Drumming assembly

On Thursday afternoon Nathan , Alice and the children performed an incredible drumming assembly. The children involved had worked with Nathan since the end of last year developing their drumming skills.

First, Riley and Dempsey performed an excellent duet. Nathan showed them a beat , Riley and Dempsey had to copy it. It was amazing! Alice explained how she had taught them the different type of drums used on the full set. She also took part and tried to distract the children to show how well focused they were.

After the boys, it was Amber and lily’s turn. They did it to the song Boomerang. Even though they were really young, they were really good. After that, other chilren took to the stage no matter what year they were in, they were still fantastic to watch.

We all loved the assembly too much and were all disappointed that we had to go back to class.

By Leah and Freya

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

Neon Disco

On Tuesday the 15th we had an exciting neon disco that was organised by our PTFA. There were sweets, hot dogs, refreshments, flashing lights, and lots more!

First , it was Key Stage 1 from 5.00 to 6.00 then it was Key Stage 2 which was from 6.15 to 7.15. It was two pounds entry and we had lots of fun with dancing, singing and flashing disco lights. In Key Stage 2 we could buy friend ship bracelets, neon glasses, flashing fruit rings , flashing finger lights and lots of other things. Everyone looked funny wearing their neon accessories while they danced.

We had lots of fun dancing and singing with our friends in our bright clothes. We enjoyed it so much we can not wait for the next one!

By Florence and Ruby

5L class assembly

Today, 5L performed an amazing assembly about their residential trip to Ingleborough Hall.

First it started off with the children talking about how it was and how they perservered with the tough challenges.

Then it was about the amazing show cave that we had to go through. The Children described how fun it was and what it was like.They talked about the funny creations like the elephant and the underwater city.

Next , was tree climbing. The children explained about how challenging it was and how they were working together as a team to pull the ropes!

After that, it was caving. The children talked about how exciting it was although the water was a lot deeper this year. In the cave, there were lots of challenges like the worm hole and sandwich.

Then, they talked about the long walk which was very funny. During the walk they stopped in a park in Austwick to eat lunch and have fun on the slides.

Next was gorge scrambling and Kobe talked about how it was a cross between tree climbing and caving. It was really fun yet challenging.

On the nights, the children watched a DVD, went bat hunting, had a story teller and did country dancing.

After explaining it all, the amazing assembly ended with a big round of applause.

By Leah and Cara

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

Y1 trip to the Industrial Museum

On Tuesday, Year one went on a fantastic trip to the Bradford Industrial museum. This trip started of with the section Jowett cars, where they looked at the first ever Jowett car to be made. They also got a chance to see the first Bradford van that was used to deliver the daily newspaper.

Secondly, Year 1 went to see the textile industry where they saw how the Victorians made clothes out of wool. This helped them to understand how the Victorians provided themselves with clothes.

Thirdly, they experienced how the Victorians used the printing machine of their day to print the daily newspaper. This was extremely different to what we use now in modern day.

Later on, they took a look at how workers and mill owners lived back then. Their houses were also different to modern day. These houses were made out of brick and stone, which is different to how they build them now.

Finally, they learnt how to wash clothes with a pillar designed by the victorious . They all got to take part in this event. It sounds like a great day and I am sure they had a brilliant time.

By Ruby,Phoebe and Avroop

Woodwind musical assembly

Yesterday, Cobalt Brass, a woodwind band, came in to show us what they could do all the way from Manchester.

At first, they played some tunes and we had to guess what the song was. After that, they introduced themselves and their instruments as each one of them went into center stage. They taught us what their instruments can do and the different parts which make it up.

Then we played a game with Farmer Joe and had to guess the which animal he was making the sound of. Since we guessed them all right, we got one last song which was fantastic.

We all loved them coming in and it was a lovely and interesting assembly.

By Mollie and Freya

Zulu Warriors

On Tuesday, 4 Zulu warriors came to our school and spent all day teaching dances and making pupils laugh. We were all very grateful for them to come to Blakehill and teach us how to dance.

The Zulu warriors did three amazingly loud assemblies that thrilled all the children by the loud drums and amazing dancing. After a while, everyone got out of assembly and headed back to class. After lunch, some year groups went down to the hall and the Zulu warriors taught them a dance which were performed in an assembly later in the day. It was a fantastic day which engaged all the children and certainly will not be forgotten any time soon.

By Cara and Eleanor

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

Year 2 trip to Idle church

On Wednesday, Year 2 went to the church in Idle where they met Mr and Mrs Frowd. Firstly, they read the Bible but they had to wear white gloves. They then looked at other things that are precious to Christians like the thorn crown and wine glasses.

After that, the children got a little rest before learning about new things. They first got told to sit on the floor and listen very carefully before the person started telling a story about Mary Jones. She wanted a bible but she couldn’t because there were non in welsh. So she walked 25 miles just to get a bible in welsh. She was also saving money for 6 whole YEARS!

It sounded like a fascinating trip and we’re sure Year 2 had a great time!

By Ruby and Phoebe