Fun Day

Today, was the greatest day at Blakehill! As we walked into school to see not 1 but 2 bouncy castles. We were also surprised with an ice cream van! This event is called Fun Day, we get 1 free ice cream and multiple turns on the slide (bouncy castles). This is because the PTFA raised money and let us have this treat! As well as that, the people with 100% got an extra turn as an award.

We really hope the pupils at Blakehill have enjoyed today.

Since this is our last blog (as we are leaving to got o high school) we would like to take a moment to Thank You for all the support!

By Brooke and Adam

New Reception Children and Parent Workshop

On Wednesday a bunch of shy, excited and well behaved children burst through the doors of their new classroom ready for a fun day and to meet new friends. Thirty little children came in the morning, who were very nervous as they had to be perfect in-front of their new teacher.

First, the little children had circle time (which is where they got to know each other) everybody learnt something new about each other; like a favourite colour or their names. It is very good to learn new things at school, you should 100%  have fun at school and we wish you the best of luck!

Meanwhile, parents were sat relaxing realising how wonderful our school is, while devouring delicious, creamy and sponge cakes and pouring coffee down their warm throats. Mrs Corbridge (our lovely learning mentor) talked to them about all the great things we do in school. Reception had juice instead, it tasted absolutely delicious; after they had finished they got to play with toys of every kind. Full as a glass they went home and told their parents all about their day. Now it was time to repeat it once again in the afternoon (with the other half of the new reception children).

We hope you enjoyed your day. We wish you all the best of luck for your new year at Blakehill!

By Brooke and Emily- Mae

Blakehill Got Talent Contestants !

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
  • 3R- Duggy-Rap
  • 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
  • 6S- Ruby-Singing
  • 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! 🙂

Brooke

4Lo Assembly

This afternoon pupils and parents were treated to a very special episode of Countryfile from our very own Blakehill Primary School! Only kidding, it wasn’t the real show it was 4Lo putting on their own version (which we preferred) all about their residential trip to Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre in Ilkley! It was a fantastic assembly that told parents all about the great time the children had at Nell Bank and about some of the fun and exciting activities that they got up to. They spoke about doing pond dipping, a mini-beast hunt and  a long walk to, up and over Ilkley Moor. As well as all this the, children included a special episode of homes under the hammer in the assembly which they linked to their den building activity. They had to build a house out of sticks and branches of trees and then sell them to their class mates. However, I don’t think I’d have bought one for the prices they were asking and I don’t think the host was going to make an offer either. It was ended with a slideshow of pictures from the residential of the children while they were there and it looked like they had a super time. Well done on your assembly 4Lo, you did a fantastic job. check out the video below and leave them a comment to let them know how well they did!

 

By Brooke and Emily

Catapult Competition!

This week an interesting letter was sent out as part of our terrific Science week! The challenging competition was to design your own catapult! And you even get to make it out of recyclable materials and name it.

This Catapult had to be made out of certain material (recyclable): cereal boxes, milk bottle lids, yoghurt pots, lollipop sticks. Also your model is not allowed to be bigger than A4 paper, the idea for this is to shoot a ping pong ball out of the catapult. There is a price to enter but it is all going to the prize for Science Week, the cost is a small charge, which is 50p. Their will be one winner from Reception and Key Stage 1 and another winner from Key Stage 2. The closing date for the competition is 25th of May 2017 (next Thursday) and the winners will be announced on the 26th Friday May 2017.

We look forward to seeing for fantastic designs and catapults for the competition and we will see who wins. Good Luck!

By Brooke and Alex

Congrats Year 6!

This week year 6, the best year six this school has ever seen, did their challenging SATs. After all of the hard revising, it finally paid off they all nailed their SATs. Here are some year 6 pupils being interviewed, one pupil  mentioned, ” I found that the last maths reasoning paper was the easiest!”

Another pupil commented, ” I thought that the reading test was the easiest!”

We are now looking forward to doing their leavers performance and their end of year prom.

Well Done Year 6 you have done us all proud! 🙂

By Brooke and Emily

2 days till SATs!

Year 6 only have two more days till SATs! They have been working very,very hard and the time has come for them to show what they can really do. For the last 2 weeks they have been so nervous but there is no need (seen as they will do amazingly well!). Ever since the start of Year Six everyone in the year group have been revising extra hard and it will all pay off in the end. Not only have they been revising at school, they have been working very hard at home and taking papers home at the end of each week. Little did they know their parents would nag at them to get their work done but their parents have helped them out so much!

DON’T FORGET: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON! We would like to wish year six good luck and don’t worry at all because you all have amazing skills. Good Luck 🙂

By Brooke and Emily

Reception visit the Rainbow Factory

On Tuesday the 25th of April, Reception visited the Rainbow Factory in Farsley. This was their first ever trip and it was extremely exciting, they thought it was so magical and couldn’t wait to explore. Firstly, they went to go see Jack and the Beanstalk , which was performed by some of the creative staff members, the children thought it was so wonderful and wanted to watch it again. During the exciting act the children also helped out in the story telling which was incredibly fun for them. Afterwards, they went for a Fairy Adventure stroll in the magical woods. In the magical woods they played a game where they had to throw the large berries into the giants mouth. However, if they missed they had to go to jail. They also made a song about the greedy giant using their own wacky ideas from the play of Jack and the Beanstalk. At the end they performed their brilliant songs to the audience.Reception used their amazing phonics skills to describe what was in Jack’s pocket and the Giant’s pockets. Finally they did some ARRRRTTT (Miss Gardener’s way of being a Reception child again) and used their creative minds.

Reception had a wonderful time thanks to the Blakehill staff members, the parents helpers and the staff at the Rainbow Factory. They really want to go again.

By Brooke and Emily

Celebrity Guest Visits Blakehill!

This week Mrs Russell organised for a very special visitor come to our school who used to be a pupil here. They came to open the new Library and have a look around the school to see how much it as changed this they were here. Former Manchester United and England international player Tom Cleverley! He was given a tour round our school by Mr Patterson and two pupils Dhruv and Billy and he couldn’t believe how much the school had changed since he had left. But that’s not all… Tom also remembered a few teachers that are still here from when he was. They were Mrs Feather (then known as Mrs Drew) and Mrs Hall (then known as Miss Kells). Did you know that Mrs Hall was Tom’s first football coach before he went on to work for Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis Van Ghal! It was amazing to think that someone internationally famous had come to our school. After he had opened our new library unfortunately he had to go and pick up his own children. This was very sad but happy because he had got to meet some of us and he is always welcome to come back and see us all again!

By Emily and Brooke

Our New Reading Corner and Library!

Over the past few weeks, we have been working on our new Library and reading corner!The children have been so excited and can’t wait to enjoy this fantastic place and fall further in love with reading in it’s warmth and brightness.However, there is still more decorations to come! Thank you to all of the people that have helped build and create the library this includes: Builders, Painters,Mrs Keighley, Mrs Bedell , Mrs Russell and Mrs Marsden. Not only that, we also have a brand new reading corner which has different level books for KS1. There is still a variety of books located around this area so you can go and get a book of your choice. Also, there is an area for teaching pupils and groups for booster sessions. We can’t wait for this exciting time to fall upon us!

By Emily and Brooke