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

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!

Year 3 Industrial Museum Trip

This Thursday, Year 3 went on a trip to the Industrial Museum. When they got off the coach, they entered the museum and met up with a woman called Piper who led 3R upstairs to learn how to turn wool into clothes while 3Ro looked around outside and drew something that caught their eye such as buildings that were made in the 1800’s.  The activities that 3R completed were pretend sheep shaving, spinning wool, weaving wool, combing wool, sorting wool and carding wool (you could say they were in a woolly situation!) Once they finished their activities 3RO met up with 3R to go and have lunch. Then,3R looked outside and did the activities that 3RO had done before and then Mrs Robert’s class did the wool activities.

Altogether everyone had a great day and had learnt a lot of new information about the 1800’s and industrial Bradford.

By Libby G and Mollie

Year 6 trip to Tropical world and Roundhay park

On Wednesday 21st of November, Year 6 went on a wonderful trip to Tropical world and Roundhay park!

On this trip, they ventured into the woods and did activities such as: interviewing a tree and finding different leaves! This fascinating experience didn’t end there, they learnt a couple of things about rain forests and set off on their journey to Tropical World.

Tropical World was humid exactly like a rain forest and had loose butterfly’s flying rapidly around. Fish were gigantic and a big alligator was lurking on some tiny fish. Tropical World also had many different species of birds that were amazing!

This is what some children thought:                                                                                                              “This trip was very fun and also educational”said Alfie.                                                                    “Super fun!”said the whole class.

It was an amazing trip!

By Isabelle and Aminah

Ingleborough Hall – Monday

Today we set off the long anticipated residential to Ingleborough Hall. Upon arrival we took our luggage into the outdoor classroom and made our way to collect our walking boots from the cellar. We then ate our lunch as we couldn’t hold our hunger anymore!
We then set off on a mile walk to the Ingleborough Show Cave. In the cave we learnt about the rock formations, we saw the reflective city in the rain water and learnt about stalactite and stalagmite.
When we arrived back, we ate our tea which was jumbo fish fingers, pizza and chips followed by brownies and chocolate sauce.
We then had a fire alarm test and ended the day with stories with Sita by the campfire. Just before bed, Mr Rhodes read chapter 3 whilst we drank hot  chocolate.

Take at look at some of the photographs from yesterday.

 

 

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

Year 4 at Nell Bank

After a long trip to school , year 4 heaved their heavy case under the canopy it was a bright sunny day and they were ready to go. Excited but nervous , they went to the bus  as they got sorted,  children waved to their parents .Feeling a bit scared , the bus set off and they were on their way to Nell Bank! Children played games and looked at the pretty view through the windows.Soon after, bus stopped at Nell Bank .                                                                                                                                                                                                                               After they got their case  they walked up a little road, it was a beautiful site to see. Finally, they met Ally their instructor, a kind women. They were all given wellies and  their first activity was a wood walk. Everyone started to walk  through the forest, it was full off wild life and the tall trees shaded the hot sun. We were covered in mud! After a long walk , we were at  a park in Ilkley it was great fun with a tower to climb. On the way back , everyone was tired and hungry.                                                                                                                                                 Next up was the mini-beast hunt, we had to look under logs for small creatures . Joe caught a huge green toad and a little baby red one. After a lot off catching things like snails, worms, millipedes,centipedes ,spiders and lots more .We put them into boxes and compared to how many legs they had by counted them. After that we went to do pond dipping.                                                                                                                                                                              Ally took us to the adventure play ground were we had chance to go on the slides, poles and climbing walls, we all had a great time  but it went too quickly but we were all ready for a delicious tea at the stage and it didn’t disappoint! Once we had eaten we did some art drawing of the pond, played some games and then it was time for bed, by this point we were all ready to go. As soon as our heads hit the pillows we were asleep…well, most of us.

In the morning, after breakfast, we were taken on a habitat trail were we had to find facts about the different animals that lived near Nell Bank then we tried our hand at den building, we made some fantastic ones!

Before it was time to get on the coach we did some orienteering and team building games, it was tonnes of fun. We said our goodbyes to Ally and the team then it was back on the bus to Blakehill.

We all had a great time and would definitely go again!

By Emily – Mae

Year 4 Nell Bank on PhotoPeach
 

Roots and Fruits

Kelsey, Miley, Molly, Finley, Harley and Charlene from Year 3 have been lucky enough to take part in a project called Roots and Fruits this Autumn. They have gone every Tuesday for the past term to learn how to do new things and all about plant life. Here are few things parents have said when they have spoke to Mrs Corbridge about it:

“A real privledge for my child to have this opportunity.”

“We only wish the lessons could carry on for longer.”

“When he came home, he had loads to talk about with his brothers.”

The children have said that they really enjoyed doing this every week and as you can see, they finished off by making Christmas wreaths for their classroom doors.

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Roots and Fruits

Kelsey, Miley, Molly, Finley, Harley and Charlene from Year 3 have been lucky enough to take part in a project called Roots and Fruits this Autumn. They have gone every Tuesday for the past term to learn how to do new things and all about plant life. Here are few things parents have said when they have spoke to Mrs Corbridge about it:

“A real privledge for my child to have this opportunity.”

“We only wish the lessons could carry on for longer.”

“When he came home, he had loads to talk about with his brothers.”

The children have said that they really enjoyed doing this every week and as you can see, they finished off by making Christmas wreaths for their classroom doors.

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