Dear parents and carers,
As I am sure you are aware, this summer marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As such, we are planning many exciting events and celebrations this half term and are looking forward to ensuring our children have lots of fun marking the occasion.
One such event is a whole school “evolution of dance” video that will help showcase famous routines and music from the 7 decades of Her Majesty’s reign. An example of this style of video can be found here: https://youtu.be/p-rSdt0aFuw Though this example has been created by professional dancers, we are sure you will agree that our children will be able to do just as fantastic a job!!
Each class group or year group have been assigned a decade and classroom staff are already busy putting together a short performance for each group. As part of their PE learning this half term, the children will practise and perform these pieces. Each group will then be recorded during the week beginning 16th May and then clips will be merged together to create 1 performance video that will be shared with parents and families via a secure parentmail link.
Many of you have already given permission for this via your child’s home-school agreement. If you have opted in this agreement for your child’s image not to be captured on video, we will contact you later in the week via a parentmail form to give you the opportunity to give one-off permission for your child to participate in this video. If you still wish for them not to be filmed, you will also be able to indicate this via the form and though your child will be involved in supporting their group to practise and learn their routine, we will ensure they are not filmed for the final performance.
We would love if children could come in costume appropriate for their group’s decade (indicated below) and have sent a separate document via Parentmail with some ideas that may be helpful. We do not, however, want parents to spend lots of money on a costume that may only be worn once and so if you are unable to source a costume, we ask that you send your child into school with dark clothes to wear for the filming of the video. Costumes or dark clothing should be sent to school in a named carrier bag on Monday 16th May and will remain in school for that week so that we are able to film all groups. We will send a further reminder regarding this nearer the time.
Groups and Decades:
Year R: 90’s
Woodpeckers: 2010’s-present day
If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s class teacher. We hope your children enjoy learning their dance and look forward to sharing their performance and plans for our other Jubilee celebrations with you soon.