Year 2 trip to the Mosque

On Tuesday, 10th March 2020, Year 2 went to the Mosque. 2S went in the morning and 2P went in the afternoon. Let us tell you all about it.

After arriving on the coach, Y2 waited until they got there. Once they arrived at the Mosque, they put a red bandanna over their heads. After that, they went inside the Mosque which was a very pale yellow, green and blue things hung from the ceiling of the holy place. Then some people told them to follow them and they took the children to the praying room. In the room, there was a long, red carpet with patterns and white, decorated pillars that were place around the room. Then, they went into a room with a man who taught them about some holy items like the comb and some children were lucky enough to have it used on them.

After they went to the eating room, where the Muslims ate or whoever joined them that session ate, they finally hopped on the bus to head back to school before 2P arrived. It sounded a fascinating trip.

By Eleanor and Ivy

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

2S Assembly

This afternoon, 2S performed an amazing assembly that was all about The Great Fire of London. It was truly one of the best assemblies that we have seen in a while. Fortunately, we will be able to tell you all about it as you may not of been able to see it.

First, it started off with two grandchildren and a grandpa who went back in time to the Great Fire of London. The first person they met was Samuel Pepys and he was writing in his special diary. He wrote in a strange language so nobody could understand it that well.

Then, the 3 people, who were the two grandchildren and the grandpa, met the king. One of the grandchildren asked him what he was doing? The king answered,” I’ve tried everything to stop this fire. I’ve even tried pulling people’s houses down. Nothing works!”

Next, somebody suggested gunpowder. He liked the idea and tried it. It worked. It was a fantastic assembly!

By Ava,Ivy and Mollie

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

2P’s class assembly

At the end of the day today, 2P perfromed an amazing class assembly all about the London Fire. They did a great job and had exceptional dancing and singing . Now we will tell you how it went and what order they did things in.

First, they started by introducing what they were going to be telling us in their assembly. Then came up three children where two of them were meant to be children while the other was their granddad. They wanted to learn more about the London fire so they went back in time.

The first person that they met was Samuel Pepys who was writing in his diary. The first child looked in his diary and said she couldn’t read it. That was because he liked to write in a special writing so that no one could read it. Then after a nice dance, they found some one that looked really upset. This was King Charles II. He was devastated because he had tried his best to keep his town safe but nothing was working.

Then of course it was time to have another song it was really good and every one loved it. By that time it was time to finish and we all gave them a round of a applause and they all came running forwards to see there parents after the amazing performance. We really enjoyed it and look forward to their next one.

Bye Ava and Ivy

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

Year 2 Chocolate Factory

On Tuesday, Year 2 went on a trip to Yorkshire Chocolate Factory and they have told that it is an amazing place to go!

In the morning, Year 2 went to the Chocolate Factory earlier than expected. The coach ride was pretty long but it was sure worth it! The kids got to try some chocolate and even create a chocolate lolly pop and lickable wallpaper. Although most of the kids didn’t actually like the wallpaper, they enjoyed making them!

In the chocolate story, the first class went inside and some workers who make chocolate gave them all a tour. Inside one of the rooms was a circular table with a hole in the middle and small locked hatches. The circular thing was in a dark shadowy extension from a larger room. On the wall on the left was a large pad or screen thing this showed the children a story of the chocolate and how chocolate was made a long time ago.

After lunch, the young kids went and explored some more and they made their chocolate item. later on, they headed home feeling tired but having had a great time!

By Cara, Eleanor and Ivy!

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