On the first week back, Year 5 and 6 had a brilliant surprise when they went to go see Aladdin at the Alhambra Theatre.
In the morning, Year 5 and 6 were loaded into three noisy buses. Once they had arrived, they excitedly took their seats and waited for the magical performance to begin. Not so long after they entered, the performance began. At the beginning, the the main bad guy appeared at the cave of wonders looking for the magical lamp and we all began to travel into the magical world of the performance. After the interval, we were all given 3D glasses and went on a magical ( yet scary ) carpet ride. A lot of the children loved Wishey who was played by Billy Pierce.
Daniel a Year 6 student said, “The show was hilarious! My favourite character was Wishey because he was funny and he made me laugh.”
None of this would of happened if it wasn’t for our lovely PTFA so here is a big thank you for our special treat.
Next week, on the 11th and the 12th of December, there will be Christingle services at St Cuthbert’s church to get us in the Christmas spirit. On the 11th it will be Years 3 and 4 whilst on the 12th it will be Years 5 and 6. They will be singing songs and reading poems, and excerpts from The Bible. The choir will be making a special appearance and singing a few songs with both years too! On the 12th, Years 5 and 6 will be doing the same. Mrs Russell has recently started a boy’s choir who will be singing Away in a Manger. What a treat! We have been practising today in the hall so that we are well prepared. The best thing is the spot on singing and some wonderful reading. We are really looking forward to the Christingle which is at 2:30 and ends at 3:15. We will either be collected at the church and if not we will be walking back to school with our class teacher. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.
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.