During November the Reception children enjoyed taking part in Nursery Week. Every day for a week the children got to listen to, discuss and enjoy different nursery rhymes and songs such as, ‘The Wheels on the Bus’, ‘Hickory Dickery Dock’ and ‘5 Little Ducks’.
Although Covid19 has made music slightly different this year as we aren’t singing across the federation it’s important we share that Year 1 and 2 have been taking part in a ‘Signing Assembly’ where the festive spirit has been flowing and the children have learned to sign songs such as ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’.
Finally, at the very end of term the whole federation joined other schools and got to watch a musical pantomime performance starring Rapunzel. This was called ‘Rapunzel the Lockdown Pantomime’ and children from Reception classes right through to Year 6 enjoyed being part of the performance, listening to the songs and enjoying the traditional and quite silly jokes!
Year 2 children all agreed that they loved the panto and gave it a big thumbs up! They enjoyed the interactive parts and especially enjoyed dancing at their tables. Many children agreed that their favourite part of the show was when Gothel the evil sorceress was turning into a baby. They were pleased she got her comeuppance in the end!
Here are some things the children had to say:
Isabella (Y2) – “My favourite character was Rupunzel because she had such a beautiful dress. She has Disney plus and Netflix…I have that!”
Georgie (Y2) – “I liked that it was old but they made it like us with YouTube, Netflix and TikTok”.
Arlo (Y1) – “I liked when her mum turned into a baby.”
Leo (Y1) – “I liked all of it!”
Freya (Y1) – liked when “the boy got married to the girl’
Charlie (Reception) “I like the dance monkey music.”
Esra (Reception) enjoyed “when Rapunzel’s mother was climbing down her hair.”
Even though theatres across the country have had to close this year due to Covid19 it was lovely to be able to share a musical pantomime experience with children across the federation. We know that some children got to experience panto entertainment for the very first time and others didn’t have to miss out due to closures and restrictions.