Year 5 and 6 trip to see Aladdin

On the first week back, Year 5 and 6 had a brilliant surprise when they went  to go see Aladdin at the Alhambra Theatre.

In the morning, Year 5 and 6 were loaded into three noisy buses. Once they had arrived, they excitedly took their seats and waited for the magical performance to begin. Not so long after they entered, the performance began. At the beginning,  the the main bad guy appeared at the cave of wonders looking for the magical lamp and we all began to travel into the magical world of the performance. After the interval, we were all given 3D glasses and went on a magical ( yet scary ) carpet ride. A lot of the children loved Wishey who was played by Billy Pierce. 

Daniel a Year 6 student said, “The show was hilarious! My favourite character was Wishey because he was funny and he made me laugh.”

None of this would of happened if it wasn’t for our lovely PTFA so here is a big thank you for our special treat.

By Libby and Aminah

Year 6 Christmas workshop

On, Thursday the 6th of December Year 6 went to St Cuthbert’s Church to do a Christmas workshop.

They started off walking from school in pairs safely crossing the road. As they arrived at the church they got into groups that include:                                                                                  . .Snowballs                                                                                                                                                           .Snowman                                                                                                                                                           .Sprouts                                                                                                                                                               .Elves                                                                                                                                                                      .Turkeys and Reindeer.

First off, they all received a word search and had a go however they didn’t have very long till the next activity. Next, two groups headed off to the hall and stood at their tables. They started decorating a glass in glue and then covering it in tissue paper then gave it another coating of glue to give it a nice shine when it’s dry. Once everyone had finished, they left them to dry so that they could be delivered back to school for the children to take home ready for Christmas.  When they are lit, the tissue paper will make it look like a stained glass window. After the other groups had a turn, they heard a story and played a true or false game.  Then they all sang a song and with smiles on their faces, left church for school.

We hope that they all enjoyed their time at the church and know that they are eager to go again next year!

by Cora and Daniel

 

 

 

 

Years 3,4,5 and 6 Christingle service

Next week, on  the 11th and the 12th of December, there will be Christingle services at St Cuthbert’s church to get us in the Christmas spirit. On the 11th it will be Years 3 and 4 whilst on the 12th it will be Years 5 and 6. They will be singing songs and  reading poems, and excerpts from The Bible. The choir will be making a special appearance and singing a few songs with both years too! On the 12th, Years 5 and 6 will be doing the same. Mrs Russell has recently started a boy’s choir who will be singing Away in a Manger. What a treat! We have been practising today in the hall  so that we are well prepared. The best thing is the spot on singing and some wonderful reading. We are really looking forward to the Christingle which is at 2:30 and ends at 3:15. We will either be collected at the church and if not we will be walking back to school with our class teacher. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.

By Taylor

Belles for Bluebell

Last week was an emotional week, as we have done a few things to remember our special friend and student at Blakehill, Isabelle or as she liked to be called Belle. To do this, the entire school gathered together to take an aerial view picture of a yellow and white children’s cancer ribbon.

The day before, Year 6 marked it out in preparation for the main event. Then gathering together as a school, we got ready as Tom (a drone pro) got into his position with his drone overlooking us. They took the picture and it looks good!

That day, the children in year 6 planted bluebell bulbs as a memory of Belle and a way to remember her. We did it in groups of 10 and planted 60! I think this is a great idea as it is special.

We will always remember Belle for the beautiful, smiley girl that she was!

Alex

Libby

Hi,

I’m Libby and I am a Year 6 student. I am very glad to have this place as a blogger. One of the few things I like to do are play on my phone, go on my computer, play with my puppy, make Youtube videos and bake. I wanted to be a blogger because I felt like I have the potential and the SKILLZ to do it J. I am also good at typing ( she says making like 20 mistakes ) and I also love to make people laugh. I’m looking forward to making blogs in the future.

Bye! L

Y6 Prom Night!

On Monday night, year six had a fantastic experience at their leavers prom, all dressed up and ready to have some fun! All the girls came in beautiful dresses and the boys in smart suits, and begun taking pictures to capture the night they would always remember. 

Once inside the hall, there was a brilliant dj who put on some good music and dancing songs, like the superman and whip nae nae! Everyone was taking selfies with each other and chatting together about their final year of primary school, reminiscing on memories from when they were small to the present time. 

After all the singing,dancing and picture taking, the food was finally ready to be served; there was lots to choose from and the teachers had definitely put on a fantastic spread, with brownies, crisps, sandwiches, pizza and loads more! Full up on all the food and juice, it was back to dancing and singing, and making memories to remember.

To finish off the night, it was time to crown the four prom kings and queens: in 6G the lucky prom king and queen were Emily and Archie, and in 6R the royals were Tamara and Hayden! They were all equally shocked as clapping and cheering filled the hall, while they were crowed with their special sachets.  

Year 6 had a fantastic night, and made loads of memories that they will always treasure and will look back on on their next prom in high school!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

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 6 Robin Wood Reminder

Next week, on Wednesaday the 20th of June, Year Six are going to Robin Wood for 3 days.
They will need a few items that they can take with them :

.Three T-Shirts (not vest type)

.Three sweatshirts/jumpers/hoodies/ fleeces – long sleeved tops

.Three pairs of trousers

.Two pairs of shorts, knee length

.Six sets of underwear

.Six pairs of socks

.One pair of trainers

.One pair of outdoor shoes/boots

.Two towels

.One coat , ideally waterproof

.One warm hat/sun hat

One pair of gloves

.One set of night wear

.One bag of toiletries, including suntan lotion/insect repellent in warm weather

.One black bin liner

We hope that you manage to fit it all in your bags and look forward to a fantastic few days away.

By Emily Mae and Taylor

 

Year 6 Media Museum

Today (Friday the 8th) Year 6 went to the Media museum , where they learnt all about animation. Full of wonder, they set off on a coach journey and fifteen minutes later they arrived. After putting their lunch and coats away, the fun began: first of all they headed up to the arcade area where they all got to play with machines and computer systems from all ages. A lady called Dawn came and met Year 6 in the arcade and took them through the building until they arrived at the animation class room. On the way, they got told about how puppets are put together – some with an inner skeleton and some just made out of clay. Also about the story of two teenagers who created Morph and went on to become very famous.

In the class, the first thing they did was learn paces of how a clay ball moves: if they wanted it to move slowly, you moved the ball little by little and fast you would make it take large steps. They then got taught about how to make the ball look like it was a bounce ball- we used a piece of wire that was moulded into some clay to put the ball at different levels. Finally it was lunch! Year Six walked through the public area and went and to eat.

To finish the of the day, they  got to make their own animation with all the skills they had learnt. It had to be based around a black hole and a episode of Morph. Year Six really enjoyed the trip and wanted to do it all over.

By Emily Mae

E-Safety with Luke Carson

On Thursday afternoon, Year 6 had a visit from PCSO Luke Carson, who had come to talk to us about Online Bullying. Firstly, he spoke to us about the crimes that people can be fined and arrested for for Online Bullying and told us how much they would have to pay, how long they would be imprisoned for and that if your 10 years old or over then you were legally allowed to be arrested. He also spoke to us about the different types of Online Bullying such as: Trolling, harassment, mean comments, threats, hurtful comments and inappropriate pictures and videos.

Afterwards, we did an investigation about trying to find out who was the correct suspect in a online bullying crime. There were several clues and 10 suspects and we had to work out which one was the correct one. Going through the clues, many of us were set upon suspect 10 as he fitted all of the clues however when we looked closer, we saw that the phone number was one digit incorrect to the number in the clue. Then , we looked at suspect 4 who had all unknown information but was the only one left who matched the clues!

Luke Carson showed us a depressing but serious video of a boy who was being bullied just because he got an answer right in class. All of his classmates made fun of him and sent awful messages and emails to him via online and even made a website called Joeisaloser.com, which was a really horrible thing to do. This depressed the boy and he decided to record all of his thoughts and emotions on a video camera. But his mum found it just in time before he began to have serious thoughts and took it into school, who took the matter to the police. It was a really upsetting story but made us realise thats how easy it is to get bullied and that you should always be kind and caring to your classmates no matter what.

To finish it off, we listened to a funky song about fighting off bullies and it motivated us all to dance and sing along to support everybody who has been bullied or is being bullied now. Luke Carson taught us a really serious lesson but we really enjoyed it and made us think alot about what we do to our friends and how we treat people in every day life.

By Mckensey and Emily Mae