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Archive for April, 2010

The Highwayman – Alfred Noyes

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 29, 2010

Over the next couple of weeks we will be studying Classic Narrative poems like ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, ‘The Walrus and The Carpenter’ and Alfred Noyes classic tale of thieves, romance, love, bravery and death in ‘The Highwayman’.

We will also be looking at some slightly different versions, like in this video:

The music and lyrics are by a Canadian singer/songwriter called Loreena McKennitt.

She ha taken the words of Alfred Noyes poem and set them to music. She has missed little bits out and changed the words very slightly in places – but the poem still has the same story.

I am not sure who made the animation but they have done a pretty good job.

Enjoy the video:

What is your opinion of the poem?

Do you like it or not? Why?

Which version do you prefer – the Poem or the Song? Why?

Share your thoughts in a comment…

Mr W.


Update 01-05-10:

Here is the link that we didn’t have time to look at on Friday:

BBC – Myths & Legends – Dick Turpin


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Monks Dyke Hockey Festival – Result

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 28, 2010

Congratulations to all 10 of the Hockey squad who took part in the Hockey Festival on Wednesday afternoon.

You were all brilliant!

Solid performances from everyone meant that we won our Group Stage:

P4 W3 D1 L0 F3 A0 GD+3 Pts 10

A hard fought Semi-Final was won in a ‘Sudden Death’ Penalty Shoot-Out, after a 1-1 draw at Full Time, thank s to a late goal by Super-Sub Daniel!

Well done to Alice in goal and Ellery who hit the back of the net with the winning penalty.

The Final was a good game with End-to-End action – but unfortunately Kidgate 2 came out on top winning 2-0.

Well done to everyone – every match played in a sportsman-like fashion and with a positive attitude.

This just leaves us with the detail of “Player of the Tournament” – Vote for your choice below.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! – Any votes cast from now will not count! Thank you for voting.

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The Piano by Aidan Gibbons: An Audio Commentary

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 22, 2010

Over the past few weeks, we have been working on “The Piano” by Aidan Gibbons.

We have looked at how the film uses Setting, Sound, Sequence, Story and Symbols to tell it’s story without words.

The children have written description, speech, narrative and captions for a range of Key Moments throughout the animation. They have even used the video as inspiration for Artwork, when we painted different scenes.

The last part of the unit was to record a DVD-style commentary for the animation, using the ‘Record Narration’ feature in PowerPoint.

This commentary should encompass much of the elements that we had worked on across the unit. Trying to achieve maximum impact in just 2 or 3 really effective sentences for each Screen shot.

Having written a storyboard style script, the children used microphones to record their DVD Commentary into PowerPoint.

Here are a selection of the work they have produced:

The Piano AM

The Piano PD

The Piano AB

The Piano LF

I was really impressed with the quality of the writing.

What do you think?

Let us know in a comment.

Mr W.

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