Today, 4P performed their Nell Bank assembly which was presented as an episode of Countryfile where they included features on pond dipping, mini-beast hunting, the long walk and den building.
The first thing that they showed us was pond dipping. Louis and Bilal had caught a large male newt at the age of two. They knew that because they identified it and looked on a special classification (grouping) paper that told you what water animal you had found.
After explaining all the things they did and singing the Nell Bank song, they thanked us for watching their fantastic assembly.
It looks like a they had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed it.
This week, three lucky children, from both Year 4 classes, have been chosen to go Bradford Town Hall to take part in a conference about sustainability goals. The conference was all about the Earth, how to look after it. The children from different schools presented about their chosen goal. The way that the children were picked out was that the their names were put in a hat before being randomly drawn.
Before the visit, the children designed their own logos which were to be put onto a shirt, which they could keep, that would be worn in the presentation.
On the day, a bus collected them in the morning before going around to collect the other schools. When they arrived, they were treated to a tour of the building before getting into presentations.
All of the children from Blakehill did really well and will remember the day for a long time.
This afternoon, 2P gave us a brilliant assembly, all about ‘Together We Can’, (the school motto) and how they had been working together in different activities as a class, and helping each other do everything they needed to do. They thought about the time they work together in school, in every subject like science, maths and art, and that working as a team sometimes can be fun and helpful too.
They also told us about the book they had been reading, which was called The Day The Crayons Quit, and how all the crayons were very unhappy, until they started to work as a team to create beautiful, and brightly coloured pictures! Some of the children dressed up as the crayons, looking fantastic, and acted out how the crayons would feel, and that they felt they weren’t getting used enough, and wanted their colours to be shown off more! During art day, Year 2 had created a huge piece of artwork using brightly coloured inks and graphite, working together, and the outcome was amazing, all different textures and colours and patterns, which also symbolised how they had done it together, as a team to make something beautiful and brilliant, while enjoying doing it!
To finish off their fantastic performance, the children sang a fun song about being kind and helpful to eachother, and that it doesn’t take a lot to brighten someones day! Well done 2P!
On Thursday evening, KS1 came after school to take part in their Bedtime Stories event, which was held in the hall. They were very excited and were all dressed cosily in their pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns along with a cute cuddly toy each. Not only that, but each child came with their favourite books, to read and to share with their friends and read to their parents, who loved seeing how much progress their child had made.
Snuggling with their teddy bears, KS1 watched a clip of Julia Donaldson, who is their class author, reading Stick Man and absolutely loved it. Talking all about the clip, the children listened to Mrs Pinder reading one of the children’s favourite book, which was really fun and they all enjoyed. Looking forward to their hot chocolate, every child read to their parents, who were really proud of their child’s reading skills and how they had come on throughout the year, and also encouraged them all to read at home more.
Sipping their hot chocolate, everybody watched Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? and licked their lips, which were covered in a hot chocolate moustache! KS1 absolutely loved it and wished the night would never end!
On Monday and Tuesday, Reception and Year 1 & 2 finally revealed their Christmas Production to the whole school after months of practising and perfecting their performance! Reception’s nativity ( A King Is Born) was a upbeat, fun story all about a mummy, daddy, grandma and grandad who were telling the Christmas story to their four children on Christmas Eve. They spoke confidently and clearly to their audience, and enjoyed it as they were performing – they sang four different songs with fantastically loud and brave voices starting with It’s Christmas Eve! Dancing to the upbeat music, Reception remembered all of their lines and a special well done to the four main characters the mummy, daddy and grandma and grandad! To finish it off, the children carried on to sing three more songs, Over 2000 years ago, The Three Kings and Glory Glory. Well done Reception class!
Moving over to KS1, their wonderful performance began with the title Hey Ewe! And yes it does say ewe, which is a sheep! After months of practicing with Mrs Scott (the kind producer and teacher) they finally perfected it and showed us how it went. Of all the sheep in the flock, the smallest, youngest ewe was the most inquisitive and curious and was always busy making trouble under the shepherds feet. She was always asking silly questions and to the annoyance of the rest of the flock, she never stopped talking! The little sheep always had to know what was going on! However, one night, while all the other sheep were sleeping, that little ewe wouldn’t rest and knew something was different in the air.
Throughout the production, KS1 re-enacted the story of Christmas and the baby sheep’s reaction to baby Jesus and the angels news. With comedy and humour, the actress for the curious ewe was fantastic in learning her lines and acting it out perfectly through the rest of the performance. KS1 also sang a number of upbeat, happy songs which were: Hustle Bustle, Something’s Going On, How Much Further to Bethlehem?, Calypso Kings, Hey Ewe!, Gospel Angels and A King Is Born!
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the children from KS1 and Reception performed twice to a hall packed full of their parents, they must be shattered now but they did a fantastic job.
The children really enjoyed learning their lines and perfecting and performing their production. Check out their nativity productions below and leave a comment.
On Monday, Year 2 went to Saltaire village, more specifically to Saltaire church, where they went back in time to learn what it would be like. They met a lady called Mrs Dooley who told them about Titus Salt and what it was like to live in the village when it was first built.
They went on a tour to see what the village looked like and they were given bookmarks, which had a person from the past on and they had to find where the person lived and what job or thing they did.
Afterwards, they the went to the park but only the grass part was open they were all angry and frustrated, I imagine the would be writing letters to the owners. Miss Philip was very downhearted because she couldn’t go on the zip line! Instead, she did some drawing and found that just as fun! Once they had been to the park, they went through the mill and saw the David Hockney painting, picking up lots of facts. It was huge, and full of different vibrant colours; they loved it!
The trip was coming to an end, the children hopped back on the bus discussing interesting things they had learnt and laughing about their good memories. Miss Philip was looking forward to all the work they would do!