Ofsted visits Blakehill!

On the 15th & 16th of January, Blakehill had visit from Ofsted. They wanted to inspect our school. We were all on our best behaviour (like always) hoping that they would be as impressed with our school as we are.
The report states … “All groups make good progress“, “Pupils make good progress because teaching is good“, “The school’s safeguarding procedures are highly effective“, “Governors know the school well and share the clear vision of senior leaders“, “Behavior of pupils is good. It is a strength of the school and is at times outstanding”
Everyone is so proud of Blakehill! The Ofsted framework has changed alot since 2012 so “Good” is a huge achievement.  We are extremely proud of our school and are very pleased with our report.

By Libby

1R’S Class Assembly

Today 1R did an amazing class assembly. They worked hard all week on this assembly and all there hard work payed off. It was a fantastic assembly all about Kenya of the story Hanya’s Fruit. But it just wasn’t all about that story they also found out some facts about Kenya and told us them in assembly. They did some brilliant acting and spoke loud and clearly. They learnt an Africa song to sing in front of everybody at assembly and there singing was absolutely amazing!

They had lots of fun doing there assembly and we had lots of fun watching it!

By Elyse

Year 2’s Trip to The Chocolate Factory

On the 23rd January, Year 2 went on a trip to York, to visit the famous chocolate factory! They had a fantastic time, and enjoyed all the great activities that they did. The visit was to support the work they have been doing about Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

They learnt lots, but loved every minute too! They learnt about the long history of chocolate, and how it all started, as well as designing their own creative and cleverly made chocolate machines. Also, they made their very own Willy Wonka chocolate bars, which they all loved the best!


Water safety

On Wednesday 28th January a man, who knew all about water safety, came in to speak to year 4L and 4S about it. He spoke about all of the unsafe things around water outside like: a river, an outdoor swimming pool, the sea, a reservoir, and a pond. Once he finished the talk he told us about a competition that year 4 can enter. The competition is to design a poster to say why you must be safe around water. The winner will be rewarded with 12 free swimming lessons at Eccleshill swimming baths.

Bradford vs Chelsea 4-2

On the 24th of January (last Saturday), Bradford City and all there supporters went up to Stamford Bridge to watch them play Chelsea. However, most people thought it would be a horrific loss for Bradford but the Chelsea supporters went home disgraced at the match they had just watched. Bradford fans went home amazed and stunned at winning the top BPL team. Jose Mourinho said ‘This cup exit was a disgrace’. It is now known as one of the biggest FA Cup shocks!

Match stats:

Bradford City:41%

Chelsea goals:
Gary Cahill 21′
Ramires 38′

Bradford City goals:
Jon Stead 41′
Filipe Morais 75′
Andy Halliday 82′
Mark Yeates 90′

Mark Yeates scored a sneaky goal in extra time.

3P explore the Stone Ages

3P visited the Yorkshire museum in York today to find out about what life was like in the Stone Age, through to the Iron Age. They spent the afternoon in a fantastic workshop where they were able to handle genuine artefacts from thousands of years ago such as a range of axe heads, arrow heads, flint knives etc. The children then took part in a hunting celebration, cave art, weaving,tee pee building, making a clay pot and designing their own coin.
The children behaved beautifully and all had a fantastic day out. Have a look at some of our photos and feel free to leave us a comment.
3P explore the Stone Age to the Iron Age on PhotoPeach

Young Voices 2015 @ Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

On Thursday 22nd January 2015, 35 children went to Young Voices at the Motor Point Arena in Sheffield. They sang a variety of different songs including Lonely Boy, a special medley for Mandela, pop songs and many more! They had a very good time even though they got back at around 10:45 and they were all tired! There were over 30 schools there with over 4,000 people! Even more when the adults came to watch! Before the show there was a 2 hour rehearsal until the big moment! As well as the huge young voices choir there were also special guests such as Lucy Spraggan (A former X factor contestant), Urban Strides (An amazing dance group) and Mike Lowery (A boy band from Liverpool who have won many singing competitions). Thank you to Mrs.Keighley, Mrs.Bedell, Mrs. Cavalier-Lumley and Mrs.Horrocks.