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

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.

St Cuthbert’s Christingle Services

This week Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 have been at St Cuthbert’s church for their annual Christingle services. At each service they had to sing a number of songs which they have been practicing for weeks and weeks and they did a fantastic job! Take a look at the videos below to hear the children in action. At the start of the service some children had the opportunity to carry christingles down the church aisle as the choir sang their hearts out. Both services got a huge round of applause for their beautiful singing and for their retelling of the Christmas Story. As we did such a fantastic job, St Cuthbert’s church are allowing us to go back next Christmas so we can do it all again!  Thank you for coming and watching your child.

Merry Christmas everyone!

By Alex

we three kings y5/6 from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Silent Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Calypso Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

We Three Kings LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Go Tell It on a Mountain LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Infant Holy LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Away in a Manger LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Little Town of Bethlehem LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

It was on a Starry Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Zither Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Year 6 Visit Saint Cuthbert’s Church

This Wednesday, Year 6 went to visits St. Cuthbert’s – however they were not alone. Accompanied by lots of enjoyable activity’s and another school, they set to work trying their very hardest to identify true or false facts on Christmas but it was not that easy, as it was not your usual fact it was full of crazy facts! After a hard selection of statements that were dished out, they split the smaller groups in half the first group went and made beautiful candle holders.

Caking glue on a glass cup, they began to decorate it with multicoloured strips of paper then they put glue back over it to make a glories candle holders. Next up they made chatter boxes, which was a hard task. Time got ahead of us and sadly we had to head back to school.We had a amazing time and we cant wait to go back.

Also if you are interest tomorrow (2.12.17) St Cuthbert’s are doing a walking nativity were we will walk all over Wrose if you are interested come at 5.00pm tomorrow

By Emily Mae

Year 6 Parents Meeting

Yesterday evening, the Year 6 parents all came to a fun, informational parents meeting at 6:00, which was hosted by all the teachers! Here, they gave information all about what the children have been doing in class over the last couple of months and what is coming up throughout the rest of the year.

Parents were told about the changes and transitioning that were coming up for the children and given a lot of information about SATs and what would be taught to help everyone; the teachers talked about the help the kids would get over the year and that they wished them the best of luck but most importantly was to not WORRY! However these weren’t the only things, the last one being Robin Wood which was very informative and helpful for the parents to know what their children would be doing and that they were getting their money’s worth!

By Mckensey

Year 5 Author’s Visit

This morning, after break, Year 5 and a few year 6’s got the exciting experience to meet an author named Margaret Mulligan. She came to introduce the children to her book, which was called Katy Parker and The House That Cried, aimed at 9-12 year olds. It was full of suspense, telling us all about the story of Katy and her brother, who were turned back in time to World War II to find out the mystery of the crying baby…

She read us around two to three pages of different parts of the story and then asked us questions about what we thought and what would happen next. Not only this, but she told us all about the story of her writing it and that her story was turned back for months by publishers who wouldn’t accept it. Until finally, the people who published Harry Potter decided they would take it in and it became a famous book all over the country, winning awards and titles that Margaret never expected to get. Now, she is on the journey of publishing her next book and is again being turned down but the advice she gave us was:  “never give up, just keep on trying and you will eventually get the prize”.

The children found the book very exciting and everybody who bought a copy immediately started reading! Did you get a copy? Did you meet the author?

By Mckensey