Year 4 Times Tables Meeting

Last Night, at 5:30, the one and only Mr Hodges hosted a Times tables meeting with Miss Philip and Mrs Wardell.

What they did was let parents Come in so that the teachers could talk about the importance of times tables. In the meeting, they talked about that they need to know up to 12×12 by the end of Year 4.

The Year 4’s have to do a test at the end of the year to see how well they know their tables. However, it is more important that they know their table facts for fractions, division, long Multiplication and much, much more! By knowing the times tables really fast you can get better at all these thing. To get better use times table rock and hit the button.

By Eleanor and Cara

Marvellous ME

Marvellous me is new advanced system that Blakehill now uses to give feedback to parents about how marvelous their child has been. This app allows parents to receive updates about their child without having to come into school.

It is a brilliant app as our parents have received excellent information about us. The best part is that the teachers are not allowed to give negative feedback ( not that there is ever is any).This is awesome!

The app is now used by the whole school after Reception trialed it before Christmas and found it fantastic. So that is why the school is now using it. Personally, we find it an outstanding improvement for the school and can’t wait to receive more messages.

By Avroop,Mollie and Freya.

Year 1 and Reception reading morning

Every Wednesday morning, Reception will ask their parents if they can spare some time and come read with them! Every Thursday morning, Year 1 will try and convince their parents to come in to school and read with their children.

The Children get a selection of books to pick out with parents. The parents asked questions about the book and the parents are always impressed with the answers. It sounds a great idea as we all know how important reading is!

Overall, we now know that the children enjoyed their time reading to their parents!

By Phoebe and Cara

The Idle light switch on

On Sunday, the choir will be performing a variety of songs at the Idle light switch on. This will be a magnificent event taking place at an unknown destination although we do know that we will meet at Idle car park opposite Mrs Butterfingers cafe. This is one our personal favorite cafes in the district of Idle.

The event will commence at 3:30 pm and will end at 5:00 pm. Unfortunately, our parents will have to accompany us during the event although we are still extremely excited . It will be totally awesome.

Please come and support our fantastic choir and we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

By Avroop and Taylor

Open Classroom Day

On Tuesday, every class in the school allowed parents to come in and observe the classroom and look at their books.

Most of the classes had iPads , floor books and a chance to write how they think their child should behave on a post-it note . The purpose of the iPads was to show off the fantastic class pages each class have on the school website.

All the parents enjoyed looking at the books and the fabulous hard work in them. They were very proud and loved that we did lots of work. Overall, we think that this was a great idea to do this and that everyone enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. .

By Freya,Leah and Eleanor

KS1 bedtime story

Yesterday Years 1 and 2 had a fun, cosy bedtime story where they were invited with their  parents to snuggle up and escape in a twilight story. They all got comfy and sat on cushions whilst their  parents got to read their children some books. Everybody had big smiles on their faces. After that, the teachers read everybody a fantastic, fascinating book that made them very sleepy. But the fun didn’t end there, everyone got to have some delicious drinking hot chocolate and got to eat scrumptious biscuits.

By Aminah

Year 1 class assembly

Today, Year 1 have produced a fabulous assembly all about Sikhism and where it began. They started off by welcoming their audience, half of the school and the parents of the children, as they began to explain when and where the religion was founded. The class said that the religion started over 500 years ago and the man who started it was born in India. He travelled all around India spreading the religion’s beliefs as well as telling everyone what to do and how to practise the religion.

We also learnt that they have been on a trip to the Gurdwara. This is where Sikhs go to worship their gods, bow in front of their holy book and where they share stories from it. The lady who talked to them chose a little girl named Hannah to demonstrate how to put a turban on . Back in the assembly, they told us that they carried a little metal sword called Kippah.

It was a fantastic assembly and we cannot wait for their next one! 

By Daniel and Aminah

Year 6 Parents Meeting

Yesterday evening, the Year 6 parents all came to a fun, informational parents meeting at 6:00, which was hosted by all the teachers! Here, they gave information all about what the children have been doing in class over the last couple of months and what is coming up throughout the rest of the year.

Parents were told about the changes and transitioning that were coming up for the children and given a lot of information about SATs and what would be taught to help everyone; the teachers talked about the help the kids would get over the year and that they wished them the best of luck but most importantly was to not WORRY! However these weren’t the only things, the last one being Robin Wood which was very informative and helpful for the parents to know what their children would be doing and that they were getting their money’s worth!

By Mckensey

ELKLAN Workshop

For the last seven weeks, we have been holding an ELKLAN workshop after school on a Thursday. Run by Mrs Pinder, parents come into school and are taught how to teach their child language and communication skills to help them with their learning. This workshop showed parents the work done by staff in school so that they can carry it on at home. Mrs Pinder, really enjoyed running the workshop and would like to thank all of the grown ups who attended. IMG_5060 IMG_5062 IMG_5068 IMG_5073