5L vs 4H TT Rockstars Battle

This week, there was a huge battle between 5L and 4H. Mr Hodges’ class challenged 5L last Friday but sadly (for 4H) 5L won by 624 points.

TT Rockstars is an online maths challenge which you can play anywhere. It is an app for people to practice your maths and have a bit of fun. You can have some fun with your avatar, which you create yourself, and change your hair, top, pants and accessories.

By learning your times tables, it really helps you with your other mathematical skills including multiplication, division and fractions. Keep practising hard on TT rock stars and you will soon see the benefits.

By Florence, Mia, Hannah and Phoebe.

5 and 6 Football Tournament

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday year five and six had a football tournament where the houses Kingfisher, Javelin, Kestrel and Jupiter had to play against each other. They were all very excited and both teams wanted to win and were very determined that they would.

On Monday it was the first mach of the week and probably the most intense of them all! The teams were years 6’s Javelins vs the year 5’s Javelins but after lots of awesome tackles and goals the year 6’s took the tackle and scored the last goal! Well done year six!

The next day was too wet and icy so unfortunately they couldn’t do another match. But at least on Wednesday another match could be done Kestrel went against Kestrel and it was a close match where the year 5’s lost.

On the last day of the week ( Friday), there was another match which was going to take place on the playground. Today, year 5 Jupiter and year 6 Jupiter played today . Year 5 won . Well done!

We have really enjoyed the football so far and hope it continues into the future.

By Phoebe, Ivy and Ava

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

Year 3 trip to Bradford Cathedral.

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

Gold-festival 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

Rock Steady Workshop

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

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.

6G Assembly

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

Our New Year’s Resolutions

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!

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.

Florence

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.

Cara

My new year’s resolutions are to focus on my topic skills and to work hard on maths.

Mia

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

Cinema Trip

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.

Lion King

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.

Merry Christmas!

By Ivy and Hannah