Year One Paint Days

Year 1 have had Art days this week with a lady come in to do mindful art exploring the seasons. They listened to the story called ‘The Story Orchestra’ and responded to it using paints, pastels, graphite and observational drawing so that they could make their own seasons book. All the children had an amazing time and would love to do it again.


Blakehill Health Week Bootcamp

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.

Thanks Steve!

By Daniel

Year 1 yoga club

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!

Sports Day 2017!

On Tuesday 16th May, weather permitting, Reception, Years 1 and 2, will be holding their Sports Day at 1:45 PM.

Year 3 and 4 is on Wednesday 17th May, weather permitting.

Year 5 and 6 is on Thursday 18th May, weather permitting.

You can  come and watch your child by going through the gate on Doctor Hill.





For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 your child may come to school wearing their house colour and suitable sports clothing. However, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 your child should be sent to school in their normal uniform and bring their sports clothes to change into.

On the day, please make sure that any younger children/toddlers are kept off of the race track where Sports Day is taking place as we don’t want them to get hurt.

And please do not give your children snacks in the afternoon because we don’t want to distract them from the events.

If it is a warm day please send your child to school with a bottle of water and a sun hat and please make sure to put sun cream on your child if necessary.

By Adam and Alex

1W Assembly

Today 1W did their class assembly on a book called “Handa’s surprise.” The story was based in Kenya which was a place the class were looking at in their topic. In the assembly, they had many different animals and many different fruits. They retold the story with their own props that they had made. They finished off their wonderful assembly with a “Handa’s Surprise” song, which they all sang beautifully with loud and clear voices.

Well Done 1W for your hard work and a lovely assembly!


Lights Camel Action by KS1

This week KS1 had their amazing nativity called Lights Camel Action! It was based on a popular show called Strictly Come Dancing mixed with the Christmas Story. They had three judges: Donkey (Lucas), The Innkeepers wife ( Flo) and Caesar Augustus (Alex). There was also 3 narrators and host, who did an amazing job. It also included a lot of the  characters from the Christmas story such as:  the Three Wise Men and the Three Camels , the Angels, Mary and Joseph, the Innkeepers and finally the Shepherds and the sheep. They all had different styles of dancing and they were given a score by the fantastic judges after they completed their dance. They sang lots of songs and learnt lots of amazing dance moves  taught to them by the teachers .

We are happy to hear some fantastic comments about the show from their parents. There were lots of happy faces in the audience. They all did an amazing job and they worked very hard. Well done KS1!

By Emily and Brooke


Alice in Wonderland 1P

On Friday 8th June, 1P recreated the story of Alice in Wonderland for their class assembly. First of all, Alice (Flo) went through a talking door into a place called Wonderland. After, she met all the characters in the crazy world, the first character was The Rabbit that was always late going to places. Alice wondered what a rabbit could possibly be late for and while she was meeting the other  characters she asked where he had gone. In the end, she found out The Rabbit was going to her majesty, The Queen of Hearts. In the story In the story , as Alice journeyed through Wonderland, she came across a number of characters such as:The Mad Hatter,The Queens Guards,Cheshire Cat,Tweedledee and Tweedledum and The Flower Girls. At the end of the play, they put on a video with lots of pictures of the school year on.
Have a look at the assembly below and please leave some comments about what you think.

By Tom

1R Class Assembly

Today 1R did a wonderful assembly all about what they have been learning in class. They told us all about the story of Alice in Wonderland and the role that they acted out as part of their class project. We were then lucky enough to watch the movie that they created using the iPads. We were very impressed with their acting a computer editing skills.
Well done 1R! We will come to see you for tips for our movies!

Year 1’s trip to Skipton Castle

On Tuesday the 19th of April year 1 went on a school trip to Skipton Castle. They went to Skipton Castle because they went to learn about the Medieval times. The castle is made out of brick and it is extremely cold. Brrrr! The lower part of the castle looks just like a skirt because when people were in the army they used it as a base and the bottom part, which looks like a skirt, was there so the enemy couldn’t climb up it. While year 1 was there they saw something called the murder hole which they would drop people down. The family who owned Skipton Castle was called the Clifford family.

Year 1 had a fantastic time at Skipton Castle. They learnt lots of new facts and enjoyed it there. They were all well behaved and well mannered! They also said that they would love to go again.


By Elyse

Rodley Nature Reserve

This week year 1 went to Rodley Nature Reserve for the day as part of their topic on Plants and so that they are ready for their topic on Animals next term. Whilst they were there, they did lots of different activities to explore the plants and animals which call Rodley Nature Reserve home.
These included: a sticky board activity where they used double sided tape to stick the twigs and leaves they could find on it; pond dipping where they used a fishing net to find and look at different creatures; bird watching where the children went into a hide to watch different breeds of birds in their natural habitat and finally a bee talk where they learnt about how the bees are looked after and how the people at the nature reserve stay safe when working with them. They had a brilliant day and they even got a pot of honey each!

By Ruby