Marvellous ME

Marvellous me is new advanced system that Blakehill now uses to give feedback to parents about how marvelous their child has been. This app allows parents to receive updates about their child without having to come into school.

It is a brilliant app as our parents have received excellent information about us. The best part is that the teachers are not allowed to give negative feedback ( not that there is ever is any).This is awesome!

The app is now used by the whole school after Reception trialed it before Christmas and found it fantastic. So that is why the school is now using it. Personally, we find it an outstanding improvement for the school and can’t wait to receive more messages.

By Avroop,Mollie and Freya.

Year 3 trip to the Industrial Museum

This week Year 3 travelled 10 minutes from school to the Industrial Museum Bradford. While they were there, they learnt all about the Industrial Revolution. Later, they began a first session where they began a tour and saw lots of sewing additionally spinning machines. They had draw pictures of each machine that they saw. During that session, they looked at 3 different houses which all had a different interior from a different year 1870’s, 1940’s and the 1970’s.

They began their second session, where they cleaned some wool also they removed some twigs and leaves. Then they vigorously combed it -which was hard work! After they carded their wool, Year 3 spun the wool on a spinning wheel.Eventually, they got to weave it and saw what they could create on the wheel whilst having a lot of fun and learning alot! Afterwards, the children played a game on the machine, pulling thread off of the wool! It was a lot of fun and they learned all about times long ago and what the past generations were like!

By Alex and help by Mckensey and Emily Mae

3R Class Assembly!

This afternoon, 3R put on a fantastic assembly for Blakehill all about the Stone Age! Over the term, they have been working very hard and have found out lots of interesting facts about the past and the ways the people from the Prehistoric Ages (Atone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age) lived and what they did. The children used iPads to research more information and read a book called Stone Age Boy to give them some more ideas too!

As well as researching, 3R got creative and did some role playing about what life would be like to be a prehistoric person. Not only that, but they decided to do some cave art that was similar to the ones the stone age people made. They did some brilliant drawing of animals like the sabre-tooth tiger, the lion and boars. Doing this, they used watercolour and charcoal just like the past prehistoric age and they turned out amazing.

For the assembly, they learnt a song that was called Stone and the children recorded it with their own words which turned out to be quite tricky! Also, they made sabre-tooth necklaces, using clay to shape the teeth and bones, then painting them to look realistic! They turned out really well and are a great example of jewellery from the past.

This term, they have put in so much effort and hard work leading up to this afternoons assembly! Mrs Rashid quoted, “We were so nervous all week but have pulled it off brilliantly this afternoon! I am so proud and will miss them next year!”
All in all, they performed an amazing assembly and worked really hard to make sure it was perfected. Well done 3R!

By Mckensey

Blakehill Fun Day

Today all the children in Blakehill got a special treat from their teachers and the PTFA for being good this year.Today, the children were allowed ice-cream and also were allowed to have a go on some bouncy castles! The bouncy castle company arrived before school to set up 3 inflatables for us brought! They was a big inflatable slide, a Scooby-Doo bouncy castle and a disco bouncy castle with a disco light inside(cool)! Some lucky classes got to go on the bouncy castles more than once before it started to rain this afternoon. As well as the bouncy castles, there was also a ice-cream van that came into school and we all got an Ice cream cone with sherbet and sauces or a lolly. It was a great day, thank you to all the staff and PTFA who helped to make it happen!

By Tom