Year 5 and 6 are doing a Christingle based on the Christmas story with lots of songs and lines for our family and friends. Year 5 will sing 2 special songs that are both in Latin: Year 5’s is Gaudeamus and Year 6’s is called Gaudete. They are very complicated because they’re in a different language but we are working very hard on them. Year 5 and 6 are going on Wednesday the 18th of December to St Cuthbert’s Church.
We will be walking to the church and some people will be walking back and some will be picked up by their parent/carer.
Years 3 and 4 will have their Christingle service on Tuesday 17th December and have also been practising very hard! Each year group have their own special song to sing as well. Year 4 will be singing Drummer Boy and Year 3 will be Infant Holy.
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This week, Year 4 have ventured of to visit the Mandir which is located on Leeds road. Last week, on Friday, 4H went to the Mandir and 4P went on Wednesday this week.
The Mandir is a temple for Hindus to come and worship to their Gods. When the children went, they had to take their shoes off. Next thing they did was they went up to meet the different types of Gods. They were told little different facts about each of the Gods. Some of the statues had more than two arms some had 4, 6 or 8 . They had a go at trying to figure out the names of the Gods.
While at the temple, the children completed three different activities so they could learn more about Hinduism. One activity required the children to find the Gods using key facts and descriptions about them. Then, they explored some of the different objects they may find in the Mandir and what they are used for before finally using pictures to learn about Hindu weddings.
At the end, each child got a little piece of chocolate to take away with them and walked away having learnt a lot.
Today, 4H came down to the hall to show Blakehill how much fun they had at their trip to Nell Bank.
Firstly, they set the scene by playing the Countryfile music and welcomed the other classes. Everyone knew that this was going to be a fun assembly indeed.
They talked about all of the exciting things they did. One of the things they did was pond dipping. When they were pond dipping, they found many fascinating creatures such as newts, snails and other bugs and amphibians.
Next up, the presenters introduced the the mini-beast hunting. When they went mini-beast hunting, they had to look for any sort of bug or creature (including toads!) Everyone was keeping their eyes on lookout for anything that could catch their eye. They all agreed that it was a fun session and they couldn’t wait for what else they were doing on this fun residential.
Next, they had lunch and made their way to the jam-packed adventure playground. They told the other children about the parts of the playground whilst showing the different parts on the projector. At the adventure playground, you could do almost anything! You could run, jump, climb, crawl, absolutely anything!
After they had used up all of their energy, they went to their dorms and got themselves ready for their dinner.
According to a recap one of the children wrote, you could have sausage and mash or chicken. Everyone was very jealous of this.
We all liked how they presented their work and their activities like a TV show and we were all very impressed my their hard work and effort.
This week, Year 4 have been on a residential , for 3 days , to the fabulous Nell Bank and the went from Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April. Luckily, they got to come to school in non-uniform but they had to drag around either a bag or a suit case. They set off at around 11:00 am, they climbed on a double decker bus for their journey that would last for about an hour. To save them from dying from boredom, they could play different games like: I spy, Thumb war, 21 and many more.
When they arrived, they split into groups of boys and girls and they got of one team at a time and while they waited they learnt a song. The suit case were loaded onto the ground and they were told take their own suit cases inside. They were told the groups that they would in and then shown to their rooms where they would be spending time in for two nights. Once they were settled in and chosen their beds they were told what they would be doing and how to do it.
At the end their teacher said “they really enjoyed it and everyone put 100% effort into everything”. Also before they left Nell Bank they had to sit down and awards were given out to people who did well and tried their very hardest. The children had a fantastic time and their teachers were very proud of them! What a great trip!
This morning, Year 4 woke up bright and early to prepare for their busy day. They were greeted by a choice cereal or toast with either jam, butter or chocolate spread. Yum! The walk was the focus of the day and was truly memorable. Totalling 6 miles, we ventured along the river, observing the meanders, through the town, noting Roman ruins, up to White wells for lunch and ended at the top of the Cow and Calf with the fantastic views of Ilkley. While at the top, we learnt about the story behind it, tried to move the calf rock and shout over to Nell Bank in the distance. Both the children and adults had a great time.
We returned after 5 hours with plenty of tired bodies and relaxed with a quick drink. This evening, the children took part in a music quiz after another tasty tea.
Tomorrow it’s time for den building, orienteering and prizes all before heading back to school. We cannot wait. Goodnight!
On the Friday 14th of December, all of Year 3 and 4 went over to the cinema, as a reward for their excellent behaviour during their lesson times. They got to go and watch Ralph breaks the Internet. On the way they were all very excited and chatty on the coach! They thought that it was fun, enjoyable and the best film ever. They found it love able’ and they thought that it was a film that they want to see again! There were loads of giggles in the film at the silly things Ralph and his friend got up to. When they got back to school they were truly in the Christmas spirit.
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.
This Wednesday, Year 4 had a special treat! In the hall, they had a coach who came in to teach them all about Tri- golf. Firstly, they had a safety talk about what to do and what not to do. After that, they got a putter and took turns, with their partners, trying to get the ball to hit the red cone so they could earn 10 points.
Next, Year 4 got into larger teams of 4 and had to make sure the ball did not hit the cones,or the wall, using a putter. Then, they got an iron (not the one you use for your clothes) and swung it from waist to waist, to practice how to swing a golf club. Year 4 then applied that to a new game they were playing, where they would hit the ball using the putter.
Year 4 enjoyed their time and would love to do it again!