Thank you so much to Kailib and Libby who co-wrote the Pirate rap for our performance of ‘The Pirates of the Curry Bean’. The final rap sounded brilliant and we were all impressed with how you cleverly linked in so many aspects of Captain Redbeard throughout your rap. Thank you for your amazing song.
The Bee Musical – 9.7.19
Our Little Voices choir were amazing tonight. They took to the stage to tell a packed audience all about the story of a group of bees who ran out of nectar to collect. We were so impressed with their confident performance and incredible singing. Well done to you all!
Y3 Birdsong @ Tile Barn – 5.7.19
As well as camping at Tile Barn, Y3 spent their first moments awake listening carefully for the birds! Having looked at animal music and then bird song in particular they were tasked with trying to draw some bird loops and decide on what words the bird was singing! This week we will be using what they heard to compose some motifs for birds in class.
Ukulele Jam session with parents – 3.7.19
We had so much fun after school tonight. Our Ukulele Jam performed a few songs to their parents (including ‘Old Town Road’) before teaching their families a few simple chords. It was wonderful to see the confidence the children had when teaching their parents and to watch them realise how far they have come since February. We then had a jamming session, singing and playing. Thank you to all the families who came along and lit up our evening!
Instrumental Concert – 3.7.19
Our instrumental concert this morning was just brilliant. Y4 wowed us with their progress so far – it is incredible to believe they have only been playing since October – while we were blown away by the Y5 & Y6 pieces. We know that the children have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and would like to thank their inspiration teachers, Mr Hanchett, Mrs Porter and Mr Lloyd for all their hard work as well as all our parents for supporting their playing at home. It really does make all the difference.
Y4 BSO 125 Event @ Southampton Guildhall – 2.7.19
Our Y4 instrumentalists were amazing this afternoon. They performed the 125 Symphony along with six other schools conducted by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. It was fantastic to see how well they watched as they performed from memory. We are so proud of you all Y4
iPad performance at Southampton Education Conference – 26th June 2019
Well done to our amazing Y6 iPad orchestra today who performed at the Southampton Education Conference. I was so impressed how you used the iPad sounds to follow to conductor so well and loved your improvisations. It has been great to see the project unfold with Mr Brombley and to use the iPads in such a different way. The members of the conference were equally impressed and I received this email following the event. Congratulations on achieving your Arts Awards as well!
I wanted to pass on my thanks to you for allowing your pupils to contribute to the Education Conference. The children were a great credit to your school and provided an impressive display of what they had achieved in their music lessons. Their behaviour was excellent and they were able to talk about what they had learnt in a very positive way. I think that for most of the adults present they were the highlight of the conference.
Service Lead - Education
Little Voices at St. Christopher's Church Fete - Saturday 15th June
Little Voices were wonderful performing as bees at the church fete. The packed church loved hearing you all sing so well and seeing you smile! I'm looking forward to sharing the whole play with your families in July.
Y6 Music Technology project – May 2019
A massive thank you to Mr Brombley for our fantastic Y6 ipad project. The children have loved using the ipads to play as a part of an ipad orchestra. They added motifs they had composed on tuned percussion instruments. Have a listen to our final pieces.
Y5 Bamboo Tamboo – May 2019
As part of their work exploring North and South America, Y5 have been using the Bamboo Tamboo to compose and perform layered rhythmic compositions. The children were really interested in the history of the Bamboo Tamboo and it was great to use the ukuleles too when performing ‘I can see clearly’. Well done Y5.
Y2 Fanfares – May 2019
Y2 have been composing fanfares to welcome important visitors into their castles. Using tuned percussion and 3 line staves, they improvised and composed their own short fanfare. We are hoping our Y5 brass children can help us by performing them on the right instruments!