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Now that’s what I call music!

hillcross on the fieldhillcross dancingHillcross Primary School in Morden tells YMT about their exciting summer topic event:

Our Ethos at Hillcross is to support and challenge all children to become caring, collaborative, critical and creative learners. Each year we come together as a school family and focus on the same topic. This gives the whole community the opportunity to work in collaboration on a creative and inspiring theme. This year our topic, which was voted for by children, staff and parents was music. We developed a team of staff and children who planned, developed and led a launch, workshops and a finale.

To launch the topic the staff members all took part in a Lip Sync battle, to win points for the house teams. This was truly the highlight of some children’s year! Across the four weeks we have learnt to use Steel drums, play all genres of music, be part of a rock band, try our hand at being a D.J., perform beatboxing, use reclaimed materials and body percussion to perform and complete a family trip to see STOMP the musical.

Our finale then involved all parents coming to see our spectacular Music on the Field event (see image above left and right). Every year group performed a song, dance or musical piece to the school community. The sun shone and the children sparkled!

The parents loved the event, summed up in the comment ‘It was amazing!’ Zacks Mum (Year 2).

hillcross award winnerThe finale ended with our annual awards being given, this year entitled ‘The Hillcross Brits’. These awards recognise the achievement across the year of pupils and are voted for by the children.

One surprised award winner in Year 4 said ‘I was shocked and excited to win the award. I can’t believe my friends voted for me!’ (Layla H, see image left).

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