New Teachers

On Wednesday, all the pupils in school met their brand new teachers!

Reception got either Mrs Wardell or Miss Gardener. Year 1 discovered it would be either Mrs Scott or Mrs Pinder. Year 2 got Mr Rhodes or Mrs Roberts. Year 3 got Mr Hodges or Miss Philips. Year 4 got Mrs Hall until Miss Javed comes back or Miss Lancaster. Year 5 got Mr Sidebottom until Miss Russell comes back or Mrs Gould.

On the same day, Year 6 went to their secondary schools. They spent a whole day there while we spent 45 minutes talking about: what we do, what we’re excited about and some classes also did some activities to get ready for next year.

We’re all looking forward to starting with our brand new teachers next year.

By Mollie and Mia

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

Drumming concert

On the 28th of March, some brave pupils performed in-front of the whole school some amazing drumming. They have been having lessons for 20 minutes in the previous weeks leading into this day.

Starting the assembly off, Mrs Scott introduced the assembly and what they would be doing throughout. It started with Elana (who is in 4h) and Amber playing a warm up solo which was followed by some brave Year 2 children who performed the backing track from a song by Taylor swift. After that Elijah, played a solo with the two teachers. Other children from across school also performed which was equally fantastic.

The lady in charge explained frequently the benefits of drumming and how they can link to the classroom. One of them was that drumming improves concentration as you have to focus on what you are doing and ignore distractions. At the end of the assembly, everyone clapped loudly as they all greatly enjoyed it.

Thankfully, we learnt that the drumming sessions are going to continue after the holidays and everybody is hoping they are the next child to get a go!

By Mia and Cora

Easter Egg Appeal

As you know, in the past few years students at Blakehill have got together and have contributed to the Easter egg appeal where children kindly donate Easter eggs for children and families that are less fortunate than us. Once again, Mr Cavalier-Lumley came to explain how bringing an Easter egg in can change lives because people may not be fortunate enough to receive them. Without our help, children may go through Easter having nothing. However, with your support,  we can make their lives happier just by spending a few pounds on Easter eggs.

Some pupils have already donated a few Easter eggs already which is fantastic, but we still need more eggs. Every little donation can make a big difference. You don’t have to donate anything, but we would be very grateful if you did.

Overall, we hope everyone enjoys their Easter eggs and has a fantastic time celebrating.

Have a lovely Easter and enjoy your chocolate.

By Cora and Mia

Year 3 trip to Leeds Museum

On the 28th of February, (yesterday) Year 3 travelled to Leeds Museum to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. When they arrived, a kind lady greeted them and led them to a room to hang up their coats. After that, they split in to 3 groups of 10 that were used later in the day.

First,3R went into a room and sat down at three tables and talked about the Ancient Egyptians. Some of the people even got up and pretended to make someone into a mummy. Whilst they were doing that, 3Ro were upstairs looking at some of the Ancient Egyptian artefacts and a real mummy. It was really interesting!

They explore the exhibits searching for all the things that Ancient Egyptians were buried with such as jewellery, amulets and even fake feet and hands! They saw a mummy lying in its tomb and then had a go at mummifying a puppet themselves! They pulled out organs, rubbed it with oil and wrapped it in bandages.

What a great trip!

 

Snow Day

This afternoon, we were greeted with white, fluffy snow which was like a soft pillow when millions of snowflakes filled the sky. While Year 6 were playing football,  the snow got in their eyes – it turned out to be a better door than a window! Most of the children rushed their lunch to make every moment count outside. When they appeared outside, smiles filled people’s faces as they began to build small snowmen.

Many of the children didn’t want to go back inside because we have never seen anything like it. The snowflakes were massive! On the other hand, others rushed inside when the whistle blew as it was getting a little bit too cold and they wanted the comforting warmth inside.

Overall, everyone really enjoyed their lunchtime and hope to see the snow again soon. Hopefully, more snow will come and maybe sledging will become involved. Fingers crossed we get some more over the weekend!

By Cora and Mia

Luke Carson visit

On the 24th of the January, Year 4 had an important visitor named Luke Carson.

The reason he came to our school is so that he could talk to Year 4 all about E-Saftey. Firstly, he introduced himself by telling them his name and saying where he worked (for the police). After he had done that, Mr Hodges handed out the white boards and the children got right into a quiz all about E-Saftey and generally being safe on the internet.

In the quiz you could earn points and the team with the most points at the end of the quiz wins!!! After the quiz, they watched a short clip recapping the points raised in the quiz. As swell as the quiz, they thought about which pictures should be shared online and which are best to be kept private.

Year 4 had loads of fun testing their knowledge and we know the rest of KS2 cannot wait until it is their turn to learn with Luke.

Isabelle and Mia

Cross country

On Tuesday the 15th of January, some pupils from year 4,5 and 6 competed in a cross country competition. The competition was at Hanson school, there were 900 meters to run. The year 5 boys went first then it was the year 5 girls. Following them, were the year 6 boys who placed brilliantly as did the year 6 girls. We earned some brilliant places like 1,2,4 and 7 in the top 10 the 1st person was James in 6R! In 4th place was Archie in 6R, in the girls year 6 race was Lois in 6G. In the final race was Taylor in 5R. The rest came in very good positions. After all the year 5 girls came 3rd, Year 5 boys came 2nd and year 6 girls came first and year 6 boys came 2nd! These are amazing results.

Well done to all our athletes, you made Mrs Russell and Miss Dobson very proud!

By Mia, Taylor and Isabelle

 

Young Voices 2019

This January, a group of children travelled the long journey to Sheffield arena to sing their hearts out at Young Voices. They started practising all the songs which were accompanied by different dance moves, that fit each tune. They did regular practises at least once a week so that they knew every song and all the dance moves. Wednesday 9th January was the day and the children were ready! They had to have two pack lunches one for their lunch and one for tea. They weren’t allowed fizzy drinks and lots of sweets because they could possibly throw up! When they arrived outside, they had to wait a little longer because they got there early. When they got in, they found their seats and got straight into munching on their lunch and going for toilet breaks.

While they were practising all the special guests were introduced. Unfortunately, Hugh Jackman couldn’t attend the concert! After the children had eaten everything in their bags the parents started to flood in. Once they all found their seats the lights went down and the person who organised the concert appeared on the stage and introduced all the band members and the school, but not every school because there were to many. At the end the same lady from the beginning mentioned that the parents had raised over 98 thousand pounds and said a massive thank you!

By Daniel 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