Blakehill’s Rock Assembly

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.

By Hannah and Ava

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 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

Year 6 annual meeting

At 6pm on Thursday, our Teachers Mrs Gould and Mr Sidebottom hosted a Year 6 Parents Meeting to tell our grown ups all about what we would be doing this year. The evening commenced, with a lovely introduction summarizing the night’s topics.

They talked about how we could feel that pressure inflicted on us (the year 6 classes) during SATs and in general but this isn’t what they wanted. This I think is because of the high expectations we are held up to in year 6 due to the fact we will soon be attending secondary school in a matter of months. Even though, there could be a lot of pressure during SATs, we are confident that we will pass with flying colours as we have the support of our teachers and wonderful parents. We can’t wait for the challenge!

by Taylor And Avroop

Good Luck Miss Dobson!

This week has been a very upsetting one because our fantastic PE teacher, Miss Dobson, is leaving!

Since she came here, she has been doing clubs, multi sports, competitions, PE, and been swimming with last year’s Year 4. Miss Dobson joined Year 6 on their adventures at Robin Wood last year.

She’s being leading these activities for one and a half years and now sadly she is leaving to get a different job, in Leeds,which hopefully she will enjoy and thrive in.

We have loved having Miss Dobson make our PE lessons so fun and action packed. She is funny and has really helped us become more confident.

Good Luck Miss Dobson!

By Ruby and Phoebe

Year 6 Frisbee PE

Today Year 6 had a special PE session! It involved Frisbee’s!

They had 4 TEAMS and the teams were pink , blue , green and red . They had to learn 3 rules and they were:

  • 3 second to pass the Frisbee,
  • you can only drop it 5 times
  • only front passes

There was red vs green and blue vs pink.Overall everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We can’t wait until it’s our turn!

Mia and Hannah