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.
HARVEST TIME. This afternoon, we went in to assembly to watch a food bank presentation and we were asked to bring in food to help people who aren’t as lucky as we are.
The lady was a volunteer in the food bank and she came and explained what foods we should bring in. She said we should bring in canned food and long lasting food. The only thing is that they don’t have fridges or freezers so we can’t have anything that goes in either.
We think we are lucky not to have to worry about food and will try to help those who need it.
The Macmillan coffee morning was an amazing experience for both children and their loving parents. It raised a astonishing amount of money approximately over 2500 pounds during the morning which was orchestrated by Mrs Pedley. This was one of the most best attended coffee morning Blakehill has ever organized and we are very proud!
Mrs Watson, who is a parent at our talented school, generously and single-handedly organized a jewelry cleanse in order to raise more money for cancer research. Also there was raffle, where a young boy won a Porsche experience, his name is Gurneet! Enjoy!
Thank you to everyone who came to our marvellous morning and helped make it such a success!
Year six went to a hockey camp in Hanson with Mrs Dobson to perfect their hockey skills and compete against other teams. The boys did really well in winning most of there games because of great teamwork. Mrs Dobson said that if we win in our next games, we will qualify for the Bradford winter games at Bradford Grammar School! How exciting! Good luck at your next meet boys!
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.
This week, Blakehill have had a visit from the child protection centre called the NSPCC. They came all the way to our school to talk about speaking out and staying safe.
They showed all of the children different forms of abuse such as: physical abuse, bullying, emotional abuse etc. The two visitors told us all about how much our worries can affect us and how small things can make a big difference.
They also showed us an animation all about a small girl who had been experiencing worrying things with her family at home. To help herself, she called the child line number (08001111) and asked for help. After that, things started getting better for her.
Finally, they explain to us that calling Childline was nothing to worry about. To represent this they showed a stop motion animation all about it.
It was a really informative assembly and everyone learnt a lot.
This afternoon, 3R did an assembly about the present life and Stone Age life and how different the lives were.
At the beginning, they all talked about the Iron Age, Bronze Age and Stone Age. Bravely, some of the children stood up and acted out being prehistoric humans and present day people. We learnt that stone age people didn’t know what metal was and they didn’t know what a smartphone was because they didn’t have that kind off stuff back then. They all showed us their amazing art work and stone necklaces. They signed us out by singing We Will Rock You but the caveman edition! They did a brilliant assembly and we enjoyed learning loads of facts about cavemen!
This week, Year 4 have been on a residential , for 3 days , to the fabulous Nell Bank and the went from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. Luckily, they got to come to school in non-uniform but they had to drag around either a bag or a suit case. They set off at around 11:00 am, they climbed on a double decker bus for their journey that would last for about an hour. To save them from dying from boredom, they could play different games like: I spy, Thumb war, 21 and many more.
When they arrived, they split into groups of boys and girls and they got of one team at a time and while they waited they learnt a song. The suit case were loaded onto the ground and they were told take their own suit cases inside. They were told the groups that they would in and then shown to their rooms where they would be spending time in for two nights. Once they were settled in and chosen their beds they were told what they would be doing and how to do it.
At the end their teacher said “they really enjoyed it and everyone put 100% effort into everything”. Also before they left Nell Bank they had to sit down and awards were given out to people who did well and tried their very hardest. The children had a fantastic time and their teachers were very proud of them! What a great trip!
On the 14th of February – on a Thursday – Year 3 travelled on a journey, which took almost 10 minutes to visit Bradford Cathedral.
When we got there, the entrance was decorated with flowers placed on black chairs with pillows behind the flowers. The first thing we did, was sit down on pews and an adult called Maggie told us about what we were going to be doing today. The activities were: colouring in our own designed shoe, having a look at all the stones that were the oldest ones and the ones with people’s markings on ( not their names because they didn’t know how to in those days ) ; going around the cathedral making a tally chart of how many symbols they could spot and learning about the important places and items in a cathedral. We found it really interesting because we could see all of the things that we had been learning about in class. Alfie kept pointing out things like the altar and the lecturn!
When we had finished doing all of those activities we went back to school where all their parents were waiting for us.
We had a brilliant; fabulous time and so did all of the teachers who went with us. We loved learning a bit of history about the cathedral and seeing things in real life that we had learnt about in the classroom.