This week, on Thursday, Blakehill had an interesting visitor come in to show us different rock instruments and how to play them. He taught at a place who wanted to convince to us to learn new musical instrument.
The instruments that he showed us were the electric guitar, drums and keyboard. They even offer singing lessons! .On the guitar he played Senorita and lots more songs and everyone sang a long. He certainly got everyone rocking, rolling and having a fantastic time.
We all had to vote on which instrument we thought was best and it was mixed response with different children preferring different instruments.
We had a great time watching the performance and enjoyed joining in by clapping to the songs. It certainly was an experience and are hoping to have more assemblies like this in school.
On Friday, 3Ro preformed an outstanding assembly all about the Industrial Revolution. We were all sat in our seat waiting for the excitement to happen.
First, a set of children did a little performance about what people had to do and for how long. There was one family where there was a little boy who wondered why he had to do his job which he didn’t like. It was a fair point!
When they got to work, one person had to sort the wool out, another person had to comb through the tangled wool and the last person had to weave the wool. The factories were always really loud and busy so they wouldn’t be a great place to work.
We all enjoyed it and we all walked out of the assembly with an amazing song to leave which was called the hard knock life.
On Tuesday, we had Mrs Roberts coming in and talking to us about Remembrance Day.
She started off with the song Tipperary which we all enjoyed. After the children settled down from all the singing, Mrs Roberts started to tell us about when it is . It’s on the 11th month, on the 11th day at 11 am.
Mrs Roberts talked about how the soldiers fought and risked their lives for us in the war. She showed us a sweet video of how the poppies were relevant to the war. We all enjoyed this. We closed our eyes and thought how brave they were and how grateful we are to have soldiers.
We now know that Remembrance Day is a very important Day to us and will know what to think about during our two minute silence on Monday.
Colin and Natalie came to visit on Tuesday and deliver another of their great assemblies.
They began the assembly talking about pizza and the process of ordering pizza from takeaway. Colin talked about what comes first when making a pizza, which was dough, then tomato sauce. After that, they said it was the cheese, then toppings. We disused the different toppings and we agreed on mushrooms and tomato.
Later on, they informed us of how many miles away where the ingredients home places were. We totalled the miles up, and came to the conclusion that overall, the pizza had traveled about 56,100 miles to get to us.
The lesson of this assembly was to be grateful that food can travel that far, just to get to our door. We couldn’t believe how far our food travels and are very lucky that we have such an amazing choice.
On Thursday afternoon Nathan , Alice and the children performed an incredible drumming assembly. The children involved had worked with Nathan since the end of last year developing their drumming skills.
First, Riley and Dempsey performed an excellent duet. Nathan showed them a beat , Riley and Dempsey had to copy it. It was amazing! Alice explained how she had taught them the different type of drums used on the full set. She also took part and tried to distract the children to show how well focused they were.
After the boys, it was Amber and lily’s turn. They did it to the song Boomerang. Even though they were really young, they were really good. After that, other chilren took to the stage no matter what year they were in, they were still fantastic to watch.
We all loved the assembly too much and were all disappointed that we had to go back to class.
On Friday, 12th of July reception performed an amazing assembly about leaving their class and what they are going to be when they are older.
They started off by introducing it and told us what they had been doing for the past year or so,they showed us their writing, their art,their math and the last book they had been reading. They showed us a lot and by that they also told us they had a great time in reception.
After they told us that they stood up and 1 at a time they told us what they wanted to be when they were older. They had a great time in reception and we hope they have a great time in year 1.
This Friday, (Friday 5th of July) the classes were called down to the hall to watch a brilliant assembly all about RD’s first year at Blakehill.
They started off by welcoming everyone to the assembly, then going on to share with how much they had learnt. After that, RD showed us their math skills ,by solving sums on a whiteboard, and their knowledge of phonics by blending words.
Soon after, they started telling us what they wanted to be when they grew up, there were lots of good jobs, such as, vets, doctors, farmers and many more.
It was a very interesting assembly and everyone enjoyed it.
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 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.