The Choir Sing at Morrisons

On Wednesday, the choir embarked on a journey to Morrisons where they sang some traditional Christmas carols to the shoppers and family. In total they sang 14 songs. They organized it with a break.

The dedicated members of the choir, sang 7 songs then had a break where water was handed out. Then they sang the same seven songs again to give a opportunity to hear them sing again. The crowd, immensely enjoyed We Three Kings of Orient Are as the choir sung it with such enthusiasm.

Personally, I enjoyed Infant holy as I enjoyed the pleasant smiles that arose during that joyful song. The choir has made our school proud we are so glad to have such a phenomenal team and choir to work with.

by Taylor

The Christmas Fair

On Tuesday, in the school Hall, we had a very fun and exciting evening at the Christmas fair. It was a jam packed event with lots of fantastic things to do. In addition to the all, in some classrooms we had things like Santa’s Grotto, which had lots of eager children waiting, decorating biscuits, hook a bauble and other fun things to do.

In the Hall, there were drink tombolas, a chocolate tombola and a sweetie stall. At the other side, there was a table where you could get hot drinks and buns. It sounds tasty! At the chocolate tombola, many goods were there to be won. Mr Sidebottom described the event as manic!

Did you go? Well you should have!

Everyone had a fantastic time and really got into the Christmas spirit. We hope to have another fair next year.

By Leah and Freya

Walking Nativity

Last Saturday, St Cuthberts held their annual Walking Nativity which has been running for an amazing thirteen years!

They started in the church where glow-sticks and pins were handed out. There was a little introduction where Natalie (one of the church staff) told us all about what happened when Mary got a visit from the angel and how they had to go to there home town to get counted. After that, the other angel told us how Natalie couldn’t go due to her broken foot.

Then the choir sang Silent Night and we 3 kings to try to cheer up Mary as she was very grumpy! The choir has, as always, made Blakehill very proud with the fantaastic performances performing to the wider community. We are sure this excellence will continue through the years.

by Mia and Ivy

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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

Christmas Fayre

On Monday, a Christmas Fayre was held in the school hall. There were many exciting activities that people of all ages could join in. Even Santa came to join in the fun and give children special presents!

The fayre had different stalls and tombolas that had a  variety gifts.  Some of the stalls had scrumptious treats that everybody ate and enjoyed. Also there were many raffles, lucky dips  and tombolas that most of the people took part in . Some lucky people won the prizes so congratulations to them.

Santa took a visit to Blakehill to see whether the children were naughty or nice.  He gave out many chocolates and sweets to the children at the fayre ( some of the adults too! )

Aminah who went to the fayre said ” it was a great time and I would do it again ”

Non of this would happen if it werent for the PTFA who helped to put all of this together.

By Libby and Aminah

Y3/4 Cinema trip

On the Friday 14th of December, all of Year 3 and 4 went over to the cinema, as a reward for their excellent behaviour during  their lesson times. They got to go and watch Ralph breaks the Internet. On the way they were all very excited and chatty on the coach! They thought that it was fun, enjoyable and the best film ever. They found it love able’ and they thought that it was a film that they want to see again! There were loads of giggles in the film at the silly things Ralph and his friend got up to. When they got back to school they were truly in the Christmas spirit.

By Taylor and Mia

Reception nativity

For a very long time, Reception have been practising their fabulous production ensuring  it is excellent for the school and their parents (it certainly was!).  The production was about the Christmas story and they explained it through excellent acting and clear voices. It all started off with a song and then Mary came to the stage with Joseph following close behind her. Then the narrators stated that they rode on a donkey to Bethlehem.  They also told us about Mary having a baby, Jesus the king of the world.

After that, they went around the inns asking if there was any room.  All they got was,”NO!” every single time.  As they reached another inn, they got a no again but the innkeeper felt sorry for Mary and Joseph so he gave them another place to stay. Reception explained that they had to stay in a stable and that was where the baby was born.  Soon after the baby was born, they explained it was the son of god that was born and the rest was history!

by Aminah and Mia

The Christmas Fayre

On the 10th of December, there will be a Blakehill Christmas Fayre for all ages. It will be in the main school hall with the annual,”secret shop”. Also located in reception class there will be a selection of gifts for your mum and dad.

There will be a £1 entry fee for the adults but in return you will be given a raffle ticket to win a star prize! Also there will be some fund raising stalls such as ; guess the weight of the cake and name the teddy. Drinks and food will be included at the cafe. You can donate your own buns and cakes that can be sold at the fayre and it will be a massive help if you do.

Reception:  You could bring home-made buns, cakes or biscuits for the cafe.                             Year 1,2,3 : You could bring in unopened chocolate for our tombola, sweets, bars, drinking chocolate even chocolate spread-YUM.                                                                                      Year 4,5,6 : It would be a massive help if you bring bottles for the bottle tombola stall, any shape and any size as long as its not open. These are some of the things you could bring: soap, shampoo, wine, beer , bubble bath, flavoured water, HP sauce, bubbles , etc….        Hopefully we will see you there!

By Cora and Taylor

St Cuthbert’s Christingle Services

This week Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 have been at St Cuthbert’s church for their annual Christingle services. At each service they had to sing a number of songs which they have been practicing for weeks and weeks and they did a fantastic job! Take a look at the videos below to hear the children in action. At the start of the service some children had the opportunity to carry christingles down the church aisle as the choir sang their hearts out. Both services got a huge round of applause for their beautiful singing and for their retelling of the Christmas Story. As we did such a fantastic job, St Cuthbert’s church are allowing us to go back next Christmas so we can do it all again!  Thank you for coming and watching your child.

Merry Christmas everyone!

By Alex

we three kings y5/6 from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Silent Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Calypso Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

We Three Kings LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Go Tell It on a Mountain LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Infant Holy LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Away in a Manger LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Little Town of Bethlehem LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

It was on a Starry Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.

Zither Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.