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WB: 8th June

Hello everybody.
I hope you have been enjoying your Charanga units. If you haven’t logged in yet, go to
If you can’t remember your log in details, as your parent to check back to the letter they got via the Hub, or ask your teacher.


Once you are logged in, you’ll be able to access your home learning for this week. You have a Charanga unit for your year group with games and activities to work through. You can also carry on getting ready for our Virtual Big Sing which is next Friday! You can watch videos from Mark, listen and join in with the songs and start learning the dance routines.  You don’t need to know the songs and dances to be able to join in with the concert, but it will help make it more fun!
I have added in 2 more songs this week:
* Somewhere Over the Rainbow

On Charanga, Mark  will take you through a vocal warm up, then you can learn to sing the song and also the Signalong to go with it. Below, you’ll find some videos for you to watch and think about as you get to know the song.
* Price Tag by Jessie J
Price Tag was written and performed by Jessie J who is an  English singer song-writer. This song was released in 2011 and was number one in 19 countries.
I had a go at learning Price Tag on the Ukulele this week:

Price Tag.mp4

Still image for this video
If you haven’t signed up for the Virtual Big Sing yet, make sure you do, so that you’ll be able to watch it live on Friday 19th
Here is a reminder of the details  you need to sign up:

Event details:
 Friday 19 June 2020 (replayed on Sunday 21 June 2020 at 2pm)
TIME: 2pm
LOCATION: Your school, front room, garden or anywhere where you can sing.

How to take part:
The concert is designed to be accessed by either students who are in school or for families who learning from home. The event itself will be hosted on an unlisted YouTube live video with all comments being filtered before being displayed. This will give a stable and safe platform for all children and young people to take part.
If you would like to take part from home, each household is required to sign up via this link using a parent’s or guardian’s email address:
On the day of the event, everyone will be emailed the URL to join in.

Have a lovely week everyone,
Mrs Booth

Somewhere over the rainbow
Somewhere Over the Rainbow was originally sung by Judie Garland in the movie Wizard of Oz in 1939. Below, there are 5 different performances for you to listen to and think about. You could listen to them all together, or one each day. As you listen, think about  what you are seeing and hearing and talk about it with your family.
What do you like about the performance?
How did it make you feel the first time you watched it? What words best describe the performance? Can you use any of your music vocabulary to describe what you can hear? How does the performance differ from the other ones?  Which performance do you like best? Can you explain your reason to your family? Do they agree with you?

1. This is the original performance of Somewhere over the Rainbow sang by Judy Garland over 80 years ago.

2. This choir can’t practice and perform together at the moment, so they made a virtual performance -  a bit like we’ll be doing for our Virtual Big Sing.

3. Here is Ariana Grande performing at a concert in Manchester.

4. This boy called Alan is playing it on his violin. Maybe some of our violinists might be inspired to try!

5. This final performance is by an inspirational musician and my ukulele hero; Jake Shimabukuro.
Skip to 1 min 53 secs to hear his incredible performance.