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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Show Racism the Red Card!

Year 6 were visited by Valerie and Tina from the charity Show Racism the Red Card. Throughout the workshop we talked about the definition of racism and where it comes from. Also, the children thought about the idea of a World View and prejudicial attitudes. It was really interesting to consider the media and its affect on our thoughts:…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

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On Friday 18th January year 6 were visited by two artists who worked with us to create our very own watercolour masterpieces. Sarah and Jenny started by talking to us about the events at Dunkirk during World War II. Next we took part in some warm up activities which helped us to practise drawing moving…Continue Reading

Christmas Treat

On Thursday Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a well deserved Christmas treat to the pictures to see The Grinch. We had an amazing time and back at school we enjoyed pizza and chips all together. A great day was had by all.  Merry Christmas!   A     Article 31 You have the right to…Continue Reading

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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

Ancient Egyptian Homework

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Year 6 Visit to Safety Works

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