Wednesday, 31 August 2016

New Road Patrol Schedule for September

Road Patrol- 2016 (September)         
Morning please be on patrol at 8.45am
Afternoon please be on patrol at 2.55pm


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Morning
Bottom
Raiha
Molly

John
Bella
Danni

Hamish
Meg
Emma R

John
Isaac
Sam Sh

Chrissy
Parker
Josie

Scott
Morning
Top
Rory
Lucas

Suz
Charlie
Louise

Nic
Hugo M
Teddy

Shona
Alex P
Anatole

Gabrielle
Haare
Chester

Hamish






Afternoon
Bottom
Gemma
Kaia

John
Thomas
Alex B

Hamish
Cody
Jasper

Gabrielle
Evie
Betty

Gabrielle
Rico
Hugo W

John
Afternoon
Top
Haley
Lucie

Jude
Elliot
Janne

Jude
Blake
Oto

Jude
Liv
Emma

Jude
Alexandra
Ben Bl
Jude

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Our learning and process around the music festival

Here is Gabrielle’s base group’s thoughts on the process we went through to produce our piece in the music festival, and our reflections on how it went.
Preparation      BY  Elliot and Jessie
Contents:
Andreas
Learning about music
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We had 10 weeks with andreas . He gave us lots of tips, so that gave us a head start.  When we were working on making our performance shine, he was helping our main drummer alastair and alastair got teached at by him in slots of school time because he was in the parade for the music  festival aka  going out with the little kids into the courtyard.


We basically  had  learning about music school   which was fun.


  1.    we learnt about the ear and how it hears sound with Gabrielle
  2. We drew to the sound of music with Hamish
  3. And wrote and composed music with John            




Process
Step 1. First we listened to lots of different types of music to understand how to compose a piece of music. We listened to the beat and how the layers of music were composed and how all the music flowed.

Step 2. Then we brainstormed some emotions that we could use to explain a story. Soon we all agreed on some emotions.

Step 3. Then we had to write some stories on how the performance will work and then we had to do a vote on whose was the best and then we all decided on one!

By Emma, Lucie and Alba

Process of music festival (How music works)    


At the start of term 3, every student knew that the theme was music. Gabrielle's base group started off with visiting, Hamish.  Hamish taught us about the many parts of music, for example: Tempo, Rhythm, crescendo, decrescendo. That is not all of them, But you probably get the Idea.


Hamish got us to listen to about five songs, focusing on the tempo. Finally we listened to the last song twice and drew what we thought  it was like.  To me it was like when humans invaded the earth.


We actually went to hamish’s base group twice. The second time we got into groups and made a music peace.(we only had about 10m) It was interesting how the other groups had made their pieces.


With John: John’s theme was layering and melody made us think of catchy tunes.(They were actually a little bit annoying) He said “do not use any vowels,” after that we needed to go down to bottom cout. We got into groups and thought of silly words to use in catchy tunes, then we layered them. We shared them to all the groups and had time for something else.  So he gave us the poem he loves, I think it’s called the ning, nang, nong.


NEXT DAY WITH JOHN:      
Got into new groups and made a little song me and peters group went like this:


Little man, little man, little man, little man to the shop. Woooo ooooo oooo oooo  ooo oooo.
Medium man, medium man, medium man to the shop. Woooo ooooo oooo oooo  ooo oooo.
Big man, big man, big man, big man to the shop. Woooo ooooo oooo oooo  ooo oooo.


Cool right! And that’s how we learnt how music works.

By peter and Rico.



The Process
For the music festival:
We had to listen to different types of music and see what emotion you felt, we wrote it down in our books.


We went to the mat and voted on a theme, we chose dream and space.


We wrote a story to follow.We chose caitlin's  story, her story was: A person dreamed of going to space, and found a G.P.S it led it to the edge of outer space.They found teleporter and a time machine, they were going towards the teleporter when the G.P.S drove them to the time machine, they went back to when the first person whent to the moon, they were the first on the moon.


We got into small groups like the lyrics group.
We focused  on one emotion and composed a piece with a type of emotion.

By Louise, Evie and Milla



The performance.


We performed on tuesday and wednesday seven five minutes performance´s.Every single performance was fun.It was hard to not  make mistakes but we had to make sacrifise’s. Every body had jobs and we had rely on each other.    


By Theo, Nick and Chester



Reflection for the music festival.


I think we did well with: composing music, decorating, dancing, making the poem and making the costumes.


We have to work on: keeping in time, getting ready on time before the bell rings, staying quiet while someone else is playing.


By Sylvie and Caitlynn.
                          
* The music festival performance *


P
M
I
  • How we got to make our own music in our own way
  • How we had little sentence’s so the audience knew what was going on
  • Nobody forgot their lines
  • Some of the transitions were a bit distracting for the audience
  • The musicians when it was not their turn they started to move around
  • Some people weren’t focusing enough in practice and you could tell in their performance
  • How the costumes looked when they had dried
  • How we got to paint our top’s
  • How it looked when when we played it to ourselves
By Maddie, Josie and Meg R



P
M
                       I
  • Timing.
  • The music went well with the story.
  • The music flowed with each other.
  • We all followed our cue.
  • The performance was at the 5 minute dot.
  • The speeches were said at the right time.
  • When you see the dancing for the first time you know what's going on.
  • The words the people said made the music and dance come together.
  • The dancers stuffed up sometimes.
  • Some people forgot their places.
  • People were bowing too early.
  • People were making shadow. puppets with the spotlights.
  • People forgetting their lines.
  • People laughing at the beginning
  • People playing their instruments very lightly at the beginning. Have more practice with the lines.
  • Dancing with the first thing on the keyboard.
  • A bit more practice with staying in time with each other.
  • A bit more learning about different parts.                                   
  • To slow down or add on more to make it to the 5 mins mark.

  • Sometimes the music changed.
  • The costumes sort of glowed.
             


By Bella, Stephanie and Charlie



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-we had good transition
Between groups.
-we had a good story behind it.
-we had good
Timing
-we could work on our dance.
-we could improve on our being quiet between parts of our music festival.




-it wasn't that bad as we thought.
-

Cody JASPER sam.ST alastair


Friday, 26 August 2016

Orange Day Entertainment

Today we performed and represented Worser Bay School for over 1000 children at the Michael Fowler Centre.
We had to bring the character strengths of bravery, teamwork and creativity to the stage!

" I was nervous at the start but once people started to wave their arms and clap I knew they loved it and I felt warm and confident" Betty-Jo
" I was more nervous than I had ever been in my entire life, but once I started singing I felt like I was meant to be on the stage." Olivia

We are so extremely proud of these 2!


A duet of a viola and the cello

Thanks Margaret and Chris for coming in and playing to us. It was beautiful to hear you play and you really sparked our imaginations with Beethoven's melody...

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Music festival: daytime rehearsals

Just in case you missed our performances, here is a daytime rehearsal we did on Wednesday in front of Mahutonga Matariki. Of course performing at night adds an extra special element and we weren't all in our costumes for this practice, but it gives an idea of what we were up to!