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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Romans!

Year 3 recently had a great morning with Richard “The History Bloke” learning all about the Romans as part of our history topic. We were able to handle lots of different artifacts, dressed up in togas, wrote with a stylus and ink and played the Roman game of rota. We even learnt some Latin commands and…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

Pedestrian Safety

In Year 3 the children have been learning all about road safety- a very important lesson! They had a classroom-based session first to identify safe places to cross on an interactive map. They also learnt about the different ways to cross roads safely such as zebra and pelican crossings. Following this they put on their…Continue Reading

Fairtrade Chocolate Stall

Last Friday, to celebrate the end of Fairtrade Fortnight, Corpus Christi had a chocolate stall! This year Fairtrade Fortnight focused on cocoa.  Farmers of this much loved product have seen prices fall to crisis levels in the last few years, making life incredibly difficult for cocoa farmers, There was a range of products on offer,…Continue Reading

Gymnastics in Year 3

Over the last half term, Year 3 have been receiving a weekly lesson from a visiting gymnastics coach. They have been learning how to balance, roll and hold positions such as the tuck, pike and straddle. The children have really enjoyed the lessons and are learning lots of new skills.  The lessons are due to…Continue Reading

Christmas Party!

On Wednesday, Year 3 and 4 had a Christmas party in school. They played party games, took part in a quiz – not just any quiz, the BIG Christmas 2018 quiz – ate hot dogs and popcorn and watched Father Christmas. We all had lots of fun and it was lovely to see the two…Continue Reading

School Nurse

On Monday KS2 were visited by the  school nurse Annette and she reminded us of some basic hygiene we may have forgotten especially how to wash our hands correctly. She showed us a good technique to use and reminded us we should be spending the length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice…Continue Reading

Welcome back to school!

First of all, a big welcome back to school! Year 3 have settled in really well and have adapted to life in the Juniors without any problems. During this half term, Year 3 are working with a basketball coach each Monday afternoon. They have been learning how to pass and dribble the ball as well…Continue Reading