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Ballads (Music & Drama)

This term, under the watchful eye and careful guidance of Mrs Holdak Class 4 have turned their focus in music to ballads.  They will learn what ballads are, how to identify their features and how to convey different emotions when performing them.

Music - Body Tuned Percussion

Class 4 have had the opportunity to embark on a topic of discovery! They have explored the rainforest through the art of music and been introduced to new musical terms. They have used a mixture of body percussion and tuned percussion instruments to create their own rhythms, layer by layer.  During Mental Health Week, the children in Class 4 also explored their feelings and emotions through the art of Music.  This term, as we have been focusing on body percussion in Music, the children embarked on the challenge of expressing different emotions through this media.

Courageous Advocacy

Class 4 have recently begun to explore what it means to be a courageous advocate and learnt about the inspirational Malala

Not only is this helping us to develop a greater awareness of the challenges others face in life, but it has also encouraged us, as individuals, to consider how we can support causes and make a difference.  


We learnt that Malala has recently written a children’s book Malala’s Magic Pencil, to share her story.  This book, which encourages us to hold on to our hopes and dreams, and to never give up, not only inspired us to create our own magical pencils but also reflect on what our perfect worlds would look like...

This caused a lot of food for thought as we considered and reflected:


  • What does is it take to be an advocate? 
  • What would your perfect world look like? 
  • What change will you champion today? 
  • If you had your own Magic Pencil...  what would it do?


We concluded that it doesn't matter who you are, your age, nationality... or how small the act... but everyone has the potential to make a difference just as Malala did!

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