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!
On the 9th of July, children were sent down to the hall to watch the very last assembly by Year 6.
The stage was up, the lights were out, and everyone was quiet. Nobody had known what they were doing until now, they were doing ‘Albie’. Albie was the male version of ‘Annie’.
As you should know, the story follows a young child called Annie (or in this case Albie) who was abandoned at an orphanage by her parents when she was a baby. Her family left a locket and a note saying they would come back for her. She then spends her whole life searching for her family until she meets a rich and famous man called Mr Worbucks (or Mr Stacks for the modern version.) It is a great film and I recommend you watch it.
The whole of Year 6 (both 6G and 6R) worked as hard as they could to make this production perfect, and it was all worth it.
It was full of singing, dancing jokes and more. There wasn’t a single person that forgot their lines or what scene they were in. Everyone was simply brilliant!
It was a lovely production and all children and adults loved it.
This week, ( on Wednesday ) Year 6 got the opportunity to attend a transition day where they would get to be at their school for one day. Children who will be going to Hanson and Immanuel went to explore their new schools for one day only!
Luckily, at our blogging club we have 2 children that attended the transition day and we can tell you that eventhough it was little scary at first it was amazing!
We will miss Blakehill when we leave but can’t wait to start our new adventures.
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.
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.
Earlier this week, two very nice people (Pat and Kate) did an assembly (for KS2) about hate crime and its effect on others. Hate Crime is where someone is harassed or attacked for racial, religious or cultural differences.
Pat and Kate started off by letting us guess who liked certain things, such as rugby, and they did that to prove that you should not judge a person by how they look.
After that, they talked about our differences and our different religions and how people may not believe in the same things.
We then watched a video with an example of hate crime that showed us how to deal with it. The best thing to do is to immediately tell a trusted adult who can then help you deal with the situation.
It was a really informative assembly and we appreciate the time they gave up to come and speak to us.
On Wednesday, Year 5 performed a brilliant class assembly. They told us all about what they have been learning in class.
Their assembly was all about a poem named the Highway Man.They begun by reading the first few lines of the poem. It started by them setting the scene of a old inn yard at night and the highway man coming riding down to the inn yard. He then whispered to the inn keeper’s daughter who was plaiting a red love knot in to her long, dark, black hair. It was an assembly full of drama and excitement.
Yesterday, Westbourne (Year 3) came to finish our linking project. Blakehill made posters to welcome in Westbourne when they come into the hall. It was the third time we have met up because we first met them at Nell Bank then went to visit them at their school.
When Westbourne arrived we split up into 2 classes and then we split the classes in half. There was 4 groups: group 1,group 2,group 3 and group 4. Each group was made up of children from Blakehill and Westbourne and we worked in pairs. There were 4 activities: building Lego houses, P-E, making fact hands and Q-R code hunt (P-S the answer is friendship). So everyone could have a go at everything, all the groups switched around.
We had lots of fun working together to build our dream school together as well as learning about each other to write facts on our fact fingers. We also worked and play together to play noughts and crosses, pass the tennis ball and blindfolded obstacle course. Finally we used the iPads and worked together to find QR codes, solve a puzzle and then un-jumble the ten letters we had collected to spell the word friendship.
All the teachers and children really enjoyed see our new friends again and we wish we could do it again.
Today, Year 6 woke up early for a filling breakfast before getting straight into the activities. To start with, it was the crate challenge which required cooperation followed by archery which was a test of accuracy. After that, they took part in a range of activities including rock climbing, the big swing and the trapeze. It’s been another action packed day and again we cannot wait for final activities tomorrow.
As Year 6 arrived, we were greeted by our instructors and we set off on the steep incline up to the centre. On arrival, we all headed to the lake to take part in either canoeing or rafting. After that, it was time for the zip line which was great fun! Next up was the dungeon which involved the children taking part in problem solving activities in order to escape. Tea followed and now the children are currently taking part in team competitions. We are all looking forward to tomorrow.