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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
Today, (Friday 30th November) 4H performed their amazing first assembly of the year. Their performance was about the great World War 1 -WW1– and what happened while people were at war. They began the assembly with a few interesting facts such as:
- The war ended on the 11th day off the 11th month of the 11th hour.
- The soldiers lived in the stenching muddy trenches.
Then, some pupils from the class read out parts of their fabulous diaries and letters. After that, 4H showed us some fantastic artwork that looked like it was created by a real artist. The pictures were based on a silhouette of a soldier standing in a field full of poppies. The background was a water colour wash of a sunset.
The children sang us some songs from the First World War. The songs were called: It’s a long way to Tipperary and Pack up your troubles in your own kit bag. It was a really good assembly and we can’t wait to see their next one!
By Alex and Mia
This Wednesday, Year 4 had a special treat! In the hall, they had a coach who came in to teach them all about Tri- golf. Firstly, they had a safety talk about what to do and what not to do. After that, they got a putter and took turns, with their partners, trying to get the ball to hit the red cone so they could earn 10 points.
Next, Year 4 got into larger teams of 4 and had to make sure the ball did not hit the cones,or the wall, using a putter. Then, they got an iron (not the one you use for your clothes) and swung it from waist to waist, to practice how to swing a golf club. Year 4 then applied that to a new game they were playing, where they would hit the ball using the putter.
Year 4 enjoyed their time and would love to do it again!
By Libby G and Mia
Today, 2P had their first class assembly of the year. It was all about WW1 and Remembrance. They started off by telling us about the war and how soldiers stayed in the muddy and wet trenches.
After that , some students acted out the book that was called,”Peace Lily,”. The book is about Lily who goes and serves as a nurse in World war one. During her time in the war, one of her good friends came into the hospital very ill. Luckily, Lily managed to make him better and save his life .
Finally, they sang a song called,”long way to Tipperary”, and “pack up your troubles in your old kit bag”. Then they finished and the school clapped their hands. What a lovely assembly!
By Cora and Mia