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

Year 1 trip to Kirkstall Abbey

On Tuesday, Year 1 went to the Kirkstall Abbey house museum for a fun filled morning exploring and learning about toys. They took part in a workshop where they learnt about and compared new and old toys. They learned that old toys were made out of fabric, metal and wood while being hand made.

Now toys are made in factories out of wood, metal ,plastic and fabric and there are easier to buy now. Year 1 really enjoyed their day and they came back to school ready to learn.

by Flo , Phoebe and Ruby

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

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

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

New Teachers

On Wednesday, all the pupils in school met their brand new teachers!

Reception got either Mrs Wardell or Miss Gardener. Year 1 discovered it would be either Mrs Scott or Mrs Pinder. Year 2 got Mr Rhodes or Mrs Roberts. Year 3 got Mr Hodges or Miss Philips. Year 4 got Mrs Hall until Miss Javed comes back or Miss Lancaster. Year 5 got Mr Sidebottom until Miss Russell comes back or Mrs Gould.

On the same day, Year 6 went to their secondary schools. They spent a whole day there while we spent 45 minutes talking about: what we do, what we’re excited about and some classes also did some activities to get ready for next year.

We’re all looking forward to starting with our brand new teachers next year.

By Mollie and Mia

Planetarium

On Monday, Blakehill discovered that it was space week and to start off the week they got to have fun and learn about the huge and fascinating area around them.

All of the year groups got to go into the gigantic planetarium and find out different things about space. Reception got to go in first, and when they came out, they were really happy and excited to have learnt about space and what its like outside of our world. All of the years had a turn and had a fantastic time.

Finally, it was Year 6’s turn and when they went inside they saw lots of stars in the deep, dark sky. They felt like they were in space already. In there, they saw 2 two planets that looked like stars but were actually two of the biggest planets in the solar system. Year 6 managed to identify them because they were the only things that weren’t flickering. All the children also learnt about constellations, the shapes stars make in the sky, and spent time trying to identify them which was both a challenge and great fun.

Everyone enjoyed the planetarium and it was a great introduction into the space focus where children will produce pieces of writing around the theme for display.

By Aminah.

Father’s day stall

This year, Blakehill Primary have put on another Father’s day stall for the people who wish to get their father a present. As usual, there are three fantastic options for you to but you can only get one of them.

The first item that you could buy was a Where’s Wally soap on a piece of string which was on a loop so that you can hang it on anything. The second item was a brand spanking new leather wallet that comes in ether brown or black. Last but not least was a pair of brand new socks that have minion puns sewn onto it. To get one you had to write down your name and class then your options that you would write them down as 1,2;3. `1 is the soap on a piece of string, 2 the leather wallets and 3 is the socks with the minion puns. Personally, I would put the order in the following : 2,3 and then 1 although it is an extremely hard choice.

To purchase your desired item you had to stick two pound coins in or take it in in an envelope with your name and class on.

By Daniel.