Year 4, 5 and 6 could be forgiven for thinking they were in a Russian cosmodrome yesterday, as our favourite opera company once again paid us a visit. The children were treated to a stunning performance of ‘Laika the Space Dog’ set in Baikonur, Russia. Based upon the true story of the first animal to be launched into orbit, the children were entranced by the sensational operatic voices of the cast, the beautiful melodies of the orchestra, and the emotional rollercoaster of a storyline. They were well prepared to join in with the cast to sing three songs practised during singing lessons with Mr Richardson: ‘Baikon ur’, ‘Mnemonic – Moscow’s Very Expensive Metro Just Seems Useless Now’, and ‘The Thing About Science is This’.
Since the beginning of the Autumn term we have had Ian McKone, a ukulele teacher from the Sage Gateshead, come into our class every Wednesday to teach us how to play the Ukuleles.
On the 16th of December we put a gig on for our parents to showcase the songs we learned this term.
Our set list consisted of:
“Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte
“Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley
“Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley
And the festive favourite to end the Christmas term “Jingle Bells”
If you were unable to attend the performance, or you are just a ukulele enthusiast, we are happy to post a video of our performance.