The Drumming Assembly

On Thursday, we had an assembly all about drumming. The two people that were hosting the assembly were called Nathan and Alison from Learn to Rock. They were showing and talking to the parents a lot about their safety and how they were making it harder for the children.

First they started by showing us the beats that they taught and how they made it harder through the lessons. All the children who had been practising came up and showed off their new skills.

The best thing about the assembly is that some of the teachers played and they were really good at it… well kinda I guess.

At the end, they had the older ones, which they called the super stars, play and they did most of the hardest tricks and their names were Bethany and Dempsey. Can you believe they got 3 rounds of applause!?

It was great to watch and everyone is hoping that they can go next.

By Hannah and Ava

E-Safety Assembly

On Tuesday, all of the amazing bloggers and Mr Hodges performed an amazing assembly about Safer Internet Day (that we did a week early). We all had important roles in it. As an example, Leah was an adult and Mr Hodges was a child who had a mean message sent to him.

First we started off by saying what Online Identity meant to us. Each and everyone of us had a line to read out. After that, we showed the school what Free to be me meant. Also we explained what free represented. F=Friendly, R=respect and the two Es represented equal.

Then, we played a game called have you ever. So Mr Hodges said, “Have you ever used an emoji?” If you had ever done that, you had to put your hand up. Next, Mr Hodges got a mean message and ripped it up. That isn’t the correct thing to do. We had a flashback and did the right thing which is to show a trusted adult.

We think that the whole school liked the assembly.

By Ruby, Leah, Cara and Eleanor

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.