In Maths this week we have been introduced to the Angles Family:
Mrs Always Right
We made angles with our bodies and our partners had to identify which angle it was!
Try it at home!
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
Our two comperes, Maia and Gabriel welcomed the lords and ladies to the Tudor banquet and introduced each act of the entertainment.
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.
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!
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!
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 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?