Year 5 Author’s Visit

This morning, after break, Year 5 and a few year 6’s got the exciting experience to meet an author named Margaret Mulligan. She came to introduce the children to her book, which was called Katy Parker and The House That Cried, aimed at 9-12 year olds. It was full of suspense, telling us all about the story of Katy and her brother, who were turned back in time to World War II to find out the mystery of the crying baby…

She read us around two to three pages of different parts of the story and then asked us questions about what we thought and what would happen next. Not only this, but she told us all about the story of her writing it and that her story was turned back for months by publishers who wouldn’t accept it. Until finally, the people who published Harry Potter decided they would take it in and it became a famous book all over the country, winning awards and titles that Margaret never expected to get. Now, she is on the journey of publishing her next book and is again being turned down but the advice she gave us was:  “never give up, just keep on trying and you will eventually get the prize”.

The children found the book very exciting and everybody who bought a copy immediately started reading! Did you get a copy? Did you meet the author?

By Mckensey

5R Assembly

Wowing the viewers, another fantastic year five assembly  has come back to fascinate us on there first experience in year five they have already got through lots off impressive work and its almost time for a break. However, the teachers have very different ideas; apparently  there residential was there break Ingleborough Hall. Even more impressive, between all of that they manage to squish in poetry week. Some odd poems where included and one was written half backward! One was practically nonsense about pigs robbing banks and parrots lazying around and Hong dong bong.  Last but not least one about a bat they where all great.

Ingleborough Hall was full of adventure they did lots of challenging events and they even did a dance plus they did a very tiring nine mile walk. This is all from year five however lets take a moment too appreciate how much they did.

Emily Mae

Ingleborough Hall Thursday

Today has been another jam packed day at Ingleborough Hall. It was full of fun activities which all the groups have now had a good at.
Group 1 : Long Walk
Group 2 : Long Walk
Group 3 : Caving and Village Study
Group 4 : Village Study and Caving
Group 5 : Gorge Scrambling and Tree Climbing
Group 6 : Tree Climbing and Gorge Scrambling
This even the children are all trying their hand at Country Dancing.
Take a look at the pictures today and leave some comments.

Ingleborough Hall Wednesday

Another brilliant day at Ingleborough Hall with lots and lots going on.
Group 1 : Gorge Scramble and Tree Climbing
Group 2 : Tree Climbing and Gorge Scramble
Group 3 : Long walk
Group 4 : Long walk
Group 5 : Caving and Village study
Group 6 : Village study and caving

Check out the pictures below.

Ingleborough Hall Tuesday

Wow! What a fantastic day at Ingleborough. The children have benn up to all sorts!
Group 1 started the day caving and then in the afternoon went on the village study.
Group 2 were on the village study in the morning and then caving in the afternoon.
Group 3, after breakfast, were gorge scrambling and then tree climbing.
Group 4 did the opposite, they started with tree climbing and spent the afternoon scrambling up a gorge.
Groups 5 and 6 were both of the long walk.
All the children have had a fantastic day and are now involved in their evening activities of Nightline, Batz, Tunnels/Telescope or DVD. Afterward it will be hot chocolates before bed so they have the energy to do it all again tomorrow.

Take a look at some of the pictures from today and leave some comments below.

Ingleborough Hall Monday

Today Year 5 arrived at Ingleborough Hall and after getting their kits issued it was straight into action as we were off the the Ingleborough Show Cave. In the caves we learnt all about the rock formations. After a quick march back to Ingleborough Hall, we had a fire alarm test before it was time for tea. Once tea was finished the children had a chance to explore the grounds and play outside before campfire stories with Dominic. Check out the pictures below and leave us a comment.

Year 6 Leavers Production

WOW, What a fantastic evening we had at school last night! If you hadn’t guessed, last night was the Year 6 leavers production for parents and they sure did put a show. For weeks the children have been working hard, practicing their roles for the big event and it really paid off. They put on a fantastic show and all the grown ups fully enjoyed themselves! The children really did themselves proud and even had Mrs Keighley in tears at the end. She spoke about how the children have made all the staff and parents proud throughout all their time at Blakehill and we couldn’t agree more. We wish them all the best as the move to their secondary schools and hope that they continue to work hard and do us proud. Don’t forget to come back and visit us anytime!

Here are a few picture from the night and a little sing along song from the show.

2017 Leavers Prom

Last night was the Year 6 leavers prom and it was a wonderful night for everyone that attended. The children made a real effort to get dressed up to come and have a good time with their friends before moving on to their secondary schools. Thank you to all the staff that made the evening possible. Please take a look at some of the pictures below.

Robinwood!

Last week, 41 Year 6 pupils got on a bus and travelled to Robin Wood activity centre for their jam-packed  3 day residential. It took them about 1 hour on the coach to get there. But when they arrived they couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

First, they had to walk 20 minutes just to get to the centre! Once they arrived they were shown to their dorms and had 20 minutes to unpack their things and get their kit bags ready for when they had a shower or after they got out of the piranha pool. After that, they were sorted into their groups including: Whirlpool,Ocean,Wave and Iceberg.Then were given all the activities that they would be doing over the next 3 days,which were:Giant swing(basically a bigger version of a swing that went much higher!), the Zipline, Piranha pool, Nightline, Knights Quest, Raft Building, Canoeing, Dungeon Of Doom, Caving, Crate Challenge, Trapeze and Rock Climbing!  Our favourite activities were: Giant Swing and Zipline!

The food was delicious and the dorms were very comfy to get to sleep in. We had our food in a beautiful dining room. Then for our sandwiches we went into the sports hall and got to choose what filling we wanted and chose a packet of crisps along with a blue ribbon biscuit.

Not to mention ,on the last night it was Megan’s birthday so, we got a piece of her tasty cake along with hot chocolate and a tune into Robin Wood Radio and listened to each group’s star of the day and why they chose them!

We all had an amazing time and made a lot of memories before we left!

By Emily and Adam

Countdown to SATs for Year 6!

It’s almost SATs week for Year 6 but don’t worry! They have all been given a booklet containing: SPaG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar), an arithmetic paper and reasoning questions to help them prepare, try and have a go at everything in the pack to help your brain ticking over before the big event. And if you would like further help to revise at home don’t worry because help is here! Below you can find links to some familiar websites that can also help you:

https://www.rmeasimaths.com/

https://www.spag.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

Don’t forget to try and relax and rest up, we want you all refreshed and ready to go. Enjoy your half term!

By Adam