Year 1 and 2 Nativity

The assembly was perfect as the children were so cute and surprisingly knew their lines top to bottom! These children were absolutely astonishing and always had a humongous smiles across their faces 24/7 .The performance was named “I am going to shine” and of course they shone in a way that can not be put into words.

The incomparable show, was a huge success which has made all of the parents and teachers proud! Not to count the number of proud family members and siblings! I personally enjoyed the song that was sung throughout the show as they all sung it in complete happiness and glee.

By Avroop and Taylor

The Reception Nativity

This week, we had the reception children perform a brilliant nativity. It was called We Three Kings. I know it must of been nerve racking for them. The characters were Mary, Joseph, servants and lots of other characters.

First, a couple children came up and explained how it all started. They were very eager and delivered their lines loud and clearly. Then they sang an upbeat song that we were all clapping our hands to at the end of it. It was really good!

The next day, the receptions’ parents came to watch it and i’m sure they are all very proud. Well done reception!

All of them were amazing and we all enjoyed it. After it finished, we gave a giant round of applause.

By Leah and Freya

Walking Nativity

Last Saturday, St Cuthberts held their annual Walking Nativity which has been running for an amazing thirteen years!

They started in the church where glow-sticks and pins were handed out. There was a little introduction where Natalie (one of the church staff) told us all about what happened when Mary got a visit from the angel and how they had to go to there home town to get counted. After that, the other angel told us how Natalie couldn’t go due to her broken foot.

Then the choir sang Silent Night and we 3 kings to try to cheer up Mary as she was very grumpy! The choir has, as always, made Blakehill very proud with the fantaastic performances performing to the wider community. We are sure this excellence will continue through the years.

by Mia and Ivy

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The walking Nativity

On Saturday, some of the choir will be doing St Cuthberts walking nativity.

The walking nativity is an event that St Cuthberts holds every year near Christmas time. What you do is walk for a bit and stop, then you do one part of the nativity to the next until baby Jesus is born. I wonder when where it will finish?

The children will start off in the church singing a few Christmas carols. After that, they will go walking around playing a part of the nativity. Don’t worry though they are going to be with an adult. Soon after dazzling the crowds, they will return home ahead of another performance in Morrisons next week .

By Mia, Eleanor and Leah

Year 5 and 6 movie night

On Wednesday the 27th of November, upper key stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6), had a movie night in the hall. There we watched Nativity and everybody found it hilarious, even people who didn’t think it would be funny laughed !

On the night, we got a range of drinks, sweets, chocolate, popcorn and crisps. They were very delicious and most people loved them. Other people liked them(not the same as loved). Once in the movie, Mr Sidebottom had to stop it to collect the rubbish. Everyone was a bit disappointed for some reason.I wonder why? But soon after, the film continued.

It was a great event and we hope to do it again.

By Ruby and Phoebe

Reception nativity

For a very long time, Reception have been practising their fabulous production ensuring  it is excellent for the school and their parents (it certainly was!).  The production was about the Christmas story and they explained it through excellent acting and clear voices. It all started off with a song and then Mary came to the stage with Joseph following close behind her. Then the narrators stated that they rode on a donkey to Bethlehem.  They also told us about Mary having a baby, Jesus the king of the world.

After that, they went around the inns asking if there was any room.  All they got was,”NO!” every single time.  As they reached another inn, they got a no again but the innkeeper felt sorry for Mary and Joseph so he gave them another place to stay. Reception explained that they had to stay in a stable and that was where the baby was born.  Soon after the baby was born, they explained it was the son of god that was born and the rest was history!

by Aminah and Mia

Reception and Year 1 & 2 Christmas Production

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.

By Mckensey

Reception Nativity

On Monday Reception performed their first dress rehearsal for the whole school to see and they wowed us with their confidence and how well they knew their parts. On the 7th and the 8th of December, they then had got the chance to perform in front of  their parents, friends and family who were also very impressed! Their show was called The Original Nativity and told the story of how Mary and Joseph had a baby called Jesus(son of god ). It was like a musical performed at The Alhambra Theatre and we are sure they will be calling for our actors and actresses soon! Well done Reception! We loved your performances and think you did us all proud!

by Alex and Patrick

St Cuthbert’s Walking Nativity

Tomorrow at 5:00pm the school choir will be going down to St Cuthbert’s to take part in their walking nativity. Many schools will also be attending this great walk. If you want to come you need to be accompanied by an adult but don’t worry parents it will be a lot of fun for all! For all that would like to attend we are meeting at St Cuthbert’s church on Wrose Road.

We will be singing a various traditional Christmas carols. After this, we will be waling between and meeting the main characters of the traditional story, which includes the sheep. We will also be taking part in a similar journey to that of the one in the story and along the way we will be stopping for some nice beverages .

We hope to see you there to join this wonderful activity.

By Brooke and Emily Mae 🙂