Mandarin Songs to Practise for the Summer Concert

On Thursday 13th May, the children will performing in two Summer Concerts at St Catherine’s Church.

10:00 until 11:00 – Reception, Yr1, Yr2, Yr3

13:50 until 15:10 – Yr4, Yr5, Yr6, Orchestra, Choir and Steel Pans

The children in Years 2 and 3 will be singing:

小兔子乖乖  (xiǎo tù zǐ guāi guāi) “Well-Behaved Little Rabbit”

The children in Years 4-6 will be singing:

蜗牛与黄鹂鸟 (Wō niú yǔ huáng lí  niǎo) Snail and Oriole Birds

You can listen to the songs by pressing the hyperlinks above.  The lyrics to both songs can be found on the PowerPoint below.

Download (PDF, 737KB)

Happy practising.

 

 

 

Moving Monsters

In science, we have been learning about forces.  In particular, we focused on pneumatics; making things move by using air.  As our topic is Toys, we put all of our learning together to design and make marvellous moving monsters.  Ask us how they work and we’ll gladly give you a demonstration too!  You’ll be able to see them if you visit our Memorable Event Museum in Cooke Hall at the end of the term.

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Creating with Clay.

As we come towards the end of our Toys topic, we have been sculpting teddy bears out of clay.  To start with, we linked it to our science learning, looking at the effect of pushes and pulls on the clay.  We explored how to shape and mark the clay, using our hands and a variety of tools.  In another lesson, we were taught how to join pieces of clay by cross-hatching the edges of the two pieces to be joined and then creating ‘slip’ out of clay and water.  When applied to the two pieces, the slip creates a strong join (although we have leant that we need to practise more if we want our joins to be permanent!).  Our models will be on display in our Memorable Event Museum … we hope to see you there!

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