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

Ho ho Ho Everyone

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

TT rock-stars competition

Next week there will be a competition for tt rock-stars across school because it is maths week. TT rock-stars is a maths game for all years. It helps children progress in their times tables facts hile they collect coins to create an avatar.

Here are some top tips of how to use tt rock-stars accurately. Go on garage instead of studio , rock slam and arena. This helps you to practise the facts which you need to. Although arena is fun because you can play against your friends. Practice regularly to get lots of points and get better and faster at it.

If you your class wins you win a grand prize of pizza! We hope these tips helped you good luck.

By Mia and Florence

Reception Phonics Morning

Yesterday, most of the Reception parents attended a phonics morning hosted by Miss Dickinson and Mrs Johnston. The teachers showed them games, resources and how to help their child learn phonics. Parents, teachers and children loved working together! They also explored different ways to teach and encourage their children to read. Ready, steady, read Reception!

By Mia and Ivy

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