Our Summer term journey

Leavers
 
The generous PTFA funded the money to buy the Year 6 leavers a t-shirt. The children received them today and can wear them to school next week. Every child's name is on the t-shirt as a keep sake to look back on. 
The children in 6G wore their t-shirts with pride today. 
 Prom Night
 
To celebrate the end of our journey at Blakehill Primary School, the children danced, sang, partied and had fun at the Year 6 prom. All children came dressed in their best clothes and they all looked fabulous and very grown up. Each class chose a prom king and queen. The kings and queens were voted for by the children and were to represent children that had been fantastic role models to others during their time at Blakehill. 
The prom night finished with a dance to the parents. 
It was definitely a night to remember.  
 
The Greatest Show
 
Last night, Tuesday 10th July, Year 6 put on their end of year production to parents. The show - which was based on the film The Greatest Showman - was filled with singing, dancing and amazing acting. Emily - who played the bearded lady - performed a truly amazing solo of 'This is me' whilst Alexis and Macey shared the main role involving singing, dancing and acting.
Parents piled in to the hall to see the show and all were amazed at the talents of the children. George's mum was seen throughout the show wiping tears from her eyes. Many others parents cried when they  watched the end of show pictures which showed the children in all of the other year group.
 
I am so proud of all you 6G - you have made me proud every time you have been in my class but yesterday made me especially proud and will miss you very much.  You really made the show live up to its name.
Good look all of you and remember - your dreams really can become reality!!
Robinwood Activity Centre
 
Year 6 had a fantastic time at the Robin Wood residential visit. The children took part in activities which encouraged the children to develop team work, goal setting and taking themselves out of their comfort zones. 
We were lucky enough to stay in Dobroyd castle which is set high up on the Todmorden moors enjoying some fantastic views of the surrounding area. It is a historic, grade two star listed building, with wonderful architecture including a breathtaking main entrance hall. The 17 acres of grounds, which accommodate Robinwood adventure and teamwork activities, are also the home for a wide range of wildlife including deer, rabbits and many more.
During the 3 day residential the children tried many new activities such as canoeing, climbing, archery, and knight's quests. The children also had the face the piranha pool and get each other across the pool without disturbing the piranhas. 
At the end of the trip, we were all exhausted but we had all pushed ourselves to the limit and met some of our own goals. 
Magical Monday
 
Today we were all very surprised to arrive at school and find a circus big top tent on our field.
The day then began with an amazing show inside the big top. The children saw some acts and all wanted to join the circus fun.
After the show 6G had a workshop on learning circus skills including plate spinning and many more acts. 
As you can see, there are some natural performers in our class.
What a great way to start a new week - there were no Monday blues today.
Boot Camp
 
During health week every class had a boot camp session with Steve. Steve is a fitness instructor and very kindly gave up his time to come and help us keep fit. Our class had a 30 minute session out on the school field. After the 30 minutes, everybody said that their arms and legs were aching. 
The Food Road Show
 
At the end of health week children went to a food road show assembly. Alfie represented our class in The Green Pea group but was beaten in the taste test by the Red Chillis. 
Alfie had 15 minutes to produce a healthy meal with the ingredients provided. He made a tai green curry which got a big thumbs up from everyone who tasted it. 
 
Transition 
 
Children from Year 6 at Blakehill met with the Year 6 children from Swain House School at St Cuthberts church. The children got to work with children who they will be meeting again in September.
 
Daily Mile 
 
During Health Week, the children ran (or walked) a daily mile. To do this, the children had to complete seven laps of the school playground. It was hard work but each the children got better at it.
Dreams Become Reality
 
During health week, we have looked at having healthy diets, healthy active life styles and a healthy attitude. Darren Tetley, the WBO European Welterweight champion, came to visit our class: he explained the importance of living a healthy life style. Darren spoke to us about his diet and what he eats to keep his body fit and healthy and also showed us some of the exercises that he does to keep himself strong and active.
When Darren was at school, he dreamed of being a boxer but nobody took him seriously. Despite this, he didn't let go of his dream and is now a European champion in boxing.
He showed us that with a healthy mind and attitude, dreams really can become reality if we work hard.
Animation Workshop
 
On Friday we visited the National Media Museum in Bradford to take part in an animation workshop. The children used playdough to make figures for their animation videos. Working in small groups, the children made short clips using pictures. Each 1 second of the video was made up of 12 photo shots. 
Ramadan
 
Some of the children in Year 6 are fasting during day light hours. We took this opportunity to do a lot of work finding out about the religion of Islam. We have found out about the five pillars of Islam.
We found out that one of the pillars stood for fasting during Ramadan and the 5th pillar is the pilgrimage to HaJJ. We found out what the pilgrimage was like and why it is such an important event for Muslims.  At the end of Ramadan Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr. 
 
We also looked at the Muslim place of worship and found the key features that you would find inside.
 
In art we we used straight and curved lines to draw a grand mosque. 
Transition
 
This week we have had Year 7 leaders from Hanson and Immanuel come and visit us. They have prepared us with information about open days, event and things we need to know before we visit our new schools. It is a very exciting time for us all but understandably a bit of a worrying time time. 
After 7 years together (and 3 year with Mrs Gould) we will be very sad to leave each other but we are all ready for our new adventures. 
Royal Picnic
 
For lunch today, we all had a picnic on the school playing field. Some people brought their own lunches but others ordered a royal grab bag. The weather was beautiful and perfect for a royal picnic.
A Right Royal Problem
 
We all know that seating plans for weddings can be tricky, but not as tricky as this one. Today the children in class 6G worked in teams to solve the clues and work out who should sit where at the royal wedding. The children had to use their reasoning and problem solving skills to get everybody in their seat.
Royal Arithmetic
 
As well as celebrating the royal wedding, we are still working hard in Year 6. Today the children did a mental maths test but each number represented a colour. The colours were hiding secret royal pictures.
End of SATS
 
Today, 6G were relieved to have finally finished their SATS. They all showed mature and positive attitudes and Mrs Gould knows that they all tried their best. It is a big event for the children in year 6 and they have spent all year working towards this week. 
Mr Bloom's Guitars
 
Mr Bloom has continued to teach us how to play the guitar. We are becoming more confident and we are playing some popular tunes. 
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
Don't Judge on Appearances 
 
Our class had visitors from the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The visitors put the children into groups and gave them pictures of different people of different cultures and ages. The children then selected 5 pictures of the people that they would like to hang around with. They also chose 5 people, based on appearance, who they would not like to be friends with.
The children were asked to explain their reasons for each group. 
More information was then given about each person on the cards. The activity highlighted children's stereotyping of people based purely on appearances.
 
The visitor who ran the session was Adam Lancaster. His sister Sophie Lancaster had been fatally attacked because of the way she looked. We thank Adam for coming and talking to us.
Attendance 
 
Although we have not yet won the attendance award, Mrs Gould is pleased to see children in our class winning attendance certificates for 100% attendance in a term. The children in the picture attended school every day throughout the Spring half term.
Calculating missing angles.
 
In maths, the children in 6G have been using known facts to work out missing angles. They had to solve the missing angles by calculating the angles in triangles, quadrilaterals and straight lines.
Algebra
 
The children in 6G had a go at algebra. They understood that the letter represented a missing a number. Mrs Gould was really impressed with their work.
The Queens Birthday - British Values
 
On Friday 20th April we celebrated Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth will be 92 tomorrow. The children wore clothes with the colours red, white and blue. We were really surprised when Millie turned up dressed as The Queen but thought she had made an outstanding effort with her costume. She looked just like the real queen and made a special guest appearance at the key stage one tea party on the field. In 6G, we did some research about The Queen and we were surprised to find out how hard she works even now at the age of 92.
To test our brains, we tried to solve the problem of who sat where at the Queen's birthday meal.
See if you can solve the problem. 
 
We wish Queen Elizabeth a very happy birthday for tomorrow. 
Diamond Award 
 
Well done to Liam in our class who achieved his diamond award in assembly this morning. We don't see many diamond awards being given out. To achieve a diamond award, Liam has earned 700 house points. Keep up the good work Liam. 
Netball Champions
 
A group of children from Year 6 attended a netball competition at Hanson Upper School. Amelia, Meghan, Jaya and Jake from our class took part. Jake was a real star and scored 5 goals in the first 7 minutes.
The children from Blakehill won the competition due to their excellent team work skills. 
TT Rock Stars
 
Earlier this year, the maths leaders introduced the TT Rock Stars maths programme. Children can go online and test their own timetables knowledge. As well as testing their own knowledge, they can take part in competitions against other children from school as well as other school.
Well done to Jayven who was our TT Rock Star champion for all of the points that he has earned.
Special Awards
 
In our assembly this morning, we saw some special house point awards being handed out. Jake got  a platinum award which mean he has gained 500 house points whilst at Blakehill Primary School. Alexis (who joined us in year 5) gained a silver award for 200 house points and Mia (who joined us in October) has gained a bronze award.
Well done.