This term, the music unit for UKS2 is South and West African music and Year 6 have been learning the words to the song ‘Shosholoza’ in Ndebele. First, we sang ‘a cappella’ (not accompanied by any instruments) and then the children progressed to playing the accompanying chords on their glockenspiels. I'm sure you'll agree they gave a fantastic performance!
Shosholoza - LYRICS + Translation
"Shosholoza" is a Ndebele folk song that originated in what is now Zimbabwe but was popularised in South Africa. It was sung by Ndebele all-male migrant workers that were working in the South African mines in a call and response style.
The children had a go at making origami hummingbirds and although it was extremely tricky, they are proud to show off some of their masterpieces.
What a cold (but fun) start to the week - Meet Bob and Bobita the snowpeople created by our class...
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
Our cookies ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Please make your choice!
Some cookies are necessary in order to make this website function correctly. These are set
by default and whilst you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, some
functionality such as being able to log in to the website will not work if you do this.
The necessary cookies set on this website are as follows:
A 'sessionid' token is required for logging in to the website and a 'crfstoken' token is
used to prevent cross site request forgery.
An 'alertDismissed' token is used to prevent certain alerts from re-appearing if they have
An 'awsUploads' object is used to facilitate file uploads.
to improve the website performance by capturing information such as browser and device
types. The data from this cookie is anonymised.
Cookies are used to help distinguish between humans and bots on contact forms on this
A cookie is used to store your cookie preferences for this website.
Cookies that are not necessary to make the website work, but which enable additional
functionality, can also be set. By default these cookies are disabled, but you can choose to
enable them below: