On the 12th of February, Year Two visited the Chocolate Factory. First of all, they learned all about the history of chocolate and when it all started. This was the bit they were all waiting for: they made their own chocolate! How lucky! They made their lollies out of white chocolate and even decorated them with sprinkles.
The children had a fantastic time learning about how chocolate was made before putting on gloves and hairnets like real chocolatiers in order to make yet more chocolate! This time they made chocolate orange bars. ]
What a fantastic day and a great trip!
Mia and Cora
On the 11th of December, Year 1 and 2 had a Christmas party in the school hall. During the event, prizes were won, food was eaten and party games were played such as musical statues, musical bumps, pass the parcel and corners. It was so much fun! The food that was available to eat was; buns, pizza, sweets and many more (Yum!) Key Stage one had very full tummies and smiley faces by the end!
As a surprise for the children, the one and only Santa Claus took a trip to visit them! The children were extremely excited and can only hope he visits again on the 25th! They had a fantastic time that we are sure they will never forget.
by Cora and Isabelle
This Monday, Year 2 have had an exciting trip to Eccleshill Cenotaph to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their own lives for the protection of Great Britain. When they arrived after a long walk, everyone was bursting to catch their breath. The first thing they did was started another walk around the whole places to see what was there.
This trip was based upon their work for the Armsitice about the terrible and tragic World War 1. They walked the tall, stone cenotaph and when they had placed their homemade wreath on it, they had a go at drawing the large cenotaph. After they stood up in a large square so they could all join in and they lowered their head and said a prayer. Next they had 2 minutes silence to remember The Great War and what happened. The other class had a great search for names that they recognised. Florence had found the name of her Great Granddad who had sadly died in the war! The children had loved the topic and really enjoyed their visit. When it was time to go the classes couldn’t wait to go home and tell their parents all about it .
On Thursday the 5th of July, Year 2 went on an amazing trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, as part of their animal learning in science! Eventhough the temperatures were through the roof, the children went around the park, looking at all the different animals, and learning some fun facts that they could use for their topic when they got back to school. Some of the animals they saw were: baboons, painted dogs, lemurs, wallabies, tigers, lions, rhinos, giraffes, polar bears and meerkats.
They moved onto a fantastic workshop all about polar bears, and learned some interesting information about their lifestyle. Polar bears are becoming endangered due to the ice caps which are melting because of global warming. Not only that, but some polar bears have sadly had to swim for 9 days non stop, just to find the next iceberg, and because they are melting, their food, seals, are also disappearing. The children found out that they could help the situation by turning off lights and electricity when we are not using them. They also learnt some facts about the polar bears appearance: they have small ears to keep the heat in; black skin to absorb heat; their fur isn’t white – its transparent; they weigh the same as a small car and they have large paws to stop them falling through the ice!
Year 2 said they had a fantastic day and they had a brilliant time although it was really warm! They enjoyed learning all about the different animals and the polar bears, and really enjoyed their workshop – Oscar even said it was the best trip ever!
On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June, Year 2 took part in the fun mindfulness art day, which was all about developing art skills and learning how to draw and colour, carefully, but also it linked to their science topic, habitats.
The children used graphite and charcoal to draw to some music, which was called Vivaldi. They looked at how to shade pictures to give them depth and texture. They also used some similar materials, like charcoal and pastels to colour in different lines and patterns and shade to make them look real and professional: not only this, but they used shells and twigs to draw. However, they couldn’t look at them instead they had to draw from what they felt like! At the end of the session, the artwork they had created was amazing, full of bright colours and textures from ink and symbolised how they had worked together to create something fantastic!
Art day was a brilliant day and the children really enjoyed it, and some children said they would rate it 100% it was so amazing!
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.
This week everyone from Year 2 to Year 6 enjoyed Maths Mastery Week and so got to do lots of maths mastery challenges in the hall. There was a range of different activities. In fact, 26 problems of all different levels! Some off the problems were: Tangrams, Rubix cubes and towers of Hanoi which were fun and challenging. We found them really hard but wanted to solve them all so we gave it a go. Years 1 to 2 got to work together to solve some of the more difficult problems. All of the school enjoyed the workshop and learnt new maths challenges and some even wanted to do it again!
All of the classes got to take some time off their normal lessons and did extra fun maths. We loved it and would do it all again.
By Pasha and Taylor
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.
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
This afternoon, 2P performed their assembly for Blakehill and thier parents. It was a wonderful assembly about a book they have been looking at over the term called Orion and The Dark. It is about a little boy called Orion, who is scared of many things, and his up-most fear is the dark. One day, the Dark comes down from the sky when he is about to go to bed and scares Orion a little bit. However, the Dark helps him come over his fear by showing him that there is no monster under the bed, nothing in the wardrobe and nothing outside his door to get him. Everything was ok and there was no need to be scared. In the end, Orion was no longer scared of the dark and was happy again. There was brilliant acting and a very funny Granny who Orion was scared of! Also, there was alot of brilliant writing from Year 2 to Orion to tell him everything was ok. Overall, it was a fantastic assembly and everyone loved it.