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.
We can’t wait to see you all there!
by Phoebe, Florence and Ruby
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
On the 9th of July, children were sent down to the hall to watch the very last assembly by Year 6.
The stage was up, the lights were out, and everyone was quiet. Nobody had known what they were doing until now, they were doing ‘Albie’. Albie was the male version of ‘Annie’.
As you should know, the story follows a young child called Annie (or in this case Albie) who was abandoned at an orphanage by her parents when she was a baby. Her family left a locket and a note saying they would come back for her. She then spends her whole life searching for her family until she meets a rich and famous man called Mr Worbucks (or Mr Stacks for the modern version.) It is a great film and I recommend you watch it.
The whole of Year 6 (both 6G and 6R) worked as hard as they could to make this production perfect, and it was all worth it.
It was full of singing, dancing jokes and more. There wasn’t a single person that forgot their lines or what scene they were in. Everyone was simply brilliant!
It was a lovely production and all children and adults loved it.
By, Libby G
LAST BLOG EVER NOOOOOOOOO
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.
This week, both Year 6 classes have tried their very hardest to get the best scores they could possibly in their SATS.
Year 6 children were split into 3 groups. Unfortunately, the first group had to be in school by 8:00. On Monday, Year 6 had to face their biggest fart: Sats (hehehe). Firstly, they had to do the SPAG and the spelling test that had 20 questions. Both classes got through the tests with ease.
After that, they had their reading test. Most of Year 6 were worried about finishing this test , however it was easier than they thought. Lastly, they had their maths and arithmetic tests. After that, it was freedom!
Year 6 are now thinking about their ( hopefully ) fabulous production at the end of the year along with relaxing.
We hope that Year 6 have an amazing rest of the year ( without having to worry about tests 🙂 )
Libby G and Daniel
This Tuesday, Year 6 went on an exciting trip to Danelaw. Their trip was all about vikings to support their recent studies and the book they have been reading called’Viking Boy’.
Danelaw is a place all the way in York, so at 8:15 in the morning, students came to school to grab a ride on the bus and start their viking adventure!
At Danelaw, Year 6 were greeted by a man called Wolf. He split them all up into four groups and took them into a large room with three tables: two at the bottom and one at the top. The children all sat down in their groups and Wolf started telling them facts about vikings. Soon after, he gave them some viking clothes and directed them to a replica of a viking longboat.
The Vikings used longboats to travel across seas to take land and start battles.
Wolf then said that he could help them and take them to his village. This was only under one condition. We had to impress the lord of the village.
When Year 6 got to the village, they were stopped by a guard. Luckily, Wolf knew the guard so we passed through.
Year 6 had a wonderful day living as vikings: they carried out viking jobs, arts and crafts and wore viking clothing. After a jam-packed day, they returned to modern life and came home on the coach to their jeans, nooks and computer games.
What a good trip!
On Thursday, some pupils in Year 6 went to Hanson School for a Netball Competition with some other local schools including: Low Ash, Idle , Wellington, Cavendish, Rainbow, Feversham, Peel Park, Byron, Barkerend and Killinghall.
When we got to Hanson, we had to wait for about an hour because one off the team were running late but we just started without them and got the winning points. They eventually arrived but we were leaving so they didn’t even get a match!
All of the matches we played, we won and we supported all of the other opponents and congrats them at the end of all of the matches. We had umpires that blew the whistle if we had done something wrong , it was half time or at the end of the match .
We had a treat to get there because we travelled in Mrs Russell’s, Mrs Keighley’s or Mrs Corbridge’s car. At the end of all of the matches, all 6 of us got in a car to wait for our parents to get there. It was really cold but all of the team enjoyed themselves and showed some great teamwork.
By Cora and Mia
This week (on Tuesday 19th March and Thursday 21st March) Year 6 have had their final parents evening at Blakehill Primary School.
For the first day, their teachers , Mrs Gould and Mrs Russell along with the teaching assistants, prepared by collecting up all their books. Also, they wrote down their test results of every single test they have taken in Year 6. The two teachers of the classes spoke to the child’s parents about: behaviour, test results and how they get on in class, break and lunch. They talked about how close their child is from reaching greater depth and how they should be prepared for SATs.
They referred back to the reports and talked about how good they were while parents wanted their child to get ones in all subjects. They spoke to them and explained what they could to to improve their work further. At the end, every single child was happy about what their teacher said and their results from their tests. We are sure they will enjoy the rest of their time at Blakehill.
By Daniel and Aminah.
This Friday, 6G performed an amazing class assembly all about fierce, brave vikings. At the start, while people entered the hall, music played when suddenly, they begun…
They all gave us a warm welcome just before we heard one person scream, “THE VIKINGS ARE COMING!” We all had a laugh and they started to sing a song called ‘Heave Ho’. After that, they all began telling us amazing facts, such as ‘ Vikings used ships called longboats,’ ‘Viking hats didn’t have horns,’ and ‘They would drink something called Mead out of something called a drinking horn.’
We were all impressed by how much they knew and how they managed to put so many facts into one assembly, some people even managed to read out some pieces of work (which were brilliant.)
At the end of the assembly, they all sung a song called ‘ Viking Rock ‘. To add to the entertainment, some people wore wigs and funny hats and they all did funny actions. Everyone laughed and had an amazing time at the assembly. Now none of us can wait for their huge production that should be at the very end of the school year.
By Libby G
On Friday, class 6R presented an assembly about growing up and what they want to be when they are 30 years old.
They started off by writing letters to themselves for when they are 30. On the letter, they wrote questions about what their future selves possessed and what jobs they had. Some of the questions were,’ Are you a pro footballer yet? ‘, and ‘ Are you married and if so, does your husband have a six pack? ‘ and ‘ Have you got a Lamborghini? ‘ We all laughed and they went on to the next point.
First, the boys sang about growing up and after the girls followed. Both were really funny and entertaining.
Then they showed us some of their drawings that represented what they thought they were going to look like when they were 30. Then all of a sudden, on the smartboard, pictures from a website called ‘ In 20 Years.com ‘ showed up. They were all of 6R and what the website predicted the students would look like when they were older which was also extremely amusing.
Finally, they took out their letters and explained that they were going to place the letters in a time capsule and bury it in the ground to come back to when they are 30.
We all enjoyed the assembly and gave them a large round of applause.
By Libby G and Aminah