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Peter Weatherall Videos – Just for you!

Posted by eastwoldblog on July 11, 2011

I know that there are some repeats, but I thought you might appreciate all three together in one place!

 

 

 

 

C’mon now, Sing along! You know you want to!

Mr W.

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Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements”

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 17, 2010

Thomas Andrew “Tom” Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and mathematician.

He has lectured on mathematics and musical theatre.

Lehrer is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.

His work often parodies popular song forms, such as in this song, “The Elements”, where he sets the names of the chemical elements to the tune of the “Major-General’s Song” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.

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Year 6 has learned the 1st 10 Elements of the Periodic Table (just for fun really, they dn’t need to know it!)

Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen,  Fluorine and Neon.

We have also enjoyed listening to Tom Lehrer’s song listing ALL the elements but  in no particular order.

Some people fancied the challenge of trying to learn it (CRAZY!).

But I like to try and oblige where I can!

Here is the animated video and underneath you can download a copy of the lyrics (they do match because I checked)

Observant people might notice that the song uses ‘Aluminum’ rather than ‘Aluminium’ as this is the American spelling. Lehrer is American and ‘Aluminum’ fits the music better as it has 4 syllables instead of 5 in the UK English version!

Anyway, that’s enough background!

Here’s the song and good luck!

Tom Lehrers Elements – The Lyrics!

Mr W.

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Beatbox Chef – ‘Beardyman’

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 27, 2010

‘Beardyman’ is the two-time UK BeatBox Champion, and the man behind the wig in ‘BeatBox Chef’!

I like to share interesting and unusual videos – and I thought there would be some people who might enjoy it.

Some of you were trying to do it in Literacy today – with some curious results!

He does all the sounds with his voice, no instruments, no tricks.

Mixing the sounds as a recipe is a clever idea – I am not sure about the wig though!

Here is another ‘Beardyman’ Beatboxing video:

Mr W.

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Simon’s Cat – Kennings

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 20, 2010

As an introduction to Kennings, today in Literacy Class 4 watched the short animation of “Simon’s Cat – Cat Man Do”

We then though about the cat, what it did, what it sounded like, how it behaved etc… to write a simple Kenning.

This is what we wrote together:

Simon’s Cat

Early Riser

Annoying Singer

Sleep Disturber

Face Scratcher

Ear Puller

Bat Swinger

Pain Bringer

Light Sleeper

Well done Class 4 – very good work!

I really enjoyed your Kennings from the lesson too!

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As a reward why not make your very own “Simon’s Cat” here: Simon’s Cat – Cutout

Visit: www.simonscat.com for the NEW Simon’s Cat episode “The Box”

Please note that all ‘Simon’s Cat’ artwork remains the property of Simon’s Cat Ltd.

(All links refer to Original Simon’s Cat links)

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Mr W.

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Movies – A little challenge for the Holidays!

Posted by eastwoldblog on August 2, 2010

This is a short video (2mins) and it contains 35 famous/classic movies from cinema history.

The challenge is simple:

How many can you name?

It’s not as easy as you think!

I was expecting little clips of the films – but it is a bit more of a puzzle than that!

Good luck,

See you in September!

Mr W.

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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.

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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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Literacy: The Piano – Aidan Gibbons

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 23, 2010

Our next unit of Literacy is “Film Narrative”.

In it we will be using this short animation called “The Piano” by Aidan Gibbons.

We are going to use key points in the film to discuss features and themes in film narrative.

Explore the approaches made by the film maker to create moods, pace and viewpoint.

We will also try to develop your film vocabulary by identifying how colour, light, sound and camera angles have been used to tell the narrative.

The original music for Aidan Gibbons’ film is ‘Comptine d’un Autre ètè; l’Apres-Midi’ , (or ‘Rhyme of Another Summer; Afternoon’), by Yann Tiersen. The music formed part of the soundtrack to the film ‘Amelie’, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (not
suitable for children, but a fabulous film.)

A version of ‘The Piano’, with its original music, can be seen on Aidan Gibbons’ own site. Aidan Gibbons Website
Other versions of the film, however, features music composed by Stephen Jones, especially for it. Both pieces have a similarly haunting quality, which adds greatly to the mood of the film.

Have a watch and comment with any thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions, questions etc… that the film raises in you mind.

Enjoy!

Mr W.

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The Haka – A Traditional Maori War Dance

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 4, 2010

After today’s start to PE, I thought I would share some information about the Haka with you.

Rugby fans will recognise it as the dance that the New Zealand All Black perform before every International match.

There are many slightly different versions and each Captain does it slightly different, including me, my version differs a little from the video which you can watch below..

In this video from 2004, it is led by Tana Umanga, one of the most famous All Black captains of recent years.

Some people asked what the words meant.

It is the story of a Warrior Chief.

Ringa pakia,
Uma tiraha,
Turi whatia,
Hope whai ake,
Waewae takahia kia kino,

English Translation:
Slap the hands against the thighs
Puff out the chest
Bend the knees
Let the hip follow
Stamp the feet as hard as you can.

Ka Mate! Ka Mate!
Ka Ora! Ka Ora!
Tenei te ta ngata puhuru huru
Nana nei i tiki mai

Whakawhiti te ra
A upane ka upane!
A upane kaupane whiti te ra!
Hi!!

English Translation:

It is death! It is death!
It is life! It is life!
This is the hairy person
Who caused the sun to shine
Keep abreast! Keep abreast
The rank! Hold fast!
Into the sun that shines!

If you are feeling up for it – and you need to be, because you can’t do it half-heartedly!

I’ll teach you the full Haka.

Mr W.

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Our Next Poet – Roger McGough

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 11, 2010

This is Roger McGough another famous poet.

He has been called a “Wordsmith”, because of the style of his poems – when you have read some can you suggest why?

This week we will have a look at his Poetic Style and try to write some poems similar to the way he writes.

He thinks that writing poetry can be just a private activity, unlike stories which are written for other people:

“With poetry no one has to show anybody really, and you don’t have to tell anyone you’re doing it. ”  Roger McGough

This is an animation that has been created for a design competition.

The poem is ‘My First Day At School’ by Roger McGough.

Pat Lakeland who provided the voice rather than Roger McGough himself.

Mr W.

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Literacy – Poetic Style “Michael Rosen”

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 4, 2010

For our first Literacy Unit this term we will be looking at the Style which a Poet uses in his writing.

The first Poet is Michael Rosen, who i am sure you will have heard of.

Here is a video of him performing one of his pieces:

Watch and hopefully enjoy!

Share your thoughts on Michael Rosen and his poems here too in the “Comment” box!

Mr W.

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