Clog Dancing

On Monday, Mr Flood’s class did some cracking clog dancing. Laura Connolly came into school to teach clog dancing. If you have no idea what clog dancing is, I’ll tell you. Clog dancing is a dance that has been danced for generations in Britain and has been passed from father to son for years. It is similar to tap dancing, except you wear wooden, handcrafted shoes instead of metal-soled shoes. Clogs (the shoes) were also passed down through the years. They were worn to work and used to dance after a long day’s work. Anyway, Laura, the lady who taught us to clog dance, taught us some steps and moves. After practicing our steps and creating our own routines, we peformed in front of Mrs Anderson’s class at ten to twelve. All of us loved doing the clog dancing.

For now that’s all from me. I’ll write back soon,

Aleksandar

Amazing Animations

On Thursday, Mr Flood’s class have been making some amazing animations from the ’60s such as Neil Armstong landing on the moon in 1969, a historic moment in Earth history, The Beatles walking across Abbey Road in London, also historic. Also, for all you football fans, the 1966 World Cup when England beat West Germany 4-2 in the finals. That was the first time England ever won the World Cup. On the whiteboard one group wrote ‘Welcome to the Sixties and Seventies!’ . The final group made an animation of records coming out of a record sleeve. It took us only one day to make those terrific animations. It was great fun making our own animations. All the animations should be posted on the site soon.

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Super Records

In Mr Flood’s class, we have been making and copying records from bands and singers from the 1960s and 1970s. We had the option to make any record out of Imagine, Bridge over Troubled Water, Bat out of Hell and Dark Side of the Moon. We designed brilliant and bright covers. My album was Bat out of Hell and on it I had a giant black bat, a man with soulless eyes wielding a spear. I also put in Hitler with soulless eyes as well because he did terrible things. I coloured mine in with oil pastels. Then we designed proper records, which were a cardboard circle painted black because that was mainly the only useful material we could use because paper would have flopped over and would be rendered useless. They looked like proper vinyl. We also did back covers and made up our own random songs. It didn’t matter what the songs were called except they obviously had to be related to the album name or it would make no sense whatsoever. It was great fun.

That’s all from me for now. See you soon,

Aleksandar