Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas everyone we hope you have a very jolly Christmas. Have you cleaned up all of your elf on the shelf’s mess? In school we have been getting into the Christmas spirit by doing nativities, Christingles and crafts. The PTFA are doing a secret Santa next week. All of our crafts have been hung up in the corridors and will come home to decorate our Christmas trees more.
We hope you have a lovely Christmas and one question have you put you’re Christmas tree up? I have!
We have got one more week of work until we finish for the holidays and can’t wait for the celebrations in school next week.
Merry Christmas everybody and have a Happy New Year
by Mia and Ava
Year 5 and 6 are doing a Christingle based on the Christmas story with lots of songs and lines for our family and friends. Year 5 will sing 2 special songs that are both in Latin: Year 5’s is Gaudeamus and Year 6’s is called Gaudete. They are very complicated because they’re in a different language but we are working very hard on them. Year 5 and 6 are going on Wednesday the 18th of December to St Cuthbert’s Church.
We will be walking to the church and some people will be walking back and some will be picked up by their parent/carer.
Years 3 and 4 will have their Christingle service on Tuesday 17th December and have also been practising very hard! Each year group have their own special song to sing as well. Year 4 will be singing Drummer Boy and Year 3 will be Infant Holy.
We can’t wait to see you all there!
by Phoebe, Florence and Ruby
This week, we had the reception children perform a brilliant nativity. It was called We Three Kings. I know it must of been nerve racking for them. The characters were Mary, Joseph, servants and lots of other characters.
First, a couple children came up and explained how it all started. They were very eager and delivered their lines loud and clearly. Then they sang an upbeat song that we were all clapping our hands to at the end of it. It was really good!
The next day, the receptions’ parents came to watch it and i’m sure they are all very proud. Well done reception!
All of them were amazing and we all enjoyed it. After it finished, we gave a giant round of applause.
By Leah and Freya
Today, in the afternoon, Mr Frowd visited our school to perform another amazing assembly (just like he always does.)
He started off with a joyful song all about Christmas day. It filled everyone with excitement and they were eager for another one to start.
After he had sang the song, he made all of us laugh by telling us what a normal person would do in Mary’s situation after discovering what was ahead of her.
He also talked about the gaps in the Christmas story which nobody noticed and that should have been filled in. At that point, everybody was laughing their heads off, he started to talk about how he wouldn’t have been calm in her situation.
Eventually, he ended his assembly by singing another song that calmed us down so we were ready to go back into class.
It was a really good assembly and we’re sure everyone will be itching to see it again.
By Mollie and Eleanor
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.
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
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
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
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
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