Year 6 visit From PC Luke Carson.

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

Bradford City Assembly

Today, (Friday 25th Jan) a Bradford City representative came into school and told us all about a sponsored penalty shootout that we will be taking part in.

First, he introduced himself as Craig before explaining all bout prizes which can be won. He told us that we are going to shoot at the one and only Billy Bantam! Everyone gets a go but if you bring in sponsor money then get you get four attempts at beating Billy.

The prizes are achieved depending on how much sponsor money you raise and are as follows:

£3.00-  Bradford City Medal

£10.00- Bradford City Bag

£20.00-Bradford City Football

£30.00-All of the above.

And Billy’s special prize?

The person who raises the most money gets all of the above along with a Bradford City SIGNED Football!

To win these prizes you have to get sponsors from friends and family! This event will take place in a few weeks (14.2.19) and we cannot wait! Don’t forget your forms!

By Alex and Mollie

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

School Carousel

On the 11th of January, Blakehill started their carousel projects. These are projects that go on for 1 half term. You start in your class and change classrooms each half term. Don’t forget, it is every Friday afternoon and we learn about a topic and produce a project. Each class has a different topic we have listed two of them the children are doing:

British values

Today 6G did a lesson on Democracy (British values) we did a vote for someone to be a teacher for a day. The candidates were Rees, Libby G, Jack P, Kian and Me (Alex). The winner was Me! I got 12 votes. For pictures and videos look on 6G’s class page.

Design and Technology

However in 3R: they are learning about making sandwiches. Today they explored and tasted the different bread types. The favourite type of bread in the class was the white bread! It was YUMMY!

By Alex and Mollie

4J class assembly

This afternoon, Year Four had their class assembly about their residential to Nell Bank. To start off, they sang a song (that they had learnt whilst on their trip) to show off all of the exciting activities they had done. Two people in bright-orange jackets led the song and put actions with it and the rest of 4J followed.

They began to tell the audience about what they had done on their first day: mini beast hunting! They showed everybody what they found on their hunt, which was a centipede, an earthworm (did you know they breathe out of their skin?) and a woodlouse. As a treat, they got to go to the adventure playground for a little while as well as the water playground, where they got to play and have fun.

After a long, much-needed sleep, it was time for the next adventurous day, where they told the school all about the 7.5 mile walk they went on, from Nell Bank to Cow and Calf and then back again! Whilst at the Cow and Calf, the children were told a story about a giant, who lived near a huge, old cliff, with big boulders that were scattered around, and they really enjoyed it.

Tired out from their walk, we were told all about their experience of going to the adventure playground, which wore them out completely! On the last day, Year 4 went pond dipping and showed us some pictures of what they had found such as, a newt, baby snails and lots of other animals. Next, was the fantastic den building, and got to tell their groups all about their houses that they had built – someone even made a chandelier!

Sad, but glad to get back, the children finally went home, back to their parents, who they were very glad to see as some of the kids had never gone away without their mum and dad before. The children loved their trip and would have loved to stay longer. They performed a fantastic assembly to Blakehill!

By Emily Mae, Taylor and Mckensey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Mulligan Assembly

This week, Blakehill had a fantastic surprise visit from a famous author named Margaret Mulligan, who wrote the book Katy Parker and The House That Cried. Gathered in the hall, Mrs Mulligan read out two extracts from the book – the first two pages of the first chapter and a few pages from around the middle of the book when the children had just been transported into the past after a long sleep in a haunted house that had stood since World War II. She talked to us about how the evacuees only got to take one suitcase and that you had to pick wisely and took in ideas of what the school would like to take if it was us nowadays. Margaret discussed with us some of the things that most of the children would take in the war such as:

. A teddy bear                                                                                                                                                     . A picture from home                                                                                                                                     . A Sunday outfit (your best clothes)                                                                                                         . One or two books                                                                                                                                           . An activity like paper and pens or a colouring book                                                                           . Underwear                                                                                                                                                         . Clothing                                                                                                                                                             . Bathroom Supplies

Mrs Mulligan has agreed to judge a story writing competition, which must include time-travel! But there is one problem… it can only be 500 words! Your story must:

. Include an element of time-travel                                                                                                             . Be at least half set during a famous period of time (like the time of dinosaurs, any world war and the victorian times!).                                                                                                                         . Be a maximum of 500 words.

There will be prizes for the best stories in ks1 ,Years 3-4 and Years 5-6. Your stories must be completed and returned by Monday 19th February. We encourage everyone to enter and have a go at this writing competition! And not only that, but it will be judged by Margaret Mulligan, the author herself! Good luck and enjoy writing!

By Emily Mae and Mckensey

 

Macmillan coffee morning

Next week on Friday we are hosting a coffee morning, we think it is very important for this to happen as we believe nobody in cancer should stand alone. You can even make a donation of cakes or delicious  buns from your work or anywhere. No matter big or small it will be gratefully accepted.It does not matter if you can’t donate, however we would love for you to hurry along and buy a cup of tea or coffee. For your entertainment and to bring joy to people who have less fortune like people with cancer (please do buy some things as all that you buy and all the pounds go to cancer).

Fun and Games
The glorious Mrs Pedley, has arranged some games and so we will do a big raffle, a tombola, guess the amounts of sweets in the jar and other games. We do hope that you can come. Last year we got a fantastic amount off money we got 800 pound! Now please help us put a smile on someone’s face and come to our coffee morning.

by Emily Mae

Blakehill Fun Day

Today all the children in Blakehill got a special treat from their teachers and the PTFA for being good this year.Today, the children were allowed ice-cream and also were allowed to have a go on some bouncy castles! The bouncy castle company arrived before school to set up 3 inflatables for us brought! They was a big inflatable slide, a Scooby-Doo bouncy castle and a disco bouncy castle with a disco light inside(cool)! Some lucky classes got to go on the bouncy castles more than once before it started to rain this afternoon. As well as the bouncy castles, there was also a ice-cream van that came into school and we all got an Ice cream cone with sherbet and sauces or a lolly. It was a great day, thank you to all the staff and PTFA who helped to make it happen!

By Tom

Good Luck Grace And Eden

Today we lost two members of our school. They have moved house and so are moving schools. The people who we are talking about are two amazing students Grace, year six, and Eden, year two. Grace and Eden are very upset along with all of their class mates. Grace and Eden have been hear a very long time, especially Grace. Grace has been here since reception and that equals, six years, three months and three weeks. Eden has been here also since reception and that equals, two years, three months and three weeks.

All of Blakehill are extremely upset to see these two extraordinary students to leave Blakehill Primary School. All of their class mates wish they could stay, also the school and the teachers of Blakehill. Grace and Eden have received lots of presents and cards from teachers and their friends.

We all hope the best for Grace and Eden! We hope they do well at their new school and make lots of friends as well!

Good luck Grace and Eden!!!!!

By Elyse