Goodbye Mr Lowe – We will Miss You

As the school year comes to a close, it is also the unfortunate end of Mr Lowe’s time at Blakehill. He has been a credit to the school and everyone will miss him dearly: he is one of the I.C.T leaders and a class teacher – who helps lots of pupils and his friends around school. This lovely young man is going to Thailand with his girlfriend to teach more children and get to know the different culture and life in the new country he is going to. 

We, as a school, would like to wish him the best on his new adventure and hope that he will have a great time in Thailand. Mr Lowe has served 7 years at Blakehill, and in that time has made a real difference to the school with his funny and caring nature, and will always stay in the heart of Blakehill , and its pupils and staff.

We have collected some quotes and messages from the staff and pupils at Blakehill:

Mrs Russell: “I am going to miss my work buddy a lot! Even though his tapping is annoying and he always makes me jump, I will be lost without him next year!”

Miss Gardener: “I am going to miss Mr Lowe so much! What is Blakehill going to do without him? How will we survive? I’ve cried to him, laughed with him and worked with him. He has put a smile on my face every single day! I will miss you so much!”

Miss Lea: “What am I going to do without him? Mr Lowe is wonderful and school will not be the same. His smile, silly comments and help will be missed lots!”

Mrs Bottomley: “He makes me laugh all the time, even when I shouldn’t. He is supportive and helpful. Mr Lowe had become a very good friend and I will miss him.”

Mrs Marsden: “Mr Lowe is funny, charming, witty, kind, helpful – especially with IT – but he can also be annoying with his tapping and pushing, especially in assembly. But he will be missed by everyone, including me!”

Pupils at the school have said:

“His teaching is inspiring”

“He is a computer whizz!” 

“Mr Lowe is a funny man!”

“The greatest teacher of all time!”

“Super funny!”

“Fun to be around”

Us Blakehill Bloggers would like to say a big thank you to Mr Lowe for making our Friday evenings a funny and enjoyable time, with his amusing actions and comments, making the group feel like a bunch of close friends. We hope you have a brilliant time in Thailand Mr Lowe and good luck on your new journey!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae – and all the bloggers! 

Jamie’s Ministry of food

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Year 4 took part in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. They went over to extra club to learn about healthy eating, food hygiene and food awareness. Andy, the chef for the two days, told them all what we should eat and what  we shouldn’t eat. He showed us a balanced diet plate and the stuff we are meant to eat more of was in the larger part on of the plate. The food we shouldn’t eat were in the smaller part of the plate.

Once he told us how to cut with a sharp knife, we had to  cut our own food up in to quarters and half.  We had cut up all of our food and put in the pan and started to mix all the the spices up into the food  to flavour our vegetable fajitas. At the end of the session our parents were invited to join us to take a look at the fun things that we had been up to. When we finally finished cooking, it was time to put the cooked vegetables into the wraps with some yogurt and cheese. Then we ate our lovely delicious wrap.We all would probably do it again!We all loved learning how to cook.

Theo (4L) said, “I odn’t like courgettes but I love them in this!”
Marley (4J) said, “I love mushrooms. I’ll be making this at home.”

by Taylor

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!

SATS ARE OVER!

After a long,hard and stressful week, SATs are FINALLY over! Year 6 are very relieved and are anxious to see what results they will get, but meanwhile its time to focus on transition and preparing for Year 7! Yesterday afternoon, whilst watching a well-earned movie, Mrs Keighley kindly brought in some yummy ice lollies for them all to enjoy as a reward for their hard work, and they were very much appreciated! Today (Friday), year 6 have had a fantastic day, and got to have a relaxing time, which they really needed after the stress-filled week: movies have been watched, biscuits and buns have been eaten and everybody has been able to relieve their stress!

Well done Year 6 for all of your hard work and determination, and we hope you look forward to the rest of your time at Blakehill!

By Mckensey

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

4L class Assembly

Today,was 4L’s class assembly about their trip to Nell Bank and about what they did whilst there . They had a Countryfile theme with presenters interviewing their minibeast and pond dipping experts. These experts told us what they had caught such as a dragon fly nymph and newt. They also told us about how they had built dens and gone on a long walk up to Ilkley Moor. They then started to sing a song that they learnt at Nell Bank by Jack and John who were their teachers. It sounds like they had a wonderful time and it was a very interesting assembly.

Taylor

The Queen’s birthday

Tomorrow is Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and to celebrate it we have all come to school today dressed in red,white and blue. Someone even came dressed as the Queen! In our lessons we have all been learning about the Queen too.

Did you know…

That has Queen has two birthdays, her actual  birthday is on 21st of April and her second is on the second Saturday in June. Since September 2015, her Majesty is the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch (king or Queen). The Queen entered the record books as Britain’s longest  reigning  monarch after surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

By Taylor

Year 4 residential trip to Nell Bank

On the 19th of March 2018, Year 4 came to school in non-uniform with suitcases and luggage since they were going on a 2 night residential to Nell Bank. When we arrived at Nell Bank we met our Nell Bank leaders called Jack and John who started us on our first activity which was mini beast hunting.Next we had the chance to explore Nell Bank by taking part in the Nell Bank Habitat Trail.

Once we’d finished, we went to  Middleton to have our lunch before having the chance to go to the adventure and the water playground. We played a while until it was time for tea which tonight was sausage and mash with veg or jacket potato. Once we’d finished tea, teachers sorted us into our dormitories (the girls rooms were named Asquith and Hawksworth. The boys rooms were called Denton and  Rombalds). We headed over to our rooms and sorted our beds and got our pyjamas ready for bed. Soon after that, we headed back down to Middleton for a quiz,hot chocolate,a biscuit and Mr Lowe read Harry Potter before we headed to bed.

The next morning, we all woke up ready for our long 7 mile walk. We went to Middleton to eat chocolate spread,jam or butter toast and cornflakes or rice krispies. We then packed a rucksack and set off on the long walk which took all day. When we returned in the evening we had time for a quick play on the adventure playground before our tea which we wolfed down. After tea, since it was still light, we played out again before showering and getting ready for bed.

Once we were all ready for bed we chilled out with some colouring before singing happy birthday to Jess, Ava and Mrs Javed. We drank our hot chocolate and ate cake before wearily traipsing to our long awaited beds.

Waking up on our last day, we had a lot to do before starting our activities. We stripped our rooms and packed our bags before readying ourselves for the fun of pond dipping and den building. After lots of fun and teamworking, which led to some marvellous dens, it was time to come home and see our school mates and families.

We were tired but happy having had a fantastic time and would definitely go again!
We can’t wait for our Year 5 residential now!

By Pasha and Taylor

Safer Internet Day 2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018 was Safer Internet Day 2018. This is a very important date in a school were we learn about the internet and how to stay safe online. Throughout the school year we do lots of E-Safety lessons in our classes but this week was extra special as it focused on making the internet a kinder place starting with us. In the morning, Mr Lowe and Miss Lea held an assembly all about this years theme and how to make a kinder internet.WE played a game about how what we thought was appropriate behaviour when using technology. After the assembly, children returned to their classes to continue their learning about how to make the internet a safer place and how to behave nicely whilst using technology. Everyone in school as made a Safer Internet Day pledge which they will try follow to make the internet an even better place and we will be displaying throughout school.

Remember everyone, a safer, kinder internet starts with YOU!

St Cuthbert’s Christingle Services

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!

By Alex

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.