Class 6 Red Blog 18-19

Our School Values

Dear 6 Red,

You are nearly leaving your journey at BH. You have been taught many skills and we hope the school’s values that we have instilled in you will help you in your future life.

Listen to the following songs and the lyrics. How do these songs demonstrate the following values: Resilience Tolerance Respect Confidence Empathetic Knowledgeable teamwork etc.

Don’t forget…To Gain!

The song by Prince is a lot harder. You need to use your English reading skills to decode the meaning.

Tom Petty – Learning to Fly

Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still

CHORUS

I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing
Well the good ol’ days may not return
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn

CHORUS

Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I’ve started out for God knows where
I guess I’ll know when I get there

CHORUS

Prince – Starfish and Coffee

It was seven forty-five we were all in line
To greet the teacher Miss Cathleen
First was Kevin, then came Lucy, third in line was me
All of us where ordinary compared to Cynthia Rose
She always stood at the back of the line
A smile beneath her nose
Her favorite number was twenty and every single day
If you asked her what she had for breakfast
This is what she’d say

Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham
If you set your mind free, baby
Maybe you’d understand
Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam

Cynthia wore the prettiest dress
With different color socks
Sometimes I wondered if the mates where in her lunchbox
Me and Lucy opened it when Cynthia wasn’t around
Lucy cried, I almost died, you know what we found?

Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham
If you set your mind free, honey
Maybe you’d understand
Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam, oh ohOoh, hoo

Starfish and coffee
Cynthia had a happy face, just like the one she’d draw
On every wall in every school
But it’s all right, it’s for a worthy cause
Go on, Cynthia, keep singin’

Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
And a side order of ham
If you set your mind free, baby
Maybe you’d understand
Starfish and coffee
Maple syrup and jam

17 thoughts on “Our School Values

  1. Tom Petty-Learning to Fly
    The first verse means to me that not everyone starts off rich or knowing a lot about the world around them and that he was resilient .He also crossed the hill meaning that he crossed the hill and crossed over to success.He is then learning to fly which means he is learning to do things!Then the town gets lit and the world got still which means he has found his feet and he is now confident.I think the chorus means that everyone achieves but throughout that time some things drags them down.This is being resilient and having conifident in themselves.

    Prince – Starfish and Coffee
    All of us where ordinary compared to Cynthia Rose- This means that a lot or people were normal but one girl wasn’t afraid to stand out.She wasn’t afraid to do things differently.This shows that she is confident to be unique.She always stood at the back of the line a smile beneath her nose-This shows she is happy being different.

    From Bethany and Zaynab.B.

  2. The the first song is about starting rough but getting better and better yeh🙂 and when he said he was crossing the hill. Also he was determined to get better and earn money.

    The second song is about how a girl Cynthia rose saw things differently because of a problem she has and the other children are treating her differently.

    From Matthew and Sahkib 💯

  3. I think that the first song is resilience because it says he was homeless no one was with him all alone because it says all alone by himself Ona dirty road had no money with him and on other value is tolerance because when he was homeless no one would have spoke to him politely because he was homeless he was getting any respect so he was a bit offended .

    The second song the value is confidence because even though Cynthia went to the back maybe it would have been because of her skin colour or her religion or. How the way she spoke Neanderthal when someone asked her what you ate she would always say starfish and coffee and she always ate the same thing everyday which was weird.and wore different colour socks.

  4. Tom Petty-Learning to Fly

    Well I started out down a dirty road = He started his music career when he was poor and didn’t have a lot of money.
    Started out all alone= He had no one to care and support him.
    And the sun went down as I crossed the hill = This means he crossed the lane for success.
    And the town lit up the world got still = He achieved great height that most people cannot do.
    Well some say life will beat you down = His hardest things in life brought him down.
    I’m learning to fly but I ain’t got wings = He is showing resilience by going far but not having something in his life.

    Starfish and Coffee-prince
    It was seven forty five we were all in line = they were at school and they were in a line.
    All of us were ordinary compared to Cynthia Rose = They are saying all of them are normal and Cynthia Rose is not normal.

    From Fathiya, Armaan and Hari

  5. Tom Petty – Learning to fly
    -Our group thinks it shows resilience because at first he had ‘Started down on a dirty road’ which implies he could have had a bad start in life and might have gone homeless.However,later in the chorus he says he is learning to fly which could mean that he is fighting back at his life problems.This song also shows confidence because he started a really bad life but then he got through it and always tried his hardest to get through life.My group also thinks that “I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings” shows determination because he might be bad at something at first but as he learns more he feels like he can do it and he’s really good at it.We also think this song shows resilience because life could surprise you and things may happen to you but you have to always try your hardest and never give up on life even if someone or something has an effect on you, you should never give up.

    Prince-Starfish and Coffee
    Our group thinks this song demonstrates confidence because although Cynthia is different she is able to stand up for her own rights and differences.And although she is not the same as others she is still unique and Cynthia is also able to stand up for herself even though she might do or eat something else than anyone else in this world or in her class.This song also shows being a team player because the children don’t make fun of her and make sure nothing happens to her and so that nobody makes fun of her for being different.

    By Martyna,Murtaza and Lataya 👍🦄😜

  6. The shows resilience and team work because he is never giving up. This song is talking about a girl is at a back at the line and people are make fun of her.

  7. Tom Petty- learning to fly:
    – it may mean that if you are lonely 😔 you can discover new things and get more friends.
    -it also means that you should try new and hard things and you will succeed.
    – it also means saying that you have to do things with out the things you may need .
    -it may also say even if you get bullied or hurt you need to keep trying your best .
    – it also can say that if you are broken hearted ❤️ You need to do your best and you will succeed.

    Prince – starfish and coffee ☕️
    – it means if someone tell you to stop what you can do or are doing, don’t let them… carry on.
    -It says always keep trying and practising.
    – and it says if you get angry never let that stop you at all.

    Tom Pettys song showed me that you should never give up . It shows reseliance.

    Where prince – starfish and jam have lots of powerful words and had used adverbial and cohsesion more than Tom Pettys song.
    Hope you enjoyed xxx
    ❣️💕❣️💕❣️💕❣️💕

  8. Tom petty learning to fly:
    Welll I started out on a dirty road may mean he was poor from the start and started out alone may mean he was alone and had nobody to help him.and the sun went down as he crossed the hill may mean it took him a long time to cross the boundaries of challenges.
    Also the line and the town lit up the world got still may mean that thing started to get better.
    Prince Starfish and coffee:
    The first two lines are probably saying that everybody was getting ready for their daily school routine of then mornings.
    The next two could be about Cynthia Rose was special and different to other side but she was tolerated by others.
    The next two could mean that she was a bit of a smug person.
    The next three after that could mean that she saw things differently but she was respected the same way as others and was maybe one of the unfortunate people to have a disability.
    By Naly Hani ZeynabA

  9. Tom Petty – Learning to Fly: I feel the song is based on having a maybe rougher childhood but learning to fly by going up and up.

    Prince – Starfish and Coffee:Friendship and Kindness are words to describe this song.The meaning is that she sees life from a different perspective than everyone else.

  10. I think Starfish and Coffee means year 6 getting in Year 7 and talking to people even though you don’t know them . And talking to people and getting to know them.I think this about giving RESPECT ✌️ to learn the decency of someone’s name and them.

    An example would be:
    “To greet the teacher Miss Cathleen
    First was Kevin, then came Lucy, third in line was me”.

    I think Learning to Fly means that Tom Petty started from a rough time in life and explaining his story life.
    An example is :
    “Well I started out down a dirty road
    Started out all alone”
    But it explains that if you put dedication,teamwork and time anything is possible.

  11. Tom Petty-Learning to fly

    I think that this song means that no matter what state you are in or who you are that it shouldn’t matter because anything can happen and that god can make everything better.Even when you achieve loads there is still something you can do to make your life even better.(Isa)

    I think that this means and no matter who you are you can do better in life. That later on in life you can suceed in many ways. If you try your best you can always succeed in life. (Murran)

    I think that this means that you should not give up and try your best.You cannot always start life at the top and that you will have to earn everything.(Ahmed)

    Prince-Starfish and coffee

    We think that this means that just because you are different to everybody else it dosen’t mean that you have no feelings .

  12. I think that the song by Tom Petty means that even when bad things happen to you and you are having bad moments in your life then you have to be resilient and don’t let those little points bring you down.
    I think that the song by Prince means that even if people are a bit or maybe even a lot different, we should all still treat and speak to the person respectfully and make sure that they are treated the same as everybody else.

  13. Tom petty – learning to fly
    I think the song is about love and things is not always going to
    go your way and some times your hearts will be broken 💔.

  14. I think that the first song has the value of resilience because Tom was stranded on a dirty road all by himself no one with him and it says all alone on a dirty road so he was homeless had no money with

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