This week has been a very upsetting one because our fantastic PE teacher, Miss Dobson, is leaving!
Since she came here, she has been doing clubs, multi sports, competitions, PE, and been swimming with last year’s Year 4. Miss Dobson joined Year 6 on their adventures at Robin Wood last year.
She’s being leading these activities for one and a half years and now sadly she is leaving to get a different job, in Leeds,which hopefully she will enjoy and thrive in.
We have loved having Miss Dobson make our PE lessons so fun and action packed. She is funny and has really helped us become more confident.
Good Luck Miss Dobson!
By Ruby and Phoebe
Year six went to a hockey camp in Hanson with Mrs Dobson to perfect their hockey skills and compete against other teams. The boys did really well in winning most of there games because of great teamwork. Mrs Dobson said that if we win in our next games, we will qualify for the Bradford winter games at Bradford Grammar School! How exciting! Good luck at your next meet boys!
Today, Year 6 woke up early for a filling breakfast before getting straight into the activities. To start with, it was the crate challenge which required cooperation followed by archery which was a test of accuracy. After that, they took part in a range of activities including rock climbing, the big swing and the trapeze. It’s been another action packed day and again we cannot wait for final activities tomorrow.
As Year 6 arrived, we were greeted by our instructors and we set off on the steep incline up to the centre. On arrival, we all headed to the lake to take part in either canoeing or rafting. After that, it was time for the zip line which was great fun! Next up was the dungeon which involved the children taking part in problem solving activities in order to escape. Tea followed and now the children are currently taking part in team competitions. We are all looking forward to tomorrow.
This week children from KS2 have taken part in competitive football matches with other local schools. On Monday, we hosted the preliminary round where both teams played well and qualified for today’s (Friday) finals. A highlight of this being the fantastic support of other children who decided to watch the games during their break time.
Finals were played at Woodhouse Grove. The intense games were very interesting and close yet Blakehill’s sneaky tactics and outstanding skills paid off as Year 3/4 made the semi-finals with 5 and 6 also playing well. Despite facing heavy tackles, the children continued to get up and score some amazing goals. As the ball kept on flying into the net, everybody was having fun whether they were losing a game or not.
Coming back to school, everybody was exhausted yet their spirits were still high. We are sure everybody had a great time.
This Wednesday, it was the cross country finals for Bradford in Keighley, the people that went had all qualified in the previous round. Altogether, there were 16 people that qualified through into this race which is a great achievement. The runners got a coach there and a coach back as well.
When they arrived, they were faced with a 1600m track to run which was a long way to race but they did really well. Before running, they also had to put on numbers that were pinned to their t-shirts. In the race, they had to run over a large hill which was really slippy to get up but they all managed to make it without getting too dirty. The girl’s team did particularly well and finished third overall.
These runners all had a really fantastic time challenging themselves and cannot wait for the next opportunity to run and compete!
By Taylor and Daniel
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
Throughout this half term, here at our school, there are many opportunities for the children to join after school clubs with their friends.
Some of the clubs that are running are:
Tag Rugby – On Tuesdays starting on the 15th of this month for 4 weeks £12.
Girls Football – On Wednesdays which has already started for 10 weeks £30.
Year 3 Cricket – On Mondays starting the 14th of this month for 4 weeks £12.
Knitting club – On Mondays in which has already started for 12 weeks £36.
Each of these clubs start at 3:15 (the end of school) and lasts for an hour, as a result they end at 4:15. Knitting club is in 3Ro as it is the only indoor club we have listed. Every other club needs appropriate footwear and kits other wise you may not be able to participate. We hope many people join these wonderful clubs.
By Alex and Isabelle
Every Tuesday we have football club where all the years had a friendly match against each other. The way it started was that they split into two groups and had a warm up so they wouldn’t get cold during their match. After that, they got into the actual groups for the game the two teams were blue and yellow team.
Miss Dobson was the person who organised this match and she was also the referee that started the game between the two teams. They got to use the nets but not the small ones or the medium ones but the extra large. Unfortunately, year 5 didn’t get to do it on the day they were supposed to due to bad weather. Their game has been moved to after Christmas which means that they have to wait even longer then they should of. But they were really thankful they were able to actually to have a game still.
We look forward to more friendly matches in the New Year.
By Daniel and Taylor
In the school holidays, (on the first Monday) Miss Dobson ran a Holiday camp for KS2. The holiday camp had an amount of activities for the children to do. Some of the activities were: football, basketball, a ninja warrior course, table tennis, orienteering and dodge ball. The day was filled with smiles and laughs and a bit of tears too. The children were split into two teams decided by a game of rock paper scissors: pink and blue. The winning team was blue. You would win points not only for winning games but for good sportsmanship and being kind to one another. Team chants were another one of the activities included in the camp. It was a great fun and we can’t wait for another one.
By Mollie, Isabelle and Libby G