Bonfire Night With Room 5

Remember, remember, the fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
We see no reason
Why Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot….

This week in school Room 5 have been learning about Guy Fawkes.

To mark this celebration we watched a short animated video about Guy Fawkes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGJ5G4UNFJI

We also created our own firework pictures. We think our night sky guy Fawkes picture are really effective.

Why do we learn about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot?

In England, in 1605 during the reign of James I, an act of treason was planned that could have changed the course of our history. At the last moment, the Gunpowder Plot was foiled, and now we commemorate the traitors – and in particular, the scapegoat Guy Fawkes – every year with Bonfire Night!

Who was Guy Fawkes?

Guy Fawkes (1570 to 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, was one of a group of Catholic plotters who planned, but failed, to blow up Parliament – now known as the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

What was the Gunpowder Plot?

At the time, King James I was on the throne. England had broken away from the Catholic faith and the Church of Rome in Henry VIII’s reign (by 1536), but there were still many Catholics in the country. Guy Fawkes joined up with a group of thirteen Catholic plotters, led by Robert Catesby, who planned to overthrow the King and put a Catholic monarch back on the throne.

The plotters rented space in the cellars of the House of Lords and filled it with gunpowder. Guy Fawkes was put in charge. They planned to set off the gunpowder during the opening of Parliament, on 5th November 1605. One or more of the plotters, however, were worried that some of their fellow Catholics and friends would be at the opening and get caught in the explosion, and wrote to warn them not to be there that day. We know that a certain Lord Monteagle received a letter warning him to go to the country because Paliament would “receive a terrible blow”. Lord Monteagle showed the letter to the King, and the cellars were thoroughly searched and Guy Fawkes caught.

After several days of horrible torture, Guy Fawkes gave up the names of his fellow plotters and eight of them went to trial in January 1606. All were found guilty and executed in the terrible fashion of the times.

On 5th November 1605 Londoners were encouraged to celebrate the King’s escape from assassination by lighting bonfires, provided that “this testemonye of joy be carefull done without any danger or disorder” – and indeed an Act of Parliament soon followed, declaring 5th November as a day of thanksgiving throughout the country for “the joyful day of deliverance“.

Modern Celebrations

When we celebrate Bonfire Night now, it seems very far removed from the events of four hundred years ago! For centuries since then, communities have come together to build a big bonfire and make an effigy – a model – of Guy Fawkes using old clothes stuffed with newspaper, to burn on the bonfire (see Penny for the Guy).

Fun fact: When you use the word “guy” in your sentences, have you thought where it comes from? The “guy” tradition of Bonfire Night gradually found it’s way into our language, and by the 19th century the word “guy” was used to refer to a strangely dressed man. From there it was adopted into American English to refer to any man, and is of course still commonly used today!

Virtual Prom 2020 – Final Special Guest Announcement

FINAL SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER

SINGING HANDS!!

That’s right! Our favourite carpool karaoke singers will be performing for us live at this year’s Virtual Prom!

We know you have all enjoyed singing and signing along with them this year!!

They have asked us to come prepared with some props.  So if you have them, please set them aside ready for their performance.  It’s also ok if you don’t as you’ll still be able to join in.

    • Flashing stars/torches
    • Flashing sensory toys
    • Yellow or green pompoms/scarves/fabric

We are so excited to welcome Singing Hands to our Virtual Prom tomorrow night at 6.00pm.

Remember if you haven’t signed up, please use the link below to register for the Zoom code!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFlDTU2cpUAfqhhiRmbSV9VO5buW4rwRsx6Z8_ZQHM0o_K9g/viewform?usp=pp_url

Virtual Prom 2020 – Third Special Guest Announcement

THIRD SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER

CRAIG WEBB!!

Craig has performed all over the world on stage and screen and we are delighted to welcome singer-songwriter Craig to the prom.

Craig will be performing his new single ‘Paint The Weather’. You’re in for a treat, we love this song already

We are so excited to welcome Craig to our Virtual Prom tomorrow night at 6.00pm.

Remember if you haven’t signed up, please use the link below to register for the Zoom code!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFlDTU2cpUAfqhhiRmbSV9VO5buW4rwRsx6Z8_ZQHM0o_K9g/viewform?usp=pp_url

Virtual Prom 2020 – Second Special Guest Announcement

SECOND SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER

ROBSON BROAD!!

Robson is currently in the cast of HAMILTON in London’s West End!

He’ll be singing one of his favourite songs to get you up dancing!

We are so excited to welcome Robson to our Virtual Prom tomorrow night at 6.00pm.

Remember if you haven’t signed up, please use the link below to register for the Zoom code!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFlDTU2cpUAfqhhiRmbSV9VO5buW4rwRsx6Z8_ZQHM0o_K9g/viewform?usp=pp_url

Virtual Prom 2020 – First Special Guest Announcement

FIRST SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER

ANNA HARESNAPE!!

Anna played Sophie in the cast of MAMMA MIA and is going to perform one of the hits sings from the stage show!

Do we have any MAMMA MIA fans??

We are so excited to welcome Anna to our Virtual Prom tomorrow night at 6.00pm.

Remember if you haven’t signed up, please use the link below to register for the Zoom code!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFlDTU2cpUAfqhhiRmbSV9VO5buW4rwRsx6Z8_ZQHM0o_K9g/viewform?usp=pp_url

2020 Virtual Prom

Here’s your ticket to the biggest dance party to finish off the term and wave goodbye to our leavers!

The ‘2020 Virtual Prom’ hosted by Sam Stephen.

This invitation is extended to all pupils and our Orchard Brae family and community.   Please join us at 6.00pm THIS THURSDAY July 2nd 2020.

You will need to click the link below to receive your VIP Zoom Code & Password.

Sam will be joined by some very special guests and even some famous faces!!

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to get updates before the big day!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFlDTU2cpUAfqhhiRmbSV9VO5buW4rwRsx6Z8_ZQHM0o_K9g/viewform?usp=pp_url

Expressive Arts – Week Beginning 29th June

We have some more activities from our Expressive Arts team for you to enjoy at home throughout the week.

There is an art activity from Diane for you to copy and drumming from Keith.  There is also information about Sam’s online dance classes and don’t forget that Emmeline’s musical activities will be posted daily.

And finally, get ready to join Keith and Emmeline, along with a very special guest, in a pirate adventure on the high-seas in this week’s Trash Band!

If you would like to share how you have got on with our activities, please send any photos via your child’s teacher, the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary) adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  Downloading videos from the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page appears to be working again (fingers crossed!) however if you are having any issues, please send them using a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Art: Painting With Objects

Art: Rotary Appeal

Bon Accord Rotary Club are hoping to spread some joy by organising for pictures to be sent to care homes and to those living on their own.  The theme for the images is ‘The Seaside’ and they would like you to get involved so get your creative imaginations going and help to brighten up someone’s day.  Full details of how to participate can be found in the picture below.

Drumming: Orchard Brae Favourites

Dance: Online Classes

Sam is holding two online dance classes this week on Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.

Both of these classes will be taking place through his YouTube channel.  You can join in by searching Sam Stephen on YouTube or you can subscribe to his channel by following the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqBDh0VNpocZvdW29VlfPg/

Trash Band:

In the second installment of their Pirate Adventure on the High Seas, Keith and Emmeline are joined by a very special guest, Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Expressive Arts – Week Beginning 22nd June

We have some more activities from our Expressive Arts team for you to enjoy at home throughout the week.

There is an art activity from Diane for you to copy and drumming from Keith.  There is also information about Sam’s online dance classes and don’t forget that Emmeline’s musical activities will be posted daily.

And finally, get ready to join Keith and Emmeline in a pirate adventure on the high-seas in this week’s Trash Band!

If you would like to share how you have got on with our activities, please send any photos via your child’s teacher, the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary) adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  Downloading videos from the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page appears to be working again (fingers crossed!) however if you are having any issues, please send them using a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Art: Waterscape Reflections

Art: Rotary Appeal

Bon Accord Rotary Club are hoping to spread some joy by organising for pictures to be sent to care homes and to those living on their own.  The theme for the images is ‘The Seaside’ and they would like you to get involved so get your creative imaginations going and help to brighten up someone’s day.  Full details of how to participate can be found in the picture below.

Drumming: Session 12 – Notation Continued

Dance: Online Classes

Sam is holding two online dance classes this week on Wednesday 6th May and Friday 8th May at 1pm.

Both of these classes will be taking place through his YouTube channel.  You can join in by searching Sam Stephen on YouTube or you can subscribe to his channel by following the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqBDh0VNpocZvdW29VlfPg/

Trash Band:

Expressive Arts – Week Beginning 15th June

We have some more activities from our Expressive Arts team for you to enjoy at home throughout the week as well as an art activity from the Rotary Club for you to try

There is an art activity from Diane for you to copy and drumming from Keith.  There is also information about Sam’s online dance classes and don’t forget that Emmeline’s musical activities will be posted daily.

And finally, find out where Keith and Emmeline are jetting off to in this week’s Trash Band!

If you would like to share how you have got on with our activities, please send any photos via your child’s teacher, the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary) adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  Downloading videos from the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page appears to be working again (fingers crossed!) however if you are having any issues, please send them using a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Art: Suncatchers

Art: Rotary Appeal

Bon Accord Rotary Club are hoping to spread some joy by organising for pictures to be sent to care homes and to those living on their own.  The theme for the images is ‘The Seaside’ and they would like you to get involved so get your creative imaginations going and help to brighten up someone’s day.  Full details of how to participate can be found in the picture below.


Drumming: Session 11 – Notation Continued

Dance: Online Classes

Sam is holding two online dance classes this week on Wednesday 6th May and Friday 8th May at 1pm.

Both of these classes will be taking place through his YouTube channel.  You can join in by searching Sam Stephen on YouTube or you can subscribe to his channel by following the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqBDh0VNpocZvdW29VlfPg/

Trash Band:

This week we ave two Trash Band videos for you to enjoy.  The first is a recap of the Trash Band songs covered so far…

…and for the second, find out what happens when Keith and Emmeline arrive at their holiday destination!