What a marvellous performance by our Year 4s today as they hosted the second in our season of class assemblies for the children of the school and their parents.

It was an assembly of two halves: real news and fake news!

In real news, the children told us all about sound, how it enters the ear, vibrations and all about a special percussionist called Evelyn Glennie who, although deaf, is a virtuoso.

“Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists. She fondly recalls having played the first percussion concerto in the history of The Proms at the Albert Hall in 1992, which paved the way for orchestras around the world to feature percussion concerti. She had the honour of a leading role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

In fake news, the children made sound by performing poetry they had composed, inspired by Michael Rosen’s ‘Where Broccoli Comes From‘ and told us, rather convincingly, the origins of things from beef to strawberries! Great performance poetry.

If you were able to come along, I’m sure you’ll agree that the children did really well; for those who couldn’t make it, below is the full video. Congratulations Year 4 – a wonderful start to the day!