During this week, Year 5 have been hot on their feet getting ready for the best trip ever!
The first actual class, 5L, went to the big swing ,which is a big adventure play ground, and instead of going in ancient boring uniform we got to go in our own better clothes. The day that we went on was Tuesday 10th July. Eventually, the bus (that was the most comfiest bus ever) arrived and it included two tables that fit four people. Every one was all strapped in and comfy for the 15 minute drive to the best park on this earth!
Finally, we arrived at the gates of the big swing and every one was bursting to get off the bus and play all day but we had to go through some safety rules which are: the big slide is out of bounds, hold on to the zip wire and the swing with both hands, jump landing on your feet and bend your knees. The place included a jumping tower with 6 places to jump from, a zip wire, a swing, 2 tree houses, another swing, an unavailable slide and a football pitch. The two main activities that we did was campfire building and cooking some marshmallows and den building. We got to use hammers and nails as well as ropes in order to make our dens water proof ready for our teachers to pour water on us! At the end of the day we were all tired out and exhausted so once we were on the bus, it was very quiet! We had a great day and slept well when we got home.
On Saturday, Blakehill will have their Summer Fayre and we want as many people as possible to come. As a school we have been working together to donate old toys and other goods.We have also tried to sell tickets to family friends and others: these tickets are for the raffle where you can win big prizes! The Summer Fayre will have plenty to do such as:
- food in the hall and sweets
- a good as new book stall
- rock painting
- make your own bird box
- tombola with bottles and jars
- welly wanging
- tin can alley
- penalty shoot out
- teddy stall
- Summer draw raffle
- name the bear
- staff hamper
- inflatable slides
We hope you can come to our Summer Fayre tomorrow at 1-3 on the school field
By Emily Mae
On Thursday Reception visited Thornton Hall Farm. Feeling very excited, they got on the bus and set off to meet the farm animals. As soon as they had put their stuff away, they started petting the animals – they got meet llamas, alpacas, donkey, cows, sheep and pigs. The even saw a bull! Reception really enjoyed feeding the lambs! They also explored the farm on a tractor safari! What fun! Before they headed home, they tore around the adventure playground and finished the day they had ice cream.
By Emily Mae
This week, Year 1 took a visit to Skipton Castle as part of their topic on Knights and Castles. Once they had got there, they took a guided tour of the castle, looking in all of the different rooms and learning about castle life hundreds of years ago. As they entered the castle, they looked up and saw all of the remnants of different types of stone and tar that had been thrown at the enemy all those years ago. The children really enjoyed learning about the knights in the castle and all the different ways of protecting the castle back then. They also loved the fact that from the toilet it led straight down into the mud hole below!
In the afternoon, the children did some more exploring of the castle after their delicious lunch and sat and drew some fantastic pictures of the castle, that was in front of them. They drew different things around the castle and loved to put their own twist on them. They went through all the different rooms and learnt what they were used for in the olden days, and also found that the crumbling, stone walls were really interesting as you could imagine them being freshly built and lined with soldiers.
The children loved the trip and would definitely love to go again. Their favourite part was definitely the old flushing toilet!
By Mckensey and Emily Mae
On Thursday 22nd March, KS2 walked down the road to watch an exquisite play performed by people all through out Emmanuel. Slowly, we walked along the urban, cobblestone path leading to our destination. In the corridor, where we stood patiently to be let into their wide hall, we all looked around in excitement wondering what was to come. Eventually, when we entered the hall and took our seats, the play Sister Act began and straight away it began in place called Curtis’ bar. As the play continued, it turned into a terrific twist where the bar owner killed someone but his bar singer called Deloris saw the whole thing. Now the play began to get good because the idiotic, killer and bonkers bar tender was on the hunt for the amazing singer. But, the police officer had taken her to a church full of nuns to hide out from the killer until they captured him. She was astounded to see how the nuns spent their lives, which was different to her as she sang in clubs and was always partying.
She got put on the nuns choir as she heard singing by the boss nun and then she taught the nuns how to sing and dance. This lead to her pulling them together as a group and saving the nunnery.
We had a fantastic time, were really pleased to see some children we recognised who had come to our school and were wowed by all of the acting talent that we saw.
Today, Year 3 had their class assembly that was all about a book that they have been reading and learning about in class. This book is called Little Babaji and they had been looking at it as part of world book week. The story is about a boy from India whose mum is called Mamaji and dad is called Papaji. He lives with his dad and his mum. One day his mum sewed him a dark, fiery red coat, a light green tropical green umbrella, purple shoes and bright sky looking blue trousers which his mum sold at a shop called Bazar.
One day, he went to the forest wearing these clothes and saw a tiger approaching him. Suddenly, the tiger shouted out “I am the greatest of them all.” So that he could leave safely, Little Babayi gave him his coat then the tiger raced into the misty forest and continued walking but encountered 3 more tigers who robed him of the rest of his new clothes. After telling their story, they sang Little Light of Mine and did two dances which were very well thought out.
by Daniel, Taylor
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.
This afternoon, 4J performed a brilliant assembly for the rest of Blakehill, all about World War II. They had been reading a book in their English lessons called Friend or Foe, which is all about two boys who are evacuated to Devon and find two German soldiers, that have crashed from their plane! Using this book, the children have managed to produce multiple pieces of fantastic work such as a diary entry of David (a character in the book), a setting description of the streets that had been bombed and destroyed by the Germans and decision wheels, thinking about what would happen next in the chapter and story.
In topic, the class listened to Neville Chamberlain’s declaration of the war and then wrote from a person who was listening’s point of view. This week, they have learnt a song called “When you’re a kid in World War II” which was very catchy and had a fun rhythm, and sung it to us as they danced around!
This topic was really fun to learn all about and year 4 enjoyed reading the book and looking into the past of the war!
Our school think it is very important to make people aware of Remembrance Day. Do you know why we celebrate Remembrance Day? If not, read on and find out the true bravery of people who we think about.
Every year, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 11th hour we have one minute silence were nobody in the whole school can talk not even teachers. During the minute we think about all of the people who died for us. Some people were only 16 years old and were expected to fight for the army. Would you expect your child or friend or relatives to go fight and risk their life at only 16? Brave men and women go and fight for our country. They serve such an important job in and if I ever got to meet a soldier I would say thank you. What would you say would you say?
After World War 1, poppies grew on the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium so that is why we wear poppies to help us remember. The Royal British Legion sell poppies to help soldiers in the war. Buy a poppy and head to your closest church on Sunday when they will celebrate Remembrance Day to say thank you to all our past and present brave men and women soldiers.
Today, Year 2 did a fantastic assembly all about Bonfire Night and the Gunpowder Plot. Their aim was to make people remember not only the 5th of November but how everyone follows different religions and beliefs which it is important to understand. They explained that we should listen to everyone’s point of view and be kind to each other- if we do this we all live peacefully.
They exclaimed how people celebrate Bonfire night:
Bonfires with a model Guy Fawkes on top.
Guy Fawkes wanted England to be catholic again so he and a group of friends planned a plot of gunpowder in the Houses of Parliament to kill the King. Fortunately, he failed and got caught by the king’s guards. With his friends, he was sentenced to be hung and quartered.
Year 2 did a wonderful job and we definitely learnt the importance of listening to and accepting other people’s views.