4H Class Assembly

Today, 4H came down to the hall to show Blakehill how much fun they had at their trip to Nell Bank.

Firstly, they set the scene by playing the Countryfile music and welcomed the other classes. Everyone knew that this was going to be a fun assembly indeed.

They talked about all of the exciting things they did. One of the things they did was pond dipping. When they were pond dipping, they found many fascinating creatures such as newts, snails and other bugs and amphibians.

Next up, the presenters introduced the the mini-beast hunting. When they went mini-beast hunting, they had to look for any sort of bug or creature (including toads!) Everyone was keeping their eyes on lookout for anything that could catch their eye. They all agreed that it was a fun session and they couldn’t wait for what else they were doing on this fun residential.

Next, they had lunch and made their way to the jam-packed adventure playground. They told the other children about the parts of the playground whilst showing the different parts on the projector. At the adventure playground, you could do almost anything! You could run, jump, climb, crawl, absolutely anything!

After they had used up all of their energy, they went to their dorms and got themselves ready for their dinner.

According to a recap one of the children wrote, you could have sausage and mash or chicken. Everyone was very jealous of this.

We all liked how they presented their work and their activities like a TV show and we were all very impressed my their hard work and effort.

By Libby G

4P Class Assembly

On Friday the 3rd of May, class 4P presented a fabulous Assembly to their Parents/ Guardians and most of the pupils at the school.

The concept of the whole assembly revolved around the television show Country File and their 3 day (2 night) residential trip to Nell Bank outdoor education centre.

During the assembly, the class listed some of the multiple activities they enjoyed such as:

Pond dipping,

The long walk,

Mini beast hunt,

Orienteering.

And a lot more!

Class 4P performed a brilliant Assembly and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. They have made the Year 3s very excited for next year!

By Mollie and Isabelle.

Year 4’s trip to Nell Bank

This week, Year 4 have been on a residential , for 3 days , to the fabulous Nell Bank and the went from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. Luckily, they got to come to school in non-uniform but they had to drag around either a bag or a suit case. They set off at around 11:00 am, they climbed on a double decker bus for their journey that would last for about an hour. To save them from dying from boredom, they could play different games like: I spy, Thumb war, 21 and many more.

When they arrived, they split into groups of boys and girls and they got of one team at a time and while they waited they learnt a song. The suit case were loaded onto the ground and they were told take their own suit cases inside. They were told the groups that they would in and then shown to their rooms where they would be spending time in for two nights. Once they were settled in and chosen their beds they were told what they would be doing and how to do it.

At the end their teacher said “they really enjoyed it and everyone put 100% effort into everything”. Also before they left Nell Bank they had to sit down and awards were given out to people who did well and tried their very hardest. The children had a fantastic time and their teachers were very proud of them! What a great trip!

By Daniel.

Day 2 at Nell Bank

This morning, Year 4 woke up bright and early to prepare for their busy day. They were greeted by a choice cereal or toast with either jam, butter or chocolate spread. Yum! The walk was the focus of the day and was truly memorable. Totalling 6 miles, we ventured along the river, observing the meanders, through the town, noting Roman ruins, up to White wells for lunch and ended at the top of the Cow and Calf with the fantastic views of Ilkley. While at the top, we learnt about the story behind it, tried to move the calf rock and shout over to Nell Bank in the distance. Both the children and adults had a great time.

We returned after 5 hours with plenty of tired bodies and relaxed with a quick drink. This evening, the children took part in a music quiz after another tasty tea.

Tomorrow it’s time for den building, orienteering and prizes all before heading back to school. We cannot wait. Goodnight!

Year 4’s first day at Nell Bank

Both Year 4 classes arrived at school full of excitement as they knew it was finally the day to visit Nell Bank. They left school eagerly at 11am and on arrival they ate their lunch and settled in. The first two activities were about discovering the living creatures in the local area. Group 1 went pond dipping while Group 2 went on a mini-beast hunt. The children really enjoyed both activities and found a range of different creatures. After that, it was time for a break where the children had a practice fire drill and learnt about what the rest of the trip entailed.

Following this, it was time to let off a bit of steam in both the adventure play and water area which the children really enjoyed. Once they were worn out, it was time for tea and we were treated to tasty sausages or jacket potatoes. After tea, it was back out to play in a bit of free choice time before getting ready for bed and relaxing in the canteen. Here the children had a tasty hot chocolate and biscuit whilst completing an exciting quiz. The children are now all tucked into bed in preparation for the long walk tomorrow. Goodnight!

4J class assembly

This afternoon, Year Four had their class assembly about their residential to Nell Bank. To start off, they sang a song (that they had learnt whilst on their trip) to show off all of the exciting activities they had done. Two people in bright-orange jackets led the song and put actions with it and the rest of 4J followed.

They began to tell the audience about what they had done on their first day: mini beast hunting! They showed everybody what they found on their hunt, which was a centipede, an earthworm (did you know they breathe out of their skin?) and a woodlouse. As a treat, they got to go to the adventure playground for a little while as well as the water playground, where they got to play and have fun.

After a long, much-needed sleep, it was time for the next adventurous day, where they told the school all about the 7.5 mile walk they went on, from Nell Bank to Cow and Calf and then back again! Whilst at the Cow and Calf, the children were told a story about a giant, who lived near a huge, old cliff, with big boulders that were scattered around, and they really enjoyed it.

Tired out from their walk, we were told all about their experience of going to the adventure playground, which wore them out completely! On the last day, Year 4 went pond dipping and showed us some pictures of what they had found such as, a newt, baby snails and lots of other animals. Next, was the fantastic den building, and got to tell their groups all about their houses that they had built – someone even made a chandelier!

Sad, but glad to get back, the children finally went home, back to their parents, who they were very glad to see as some of the kids had never gone away without their mum and dad before. The children loved their trip and would have loved to stay longer. They performed a fantastic assembly to Blakehill!

By Emily Mae, Taylor and Mckensey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Year 3’s Nell Bank trip

On Tuesday the 14th of November, Year 3 left Blakehill for a day and went to Nell Bank. However, they didn’t go alone, they went with Westbourne Primary, who are from the other side of Bradford. Both Year 3 year groups are taking part in the School Linking Project. They excitedly clambered on a large, blue double decker bus. 40 minutes later, they had arrived. After a quick chat and introduction they found a partner and played many fun circle games. Instead of simply telling their partners what they like, the two school played cross the circle game to make it more fun.

They split into groups and did 3 activates including: A walk in the woods were they made stick and leaf towers, adventure and wet play and finally a scavenger hunt where they had to find a skeleton leaf, acorns and man made item. After a fun and tiring day, they had to say goodbye to Westbourne and head home. It looks like they’ve all had a brilliant time at Nell Bank and I bet they can’t wait to see their new friends again.

By Alex

4Lo Assembly

This afternoon pupils and parents were treated to a very special episode of Countryfile from our very own Blakehill Primary School! Only kidding, it wasn’t the real show it was 4Lo putting on their own version (which we preferred) all about their residential trip to Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre in Ilkley! It was a fantastic assembly that told parents all about the great time the children had at Nell Bank and about some of the fun and exciting activities that they got up to. They spoke about doing pond dipping, a mini-beast hunt and  a long walk to, up and over Ilkley Moor. As well as all this the, children included a special episode of homes under the hammer in the assembly which they linked to their den building activity. They had to build a house out of sticks and branches of trees and then sell them to their class mates. However, I don’t think I’d have bought one for the prices they were asking and I don’t think the host was going to make an offer either. It was ended with a slideshow of pictures from the residential of the children while they were there and it looked like they had a super time. Well done on your assembly 4Lo, you did a fantastic job. check out the video below and leave them a comment to let them know how well they did!

 

By Brooke and Emily