The Drumming Assembly

On Thursday, we had an assembly all about drumming. The two people that were hosting the assembly were called Nathan and Alison from Learn to Rock. They were showing and talking to the parents a lot about their safety and how they were making it harder for the children.

First they started by showing us the beats that they taught and how they made it harder through the lessons. All the children who had been practising came up and showed off their new skills.

The best thing about the assembly is that some of the teachers played and they were really good at it… well kinda I guess.

At the end, they had the older ones, which they called the super stars, play and they did most of the hardest tricks and their names were Bethany and Dempsey. Can you believe they got 3 rounds of applause!?

It was great to watch and everyone is hoping that they can go next.

By Hannah and Ava

World Book Day Dress Up

On Thursday, it was world book day and the whole school dressed up as many different characters from different books. Some of them were Alice in Wonderland, things from Harry Potter, Disney Princesses, animals and spooky creatures but we couldn’t find Where’s Wally.

Mrs Russell and Miss Gardener set up a challenge to dress up as as many characters from different books as we can. Also to see if we could read 500 books as a school of 420. We got a free book token. Some of the books were Alex Rider, SuperTato, The day we met the queen and many other wonderful books.

It was a wonderful World Book Day and we all enjoyed it very much.

By Leah,Flo,Phoebe and Ruby

Easter Egg Appeal

This Year, we are once again taking part in the Easter egg appeal for the eighth year.

The appeal is for less fortunate children around Bradford. At our school, we try and help them as much as we can to either raise money or give up something for others .In past years, we have collected over a hundred eggs.WOW. It is such a fantastic effort!

We always get informed by an assembly with Mr CL that every one enjoys because we always enjoy helping others and being kind. We cannot wait to see how many we bring in. Hopefully, we beat last year’s record!

By Mia and Freya

Year 4 Times Tables Meeting

Last Night, at 5:30, the one and only Mr Hodges hosted a Times tables meeting with Miss Philip and Mrs Wardell.

What they did was let parents Come in so that the teachers could talk about the importance of times tables. In the meeting, they talked about that they need to know up to 12×12 by the end of Year 4.

The Year 4’s have to do a test at the end of the year to see how well they know their tables. However, it is more important that they know their table facts for fractions, division, long Multiplication and much, much more! By knowing the times tables really fast you can get better at all these thing. To get better use times table rock and hit the button.

By Eleanor and Cara

Penalty shoot out

Yesterday, which was Thursday, everyone in the school took part in the penalty shoot out. Billy Bantam and 3 other Bradford City volunteers came to help with our penalty shoot out.

All the year groups chose a time slot that suited them the best. Some people were lucky because they brought their sponsor form into school. Those lucky people got to take 4 shots against Billy Bantam. However, even if you didn’t, you still got to take 1 shot against Billy Bantam. When all the children had taken their shots, the volunteers made the teachers take some shots as well. It was really funny!

by Phoebe and Mollie

Non-Uniform Day

Today, we had Non Uniform Day to honor the week we’ll be having off! If you wanted to wear non uniform, you had to pay a pound to wear what you want to. If you want to wear the normal uniform, you can come in uniform but not bring a pound into school. The pound will go to the school so they can buy more equipment for playtime/Lunchtime or even school trips.

Everyone at school is grateful of the support parents and carers provide. We hope everyone has fantastic half terms.

Freya and Mia

Luke Carson Year 4 visit

On Monday, someone named Luke Carson, who is a police officer, visited Y4 to talk about E-Safety.

He started off, by asking us about things to do with E-Safety and whichever group had the most points at the end of the quiz won a prize (which was 5 house points). When we finished the quiz, all the groups had a score of 12 so we had to guess his age. It was 32.

Then in the other class, 4H, after the quiz he told us that he lied and was an 8 year old girl called Zoe. Then, he asked us how do we know if he was? Dexter said, ”Because he was a boy.” He then asked how do you know that. Christopher said because he was bald. That was obvious. The real learning point was that online we don’t know what people actually look like so it is much harder to know when people are telling the truth.

It was really helpful and we are sure that Year 5 will enjoy theirs next week.

by Ava, Mollie and Ivy

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.

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

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