Category Archives: Juniors

Music Workshop

On Wednesday, some Year 4 and 5 pupils took part in an exciting music workshop with a UK based Afro-Jazz band called ‘Ubunye’.

The workshop saw the children working with four members of the band to develop singing skills.
The activity was part of a wider regional music project called Alt Shift J, which is supported by Arts Council England with the aim of engaging more young people in music making and performance.

Ubunye means ‘one-ness’ and the full band unites singers from South Africa with gospel and R’n’B players from Yorkshire to present an inspirational blend of jazz, traditional Zulu music and ‘Afro-pop’.


Year 3 Trip To Woodside

We thoroughly enjoyed our day yesterday at Woodside Wildlife Park. Once we arrived, we were greeted by James, Kayleigh and Tasha. We then split into 3 groups and were given a guided tour of the park. The rangers were very knowledgable and taught us lots of new facts. Did you know a crocodile can survive for 6 months with only 1 meal?

There were lots of exciting parts to the day. We loved watching the tigers and wolves being fed. The rangers fed them raw horse meat and pheasants. The animal show was amazing as well! We were even able to hold a python and a bearded dragon.

Poppy Appeal

As usual we are selling poppies to support the Poppy Appeal. They will be available from Friday 2nd November every break time in the Ocean Room, for a minimum donation of 50p with all proceeds going to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Year 3 Drumming!

This half term we have been learning how to play the djembe drums. Over the half term we have learnt that djembe drums originate from West Africa and were used to communicate between tribes over long distances.

To help us remember the different rhythms we have used familiar phrases and sentences like ‘eggs and bacon’ and ‘yum yum tastes like chicken’. You might have heard us singing these at home.

Next half term we will be learning how to play the samba drums. We are very excited! What do you think of our final djembe performance?