Yr 5 trip to the mining museum

On Thursday, Year Five went to the Coal Mining Museum. We took part in lots of fun activities including going down a mine, exploring a victorian room full of fascinating facts and we did a quiz to see what equipment we knew.

Then we went to a large room where a women acted what it was like when they mined the coal. Everyone was really enjoying it when some people came up to the front to do some acting.

Next the really fun part it was time to go in the coal mines. It was a little cold down there but we got to spread coal on our face and explore all the different machines that there were. We couldn’t believe how dark it was down there! We are glad we don’t work there!

By Flo and Phoebe

The Princess Boy

On Friday the 6th of December, Mrs Keighley (our head teacher) held an inspirational assembly about a book called’ My Princess Boy’.

First, she played an amazing song that was named Rainbow-land by Mylie Cyrus. At the beginning, no-one knew the words to sing along but as it got going, lots of people started to join in with the wonderful lyrics.

When the song had finished, Mrs Keighley started reading a book called ‘My Princess Boy’. It was based around the theme ‘Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover’.

We thought this was a good assembly as it taught us not to judge people for being themselves.

I ( Mollie) thought that it was great for younger children because of the moral behind it. I ( Eleanor ) thought that this assembly was a brilliant example for kids to not judge people for what they look or sound like. I ( Ruby ) thought that it was a brilliant assembly.

By Mollie,Ruby and Eleanor

Dress down day !

Today was absolutely traumatizing! I had to give away MY chocolate for a tombola. Who thought of this? This was bonkers. I felt as though someone ripped out my soul.

Anyway, it was worth it as we got to wear anything we desired for the price of a chocolate – big or small. This was not a lot due to the fact you could buy a pack of mini rolls and just take one out. I could have done this although I decided to be generous and give a giant Galaxy chocolate bar made up of six normal sized bars.

The chocolate was all donated for a worthy cause: our Christmas Fair! It will be available to win from our chocolate tombola stall.

Overall, it was a fantastic day : being able to wear clothes of our choice. We would happily part with more chocolate to do it again.

By Taylor and Avroop

The Christmas fair

It has got that time of year! The Christmas fair starts on Tuesday the 3rd of December. There will be photo booths, sweets and lots of other fun prizes. We really hope you can come to help raise more money!

Children had to bring in lots of chocolate and adults had to bring in bottles of wine for prizes and presents. I will definitely coming because I know it will be GREAT! UUUUUUUUHHHHHHHH I can’t wait!

This will be a great experience for you. Please come to help raise money for an amazing cause and get in the christmas spirit with us. It is our gift to you for a beautiful December.

by Ava and Ivy

Collin and Natalie’s Assembly

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.

by Cara and Taylor

The Food Bank Assembly

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.

By Hannah and Mollie

Macmillan Coffee Morning!

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!

By Taylor and Avroop

Hockey with Year Six

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!

By Ava

Hate crime assembly

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.

by Cora

NSPCC

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.

Libby and Daniel