As part of our topic ‘Brazil’, we have been learning about the famous, religious carnival that takes place in February across Brazil, the most famous being in Rio de Janeiro. We had an amazing afternoon with Mitch, the leader of Todmorden Samba band, who came in to teach us about different Brazilian instruments, basic rhythms and helped us create a Samba piece. We loved making lots of noise and taking it in turns to play the different instruments.
In class, we have been learning about Bonfire and Firework safety. The West Yorkshire Fire Service sent us an important PowerPoint which we listened carefully to, to help us understand the Bonfire and Firework codes. As well as making Bonfire and Firework safety posters in class, we enjoyed using water colours and salt to produce some beautiful firework art, which we have displayed in our classroom.
Calderdale Music Trust
In our Music lesson, we signed along to ‘Somewhere in my memory’. This was recorded and it will feature in the Calderdale Music Trust live Christmas event, along with many other videos from schools around Calderdale.
Unfortunately, the Lamplighter Parade is not going ahead this year due to Covid. The people from the Handmade Parade have organised a project involving school and local residents. The juniors have made silhouette pictures of woodland scenes, which will be displayed in the windows of the Age Concern shop and the Tourist Information Centre.