Worthington Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 2JJ Tel: 0161 973 3504
We are a County controlled (Trafford LEA) co- educational school for pupils in the age range 3 to 11 years. Head Teacher: Mr Clive Searle
All this week our children have been learning about pop music through the decades. As well as learning iconic songs from their chosen era, they have also been learning something about the culture and fashion from the time, and also some of the major events that happened in British history.
We began with the 1920’s with a selection of brass instruments popularly used by jazz musicians. Next we travelled to the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. As each decade passed, we learned more and more about the times and why certain types of music were more popular during certain decades. For example why was there a peace movement in the 60’s and why was disco music so popular in the 70’s?
The children had made their own non-tuned musical instruments which they played on the day and several older children in Years 5 and 6 played tuned instruments with great proficiency (guitar and xylophone). In addition, Megan played the drums magnificently during her group’s performance.
We are already planning our next big termly event for our Spring Term – Dance!
Watch this space for more news…..
On Friday 9th November, we launched our Grand Music Event with a resounding performance from The Mr Sparkle Band. Here, the band are playing the 1958 Rock and Roll number ‘Johnny B. Goode. This song was written and first performed by the great Chuck Berry. Please click the link to see the band in action!
During the coming week, our children are working with their partner classes to perform classic pop songs from the 1940’s onwards. This will culminate in a whole school celebration of music on Friday 16th November.
Today we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War.
People all around Europe and other parts of the world will today fall silent at 11 am – the time when peace was announced and the fighting stopped.
For the last few weeks children in our school have been thinking about what remembrance means and during Monday morning (the nearest school day to 11th November), our school will fall silent, so that we can pay our respects to those who have gone before us. The picture below shows some painted poppies made by our Nursery children, which adorn our corridor. In addition, our Reception classes have been making clay poppies, which can be seen below and in our entrance hall.
The children have also been donating to the Poppy Fund by buying poppies, and other items of remembrance during the last few weeks.
Why a day, when it should only be run during the morning? I hear you ask.
Well, this year, we had so many cakes donated by our school cooks, staff, parents and children, that we ran an after school cake sale for those who could not attend the coffee morning itself.
During the morning, we raised £555.55 and then in the afternoon our cake sale raised an additional £230.58, making a grand total of £786.13. Frankly no words of thanks could ever express how we all feel here in school – your generosity knows no bounds. We really wanted to beat last year’s total of £548.61, and as you can see, we absolutely smashed through that barrier!
Our grateful thanks go to all who donated and those staff and Year 6 pupils who helped make the day perfect.
Once again, our school community coming together shows our strength and collective drive. Well done Worthington.