Year 3 School Linking

School linking is where Blakehill primary and West born meet together and become friends. The first meet up for this year’s Year 3 was on Thursday at Nell Bank in Ilkley. They took part in some fun activities like leaf pile building , orienteering and lots more that we can’t think of. The idea is to make friends with children from another school and a different area of Bradford.

On site, they developed their team building skills and had lots of fun. The children made new friends and cannot wait to meet them again later on in the year when both Year 3 classes meet again at both Blakehill and Westbourne.

By Flo and Ava

———

Year 6 Transition Day

This week, ( on Wednesday ) Year 6 got the opportunity to attend a transition day where they would get to be at their school for one day. Children who will be going to Hanson and Immanuel went to explore their new schools for one day only!

Luckily, at our blogging club we have 2 children that attended the transition day and we can tell you that eventhough it was little scary at first it was amazing!

We will miss Blakehill when we leave but can’t wait to start our new adventures.

Year 3 School Linking Project

On Wednesday, Year 3 met up with Westbourne Primary School for the School Linking Project. This year, Blakehill was hosting and they had a fantastic time meeting new people and doing the fun activities together. To start off they did some sports games outside on the field. This included a challenging obstacle course, full of different twists and turns. They did pass the hula hoop where you cannot use your hands and have to pass the hoop around the circle. It’s tricky! They looked like jelly men wiggling around!

As well as this, they did pebble painting which was based on a book called Only You. This story was all about you being yourself and persevering to be the best you can. We recommend this book, it makes you feel good about yourself! They designed each pebble to make it look like a part of a picture and turned out really well! Take a look at the display by the school office to find out more about what they did and how! A while after, they designed their own pebble to remember their school linking and their new friend!

After, they began to do some Lego. This included trying to design their ideal school that they would go to everyday and maybe even live there! They found this really fun and loved to try out the different designs that they could make with each colour of the lego bricks!

To wrap it all up, each pupil designed a hand, recording their favourite food, favourite television show, their name, favourite thing to do and their friend. After, all of the teachers collected them up and made it into a beautiful, colourful display to show off to their schools!

Sadly, this would be the very last time they saw their new friends through the School Linking Project but I’m sure they will all have fantastic memories of their time together. Good luck in your future life.

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

Year 3 School Linking Project

This week, Year 3 took part in the School Linking Project with a school in Manningham, Westbourne Primary School. The School Linking Project is all about meeting children from different parts of our city and getting to know what they are like. We’ve been taking part in it for 4 years!
They all met at Nell Bank, which is also where you go for the first residential in Year 4.
It was a cold day so all the children came wrapped up warm.Throughout the day they did a number of activities with children from Westbourne Primary. They got to play a game called Apple pie., to play apple pie you had to say ‘Apple Pie!’ in a strange voice while everyone else had their back turned then everyone turns around and has to figure out who it was that said it. Other activities included a scavenger hunt, adventure playground, and a woodland walk with a stick tower challenge. Everyone, including the staff, had a great day!

by Alex and Adam

Year 3 meet Westbourne at Nell Bank

On Wednesday 2nd December, Year 3 went to Nell Bank as part of the School Linking Network. The school we are linked with is Westbourne primary school.
The kids chose a partner from the Year 3 class at Westbourne and throughout the day they learnt a lot about each other and took part in a number of activities. They had a challenge to try and build the tallest tower out of sticks and they also did a scavenger hunt down in the little woods as well as being able to play on the adventure play area. At the end of the day they said goodbye and left on the coach. Overall everyone had a fabulous day and made some new friends.

By Max and Tom

Year 3 meet Westbourne at Nell Bank

On Wednesday 2nd December, Year 3 went to Nell Bank as part of the School Linking Network. The school we are linked with is Westbourne primary school.
The kids chose a partner from the Year 3 class at Westbourne and throughout the day they learnt a lot about each other and took part in a number of activities. They had a challenge to try and build the tallest tower out of sticks and they also did a scavenger hunt down in the little woods as well as being able to play on the adventure play area. At the end of the day they said goodbye and left on the coach. Overall everyone had a fabulous day and made some new friends.

By Max and Tom

Westbourne Primary School Visit Blakehill

On Wednesday, Year 3 from Westbourne Primary School came to visit Year 3 at Blakehill as part of the School Linking Network. Throughout the day the children had a chance to take part in a number of team building activities to get to know their partners even more. There was a lot to do throughout the day, keeping everybody busy, such as; the egg drop challenge, designing your perfect school, QR code Trails and visible and invisible similarities and differences art work. It was a great day and everybody really enjoyed themselves, they even got the school field to themselves at lunchtime!
IMG_1034 IMG_1042 (Copy) IMG_1038 (Copy) IMG_1040 (Copy) IMG_1043 (Copy) IMG_1044 (Copy)