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

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

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

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

Year 2 trip to the Yorkshire wildlife park

This week, year 2 have made a massive trip all the way to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. They left at half past eight and they spent all day there and came back at quarter to four.

When they they arrived, every child was very excited to explore and see what the park had installed. They started by walking around the whole park and seeing every animal that they could possibly see. The animal that the children loved the most were the polar bears ind their cold and icy habitat.

After lunch, they had a workshop where they found out about different animals and were showed and handled real animals like a giant snail called big G, a cockroach and a real snake. At the end of the day every single child had a great day and thought that it was a brilliant trip.

By Daniel. Last blog of the year very sad :(.

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.

2P’s class assembly

Today, Mrs Pinder’s class performed the most amazing assembly based on the story The Day The Crayons Quit.

First, Duncan received lots of letters from his colouring crayons. All of the crayons read their letters out loud to us and everyone had a little giggle when peach crayon had her cheeky speech which said, ”Duncan, why did you take my wrapping off ? Now I’m too embarrassed to come out of the crayola box because I’m naked and I don’t have any underwear!”

They went on to act out the rest of the story before finishing off by singing happy, by Farrell, and every colour under the sky. Their singing was so joyful that a lot of people sang along to the lyrics.

Everyone really enjoyed it and would love to see the assembly again!

By Mollie

2S Class Assembly

This afternoon, 2s performed a wonderful, creative assembly all about the artist Claude Monet. They even had Claude himself here to talk to us and look at their art work.

We were taught facts all about his life, shown how they worked to create their own pieces of art like Monet did and spoken to in french!

To finish their assembly, they performed a marvellous dance to sur le pont d’avignon.

It was a great, confident and informative assembly. Well done 2S!

Year 2 Mosque trip

This week, Year 2 visited the Mosque as a part of their learning about Islam.

First, they were introduced to a woman called Fatima. Fatima kindly took them to the washroom which is where Muslims would wash before praying.

Year 2 were also told that they had to cover their heads and take their shoes off. This was to show respect to the Gods.

Year 2 learnt a lot of things while on their trip, such as, Muslims have to pray 5 times a day, and they have these bracelets called ‘prayer beads.’

They had a lot of fun and enjoyed their trip.

We just want to give a special thanks to Reverend Colin and Natalie as well as a few parents and grandparents that came along and helped.

By Libby G