Extreme reading competition!

Blakehill Primary school has recently taken part in competition! It is called the Extreme reading competition. All you have to do is take a selfie of yourself reading your favourite book in the weirdest place you can think of. Easy. So far there has been some brilliant pictures that we would love to share!

Here are some of the pictures so far:

Extreme reading competition. on PhotoPeach

Year 5 and Year 2 reading partners

For World Book Day 5S and 2G took part in a reading morning. The children brought along their favourite book, which they then discussed with their partner. During the morning the children listened to each other read, asked questions to check their partner’s understanding and suggested ways that they could make their reading even better. The children worked really hard, reading with expression and accuracy. Happy World Book Day!

Mr Sidebottom and Miss Gardner.

Year 2S Class Assembly

Today 2S did an amazing assembly all about Spring time and growing. They all spoke loudly and clearly. They told us about how they had set up a cress seed experiment. In the experiment, they put one tray of seeds with water on the windowsill, one without water on the windowsill, one in the fridge with water and one in the dark cupboard with water. I wonder how this experiment will turn out? At the end of their assembly they sang a song about a tiny seed growing in Spring. They sang beautifully. They did some really good acting to the story of Billy’s Sunflower. As well as the story, they showed us some painted pictures of sunflowers that they had created of the famous painting by the artist Vincent van Gogh. Their paintings were amazing. 2S are also doing a competition in their class to see whose sunflower grows the tallest.

Well Done! 

By Elyse

Safer Internet Day 2015

This Tuesday 10th February  was safer internet day. The digital leaders were very brave and did an assembly all about safer internet day. They did a quiz to test us on how much we new on safer internet day. We had to put thumbs up or thumbs down. It turns out that we know lots about the internet. In class we did some safer internet promises and lots of them had a lot of thought in them. Most of the children have already started doing their promises. The digital leaders, who did the assembly, were very nervous when they were doing the assembly. Even though we already knew lots about the internet ,the assembly that the digital leaders did has helped us understand even more.

2G created their own rap about safer internet day! They thought really carefully about what they were going to include in their rap. They then practised their rap a lot and used the iPads to record it. It was clear that they worked very hard and enjoyed doing it!

Y2 E-safety Rap from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

By Elyse

2G’s Class Assembly

2G performed their fantastic assembly today, about the Great Fire of London in 1666! They spoke loud and clear, and everyone learned lots about the disastrous fire in London, many many years ago.

They enjoyed their interesting visit from Alex Fellowes, playing the role of a witness of the great fire, and learned lots of fascinating things from him. 2G  did brilliant in their assembly, as well as having lots of fun telling everyone about their fantastic time.


By Keira 5H



Interview with Mr.Drinkwater, the new lollipop man.

Last year, we had a big campaign to recruit a new School Crossing person for Blakehill. Now, the council have accepted and Mr.Drinkwater is now part of the Blakehill family. Below is a quick interview with Mr Drinkwater all about his how he is settling into his new role at Blaekhill.

What is your favourite part of the job?

My favourite part is watching all the people getting across the road and home safely.

What is your least favourite part of the job?

Seeing crazy drivers that are speeding or parking on double yellow lines.

How long have you been doing this job?

I have been a School crossing patrol for about 15 years.

What other schools have you worked at?

I have worked at Thorpe, Hanson, Infirmary and many others.

By Jake and Nell


Safer Internet Day 2015

Next week on Tuesday it is safer internet day!

At Blakehill we talk about E-Safety throughout the year. It is very important that we know how to stay safe while we are online. Throughout the school we will be taking part in some fun activities all about staying safe online.  We won’t just be doing activities we will also be learning how to be safe on the internet. We do this every single year so we don’t forget how important  E-Safety is and how dangerous it can be. Our digital leaders will  be doing an assembly in front of the whole school all about safer internet day.

Keep safe on the internet !


By Elyse 5S