On Tuesday, Year 2 went on a trip to Yorkshire Chocolate Factory and they have told that it is an amazing place to go!
In the morning, Year 2 went to the Chocolate Factory earlier than expected. The coach ride was pretty long but it was sure worth it! The kids got to try some chocolate and even create a chocolate lolly pop and lickable wallpaper. Although most of the kids didn’t actually like the wallpaper, they enjoyed making them!
In the chocolate story, the first class went inside and some workers who make chocolate gave them all a tour. Inside one of the rooms was a circular table with a hole in the middle and small locked hatches. The circular thing was in a dark shadowy extension from a larger room. On the wall on the left was a large pad or screen thing this showed the children a story of the chocolate and how chocolate was made a long time ago.
After lunch, the young kids went and explored some more and they made their chocolate item. later on, they headed home feeling tired but having had a great time!
Today, Mrs Pinder’s class performed the most amazing assembly based on the story The Day The Crayons Quit.
First, Duncan received lots of letters from his colouring crayons. All of the crayons read their letters out loud to us and everyone had a little giggle when peach crayon had her cheeky speech which said, ”Duncan, why did you take my wrapping off ? Now I’m too embarrassed to come out of the crayola box because I’m naked and I don’t have any underwear!”
They went on to act out the rest of the story before finishing off by singing happy, by Farrell, and every colour under the sky. Their singing was so joyful that a lot of people sang along to the lyrics.
Everyone really enjoyed it and would love to see the assembly again!
On Thursday the 5th of July, Year 2 went on an amazing trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, as part of their animal learning in science! Eventhough the temperatures were through the roof, the children went around the park, looking at all the different animals, and learning some fun facts that they could use for their topic when they got back to school. Some of the animals they saw were: baboons, painted dogs, lemurs, wallabies, tigers, lions, rhinos, giraffes, polar bears and meerkats.
They moved onto a fantastic workshop all about polar bears, and learned some interesting information about their lifestyle. Polar bears are becoming endangered due to the ice caps which are melting because of global warming. Not only that, but some polar bears have sadly had to swim for 9 days non stop, just to find the next iceberg, and because they are melting, their food, seals, are also disappearing. The children found out that they could help the situation by turning off lights and electricity when we are not using them. They also learnt some facts about the polar bears appearance: they have small ears to keep the heat in; black skin to absorb heat; their fur isn’t white – its transparent; they weigh the same as a small car and they have large paws to stop them falling through the ice!
Year 2 said they had a fantastic day and they had a brilliant time although it was really warm! They enjoyed learning all about the different animals and the polar bears, and really enjoyed their workshop – Oscar even said it was the best trip ever!
On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June, Year 2 took part in the fun mindfulness art day, which was all about developing art skills and learning how to draw and colour, carefully, but also it linked to their science topic, habitats.
The children used graphite and charcoal to draw to some music, which was called Vivaldi. They looked at how to shade pictures to give them depth and texture. They also used some similar materials, like charcoal and pastels to colour in different lines and patterns and shade to make them look real and professional: not only this, but they used shells and twigs to draw. However, they couldn’t look at them instead they had to draw from what they felt like! At the end of the session, the artwork they had created was amazing, full of bright colours and textures from ink and symbolised how they had worked together to create something fantastic!
Art day was a brilliant day and the children really enjoyed it, and some children said they would rate it 100% it was so amazing!
This afternoon, 2P gave us a brilliant assembly, all about ‘Together We Can’, (the school motto) and how they had been working together in different activities as a class, and helping each other do everything they needed to do. They thought about the time they work together in school, in every subject like science, maths and art, and that working as a team sometimes can be fun and helpful too.
They also told us about the book they had been reading, which was called The Day The Crayons Quit, and how all the crayons were very unhappy, until they started to work as a team to create beautiful, and brightly coloured pictures! Some of the children dressed up as the crayons, looking fantastic, and acted out how the crayons would feel, and that they felt they weren’t getting used enough, and wanted their colours to be shown off more! During art day, Year 2 had created a huge piece of artwork using brightly coloured inks and graphite, working together, and the outcome was amazing, all different textures and colours and patterns, which also symbolised how they had done it together, as a team to make something beautiful and brilliant, while enjoying doing it!
To finish off their fantastic performance, the children sang a fun song about being kind and helpful to eachother, and that it doesn’t take a lot to brighten someones day! Well done 2P!
This afternoon, 2P showed off their fantastic assembly that they have been working on over this week on the topic ‘Saltaire’. The class has researched what life was like in the Victorian era – they found out that the living conditions were awful and they even threw their wee and poo in the river. But the most disgusting thing of all was that they drank from it! Back in those days, there were no toilets or running water so they had to get it from the nearby river or the mill. People who worked in the mills were at work for a long period of time every day; it was in awful conditions and everybody had to start at 6 o’clock! Could you imagine?
Children were usually half-timers (they went to school for half they day and worked the other half) but some even worked full time. After a few years, a disease called Cholera was beginning to spread and more and more people were beginning to get ill and unable to work and even keep themselves healthy. The children learnt about Titus Salt and how he wanted these laws to change for the better so he moved out of Bradford, bought some land and that is when he built the whole of Saltaire. He named it this because of Salt, his last name, and Aire, from the name of the river near his land. Over time, he developed and built Salts Mill, houses, a hospital, which got rid of the disease after a long period of time, and a park, where people could go to get fresh air and spend time together instead of being cooped up in the house and just doing the same thing every day.
This topic was very interesting but fun for the class to learn about over this term and loved learning about Titus Salt and his man-made town!
This afternoon we had our live final of Blakehill;s Got Talent and what a fantastic show it was. Below are the videos of all the entries. Class have been voting and the winner will be announced tomorrow morning! Good Luck to everyone involved, you are all winners in my eyes!
At the end of the show the staff also put on a special performance too…
This week everyone in Blakehill got the chance to audition for our popular show Blakehill’s Got Talent. This show will take place on the 20th July on the last week of term. After all the talent the teachers saw, they counted up the votes that the pupils had written down. Eventually they were counted up and that brought it down to one act per class.
These are the contestants of Blakehill Got Talent 2017,
RD- Lacey- Gymnastics
RG- Frank, Frazer- Jokes
1W – Zach and friends- Dancing
IP- Mollie, Layla, Megan and Scarlett- Dancing
2S- Lily-Mae -Old Mcdonald
2P- Eleanor- Ballet
3P- Jessica- Dancing
4L- Ethan and Daniel- Comedy
4LO- Rees- Playing Guitar
5H- Elliot- Singing
5R- The Boyz: Subhan, Steven,Joe, Jake and George- Mixed Dance
6R- Abu- Car noises
There are all of the contestants for the show. We can’t wait to see these amazing, talented pupils perform. Well Done to everyone who auditioned and got through! Good Job! 🙂
This afternoon, 2P performed to us a fantastic assembly all about habitats and global warming. They have been covering this topic in science over the past term and have learnt a lot about wildlife and places which suffer from global warming. To help with this subject, they went on a school trip the last Thursday , before half-term, to Yorkshire Wildlife Park! While they were there, they saw lots of exciting animals including: raccoons, lemurs, lions, polar bears and a lot more! To pack in more fun, they did an interesting polar bear workshop which Miss Philips quoted, “It was AMAZING!” They saw all the different animals in their natural (recreated) habitats and learnt that the biggest habitat in the world was the ocean! When they got back, they learnt more on polar bears and how they are one of the animals that live in an extreme weather condition and are a victim to global warming. As well as this, the class used the internet to research more about the animals they saw and their habitats. Proved by their assembly, they have learnt a lot and their brains must be bursting full of information! Well done 2P!
On Tuesday 16th May, weather permitting, Reception, Years 1 and 2, will be holding their Sports Day at 1:45 PM.
Year 3 and 4 is on Wednesday 17th May, weather permitting.
Year 5 and 6 is on Thursday 18th May, weather permitting.
You can come and watch your child by going through the gate on Doctor Hill.
For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 your child may come to school wearing their house colour and suitable sports clothing. However, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 your child should be sent to school in their normal uniform and bring their sports clothes to change into.
On the day, please make sure that any younger children/toddlers are kept off of the race track where Sports Day is taking place as we don’t want them to get hurt.
And please do not give your children snacks in the afternoon because we don’t want to distract them from the events.
If it is a warm day please send your child to school with a bottle of water and a sun hat and please make sure to put sun cream on your child if necessary.