Year 1 and 2 Nativity

The assembly was perfect as the children were so cute and surprisingly knew their lines top to bottom! These children were absolutely astonishing and always had a humongous smiles across their faces 24/7 .The performance was named “I am going to shine” and of course they shone in a way that can not be put into words.

The incomparable show, was a huge success which has made all of the parents and teachers proud! Not to count the number of proud family members and siblings! I personally enjoyed the song that was sung throughout the show as they all sung it in complete happiness and glee.

By Avroop and Taylor

The Idle light switch on

On Sunday, the choir will be performing a variety of songs at the Idle light switch on. This will be a magnificent event taking place at an unknown destination although we do know that we will meet at Idle car park opposite Mrs Butterfingers cafe. This is one our personal favorite cafes in the district of Idle.

The event will commence at 3:30 pm and will end at 5:00 pm. Unfortunately, our parents will have to accompany us during the event although we are still extremely excited . It will be totally awesome.

Please come and support our fantastic choir and we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

By Avroop and Taylor

Eden Camp!

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.

By Hannah and Ivy

Blakehill Parents Evening

Tuesday and Thursday, were the days of parents evening. On these days, parents could come in and to talk to their child’s teachers to see what they have been doing in class. They also had the chance to discuss how hard their child has been working and if there was anything else they could do to help.

The teachers had very kindly put the children’s books on a desk outside the classroom so the parents could look at their book whilst they were waiting. In some classes, they had the floor book out to look at what exciting things the children have been doing.

After their wait, they could go in and the teachers talked about a range of things. Often, they talked about how their home reading was going, word mountains and TT rock stars.

By Freya and Eleanor and Leah

The Christmas fair

It has got that time of year! The Christmas fair starts on Tuesday the 3rd of December. There will be photo booths, sweets and lots of other fun prizes. We really hope you can come to help raise more money!

Children had to bring in lots of chocolate and adults had to bring in bottles of wine for prizes and presents. I will definitely coming because I know it will be GREAT! UUUUUUUUHHHHHHHH I can’t wait!

This will be a great experience for you. Please come to help raise money for an amazing cause and get in the christmas spirit with us. It is our gift to you for a beautiful December.

by Ava and Ivy

4P’s Class assembly

Today, 4P performed their Nell Bank assembly which was presented as an episode of Countryfile where they included features on pond dipping, mini-beast hunting, the long walk and den building.

The first thing that they showed us was pond dipping. Louis and Bilal had caught a large male newt at the age of two. They knew that because they identified it and looked on a special classification (grouping) paper that told you what water animal you had found.

After explaining all the things they did and singing the Nell Bank song, they thanked us for watching their fantastic assembly.

It looks like a they had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Ava and Ivy

Remembrance Day Assembly

On Tuesday, we had Mrs Roberts coming in and talking to us about Remembrance Day.

She started off with the song Tipperary which we all enjoyed. After the children settled down from all the singing, Mrs Roberts started to tell us about when it is . It’s on the 11th month, on the 11th day at 11 am.

Mrs Roberts talked about how the soldiers fought and risked their lives for us in the war. She showed us a sweet video of how the poppies were relevant to the war. We all enjoyed this. We closed our eyes and thought how brave they were and how grateful we are to have soldiers.

We now know that Remembrance Day is a very important Day to us and will know what to think about during our two minute silence on Monday.

By Cara and Leah

The New Choir

On Wednesday, Mrs Scott ran a choir for KS2 .This took place at the start of dinnertime.

In the lesson, we sang Christmas carols for twenty minutes. As it was the first lesson, we started off with the backing track and a couple of times we tried to sing without it.

The amount of people shocked both us and Mrs Scott as 60 people showed up! What a great number! All these people promised to show up every week so that we can be the best! Mrs Scott mentioned a lot of places she wanted to take the choir such as the Idle walking nativity.

We enjoyed this as it brought a lot of people together and singing makes us happy.

By Eleanor and Freya

TT rock-stars competition

Next week there will be a competition for tt rock-stars across school because it is maths week. TT rock-stars is a maths game for all years. It helps children progress in their times tables facts hile they collect coins to create an avatar.

Here are some top tips of how to use tt rock-stars accurately. Go on garage instead of studio , rock slam and arena. This helps you to practise the facts which you need to. Although arena is fun because you can play against your friends. Practice regularly to get lots of points and get better and faster at it.

If you your class wins you win a grand prize of pizza! We hope these tips helped you good luck.

By Mia and Florence

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!