads and take their shoes off. This was to show respect to the Gods.

Year 2 learnt a lot of things while on their trip, such as, Muslims have to pray 5 times a day, and they have these bracelets called ‘prayer beads.’

They had a lot of fun and enjoyed their trip.

We just want to give a special thanks to Reverend Colin and Natalie as well as a few parents and grandparents that came along and helped.

By Libby G

Easter Egg Competition

This Easter, our SEN Hub children created a massive Easter egg based around the Easter Bunny! With this egg, they travelled all the way to Kirkgate Shopping Centre and entered an Easter egg competition.

There were many brilliant eggs, but there could only be one winner…

Our school recently found out that ( luckily ) we won the competition! This meant that our school won a cash prize of £200! According to teachers, the money we won will go towards an exciting trip to a farm!!!! (you can delete those after if you want but i don’t know.)

We are all so happy for them and can’t wait to hear all about their trip!

By Libby G

Year 6 SATS

This week, both Year 6 classes have tried their very hardest to get the best scores they could possibly in their SATS.

Year 6 children were split into 3 groups. Unfortunately, the first group had to be in school by 8:00. On Monday, Year 6 had to face their biggest fart: Sats (hehehe). Firstly, they had to do the SPAG and the spelling test that had 20 questions. Both classes got through the tests with ease.

After that, they had their reading test. Most of Year 6 were worried about finishing this test , however it was easier than they thought. Lastly, they had their maths and arithmetic tests. After that, it was freedom!

Year 6 are now thinking about their ( hopefully ) fabulous production at the end of the year along with relaxing.

We hope that Year 6 have an amazing rest of the year ( without having to worry about tests 🙂 )

Libby G and Daniel

Wear A Hat Day

Today, children are leaving school for two weeks (apart from three three bloggers in the ICT suite staying an hour after school :)) However,  today was also a wear a hat day! Today, children could wear a hat to school (for the fee of one pound) and raise money for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

This charity supports people with brain tumours by using money to find out ways to cure people and find out more about brain tumours. Along with that, you could purchase a badge or a wristband for one pound only. These items could be purchased before school or after school, or for today only you could have purchased one off of the few Year 6 children that were walking around wearing pink t-shirts.

Not to forget, there were multiple competitions and raffles that students could join. One of them was a raffle where you would pay 50p and choose a name for a grey stuffed rabbit. The winner was Mrs Gould, the teacher of class 6G. Next, there was a raffle where you could win an Easter egg or an Easter egg hamper that was kindly donated by Morrisons. The winner of the hamper was Pola in 1G. Lastly, there was an Easter bonnet competition. If you came to school with a homemade easter hat then you had a chance of winning a few easter eggs. The runners up won a Smarties egg whist the winners won a Malteser egg.

We raised a fantastic £661.10 so thank you to everyone involved. We all enjoyed today playing out in the sun in our fun hats. Have a lovely holiday and Happy Easter

By Libby G

5J Class Assembly

This Friday, students and parents gathered into the hall to witness 5J’s first ever class assembly. Once children and parents had finished piling into the room, the assembly began.

Firstly, they introduced themselves and explained that if there were any explosions, fires, tropical floods or unexplained alien attacks, then to leave the doors by the fire exits in an orderly fashion. This (of course) made everyone chuckle.

After that, they introduced the ‘Science Live!’ show that was presented by the one and only ‘Brian Cox’. He introduced us to his fellow scientists who were going to conduct an experiment where they were going to make a ‘Frankenstein Hand’.

On a table, they had three liquids inside three cups : juice, vinegar and water. Placed on top of these cups, were rubber gloves. Before they conducted the experiment, they made three predictions, one person predicted that the sugar from the juice would run around inside of the glove and make it inflate, while another person predicted that the water would turn into a gas and shoot into the glove and inflate it and then the last person predicted that the vinegar would make a bad smell :).

They began to gently shake the cups. The first cup was the water, sadly nothing happened. Then they tried the juice and once again, nothing happened. This meant that there was only one more liquid left; vinegar. They shook the vinegar when all of a sudden the glove inflated. Their experiment had worked. We all gave them a round of applause and Brian Cox led some more scientists to do a new experiment.

In the new experiment, they had water with sugar, cornstarch and flour in water. they explained the differences between soluble things and insoluble things. They then added water into the cornstarch and mixed it around. They then began to say how the cornstarch mixed with water was a non – newtonian fluid. A non- newtonian fluid is something that isnt solid, a liquid or a gas.

We all enjoyed this assembly and cant wait for the next one.

By Libby G

Bradford City Penalty Shootout

A few months ago, some people from Bradford City came over to our school and set up a penalty shootout. At this shootout, children from Reception all the way to year 6 had 4 chances (unless you forgot to bring in a letter which I will talk about later ) to kick a ball into a football net that was guarded by the one and and only, Billy Bantam.

As I mentioned in the first paragraph, there was a letter handed out to children. This letter told you all about what would happen at the penalty shootout, however, attached to the letter was a form where you could ask family members to raise money for school. If you raised the most money, you could get a signed Bradford City football! Some other things you could win were medals, bags and normal footballs, the good thing about that was you didn’t have to raise the most amount of money!

The lucky winner of the signed football was Freddie in Reception. Mrs Bedell and Mrs Bottomley were both seen holding their phones and taking videos of him winning the ball, so we can only imagine how proud they were!

We are all excited for next years penalty shootout and we are all ready to try our best to raise the most amount of money.

By Libby G

Say Hello To Spring!

Recently, the people of Britain are (finally) getting to say hello to Spring! The lovely weather is arriving, and due to that all of the children around Blakehill are playing games, making jokes, spending time in the sun and generally just being happy!

One of the perks of it being sunny is that everyone gets to go on the field. Cora, one of the bloggers, said,”I enjoy playing football and playing with my friends,” and Mollie – another one of the bloggers – said, “I enjoy making daisy chains for Mrs Rashid.”

Everyone at Blakehill is taking advantage of the bright sunshine and enjoying the beginning of spring including Mr Harding who was even heard singing in the staff room!

Have a lovely weekend!

By Libby G

International Happiness Day

This week, the whole school had an assembly all about International Happiness day!

International Happiness Day takes place on the 20th of March every year. It is commemorated as a way to be happy and make others happy. People aren’t always happy, especially in tough situations, so here I am going to show you some top tips on how to be happy and make others happy, no matter what.

  • Make some funny jokes: if a friend or family member is upset, it is always a good idea to try make them laugh (no matter how bad the joke might be.)
  • Play some games: playing games is always a good way to relax. The good thing about playing games is, you can play by yourself, or with other people. You could play video games, or make your own games up. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Compliment them: getting complements always make you feel good about yourself, giving them gives off the exact same effect as you spread joy. Not only do compliments make people happy, but it also makes you a better person. It doesn’t matter what you say, as long as it makes them smile.
  • Helping out: doing small jobs for people goes a long way. It could be the smallest job like putting things away for others, tiding up their table, ANYTHING!
  • Random acts of kindness: Random acts of kindness are one of the best things you could do. You could donate toys to charity or give money to homeless people. It just shows how kind and caring you are and that you know that other people matter.
  • Smile: if you didn’t know, smiles are contagious. Smiling is extremely important as it shows that you are happy and you are ready to show the world what you’ve got. Smiling shows how strong and confident you are.

I hope that you had a great Happiness Day and I hope that all of these tips help you. Thanks for reading this blog!

By Libby G

6G’s Class Assembly

This Friday, 6G performed an amazing class assembly all about fierce, brave vikings. At the start, while people entered the hall, music played when suddenly, they begun…

They all gave us a warm welcome just before we heard one person scream, “THE VIKINGS ARE COMING!” We all had a laugh and they started to sing a song called ‘Heave Ho’. After that, they all began telling us amazing facts, such as ‘ Vikings used ships called longboats,’ ‘Viking hats didn’t have horns,’ and ‘They would drink something called Mead out of something called a drinking horn.’ 

We were all impressed by how much they knew and how they managed to put so many facts into one assembly, some people even managed to read out some pieces of work (which were brilliant.)

At the end of the assembly, they all sung a song called ‘ Viking Rock ‘. To add to the entertainment, some people wore wigs and funny hats and they all did funny actions. Everyone laughed and had an amazing time at the assembly. Now none of us can wait for their huge production that should be at the very end of the school year.

By Libby G

6R Class Assembly

On Friday, class 6R presented an assembly about growing up and what they want to be when they are 30 years old.

They started off by writing letters to themselves for when they are 30. On the letter, they wrote questions about what their future selves possessed and what jobs they had. Some of the questions were,’ Are you a pro footballer yet? ‘, and ‘ Are you married and if so, does your husband have a six pack? ‘ and  ‘ Have you got a Lamborghini? ‘ We all laughed and they went on to the next point.

First, the boys sang about growing up and after the girls followed. Both were really funny and entertaining.

Then they showed us some of their drawings that represented what they thought they were going to look like when they were 30. Then all of a sudden, on the smartboard, pictures from a website called ‘ In 20 Years.com ‘ showed up. They were all of 6R and what the website predicted the students would look like when they were older which was also extremely amusing.

Finally, they took out their letters and explained that they were going to place the letters in a time capsule and bury it in the ground to come back to when they are 30.

We all enjoyed the assembly and gave them a large round of applause.

By Libby G and Aminah