## 5L vs 4H TT Rockstars Battle

This week, there was a huge battle between 5L and 4H. Mr Hodges’ class challenged 5L last Friday but sadly (for 4H) 5L won by 624 points.

TT Rockstars is an online maths challenge which you can play anywhere. It is an app for people to practice your maths and have a bit of fun. You can have some fun with your avatar, which you create yourself, and change your hair, top, pants and accessories.

By learning your times tables, it really helps you with your other mathematical skills including multiplication, division and fractions. Keep practising hard on TT rock stars and you will soon see the benefits.

By Florence, Mia, Hannah and Phoebe.

## HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy new year to all the parents and children!!! We hope you had a wonderful 2019 and a good start to 2020! We would like to talk about some of the bloggers’ new year’s resolutions.

Florence

My new year’s resolutions are to make my work neater and aim to get a pen licence. I also want to get better at reading.

Cara

My new year’s resolutions are to focus on my topic skills and to work hard on maths.

Mia

My news year’s resolutions are to focus on my maths and singing in the choir.

Hope you have a wonderful 2020!

by Florence,Cara and Mia

## 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

## Year 5’s school trip

During this week, Year 5 have been hot on their feet getting ready for the best trip ever!

The first actual class, 5L, went to the big swing ,which is a big adventure play ground, and instead of going in ancient boring uniform we got to go in our own better clothes. The day that we went on was Tuesday 10th July. Eventually, the bus (that was the most comfiest bus ever) arrived and it included two tables that fit four people. Every one was all strapped in and comfy for the 15 minute  drive to the best park on this earth!

Finally, we arrived at the gates of the big swing and every one was bursting to get off the bus and play all day but we had to go through some safety rules which are: the big slide is out of bounds, hold on to the zip wire and the swing with both hands, jump landing on your feet and bend your knees. The place included a jumping tower with 6 places to jump from, a zip wire, a swing, 2 tree houses, another swing, an unavailable slide and a football pitch. The two main activities that we did was campfire building and cooking some marshmallows and den building. We got to use hammers and nails as well as ropes in order to make our dens water proof ready for our teachers to pour water on us! At the end of the day we were all tired out and exhausted so once we were on the bus, it was very quiet! We had a great day and slept well when we got home.

## Year 5 Trip To Great Yorkshire Show Grounds

On Tuesday 5th June, Year 5 travelled to Harrogate to watch many performances and workshops at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground!

We arrived and got into three groups, then we wondered off to the large fantastic grand stand. Then everyone went to experience the great sheep show that included a sheep being shaved and DANCING SHEEP! Then we went to watch a dog and duck show. (There was no biting on the ducks luckily) We then spoke to a blacksmith who created a horse shoe by scratch and steam fitted it onto the horses hoof. Then we had lunch at the stand from earlier. We then did some rope walking that was harder than tight rope walking from a circus- it was very tough! After that, we began our final thing and made baskets out of willow trees which made our hands sore! As this was our final thing,  we had to travel back to school just in time for our parents. It was a lovely day and we really enjoyed taking part in all the outdoor activities.

By Alex

## Year 5 Greek Afternoon

On Tuesday 22nd May, Year 5 and their parents attended to the hall to try and make a replica of Ancient Greek pottery. To help us, we watched a video of a professional pottery artist (who was a great painter). Firstly, we grabbed hold of our clay and moulded the main part of the pot. Then, came the accessories of making the base and handles, to do it we had to make a snake of clay and attach it to the bottom of the pot. For the handles, we had to do a similar project and make smaller snakes for the handles and attach them to the pot! To keep them together we made are own glue called slip and how we made it was that was that we got a pinch of clay and mix it in water. Then we left them to dry to wash our hands. It was a great day and everyone involved loved it, thank you to all the parents who came along to take part!

By Alex and Daniel

## 5L’s Class Assembly

Today, 5L pulled off a phenomenal assembly all about the Ancient Greeks. We brainwashed all the parents with all our knowledge about the Greeks, their creations and their civilisation.

We began by explaining about were Greece is and what countries it boarders . Then  we continued by explaining about democracy was created in ancient Greece and how we use it today in England. We told the audience that Greek men were the one’s in charged of the families and it is shown  pottery found from the time. Then, we read out two different description’s about the bulky, half man and half beast Minotaur and the mind bending subterranean labyrinth. Finally, we held up our  astounding homework projects focusing on gods, buildings, games and inventions from the times of ancient Greece.

By Alex and Daniel

## Year 5 trip to the National Coal Mining Museum

Year 5 on Friday went to the National Coal Mining Museum to learn the beginning of their topic of Coal Mining. It was a fantastic day full of lots of fun activities and facts about mining and how people in mining communities lived. We had a jam pack day with many activities such as: the underground mine tour,  a workshop with ‘Aunty Brenda’ who showed us where she lived and what her life at home was like as well as a workshop with Sally Fletcher, a young girl who began mining at the age of 5! Each activity was fun, exciting and enjoyable and had us amazed by how different life was then. As we looked around the museum we saw horses and lockers of the old miners. When we left we all had dirty faces.

by Alex

## Daniel.

Hello my is Daniel and I am going to tell you about me what I like and what I like to do also my favourite sport.

Tennis

My favourite sport is Tennis because I like watching people / Andy Murray playing tennis which inspired me to start playing it. I started at sponge (the first level) and I have made my way all the way to orange which is better than red ball. Also, I have a lot of friends but most of them have left the tennis club now. At this school I rarely like to play tennis but instead I normally play football.

school Work

My favourite subject is English because I really enjoy writing from a different  perspective. My second favourite subject is Maths because I really  love doing multiples and factors. My third favourite subject is Topic and we are learning about Yorkshire Mines.

I am looking forward to being a Blakehill Blogger!
By Daniel

## Y5’s Ingleborough Hall Kit List

Year 5 are very excited to be heading to Ingleborough next week!
This is the kit list they will need NEED to use:

OUTDOOR:
Socks Thick walking socks (2 pairs); thin socks (at least 10 pairs/2 per day) Trainer socks should be avoided!
Underwear Enough for 2 changes per day.
Trousers Trousers suitable for outdoor wear, tracksuit bottoms/leggings ideal (4 pairs). NOT jeans,
NOT new! Wear one pair to travel in.
Swimsuit Great for underwear for wet activities!
Shorts One pair in case of heat wave or to wear under waterproof trousers if raining!
Headwear Woollen/fleece hat. Sun hat (!) that offers protection to ears & back of neck.
Gloves Thin woollen/fleece.
Jumpers Fleece (1), sweatshirt (2 max), selection of long and short sleeved t-shirts (old). Layers are
best. Try to avoid hoodies.
Sun protection High factor sunscreen for use on sunny days.
Midge repellent Can be useful during the May-September period.
Coat Although the centre will provide waterproofs it is recommended that your child brings a light
jacket or fleece.
INDOOR:
Shoes Indoor footwear e.g. slippers or alternative (sensible).
Clothing Casual and comfortable. Only to be worn in an evening therefore a couple of changes of
indoor clothes are sufficient. Jeans can be worn indoors.
Night-clothes Whatever is normally worn at home (warm & suitable to be worn in public).
Toiletries Towel (hand & bath), comb/brush, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner, toothbrush & paste,
hair bobbles.
ODDS AND ENDS:
Bin liner (poly bag) To put wet & muddy clothes in.

Please make sure all clothes are named as they will be left in drying rooms and so need to be collected/ handed out when dry. This is the main area clothes are lost as they are not labelled. It is your job to look after your own clothes as staff take no responsibility for un-named lost clothing.
It would be great for you to be present/involved with packing so they are aware of what you are taking.

By Alex