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

Dress down day !

Today was absolutely traumatizing! I had to give away MY chocolate for a tombola. Who thought of this? This was bonkers. I felt as though someone ripped out my soul.

Anyway, it was worth it as we got to wear anything we desired for the price of a chocolate – big or small. This was not a lot due to the fact you could buy a pack of mini rolls and just take one out. I could have done this although I decided to be generous and give a giant Galaxy chocolate bar made up of six normal sized bars.

The chocolate was all donated for a worthy cause: our Christmas Fair! It will be available to win from our chocolate tombola stall.

Overall, it was a fantastic day : being able to wear clothes of our choice. We would happily part with more chocolate to do it again.

By Taylor and Avroop

Year 6 annual meeting

At 6pm on Thursday, our Teachers Mrs Gould and Mr Sidebottom hosted a Year 6 Parents Meeting to tell our grown ups all about what we would be doing this year. The evening commenced, with a lovely introduction summarizing the night’s topics.

They talked about how we could feel that pressure inflicted on us (the year 6 classes) during SATs and in general but this isn’t what they wanted. This I think is because of the high expectations we are held up to in year 6 due to the fact we will soon be attending secondary school in a matter of months. Even though, there could be a lot of pressure during SATs, we are confident that we will pass with flying colours as we have the support of our teachers and wonderful parents. We can’t wait for the challenge!

by Taylor And Avroop

Taylor

I am Taylor and I am a Blakehill blogger. I enjoy eating biscuits, playing Minecraft and going to museums. I adore Beamish which is an open air museum near Durham. Once, I met Nick Sharrat who is Jaquline Wilson’s illustrator he drew hetty feather who is my favorite character.

by Taylor

RD Class Assembly

Today (Friday 1st February 2019) the children of reception performed their very first assembly in front of the whole school. They talked all about their learning on dinosaurs and the exciting history that goes with it.

They first listed some of the different types dinosaurs  such as: Triceratops, Pterodactyl, Tyrannosaurus Rex , Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and many more! They then showed us some of their pictures, which were amazing, that they drew all by themselves.

Next, they acted like cavemen and dinosaurs which was really entertaining! After that, reception showed us how people used to live like back in the days of dinosaurs. They used the information from the book ‘Dinosaurs in underpants’ to share with us all these amazing facts that they have discovered. All the children spoke with beautifully clear voice and had learnt all of their words off by heart.

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

By Aminah, Taylor and Libby G.

Cross country Finals

This Wednesday, it was the cross country finals for Bradford in Keighley, the people that went had all qualified in the previous round. Altogether, there were 16 people that qualified through into this race which is a great achievement. The runners got a coach there and a coach back as well.

When they arrived, they were faced with a 1600m track to run which was a long way to race but they did really well. Before running, they also had to put on numbers that were  pinned to their t-shirts. In the race, they had to run over a large hill which was really slippy to get up but they all managed to make it without getting too dirty. The girl’s team did particularly well and finished third overall. 

These runners all had a really fantastic time challenging themselves and cannot wait for the next opportunity to run and compete!

By Taylor and Daniel

Cross country

On Tuesday the 15th of January, some pupils from year 4,5 and 6 competed in a cross country competition. The competition was at Hanson school, there were 900 meters to run. The year 5 boys went first then it was the year 5 girls. Following them, were the year 6 boys who placed brilliantly as did the year 6 girls. We earned some brilliant places like 1,2,4 and 7 in the top 10 the 1st person was James in 6R! In 4th place was Archie in 6R, in the girls year 6 race was Lois in 6G. In the final race was Taylor in 5R. The rest came in very good positions. After all the year 5 girls came 3rd, Year 5 boys came 2nd and year 6 girls came first and year 6 boys came 2nd! These are amazing results.

Well done to all our athletes, you made Mrs Russell and Miss Dobson very proud!

By Mia, Taylor and Isabelle

 

1G class assembly

On Friday the 11th of January, 1G did a fantastic assembly all about the four seasons that are in a year. The first season was Winter! We all knew what winter was about after they shared with us lots of interesting facts. The coldest season starts in December and ends in February. They said, “You need to wrap up warm in a coat, hat and gloves.”

They then moved on to talk about the season spring. First they explained that “It rains and then sun comes out,” but then they also warned us not to put our rain coats away just yet! The reason they explained about that was to remind you what to expect and what spring in our country is all about!

The summer time was their favourite one to talk about because they can go out to beaches and go for a swim in the pool. They loved how it was really warm outside and that they got to go to the farm. They told us all about farm animals. Then at the end they sang a song called”He’s got the whole world in his hands”.

What a lovely assembly. Well done 1G!

By Taylor and Mollie

Years 3,4,5 and 6 Christingle service

Next week, on  the 11th and the 12th of December, there will be Christingle services at St Cuthbert’s church to get us in the Christmas spirit. On the 11th it will be Years 3 and 4 whilst on the 12th it will be Years 5 and 6. They will be singing songs and  reading poems, and excerpts from The Bible. The choir will be making a special appearance and singing a few songs with both years too! On the 12th, Years 5 and 6 will be doing the same. Mrs Russell has recently started a boy’s choir who will be singing Away in a Manger. What a treat! We have been practising today in the hall  so that we are well prepared. The best thing is the spot on singing and some wonderful reading. We are really looking forward to the Christingle which is at 2:30 and ends at 3:15. We will either be collected at the church and if not we will be walking back to school with our class teacher. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.

By Taylor

Football Club play friendly matches

Every Tuesday we have football club where all the years  had a friendly match against each other. The way it started was that they split into two groups and had a warm up so they wouldn’t get cold during their match. After that, they got into the actual groups for the game the two teams were blue and yellow team.

Miss  Dobson was the person who  organised this match and she was also the referee that started the game between the two teams. They got to use the nets but not the small ones or the medium ones but the extra large. Unfortunately, year 5 didn’t get to do it on the day they were supposed to due to bad weather. Their game has been moved to after Christmas which means that they have to wait  even longer then they should of. But they were really thankful they were able to actually  to have a game still.

We look forward to more friendly matches in the New Year.

By Daniel and Taylor