Music Workshop

KS1 and 2 enjoyed a music workshop based on the music style-Pop. We looked back at through the decades starting with the 1950’s when the pop charts began. We looked at artists, fashions and popular music from each decade. We also looked at dance moves from each era. The 1950’s introduced us to Elvis, hound dog and the hand jive. The 1960’s brought more money, “flower power” popular groups and the twist. We were introduced to the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The 1970’s brought the Sony Walkman, the end of the Beatles and the first woman prime minister in Britain. Flares and platforms were the must have fashion, Abba and Elton John reigned supreme in the charts and disco dancing ruled the clubs. The 1980’s brought sadness to the pop world when John Lennon was killed in New York. It was the end for some drummers when computers were able to create music and synthesizers were the latest must have gadget. Mullets and big hair were in fashion and Wham were at the top of the charts. In the 1990’s the Channel Tunnel opened and Titanic topped the movie charts. People flocked to the Hacienda the biggest nightclub the U.K had ever seen. Oasis were top of the charts and crop tops and tracksuits were all the fashion. We arrived at 2000’s where Facebook came to life. Barrack Obama became the first black president of the USA and the King of Pop Michael Jackson died. Kylie Minogue was top of the charts and disco dancing was revived. We arrived at modern music, which of course we enjoyed the most!

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Saltwell Park

As part of our science and art study, year 4 walked to Saltwell Park to look at the different habitats and sketch the plants and wildlife. Whilst we were there, we saw lots of different birds, including mallards, swans, Canada geese and coots. We loved the different patterns and textures of the leaves. We were…Continue Reading

Synagogue

As part of our learning about other religions, years 3 and 4 went to visit the synagogue in Gosforth. We learned that lots of people, from all walks of life, follow the Jewish religion. We experienced sitting in the synagogue, with the boys all wearing caps to show respect, and got to look at books…Continue Reading

Father Walker

This year, many of the year 4 children will be taking part in their first Holy Communion. The whole class have been learning about this special event, and Father Walker came to school to enact the Mass with us. We learned about the different stages and rituals that occur during the Mass, with the reasons…Continue Reading

Anglo-Saxon Monastery

During our visit from That History Man, Year 4 found out what life was like in an Anglo-Saxon monastery. We looked at the type of food that the monks would eat, and were astonished at the number of jobs that they had to do each day! In a circle, we passed around the artefacts, trying…Continue Reading

Dance Festival

What a wonderful performance was given by the year 4 dance team at the Sage. After all the hard work, at school and at home, the children finally got to perform their routine on the huge stage, in front of a crowd of parents and pupils from other schools. Children were really excited to share…Continue Reading

Gibside

On the last day of term Year 5 enjoyed a day trip to Gibside to work on our team building skills. We started the morning off in groups carrying out short presentations about a chosen subject, testing out our communication skills within groups. We then joined together as a class to enjoy some team building…Continue Reading

WE ARE GOLD!

Just before the Easter break we welcomed two assessors from UNICEF who had come to see if we should be awarded the highest accolade from UNICEF – the GOLD Rights Respecting Award. Over the Easter holidays we received official confirmation that we are now the holders of this prestigious award. Our children did us proud.…Continue Reading

Our visit to a synagogue

Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic visit to Gosforth Synagogue in Newcastle today. Year 3, with the boys all wearing hats and caps, first learnt about the mezuzah- a small wooden box containing a prayer which is placed on the door frames of Jewish homes. Next the children experienced what happens during Shabbat, the…Continue Reading