Mr Hodges’ Hueys assembly

On Tuesday morning, Mr Hodges presented an assembly called The Huey’s New Jumper. We all enjoyed the assembly and we learnt lots about stereotypes. Everybody thought they were cute!!!!

Rupert, the main Huey, made a big difference from looking the same and doing the same things. All the Hueys did the same, ate the same and looked the same but Rupert wanted to be different. At home, he knitted his own jumper. He celebrated his differences by wearing it outside. Not all of them were happy about this .

Soon after one of them joined in, then more then did, then they all did and they were all the same again. We learnt that it is okay to be different and that it is important to do whatever makes you happy and feel comfortable. Even if that may mean being ‘different’.

By Leah , Eleanor ,Flo and Ruby

Eden Camp!

On Tuesday, 4H and 4P went to Eden camp, all of us loved it but in the morning Ivy and I did not want to go and I will tell you why. We said to our self, “We do not want go!” but now we are glad we went and now Ivy will tell you what we did at Eden camp.

So first we arrived ,then we deposited our lunches at Mess Hut 3. After that, we went to the toilets and went in huts. My favorite hut was The U-Boats and Hannah liked The Blitz. In the Blitz, we saw burning and heard bombs going off. In the U-Boats, we were inside the submarines that had been attacked by the German’s U-Boats and were flooding and men/women needed to fix it so everyone else wouldn’t die. How terrible that would have been!

It was a really interesting day and we had a great time.

By Hannah and Ivy

4H class assembly

This Friday, 4H had their Nell bank assembly. All their mum’s and dads came to watch and it was amazing everyone loved it. All the kids were fantastic despite Mr Hodges making a silly mistake by muting his computer. There were four activities including den building, long walk, mini beast hunt and pond dipping that they explained about as if it was a live episode of Countryfile.
Did you know that den building each consisted of 4 groups were they had to find there resources in the woods?

The highlight of the assembly was the children’s line dancing which they performed twice. They danced to the song 5678 by Steps and it involved lots of fun country dance moves.

Everyone really enjoyed it and cannot wait for their next one in the spring.

By Mia and Hannah

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.

New Teachers

On Wednesday, all the pupils in school met their brand new teachers!

Reception got either Mrs Wardell or Miss Gardener. Year 1 discovered it would be either Mrs Scott or Mrs Pinder. Year 2 got Mr Rhodes or Mrs Roberts. Year 3 got Mr Hodges or Miss Philips. Year 4 got Mrs Hall until Miss Javed comes back or Miss Lancaster. Year 5 got Mr Sidebottom until Miss Russell comes back or Mrs Gould.

On the same day, Year 6 went to their secondary schools. They spent a whole day there while we spent 45 minutes talking about: what we do, what we’re excited about and some classes also did some activities to get ready for next year.

We’re all looking forward to starting with our brand new teachers next year.

By Mollie and Mia

Day 2 at Robinwood

Today, Year 6 woke up early for a filling breakfast before getting straight into the activities. To start with, it was the crate challenge which required cooperation followed by archery which was a test of accuracy. After that, they took part in a range of activities including rock climbing, the big swing and the trapeze. It’s been another action packed day and again we cannot wait for final activities tomorrow.

Day 1 at Robinwood

As Year 6 arrived, we were greeted by our instructors and we set off on the steep incline up to the centre. On arrival, we all headed to the lake to take part in either canoeing or rafting. After that, it was time for the zip line which was great fun! Next up was the dungeon which involved the children taking part in problem solving activities in order to escape. Tea followed and now the children are currently taking part in team competitions. We are all looking forward to tomorrow.

Year 4’s trip to Mandir

This week, Year 4 have ventured of to visit the Mandir which is located on Leeds road. Last week, on Friday, 4H went to the Mandir and 4P went on Wednesday this week.

The Mandir is a temple for Hindus to come and worship to their Gods. When the children went, they had to take their shoes off. Next thing they did was they went up to meet the different types of Gods. They were told little different facts about each of the Gods. Some of the statues had more than two arms some had 4, 6 or 8 . They had a go at trying to figure out the names of the Gods.

While at the temple, the children completed three different activities so they could learn more about Hinduism. One activity required the children to find the Gods using key facts and descriptions about them. Then, they explored some of the different objects they may find in the Mandir and what they are used for before finally using pictures to learn about Hindu weddings.

At the end, each child got a little piece of chocolate to take away with them and walked away having learnt a lot.

By Daniel.

4H Class Assembly

Today, 4H came down to the hall to show Blakehill how much fun they had at their trip to Nell Bank.

Firstly, they set the scene by playing the Countryfile music and welcomed the other classes. Everyone knew that this was going to be a fun assembly indeed.

They talked about all of the exciting things they did. One of the things they did was pond dipping. When they were pond dipping, they found many fascinating creatures such as newts, snails and other bugs and amphibians.

Next up, the presenters introduced the the mini-beast hunting. When they went mini-beast hunting, they had to look for any sort of bug or creature (including toads!) Everyone was keeping their eyes on lookout for anything that could catch their eye. They all agreed that it was a fun session and they couldn’t wait for what else they were doing on this fun residential.

Next, they had lunch and made their way to the jam-packed adventure playground. They told the other children about the parts of the playground whilst showing the different parts on the projector. At the adventure playground, you could do almost anything! You could run, jump, climb, crawl, absolutely anything!

After they had used up all of their energy, they went to their dorms and got themselves ready for their dinner.

According to a recap one of the children wrote, you could have sausage and mash or chicken. Everyone was very jealous of this.

We all liked how they presented their work and their activities like a TV show and we were all very impressed my their hard work and effort.

By Libby G