The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Today we watch a fantastic performance of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It made us think about how we should treat people. After we thought about the messages we took from the performance. Some of the ones the children came up with were –

  • Always believe in yourself
  • Even if you are different there will always be someone there for you
  • You will always have a friend
  • No matter who you are you are still loved

Plastic in our oceans!

Over the past few weeks we have been working on a dance with Mrs Lynch. The children were given four words ‘plastics in the ocean’ and a piece of music. From this they had to create a dance to raise awareness of the issue. They have very nearly finished, here are some pictures of today’s rehearsal.

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The Magic Flute

We were very lucky this week to have the opportunity to take part in a workshop with Opera North. They came and taught us all about an opera called The Magic Flute. We started off the workshop by warming up our bodies and our voices. We had to concentrate really hard to pass the clap around the circle and make some very strange noises when warming up our voices. After we were warmed up we had to listen to pieces of music and act out how it made us feel. These pieces of music were then linked to the characters in the opera. We learnt about Pamina (the princess), Tamino (the prince), The Queen of the Night, Sarastro and Papageno. After that we learnt two songs. The children were amazing at the singing and acting. Here are some pictures of our workshop.

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