Earlier this week, two very nice people (Pat and Kate) did an assembly (for KS2) about hate crime and its effect on others. Hate Crime is where someone is harassed or attacked for racial, religious or cultural differences.
Pat and Kate started off by letting us guess who liked certain things, such as rugby, and they did that to prove that you should not judge a person by how they look.
After that, they talked about our differences and our different religions and how people may not believe in the same things.
We then watched a video with an example of hate crime that showed us how to deal with it. The best thing to do is to immediately tell a trusted adult who can then help you deal with the situation.
It was a really informative assembly and we appreciate the time they gave up to come and speak to us.
On Tuesday, the PTFA organised another amazing school disco. It started by all of the pupils gathering in the hall to dance to all their favourite songs. While you were there, there was a store where you could buy things from. Children could get: hot dogs, sweets, drinks, glitter, tattoos, bracelets and slap bands. We had an amazing DJ who played all of the classic songs, including Old Town Road, as well as starting a dance off which was great fun. Overall we had an amazing disco and a big thank you to the PTFA for organising the event. We certainly cannot wait until the next one!
On Wednesday, Year 5 performed a brilliant class assembly. They told us all about what they have been learning in class.
Their assembly was all about a poem named the Highway Man.They begun by reading the first few lines of the poem. It started by them setting the scene of a old inn yard at night and the highway man coming riding down to the inn yard. He then whispered to the inn keeper’s daughter who was plaiting a red love knot in to her long, dark, black hair. It was an assembly full of drama and excitement.
Yesterday, Westbourne (Year 3) came to finish our linking project. Blakehill made posters to welcome in Westbourne when they come into the hall. It was the third time we have met up because we first met them at Nell Bank then went to visit them at their school.
When Westbourne arrived we split up into 2 classes and then we split the classes in half. There was 4 groups: group 1,group 2,group 3 and group 4. Each group was made up of children from Blakehill and Westbourne and we worked in pairs. There were 4 activities: building Lego houses, P-E, making fact hands and Q-R code hunt (P-S the answer is friendship). So everyone could have a go at everything, all the groups switched around.
We had lots of fun working together to build our dream school together as well as learning about each other to write facts on our fact fingers. We also worked and play together to play noughts and crosses, pass the tennis ball and blindfolded obstacle course. Finally we used the iPads and worked together to find QR codes, solve a puzzle and then un-jumble the ten letters we had collected to spell the word friendship.
All the teachers and children really enjoyed see our new friends again and we wish we could do it again.
Today, Year 6 woke up early for a filling breakfast before getting straight into the activities. To start with, it was the crate challenge which required cooperation followed by archery which was a test of accuracy. After that, they took part in a range of activities including rock climbing, the big swing and the trapeze. It’s been another action packed day and again we cannot wait for final activities tomorrow.
As Year 6 arrived, we were greeted by our instructors and we set off on the steep incline up to the centre. On arrival, we all headed to the lake to take part in either canoeing or rafting. After that, it was time for the zip line which was great fun! Next up was the dungeon which involved the children taking part in problem solving activities in order to escape. Tea followed and now the children are currently taking part in team competitions. We are all looking forward to tomorrow.
This week, three lucky children, from both Year 4 classes, have been chosen to go Bradford Town Hall to take part in a conference about sustainability goals. The conference was all about the Earth, how to look after it. The children from different schools presented about their chosen goal. The way that the children were picked out was that the their names were put in a hat before being randomly drawn.
Before the visit, the children designed their own logos which were to be put onto a shirt, which they could keep, that would be worn in the presentation.
On the day, a bus collected them in the morning before going around to collect the other schools. When they arrived, they were treated to a tour of the building before getting into presentations.
All of the children from Blakehill did really well and will remember the day for a long time.
On Friday the 14th of June Year 3 did an assembly all about prehistoric age. They explained many things about what the stone age people did and what they learnt from it. Also they made a comparison of what we live like today and what the stone age people lived like.
They started off by introducing the assembly and showed us cave paintings that archaeologists had found. They told us that the drawings had a meaning behind them and what they thought the meaning was. All of the drawings were all very different, they showed us a picture of a deer, bison and many more.
They then went on to showing us where they lived. They taught us that the houses looked and were made very differently to our houses today. They were made out of different materials. They also compared what they dressed like as well.
At the very end they sang a stone age song (we will rock you).