U11’s Netball tournament!

This is a match report from the netball extraordinaire Emily- Year six. On Thursday 30th March our Under 11 Netball team competed in another round of matches at Hanson School in the U11 School Games Netball competition. They arrived in style as their stylish new jackets had arrived earlier in the week! They playing against Lapage, Killinghall and Cavendish this week,we had some injuries but got back up and kept going, even if we were losing! We played three matches, losing our first and drawing the other two – we are very proud of ourselves as we have come joint 3rd in our group! Keep posted for more match reports for the remainder of the tournament! Well done to everyone who took part so far and let’s keep it up!Remember: teamwork makes the dream work!

 

By Emily

 

5H Assembly

Lights flicker and darkness spreads, the whole school eagerly wait on the end of their seats,as the movie starts.  All the school sit in Odean-Blakehill to watch a great Greek film. Casually the boss of the Odean walk in. Silencing us, especially a man sat at the back of the cinema (the hall) which I am glad of ,as he was making a racket. It began. Two wise children were bored at home they were bored of the raining, storming and horrible weather. So they went to see what was on there old-fashion television. First was a battle between Sparta and Athene it showed people talking about they differences between them and two people hit each other in battle, it most of hurt!

Next up chose by Mckensey was a great fashion change with a beautiful model. She did a dreamy hair flick and walk on the catwalk. Sadly Spencer stopped it and the model with a toga stopped next up was a sale of great vase but the man who was selling kept saying vase instead of varse (vase) but as time went on it was stopped again! Finally, to finish this wonderful event off they sang a song with little solos and it explained everything about the Greeks.The bright lights turned back on it was over. It was a truly great assembly all about the ancient Greeks that 5H have been learning about. Have a look at it for yourselves below.

By Emily Mae

Celebrity Guest Visits Blakehill!

This week Mrs Russell organised for a very special visitor come to our school who used to be a pupil here. They came to open the new Library and have a look around the school to see how much it as changed this they were here. Former Manchester United and England international player Tom Cleverley! He was given a tour round our school by Mr Patterson and two pupils Dhruv and Billy and he couldn’t believe how much the school had changed since he had left. But that’s not all… Tom also remembered a few teachers that are still here from when he was. They were Mrs Feather (then known as Mrs Drew) and Mrs Hall (then known as Miss Kells). Did you know that Mrs Hall was Tom’s first football coach before he went on to work for Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis Van Ghal! It was amazing to think that someone internationally famous had come to our school. After he had opened our new library unfortunately he had to go and pick up his own children. This was very sad but happy because he had got to meet some of us and he is always welcome to come back and see us all again!

By Emily and Brooke

Red Nose Day 2017!!

Today was Red Nose Day! We have been raising money for children in Africa, the United Kingdom and all around the world. Did you know that when you are in the UK you are never further that 40 miles from a Red Nose Day funded scheme? The grand total raised today was £484.17! We raised £366.80 for non-uniform, while on the ‘Guess The Sweets’ game we raised £117.37 that makes a grand total of £484.17, Thank you so much for all your donations and efforts in getting dressed in red for red nose day! As well as dressing in red some people even painted their face or dyed their hair!
The winner of the guess the sweets was Taylor in 3P with a guess of 304 sweets, when the jar contained 327 sweets in total! This lucky girl got to take the full jar home with her.( Lets hope she shares them with her big sister the Blogger!) 

By Adam and Alex.


Year 5 Coal Mining Trip

Today, Year 5 went to the Yorkshire Coal Mining Museum. They had a lot of fun and we would like to tell you all about it. First, once they had got there, some of the groups went to the coal pit. Before they went down, they looked down a large circular pit covered with glass, it was 169metres down! We were kitted up with a helmet and went to get a torch so that we could see what we were doing. In the lift, it was very scary as we dropped it jerked and everyone huddled together in little groups, terrified. When we got down there we walked down into the tunnels and John, our guide, showed us around and gave us information about the past. We even turned out the lights and suddenly a mouse appeared it was as dark as night.We got to keep piece of coal. John even told us a story about how on his first day the boss said ”keep you lunch away” he didn’t have a clue what he meant. He found out though! He came to eat and because he had it a paper bag it had gone  the mice had eaten every scrap. That is why they have copper tins for lunch.  We passed a coal pit and John smeared coal all over our face. Mrs Gould didn’t want to have any on but John caught her and put it all over her face. He showed us alot of things in the mine and we had a lot of fun.

After our lunch, we went to do 2 more activities with Aunty Brenda and Samuel in the art display. Samuel was a boy he worked in the mine but we met him as a man. He had a sister called Emily that is the best name.  A cousin George a dad mum and Bill the uncle but bill died he got crushed in the mine. He was in the mine at six years of age. Would you like that? The mine was a truly a horrible place to be. We all enjoyed the trip.

 

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

 

My first blog Patrick

My name is Patrick and I’m a normal school boy. I’m in Year 6 and my birthday is Today! My hobbies are playing out and I love to have fun. Me and my Friends are massive football fans and love it (we would do anything to be a real football player in the world cup), we all see each other a lot and have a lot of fun. I became a blogger because I am a good writer, can type pretty fast and I want to spend the word about my school.

by Patrick

Alex

Hi my name is Alex, I’m in 4Lo with Mr Lowe.

I wanted to be a blogger because I love computers and I know my stuff. I like to teach my Dad and my Mum stuff I learn in ICT at school.

My hobbies are gaming, I like to play lots of different games. I also love Football I play for a local team.

I’m looking forwards to sending blogs in future!

By Alex.

Year 2 visit St Cuthbert Church

This week Year 2 were extremely lucky to be able  to visit St Cuthbert Church to look at different bibles both new and old. It must have been very interesting as they looked at not just bibles that belonged to the church but old bibles that belonged to soldiers and lots of others! Some were so precious that they had to wear gloves and  some of the bibles were written in different languages, I would love to see one of them.  They looked at new bibles and bibles that were hundreds of years old!

Mr Froud was there, he often comes to our school to do songs about the stories in the bible. At the church they put on some clothes to get into the character of the people that were alive when the bible was written which sounds very fun!  After all that they did a very fun bible quiz that challenged the children on all that they had learnt throughout the session. Even the teachers had fun as they were spoilt with a cup of tea and slice of cake!

It’s sounds like year 2 had a fantastic time and we hope they learnt lots from it.

 

By Emily-Ma

Macmillan Coffee Morning

This morning, we participated in The Macmillan Coffee Morning to help fund the support that they give to the community. We would like to thank everyone who came – we hope you enjoyed it – we did! We had a fantastic turnout and people gave generously which has allowed us to beat our total from last year by raising £740! THANK YOU to everyone who gave up their time to come and help and who donated cakes.

Blakehill Obstacle Course

It is finally, here the moment we have all been waiting for, the Blakehill Obstacle Course! Every year we do this to raise money  for school. It goes towards fun things like performances in the school  and equipment to use at break and lunch. In the obstacle course there are a number of physical tasks to be completed like running,hurdling,  climbing under nets and spiriting through ladders. It’s a great event which all the children love to take part in. If you want to take part then fill out the sponsor form  and bring it to school, if you don’t have a letter there are more in the office and on the school website.   And don’t forget whoever raises the most money gets a prize how great is that? wow!

By Emily Mae