Hi, my name is Cara and I hope I will turn out to be a brilliant blogger like Mr Hodges. I am new to blogging at Blakehill Primary School and i’m very excited to become a Blakehill Blogger. I learnt how to use the computers during the carousal with Mrs Roberts and with Mr Hodges when we went down to the ICT suite. I always love to add pictures and write and get my work on display so that is why i want to be a blogger.
Hi, I am Eleanor and I am a new blogger at Blakehill and I am hoping that I can tell everyone what happens at our school. In the next months of this year of being a blogger I want to improve my writing.
On Wednesday, Year 5 performed a brilliant class assembly. They told us all about what they have been learning in class.
Their assembly was all about a poem named the Highway Man.They begun by reading the first few lines of the poem. It started by them setting the scene of a old inn yard at night and the highway man coming riding down to the inn yard. He then whispered to the inn keeper’s daughter who was plaiting a red love knot in to her long, dark, black hair. It was an assembly full of drama and excitement.
On Thursday Year 5,went to the amazing St Cuthbert’s church to learn about Easter. First, they listened to the story of Easter then did some activities which included: crosswords, word searches and planting their very own plant. Finally they went back to school because they had finished their craft activities. Everybody was really tired and wanted to fall into a deep sleep as soon as they got home. They massively enjoyed the fabulous trip to St Cuthbert’s church and hope to go again.
This Friday, students and parents gathered into the hall to witness 5J’s first ever class assembly. Once children and parents had finished piling into the room, the assembly began.
Firstly, they introduced themselves and explained that if there were any explosions, fires, tropical floods or unexplained alien attacks, then to leave the doors by the fire exits in an orderly fashion. This (of course) made everyone chuckle.
After that, they introduced the ‘Science Live!’ show that was presented by the one and only ‘Brian Cox’. He introduced us to his fellow scientists who were going to conduct an experiment where they were going to make a ‘Frankenstein Hand’.
On a table, they had three liquids inside three cups : juice, vinegar and water. Placed on top of these cups, were rubber gloves. Before they conducted the experiment, they made three predictions, one person predicted that the sugar from the juice would run around inside of the glove and make it inflate, while another person predicted that the water would turn into a gas and shoot into the glove and inflate it and then the last person predicted that the vinegar would make a bad smell :).
They began to gently shake the cups. The first cup was the water, sadly nothing happened. Then they tried the juice and once again, nothing happened. This meant that there was only one more liquid left; vinegar. They shook the vinegar when all of a sudden the glove inflated. Their experiment had worked. We all gave them a round of applause and Brian Cox led some more scientists to do a new experiment.
In the new experiment, they had water with sugar, cornstarch and flour in water. they explained the differences between soluble things and insoluble things. They then added water into the cornstarch and mixed it around. They then began to say how the cornstarch mixed with water was a non – newtonian fluid. A non- newtonian fluid is something that isnt solid, a liquid or a gas.
We all enjoyed this assembly and cant wait for the next one.
On the first week back, Year 5 and 6 had a brilliant surprise when they went to go see Aladdin at the Alhambra Theatre.
In the morning, Year 5 and 6 were loaded into three noisy buses. Once they had arrived, they excitedly took their seats and waited for the magical performance to begin. Not so long after they entered, the performance began. At the beginning, the the main bad guy appeared at the cave of wonders looking for the magical lamp and we all began to travel into the magical world of the performance. After the interval, we were all given 3D glasses and went on a magical ( yet scary ) carpet ride. A lot of the children loved Wishey who was played by Billy Pierce.
Daniel a Year 6 student said, “The show was hilarious! My favourite character was Wishey because he was funny and he made me laugh.”
None of this would of happened if it wasn’t for our lovely PTFA so here is a big thank you for our special treat.
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.
On Tuesday the 6th of November, both year 5 classes went all the way to the coal mining museum. They went to the museum to link to to their local history study. First, they split up into groups where there were two groups for each class.
The children had to go down the 468 foot mine shaft before finding them selves surrounded by coal where they were able to get some on their face and rub it all over. There was one part where they got to take 1 or 2 pieces of coal with them back home. Year 5 also had their lunch there at 12:20 so they could have more time exploring around afterwards. In the afternoon, they had to pretend that they were working down in the dark ,damp and soggy coal mines.
Once they had finished, they had to go and wash their hands and then they went back up 468 feet in a shack that took them 2 minutes and 28 seconds before heading back to school. They loved the museum and they would all want to go back there again.