In fact…we’re writing. composing and performing it!
On 6th October, Year 5 began an exciting music project with a visiting music education group called Mahogany Opera.
Here we are, warming our voices up:
We will be working with Mahogany Opera to create a Snappy Opera. This will be a 10 minute opera with costumes, set, movement and singing and it will be based on our own ideas.
Here we are, coming up with inspiring ideas for a song:
During the project we will have the support and expertise of a composer, librettist and director who will support us to devise the opera, stage it and perform it for an invited audience, including our grown- ups.
Coming up with amazing mixed-up animals to be the characters in our opera:
This ……is an ‘incognito frog’…mysterious!
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, the BBC are coming to school to film us working with Mahogany Opera for a news feature on the BBC News website.
Watch this space!
Year 5 wrote very moving poems about slavery on the plantations in the Caribbean during the whole school topic for our Black History Week.
ZAKI SLAVERY POEM
umair slavery poem
Safah slavery poem
A very Selfish Giant!!
On Thursday 5th October 2017, Year 5 wowed the school and lots of parents with their retelling of the Oscar Wilde story ‘The Selfish Giant’. With action and sound, the story came to life, with the class showing their fantastic acting and speaking ability.
Year 5 have been reading the Just So stories written by Victorian Author, Rudyard Kipling. They have made Collages to go with the story ‘How the Whale got his throat’.
How the whale got his throat
Linking with the school’s anti-bullying week. The class created posters of the ‘Just So Rhino’. In the story, ‘How the Rhino got his skin’, the bullying Rhino got what he deserved – a skin full of cake crumbs, which itched and itched.
Don’t be a Just So Rhino!
Year 5 visited the Museum of Docklands as part of their study of Black History. They used the idea of ‘Abolition Tableware’ to make their own pottery.
Year 5’s Abolition Tableware, celebrating the abolition of slavery
The children also made silhouette pictures, to represent the ill-treatment of slaves to go with our poems.
Hope for Freedom
I am playing, joyful
They are here, packed with guns, bombs and threat.
Petrified, terrified, chains caged me,
Lost, imprisoned, confined and panicked,
Nowhere to go, no food, no water,
Cries and tears fill my mind,
Helpless and exhausted, we arrived
Like hell, no privacy, captivity,
Cries and screams.
Finally, hope has come,
Alive and free,
Smiles fill me up,
I am free!
I have attached a copy of the letter regarding this trip, the children will also have brought home a copy for your signature.
I have attached the medical form and the initial information form for your information.
Year 5 Gorsefield Trip First Letter jan2016
I have attached the clothing list for the Gorsefield trip, with a reminder that it is highly likely that the children will get quite muddy, so please bear that in mind when packing.