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Year 5. Summer 2. Weeks 3 & 4.


Music and R.E. (with P.S.H.E.) Week 4 may become Science Week.

The music lessons and P.S.H.E. are down the page - keep scrolling!


Music Lesson 1

You will:

  • Listen to a classic soul track
  • Answer some simple questions


Music Lesson 2

  • Watch a video clip discussing musical terms
  • Analyse the song Dancing in the Street

R.E. Lesson 1.

  1. View a Power Point about the Buddha and the 4 sights
  2. Read Mrs Herbert’s diary in a modern version
  3. Write a diary entry for the Buddha

R.E. Lesson 2.

  1. Learn about the symbols used in Buddhism
  2. Make a symbol to represent your own life

R.E. Lesson 3.

  1. Learn about the daily life of a Buddhist monk


  • View a Power Point dealing with loss
  • Learn about elephants
  • Watch 3 video clips
  • Answer some questions
  • Make a Word It Out word cloud.


Music lesson 1

Dancing in the in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas               

Music lesson 1 - What do you think of the song?

Use the link below to listen to the song.

How does this song make you feel?

What does it make you think of?

Does the song tell a story? If so, what is it?

How old is this piece of music?

Fast Facts:

The song was written by Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter.

It was first performed in 1964 and is one of Motown's signature songs.

There have been many cover versions.

Music Lesson 2.

Dancing in the in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas               

Music lesson 2- Let’s analyse the music.

Have a look at BBC bitesize to help you understand the meaning of some musical terms.

Use the link below to listen to the song.

Did the tempo stay the same all the way through?

In music, dynamics means how loud or quiet the music is. What are the dynamics in this song?

Can you identify the different instruments/ voices that you heard?

Did all of the instruments/ voices play/ sing throughout the song?

What is the style of this music?

How is the song put together? (Chorus, pre-chorus, instrumental solo, verse, introduction)

Did you hear a riff, solo or hook in the song?

Do you like the song? Why?

P.S.H.E. Covid response - bereavement, loss and grief.

This covers a very sensitive topic and families will know how appropriate it is for them.

(Lesson adapted by Jayne K.R. Herbert.)

View the Power Point. Below are the links in case they do not open from the slides.


Look at my Word It Out Word cloud. I made this by copying and pasting the words in the questions below.

You should answer the questions by typing into a word document.

Make a Word It Out word cloud. (Notice the most frequently used words are largest in the cloud.)

  • Search online for “Word it out”
  • Click “Create”
  • Copy and paste your answers into the text box in Word it out.
  • Press “Generate” – that’s all.
  • If you want to download, save or print your word art you need to give Word it out an email address. They instantly email you a link to your word cloud and you can download it. (I haven’t had any junk mail from doing this.)
  • Send us your word cloud.


If you can’t do the above you can draw your own word cloud based on the words you used to answer the questions and send us a photo.

Or simply answer the questions and send us your answers.

Elephant facts link

Grieving elephants link


Badger’s friend link


  1. How did the characters feel when their friend died?
  2. What helped the characters?
  3. What might make us think about someone who has died? For example, photographs, places, smells or music.
  4. What other fun things could the characters have done to remember their friend?