On Monday, Year 3 went on a school trip to Bradford Cathedral. They went to learn about all of the signs and symbols in their work about Christians.
They did a booklet about it and today we will tell you the facts inside it. They learnt that Christians follow the light and that light brings them closer to God. Also that the different colours of an altar cloth mean different things.
Green-an ordinary time
Purple-preparation for an important time
Red-a special time
At the end of there book they got to draw a picture of Mark the winged Lion.
It sounds like they had a fantastic time and learnt lots!
by Mia, Ava and Hannah
On Thursday, Rock Steady visited our school and led forty five minute sessions with each key stage. They taught us how to play some instruments. There were drums, a keyboard, an electric guitar and two microphones for us to sing in.
At the start, ( whilst everyone was coming in ) Michael played us some well known songs. Everyone was clapping along and we were all enjoying it even though it hadn’t even hardly started .
Once this was over, he told us about Rock Steady and picked some children to come up and play the instruments. This was the extremely fun part! This was to the song We Will Rock You. It didn’t matter if you messed up or if you had never played them. Did you know two of them were brother and sister who played together? It was really good to watch!
It sounds like all of the children had lots of fun and we really enjoyed it.
By Cara, Ruby and Leah
Marvellous me is new advanced system that Blakehill now uses to give feedback to parents about how marvelous their child has been. This app allows parents to receive updates about their child without having to come into school.
It is a brilliant app as our parents have received excellent information about us. The best part is that the teachers are not allowed to give negative feedback ( not that there is ever is any).This is awesome!
The app is now used by the whole school after Reception trialed it before Christmas and found it fantastic. So that is why the school is now using it. Personally, we find it an outstanding improvement for the school and can’t wait to receive more messages.
By Avroop,Mollie and Freya.
This afternoon, 6G performed a fantastic assembly about micro-organisms, the story of Edward Jenner and 6G’s New Years Resolutions.
First, they talked about micro-organisms. Micro-organisms are things that are all around you, they are even on your clothes!
Edward Jenner was a person who discovered the cow pox cure. He also was a scientist who worked on different people including a young boy and a farmer girl. Eddie was very curious and decided to investigate if there was cure. And in the end, he succeeded and solved the cure! This is how he became famous. That easy!
6G’s New Year resolution were then shared and some examples are like being better at football, better hand writing and lots of other things. We hope they manage to achieve them!
By Freya, Mollie and Ivy
Every New Year, people in Blakehill think about their new year’s resolutions for the next year. We all then, that year, try and complete the resolutions we chose.
Some of the resolutions we chose included:
- Go to the gym
- Help my parents more
- Be kinder to other children
- Get to know my neighbours better
Most of these were our resolutions. We all hope that this year we complete them.
by Mollie and Freya
Happy new year to all the parents and children!!! We hope you had a wonderful 2019 and a good start to 2020! We would like to talk about some of the bloggers’ new year’s resolutions.
My new year’s resolutions are to make my work neater and aim to get a pen licence. I also want to get better at reading.
My new year’s resolutions are to focus on my topic skills and to work hard on maths.
My news year’s resolutions are to focus on my maths and singing in the choir.
Hope you have a wonderful 2020!
by Florence,Cara and Mia
Next week, Key Stage 2 children are off to the cinema as a Christmas trip. Years 3 and 4 will be off to see the Lion King on Wednesday while 5 and 6 go on Thursday.
The new Lion King was basically the same as the first one but the animals were more like animals from real life through animation. Years 3 and 4 can’t wait to go to see it. The film comes with great reviews and we are really looking forward to the visit with our friends.
Jumanji The Next Level
The new Jumanji the next level looks amazing because it says you will all will not make it alive and I know it will be good because Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black are in it.
We are sure it will be fantastic week at school including the fun trips.
By Ivy and Hannah
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas everyone we hope you have a very jolly Christmas. Have you cleaned up all of your elf on the shelf’s mess? In school we have been getting into the Christmas spirit by doing nativities, Christingles and crafts. The PTFA are doing a secret Santa next week. All of our crafts have been hung up in the corridors and will come home to decorate our Christmas trees more.
We hope you have a lovely Christmas and one question have you put you’re Christmas tree up? I have!
We have got one more week of work until we finish for the holidays and can’t wait for the celebrations in school next week.
Merry Christmas everybody and have a Happy New Year
by Mia and Ava
Year 5 and 6 are doing a Christingle based on the Christmas story with lots of songs and lines for our family and friends. Year 5 will sing 2 special songs that are both in Latin: Year 5’s is Gaudeamus and Year 6’s is called Gaudete. They are very complicated because they’re in a different language but we are working very hard on them. Year 5 and 6 are going on Wednesday the 18th of December to St Cuthbert’s Church.
We will be walking to the church and some people will be walking back and some will be picked up by their parent/carer.
Years 3 and 4 will have their Christingle service on Tuesday 17th December and have also been practising very hard! Each year group have their own special song to sing as well. Year 4 will be singing Drummer Boy and Year 3 will be Infant Holy.
We can’t wait to see you all there!
by Phoebe, Florence and Ruby
Today, in the afternoon, Mr Frowd visited our school to perform another amazing assembly (just like he always does.)
He started off with a joyful song all about Christmas day. It filled everyone with excitement and they were eager for another one to start.
After he had sang the song, he made all of us laugh by telling us what a normal person would do in Mary’s situation after discovering what was ahead of her.
He also talked about the gaps in the Christmas story which nobody noticed and that should have been filled in. At that point, everybody was laughing their heads off, he started to talk about how he wouldn’t have been calm in her situation.
Eventually, he ended his assembly by singing another song that calmed us down so we were ready to go back into class.
It was a really good assembly and we’re sure everyone will be itching to see it again.
By Mollie and Eleanor