We've been working hard to get this piece ready in time for Christmas. What do you think?
We joined together with local schools and community groups last week to take part in the first Aldgate Lantern Parade. Children paraded around the local area with lanterns they had made in art projects this term in school.
We enjoyed our annual Christmas Strings Concert this week in school. The children performed with such flair and enthusiasm. Our concerts showcase the work of our Strings project where every child in Key Stage 2 learns to play a violin, cello or double bass.
Over the next couple weeks we're mounting some new art displays in the entrance hall. What wonderful work?!
We are working with HAWTHORN GREEN RESIDENTIAL HOME to create a new show that will be written by me entirely from the words of the elderly and performed by the young people. The children have already visited the residential home and will be working in Performing Arts to develop this new show. We're hoping to perform the piece at the Rag Factory in East London and the Barbican in the City of London.
You can find out more on Dom's website, including it's interesting name ...The Fly Tipping Project!
We hosted some musicians earlier in the week who were supported by the Musicians Company. The children enjoyed an excellent performance.
During both Holiday Play schemes and term-time Playcentre, we have been running a Stop Motion Animation workshop using whiteboards, plasticine, models and 3d objects. The children's animations were made independently and they also learnt to use Dragonframe software to capture their work.
Thanks to the following children for their brilliant animations:
Raya, Yasmin, Fermin, Oliver, Ravi, Kush, Lily-Rose, Niya, Layth, Amelie, Maya, Freddie, Philip, Bradley, Georgia, Joseph, Gabriel, Romilly, Harper, Tristan Archibald, Veronique Seymour, Nicole, Harrison, Fermin, Joshua, Zackand Harvey.
We've been busy creating a sculture with artist, Reza Ben Gajr. Inspired by Anthony Gormley and our RE project on budhism the children created a meltal and perspex person. You can see it displayed in the City on Broadgate Circus for a few days before it makes it way back to school.
Our choir recorded backing vocals on the first ever Young Voices single sung by professional singer Tabby Callaghan, "Lost for a day" which is being released for hopefully chart success!
We welcomed parents and carers to our Open Day on Friday 15th July to take a look at children's work from this year. We also held our first annual art exhibition celebrating work produced during and after our art week led by Matt Sanderson and Pauline Finnegan.
We have an exciting new addition to our music curriculum. From the Autumn term Inventors to Class 2 will be African drumming and dancing each week. Children have already started their lessons and have really enjoyed them so far. This new aspect of the curriculum will complement children's work in musicianship and help prepare them for learning in music in the later years.
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