Archive for July, 2010

Shake,Rattle,and Roll.

Next year in year 5 our topic is Shake Rattle and Roll.Over the holidays
watch the videos and have a go at the hand jive.

Instructions for the hand jive
Step 1
Remember that each movement in this dance is doubled. Each step learned will be done twice in rapid-fire succession.
Step 2
Begin the dance by slapping open palms on the tops of the thighs two times. As this dance is hardly demanding, it can be done while sitting down or standing up.
Step 3
Follow the first step by clapping your hands twice.
Step 4
Put your hands out with the palms facing down. Wave the right hand over the top of the left hand twice in a row. Switch hands and wave the left over the right twice in a row.
Step 5
Make a fist with each hand with the thumbs facing each other. Take the right fist and tap the top of the left fist twice in a row. Switch hands and tap the right fist with the left twice.
Step 6
Make a hitchhiking gesture with your right hand, jerking the thumb over the right shoulder twice in a row. Do the same thing with your left hand.
Step 7
Repeat until the song is over.


Have a great holiday stay safe and see you in September.


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Today a group from Year 5 took part in the Sandwell South Rounders Festival at Sandwell Academy. Well done! You did Bearwood proud!

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