Today,was 4L’s class assembly about their trip to Nell Bank and about what they did whilst there . They had a Countryfile theme with presenters interviewing their minibeast and pond dipping experts. These experts told us what they had caught such as a dragon fly nymph and newt. They also told us about how they had built dens and gone on a long walk up to Ilkley Moor. They then started to sing a song that they learnt at Nell Bank by Jack and John who were their teachers. It sounds like they had a wonderful time and it was a very interesting assembly.
On the 19th of March 2018, Year 4 came to school in non-uniform with suitcases and luggage since they were going on a 2 night residential to Nell Bank. When we arrived at Nell Bank we met our Nell Bank leaders called Jack and John who started us on our first activity which was mini beast hunting.Next we had the chance to explore Nell Bank by taking part in the Nell Bank Habitat Trail.
Once we’d finished, we went to Middleton to have our lunch before having the chance to go to the adventure and the water playground. We played a while until it was time for tea which tonight was sausage and mash with veg or jacket potato. Once we’d finished tea, teachers sorted us into our dormitories (the girls rooms were named Asquith and Hawksworth. The boys rooms were called Denton and Rombalds). We headed over to our rooms and sorted our beds and got our pyjamas ready for bed. Soon after that, we headed back down to Middleton for a quiz,hot chocolate,a biscuit and Mr Lowe read Harry Potter before we headed to bed.
The next morning, we all woke up ready for our long 7 mile walk. We went to Middleton to eat chocolate spread,jam or butter toast and cornflakes or rice krispies. We then packed a rucksack and set off on the long walk which took all day. When we returned in the evening we had time for a quick play on the adventure playground before our tea which we wolfed down. After tea, since it was still light, we played out again before showering and getting ready for bed.
Once we were all ready for bed we chilled out with some colouring before singing happy birthday to Jess, Ava and Mrs Javed. We drank our hot chocolate and ate cake before wearily traipsing to our long awaited beds.
Waking up on our last day, we had a lot to do before starting our activities. We stripped our rooms and packed our bags before readying ourselves for the fun of pond dipping and den building. After lots of fun and teamworking, which led to some marvellous dens, it was time to come home and see our school mates and families.
We were tired but happy having had a fantastic time and would definitely go again!
We can’t wait for our Year 5 residential now!
By Pasha and Taylor
To finish our fascinating week, Mr Lowe’s class wowed us with some facts about World War 2. Recently, year four have been hard at work, they have been learning all about The events of World War 2 and writing lots! With their fingers aching and arms ready to drop off, we guaranty that they will sleep!
Starting off with some clear readers (who were reading out parts of their work from the last few weeks) shocked the world around them with their great writing. Then they moved on to talk about Friend or Foe , which is a book that tells the tale of two boys, I recommend this book it is great!
Next they talked about the dreaded day when we went to war with Germany. That radio announcement must have been so upsetting for so many people, however on the other side off things the people of Britain did not know that the war would be so long and dreadful. Could you imagine hearing that radio announcement playing in your house?How would you feel? What would you do? They also did writing on this and on a lot off other subjects.
Also through all of this work, they looked at what they would of had then and now like mobile phones they would not of had them then.Fruit was also spoken about they would of had to eat lots of vegetables and fruit. And did you know that during that time period many people had to go to the toilet outside!
World war 2 was a very serious thing that has taken life’s so its important we learn about it so that we don’t find ourselves in another situation like this.
By Emily Mae
Last week, 41 Year 6 pupils got on a bus and travelled to Robin Wood activity centre for their jam-packed 3 day residential. It took them about 1 hour on the coach to get there. But when they arrived they couldn’t wait to get stuck in!
First, they had to walk 20 minutes just to get to the centre! Once they arrived they were shown to their dorms and had 20 minutes to unpack their things and get their kit bags ready for when they had a shower or after they got out of the piranha pool. After that, they were sorted into their groups including: Whirlpool,Ocean,Wave and Iceberg.Then were given all the activities that they would be doing over the next 3 days,which were:Giant swing(basically a bigger version of a swing that went much higher!), the Zipline, Piranha pool, Nightline, Knights Quest, Raft Building, Canoeing, Dungeon Of Doom, Caving, Crate Challenge, Trapeze and Rock Climbing! Our favourite activities were: Giant Swing and Zipline!
The food was delicious and the dorms were very comfy to get to sleep in. We had our food in a beautiful dining room. Then for our sandwiches we went into the sports hall and got to choose what filling we wanted and chose a packet of crisps along with a blue ribbon biscuit.
Not to mention ,on the last night it was Megan’s birthday so, we got a piece of her tasty cake along with hot chocolate and a tune into Robin Wood Radio and listened to each group’s star of the day and why they chose them!
We all had an amazing time and made a lot of memories before we left!
By Emily and Adam
On Tuesday Year 6 had their prom which will be there last at Blakehill! Every Teacher was there even MISS WILKINSON!!! Everyone looked beautiful in their suits and dress’s (even the teachers got dressed up!)
When we arrived we walked up a ‘red carpet’ while Mrs Russell took our amazing photos! After that we went into the main hall (which had been decorated in the style of a VIP lounge and we were treated like stars!) and played some games and danced with all our friends and teachers! Before long it was time to announce the Kings and Queens of prom! These people were chosen by the people in their class for being the kindest, friendliest and most down to earth people in the class that everyone got along with. And the winners were…….
Darcy and Adam
and In 6W…
Iqra and Joseph
Well done guys!
We even had a buffet which went down a treat! Everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves.
By Joseph, Elyse and Macie
Year six teachers have been working hard all week to hold auditions for the end of Year Six production. If you didn’t know what the end of year production is, it is a show put on by Year 6. This Year they will be preforming Oliver! The year Sixes have also worked hard trying to get a part and making sure that they do their best. All the year sixes have done very well and they tried their best during the auditions which have been held by Mrs Bottomley and Mrs Bedell. Today all the year sixes were happy to find out the parts that they have! They were all excited and if they didn’t get a part or the part that they wanted I hope they are still happy! Congratulated to all the people who got the parts they auditioned for. This would have never have happened if all the teachers in year six hadn’t have organised it, so many thanks to them as well as the year six students!