Year 3 School Linking

As part of the School Linking Project, Year 3 went to visit Year 3 at Westbourne primary school. The first thing they did was to get on the bus and set off on the short journey to Manningham in Bradford. When they got to Westbourne Primary School, they meet with their partners that they meet with at Nell Bank a few months ago .They then split into 3 groups for the day.

Their first activity was to match jigsaw shapes collage with their partners,they were solving a puzzle which was teaching them to work together and to get a long with each other. As soon as they finished the fist activity,they moved on to the 2nd activity which was outdoors. The outdoor activity was to tie their partners legs and to make them knock over the cones whilst being blindfolded and guiding them.

Their 3 activity was a parachute game were they had to work together to not drop the ball and just keep it on. Then, after a while, they were allowed to knock the ball off the parachute. Before leaving, they played one last game, the shark game! Everyone had a fantastic day and now our Year 3 classes can’t wait for Westbourne to visit them next half term.
 

Taylor

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

The Queen’s birthday

Tomorrow is Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and to celebrate it we have all come to school today dressed in red,white and blue. Someone even came dressed as the Queen! In our lessons we have all been learning about the Queen too.

Did you know…

That has Queen has two birthdays, her actual  birthday is on 21st of April and her second is on the second Saturday in June. Since September 2015, her Majesty is the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch (king or Queen). The Queen entered the record books as Britain’s longest  reigning  monarch after surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

By 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

6R’s Class Assembly

Today, 6R performed their class assembly about Vikings, where we learnt about what they had got up to over the last couple of weeks. After a little bit of speaking, they sang a song called He-Ho with some actions that Mrs Russell had been teaching them. It was very interesting and the audience loved it!

Next up a group of people, Amelia, Spencer and Kyle, spoke and we all learnt something new about the Vikings. Did you know they didn’t have horns on helmets? Who’d have thought it! They sang yet another song and 2 people came in with a Viking long boat!
Some of the vikings raided England and not many people got along, this caused many wars and there was three main battle. 6R showed this war by having  people fighting. The kings were often fighting and King George the Viking leader won. He did this by surrounding them and starving them until the other king gave in and they split the land.

Songs were sang at the end of the assembly and everyone clapped. It sure was an assembly to remember it was brilliant!

By Pasha and Emily Mae.

6R Assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Bradford City Penalty Shootout

On Wednesday 21st of February, Blakehill  took part in the Bradford City Penalty Shootout. Did you know, Bradford City’s mascot Billy Bantam was in the net ATTEMPTING to save all our powerful shots, which turned out to be goals! People who brought their sponsor sheet in with sponsors on, got 4 penalties people who did not bring their sheet got 1 so that everyone got chance to take part. Now that we’ve taken part remember to bring you’re sponsor money in! Go revisit the people who sponsored you the collect you’re hard earnings. Remember if you raised over £3 you get a medal, £10 a bag and medal and over £20 you get a ball and a medal. The person with the most sponsor money takes home a signed first team ball! So get collecting and you will get you’re prize soon.

By Alex

Year 3 trip to Bradford Cathedral

Over the last couple of weeks,Year 3 went to the  Bradford Cathedral as part  of RE.They got to see what was inside the Cathedral and learnt about the Christians religion. They looked at the Christians symbols and dressed up as choir  boys and girls. Inside the church they saw the altar, stain glass windows, angels, shields, the famous bishops chair and the magnificent organ.As well as all this, they had the opportunity to draw four different items shields, angels, stain glass windows and one other significant object they liked. After that, they then had the opportunity to observe the Cathedral from the outside and had load of fun. They learnt lots of facts and wrote a recount.

By Pasha and Taylor

Macmillian Coffee Morning

With a gob smacking £1152.86, we have raised much more than last year! A huge difference of 300 pounds, thank you for continued supporting year on year for this fantastic charity. It is important to raise money for cancer as this is such an special topic which affects many children around the world who suffer endlessly with this illness.

Emily Mae

Bradford City Drug Awareness workshop

Yesterday, Year 4 went on a trip to the One in a Million free school at Bradford City Football Ground, they were lucky enough to go into the stands to look at the pitch and saw some of the groundsmen working on the pitch. 4Lo even managed to see one of the clubs new owners! After that wonderful treat, they got on to the important part, they went into the school to take part in a workshop and learn about drugs awareness, this is important for your future life as you need to know what drugs are and what they can do to your body. First after getting to the classroom, they made a circle and past round a jar containing tar that can build up in your lungs if you smoked and spoke about they already know about drugs. The tar was horrible! Then they found out not all drugs are bad. Did you know that? They got put in groups such as Legal which was the colour brown, Overdose which was the colour yellow and Prescription which was the colour black. In the teams they did more work with a group leader looking at different types of drugs discussing the effects that they can have on the body as well as making up a story about someone finding drugs and what to do with them.
Finally it was over, and the people who had stood out as the best team players and hardest works won prizes! Year 4 learn a lot about drugs and came away with lots of information, thank you to the Positive Life Centre for inviting us along.

By Emily Mae and Alex