Ingleborough Hall – Thursday

Our last full day has been really eventful.
Each group has had the opportunity to engage in all the activities which were:

  • Gorge scrambling
  • Caving
  • Tree climbing
  • Long walk
  • Village study
  • Country dancing

Please take a look at the photos below and leave a comment.

 

 

 

 

Ingleborough Hall – Wednesday

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.

 

 

Ingleborough Hall – Tuesday

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.

Ingleborough Hall – Monday

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.

 

 

Goodbye Mr Lowe – We will Miss You

As the school year comes to a close, it is also the unfortunate end of Mr Lowe’s time at Blakehill. He has been a credit to the school and everyone will miss him dearly: he is one of the I.C.T leaders and a class teacher – who helps lots of pupils and his friends around school. This lovely young man is going to Thailand with his girlfriend to teach more children and get to know the different culture and life in the new country he is going to. 

We, as a school, would like to wish him the best on his new adventure and hope that he will have a great time in Thailand. Mr Lowe has served 7 years at Blakehill, and in that time has made a real difference to the school with his funny and caring nature, and will always stay in the heart of Blakehill , and its pupils and staff.

We have collected some quotes and messages from the staff and pupils at Blakehill:

Mrs Russell: “I am going to miss my work buddy a lot! Even though his tapping is annoying and he always makes me jump, I will be lost without him next year!”

Miss Gardener: “I am going to miss Mr Lowe so much! What is Blakehill going to do without him? How will we survive? I’ve cried to him, laughed with him and worked with him. He has put a smile on my face every single day! I will miss you so much!”

Miss Lea: “What am I going to do without him? Mr Lowe is wonderful and school will not be the same. His smile, silly comments and help will be missed lots!”

Mrs Bottomley: “He makes me laugh all the time, even when I shouldn’t. He is supportive and helpful. Mr Lowe had become a very good friend and I will miss him.”

Mrs Marsden: “Mr Lowe is funny, charming, witty, kind, helpful – especially with IT – but he can also be annoying with his tapping and pushing, especially in assembly. But he will be missed by everyone, including me!”

Pupils at the school have said:

“His teaching is inspiring”

“He is a computer whizz!” 

“Mr Lowe is a funny man!”

“The greatest teacher of all time!”

“Super funny!”

“Fun to be around”

Us Blakehill Bloggers would like to say a big thank you to Mr Lowe for making our Friday evenings a funny and enjoyable time, with his amusing actions and comments, making the group feel like a bunch of close friends. We hope you have a brilliant time in Thailand Mr Lowe and good luck on your new journey!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae – and all the bloggers! 

Y6 Prom Night!

On Monday night, year six had a fantastic experience at their leavers prom, all dressed up and ready to have some fun! All the girls came in beautiful dresses and the boys in smart suits, and begun taking pictures to capture the night they would always remember. 

Once inside the hall, there was a brilliant dj who put on some good music and dancing songs, like the superman and whip nae nae! Everyone was taking selfies with each other and chatting together about their final year of primary school, reminiscing on memories from when they were small to the present time. 

After all the singing,dancing and picture taking, the food was finally ready to be served; there was lots to choose from and the teachers had definitely put on a fantastic spread, with brownies, crisps, sandwiches, pizza and loads more! Full up on all the food and juice, it was back to dancing and singing, and making memories to remember.

To finish off the night, it was time to crown the four prom kings and queens: in 6G the lucky prom king and queen were Emily and Archie, and in 6R the royals were Tamara and Hayden! They were all equally shocked as clapping and cheering filled the hall, while they were crowed with their special sachets.  

Year 6 had a fantastic night, and made loads of memories that they will always treasure and will look back on on their next prom in high school!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

Year 5’s school trip

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.

RG Final class assembly

Today, RG performed their final reception performance! It was absolutely astounding -everyone enjoyed it as they taught us all about their trip to Thornton  Farm.

 First, they met animals which were sheep, lambs, and then fed and also petted them. The next task was to go on a farm safari, a tractor ride – which they said was a very bumpy ride! They went over to the shed where a bull was and met its good friend who was farmer Benny.

After they told us what they thought of the bull, they moved on to telling us about their time in Reception and what they had learnt! They showed us their amazing maths skills, explaining to us all about pictographs and what they represent.  They then told us that they could spell, read and write. We then took a journey through their year with them and looked at pictures from September until now.

Well done RG!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greatest Show!

This week, on Monday and Tuesday, Year 6 performed their fantastic end of school production, for the school and their parents. Over the past couple of weeks, they have been continuously practising their show to make it perfect and have put in the best effort they can to make it “The Greatest Show”!

Inspired by The Greatest Showman film, the Year 6 teachers put together their own original script. They followed the journey of a girl called Sam, who loved the circus, on her way to stardom, although along the way there was a few twists and turns! She had always longed to be a ringmaster and felt that the only place she belonged was the place she loved – the circus! Having to start at the bottom, Sam finds the circus life harder than she expected but got to meet many strange and unique people, to discover her inner self and confidence. The only way to prove herself is to find the missing elephant (Tiny), to show that this is what she has always wanted and that she is the girl for the job. However, when Barnum suddenly falls ill, there is only one more person left for the role of ringmaster, and Sam gets to live her dream, that has been alive inside her for many years!

Well done Year 6 for your fantastic performance this week – Mrs Keighley was in tears at the end of it, AND Mr Patterson said it was the best production he had ever seen!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

Jamie’s Ministry of food

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Year 4 took part in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. They went over to extra club to learn about healthy eating, food hygiene and food awareness. Andy, the chef for the two days, told them all what we should eat and what  we shouldn’t eat. He showed us a balanced diet plate and the stuff we are meant to eat more of was in the larger part on of the plate. The food we shouldn’t eat were in the smaller part of the plate.

Once he told us how to cut with a sharp knife, we had to  cut our own food up in to quarters and half.  We had cut up all of our food and put in the pan and started to mix all the the spices up into the food  to flavour our vegetable fajitas. At the end of the session our parents were invited to join us to take a look at the fun things that we had been up to. When we finally finished cooking, it was time to put the cooked vegetables into the wraps with some yogurt and cheese. Then we ate our lovely delicious wrap.We all would probably do it again!We all loved learning how to cook.

Theo (4L) said, “I odn’t like courgettes but I love them in this!”
Marley (4J) said, “I love mushrooms. I’ll be making this at home.”

by Taylor