A massive thanks to Apple Class, Mrs Blacknall and Mrs Smith for visiting Sherwood Pines last week and choosing our wonderful Christmas tree for this year. It now stands proudly in the school hall decorated with hanging ornaments designed by all the children-it looks wonderful.
Well done to you all!
Children in Need-UPDATE!
WOW! Bleasby raised just over £424 last week. Children up and down the country will be so pleased to be offered opportunities to help and support them in the future...a massive thanks to everyone involved!!
CHILDREN IN NEED 2016
Bleasby really got behind Pudsey Bear today with a terrific day full of learning, fun and food! Mrs Price kicked it all off with a super assembly and dance followed by learning about different children supported by the charity. Y4 and 5 pupils designed their own mood boards having learnt about Logan and his Cerebal Palsy. The day was topped off with a tremendous cake sale that raised a stupendous £186.71. Added to the donations brought in by the children in the morning we currently have a total of £344.11. I still have ALL those 1p's and 2p's to count but we are hoping to get close to £500!! This has been a terrific day pupils enjoyed their day and that they have more of an understanding of how this amazing charity works. Look out for the cake sale on the Midlands Tonight section of the CIN evening!! We could be famous :)
I would like to say a huge thank you to all those parents and children who baked and brought cakes in for the sale and for everyone for spending some time supporting less advantaged children across the country.
Steve Webb-author visit October 2016
Years 4, 5 and 6 were thoroughly entertained today by Steve Webb, author of 'Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold'.
He was very engaging and told the classes how he became an author and how he managed to find all his ideas for writing such books. The children were an absolute credit to the school as they listened intently for 75minutes and were chomping at the bit to purchase this wonderful book...staff as well!!
We would like to thank Steve, especially for his time today and we all wish him well for the future and his next instalment 'Spangles McNasty and the Tunnel of Doom' released in 2017. We would also like to thank Louise at the Lowdham book shop for organising this visit-much appreciated.
Olympic Values Winners 2016
A big congratulations to all the children who were voted for by class teachers last week whilst showing the Olympic values. Treasure those medals!
Also a massive congratulations to Luke Barry who has played for the most number of sporting teams this year and represented the school with pride at all times-wonderful achievement.
NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORTS WEEK-FRIDAY 24th JUNE
Our final day of sports at Bleasby has seen pop lacrosse for the Y6 team who will representing Newark and Sherwood District at the Sainsbury's Games Finals on 8th July. A huge thanks to Mike Aspinall for coaching the team so well. Mrs Smith taught Y6 how to ride their bikes with attitude around their circuit whilst trying to compete against other pupils-great fun!
Finally a huge thank you to the BSFA and Mrs Carpenter for organising the Bounceathon, the children have not stopped all day and it has been wonderful seeing their smiling faces throughout the day.
I would just like to add my thanks to the following people this week who have made all this sport possible: Mrs Davis (what a star!), Mike Aspinall, Urban Hockey, BSFA, all the staff and pupils at the school, Carnival Dance, Suggy's Gym, Kick Boxing, Mr Scurfiled, Mrs Tavernor, the parents who delivered the KS1 boot camp, Mrs Smith, Jo Edinborough, Shine Yoga, Norwood Golf and all the parents who have given their time to support this wonderful school. Roll on next year!
NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORTS WEEK-THURSDAY 23rdJUNE
What a lovely day of sports again as every class had a chance to see some Olympic records and compete in the 1500m which was just super to watch across the school-well done to all the pupils. KS2 had a chance to compete against each other in fencing and KS1 had their very own gymnastics sessions. The area sports event showed off the talent that Newark and Sherwood schools have and Bleasby did very well indeed with medals for the Y3/4 and Y5/6 girls relay teams, 800m for Y5/6 boys and girls in two tremendous races, Y3 boys 60m sprint and girls open javelin final. The standard was exceptionally high but all the children displayed courage and determination to succeed and had a fantastic attitude all afternoon.
NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORTS WEEK-TUESDAY 21st JUNE
Another fun-packed day started with street hockey and multi-skills with Mrs Smith-great fun! The afternoon saw carnival dance and boot camp, run by Mrs Tavernor and Jo Edinborough challenging all pupils on their speed and agility. We look forward to our new Olympic record challenges tomorrow and also SPORTS DAY where the children will have an opportunity to gain points for their coloured house and have a lot of fun along the way.
National School Sports Week 2016-Monday 20th June
What a great start to the week-RAIN! However at Bleasby we don't mind a little of the wet stuff and the KS1 rugby certainly kicked off in the wet this afternoon. in style. Boot camp was a huge success this morning with every child challenged and motivated, a big thanks to our two mums who set it all up and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The kick-boxing was a big hit! Great skills and a lot of fun. Bring on the rest of the week.
Y3/4 Football Tournament @ Blidworth Oaks
The Y3/4 team had a very successful afternoon at Blidworth Oaks on Friday 17th June. They won their first match 8-0 with James Collett scoring 5 and Zac Marshall 3. Their second game was a very hard-fought game against Blidworth A ending 0-0, moving on to a solid performance against St Mary's with a 4-0 win. Playing the eventual winners, Abbey Gates, showed the team that pace and space works well on a football pitch and they succumbed to a 5-1 defeat before beating Python Hill 2-0 in their final match.
I would like to thank all the players for trying their hardest, scoring 15 goals and conceding 5 in what was a lovely afternoon of football. The medals around their necks made them feel very proud indeed. A big thanks to Mr Barnes for his support throughout the afternoon and keeping the players warmed up on the practice field!
POP LACROSSE SUCCESS
The Y6 pop lacrosse team qualified for the finals of the Sainsbury's Games last week. They played five games in Newark and won all five, scoring 24 goals to one conceded. A massive achievement by the whole team. They move to the finals on Friday 8th July 2016-GOOD LUCK BLEASBY!
Years 3, 4 & 5 had a fabulous trip to Sherwood Forest on Monday 14th March.
The children took part in Shelter building. They had to work as a team to make sure their shelters were stable, waterproof and the whole group could fit in.
They also took part in sensory exploration of the forest. They used their sense of touch to identify trees when blindfolded, their sense of smell in making forest cocktails, their sense of sight to explore the forest using mirrors and their sense of hearing to listen carefully to the sounds of the forest. The children also produced a colour palette; taking examples of a range of colours they could find in the forest environment.
A great day was had by all!
Arrival of iPads at Bleasby School - 15th January 2015
Our year 2 children were very privileged to be the first children to have a whirl on our new bank of iPad Minis, bought for the school by the Bleasby School Friends Association using money raised by the overwhelming and continued support of our fantastic parents. The children were buzzing with excitement, busy programming and debugging to get A.L.E.X. to his destination. A big thank you to all who made this investment in school computing resources possible and watch this space for more updates on what children across the school are getting up to!
Key Stage Two Christmas Party - 16th December 2015
Junior children enjoyed their Christmas party this week - a good time had by all!
Christmas Party Preparations - 15th December 2015
We got ready for our special Christmas Dinner, prepared by our wonderful cooks here at Bleasby School, by getting creative and making party hats to wear. Children had a great time and the dinner was delicious too!
The Bossy King - 9th December 2015
The children of KS1 (ages 4-7) took centre stage in this year's nativity, ably supported by KS2 (ages 7-11) who sang carols to compliment the story of the birth of Jesus. The children have given 3 wonderful performances to families this week and made good use of the fantastic staging, gifted to the school by the BSFA using funds raised with the support of parents. A huge thank you to all for your continued support of our work in school.
Decorating the Christmas Tree - 4th December 2015
Each child made a bauble using different media and techniques and then we decorated our tree at school, selected by Apple Class on their recent trip to Sherwood Pines. Don't they look beautiful? Just in time for the Christmas Fair too!
Children in Need - 13th November 2015
We dressed up as 'Inspirational People' to raise money for Children in Need. Thank you all for working so hard on such imaginative costumes and ideas!
Girls' Football Cup Round 2
The girls' team played Our Lady on 4th November. They showed what a strong team they are with a tremendous performance all round. Early jitters with the score at 1-1 after 10 mins disappeared quickly in the second half as the after-burners kicked in and the girls played some very solid football on a very thin pitch and boggy conditions. However their determination and team spirit prevailed and they ran out 8-2 winners. Particular mention to Tilly Marshall who was just outstanding in midfield!
The quarter final of the Reprotec Cup will now be played after Christmas. Well done girls and also to Mrs Shine who transported us all there and back and for whose support was greatly appreciated.
Girls' Football Cup
The Girls Reprotec Shield
The girls team played Parkdale in the first round of this cup recently and what a game we had. End to end attacking from both teams but with some style and some imaginative play the girls won 2-1. They progress to round 2 v Our Lady on 5th November. Good luck girls!
The boys played John Blow last week in their first league game and drew 0-0. A great attacking game saw the boys narrowly miss the change to take the lead and some great defending from the opposition made it very tough but a point was well earned!
The Notts County Football in the Community Shield
The boys fell behind to a very well worked goal after 20 seconds! However after this hiccup the cup team shut up shop at the back, showed tremendous skills throughout the rest of the game and ran out 7-1 winners. Particular mention goes to Freddie Hall for showing what a well rounded footballer he is turning out to be. Well done lads. You move in to the 3rd round of this cup.
The George Abbott Shield
The boys were drawn against Keyworth in the quarter finals of this cup and what a game we had. From the start the intention of the team was very clear...attack and attack and the team were playing some tremendous skills in all areas of the pitch. Particular mention goes to Luke Barry (Captain) who orchestrated every attack on their goal. The boys ran out 16-1 winners and now progress in to the semi-finals v Lambley. Good luck boys!
Girls' Autumn Football Tournament
The girls' team played some tremendous football last week and came 3rd overall against some very good schools. They only lost one pool game and narrowly missed out on the final in a very tense sudden death penalty shoot out v Lowes Wong in the semis.
Thank you to Mrs Tavernor for her support throughout the afternoon.
Hagbane's Doom KS2 Production 2015
Well, what a week we have had at school. We were transported to the forest of Alamore, greeted with Grims and Grogs, forest folk, wicked witches, three lost children, amazing, sophisticated mice and Hagbane-the wicked old crone! Not your average week at Bleasby!
What a wonderful way to end a super year at Bleasby. The KS2 production was the highlight of this week and a massive thank you has to go to all the staff and pupils for putting on a terrific play for parents and younger children. From the scenery to the singing, to the music and the amazing drama skills instilled by Mrs Carpenter and Mrs West the school has been transformed. The question on everybody's lips now is-Where do we go from here? Well that's another story!!!!!
Sports Awards 2014/15
Pupils from Bleasby represented the school at the annual sports awards today. Lucy Cook, Katy Edinborough, Eden Bridges, Harriet Barker, Charlie Davis and Luke Barry collected awards for Girls football CHAMPIONS in the autumn and spring terms and also for hockey CHAMPIONS...what an amazing year of sport. WELL DONE Bleasby. We couldn't let the year pass without acknowledging the support that Bethan Shine and Helen Davis have given to the school. Bleasby are now firmly on the Nottingham sporting map due to these two marvellous ladies who week in, week out arrange and organise events for as many pupils as possible across the year. A massive thanks to you both and to the parents as well who support the school so magnificently. Roll on 2015/16!
Speed Kick Presentation Assembly
Lee Canoville visited Bleasby again today to award those children...and staff their medals for the superb 'Speed Kick' event during sports week. The school raised an astonishing £1018 of which half will support Lee's charity 'Helping Hearts'. The other half will go towards PE support across the school for next year.
WELL DONE BLEASBY-AWESOME!!
Tag Rugby-COUNTY FINALS
What a super day the tag rugby team had. The Sainsbury's School Games brought primary and secondary schools from around the whole of the Nottinghamshire district to compete in 22 sports ranging from Dodgeball to Tennis, Boccia to tag rugby.
The team started very strong with a 9-0 win and were in confident mood but they knew things would get tougher...and they did as they faced Edwalton (the eventual winners). After a very tight-fought game the score was 5-5 and the team knew a win in their final game would take them through to the final. As the heat intensified on and off the pitch the hot conditions were beginning to take hold and although a spirited fight back in their final pool game the team lost 4-2 and were placed 3rd due to other results in their league. The team fought valiantly in the 5/6th playoff game and won 7-6 to be officially the 5th best primary school in Nottinghamshire at TAG RUGBY-what a result!
A massive thanks has to go to Robin Scurfield for his dedication to the team over the past few months and for his enthusiasm and desire. Also a big thanks to Helen Davis for organising transport and for being a wonderful welfare officer for the children at the events leading up to the final. Roll on next year!