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Category Archives: Year 5

Film Music in Year 5!

Do you know which composer created the music to these films?

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Dark Knight
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • The Lion King
  • Shark Tale
  • Interstellar
  • Madagascar and Madagascar2

It was Hans Zimmer, a German composer. He is recognised as one of Hollywood’s most innovative talents. He is famous for using traditional orchestra instruments with electronic sounds. Hans Zimmer has composed over 100 film scores. He has received 7 Academy Awards and 7 Grammy Awards. He also has 9 Golden Globe Awards.

Year 5 compared three of his film songs: the main theme from Pirates of the Caribbean, Interstellar and The Lion King. We considered how these songs sound similar and different.

We thought that the Lion King and Interstellar were quite similar as they both have a slow tempo and the dynamics are soft. Pirates of the Caribbean was very different as the tempo was fast with loud dynamics. We thought the music helped to tell the story in each film. We enjoyed listening to each track and identifying the different musical elements.  Here are some quotes from the class:

  • “I was shocked by the Pirates of the Caribbean theme because the dynamics changed from loud to soft very quickly!”
  • “I could hear drums in the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Tune.”
  • “The Lion King theme tune started happy then became tense as it changed to a minor key.”
  • “I could hear voices harmonizing as the Lion King Theme progressed.”
  • “I felt like I was in a dream when I listened to the Interstellar theme tune.”

Remembrance Day Poppies Outdoor Art Display

We created a whole school art display to celebrate Remembrance Day and brighten up the exterior of our school. Every child in school created their own poppy using a range of media and techniques.  The Nursery children made collage poppies using assorted paper and pva glue, they also experienced print making for the first time… Continue Reading

Odd Socks Day!

On Monday, we celebrated Odd Socks Day, which marked the start of Friendship Week at St Lawrence’s.  We wore odd socks to school to remind us that we are all different, unique and special in our own way!  We also spent time designing our own odd socks. Here are some of our designs! Continue Reading

St Lawrence’s Friendship Week 16th-20th November 2020

At St Lawrence’s we will be holding our Friendship Week from the 16-20th November, as part of the national Anti-Bullying Week. We will start the week by taking part in Odd Socks Day on Monday 16th November. Children can wear the weirdest and wackiest odd socks they can find to celebrate that we are all… Continue Reading

First Communion Service

Today at St Lawrence’s Church eight of our children finally made their First Holy Communion. The children have been preparing to receive the Sacrament since last year and missed their planned service during lockdown. We were finally able to come together today at St Lawrence’s Church with our families to celebrate the Sacrament. The service… Continue Reading

World Mental Health Day Friday 9th October

Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now and to celebrate World Mental Health Day we all came together as a school to support the charity ‘Young Minds’ by wearing something yellow to school for ‘Hello Yellow’ on Friday.  We wanted to encourage the children to think about happy thoughts and… Continue Reading

Wellbeing in Year 5!

Over the Autumn Term, Year 5 have been thinking lots about ways to look after their mental health.  Through Wellbeing Wednesday activities, we have learned great ways to stay ‘mentally healthy’ including breathing exercises, having a positive mindset and developing an attitude of gratitude! We have been using our new found techniques to make sure… Continue Reading

First Confessions

On Wednesday 30th September nine Year 5 children received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The children took part in a beautiful service led by Father Shaun. Our candidates have waited a long time to receive this Sacrament and were so well prepared. The candidates had a lovely celebration afterwards with their Year 5 friends who have… Continue Reading