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.
Merry Christmas everyone!
we three kings y5/6 from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Silent Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Calypso Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
We Three Kings LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Go Tell It on a Mountain LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Infant Holy LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Away in a Manger LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Little Town of Bethlehem LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
It was on a Starry Night LKS2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Zither Carol LSK2 Christingle from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
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!
Today has been another jam packed day at Ingleborough Hall. It was full of fun activities which all the groups have now had a good at.
Group 1 : Long Walk
Group 2 : Long Walk
Group 3 : Caving and Village Study
Group 4 : Village Study and Caving
Group 5 : Gorge Scrambling and Tree Climbing
Group 6 : Tree Climbing and Gorge Scrambling
This even the children are all trying their hand at Country Dancing.
Take a look at the pictures today and leave some comments.
Another brilliant day at Ingleborough Hall with lots and lots going on.
Group 1 : Gorge Scramble and Tree Climbing
Group 2 : Tree Climbing and Gorge Scramble
Group 3 : Long walk
Group 4 : Long walk
Group 5 : Caving and Village study
Group 6 : Village study and caving
Check out the pictures below.
Wow! What a fantastic day at Ingleborough. The children have benn up to all sorts!
Group 1 started the day caving and then in the afternoon went on the village study.
Group 2 were on the village study in the morning and then caving in the afternoon.
Group 3, after breakfast, were gorge scrambling and then tree climbing.
Group 4 did the opposite, they started with tree climbing and spent the afternoon scrambling up a gorge.
Groups 5 and 6 were both of the long walk.
All the children have had a fantastic day and are now involved in their evening activities of Nightline, Batz, Tunnels/Telescope or DVD. Afterward it will be hot chocolates before bed so they have the energy to do it all again tomorrow.
Take a look at some of the pictures from today and leave some comments below.
Today Year 5 arrived at Ingleborough Hall and after getting their kits issued it was straight into action as we were off the the Ingleborough Show Cave. In the caves we learnt all about the rock formations. After a quick march back to Ingleborough Hall, we had a fire alarm test before it was time for tea. Once tea was finished the children had a chance to explore the grounds and play outside before campfire stories with Dominic. Check out the pictures below and leave us a comment.