4S Top of the World Assembly Song

‘Top of the World’ – The Carpenters

Such a feelin’s comin’ over me
There is wonder in ‘most ev’ry thing I see
Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes
And I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream

Everything I want the world to be
Is now comin’ true especially for me
And the reason is clear, whether  far, whether  near
It’s the wonders on the way that I have seen

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the path that I’ve found on my journey around         This bet’s put me at the top of the world

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the path that I’ve found on my journey around     This bet’s put me at the top of the world

Year 4 ‘Banquet for Henry’


Our two comperes, Maia and Gabriel welcomed the lords and ladies to the Tudor banquet and introduced each act of the entertainment.

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We began the proceedings with singing and Tudor dancing to ‘Past Time with Good Company’ written by Henry VIII himself.


Next, we performed our witches’ spells based on Shakespeare’s ‘Song of the Witches’ from Macbeth.

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We then performed the songs we wrote about Bloody Mary, Henry VIII’s first daughter who was called Bloody Mary for burning Protestants at the stake!


We then performed our very own Tudor advert for sugar toothpaste favoured by Queen Elizabeth I.  No wonder her teeth were black!

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We were delighted to see so many of the parents get involved with our Tudor activities of illuminated manuscript and the Tudor portrait competition.


We were so proud of our Tudor Banquet and hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Southwark Cathedral Educational Visit

image image image imageThe children learned all about the work and life of monks during King Henry VIII’s reformation through role play.

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We also learned all about the illuminated manuscripts that the monks scribed and had a go at scribing our own names using a goose feather quill and ink. It wasn’t as easy as it looks!


We even managed to fit in a quick visit to the Tudor galleon, the Golden Hinde II.  Queen Elizabeth I’s subject, Sir Francis Drake used this ship to explore the new world and establish the Tudor empire.


Christmas Concert Song, ‘Good King Wenceslas’ Lyrics and Youtube Link

Harmony/ Descant

Verse 1 Descant Lyrics:

Brightly shone the moon that night,

Poor man gath’ring winter fuel.

Verse 2 Descant Lyrics:

Paige and monarch forth they went,

Through the rude wind’s wild lament.

Good King Wenceslas Verses 1, 3 & 5


Good King Wenceslas looked out

On the Feast of Stephen

When the snow lay ’round about

Deep and crisp and even

Brightly shone the moon that night

Though the frost was cruel

When a poor man came in sight

Gath’ring winter fuel.


“Bring me flesh and bring me wine

Bring me pine-logs hither

Thou and I shall see him dine

When we bear them thither.”


Page and monarch, forth they went

Forth they went together

Through the rude wind’s wild lament

And the bitter weather.



In his master’s step he trod

Where the snow lay dinted

Heat was in the very sod

Which the Saint had printed

Therefore, Christian men, be sure

Wealth or rank possessing

Ye, who now will bless the poor

Shall yourselves find blessing.

Past Time with Good Company Lyrics and Music

Past Time Melody

Past Time Harmony

Past time with good company

I love, and shall until I die

Grutch who lust, but none deny

So god be pleased thus live will I

For my pastance

Hunt, sing and dance

My heart is set;

All goodly sport

For my comfort

Who shall me let?


Youth must have some dalliance

Of good or ill some pastance

Company methinks then best

All throughts and funcies to digest

For idleness is chief mistress

Of vices all… than who can say

But mirth and play

Is best of all?

The 4S Debate

As part of our ‘Machines including Amazing Me’ topic, we have been studying the graphic novel version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  We watched debating in Parliament, observing how the MP’s addressed one another.  We then debated the question, ‘Was it right for Frankenstein to create his monster?’ using evidence from the text to support our argument.

P1050311 The judging panel

P1050313  Opposing side

P1050315  Supporting side