School Disco

On Tuesday, the PTFA organised another amazing school disco. It started by all of the pupils gathering in the hall to dance to all their favourite songs. While you were there, there was a store where you could buy things from. Children could get: hot dogs, sweets, drinks, glitter, tattoos, bracelets and slap bands. We had an amazing DJ who played all of the classic songs, including Old Town Road, as well as starting a dance off which was great fun. Overall we had an amazing disco and a big thank you to the PTFA for organising the event. We certainly cannot wait until the next one!

By Mia

School Disco

On Tuesday, our lovely, intelligent school PTFA put together a fun disco for the whole school to enjoy. As soon as letters were sent out, children were thinking about what to wear and how much of their parents money they could spend!

On the day of the disco, people waited outside of the office and payed £2 to get into the hall which was where the disco would commence. The hall was packed with children who were already dancing and having a great time. The DJ was always coming up with fun ideas to keep the children far away from boredom. In these games, you could compete for sweets. ( Haribos, marshmallows etc. ) Also, you could buy things such as : food, sweets , drinks and much much more!

All of the children had an amazing time dancing, playing games, chatting with friends and eating sweets. None of them can wait till the next school event.

Before I end this post, I would like to give a big thanks to the school PTFA for putting this event together for our school. They always put together brilliant events for the children of this school and they never fail to amaze us!

By Libby G

Year 1 and 2 Christmas parties

On the 11th of December, Year 1 and 2 had a Christmas party in the school hall. During the event, prizes were won, food was eaten and party games were played such as musical statues, musical bumps, pass the parcel and corners. It was so much fun! The food that was available to eat was; buns, pizza, sweets and many more (Yum!) Key Stage one had very full tummies and smiley faces by the end!

As a surprise for the children, the one and only Santa Claus took a trip to visit them! The children were extremely excited and can only hope he visits again on the 25th! They had a fantastic time that we are sure they will never forget. 

by Cora and Isabelle

Indian Dancing And Drumming Lesson!

This week, in celebration of World Book Day (which was last Friday), Blakehill had some fantastic visitors in school, who taught the school how to do Indian dancing and music. In classes, everybody did some Indian music with a man, and did some drumming and dancing. We learnt that on the left side of the drum it was made of goat skin and the right side was made from plastic. Some drums could be played with your hands but most were played with a hooked stick and a long stick made out of bamboo. He taught us how to play the drums and to play to a similar rhythm as the Indians would. With some time to spare, we also got taught how to do a few moves of Indian dancing such as: screw the lightbulbs,  raise the roof, multi-tasking, put the apple in its basket and wipe and swipe.

Further on in the week, we had another visitor named Kash, a lovely woman who taught us alot on the background of the Sikh religion and how to do proper Indian dancing. We learnt all about the 10 gurus and the Guru Granth Sahib, where the gurus wrote their words of teaching and respect. Kash told us all about the 5 k’s and the aim of the Sikhs religion which was to bring peace, love and respect to everybody and to always be honest. Afterwards, she put on some groovy songs (one of them was called Jai Ho) and stood at the front while we all copied her fantastic dance moves.

The school really enjoyed the visits from Kash and the drum man and loved learning about the Indian culture, and how to dance and play the music like them!

By Mckensey and Pasha

 

 

Junior Dance Competition

Tomorrow, 50 pupils of Blakehill are going to a dance competition to perform  a dance routine. Our theme is coal mining linked to Year 5’s Local History Study. We’ve been practising on a Monday after school and we have even been putting in extra practice sessions so that we are ready for the show tomorrow. The dance competition takes place tomorrow (Saturday 27th January) place at Buttershaw School. Those children taking part will be arriving at 12:00 tomorrow. On a Saturday! The whole show starts at 2 o’clock and then we dance and find the results. We’re sure all the parents and family members that have tickets will love the show!

Good luck to all pupils taking part, we hop you do well and have an amazing time! Good luck Blakehill!

By Pasha

1P Class Assembly

This afternoon, 1P showed off their fantastic knowledge of the United Kingdom to the rest of the school. This week, they have been finding out the details of all the different places around the UK such as England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island and the landmarks in those areas. The class took us on a guided tour, firstly stopping off in London, the capital city of England, and told us some information about Buckingham Palace such as the place has 775 rooms and 78 bathrooms! Crazy! Who needs that many bathrooms? We also learned that the Houses of Parliament is also called the Palace of Westminster and it is the place where laws are passed and the government meets. The clock tower, which is also in London, is sometimes known as Big Ben, but actually that’s the name of the bell inside! They showed us pictures of some other landmarks in England, although they are not all in London, such as Stonehenge and the Angel of the North.

The next thing they told us about was St George, who is the patron of Saint of England – he was a brave soldier who lived many years ago. St George’s day is celebrated on the 23rd of April. The english flag is also known as St George’s cross.

Our next destination was Scotland and its capital city is Edinburgh. We learnt that Scotland has the tallest mountain in the United Kingdom and its name is Ben Nevis! Scotland is also famous for the Loch Ness – it is a deep loch in the Scottish Highlands and is famous for sightings of the Loch Ness monster! Not only this, but the children told us about St Andrew, who is the patron saint of Scotland and told us that the thistle is the Scottish symbol! The children performed a fantastic traditional Scottish folk dance, showing off some of the moves they had enjoyed learning.

Moving on to Wales, the class told us facts about the city, learning that Cardiff was the capital city and is close to the Millennium Stadium, which hosts lots of events such as sports matches and music concerts. Wales is famous for its beautiful valleys and mountains, home to Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

The last stop was Northern Ireland where the school were shown how Ireland is split into two countries: Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom but it makes its own laws and its capital is Belfast. The most interesting fact about Ireland was that the Titanic was built there! It is one of the most famous ships in the world and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912. St Patrick is the patron saint of Northern Island and its symbol is the shamrock.

After an amazing tour of the United Kingdom, the school were exhausted, weighted down by all the fantastic facts that had been fired at them! 1P have had a great time learning about the United Kingdom and are exhausted with all the learning they have been doing!

School Pyjama Disco

This week, on Wednesday 15th, we had our Pyjama Disco. It was amazing to see how many children came to have fun and dance to the amazing songs that the DJ had put on to listen to. Many children came to dance and sing along but they also ate the yummy food the PTFA provided for the disco. We would also like to thank the wonderful parents that also took part in the disco by selling the food. We had two parts in the disco, one was KS1 and the other KS2. Both discos were in the same place but they were at different times to make sure it wasn’t too busy. Many children were very tired after all of the dancing and singing along to music and their bellies were full after the hot dogs and sweets they could buy.

Thank you for everyone who took part and helped out! We hope you enjoyed the disco and can’t wait for the next one!

Brooke

1P Class Assembly

This afternoon, 1P put on an amazing assembly for Blakehill all about Kenya! They told us a story which was called Henda’s Suprise, set in Kenya. They have covered this book in English this half term and the children have been working on retelling the Henda Suprise story. In the assembly, 1P gave us a fantastic singing performance of Shay Shay Koolay and, not only that but a dance to Wakka Wakka!! They had some people dressed as animals which were demonstrations of what wildlife were in Kenya as they were known for it. They shared out fruit to each of the animals whilst they retold the story of Henda’s Suprise (Henda being Grace).

Overall, everyone really enjoyed singing along and dancing to the fantastic songs that were put on by Mrs Head. Thank you to Mrs Pinder and Mrs Head and everyone who helped out for putting on an amazing and enjoyable assembly for us all, we all enjoyed it!

Mckensey

1P Class Assembly

This afternoon, 1P put on an amazing assembly for Blakehill all about Kenya! They told us a story which was called Henda’s Suprise, set in Kenya. They have covered this book in English this half term and the children have been working on retelling the Henda Suprise story. In the assembly, 1P gave us a fantastic singing performance of Shay Shay Koolay and, not only that but a dance to Wakka Wakka!! They had some people dressed as animals which were demonstrations of what wildlife were in Kenya as they were known for it. They shared out fruit to each of the animals whilst they retold the story of Henda’s Suprise (Henda being Grace).

Overall, everyone really enjoyed singing along and dancing to the fantastic songs that were put on by Mrs Head. Thank you to Mrs Pinder and Mrs Head and everyone who helped out for putting on an amazing and enjoyable assembly for us all, we all enjoyed it!

Mckensey