‘City Lights’ at the Albemarle Music Centre Hull

On Thursday 4th April, pupils from KT and FA classes took part in a musical performance of ‘City Lights’ as participants in the Hull Music Festival.

This composition brings together a term’s music sessions inspired and led by our music teacher, and focussing on the theme of City Lights.

The performance begins with the reading of two poems- one reflecting upon the City Silent and the second, the City Active.

Then the pupils perform their piece. During the first part, pupils play quietly as the day breaks and lights switch on. During the second part, the noise of traffic builds up and this is reflected by the playing of different instruments loudly. This second section is accompanied by a sound scape, created by the pupils.

The performance ends with the singing and signing of ‘Step into the Light’, after which the audience is invited to join in.

Pupils executed their parts with excellent effort and enjoyment. They responded very well to taking centre stage, listening and cooperating very well.

As audience participants, pupils listened very carefully to an extended period of performance by other pupils from other schools.

It was a joy to share in this afternoon and everyone enjoyed our rendition of ‘City Lights’.

Well done to all those who were involved, and special thanks to our music teacher.

During our rehearsals, pupils have learned to take turns with their chosen instruments and play with some support or independently. They have developed their listening skills and shown different responses to the instruments and the loud or quiet sounds.

           

 

                                  

HHa Community Participation and Learning

This term in our College sensory class  we have been doing some amazing work toward achieving our Diplomas.   Every week lots of food is delivered into school through Fareshare and  we have the important job of organising it. We really enjoy looking, choosing and packing all diiferent food items that arrive.

                                        

Lots of students in our school community receive a food parcel as part of our Fareshare Mini-enterprise project and we are always very busy. Some weeks our friends from Miss Horton’s class have come to help us deliver the food parcels. We have had a lovely time sharing our experiences and making new friends.

                                             

As well as organsing and delivering the food items for our College work, we also get to use some of the ingredients to make some tasty treats and snacks. It is really great fun to explore all the different produce and equipment needed to prepare our drinks and snacks, (which is also part of our Diploma work),  our friends from Miss Horton’s class have helped with this too!!!

                                         

We hope you enjoy reading about all the exciting things we have done as part of our Community Learning.

SCERT’s British Science Week – w/c 11/03/19

The student’s and staff in the SCERT’s class decided to embrace British Science week by completing our own experiments.

We made fizzy lemonade, completed colour mixing using paper towels and made rainbow colours in foam.

Our favourite activities were making fizzy colours using food colouring and bicarbonate of soda and making cornflour slime.

Fizzy Colours

We added food colouring to bicarbonate of soda which made a small fizz.   We then added the bicarbonate of soda to the cup of water and food colouring.  When we mixed it, it made so much fizz that it poured over the sides and made a massive mess all over the table.

Cornflour Slime

We watched and helped a little when mixing the ingredients.  We explored the slime briefly but didn’t really like it and pushed it away.

World Book Day

Class BL had lots of fun on World Book Day! We chose “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” as our class book and enjoyed reading it together whilst exploring all the different food and drink the Tiger in the story ate and drank. One of our class even came dressed as the Tiger! We also enjoyed singing a tiger song that Mr Plunkett helped us to create and making our own tiger masks using lots of stripes.

Class MB have been on a plastic ‘up-cycling’ mission!

We recently took part in the Blue Planet Live Lesson on CBBC and were inspired to create a sculpture out of plastic to highlight the impact single- use plastic is having on our oceans. We collected lots of single use-plastic and, with the help of one of our caretakers (Rob), used it to create a sculpture of a whale tail breaching the water.