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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

Christmas 2020

Christmas this year has been very different this year, please take a look at our class performances, thank you for your continued support.

Nursery - Christmas Singing

This term nursery have been learning lots of Christmas songs. We worked really hard to stand still and join in with the actions and we even got our jingle bells out!  We hope you enjoy our singing. To see all of the Nursery Christmas songs please click here.

Sunshine, Daisies and Poppies

Moonlight, Daffodils and Poppies

Reception – Christmas Singing

Reception have also wrapped up warm and are singing one of their favourite Christmas songs, ‘Ho Ho Ho!’. Thank you for your joyful singing, lovely smiles and energetic actions.

Year 1 - Christmas Poem

Year 1 are performing the poem ‘Chubby Snowman’ all wrapped up in their hats, gloves and coats. Let’s hope we get to make a real snowman this year and those cheeky rabbits don’t steal the carrot nose!

Year 2 - Christmas Poem

Year 2 are performing a poem called ‘Two Letters to Santa’ by Annabel Sheila, all about asking Santa for snow. I wonder if we will get a white Christmas here in Cambridge this year? I’m glad they’re all wrapped up warm in case their request is answered!

Year 3 - Christmas Poems and Rhythms

This term in Year 3 we have been learning about the musical term ‘duration’ and have been learning how to write some simple stave notation and how to perform those rhythms in time to a steady beat. We have used this learning to put together a short Christmas/winter performance for you. Each class will recite a short poem, and then some of their own rhythms performed in answer to a festive question.

Dolphins - are performing a poem called ‘Snowball’ and then answer the question “What do you love about winter time?’

 

Sharks - are performing a poem called ‘Christmas Tree’ and then answer the question “What’s that on your Christmas tree?”

Whales - are performing a poem called ‘Five Little Stockings’ and then answer the question “What’s in your stocking?” (Good luck Santa with fitting all these things in a stocking!)

 

Year 4 Christmas Poems

This term in Year 4 we have been learning about the musical term ‘tempo’ and have learnt some new vocabulary to describe the tempo of different pieces of music. We have used this learning, as well as some of the work we have done on rhythm and stave notation, to create some rhythmical pieces which describe Christmas with all of its hustle and bustle, but also its sleepy and slow times.

Chimpanzees – are performing a poem called ‘A Tempo Christmas’, which uses lots of Christmas rhythms composed and performed by the children at a tempo of their choice. (Largo, Andante, Vivace, Allegro, Presto)

Gorillas – are performing a poem called ‘Have a Very Tempo Christmas’, compiled from lots of different rhythm sections composed by the children earlier in term. Each verse relates to a different tempo marking. (Lento, allegro, vivace, largo)

Year 5 Christmas Poems

This term in Year 5 we have been learning about the musical term ‘texture’ and have been learning how to identify monophonic, homophonic and polyphonic music. For our Christmas/winter performance, we have practised reciting a poem, and then have taken this poem and tried to make sections of it monophonic, and sections polyphonic. We have also been working on putting lots of expression into our voices, particularly in the unison sections.

Frogs

Newts

Tadpoles

Year 6 Christmas Stomp Rhythms

For our festive contribution in Year 6, we have put together a performance built up around some festive stomp rhythms, where we have taken short rhythmical phrases based on words to do with ‘Santa’, ‘Elves’ and ‘Reindeer’ and have worked as a class to create a musical structure for performance. We have included sections in strophic form, binary form and ternary form, as well as really good examples of performing in canon. We hope you enjoy our efforts!

Year 6 Group 1

Year 6 Group 2

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