News

Sing-Up - January 2016

The school has received the fantastic news that we have been awarded the ‘Sing-Up’ Silver Award. In order to achieve this, a school must prove that singing is a vital part of the curriculum and that all of the children are engaged in singing throughout the week. We believe that singing, and music generally, is very important to a child’s education and that the school should see this award as a starting point for even more singing and music across the school.

Over the past year we have been working towards our Silver Sing Up Award. We are pleased to say that we have now achieved this! We sing regularly in lessons, sing in choirs and use singing as part of the curriculum. Best of all, we have fun singing!


Box 2 B Fit - January 2016

We spent some of our Sports Premium money last year on a ‘Box 2 B Fit’ bag. I am pleased to say that Class 4 have begun using it again this year to improve their Personal Fitness. They are loving using it!


 
 













Music Week - February 2015

This was a whole school project where each class focused on a particular type of music from a particular part of the world. All of the children were involved in lots of music making and learning about music from a different culture. Links were made to Art, Writing, Geography, Dance and other areas of the curriculum. 

We started off the week with some of our talented parents coming in to school to play their own musical instruments to the children.

Class R – Chinese Music

Class 1 – Indian Music

Class 2 – African Music

Class 3 – Caribbean Music

Class 4 – Irish Folk Music

Class 5 – South American Music

Class 6 – Jazz/Blues Music

We had lots of outside experts in school during the course of the week: 

Charlotte Stewart and Zara Chancellor were our artists for the week and they worked with classes R, 1, & 5 responding to the art and music of these parts of the world.

Fred Sedgwick was our writer for the week and he worked with classes 2, 3, 4 & 6 – Fred got the children writing lyrics to songs.

We had African drumming workshops for classes 2 & 3.

We had a Caribbean steel drum performance for the whole school and a workshop for class 3.

We also had parents coming in to school to support the teachers and children and some parents brought their own instruments into school so that they could talk to the children about them.