HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy new year to all the parents and children!!! We hope you had a wonderful 2019 and a good start to 2020! We would like to talk about some of the bloggers’ new year’s resolutions.

Florence

My new year’s resolutions are to make my work neater and aim to get a pen licence. I also want to get better at reading.

Cara

My new year’s resolutions are to focus on my topic skills and to work hard on maths.

Mia

My news year’s resolutions are to focus on my maths and singing in the choir.

Hope you have a wonderful 2020!

by Florence,Cara and Mia

Say Hello To Spring!

Recently, the people of Britain are (finally) getting to say hello to Spring! The lovely weather is arriving, and due to that all of the children around Blakehill are playing games, making jokes, spending time in the sun and generally just being happy!

One of the perks of it being sunny is that everyone gets to go on the field. Cora, one of the bloggers, said,”I enjoy playing football and playing with my friends,” and Mollie – another one of the bloggers – said, “I enjoy making daisy chains for Mrs Rashid.”

Everyone at Blakehill is taking advantage of the bright sunshine and enjoying the beginning of spring including Mr Harding who was even heard singing in the staff room!

Have a lovely weekend!

By Libby G

International Happiness Day

This week, the whole school had an assembly all about International Happiness day!

International Happiness Day takes place on the 20th of March every year. It is commemorated as a way to be happy and make others happy. People aren’t always happy, especially in tough situations, so here I am going to show you some top tips on how to be happy and make others happy, no matter what.

  • Make some funny jokes: if a friend or family member is upset, it is always a good idea to try make them laugh (no matter how bad the joke might be.)
  • Play some games: playing games is always a good way to relax. The good thing about playing games is, you can play by yourself, or with other people. You could play video games, or make your own games up. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Compliment them: getting complements always make you feel good about yourself, giving them gives off the exact same effect as you spread joy. Not only do compliments make people happy, but it also makes you a better person. It doesn’t matter what you say, as long as it makes them smile.
  • Helping out: doing small jobs for people goes a long way. It could be the smallest job like putting things away for others, tiding up their table, ANYTHING!
  • Random acts of kindness: Random acts of kindness are one of the best things you could do. You could donate toys to charity or give money to homeless people. It just shows how kind and caring you are and that you know that other people matter.
  • Smile: if you didn’t know, smiles are contagious. Smiling is extremely important as it shows that you are happy and you are ready to show the world what you’ve got. Smiling shows how strong and confident you are.

I hope that you had a great Happiness Day and I hope that all of these tips help you. Thanks for reading this blog!

By Libby G

4J class assembly

This afternoon, Year Four had their class assembly about their residential to Nell Bank. To start off, they sang a song (that they had learnt whilst on their trip) to show off all of the exciting activities they had done. Two people in bright-orange jackets led the song and put actions with it and the rest of 4J followed.

They began to tell the audience about what they had done on their first day: mini beast hunting! They showed everybody what they found on their hunt, which was a centipede, an earthworm (did you know they breathe out of their skin?) and a woodlouse. As a treat, they got to go to the adventure playground for a little while as well as the water playground, where they got to play and have fun.

After a long, much-needed sleep, it was time for the next adventurous day, where they told the school all about the 7.5 mile walk they went on, from Nell Bank to Cow and Calf and then back again! Whilst at the Cow and Calf, the children were told a story about a giant, who lived near a huge, old cliff, with big boulders that were scattered around, and they really enjoyed it.

Tired out from their walk, we were told all about their experience of going to the adventure playground, which wore them out completely! On the last day, Year 4 went pond dipping and showed us some pictures of what they had found such as, a newt, baby snails and lots of other animals. Next, was the fantastic den building, and got to tell their groups all about their houses that they had built – someone even made a chandelier!

Sad, but glad to get back, the children finally went home, back to their parents, who they were very glad to see as some of the kids had never gone away without their mum and dad before. The children loved their trip and would have loved to stay longer. They performed a fantastic assembly to Blakehill!

By Emily Mae, Taylor and Mckensey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS1 Bedtime Stories

On Thursday evening, KS1 came after school to take part in their Bedtime Stories event, which was held in the hall. They were very excited and were all dressed cosily in their pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns along with a cute cuddly toy each. Not only that, but each child came with their favourite books, to read and to share with their friends and read to their parents, who loved seeing how much progress their child had made.

Snuggling with their teddy bears, KS1 watched a clip of Julia Donaldson, who is their class author, reading Stick Man and absolutely loved it. Talking all about the clip, the children listened to Mrs Pinder reading one of the children’s favourite book, which was really fun and they all enjoyed. Looking forward to their hot chocolate, every child read to their parents, who were really proud of their child’s reading skills and how they had come on throughout the year, and also encouraged them all to read at home more.

Sipping their hot chocolate, everybody watched Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? and licked their lips, which were covered in a hot chocolate moustache! KS1 absolutely loved it and wished the night would never end!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

Reception and Year 1 & 2 Christmas Production

On Monday and Tuesday, Reception and Year 1 & 2 finally revealed their Christmas Production to the whole school after months of practising and perfecting their performance! Reception’s nativity ( A King Is Born) was a upbeat, fun story all about a mummy, daddy, grandma and grandad who were telling the Christmas story to their four children on Christmas Eve. They spoke confidently and clearly to their audience, and enjoyed it as they were performing – they sang four different songs with fantastically loud and brave voices starting with It’s Christmas Eve! Dancing to the upbeat music, Reception remembered all of their lines and a special well done to the four main characters the mummy, daddy and grandma and grandad! To finish it off, the children carried on to sing three more songs, Over 2000 years ago, The Three Kings and Glory Glory. Well done Reception class!

Moving over to KS1, their wonderful performance began with the title Hey Ewe! And yes it does say ewe, which is a sheep! After months of practicing with Mrs Scott (the kind producer and teacher) they finally perfected it and showed us how it went. Of all the sheep in the flock, the smallest, youngest ewe was the most inquisitive and curious and was always busy making trouble under the shepherds feet. She was always asking silly questions and to the annoyance of the rest of the flock, she never stopped talking! The little sheep always had to know what was going on! However, one night, while all the other sheep were sleeping, that little ewe wouldn’t rest and knew something was different in the air.

Throughout the production, KS1 re-enacted the story of Christmas and the baby sheep’s reaction to baby Jesus and the angels news. With comedy and humour, the actress for the curious ewe was fantastic in learning her lines and acting it out perfectly through the rest of the performance. KS1 also sang a number of upbeat, happy songs which were: Hustle Bustle, Something’s Going On, How Much Further to Bethlehem?, Calypso Kings, Hey Ewe!, Gospel Angels and A King Is Born!

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the children from KS1 and Reception performed twice to a hall packed full of their parents, they must be shattered now but they did a fantastic job.
The children really enjoyed learning their lines and perfecting and performing their production. Check out their nativity productions below and leave a comment.

By Mckensey

Children In Need 2017

Today was Children In Need Day! Everybody at Blakehill came in some spotacular clothes with their one pounds and their old pound coins that they had found at home to support Children In Need with respect and fun! This afternoon, the children all went into the hall for a special assembly about this celebration. Mrs Keighley said a massive thank you to us and read out all the things she was thankful for at school, also tying in with Thanksgiving in America, which is also in November.

Up for grabs was a cute Pudsey bear teddy, which could be won in the raffle for 50p! Lucky Ellie (who is in 4J) was picked out of the raffle-ticket basket and won the prize, which was really worth £10.00! From this raffle we raised….. £209.50! Well done!

Children In Need said that they were taking in the rest of the old pound coins, which was very helpful to lots of people. Overall, JUST in old pound coins we already raised £93!  But non-uniform tops all of those with a whopping £325.84, leading to a grand total of all the money of £628.34!

Blakehill were very happy to support Children In Need day and everybody had lots of fun dressing up in spots! Its not very often you get to do that is it? We are very thankful for everything we have and wish Children In Need the very best.

By Mckensey

2017 Art Week

This week was Art Week! Every single year group have been busy bees looking at an artist and finding out all about their style and type of art. Some of the artists we have been looking at are Frida Kahol, Banksy and Vincent Van Gogh, which have all been very interesting. After all the research was done, it was time to start on the art! We used a variety of art skills such as painting, sketching, printing and drawing to produce beautiful art that represents ourselves and the people we have been looking at during art week. Year 6 started off with angry photos in the style of the artist Frida and drew a mono-brow on themselves just like she has! We have all had so much fun participating in art week and i’m sure everybody has learnt something new about their artist that they had never known before!

By Mckensey

Year 5 Author’s Visit

This morning, after break, Year 5 and a few year 6’s got the exciting experience to meet an author named Margaret Mulligan. She came to introduce the children to her book, which was called Katy Parker and The House That Cried, aimed at 9-12 year olds. It was full of suspense, telling us all about the story of Katy and her brother, who were turned back in time to World War II to find out the mystery of the crying baby…

She read us around two to three pages of different parts of the story and then asked us questions about what we thought and what would happen next. Not only this, but she told us all about the story of her writing it and that her story was turned back for months by publishers who wouldn’t accept it. Until finally, the people who published Harry Potter decided they would take it in and it became a famous book all over the country, winning awards and titles that Margaret never expected to get. Now, she is on the journey of publishing her next book and is again being turned down but the advice she gave us was:  “never give up, just keep on trying and you will eventually get the prize”.

The children found the book very exciting and everybody who bought a copy immediately started reading! Did you get a copy? Did you meet the author?

By Mckensey