3R class assembly

This afternoon, 3R did an assembly about the present life and Stone Age life and how different the lives were.

At the beginning, they all talked about the Iron Age, Bronze Age and Stone Age. Bravely, some of the children stood up and acted out being prehistoric humans and present day people. We learnt that stone age people didn’t know what metal was and they didn’t know what a smartphone was because they didn’t have that kind off stuff back then. They all showed us their amazing art work and stone necklaces. They signed us out by singing We Will Rock You but the caveman edition! They did a brilliant assembly and we enjoyed learning loads of facts about cavemen!

By Cora K

Year 6 SATS

This week, both Year 6 classes have tried their very hardest to get the best scores they could possibly in their SATS.

Year 6 children were split into 3 groups. Unfortunately, the first group had to be in school by 8:00. On Monday, Year 6 had to face their biggest fart: Sats (hehehe). Firstly, they had to do the SPAG and the spelling test that had 20 questions. Both classes got through the tests with ease.

After that, they had their reading test. Most of Year 6 were worried about finishing this test , however it was easier than they thought. Lastly, they had their maths and arithmetic tests. After that, it was freedom!

Year 6 are now thinking about their ( hopefully ) fabulous production at the end of the year along with relaxing.

We hope that Year 6 have an amazing rest of the year ( without having to worry about tests 🙂 )

Libby G and Daniel

Year 3 trip to Leeds Museum

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!

 

Year 3’s trip to Bradford Cathedral

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

Year 3 Industrial Museum Trip

This Thursday, Year 3 went on a trip to the Industrial Museum. When they got off the coach, they entered the museum and met up with a woman called Piper who led 3R upstairs to learn how to turn wool into clothes while 3Ro looked around outside and drew something that caught their eye such as buildings that were made in the 1800’s.  The activities that 3R completed were pretend sheep shaving, spinning wool, weaving wool, combing wool, sorting wool and carding wool (you could say they were in a woolly situation!) Once they finished their activities 3RO met up with 3R to go and have lunch. Then,3R looked outside and did the activities that 3RO had done before and then Mrs Robert’s class did the wool activities.

Altogether everyone had a great day and had learnt a lot of new information about the 1800’s and industrial Bradford.

By Libby G and Mollie

Year 3 School Linking

As part of the School Linking Project, Year 3 went to visit Year 3 at Westbourne primary school. The first thing they did was to get on the bus and set off on the short journey to Manningham in Bradford. When they got to Westbourne Primary School, they meet with their partners that they meet with at Nell Bank a few months ago .They then split into 3 groups for the day.

Their first activity was to match jigsaw shapes collage with their partners,they were solving a puzzle which was teaching them to work together and to get a long with each other. As soon as they finished the fist activity,they moved on to the 2nd activity which was outdoors. The outdoor activity was to tie their partners legs and to make them knock over the cones whilst being blindfolded and guiding them.

Their 3 activity was a parachute game were they had to work together to not drop the ball and just keep it on. Then, after a while, they were allowed to knock the ball off the parachute. Before leaving, they played one last game, the shark game! Everyone had a fantastic day and now our Year 3 classes can’t wait for Westbourne to visit them next half term.
 

Taylor

3R Class Assembly

This afternoon, 3R performed a fabulous assembly for Blakehill, all based on the Stone age and the periods of prehistory (Stone age, Bronze age, ice age and iron age) , which means before written history. First came the Ice age, where huge glaciers were formed and the people had to move away, because of the ice. Eventually, once the ice had melted and gone, the humans moved back but discovered that things had been moved beneath the ice and glaciers. The people of the ice age were hunters and found their supplies theirselves.

They told us all about the other different stages, including the stone age, where they crafted tools from stone and were hunter gatherers, who were always moving around to new places. This stage of prehistory was supposedly the time of ‘early man’, where they wore animal skins for clothing, and painted cave art on the walls of their caves to show they existed later on in the future, and to also communicate, as words and communication was still developing. For food, they killed deer and other animals like that, saving the skin, and eating and storing the meat for meals.

They told us a little bit about the bronze age, where all supplies were crafted of bronze, and was an easy material to get hold of. This was similar to the iron age, where iron was a main source for tools and supplies, and the people lived in Hill Forts.

Next, they set the scene by comparing the modern to the past, where most people nowadays have ipads and ipods and iphones, which are used for pretty much every day of our lives. The prehistoric stages were very different though as they were crafting all day long and trying to thrive in the dangerous wilderness.

To finish off their fantastic assembly, the class sang We Will Rock You with a stone age twist! They gave many interesting facts and everybody learnt alot from their assembly, as well as enjoying it! Well done 3R!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

Year 3 Trip To Leeds Discovery Museum

This week, Year 3 visited the Leeds Discovery Museum that had a whopping 1 million  artefacts in it!

When they arrived, they jumped straight into action by making an artefact timeline about the Stone age and Bronze age. Then, they split into 3 groups and the first group were holding real ancient artefacts! Because these were real, they had to wear special white gloves! Group two, gathered around fake bodies surrounded by official artefacts and infer what type of person they were and what life style they had. Group three, did a  archaeological dig where they dug into sand and tried to find artefacts. They got a V.I.P tour around the fantastic ancient artefacts! At the end of the day every one was brain washed and exhausted and they headed back to Blakehill.

By Alex and Daniel

Year 3 trip to the Industrial Museum

This week Year 3 travelled 10 minutes from school to the Industrial Museum Bradford. While they were there, they learnt all about the Industrial Revolution. Later, they began a first session where they began a tour and saw lots of sewing additionally spinning machines. They had draw pictures of each machine that they saw. During that session, they looked at 3 different houses which all had a different interior from a different year 1870’s, 1940’s and the 1970’s.

They began their second session, where they cleaned some wool also they removed some twigs and leaves. Then they vigorously combed it -which was hard work! After they carded their wool, Year 3 spun the wool on a spinning wheel.Eventually, they got to weave it and saw what they could create on the wheel whilst having a lot of fun and learning alot! Afterwards, the children played a game on the machine, pulling thread off of the wool! It was a lot of fun and they learned all about times long ago and what the past generations were like!

By Alex and help by Mckensey and Emily Mae

Year 3’s Nell Bank trip

On Tuesday the 14th of November, Year 3 left Blakehill for a day and went to Nell Bank. However, they didn’t go alone, they went with Westbourne Primary, who are from the other side of Bradford. Both Year 3 year groups are taking part in the School Linking Project. They excitedly clambered on a large, blue double decker bus. 40 minutes later, they had arrived. After a quick chat and introduction they found a partner and played many fun circle games. Instead of simply telling their partners what they like, the two school played cross the circle game to make it more fun.

They split into groups and did 3 activates including: A walk in the woods were they made stick and leaf towers, adventure and wet play and finally a scavenger hunt where they had to find a skeleton leaf, acorns and man made item. After a fun and tiring day, they had to say goodbye to Westbourne and head home. It looks like they’ve all had a brilliant time at Nell Bank and I bet they can’t wait to see their new friends again.

By Alex