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
This year, Blakehill has held another stall for Mother’s day and they had four new things for children to choose and buy for their mothers. This year, the options were: a wooden heart plaque, Vanilla scented candle, Potted Daffodil and a Stationary set. With so many good options, it was a hard decision to make when deciding what our mums should get.
Each person received a letter where they could have a first choice, second choice, third choice and a fourth choice. They would write their name, class and choices before crossing their fingers and hoping for their first choice. It would cost them £2.00 for the present they had chosen. Whatever the present they got, we know it will please whoever they give it to.
Everyone can’t wait for mother’s day and the real reason for it is to thank any special lady in your life.
By Daniel and Mollie.
This week, on Tuesday 12th of March, a band from the Bradford music service paid a visit to Blakehill. Everyone slowly walked down to the hall where they found the band standing at the top of the hall. Instead of being one of those bands with drums and guitars, they were each equipped with different types of instruments that used lung power. The band was made up of four people each from the same place.
They introduced them selves and their instruments and they got straight into it with their first song and asked the children to guess what it was. The answer was Despacito and they then told them that they would play some more songs and everyone would have to guess what they are. They played ‘ How Far I’ll Go ‘ and ‘You’re Welcome’ from the film Moana. They also played Swan Lake, the ballet song because on of the instruments was inspired by the duck swan. The last song was ‘Bear-necessities’ from the film Jungle Book.
Every one enjoyed their visit and especially enjoyed trying to guess the song that was being played. At the end as everyone was leaving, they played some soft relaxing music and the year six were wanting them to play Despacito again.
By Daniel and Mollie
This year Blakehill Primary School have put on another World Book Day and almost everyone was dressed up. On Thursday every single child had an opportunity to come to school in fancy dress. Before the day they had an assembly where Mrs Russell said “that everyone will received a £1.00 voucher to spend at any shop to buy a book but they could only choose one of the selected books that the shop had to offer”.
On the day, lots of children came to school all dressed up in all sorts of costumes such as: Willy Wonka, Where’s Wally, Umpalumpas, Witches and Wizards, Horrid Henry and Dennis from Dennis and Gnasher unleashed. Even some teachers dressed up for this special occasion! There was a competition for the best costume in KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2 also Reception was involved. There was another competition where children could design a potato and the best would win a prize. Lots of children entered the competition and there was a lot of fanstic, imaginatively decorated potatoes.
Miss Gardener and Mrs Russell went round the school taking pictures of everyone in the school who was properly dressed because the costumes needed to be judged for the competition. At the end of the day everybody enjoyed seeing what people were and the competitions as well as sharing ideas about the books they love!
By Daniel and Mollie.
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!
On the 14th of February – on a Thursday – Year 3 travelled on a journey, which took almost 10 minutes to visit Bradford Cathedral.
When we got there, the entrance was decorated with flowers placed on black chairs with pillows behind the flowers. The first thing we did, was sit down on pews and an adult called Maggie told us about what we were going to be doing today. The activities were: colouring in our own designed shoe, having a look at all the stones that were the oldest ones and the ones with people’s markings on ( not their names because they didn’t know how to in those days ) ; going around the cathedral making a tally chart of how many symbols they could spot and learning about the important places and items in a cathedral. We found it really interesting because we could see all of the things that we had been learning about in class. Alfie kept pointing out things like the altar and the lecturn!
When we had finished doing all of those activities we went back to school where all their parents were waiting for us.
We had a brilliant; fabulous time and so did all of the teachers who went with us. We loved learning a bit of history about the cathedral and seeing things in real life that we had learnt about in the classroom.
By Daniel and Mollie
Every Thursday evening, pupils from year 5 and 6 walk down to the staff room, where all the teachers get a moment of peace, and wait for the four teachers who do Masterchef club. The club started last half term but because so many children applied for a place they only chose an amount and the rest would also get a go at it after Christmas. The new group are now three weeks in and have made three different types of delicious foods. On the first week they were split up into two different groups one small and one big. The small group went into the room next door and were preparing fruit and some vegetables for a wrap. The other group were making a curry and they too, prepared the ingredients involving: raw chicken, peppers; rice.
On the third week, instead of going into groups they went into Mrs Gardener’s class room and found out that they were making fruit Kebabs. They had a selection of different fruit to impale on a stick. They have seven weeks in total and they have no idea what they are going to make in these weeks! They can’t wait!
By Daniel and Mollie.
Today, (Friday 25th Jan) a Bradford City representative came into school and told us all about a sponsored penalty shootout that we will be taking part in.
First, he introduced himself as Craig before explaining all bout prizes which can be won. He told us that we are going to shoot at the one and only Billy Bantam! Everyone gets a go but if you bring in sponsor money then get you get four attempts at beating Billy.
The prizes are achieved depending on how much sponsor money you raise and are as follows:
£3.00- Bradford City Medal
£10.00- Bradford City Bag
£20.00-Bradford City Football
£30.00-All of the above.
And Billy’s special prize?
The person who raises the most money gets all of the above along with a Bradford City SIGNED Football!
To win these prizes you have to get sponsors from friends and family! This event will take place in a few weeks (14.2.19) and we cannot wait! Don’t forget your forms!
By Alex and Mollie
On the 11th of January, Blakehill started their carousel projects. These are projects that go on for 1 half term. You start in your class and change classrooms each half term. Don’t forget, it is every Friday afternoon and we learn about a topic and produce a project. Each class has a different topic we have listed two of them the children are doing:
Today 6G did a lesson on Democracy (British values) we did a vote for someone to be a teacher for a day. The candidates were Rees, Libby G, Jack P, Kian and Me (Alex). The winner was Me! I got 12 votes. For pictures and videos look on 6G’s class page.
Design and Technology
However in 3R: they are learning about making sandwiches. Today they explored and tasted the different bread types. The favourite type of bread in the class was the white bread! It was YUMMY!
By Alex and Mollie
On Friday the 11th of January, 1G did a fantastic assembly all about the four seasons that are in a year. The first season was Winter! We all knew what winter was about after they shared with us lots of interesting facts. The coldest season starts in December and ends in February. They said, “You need to wrap up warm in a coat, hat and gloves.”
They then moved on to talk about the season spring. First they explained that “It rains and then sun comes out,” but then they also warned us not to put our rain coats away just yet! The reason they explained about that was to remind you what to expect and what spring in our country is all about!
The summer time was their favourite one to talk about because they can go out to beaches and go for a swim in the pool. They loved how it was really warm outside and that they got to go to the farm. They told us all about farm animals. Then at the end they sang a song called”He’s got the whole world in his hands”.
What a lovely assembly. Well done 1G!
By Taylor and Mollie