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.
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.
This week, on Thursday, Blakehill had an interesting visitor come in to show us different rock instruments and how to play them. He taught at a place who wanted to convince to us to learn new musical instrument.
The instruments that he showed us were the electric guitar, drums and keyboard. They even offer singing lessons! .On the guitar he played Senorita and lots more songs and everyone sang a long. He certainly got everyone rocking, rolling and having a fantastic time.
We all had to vote on which instrument we thought was best and it was mixed response with different children preferring different instruments.
We had a great time watching the performance and enjoyed joining in by clapping to the songs. It certainly was an experience and are hoping to have more assemblies like this in school.
On Wednesday, the choir embarked on a journey to Morrisons where they sang some traditional Christmas carols to the shoppers and family. In total they sang 14 songs. They organized it with a break.
The dedicated members of the choir, sang 7 songs then had a break where water was handed out. Then they sang the same seven songs again to give a opportunity to hear them sing again. The crowd, immensely enjoyed We Three Kings of Orient Are as the choir sung it with such enthusiasm.
Personally, I enjoyed Infant holy as I enjoyed the pleasant smiles that arose during that joyful song. The choir has made our school proud we are so glad to have such a phenomenal team and choir to work with.
On Friday the 6th of December, Mrs Keighley (our head teacher) held an inspirational assembly about a book called’ My Princess Boy’.
First, she played an amazing song that was named Rainbow-land by Mylie Cyrus. At the beginning, no-one knew the words to sing along but as it got going, lots of people started to join in with the wonderful lyrics.
When the song had finished, Mrs Keighley started reading a book called ‘My Princess Boy’. It was based around the theme ‘Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover’.
We thought this was a good assembly as it taught us not to judge people for being themselves.
I ( Mollie) thought that it was great for younger children because of the moral behind it. I ( Eleanor ) thought that this assembly was a brilliant example for kids to not judge people for what they look or sound like. I ( Ruby ) thought that it was a brilliant assembly.
On Tuesday, in the school Hall, we had a very fun and exciting evening at the Christmas fair. It was a jam packed event with lots of fantastic things to do. In addition to the all, in some classrooms we had things like Santa’s Grotto, which had lots of eager children waiting, decorating biscuits, hook a bauble and other fun things to do.
In the Hall, there were drink tombolas, a chocolate tombola and a sweetie stall. At the other side, there was a table where you could get hot drinks and buns. It sounds tasty! At the chocolate tombola, many goods were there to be won. Mr Sidebottom described the event as manic!
Did you go? Well you should have!
Everyone had a fantastic time and really got into the Christmas spirit. We hope to have another fair next year.
Last Saturday, St Cuthberts held their annual Walking Nativity which has been running for an amazing thirteen years!
They started in the church where glow-sticks and pins were handed out. There was a little introduction where Natalie (one of the church staff) told us all about what happened when Mary got a visit from the angel and how they had to go to there home town to get counted. After that, the other angel told us how Natalie couldn’t go due to her broken foot.
Then the choir sang Silent Night and we 3 kings to try to cheer up Mary as she was very grumpy! The choir has, as always, made Blakehill very proud with the fantaastic performances performing to the wider community. We are sure this excellence will continue through the years.
On Saturday, some of the choir will be doing St Cuthberts walking nativity.
The walking nativity is an event that St Cuthberts holds every year near Christmas time. What you do is walk for a bit and stop, then you do one part of the nativity to the next until baby Jesus is born. I wonder when where it will finish?
The children will start off in the church singing a few Christmas carols. After that, they will go walking around playing a part of the nativity. Don’t worry though they are going to be with an adult. Soon after dazzling the crowds, they will return home ahead of another performance in Morrisons next week .
On Tuesday, 4H and 4P went to Eden camp, all of us loved it but in the morning Ivy and I did not want to go and I will tell you why. We said to our self, “We do not want go!” but now we are glad we went and now Ivy will tell you what we did at Eden camp.
So first we arrived ,then we deposited our lunches at Mess Hut 3. After that, we went to the toilets and went in huts. My favorite hut was The U-Boats and Hannah liked The Blitz. In the Blitz, we saw burning and heard bombs going off. In the U-Boats, we were inside the submarines that had been attacked by the German’s U-Boats and were flooding and men/women needed to fix it so everyone else wouldn’t die. How terrible that would have been!
It was a really interesting day and we had a great time.
This Friday, 4H had their Nell bank assembly. All their mum’s and dads came to watch and it was amazing everyone loved it. All the kids were fantastic despite Mr Hodges making a silly mistake by muting his computer. There were four activities including den building, long walk, mini beast hunt and pond dipping that they explained about as if it was a live episode of Countryfile. Did you know that den building each consisted of 4 groups were they had to find there resources in the woods?
The highlight of the assembly was the children’s line dancing which they performed twice. They danced to the song 5678 by Steps and it involved lots of fun country dance moves.
Everyone really enjoyed it and cannot wait for their next one in the spring.