Year 3 have a go at persuasive letters

Over the the last few weeks Year 3 have been producing work based around the book The Famous Five – Five on Treasure Island by Enid Blyton. This week they had a go at writing persuasive letter. They had to imagine they were the character George from the book and they had to write a letter to her Father to convince him not to sell Kirrin Island. Below is Jayven’s first attempt, he did very well indeed.


Dear Father,

I am writing this letter to persuade you not to sell Kirrin island to the antique dealer and, I hope you will take the time to consider the points made.

Firstly, I will have nowhere to play if you sell. If you sell the island, we wont have any more things from the family history.You said you need the money however, Instead of selling the island me and mother will get jobs. I don`t want anything else you said you’d buy me I just want my island. Also, if you sell the island, I will not touch a penny of the money you get!!!

You said the man wants to build a hotel on it however, you could build a hotel and get lots of money because lots of people love staying in a nice, cosy, warm hotel. Father,  you do not know what it is like to be on the island because you have never been there to see the castle or to see the ship wreck , so how would you know if it is great or not. Why don`t you go and see it?

Mother even promised that I could have the island and you should never break a promise and I am really hurt that you gave me the ship wreck and the island just when it wasn`t worth anything.

Yours Faithfully,


Sports Day!

Sports Day is just around the corner! Just like  last year and every year before you wear the colour of your house team. Please could your child bring a sun hat and a water bottle. If you are coming to watch your child/children the gate to the school field will be open from 1:30pm. They will need to be collected from the usual  year group door, however siblings cannot be collected until the end of the school day.





Year 1 and 2  Sports Day is on Tuesday the 19th of May.

Year 3 and 4 Sport Day is on Wednesday 20th of May.

Year 5 and 6 Sports Day is on Thursday the 21st of May.





Blakehill’s Got Talent!

Starting next week, from Monday 18th May 2015, Blakehill will be holding auditions for Blakehill’s Got Talent! Everybody is looking forward to it. This year we will be holding auditions in classes and only 2 acts from each class will get through to the final on Friday. After all of that we will have the moment that you have been waiting for, the winner will be announce! This year it will be even bigger than ever! We will have lots of dance acts, singing acts and lots more amazing acts. Will you be auditioning? What will you perform? Do you think you have what it takes to win Blakehill’s Got Talent?

Good look to all!

By Elyse

4L class assembly

On Friday 15th of May 2015 4L delivered their class assembly. The assembly was about Orca whales and how they are being captured and kept in captivity.At the beginning of the assembly there was a clip put on that all of 4L had already watched. The video was about performing whales and how they don’t like it. Also, the video had Orcas splashing people while they come into their own water stage.Some of 4L read persuasion texts and descriptions of Whales in captivity.At the end 4L told the school that Year 4 will be hosting bun sale on the 22nd of May to raise money to adopt an Orca whale called Fife.

BY Ruby

Hooray!!! SATs Are Over!!!

Today, after a very (very) long week, the SATs came to a end. We can now have a well-earned rest after all the hard work we have put in. We celebrated by cheering and charging out of the hall onto the top playground! Hopefully, we will all get the levels we are wanting – we’d be very happy if we did! Now we can sit back and relax over the weekend. We asked fellow blogger Rebecca what her favourite and least favourite SATs where, she said: “My favourite SAT was GPS in general and my least favourite subject was the level six reading.”

Well done Year 6

By Jake and Libby

Claret & Amber Day – Thanks for the support!

Today was Claret & Amber day at Blakehill to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City Fire. Over the next few weeks, around 40 schools in Bradford are having a claret and amber day and going school in non uniform.
We asked pupils and staff to wear Bradford City colours and donate a minimum of £1.
At the end of the school day, the Blakehill Bloggers also went out into the playground with buckets to see if any parents wanted to contribute any more money.

Altogether we have raised a grand total of £506.49 pounds!

This will all go to the Bradford City Burns Unit, so parents thank you for all of your support!
Claret & Amber Day 2015 on PhotoPeach

Sock Puppets 1R

This week 1R made lots of fantastic sock puppets. They all so amazing infact they were so amazing you couldn’t tell that they made them. They made these for their science topic about materials.
Sock Puppets in 1R on PhotoPeach

Which one is your favourite?

Claret and Amber Day

On the 11th of May 1985, a terrible thing occurred – the Co-operative stand in the Coral Windows stadium set on fire. 56 eager football fans (54 Bradford supporters and 2 Lincoln supporters) were killed.

To remember this tragic event we are having a Claret & Amber Day where we are asking pupils to wear claret and amber coloured clothing (obviously Bradford tops if possible) on the 8th of May. Children can wear football kits (preferably Bradford) or a PE Kit. Children are asked to bring in a minimum donation of £1.

All profits made will go to the Bradford Burns Unit.

Please help us to commemorate this tragic event and raise money for this amazing cause.
Lots of other schools in the area are also supporting this event. Click here to read about it in the T&A