5L class assembly

Today, 5L performed an amazing assembly about their residential trip to Ingleborough Hall.

First it started off with the children talking about how it was and how they perservered with the tough challenges.

Then it was about the amazing show cave that we had to go through. The Children described how fun it was and what it was like.They talked about the funny creations like the elephant and the underwater city.

Next , was tree climbing. The children explained about how challenging it was and how they were working together as a team to pull the ropes!

After that, it was caving. The children talked about how exciting it was although the water was a lot deeper this year. In the cave, there were lots of challenges like the worm hole and sandwich.

Then, they talked about the long walk which was very funny. During the walk they stopped in a park in Austwick to eat lunch and have fun on the slides.

Next was gorge scrambling and Kobe talked about how it was a cross between tree climbing and caving. It was really fun yet challenging.

On the nights, the children watched a DVD, went bat hunting, had a story teller and did country dancing.

After explaining it all, the amazing assembly ended with a big round of applause.

By Leah and Cara

My experience at Ingleborough Hall

My experience at Ingleborough was probably different than a lot of other people who went and this is why.

Well on the first day we, Year 5, went to a show cave and we learnt a lot of stuff bout caves and ourselves.

Well my favorite things were caving ,on Thursday for group 1, and I am proud of how I conquered heights at tree climbing.

By Eleanor

Ingleborough Day 3

It’s been another action packed day in Clapham.

Group 1 took part in gorge scrambling and tree climbing.

Group 2 went gorge scrambling and caving.

Groups 3 and 4 went on the long walk while group 5 went tree climbing and caving.

Ingleborough Day 2

Year 5 woke up early on day 2 to eat their cooked breakfasts before a busy day. During the 9am briefing, each group found out what they were doing.

Groups 1 and 2 went on the long walk, although partially shortened due to rain, and had a great time. They headed from Ingleborough hall all the way to Austwick and back where they learnt about the history of the area, interesting local stories and developed their map reading skills.

They other 3 groups took part in two different activities. All the groups went gorge scrambling which they found extremely exciting and ended up getting quite wet! Groups 3 and 5 also completed a village study which they will be using to compare with Idle when they return to school. For their second activity, group 4 went tree climbing which again was well enjoyed.

After all the activities, the children settled down for tea and evening activities which are either bat hunting or a film and tuck night.

Tomorrow sees the majority of the groups completing the activities that their peers did today with one group being the first take part in caving. I’m sure it will be another exciting day and we are all hoping the rain sticks away.

Ingleborough Day 1

After eagerly setting off this morning, Year 5 arrived at Ingleborough and soon settled into their dorms by making their beds and unpacking their bags. Once everything was sorted, it was finally lunch with time. Soon after that, the children prepared for the short walk up to the show caves.

When they got there, they put on their hard hats, dropped their bags off and headed in to explore the cave. Parts of the cave where very low so the taller children and teachers all had to limbo through the caves. At halfway, they discovered what is was like for the original Victorians who only had candles for light.

After exploring the cave, we headed to the gift shop where souvenirs and ice creams were bought before heading back for tea.

Later this evening, the children have enjoyed either pizza or giant fish fingers for tea followed by brownies. They were all delicious!

Soon after tea, Year 5 wrote their diaries for their first day at Ingleborough before heading outside for some fascinating stories around a fire. Thankfully the rain stayed away! Everyone enjoyed the four different stories which the children helped to create and had a great time.

Finally, Year 5 got ready for bed by listening to a story with Mrs Hall after their hot chocolate and biscuit.

5J Class assembly

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.

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.

 

 

Ingleborough hall

Last night, Year Four went to a meeting about the Ingleborough Hall residential trip with Mr Rhodes, Miss Lea and Mr Patterson. The meeting was all about the fun activities that we would be doing whilst were are there such as: tree climbing, caving, gorge scrambling, a village studio and a LONG walk. They told us all about where Ingleborough Hall is, what it is like to stay there and how much fun it is! The residential will take place in 1st few weeks of the Autumn term and all the parents and children there were very excited and can’t wait to go. There was just one last thing that Mr Rhodes said – we have to learn how to tie our shoe laces. If you want to find out anymore about this year’s Ingleborough Hall trip go onto our blog.

by Pasha

5L class Assembly!

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!

By Alex