Steel Pans

I have been playing in the Steel Band for 3 months and 16 days.  The song we are practising at the moment is called ‘I BELIEVE IN ANGELS’  by ABBA.  This is a song you can listen to every day and it makes me feel happy.


The names of the pans in our band are: Bass, Single Seconds and Tenor Pans.  I have always played the Bass Pan which plays the beat of the song.  I like the way I can use some of the notes from other songs we have practised for the Christmas Concert.  I have to hit the Bass Pan softly with my beater, because the Tenor pans are playing the tune.  So, they have to be the loudest.

I like performing in front of other people.  We have to practise really hard to make sure our performances are amazing.

By Reece in Yr 4

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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!

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?