Year 1 and Reception reading morning

Every Wednesday morning, Reception will ask their parents if they can spare some time and come read with them! Every Thursday morning, Year 1 will try and convince their parents to come in to school and read with their children.

The Children get a selection of books to pick out with parents. The parents asked questions about the book and the parents are always impressed with the answers. It sounds a great idea as we all know how important reading is!

Overall, we now know that the children enjoyed their time reading to their parents!

By Phoebe and Cara

Our New Year’s Resolutions

Every New Year, people in Blakehill think about their new year’s resolutions for the next year. We all then, that year, try and complete the resolutions we chose.

Some of the resolutions we chose included:

  • Go to the gym
  • Help my parents more
  • Be kinder to other children
  • Get to know my neighbours better

Most of these were our resolutions. We all hope that this year we complete them.

by Mollie and Freya

The Reception Nativity

This week, we had the reception children perform a brilliant nativity. It was called We Three Kings. I know it must of been nerve racking for them. The characters were Mary, Joseph, servants and lots of other characters.

First, a couple children came up and explained how it all started. They were very eager and delivered their lines loud and clearly. Then they sang an upbeat song that we were all clapping our hands to at the end of it. It was really good!

The next day, the receptions’ parents came to watch it and i’m sure they are all very proud. Well done reception!

All of them were amazing and we all enjoyed it. After it finished, we gave a giant round of applause.

By Leah and Freya

Mr Frowd Assembly

Today, in the afternoon, Mr Frowd visited our school to perform another amazing assembly (just like he always does.)

He started off with a joyful song all about Christmas day. It filled everyone with excitement and they were eager for another one to start.

After he had sang the song, he made all of us laugh by telling us what a normal person would do in Mary’s situation after discovering what was ahead of her.

He also talked about the gaps in the Christmas story which nobody noticed and that should have been filled in. At that point, everybody was laughing their heads off, he started to talk about how he wouldn’t have been calm in her situation.

Eventually, he ended his assembly by singing another song that calmed us down so we were ready to go back into class.

It was a really good assembly and we’re sure everyone will be itching to see it again.

By Mollie 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

Pudsey bear day

This Friday it’s Pudsey Bear Day AKA Children in Needs. Everyone came in yellow or spots if they had brought a donation. Not everybody did but that is fine. We do it every year to celebrate when Joanna Ball made the first event called the children hour in 1985.

Today was a fun, exciting day and hopefully everyone enjoyed it. It is certainly one of the best days of the school year. We are sure we will have raised lots of money for a good cause and hope we continue to keep up the tradition of raising money.

By Phoebe and Ruby

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Open Classroom Day

On Tuesday, every class in the school allowed parents to come in and observe the classroom and look at their books.

Most of the classes had iPads , floor books and a chance to write how they think their child should behave on a post-it note . The purpose of the iPads was to show off the fantastic class pages each class have on the school website.

All the parents enjoyed looking at the books and the fabulous hard work in them. They were very proud and loved that we did lots of work. Overall, we think that this was a great idea to do this and that everyone enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. .

By Freya,Leah and Eleanor

Good Luck Miss Dobson!

This week has been a very upsetting one because our fantastic PE teacher, Miss Dobson, is leaving!

Since she came here, she has been doing clubs, multi sports, competitions, PE, and been swimming with last year’s Year 4. Miss Dobson joined Year 6 on their adventures at Robin Wood last year.

She’s being leading these activities for one and a half years and now sadly she is leaving to get a different job, in Leeds,which hopefully she will enjoy and thrive in.

We have loved having Miss Dobson make our PE lessons so fun and action packed. She is funny and has really helped us become more confident.

Good Luck Miss Dobson!

By Ruby and Phoebe

Reception Phonics Morning

Yesterday, most of the Reception parents attended a phonics morning hosted by Miss Dickinson and Mrs Johnston. The teachers showed them games, resources and how to help their child learn phonics. Parents, teachers and children loved working together! They also explored different ways to teach and encourage their children to read. Ready, steady, read Reception!

By Mia and Ivy

Art Exhibition

On Thursday after school, Miss Dickinson organised a fabulous art exhibition. Mrs Marsden helped the pupils produce their amazing space art work.

Mrs Marsden helped: reception, y1, y2, y3, y4, y5 and y6. All the parents thoroughly enjoyed seeing all their children’s art.

Reception did a moon with a background, Year 1 did a rocket blasting off to space, Year 2 did colour washers and glitter, Year 3 did moving spacemen on the moon, Year 4 did planets, Year 5 did some art, Year 6 did rockets.

See the art curriculum page on our website to see the amazing work they did!

by Mollie and Mia