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Monday - PSHE and Music


Instruments are an important part of musical culture all around the world! In African countries, shakers are often featured in songs.

This week we would like you to make your own shaker! Here are some ideas:


Ideas for your own shaker:

1. Use 

Smaller than 600ml containers works best. 

  • Empty bottle 
  • Small plastic container with lid
  • Small study cardboard box (like gift boxes)
  • Empty cylinder  — postal cylinder or something like an empty Pringles chip packet

2. Fill with

  • Paper clips 
  • Small pebbles
  • Small twigs
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Seed Pods
  • Star Anise
  • Beads
  • Rice
  • Coloured Rice
  • Pasta
  • Lentils
  • Sand
  • Dirt
  • 5 cent coins (or other small change)
  • Small shells
  • Buttons
  • Small plastic figures


If you haven't watched the Kindness Assembly presented by the Duchess of Cambridge, have a watch now! 

Oak Academy Assembly - Kindness

This week we're incredibly excited to be joined by The Duchess of Cambridge.

Perhaps you can carry out some of these acts of kindness today and over the next week...

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