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

Our New Reading Corner and Library!

Over the past few weeks, we have been working on our new Library and reading corner!The children have been so excited and can’t wait to enjoy this fantastic place and fall further in love with reading in it’s warmth and brightness.However, there is still more decorations to come! Thank you to all of the people that have helped build and create the library this includes: Builders, Painters,Mrs Keighley, Mrs Bedell , Mrs Russell and Mrs Marsden. Not only that, we also have a brand new reading corner which has different level books for KS1. There is still a variety of books located around this area so you can go and get a book of your choice. Also, there is an area for teaching pupils and groups for booster sessions. We can’t wait for this exciting time to fall upon us!

By Emily and Brooke

KS2 Christingle services at St Cuthbert Church

This week, Key Stage 2 went to St Cubthert Church and to host a Christingle Service for family and friends. On Wednesday 14th, year 5 and 6 went to the Christingle Service accompanied by the Blakehill choir. This was very educational as it told the story of Jesus’ birth. They read many parts,during this they also sang many songs. One song they sang was, We Three Kings (this was only for the choir)three girls played a role in the song by singing solo’s. The brave girls sang amazing; Macey sang Myrrh, Emily -Mae sang Frankincense and Brooke sang Gold They sounded like angels. Everyone did very well and should be extremely proud of themselves.

Year 3 and 4 also went but on Thursday 15th. They were also accompanied by the beautiful choir. Their Christingle  Service was different from Year 5 and 6  as children from Year 3 played the parts of the people and animals that were involved in the story of Jesus’ birth. Year 4 read out the story while some young children carried the Christingle. Holly (in year 3) played Mary and was followed by Lucas who played Joseph. They all did a wonderful job of being the story to life through songs, poems, readings and acting. there were lots of  happy parents who had big smile on their faces.

Thank you to Mrs Marsden and Mrs Bedell for their hard work putting the Christingle Service together and all the other staff that helped out on both days.

We hope this footage puts a smile on your face. Merry Christmas everyone : ) .

By Emily- Mae and Brooke

KS2 Christingle services at St Cuthbert Church

This week, Key Stage 2 went to St Cubthert Church and to host a Christingle Service for family and friends. On Wednesday 14th, year 5 and 6 went to the Christingle Service accompanied by the Blakehill choir. This was very educational as it told the story of Jesus’ birth. They read many parts,during this they also sang many songs. One song they sang was, We Three Kings (this was only for the choir)three girls played a role in the song by singing solo’s. The brave girls sang amazing; Macey sang Myrrh, Emily -Mae sang Frankincense and Brooke sang Gold They sounded like angels. Everyone did very well and should be extremely proud of themselves.

Year 3 and 4 also went but on Thursday 15th. They were also accompanied by the beautiful choir. Their Christingle  Service was different from Year 5 and 6  as children from Year 3 played the parts of the people and animals that were involved in the story of Jesus’ birth. Year 4 read out the story while some young children carried the Christingle. Holly (in year 3) played Mary and was followed by Lucas who played Joseph. They all did a wonderful job of being the story to life through songs, poems, readings and acting. there were lots of  happy parents who had big smile on their faces.

Thank you to Mrs Marsden and Mrs Bedell for their hard work putting the Christingle Service together and all the other staff that helped out on both days.

We hope this footage puts a smile on your face. Merry Christmas everyone : ) .

By Emily- Mae and Brooke

Blakehill Choir go to Bradford University

This week on Wednesday and Thursday the amazing Blakehill choir went to the Bradford University to sing a number of traditional Christmas carols. We had four fantastic soloist Brooke, Emily Mae, Macey and Kaitlin.  They sang like angels from the sky. The song they sang was We Three Kings. It took alot of practise for them and it was all worth it.

We went to the University because we wanted to sing for the hard working people who had graduated. The spectacular choir got such an amazing reaction one kind man, who graduated, came up to the Blakehill choir to thank them for their wonderful singing. Kaylen, in year 4, took a picture with this gentleman wearing his graduation cap to thank the man for the wonderful comments. Between the events the choir were given snacks by Pria’s mum. We had a fantastic time and will hopefully be back next year.

We hope you enjoy this footage.

By Brooke and Emily Mae

St Cuthbert’s Walking Nativity

Tomorrow at 5:00pm the school choir will be going down to St Cuthbert’s to take part in their walking nativity. Many schools will also be attending this great walk. If you want to come you need to be accompanied by an adult but don’t worry parents it will be a lot of fun for all! For all that would like to attend we are meeting at St Cuthbert’s church on Wrose Road.

We will be singing a various traditional Christmas carols. After this, we will be waling between and meeting the main characters of the traditional story, which includes the sheep. We will also be taking part in a similar journey to that of the one in the story and along the way we will be stopping for some nice beverages .

We hope to see you there to join this wonderful activity.

By Brooke and Emily Mae 🙂

Prom 2016 For The Year Sixes

On Tuesday Year 6 had their prom which will be there last at Blakehill! Every Teacher was there even MISS WILKINSON!!! Everyone looked beautiful in their suits and dress’s (even the teachers got dressed up!)

When we arrived we walked up a ‘red carpet’ while Mrs Russell took our amazing photos! After that we went into the main hall (which had been decorated in the style of a VIP lounge and we were treated like stars!) and played some games and danced with all our friends and teachers! Before long it was time to announce the Kings and Queens of prom! These people were chosen by the people in their class for being the kindest, friendliest and most down to earth people in the class that everyone got along with. And the winners were…….
In 6R…
Darcy and Adam
and In 6W…
Iqra and Joseph

Well done guys!
We even had a buffet which went down a treat! Everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves.

By Joseph, Elyse and Macie

Mrs Marsden reporting on Blakehill at Young Voices

After many a Friday lunchtime YV practice sessions, the time had finally arrived for forty children across KS2, plus enthusiastic members of staff, to head off down the M1 to Sheffield. Armed with plastic carrier bags filled to the brim with teatime goodies and enough water to sink a battleship, not forgetting our trusty school banner, we headed off to join a 5000 strong school choir at Sheffield Arena on a cold, damp winters day. A last minute sing-a-long to our well used YV CD seemed a good idea at the time but I’m not too sure the Dewhirst bus driver shared our thoughts as he hastily switched it off as we entered the Arena car park!
We arrived by 1pm and like intrepid explorers Mrs Bedell and myself led from the front to find our seats with forty excited children and staff following behind. Inside, the arena was overwhelming compared to the safety of our practice session classroom. However nothing fazes our children who were soon busily chatting to the surrounding children from other Yorkshire schools. A rather long 2 hour rehearsal passed, followed by teatime with numerous visits to the toilet. Perhaps it was the nerves? Perhaps it was the drinks? Who knows, but as 7pm arrived toilet stops were stopped.
Parents started to swarm like ants into the auditorium below, searching for their seats and their children. Our school banner hung triumphantly from a nearby railing hoping to give parents a clue to where we were. Then the moment we had waited for was only minutes away. The lights dimmed. The suspense built. Suddenly YV 2016 burst into action! A sea of white T-shirts jumped out of their seats in unison to loudly sing ‘Transport of Delight’ Our previously sombre looking children, who had sat through the rehearsal looking a little fed up suddenly transformed into happy, smiling children buzzing with energy and pride. We sang our hearts out and danced our legs tired from 7 till 9 to our very own favourites ‘Pop Medley’ and ‘Lightning Tree’ plus lots, lots more. We challenged parents to ‘Funk It Up’ and’ Mexican Waved’ to our hearts content. We simply had a blast!
All too soon it was over for another year. Tired and exhausted we made our weary way back to the coach for one last head count before setting off back up the M1 for home! A long day, a late night, but Blakehill YV 2016 you did us proud! You were fantastic and represented our school magnificently!

Thank you for all your hard work and we hope to see some of you next year.

Mrs Marsden & Mrs Bedell
Young Voices Co-ordinators

 

Blakehill Choir visit Bradford University

On Thursday and Wednesday this week our school choir went to sing at Bradford university for people who were graduating. We got lots of good feedback and the teacher and lecturers from the university thought they were amazing, especially the people who did solos. Every body was amazing and everybody who watched was clapping  and dancing along.The choir sang songs such as; we three kings, away in a manger, go tell it on the mountain, it was on a starry night, little drummer boy and silent night also a few more.

If you would like to hear out Choir and other children from our school singing we will be doing a Cristingle service at St Cuthbert’s church in the next couple of weeks.

Have a look at our choir in action below.

By Emily Mae