Farewell Year 6 🥲

It was lovely to be able to give our year 6 a worthy send off after such a difficult year. The church leavers service, with Miss Higgitt’s poignant words for each child and Rev Tim’s multitasking talents, was a fitting tribute to a wonderful year 6 class. The performance of Oliver was the icing on […]

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Opera in Year 5

Year 5 got a taste of opera this afternoon. Blackheath Halls came to work with us and let us know about a community opera opportunity going on this summer, which children from Y5 have a letter about. If your child is interested in being involved, please respond ASAP as places are filling fast.

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Welcome back Rocksteady!

Prior to Covid, Rocksteady enabled many of our children to form rock bands and pop groups who performed memorable gigs each term to the school. Anyone interested in being involved should contact Rocksteady directly and they will process your application. Full details are on their website at rocksteadymusicschool.com

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Carnival Of The Animals

KS2 children are linking their music and French by listening to and appraising The Carnival Of The Animals by Saint-Saëns. The short, humorous musical descriptions of a wide variety of animals is a perfect compliment to the animals topic being covered in French this half term.

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Motown

Years 5 & 6’s music project this half term is themed around Motown. We’ve already looked at the role of a record company in the music industry and started to explore how Motown created their own sound. If any parents have Motown music they can play around the home it would be a wonderful addition […]

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Hip Hop

Years 5 and 6 have just completed a six week project on hip hop and rap. As a musical genre which is now so prominent in the world around them they found it enlightening to explore it’s musical features, history and social context, as well as listening to and appraising some of the landmark recordings.

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Music Around The World

Years 3, 4 and 5 have spent several weeks exploring music from different countries. With a particular look at China, India, Turkey, Sudan and Polynesia we have listened to examples, learnt about the traditional instruments used, and discussed in some detail the styles and structure of the music.

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