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

Mr Frowd Assembly

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

Yr 5 trip to the mining museum

On Thursday, Year Five went to the Coal Mining Museum. We took part in lots of fun activities including going down a mine, exploring a victorian room full of fascinating facts and we did a quiz to see what equipment we knew.

Then we went to a large room where a women acted what it was like when they mined the coal. Everyone was really enjoying it when some people came up to the front to do some acting.

Next the really fun part it was time to go in the coal mines. It was a little cold down there but we got to spread coal on our face and explore all the different machines that there were. We couldn’t believe how dark it was down there! We are glad we don’t work there!

By Flo and Phoebe

The Choir Sing at Morrisons

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.

by Taylor

The Princess Boy

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.

By Mollie,Ruby and Eleanor

The Christmas Fair

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.

By Leah and Freya

Walking Nativity

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.

by Mia and Ivy

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The walking Nativity

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 .

By Mia, Eleanor and Leah

Year 5 and 6 movie night

On Wednesday the 27th of November, upper key stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6), had a movie night in the hall. There we watched Nativity and everybody found it hilarious, even people who didn’t think it would be funny laughed !

On the night, we got a range of drinks, sweets, chocolate, popcorn and crisps. They were very delicious and most people loved them. Other people liked them(not the same as loved). Once in the movie, Mr Sidebottom had to stop it to collect the rubbish. Everyone was a bit disappointed for some reason.I wonder why? But soon after, the film continued.

It was a great event and we hope to do it again.

By Ruby and Phoebe

Open Classroom Day

On Tuesday, every class in the school allowed parents to come in and observe the classroom and look at their books.

Most of the classes had iPads , floor books and a chance to write how they think their child should behave on a post-it note . The purpose of the iPads was to show off the fantastic class pages each class have on the school website.

All the parents enjoyed looking at the books and the fabulous hard work in them. They were very proud and loved that we did lots of work. Overall, we think that this was a great idea to do this and that everyone enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. .

By Freya,Leah and Eleanor