Food bank

In the past few weeks, we have had something called the food bank which is where we collect certain types of food for people who need it most. The foods that we were allowed to bring were things like pasta, tea bags, soup, cereal and canned foods. We have estimated about over one hundred full bags have been brought in so far. This was our last week collecting so we can not wait until we find out how many pieces of food we have donated to the people who need it most.

By Eleanor and Ava

Mr Frowd assembly

On Wednesday, most of the school went into the hall to listen to Mr Frowd play his guitar, sing many interesting songs and let us take part. After, a few songs he told us about his time at school, him having to move to a different one at 7 and two boys being his friends. The songs that he sang were very fun and also there were many actions involved that we joined in with. Whenever he played his guitar, he always plays a nice tune. We were upset that we only got half an hour to listen to his amazing songs and we were sad he had to go. We cannot wait for the next one!

By Avroop and Ivy.

Drumming assembly

On Thursday afternoon Nathan , Alice and the children performed an incredible drumming assembly. The children involved had worked with Nathan since the end of last year developing their drumming skills.

First, Riley and Dempsey performed an excellent duet. Nathan showed them a beat , Riley and Dempsey had to copy it. It was amazing! Alice explained how she had taught them the different type of drums used on the full set. She also took part and tried to distract the children to show how well focused they were.

After the boys, it was Amber and lily’s turn. They did it to the song Boomerang. Even though they were really young, they were really good. After that, other chilren took to the stage no matter what year they were in, they were still fantastic to watch.

We all loved the assembly too much and were all disappointed that we had to go back to class.

By Leah and Freya

Neon Disco

On Tuesday the 15th we had an exciting neon disco that was organised by our PTFA. There were sweets, hot dogs, refreshments, flashing lights, and lots more!

First , it was Key Stage 1 from 5.00 to 6.00 then it was Key Stage 2 which was from 6.15 to 7.15. It was two pounds entry and we had lots of fun with dancing, singing and flashing disco lights. In Key Stage 2 we could buy friend ship bracelets, neon glasses, flashing fruit rings , flashing finger lights and lots of other things. Everyone looked funny wearing their neon accessories while they danced.

We had lots of fun dancing and singing with our friends in our bright clothes. We enjoyed it so much we can not wait for the next one!

By Florence and Ruby

Y1 trip to the Industrial Museum

On Tuesday, Year one went on a fantastic trip to the Bradford Industrial museum. This trip started of with the section Jowett cars, where they looked at the first ever Jowett car to be made. They also got a chance to see the first Bradford van that was used to deliver the daily newspaper.

Secondly, Year 1 went to see the textile industry where they saw how the Victorians made clothes out of wool. This helped them to understand how the Victorians provided themselves with clothes.

Thirdly, they experienced how the Victorians used the printing machine of their day to print the daily newspaper. This was extremely different to what we use now in modern day.

Later on, they took a look at how workers and mill owners lived back then. Their houses were also different to modern day. These houses were made out of brick and stone, which is different to how they build them now.

Finally, they learnt how to wash clothes with a pillar designed by the victorious . They all got to take part in this event. It sounds like a great day and I am sure they had a brilliant time.

By Ruby,Phoebe and Avroop

Woodwind musical assembly

Yesterday, Cobalt Brass, a woodwind band, came in to show us what they could do all the way from Manchester.

At first, they played some tunes and we had to guess what the song was. After that, they introduced themselves and their instruments as each one of them went into center stage. They taught us what their instruments can do and the different parts which make it up.

Then we played a game with Farmer Joe and had to guess the which animal he was making the sound of. Since we guessed them all right, we got one last song which was fantastic.

We all loved them coming in and it was a lovely and interesting assembly.

By Mollie and Freya

Zulu Warriors

On Tuesday, 4 Zulu warriors came to our school and spent all day teaching dances and making pupils laugh. We were all very grateful for them to come to Blakehill and teach us how to dance.

The Zulu warriors did three amazingly loud assemblies that thrilled all the children by the loud drums and amazing dancing. After a while, everyone got out of assembly and headed back to class. After lunch, some year groups went down to the hall and the Zulu warriors taught them a dance which were performed in an assembly later in the day. It was a fantastic day which engaged all the children and certainly will not be forgotten any time soon.

By Cara and Eleanor

Year 2 trip to Idle church

On Wednesday, Year 2 went to the church in Idle where they met Mr and Mrs Frowd. Firstly, they read the Bible but they had to wear white gloves. They then looked at other things that are precious to Christians like the thorn crown and wine glasses.

After that, the children got a little rest before learning about new things. They first got told to sit on the floor and listen very carefully before the person started telling a story about Mary Jones. She wanted a bible but she couldn’t because there were non in welsh. So she walked 25 miles just to get a bible in welsh. She was also saving money for 6 whole YEARS!

It sounded like a fascinating trip and we’re sure Year 2 had a great time!

By Ruby and Phoebe

The Food Bank Assembly

HARVEST TIME. This afternoon, we went in to assembly to watch a food bank presentation and we were asked to bring in food to help people who aren’t as lucky as we are.

The lady was a volunteer in the food bank and she came and explained what foods we should bring in. She said we should bring in canned food and long lasting food. The only thing is that they don’t have fridges or freezers so we can’t have anything that goes in either.

We think we are lucky not to have to worry about food and will try to help those who need it.

By Hannah and Mollie

Year 2 trip to Saltaire

On Monday, Year 2 went to Saltaire . Once they got off the bus in Saltaire, they dropped there lunches of in Victoria Hall.they went to the church where they saw the people who worked there dressed up a if they were alive when Titus salt was.

They also got a bookmark of people who lived there with there names on it and information. They looked for main things to do with these people as they went round.

Once they had finished at the church, they walked in the village of Saltaire and visited the houses of the people on their book marks. In Saltaire they found four lions which they attempted to sketch.After they had their lunch they continued to explore. The children had a great time exploring a local area and learning about its history.

By Ammarrah and Phoebe