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Weekly Learning Overviews for Week Beginning 25/05/20

Please find attached the Weekly Learning Overview for your child’s year group.

Week 35 Home Learning Overview – S1

Week 35 Home Learning Overview – New S3

The overview provides basic information on the area of study from each faculty in Bell Baxter.

We will continue to send overviews every Monday so that you are aware of the work as early as possible in the week.

We are also aware that there are challenges around home learning and access to IT, so it may not be possible to complete all tasks every week.

Support Team staff will continue to contact all homes to check in with families and ask about access to the set work.

If you are having difficulty accessing the work, please contact the school using one of the email addresses below and we will get back to you as soon as we can:

S1 – carron.pour@fife.gov.uk

New S3 – tara.pollock@fife.gov.uk 

General Enquiries – Bellbaxterhs.Enquiries@fife.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Brian Harris

Depute Rector

Music Team’s ‘Album of the Week’

ALBUM OF THE WEEK 

This week our “Album of the Week” is ‘Elephant’ by The White Stripes

Elephant is the fourth studio album by the American Rock Duo ‘The White Stripes’ (Jack and Meg) and was released in 2003. The White Stripes set their own rules while they were recording this album: ten days in a non-modern studio. The liner notes include the disclaimer “No computers were used during the writing, recording, mixing, or mastering of this record”.

TRACK 1 – SEVEN NATION ARMY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDuzszjrdcc

‘Seven Nation Army’ features distorted vocals, a simple drum beat, and is driven by a bass-like riff which was created by playing a guitar through a ‘pitch shift’ effect (an octave effect to sound like a bass).

Does this 7 note guitar riff sound familiar? Listen to Anton Bruckner’s ‘Fifth Symphony’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx3h3VKq5bA : hint: 0.58s).

TRACK 2 – BLACK MATH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMbL2K3xVEM

TRACK 3 – THERE’S NO HOME FOR YOU HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ahICj_vEZ4

TRACK 4 – I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ALa916ynVs

TRACK 5 – IN THE COLD, COLD NIGHT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7kuDjOv3Og

TRACK 6 – I WANT TO BE THE BOY TO WARM YOUR MOTHER’S HEART https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq35xNUmp-0

TRACK 7 – YOU’VE GOT HER IN YOUR POCKET https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LppNqA7Z_J0

TRACK 8 – BALL AND BISCUIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6j97ZvyuSc

TRACK 9 – THE HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DGX6HBR-XA

TRACK 10 – LITTLE ACORNS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSvGOKH5zxk

TRACK 11 – HYPNOTIZE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3V-QqdRXpk

TRACK 12 – THE AIR NEAR MY FINGERS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMbL6AlqeuQ

TRACK 13 – GIRL, YOU HAVE NO FAITH IN MEDICINE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mWM0S1dMro

TRACK 14 – WELL IT’S TRUE THAT WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXm1g4TJ46M

Enjoy!

For the budding guitarists among us, here is the ‘Seven Nation Army’ riff for you to learn: Happy jamming!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlTQ0biOig&list=RDZHlTQ0biOig&start_radio=1

 

 

Download this information as a PDF by clicking here.

*New* Mental Health Booklet Available

Bell Baxter recognises that the ‘lockdown’ can bring many challenges, particularly with personal wellbeing.

Mrs McGinty from Bell Baxter Support Team has produced some useful wellbeing resources, inlcuding the *new* Teen Guide to Surviving Lockdown and Beyond

You can view these, and all our Mental Health information by clicking here.

 

The Fife Council Education Psychology Service Website has also recently been updated to include some helpful resources/advice on COVID-19. It can be found using this link:

https://www.fife.gov.uk/kb/docs/articles/education2/supporting-children-in-school/educational-psychology-service

It also contains contact details, should you want to get in touch with the them to discuss any concerns.

Weekly Learning Overviews for Week Beginning 18/05/20

Please find attached the Weekly Learning Overview for your child’s year group.

Week 34 Home Learning Overview – S1

Week 34 Home Learning Overview – New S3

The overview provides basic information on the area of study from each faculty in Bell Baxter.

We will continue to send overviews every Monday so that you are aware of the work as early as possible in the week.

We are also aware that there are challenges around home learning and access to IT, so it may not be possible to complete all tasks every week.

Support Team staff will continue to contact all homes to check in with families and ask about access to the set work.

If you are having difficulty accessing the work, please contact the school using one of the email addresses below and we will get back to you as soon as we can:

S1 – carron.pour@fife.gov.uk

New S3 – tara.pollock@fife.gov.uk 

General Enquiries – Bellbaxterhs.Enquiries@fife.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Brian Harris

Depute Rector

Music Team’s ‘Album of the Week’

You can download the pdf here: ALBUM OF THE WEEK ‘Abbey Road’

ALBUM OF THE WEEK

Each Monday the Music Department will be posting an “Album of the Week” This week our “Album of the Week” is ‘Abbey Road’ by The Beatles

Abbey Road was recorded by The Beatles in 1969 and was their final album. The album cover features Paul, George, Ringo and John striding along a zebra crossing situated on Abbey Road, outside EMI studios in London, where the band had spent most of its recording career.

There is a story behind each of the songs on this album, for example, ‘Octopus’s Garden’, Ringo borrowed a yacht from Peter Sellers for a family trip to Sardinia. On board, the ship’s captain regaled Ringo with stories about local marine life, including an octopus, and how they gather stones and shiny objects from the seabed to build gardens. Ringo began working on the song.

The instruments used in ‘Octopus’s Garden’ are two electric guitars (George and John), bass guitar (Paul) and drum kit (Ringo). For the technophiles among us, George played his guitar through a Leslie speaker cabinet to create a distinctive gurgling effect; the sound of bubbles were produced by blowing through a straw into a glass of milk; and during the solo, the band used a compressor, triggered by a pulsing signal from a Moog’s low-frequency oscillator, making it sound as if they were underwater. For the technophobes among us, please research any of these terms that you haven’t come across before.

 

Click on these links now to find out more:

Full Album : Tracks 1 – 17:

‘Octopus’s Garden’ performed by The Muppets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lkPuBFglQ0

Enjoy