Monday 18th September 2017 -Word of the Day -WEARY.

Today’s word is WEARY.

Here is an example of its use in a sentence:

Mrs Mugglestone felt very weary on Saturday afternoon after enjoying the day at the Merrydale School Fayre.

Synonym: Tired, worn out. exhausted

Antonym: Refreshed, energetic

 

 

 

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Monday 18th September 2017. Michael Rosen poems.

It is National Poetry Day on Thursday 28th September 2017. I thought Michael Rosen might inspire you to write a poem to perform in next week’s assembly.

About National Poetry Day

 

 

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Monday 4th September 2017 -Word of the Day. SIMULTANEOUSLY

 

Every class at Merrydale will be learning a ‘Word of the Day’ every school day throughout this year. Every Monday we will also learn one together in assembly. The first one I have chosen is:

SIMULTANEOUSLY

Here are two videos showing the word simultaneously in action. One is about a lady who can simultaneously write in two different languages whilst the other is about setting a World record for the most robots dancing simultaneously!

 

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Monday 4th September 2017. Variations on Despacito.

Despacito has been a very popular song this Summer. Here are two different versions of it. Which one do you prefer?

 

 

 

 

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Welcome back to a new school year…2017/18!

I hope that you have had a fabulous school holiday and that you are ready to start a new year of learning.

The staff have missed you as can be seen from the video below…just follow the link.

It’s almost time for school! Check out our trailer for the new year at

 

As we start our new school year I thought we could reflect on some words from Kid President. ‘We are all learners.’

 

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Monday 10th July 2017 Music: Hall of Fame -The Script

As the song says…you can be what you want to be…with hard work and a positive attitude!

A great message to remind ourselves of as the school year is coming to an end!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday 10th July 2017: Holiday safety reminder videos.

As the Summer holiday is approaching and there are many hours of freedom from school ahead for you all, I just want to remind you about keeping safe in several different ways. Here are a selection of videos to remind you. Have a great Summer holiday and KEEP SAFE!

 

 

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Monday 26th June 2017.

This is the charity song to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster. I thought it may be a good idea for us to raise money towards this on Friday by having a non-uniform day – what do you think?

 

 

https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/first-news-today/grenfell-poisoning-hottest-day/

 

https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/resources/Lores_575.pdf

Here is a performance of the original song by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. They are older in this video! They first wrote and performed it in 1970 – 47 years ago!

 

 

 

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Monday 19th June 2017. Paul McCartney celebrates his 75th birthday…a music legend!

Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney, who turned 75 years old yesterday on the 18th June. The musician and composer renowned for his ground-breaking work with The Beatles has won 21 Grammy Awards and written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Charts. A staunch vegan and animal rights activist, McCartney still tours today and just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper’s LP.

“Yesterday” is a pop song originally recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. According to the Guinness Book of Records, “Yesterday” has the most cover versions of any song ever written. The song remains popular today with more than 3,000 recorded cover versions, the first hitting the United Kingdom top 10 three months after the release of Help!. Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) asserts that it was performed over seven million times in the 20th century alone. The song was not released as a single in the UK at the time of the US release, and thus never gained number 1 single status in that country. However, “Yesterday” was voted the best song of the 20th century in a 1999 BBC Radio 2 poll of music experts and listeners.

“Yesterday” takes the form of a melancholic acoustic ballad about a break-up. It was the first official recording by The Beatles that relied upon a performance by a single member of the band — Paul McCartney was accompanied solely by a string quartet. The final recording differed so greatly from other works by The Beatles that the other three members of the band vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom. Although credited to “Lennon/McCartney”, the song was written solely by McCartney.

 

 

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Monday 15th May: Black Violin -this week’s music.

This week’s music is by two musicians who call themselves ‘Black Violin.’

Here is some information about them from You Tube…

Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Florida 
composed of two classically
 trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and
 Wilner Baptiste,
 who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Wil B.
Kev Marcus plays the violin and Wil B. plays the viola.
 They met in high school, went to different colleges,
 then later reconvened
 to create the musical group Black Violin.
 The duo plays a variety of music, but are often 
categorized as hip hop
 because of the changes to the rhythm and beats.
 This mingling of hip hop and classical
 sensibilities is what
 is generally thought 
to give them their distinctive style.

This piece is called ‘Stereotypes.’ Why do you think they gave this piece that name?

 

This piece is called ‘A Flat.’

This video explains some of the reasons for their work and why they try to be role models for young people.

 

 

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