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.

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

Year 1 and 2 Nativity

The assembly was perfect as the children were so cute and surprisingly knew their lines top to bottom! These children were absolutely astonishing and always had a humongous smiles across their faces 24/7 .The performance was named “I am going to shine” and of course they shone in a way that can not be put into words.

The incomparable show, was a huge success which has made all of the parents and teachers proud! Not to count the number of proud family members and siblings! I personally enjoyed the song that was sung throughout the show as they all sung it in complete happiness and glee.

By Avroop and Taylor

Ho ho Ho Everyone

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas everyone we hope you have a very jolly Christmas. Have you cleaned up all of your elf on the shelf’s mess? In school we have been getting into the Christmas spirit by doing nativities, Christingles and crafts. The PTFA are doing a secret Santa next week. All of our crafts have been hung up in the corridors and will come home to decorate our Christmas trees more.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas and one question have you put you’re Christmas tree up? I have!

We have got one more week of work until we finish for the holidays and can’t wait for the celebrations in school next week.

Merry Christmas everybody and have a Happy New Year

by Mia and Ava

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

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 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