On Wednesday Year 1 went to visit the Gurdwara, a Sikh place of worship. Before they could enter the temple they had to cover their heads with a scarf to show respect. Then they had to remove their shoes and they went to a girls cloakroom and a boys cloakroom. After that Mr Singh showed the children around, they went upstairs where they were introduced to the Guru Granth Sahib.The Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikh holy book. The book even has its own bedroom which it placed in everyday around 8:30 at night! Everyday the book is taken out of its resting place and Sikhs come to worship from it. whilst Year 1 were upstairs they were not allowed to talk because their was other people their worshipping. Next they went to have a go and look at some instruments played in the Gurdwara. They also had the chance to study some artefacts from the temple and talked about them. They really enjoyed the trip and can’t wait to write about it!
By Emily and Alex
This week KS1 had their amazing nativity called Lights Camel Action! It was based on a popular show called Strictly Come Dancing mixed with the Christmas Story. They had three judges: Donkey (Lucas), The Innkeepers wife ( Flo) and Caesar Augustus (Alex). There was also 3 narrators and host, who did an amazing job. It also included a lot of the characters from the Christmas story such as: the Three Wise Men and the Three Camels , the Angels, Mary and Joseph, the Innkeepers and finally the Shepherds and the sheep. They all had different styles of dancing and they were given a score by the fantastic judges after they completed their dance. They sang lots of songs and learnt lots of amazing dance moves taught to them by the teachers .
We are happy to hear some fantastic comments about the show from their parents. There were lots of happy faces in the audience. They all did an amazing job and they worked very hard. Well done KS1!
By Emily and Brooke
On Thursday, Year 6 went to St Cuthberts Church to learn why we celebrate Christmas. The service was called Rewind to Christmas. When we arrived at the church, we got sorted into groups. We did activities like filling up a booklet with games and a little bit of writing. We also watched a series of clips that included Wallace and Gromit and some sprouts singing a song. We were there with another school. We made a candle holder from a glass and stuck tissue paper on there with glue to keep it on and they looked very good and they will be receiving them soon. Year 6 really enjoyed it and they will be receiving them soon. We really enjoyed it and will look forward and going back next week for their Christingle Service.
By Adam and Emily
This morning, we participated in The Macmillan Coffee Morning to help fund the support that they give to the community. We would like to thank everyone who came – we hope you enjoyed it – we did! We had a fantastic turnout and people gave generously which has allowed us to beat our total from last year by raising £740! THANK YOU to everyone who gave up their time to come and help and who donated cakes.
Recently we have done a survey at school to tell our teachers how, where and when we use the internet. We told them that we often go on the internet when we are with our friends or at their houses. We wanted to give you some advice so you know how to stay safe when you are having fun online.
When you are on games where you can talk to other people, THINK… do you know them already? If you don’t, can you be sure that they are who they say they are? When you are playing games and talking to people, it is only a good idea to talk to people you know because you don’t want to tell strangers things about you – especially not your full name, where you live or your address.
Also when you are online with your friends looking at games and social media sites such as: Instagram , Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, make sure that you are being kind when you are online. Remember that eventhough you aren’t talking to people in real life, what you say can still upset them. Instead post fun things about what you like and being friendly and nice to each other then the internet will be a nice place.
You need to be careful using internet at a friends house because some things have hacks and viruses. For more information go to our E-Safety section on our website.
By Emily Mae and Emily
Today 1R did a wonderful assembly all about what they have been learning in class. They told us all about the story of Alice in Wonderland and the role that they acted out as part of their class project. We were then lucky enough to watch the movie that they created using the iPads. We were very impressed with their acting a computer editing skills.
Well done 1R! We will come to see you for tips for our movies!
After a long trip to school , year 4 heaved their heavy case under the canopy it was a bright sunny day and they were ready to go. Excited but nervous , they went to the bus as they got sorted, children waved to their parents .Feeling a bit scared , the bus set off and they were on their way to Nell Bank! Children played games and looked at the pretty view through the windows.Soon after, bus stopped at Nell Bank . After they got their case they walked up a little road, it was a beautiful site to see. Finally, they met Ally their instructor, a kind women. They were all given wellies and their first activity was a wood walk. Everyone started to walk through the forest, it was full off wild life and the tall trees shaded the hot sun. We were covered in mud! After a long walk , we were at a park in Ilkley it was great fun with a tower to climb. On the way back , everyone was tired and hungry. Next up was the mini-beast hunt, we had to look under logs for small creatures . Joe caught a huge green toad and a little baby red one. After a lot off catching things like snails, worms, millipedes,centipedes ,spiders and lots more .We put them into boxes and compared to how many legs they had by counted them. After that we went to do pond dipping. Ally took us to the adventure play ground were we had chance to go on the slides, poles and climbing walls, we all had a great time but it went too quickly but we were all ready for a delicious tea at the stage and it didn’t disappoint! Once we had eaten we did some art drawing of the pond, played some games and then it was time for bed, by this point we were all ready to go. As soon as our heads hit the pillows we were asleep…well, most of us.
In the morning, after breakfast, we were taken on a habitat trail were we had to find facts about the different animals that lived near Nell Bank then we tried our hand at den building, we made some fantastic ones!
Before it was time to get on the coach we did some orienteering and team building games, it was tonnes of fun. We said our goodbyes to Ally and the team then it was back on the bus to Blakehill.
We all had a great time and would definitely go again!
By Emily – Mae
Year 4 Nell Bank on PhotoPeach
On Wednesday 9th March, Year 4 went to Hanson School to put on a dance show with other schools in our area. For the past few weeks, they have been practising a Zumba dance routine with Wellington Primary and Grove House. Once at Hanson, our pupils practised their routine with the other schools who had been learnign routines for all different styles of music. These included rock, bhangra and street dance. Later on, parents came to watch the performance and there was a large crowd. Even though it was nerve wracking, our children did themselves and our school very proud. Well done.
Year 4 BEOP at Hanson on PhotoPeach
All this week its E-Safety week! All week we are going to be doing lots of activities about E-Safety. We will also be learning things about the internet; about what things are right to do on the internet and what not to do. E-Safety is all about being safe on the internet. We follow certain rules to help us be safe on the internet which is SMART!!
S is for safe. Don’t ever put out any personal information on-line.
M is for meeting. Don’t meet anybody who you may talk to or follow on-line as they could be lying about who they are.
A is for accepting. Never accept friend requests, Emails or messages from people you do not know as it could be somebody trying to meet up with you and they could be older than what they say.
R is for reliable. Never rely on people because if you haven’t met them in person and you don’t know what they could be up to.
T is for tell. Always tell an adult if someone is bullying you or someone on-line or if makes you uncomfortable or worried of what someone says, tell an adult immediately.
So now you know what we have been learning and doing all week! Never forget these rules they will help you when you are on the internet!