Dancing Through the Decades

I’m really enjoying learning about dancing through the decades, we are doing a music video and my group (No1s) awe doing the 1980s and some of the moves are, thriller step clap, the Macarena and moon walk. We are editing the music videos next week, I really enjoyed it and we laughed a lot when making the video..

These are some of the dance moves in the different decades we have learnt about while doing this topic.

1950s –

The Hand Jive, Boogie Woogie and Rock & Roll

 

1960s –

The a Twist, The Hitchhike, The Foxtrot, a The Pony and The Chicken.

 

1970s –

YMCA, The Disco Finger, The Bus Stop, The Hussle and The Pump.

 

1980s –

The Moonwalk, Cris Cross Jump Dance, Thriller Step Clap and The Macarena

I’m enjoying this topic as I love music and songs and I’m always singing, im looking forward to learning more .

 

Jessica Clegg 4M

 

MY FAVORITE PLACE IN DENTON

My favorite place in Denton is Denton Civic Square. You can have a good time at the fountains. Especially during the summer. In winter, the Denton Christmas market is organized,  you can drink warm tea and eat something warm.  Festive shopping and fairground rides !

 

GRACJAN, 4M

Music from around the world

At school we have been learning about different types of music from around the world, in class we have made a booklet with facts about different types of music and where it originates from, here are some genres we’ve been learning about

Jazz

Originated in New Orleans around 100 years ago and is a union of African and European music.

 

COUNTRY AND WESTERN 

Started in the early 1920s in Souther USA, its roots came from folk music.  Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were very popular in the 1970s and Taylor Swift is a modern day country singer.

 

PUNK

Started in the mid 1970s in Australia, UK and USA, songs were short and fast based and often about political subjects. Jonny Rotten and Sid Vicous were probably the most well known.

 

SWING

Originated in the USA in 1930-1940s, most famous for this type of music is Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller and Louis Armstrong, people liked it as it had a good tempo for dancing, today Michael Buble is a modern day swing singer.

 

I am enjoying learning about music and can’t wait to find out more.

 

Jessica Clegg 4M

The Old Denton Police Station/ Victoria Park!

The Old Denton Police Station! The Old Denton Police Station used to be a court room inside. All police officers used to sleep there over night and pretty much lived there. It is now located in the police museum on Newton Street in Manchester. Since it had closed down years ago it has now been transformed into apartments. It was built in 1896 and sadly closed down years after it was built. Victoria Park! At Victoria Park there are a lot of fun activities to do at this place. You can play tennis and there are places to hide. There is also a place where little kids can have fun at the play ground. There is also a band stand there to. But years ago the band stand was broken and then it was rebuilt so you can still see it there today.

 

A walk in DENTON! Niamh

In Year 4 we have been talking and creating our own book about a walk in Denton. We all created a story at first we read a book called A walk in London. From this book we got some great ideas for our stories. Recently we published our stories like it was a real book. I found it fun, especially since we switched books and read each others stories. But then we had to write what was good but then something bad about it. which I found this really hard because they were very interesting and people had great handwriting to. But I finally decided. Now back to the point not about me. But I found this very fun to do. It wasn’t very easy at first for me but I finally got the hang of it. Then we also had to create a  short clip and it went onto the Corrie website. Once again it was very fun and enjoyable. I think that everyone else in Year 4 enjoyed it to not just me. I think that everyone else did very well making there short films and some people even added funny things to theirs. Plus it was World Book Day So you might see some crazy costumes if you watch the videos.

Niamh

My favourite place in Denton

My Favourite Place in Denton By Alfie Sugden 4D

 

My favourite place in Denton is the fountains also known as Civic Square.

When I was 3, in the summer I decided to run fully clothed through the fountains. I thought it was very funny but I don’t think my mum was to impressed having to chase me through the water.

I like the fountains as there is nothing else like it at all in Denton. It is a really popular place where you can sit down in the sunshine and enjoy your day and watch the pigeons playing in the water.

 

 

 

 

Denton

In my kagan group we have been learning about Wilson hat factory. On Monday 14 january at Wilson’s hat factory a major explosion occurred in which 13 people were killed, 12 were severely injured and 39 received minor injuries. The explosion occurred in the proofing department, which was totally destroyed ,and two planking shops were also damaged. It it understood that the explosion was caused by the ignition of vapour arising from methylated spirit that formed part of a process for dyeing hat bodies.The report of the explosion was heard for miles around and in the immediate location the Shock wave felt like an earthquake. Windows of nearby homes were shattered and some residents were thrown violently from there chairs.                                                               Skye kay 

Waters of the world

This term our class is learning about waters of the world, my blog is about how rain is formed.

Rain is formed when water is warmed up from a river, a stream, the sea or the ocean, where it rises into the atmosphere, it then cools down and forms tiny droplets through something which is called condensation. These droplets are then held in what we know as a cloud. When the cloud gets too heavy it will then start to rain.

After it has rained the water cycle will happen again.

 

By Alfie Sugden 4D

Victoria Park

In our class we are learning about Denton and we are doing about our favourite hidden gems of Denton. In our kagan group we picked Victoria Park. We had to do research to find out facts about Vitoria Park like, the Band Stand has been there since 1914 after World War 1, and it stands on an eight sided dome, in 2007 there was a big celabration for the re-opening of the Band Stand.  Victoria Park cost £6750 to build which was a lot of money in those days, also in the park is the War Memorial which was built in 1921 to remember all the soldiers from Denton that died in the war. When we had done our research we found pictures of Victoria Park and put them on a slide show using I Movie, then we used green screen and videoed ourselves making a vlog all about what we had learnt about Victoria Park, by using green screen and the pictures we had found it made it look like we were in Victoria Park .  I am really looking forward to learning more about different hidden gems of Denton.

 

Jessica Clegg

4M