The Drumming Assembly

On Thursday, we had an assembly all about drumming. The two people that were hosting the assembly were called Nathan and Alison from Learn to Rock. They were showing and talking to the parents a lot about their safety and how they were making it harder for the children.

First they started by showing us the beats that they taught and how they made it harder through the lessons. All the children who had been practising came up and showed off their new skills.

The best thing about the assembly is that some of the teachers played and they were really good at it… well kinda I guess.

At the end, they had the older ones, which they called the super stars, play and they did most of the hardest tricks and their names were Bethany and Dempsey. Can you believe they got 3 rounds of applause!?

It was great to watch and everyone is hoping that they can go next.

By Hannah and Ava

RD assembly

On Friday, the 13th of March, RD performed an amazing assembly all about the Gruffalo and what they have been doing since the start of the school year.

Firstly, a couple children stood up and said what they have been doing since the first day of the year. A couple of children showed an example of their maths and English. In maths a volunteer called Isla counted up and down to twenty amazingly. Then another volunteer wrote fox on the white board.

After that, everyone did an amazing job of a Gruffalo performance that everyone loved. The mouse especially did a great job for remembering all of his words. Everyone did an amazing job!

By Molly,Freya,Mia and Phoebe

World Book Day Dress Up

On Thursday, it was world book day and the whole school dressed up as many different characters from different books. Some of them were Alice in Wonderland, things from Harry Potter, Disney Princesses, animals and spooky creatures but we couldn’t find Where’s Wally.

Mrs Russell and Miss Gardener set up a challenge to dress up as as many characters from different books as we can. Also to see if we could read 500 books as a school of 420. We got a free book token. Some of the books were Alex Rider, SuperTato, The day we met the queen and many other wonderful books.

It was a wonderful World Book Day and we all enjoyed it very much.

By Leah,Flo,Phoebe and Ruby

Easter Egg Appeal

This Year, we are once again taking part in the Easter egg appeal for the eighth year.

The appeal is for less fortunate children around Bradford. At our school, we try and help them as much as we can to either raise money or give up something for others .In past years, we have collected over a hundred eggs.WOW. It is such a fantastic effort!

We always get informed by an assembly with Mr CL that every one enjoys because we always enjoy helping others and being kind. We cannot wait to see how many we bring in. Hopefully, we beat last year’s record!

By Mia and Freya

Superhero Day for Reception

Today the small reception classes were able to dress up in a superhero outfit for the day.

They dressed up as many superheroes such as super woman, wonder woman, batman, hulk, Elsa and lots of other wonderful outfits. Also the teachers dressed up!!!! They looked amazing too! They were dressed up like they were actually them. To be honest we couldn’t even tell the difference between the real superheroes and children. I bet they were using their superpowers to defeat the trash terror!

They perfected their superhero moves in today’s training. They also made perfect superhero snacks for the perfect superhero mission. The children also dressed perfectly for the role to save the world!

I bet that they enjoyed it very, very much and have been amazing heroes for today.

By Pheobe, Flo, Ruby and Leah

Penalty shoot out

Yesterday, which was Thursday, everyone in the school took part in the penalty shoot out. Billy Bantam and 3 other Bradford City volunteers came to help with our penalty shoot out.

All the year groups chose a time slot that suited them the best. Some people were lucky because they brought their sponsor form into school. Those lucky people got to take 4 shots against Billy Bantam. However, even if you didn’t, you still got to take 1 shot against Billy Bantam. When all the children had taken their shots, the volunteers made the teachers take some shots as well. It was really funny!

by Phoebe and Mollie

Non-Uniform Day

Today, we had Non Uniform Day to honor the week we’ll be having off! If you wanted to wear non uniform, you had to pay a pound to wear what you want to. If you want to wear the normal uniform, you can come in uniform but not bring a pound into school. The pound will go to the school so they can buy more equipment for playtime/Lunchtime or even school trips.

Everyone at school is grateful of the support parents and carers provide. We hope everyone has fantastic half terms.

Freya and Mia

Reverend Colin is retiring!

This week, on Monday, Reverend Colin (who has been coming to our school for as long as we can remember) announced in assembly that this was his last one at Blakehill. In addition, he will be presenting his last service on this Sunday.

Here at Blakehill, we are absolutely devastated to see him go as we have visited him at Church on numerous occasions and he has visited us for the past 5 years. He has been a fantastic influence to all the children at Blakehill. We hope very much that he enjoys his retirement. We’re sure that he will!

by Taylor and Eleanor

Rock Steady Workshop

On Thursday, Rock Steady visited our school and led forty five minute sessions with each key stage. They taught us how to play some instruments. There were drums, a keyboard, an electric guitar and two microphones for us to sing in.

At the start, ( whilst everyone was coming in ) Michael played us some well known songs. Everyone was clapping along and we were all enjoying it even though it hadn’t even hardly started .

Once this was over, he told us about Rock Steady and picked some children to come up and play the instruments. This was the extremely fun part! This was to the song We Will Rock You. It didn’t matter if you messed up or if you had never played them. Did you know two of them were brother and sister who played together? It was really good to watch!

It sounds like all of the children had lots of fun and we really enjoyed it.

By Cara, Ruby and Leah

Marvellous ME

Marvellous me is new advanced system that Blakehill now uses to give feedback to parents about how marvelous their child has been. This app allows parents to receive updates about their child without having to come into school.

It is a brilliant app as our parents have received excellent information about us. The best part is that the teachers are not allowed to give negative feedback ( not that there is ever is any).This is awesome!

The app is now used by the whole school after Reception trialed it before Christmas and found it fantastic. So that is why the school is now using it. Personally, we find it an outstanding improvement for the school and can’t wait to receive more messages.

By Avroop,Mollie and Freya.