Yr 5 trip to the mining museum

On Thursday, Year Five went to the Coal Mining Museum. We took part in lots of fun activities including going down a mine, exploring a victorian room full of fascinating facts and we did a quiz to see what equipment we knew.

Then we went to a large room where a women acted what it was like when they mined the coal. Everyone was really enjoying it when some people came up to the front to do some acting.

Next the really fun part it was time to go in the coal mines. It was a little cold down there but we got to spread coal on our face and explore all the different machines that there were. We couldn’t believe how dark it was down there! We are glad we don’t work there!

By Flo and Phoebe

Blakehill’s Rock Assembly

This week, on Thursday, Blakehill had an interesting visitor come in to show us different rock instruments and how to play them. He taught at a place who wanted to convince to us to learn new musical instrument.

The instruments that he showed us were the electric guitar, drums and keyboard. They even offer singing lessons! .On the guitar he played Senorita and lots more songs and everyone sang a long. He certainly got everyone rocking, rolling and having a fantastic time.

We all had to vote on which instrument we thought was best and it was mixed response with different children preferring different instruments.

We had a great time watching the performance and enjoyed joining in by clapping to the songs. It certainly was an experience and are hoping to have more assemblies like this in school.

By Hannah and Ava

The Choir Sing at Morrisons

On Wednesday, the choir embarked on a journey to Morrisons where they sang some traditional Christmas carols to the shoppers and family. In total they sang 14 songs. They organized it with a break.

The dedicated members of the choir, sang 7 songs then had a break where water was handed out. Then they sang the same seven songs again to give a opportunity to hear them sing again. The crowd, immensely enjoyed We Three Kings of Orient Are as the choir sung it with such enthusiasm.

Personally, I enjoyed Infant holy as I enjoyed the pleasant smiles that arose during that joyful song. The choir has made our school proud we are so glad to have such a phenomenal team and choir to work with.

by Taylor

The Princess Boy

On Friday the 6th of December, Mrs Keighley (our head teacher) held an inspirational assembly about a book called’ My Princess Boy’.

First, she played an amazing song that was named Rainbow-land by Mylie Cyrus. At the beginning, no-one knew the words to sing along but as it got going, lots of people started to join in with the wonderful lyrics.

When the song had finished, Mrs Keighley started reading a book called ‘My Princess Boy’. It was based around the theme ‘Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover’.

We thought this was a good assembly as it taught us not to judge people for being themselves.

I ( Mollie) thought that it was great for younger children because of the moral behind it. I ( Eleanor ) thought that this assembly was a brilliant example for kids to not judge people for what they look or sound like. I ( Ruby ) thought that it was a brilliant assembly.

By Mollie,Ruby and Eleanor

The Christmas Fair

On Tuesday, in the school Hall, we had a very fun and exciting evening at the Christmas fair. It was a jam packed event with lots of fantastic things to do. In addition to the all, in some classrooms we had things like Santa’s Grotto, which had lots of eager children waiting, decorating biscuits, hook a bauble and other fun things to do.

In the Hall, there were drink tombolas, a chocolate tombola and a sweetie stall. At the other side, there was a table where you could get hot drinks and buns. It sounds tasty! At the chocolate tombola, many goods were there to be won. Mr Sidebottom described the event as manic!

Did you go? Well you should have!

Everyone had a fantastic time and really got into the Christmas spirit. We hope to have another fair next year.

By Leah and Freya

Walking Nativity

Last Saturday, St Cuthberts held their annual Walking Nativity which has been running for an amazing thirteen years!

They started in the church where glow-sticks and pins were handed out. There was a little introduction where Natalie (one of the church staff) told us all about what happened when Mary got a visit from the angel and how they had to go to there home town to get counted. After that, the other angel told us how Natalie couldn’t go due to her broken foot.

Then the choir sang Silent Night and we 3 kings to try to cheer up Mary as she was very grumpy! The choir has, as always, made Blakehill very proud with the fantaastic performances performing to the wider community. We are sure this excellence will continue through the years.

by Mia and Ivy

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The walking Nativity

On Saturday, some of the choir will be doing St Cuthberts walking nativity.

The walking nativity is an event that St Cuthberts holds every year near Christmas time. What you do is walk for a bit and stop, then you do one part of the nativity to the next until baby Jesus is born. I wonder when where it will finish?

The children will start off in the church singing a few Christmas carols. After that, they will go walking around playing a part of the nativity. Don’t worry though they are going to be with an adult. Soon after dazzling the crowds, they will return home ahead of another performance in Morrisons next week .

By Mia, Eleanor and Leah

The Idle light switch on

On Sunday, the choir will be performing a variety of songs at the Idle light switch on. This will be a magnificent event taking place at an unknown destination although we do know that we will meet at Idle car park opposite Mrs Butterfingers cafe. This is one our personal favorite cafes in the district of Idle.

The event will commence at 3:30 pm and will end at 5:00 pm. Unfortunately, our parents will have to accompany us during the event although we are still extremely excited . It will be totally awesome.

Please come and support our fantastic choir and we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

By Avroop and Taylor

3RO Class Assembly

On Friday, 3Ro preformed an outstanding assembly all about the Industrial Revolution. We were all sat in our seat waiting for the excitement to happen.

First, a set of children did a little performance about what people had to do and for how long. There was one family where there was a little boy who wondered why he had to do his job which he didn’t like. It was a fair point!

When they got to work, one person had to sort the wool out, another person had to comb through the tangled wool and the last person had to weave the wool. The factories were always really loud and busy so they wouldn’t be a great place to work.

We all enjoyed it and we all walked out of the assembly with an amazing song to leave which was called the hard knock life.

By Freya and Mollie

Eden Camp!

On Tuesday, 4H and 4P went to Eden camp, all of us loved it but in the morning Ivy and I did not want to go and I will tell you why. We said to our self, “We do not want go!” but now we are glad we went and now Ivy will tell you what we did at Eden camp.

So first we arrived ,then we deposited our lunches at Mess Hut 3. After that, we went to the toilets and went in huts. My favorite hut was The U-Boats and Hannah liked The Blitz. In the Blitz, we saw burning and heard bombs going off. In the U-Boats, we were inside the submarines that had been attacked by the German’s U-Boats and were flooding and men/women needed to fix it so everyone else wouldn’t die. How terrible that would have been!

It was a really interesting day and we had a great time.

By Hannah and Ivy