Bike Ability

Year 5 have had a very busy week! We have been taking part in Bike Ability. There are three bike ability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is already known. Levels 1,2 and 3 take the children from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads. By taking part in Bike Ability this week we are providing the children with the skills and confidence to ride on roads in the future.

Slideshow Video

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Fun with Music!

We’ve had a fun start to the new unit of music for this half term. Our unit is Livin’ On A Prayer. We are studying Rock music and how it has developed from the Beatles onwards. We will be analysing performances from different rock bands and learn to sing a variety of Rock songs.

This week we have listened to Livin’ On A Prayer which  is a classic rock song from the 80s. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi is an American rock band from New Jersey named after it’s lead singer Jon Bon Jovi. The band became known for writing several rock anthems and achieved widespread recognition with their third album, Slippery when Wet, released in 1986. 

We listened to the music and discussed these questions:

Do you like the song?

What can you hear?

What is the style of the music?

How is the song put together?

Which instruments plays the solo?

Why don’t you have a try at home!