This Wednesday, it was the cross country finals for Bradford in Keighley, the people that went had all qualified in the previous round. Altogether, there were 16 people that qualified through into this race which is a great achievement. The runners got a coach there and a coach back as well.
When they arrived, they were faced with a 1600m track to run which was a long way to race but they did really well. Before running, they also had to put on numbers that were pinned to their t-shirts. In the race, they had to run over a large hill which was really slippy to get up but they all managed to make it without getting too dirty. The girl’s team did particularly well and finished third overall.
These runners all had a really fantastic time challenging themselves and cannot wait for the next opportunity to run and compete!
By Taylor and Daniel
This Wednesday, Year 4 had a special treat! In the hall, they had a coach who came in to teach them all about Tri- golf. Firstly, they had a safety talk about what to do and what not to do. After that, they got a putter and took turns, with their partners, trying to get the ball to hit the red cone so they could earn 10 points.
Next, Year 4 got into larger teams of 4 and had to make sure the ball did not hit the cones,or the wall, using a putter. Then, they got an iron (not the one you use for your clothes) and swung it from waist to waist, to practice how to swing a golf club. Year 4 then applied that to a new game they were playing, where they would hit the ball using the putter.
Year 4 enjoyed their time and would love to do it again!
By Libby G and Mia
During this week the whole school has participated in a very fun activity to be safer when riding are bikes.
The year that started first was the very enthusiastic year – the receptions but they didn’t ride peddle bikes they went on push bikes. The fun thing about it was that near to the end of everyone’s lesson we got to play a game. The rule of the game was to be the last person in the circle and if you go out or your foot touches the ground then you are out of the game. The next year was Year 1 ,their day was on Tuesday, and they did the same thing but they still had the push bikes. After them was Year 2 and they got to use the peddle bikes because they are much older but they weren’t very big. They were taught how to signal if they were on the road and to turn left they stuck their left hand out same if they were going right they put their right hand out. The next day it was Year 3’s turn to learn how to be safer on the road. In the game they played the circle became smaller and smaller until someone won.
The next people were Year 4 and they did the same thing but when we went past the man we had to put the right hand out and give him a high five. When people entered this pink box they had to put the right hand out for 5 seconds.
This week, as part of National Health Week, every year has attending a boot camp.The point of the camp was to get the children moving, have fun and get more exercise. Lot sof children were inspired to do even more exercise. Steve had th children doing all kinds of exercises including : jumping, bear crawl races, lunges, squats, sit ups, press ups, planks and high knee running.
We all had a great time and were very tired by the end of it.
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
On Wednesday 7th February, children from 3R and 3H took part in a cricket competition. When they arrived, they got straight into it by doing 3 group games against Thackley, Parkland and St Claire’s. The hosts, Sports UK, didn’t tell them the score but what they did tell them was that if they beat St Claire’s that they would be in the final.
Eventually, it was announced that Blakehill won and they were into the final against Wellington! We batted first but it was tough with Wellington hitting the stumps at ease. At the end of an incredible match the score’s were counted in but the news was not good because Wellington beat us by just 1 run! However, it was still a great event that all the children enjoyed and it was great to see them finish second as runners up with the silver medals!
Well done Year 3!
This morning, 5 people from Year 3 and Year 4 completed different health challenges with children from other schools. They learnt that the word dress can help you remember the things you should do to know you have a healthy lifestyle: D stands for diet, R stands relaxation,E stands for exercise,S stands for sleep and the second S stands for social life. After warming up, the children from our school had to compete against different schools including, Poplars farm, Thackley, Swain House, Thorpe Primary and Wellington as well as getting to know each other. Because they did so well, all of the children got to receive a certificate each! Well done to Pasha, Taylor, Zach, Freya, Lucas and Zach for taking part.
Bradford City Penalty Shootout is back! Blakehill’s most exciting annual event, is back again for another year! They never stop coming! Due to our successful track record, they have returned to do it all again. We are raising money for Blakehill and Bradford City’s Community efforts and so in order to participate you will need to collect sponsors from your family and friends. Remember – only people you know! Your charitable efforts will be rewarded by:
- Medals if you raise £3
- A bag and a medal if you raise £10
- A football and a medal if you raise £20
- Also a signed football and a medal if you raise the most money
You’re Teachers will notify you when you need to bring you’re sponsor sheet. Don’t worry if you forget your sponsor form, you will still be able to have a go against Bradford City’s mascot Billy Bantam.
By Alex, Taylor and Daniel
Tomorrow, 50 pupils of Blakehill are going to a dance competition to perform a dance routine. Our theme is coal mining linked to Year 5’s Local History Study. We’ve been practising on a Monday after school and we have even been putting in extra practice sessions so that we are ready for the show tomorrow. The dance competition takes place tomorrow (Saturday 27th January) place at Buttershaw School. Those children taking part will be arriving at 12:00 tomorrow. On a Saturday! The whole show starts at 2 o’clock and then we dance and find the results. We’re sure all the parents and family members that have tickets will love the show!
Good luck to all pupils taking part, we hop you do well and have an amazing time! Good luck Blakehill!
This half term, Mrs Wardell has started to hold a Year 1 Yoga Club on a Wednesday afternoon from 3:15 until 4:00. She has 12 children who follow a yoga programme named Cosmic Kids. They listen to a story and learn how to control their body and breathing in order to follow different patterns of movement!
See how relaxed they look!