Day 1 at Nell Bank

Year 4 have had a great first day at Nell Bank. On arrival, they had lunch before heading into the woods to play some games and explore the habitats on show. The children then took part in pond dipping and mini beat hunting which they all enjoyed greatly. After that, they went orienteering and explored the adventure play before settling down for a delicious tea of sausages, veg and mash.

This evening, they relaxed with a film, completed quizzes and enjoyed a story accompanied by a hot chocolate.

Everyone’s had a great day and are now sleeping ahead of the long walk tomorrow. We can’t wait!

Collin and Natalie’s Assembly

Colin and Natalie came to visit on Tuesday and deliver another of their great assemblies.

They began the assembly talking about pizza and the process of ordering pizza from takeaway. Colin talked about what comes first when making a pizza, which was dough, then tomato sauce. After that, they said it was the cheese, then toppings. We disused the different toppings and we agreed on mushrooms and tomato.

Later on, they informed us of how many miles away where the ingredients home places were. We totalled the miles up, and came to the conclusion that overall, the pizza had traveled about 56,100 miles to get to us.

The lesson of this assembly was to be grateful that food can travel that far, just to get to our door. We couldn’t believe how far our food travels and are very lucky that we have such an amazing choice.

by Cara and Taylor

Yr 4 trip to Nell bank top tips

Mollie is going to Nell Bank next week so I am giving her some tips!

At Nell bank there’s lots of fun things explore. You do many different activities like my favorite thing was the playground. Mollie has been to Nell Bank before for school linking and she loved the scavenger hunt.

Are the beds cozy?

Yes there are bunk beds and they’re really nice and comfy.

Is it fun,exciting and enjoyable?

Yes it’s really good and if you don’t go then you’ll regret it. You get to spend a lot of time with your friends and explore all day. The adventure park is the best!

How long does the walk go on for?

We go for 14 miles in total and 6 hours.

Phoebe and Mollie

Times Table Rock Stars

Hi,

We’d like to tell you a bit about TT Rockstars which you can play at home or in our after school club. You should play times table rock stars because you can verse your friends, dress up in your style and be a footballer. It is a super fun way to learn times tables for 1×1 to 12×12. It is really fun and you can easily learn your times tables. If you go on garage and you get five questions right you will earn fifty coins {1 question =10 coins but only on garage!} If you go on a game called arena your points won’t be timed by ten although you will still get some points.

It is a great way to practise your times tables and have fun with your friends!

By Ivy, Ava and Hannah

Black History

This week, the whole school started their learning about Black History Month after a visits from the Zulu Warriors. Every class in school will be reading a new book based around Africa while studying some elements of the Geography and History of the continent. In Year Four, we read the book called Who is King from South Africa. It had a range of animal stories and Hannah liked the back ground whereas Ivy did not. The stories were all similar, yet not always factual, as they explained how animals had evolved over time. In Geography, everyone had to label where things where in Africa. It has been a great start to our learning about Africa and we cannot wait to learn more.

By Ava, Ivy and Hannah

about crazy ways of animal change

Macmillan Coffee Morning!

The Macmillan coffee morning was an amazing experience for both children and their loving parents. It raised a astonishing amount of money approximately over 2500 pounds during the morning which was orchestrated by Mrs Pedley. This was one of the most best attended coffee morning Blakehill has ever organized and we are very proud!

Mrs Watson, who is a parent at our talented school, generously and single-handedly organized a jewelry cleanse in order to raise more money for cancer research. Also there was raffle, where a young boy won a Porsche experience, his name is Gurneet! Enjoy!

Thank you to everyone who came to our marvellous morning and helped make it such a success!

By Taylor and Avroop

Ingleborough Day 2

Year 5 woke up early on day 2 to eat their cooked breakfasts before a busy day. During the 9am briefing, each group found out what they were doing.

Groups 1 and 2 went on the long walk, although partially shortened due to rain, and had a great time. They headed from Ingleborough hall all the way to Austwick and back where they learnt about the history of the area, interesting local stories and developed their map reading skills.

They other 3 groups took part in two different activities. All the groups went gorge scrambling which they found extremely exciting and ended up getting quite wet! Groups 3 and 5 also completed a village study which they will be using to compare with Idle when they return to school. For their second activity, group 4 went tree climbing which again was well enjoyed.

After all the activities, the children settled down for tea and evening activities which are either bat hunting or a film and tuck night.

Tomorrow sees the majority of the groups completing the activities that their peers did today with one group being the first take part in caving. I’m sure it will be another exciting day and we are all hoping the rain sticks away.

Hannah

Hi, I am Hannah. I was so exited when I new I was a blogger. I love to type on computers because it is just so fun. School is in the 5 best places in the world but ict is my favourite part of school. I am 9 years old and I am the oldest in my class. My best friend is Zara and Ava and I am new to the school.

By Hannah

Freya

Hello my name is Freya and I think I will be a good blogger because I love to write and I love to find out things on computers and I-pads. I love telling people what has happened through school. I am nine years old and I am in Year five and my teachers are Mrs Hall and Mrs Cavalier-lumley.

By Freya