This Tuesday, Year 6 went on an exciting trip to Danelaw. Their trip was all about vikings to support their recent studies and the book they have been reading called’Viking Boy’.
Danelaw is a place all the way in York, so at 8:15 in the morning, students came to school to grab a ride on the bus and start their viking adventure!
At Danelaw, Year 6 were greeted by a man called Wolf. He split them all up into four groups and took them into a large room with three tables: two at the bottom and one at the top. The children all sat down in their groups and Wolf started telling them facts about vikings. Soon after, he gave them some viking clothes and directed them to a replica of a viking longboat.
The Vikings used longboats to travel across seas to take land and start battles.
Wolf then said that he could help them and take them to his village. This was only under one condition. We had to impress the lord of the village.
When Year 6 got to the village, they were stopped by a guard. Luckily, Wolf knew the guard so we passed through.
Year 6 had a wonderful day living as vikings: they carried out viking jobs, arts and crafts and wore viking clothing. After a jam-packed day, they returned to modern life and came home on the coach to their jeans, nooks and computer games.
What a good trip!
On Thursday, some pupils in Year 6 went to Hanson School for a Netball Competition with some other local schools including: Low Ash, Idle , Wellington, Cavendish, Rainbow, Feversham, Peel Park, Byron, Barkerend and Killinghall.
When we got to Hanson, we had to wait for about an hour because one off the team were running late but we just started without them and got the winning points. They eventually arrived but we were leaving so they didn’t even get a match!
All of the matches we played, we won and we supported all of the other opponents and congrats them at the end of all of the matches. We had umpires that blew the whistle if we had done something wrong , it was half time or at the end of the match .
We had a treat to get there because we travelled in Mrs Russell’s, Mrs Keighley’s or Mrs Corbridge’s car. At the end of all of the matches, all 6 of us got in a car to wait for our parents to get there. It was really cold but all of the team enjoyed themselves and showed some great teamwork.
By Cora and Mia
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 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 Friday, class 6R presented an assembly about growing up and what they want to be when they are 30 years old.
They started off by writing letters to themselves for when they are 30. On the letter, they wrote questions about what their future selves possessed and what jobs they had. Some of the questions were,’ Are you a pro footballer yet? ‘, and ‘ Are you married and if so, does your husband have a six pack? ‘ and ‘ Have you got a Lamborghini? ‘ We all laughed and they went on to the next point.
First, the boys sang about growing up and after the girls followed. Both were really funny and entertaining.
Then they showed us some of their drawings that represented what they thought they were going to look like when they were 30. Then all of a sudden, on the smartboard, pictures from a website called ‘ In 20 Years.com ‘ showed up. They were all of 6R and what the website predicted the students would look like when they were older which was also extremely amusing.
Finally, they took out their letters and explained that they were going to place the letters in a time capsule and bury it in the ground to come back to when they are 30.
We all enjoyed the assembly and gave them a large round of applause.
By Libby G and Aminah
On Thursday 31st of January, the pupils of Year 6 had a visit from the one and only Luke Carson (a local police constable).
To begin, Luke asked us what we knew about E-Safety. Then he showed us multiple slides on the types of games and websites that are appropriate for 10-11 year-olds. We discussed the games which we play on and Luke gave us suggestions about how to stay safe when we were playing these.
By Isabelle and Alex
On Monday night, year six had a fantastic experience at their leavers prom, all dressed up and ready to have some fun! All the girls came in beautiful dresses and the boys in smart suits, and begun taking pictures to capture the night they would always remember.
Once inside the hall, there was a brilliant dj who put on some good music and dancing songs, like the superman and whip nae nae! Everyone was taking selfies with each other and chatting together about their final year of primary school, reminiscing on memories from when they were small to the present time.
After all the singing,dancing and picture taking, the food was finally ready to be served; there was lots to choose from and the teachers had definitely put on a fantastic spread, with brownies, crisps, sandwiches, pizza and loads more! Full up on all the food and juice, it was back to dancing and singing, and making memories to remember.
To finish off the night, it was time to crown the four prom kings and queens: in 6G the lucky prom king and queen were Emily and Archie, and in 6R the royals were Tamara and Hayden! They were all equally shocked as clapping and cheering filled the hall, while they were crowed with their special sachets.
Year 6 had a fantastic night, and made loads of memories that they will always treasure and will look back on on their next prom in high school!
By Mckensey and Emily Mae
After a long,hard and stressful week, SATs are FINALLY over! Year 6 are very relieved and are anxious to see what results they will get, but meanwhile its time to focus on transition and preparing for Year 7! Yesterday afternoon, whilst watching a well-earned movie, Mrs Keighley kindly brought in some yummy ice lollies for them all to enjoy as a reward for their hard work, and they were very much appreciated! Today (Friday), year 6 have had a fantastic day, and got to have a relaxing time, which they really needed after the stress-filled week: movies have been watched, biscuits and buns have been eaten and everybody has been able to relieve their stress!
Well done Year 6 for all of your hard work and determination, and we hope you look forward to the rest of your time at Blakehill!
Today, 6R performed their class assembly about Vikings, where we learnt about what they had got up to over the last couple of weeks. After a little bit of speaking, they sang a song called He-Ho with some actions that Mrs Russell had been teaching them. It was very interesting and the audience loved it!
Next up a group of people, Amelia, Spencer and Kyle, spoke and we all learnt something new about the Vikings. Did you know they didn’t have horns on helmets? Who’d have thought it! They sang yet another song and 2 people came in with a Viking long boat!
Some of the vikings raided England and not many people got along, this caused many wars and there was three main battle. 6R showed this war by having people fighting. The kings were often fighting and King George the Viking leader won. He did this by surrounding them and starving them until the other king gave in and they split the land.
Songs were sang at the end of the assembly and everyone clapped. It sure was an assembly to remember it was brilliant!
By Pasha and Emily Mae.
6R Assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
On Wednesday evening, a team of Year 6’s (Aaron, Spencer, Steven, Amelia, Meghan, Mckensey, Kaitlin and Ben) went to compete in a frisbee competition, held at Woodhouse Grove, Sports Hall. Leaving school at 2:45, they wore the new Nike school kit and parents took them up to the competition. First, they played Wellington Primary, who they drew 2-2 with, then they were up against Thackley, who lost to Blakehill (YAY!). After a small break, they were up on pitch 2, where they versed Fagley and unfortunately lost that game but that didn’t stop them as they carried on to their final match, where they absolutely smashed Swain House with a whopping 6-4!
Tired and worn out, the team waited with baited breath for the results and overall they came third after watching the final match between Fagley and Wellington. Blakehill Frisbee team represented the school very well and were proud to come away third place after a long, hard competition of fast-paced Frisbee and thanked Mrs Russell for organising the whole event!