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.
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.
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.
This week, as part of National Health Week, every year has attending a boot camp.The point of the camp was to get the children moving, have fun and get more exercise. Lot sof children were inspired to do even more exercise. Steve had th children doing all kinds of exercises including : jumping, bear crawl races, lunges, squats, sit ups, press ups, planks and high knee running.
We all had a great time and were very tired by the end of it.
On Thursday 22nd March, KS2 walked down the road to watch an exquisite play performed by people all through out Emmanuel. Slowly, we walked along the urban, cobblestone path leading to our destination. In the corridor, where we stood patiently to be let into their wide hall, we all looked around in excitement wondering what was to come. Eventually, when we entered the hall and took our seats, the play Sister Act began and straight away it began in place called Curtis’ bar. As the play continued, it turned into a terrific twist where the bar owner killed someone but his bar singer called Deloris saw the whole thing. Now the play began to get good because the idiotic, killer and bonkers bar tender was on the hunt for the amazing singer. But, the police officer had taken her to a church full of nuns to hide out from the killer until they captured him. She was astounded to see how the nuns spent their lives, which was different to her as she sang in clubs and was always partying.
She got put on the nuns choir as she heard singing by the boss nun and then she taught the nuns how to sing and dance. This lead to her pulling them together as a group and saving the nunnery.
We had a fantastic time, were really pleased to see some children we recognised who had come to our school and were wowed by all of the acting talent that we saw.
Yesterday, Year 5 did some Christmas design and technology. They had to create a toy for Santa additionally design one. They created cross sectional and exploded diagrams in order to show what their toy would look like. Once it had been designed, they went on the iPads and created either a comic or persuasive booklet to sell their toy. They were all very creative! Have a look at some of the booklets they created!
This week Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 have been at St Cuthbert’s church for their annual Christingle services. At each service they had to sing a number of songs which they have been practicing for weeks and weeks and they did a fantastic job! Take a look at the videos below to hear the children in action. At the start of the service some children had the opportunity to carry christingles down the church aisle as the choir sang their hearts out. Both services got a huge round of applause for their beautiful singing and for their retelling of the Christmas Story. As we did such a fantastic job, St Cuthbert’s church are allowing us to go back next Christmas so we can do it all again! Thank you for coming and watching your child.
This morning, after break, Year 5 and a few year 6’s got the exciting experience to meet an author named Margaret Mulligan. She came to introduce the children to her book, which was called Katy Parker and The House That Cried, aimed at 9-12 year olds. It was full of suspense, telling us all about the story of Katy and her brother, who were turned back in time to World War II to find out the mystery of the crying baby…
She read us around two to three pages of different parts of the story and then asked us questions about what we thought and what would happen next. Not only this, but she told us all about the story of her writing it and that her story was turned back for months by publishers who wouldn’t accept it. Until finally, the people who published Harry Potter decided they would take it in and it became a famous book all over the country, winning awards and titles that Margaret never expected to get. Now, she is on the journey of publishing her next book and is again being turned down but the advice she gave us was: “never give up, just keep on trying and you will eventually get the prize”.
The children found the book very exciting and everybody who bought a copy immediately started reading! Did you get a copy? Did you meet the author?
Today, with the help of Miss Lea 5L pulled off a fantastic assembly. The assembly was all about Ingleborough Hall and what work they did to prepare for their adventure and the work they did afterwards.
The assembly started off by talking about maps and what contour lines are. They then went on to tell us what they did the day they got there. They went to the famous Ingleborough Show Cave and they explained all about the myths behind the stones. They then told us that they went on many more activities like Gorge scrambling were they had to climb a dry river bed: also they climbed trees and went caving under ground where there were a series of challenges that were difficult in their own way.
They had a rhyme that was:
Lois was like Dr.Foster though she didn’t go to Gloucester but still went in a puddle right up to her middle and was nearly never seen again!
Year 5 had a fantastic time at Ingleborough Hall and loved putting together a fantastic assembly for us all to watch and enjoy!