18 July 2022

Musical Assembly - 18/07/22

This week see’s the second city in Great Britain to host the Commonwealth games. We have chosen to listen to music from UB40. UB40 have been hailed as champions for Birmingham ahead of it hosting the Commonwealth Games 2022. The Birmingham Reggae band got audiences cheering at the Birmingham 2022…

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11 July 2022

Musical Assembly - 11/07/22

It is Bastille day this week so we have chosen to listen to one of the most famous French songs "La Vie en Rose" which translates as Life Through Rose-Coloured Glasses.  It is a song known all around the world. Piaf wrote the lyrics herself, and the melody was written by Louis Guglielmi. It makes…

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4 July 2022

Musical Assembly - 04/07/22

This week is American Independence day. We have chosen to listen to ‘Born in the U.S.A’ by Bruce Springsteen.  The song was released in 1984 and was one of Springsteen's best-known singles. It was as ranked 275th on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time", and in 2001, the…

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27 June 2022

Musical Assembly - 27/06/22

This week marks the start of Wimbledon therefore we have chosen to listen to the Wimbledon theme tune.  The Wimbledon theme (aka Light and Tuneful) was composed by Keith Mansfield. Since the very hot summer of 1976, the BBC has opened its Wimbledon coverage with Keith Mansfield's Light and…

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20 June 2022

Musical Assembly - 20/06/22

We are celebrating women in engineering day this week. We have chosen the pop song fight song this week by Rachel Platten. It is a great song to remind us even when things are hard to never give up. This links with our secrets to success and gives us the determination to preserve when things get a…

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13 June 2022

Musical Assembly - 13/06/22

Next week sees the start of British summer time so this week we are listening to classical music from Vivaldi. This Vivaldi's depiction of summer correlates to a poem about the season's blazing heat. Can you hear in the music when the intense, lazy heat begins to be replaced by a cool and…

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6 June 2022

Musical Assembly - 06/06/22

As the Queen’s jubilee celebrations continue we will listen to the National Anthem this week during our assembly. The British National Anthem in its present form dates back to the eighteenth century. The words and tune are anonymous, and may date back to the seventeenth century. 'God Save The…

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23 May 2022

Musical Assembly - 23/05/22

This week for our final week before we break up for half term we are listening to this gospel celebration song. This version was sing in the film Sister Act and although it starts off slow and gentle it soon builds to fill the room with celebrations including a rap. 

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16 May 2022

Musical Assembly - 16/05/22

This week hosts National Bee day. We will be talking about how important bees are in our world and what we can do to help look after bees. We are listening to the song Fireflies by Owl City to go alongside out minibeast themed topic. Although the song is called Firelflies- it is metaphorical. In…

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9 May 2022

Musical Assembly - 09/05/22

During this week it is World Fair Trade day. The theme for this year is all about climate change. We has chosen to listen to the song ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ by Joni Mitchell. It was written in the 1970’s and makes us think about climate change with the famous line- you don’t know what you’ve got till…

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2 May 2022

Musical Assembly - 02/05/22

This week we have chosen a piece of music to help us reflect on the the issues happening in the Ukraine. We are listening to a horn Concerto (this means the French horn has a solo over the orchestra) by Reinhold Gliere who was born in Kyiv in the Ukraine. Can you hear how the music changes,…

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25 April 2022

Musical Assembly - 25/04/22

This week we are listening to ‘Here comes the sun’ by the Beatles. We are listening to this because this week is sun safety week. George Harrison wrote this in Eric Clapton's garden using one of Clapton's acoustic guitars. He wrote "Here Comes The Sun" after attending a round of business meetings.…

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