On Tuesday the 6th of November, both year 5 classes went all the way to the coal mining museum. They went to the museum to link to to their local history study. First, they split up into groups where there were two groups for each class.
The children had to go down the 468 foot mine shaft before finding them selves surrounded by coal where they were able to get some on their face and rub it all over. There was one part where they got to take 1 or 2 pieces of coal with them back home. Year 5 also had their lunch there at 12:20 so they could have more time exploring around afterwards. In the afternoon, they had to pretend that they were working down in the dark ,damp and soggy coal mines.
Once they had finished, they had to go and wash their hands and then they went back up 468 feet in a shack that took them 2 minutes and 28 seconds before heading back to school. They loved the museum and they would all want to go back there again.
For many years running, Blakehill have participated in helping the Bradford Food Bank and this year was no exception. We collected in: tins, bags and packets of food.
We had a special assembly where someone from the Food Bank came to talk to us all about the special occasion. They told us that it was going to go to help the people who don’t have money to buy enough food. She set us a challenge to fill up the entire car. Challenge accepted! The front of our hall was overflowing with food donations!
We then gathered up all the food that we had collected and helped a man from the Food Bank to load it into his car. It was a big job because there was so much! We definitely met the challenge!
In the school holidays, (on the first Monday) Miss Dobson ran a Holiday camp for KS2. The holiday camp had an amount of activities for the children to do. Some of the activities were: football, basketball, a ninja warrior course, table tennis, orienteering and dodge ball. The day was filled with smiles and laughs and a bit of tears too. The children were split into two teams decided by a game of rock paper scissors: pink and blue. The winning team was blue. You would win points not only for winning games but for good sportsmanship and being kind to one another. Team chants were another one of the activities included in the camp. It was a great fun and we can’t wait for another one.
On Friday the 12th October, 5J had their first class assembly all about their residential at Ingleborough hall where they did loads of outdoor activity like caving, gorge scrambling, tree climbing and lots of other exciting activities. As well as talking about the residential they went on, they shared their comparative reports on Idle and Clapham. One similarity was that they both have people who are famous for certain things that they did or invented. In the assembly, there were 4 people that read some of their work. They then showed us some country dancing videos before performing another dance that Miss Javed had taught them.
Although the sun wasn’t out today, this did not stop us from continuing our fun activities in Clapham.
Group 1 enjoyed tree climbing with Mrs Hall this morning and gorge scrambling this afternoon with Mrs Ross. What a wonderful and enthusiastic group they were.
Group 2 took part in gorge scrambling with Mrs Cavalier-Lumley and Mrs Hudson this morning followed by a History learning walk around the village with Mrs Hall and Mrs Cavalier-Lumley.
Group 3 took the clockwise route on the long walk with Mrs Javed and Mr Cavalier-Lumley whist Mr Patterson and Mrs Horrocks took group 4 n the anticlockwise route.
Finally group 5 completed the village study with Mr Rhodes and Mrs Ross and spent the afternoon caving.
Each group continued to impress the adults they were working with.
In the evening, In the evening the children enjoyed activities such as Nightline, Batz and the tunnels and telescope. Those children who completed the night activities yesterday enjoyed a DVD.
Below are the pictures of the groups enjoying their activities.
We got stuck into a full day of activities today. Group 1 and 2 were involved in the long walk across Crummackdale and Norber and then traveled through Austwick Village. We were exhausted after the 9.3 mile walk!
Group 3 experimented in Gorge Scrambling where they climbed up a dry gorge and made their way through small spaces in between the rocks. We trekked through Yordas cave and through streams of water.
Group 5 faced their fears by tree climbing and group 4 explored Clapham Village and learnt about the history of the Farrar family. Each group rotated their activities and had an eventful day.
In the evening the children enjoyed activities such as trusting their partners whilst taking part in the nightline activity and using bat detectors to search for bats in the night. Those children involved in the long walk had a night off in the Ingleborough Hall cinema!
Here are some pictures of the activities we have been involved in today.
Today we set off the long anticipated residential to Ingleborough Hall. Upon arrival we took our luggage into the outdoor classroom and made our way to collect our walking boots from the cellar. We then ate our lunch as we couldn’t hold our hunger anymore!
We then set off on a mile walk to the Ingleborough Show Cave. In the cave we learnt about the rock formations, we saw the reflective city in the rain water and learnt about stalactite and stalagmite.
When we arrived back, we ate our tea which was jumbo fish fingers, pizza and chips followed by brownies and chocolate sauce.
We then had a fire alarm test and ended the day with stories with Sita by the campfire. Just before bed, Mr Rhodes read chapter 3 whilst we drank hot chocolate.
Take at look at some of the photographs from yesterday.
During this week, Year 5 have been hot on their feet getting ready for the best trip ever!
The first actual class, 5L, went to the big swing ,which is a big adventure play ground, and instead of going in ancient boring uniform we got to go in our own better clothes. The day that we went on was Tuesday 10th July. Eventually, the bus (that was the most comfiest bus ever) arrived and it included two tables that fit four people. Every one was all strapped in and comfy for the 15 minute drive to the best park on this earth!
Finally, we arrived at the gates of the big swing and every one was bursting to get off the bus and play all day but we had to go through some safety rules which are: the big slide is out of bounds, hold on to the zip wire and the swing with both hands, jump landing on your feet and bend your knees. The place included a jumping tower with 6 places to jump from, a zip wire, a swing, 2 tree houses, another swing, an unavailable slide and a football pitch. The two main activities that we did was campfire building and cooking some marshmallows and den building. We got to use hammers and nails as well as ropes in order to make our dens water proof ready for our teachers to pour water on us! At the end of the day we were all tired out and exhausted so once we were on the bus, it was very quiet! We had a great day and slept well when we got home.
Today on Friday 22nd June, seven girls from each year 5 class ( totalling 14 girls) went on a school trip to the Yorkshire Water treatment works in Headingley taking with them a 2 litre bottles for a STEM workshop.
They were participating in Women In Engineering Week and learnt about the jobs that women could get there. They learnt about the different reservoir such as : Fewston, Thurcross and Swinsty which provide all of the water for Leeds. They were also taught how to make water drinkable because inside the water, if it isn’t cleaned, there are bits of dirt, algae, bacteria and bad chemicals that need to be kicked out to make the water clean. Also they were given a tour of the waterworks where the water is cleaned. Following this, they they used their bottles to make a rain gauge so that could work scientifically like Yorkshire water do. How it works is that you put it out side and when it rains you can then measure how much it rained.