On Tuesday, 4 Zulu warriors came to our school and spent all day teaching dances and making pupils laugh. We were all very grateful for them to come to Blakehill and teach us how to dance.
The Zulu warriors did three amazingly loud assemblies that thrilled all the children by the loud drums and amazing dancing. After a while, everyone got out of assembly and headed back to class. After lunch, some year groups went down to the hall and the Zulu warriors taught them a dance which were performed in an assembly later in the day. It was a fantastic day which engaged all the children and certainly will not be forgotten any time soon.
Yesterday, Westbourne (Year 3) came to finish our linking project. Blakehill made posters to welcome in Westbourne when they come into the hall. It was the third time we have met up because we first met them at Nell Bank then went to visit them at their school.
When Westbourne arrived we split up into 2 classes and then we split the classes in half. There was 4 groups: group 1,group 2,group 3 and group 4. Each group was made up of children from Blakehill and Westbourne and we worked in pairs. There were 4 activities: building Lego houses, P-E, making fact hands and Q-R code hunt (P-S the answer is friendship). So everyone could have a go at everything, all the groups switched around.
We had lots of fun working together to build our dream school together as well as learning about each other to write facts on our fact fingers. We also worked and play together to play noughts and crosses, pass the tennis ball and blindfolded obstacle course. Finally we used the iPads and worked together to find QR codes, solve a puzzle and then un-jumble the ten letters we had collected to spell the word friendship.
All the teachers and children really enjoyed see our new friends again and we wish we could do it again.