Year 4

Year 4's Passion Play

Our final learning journey this term has been about the Passion Play, telling the story of the dreadful way in which Jesus died. We wrote the script, some of the songs, choreographed the dances and designed artwork. This all led to two moving performances this week to our parents and friends. Our parents were very proud of us and thought we did an amazing job. Some parents were almost crying!

We only had two weeks to prepare, but we were confident as we had worked so hard to make our performance as good as possible. We hope that our Passion Play helped people to reflect on the last moments of Jesus’ life and the wonderful sacrifice that he made for everyone. We were able to use lots of our talents to make it really special.

After the performances, we asked parents to make a donation for Billy (a family friend of Izia Green, who is in Year 4) to help him travel to America to get a prosthetic leg. Thanks to the generosity of our parents, we raised over £200.

Here are some of our favourite parts from the Passion Play:

∗  When we portrayed the angry crowd using a variety of dance styles and dramatic drums;

∗  The highly emotional scene where Mary fainted when her son died on the cross, with excellent acting;

∗  All the songs, but especially the songs that we wrote ourselves;

∗  The women of Jerusalem dance, where we used pink scarves to show our compassion for Jesus.

We would like to thank our parents for being a great audience, our teachers and teaching assistants for helping us learn more about the stations of the cross and help us prepare, and the choir for supporting us with some of the songs.

Callum Ash, Dina Constantinou, Thomas Kelly & Olivia Sandford (Year 4) 

Dorking Halls Music Festival

Year 4 practised for weeks, preparing for a special event at Dorking Halls. This Music Festival took place on Monday 16th May.

Every year at St Anne's, the children in Year 4 take part in the event, together with other schools in the area.

We performed for all parents of Year 4 which was very exciting! Some of the children made solo appearances using their instruments and amazing voices!

It was such an exciting event for us. I was sorry it ended so quickly. I was really enjoying all the songs that we had to sing together.

It finished at 8.30pm and I was glad to go to bed that evening as I was so tired!

By Grace Carney, St Thomas' class