This week during our Positive Education class, we were treated to the amazing talents of Speed Stacking experts. We were taught the skills and then had a go ourselves.
It was great fun, challenging and skill building. Thanks Mrs Bellesini for organising it!
On Monday night after many months of rehearsals , it was finally Time for our Whole school Production. The theme was “That’s Entertainment” featuring Movies and Musicals from throughout the Ages.
Our Class performed songs from the Lion King. We sang “The circle of Life” “Hakuna Matata” and “I just cant wait to be King.”
Other highlights of the night were the seniors performing “Grease” and “MamaMia”, the Preps dressing as Toys from “Toy Story”, the Middles singing and dancing in songs from “Shrek” and “Wizard of Oz” and the Juniors in “Mary Poppins” and “Charlie and chocolate factory.”
It was a fantastic night. We were all very nervous and excited at the same time but we sang and danced and remembered all the words and actions. Our parents were very proud of how well we performed!
We celebrated all our talents and learning today. The students performed in a talent show. The acts included playing guitar, keyboards and percussion instruments. Some groups sang and others put on a puppet show. We have developed and discovered some great new talents this term!
Anyone can be a songwriter
Actors use their body to tell a story
Singing songs can be made-up words
Decks in a band is a DJ
Anyone can learn to be a dancer
Katy Perry used to sing at Church
Natalia can play the keyboard
We can all do the Nutbush dance
I Learnt how to sing
How to be a songwriter
We can do drama
How to play different instruments
That you can make up your own words in a song
Many New and interesting bands
Many different new instruments
You can make your own instruments
Electric guitars make many great sounds
I learnt how to strum a guitar
You can make music from many different sounds
Dancing is moving your whole body to music
Oliver can play the guitar
Cooper is great at gymnastics
Last week we were very lucky to have Ambient Orchestras come to our school and inspire us to become songwriters, musicians and performers. http://www.ambientorchestras.com/
We were divided into 4 groups. Each group wrote a song about one of the 4 seasons, made up dance moves, then incorporated music and sound effects. It was an amazing day as we all developed new talents and became performers. The whole school came to watch our show. We felt proud!
We have been thinking about the BIG question for our Inquiry unit-
“What can we achieve when each of us shares our talents and all work together?”
Our focus is on the Performing Arts and we hope to experience
We watched an awesome Video on dances from many different Musicals. These are some of our Refelctions:
• Teamwork is important
• You get more ideas when you work as a group
• Working together is more fun
• Great new ideas come from different people
• You are encouraged to practice more in a group
• As a team you support and help each other
• There is Cool dancing on the movies
• Never give up and you will become really good at your talent
• Good costumes add colour and style to the performance
• Drama and Dance made the musicals more interesting
• Mixture of kids and adult dances
• They move their bodies fast
• Mary poppins danced with Bert
• Singing and dancing together is fun
• Dance to the beat of the music to stay in time
• Funky music is entertaining
Have you ever been in a performance where teamwork was important?
Please Comment and share your ideas for our learning!!!
Juniors are Jigging This Term!!