Read on to find out about some of our arts and cultural opportunities and
experiences for the academic year 2017-2018
Y1 Visit from The John Moore Museum – Wednesday 10th January 2018
Y1 enjoyed a fabulous afternoon with Jemma and Janet from The John Moore Museum as they got stuck into their latest topic, ‘Toy Story’. The children were lucky enough to take part in a hands-on workshop all about toys from the past. They had the opportunity to play with board games, indoor and outdoor toys, have a go at calligraphy and make a peg doll. Thank you Jemma and Janet for a wonderful afternoon! Further photos can be found on the Cherry Tree Class blog …
Young Voices 2018 - Monday 8th January 2018
Our Y4 class had an amazing experience performing at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Monday night as part of the Young Voices 2018 mass choir event. What an incredible occasion to be a part of with lots of memories to look back on. Participating and performing in musical experiences is such a great way to build confidence and teamwork as well as developing an appreciation of the arts.
Many thanks to our wonderful staff who prepared the class and accompanied them. See school blog for more photos.
Celebrating Music - Friday 10th & Friday 17th November 2017
In two of our Celebration Assemblies it was a delight to showcase some of the musical talent in school. We watched and listened to some of our young musicians performing. With practice and effort their confidence and skills are growing and the progress they have made is lovely to see… and hear. We were welcomed into assembly by our Y4 children who have been working hard preparing for their Young Voices concert in the New Year; they were also kind enough to sing us out! We also listened to some lovely keyboard playing as well as some drumming that kept everyone entertained. Well done to all our performers.
Dance Assembly - Tuesday 17th October 2017
It was a delight to watch many children participate in a special Dance Assembly organised by Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Booth. Year 5 performed their Greek Olympic dance and this was quickly followed by an energetic routine from our Infant Dance Club. Thirty-two children from Dance Club then performed to the Olly Murs track, 'Trouble Maker', and although the dance is still in its early stages, the routine was excellent. The assembly was rounded off by the whole school dancing along to an on-screen routine to one of One Direction's biggest hits. It was a very successful performance opportunity.
Y4 Visit to the Corinium Museum and Roman Amphitheatre – Thursday 5th October 2017
Silver Birch Class travelled to Cirencester to explore Roman history and enrich their learning about their current topic. They took part in an Active Learning session with a wonderfully engaging teacher who knew lots about Roman history. The children most certainly impressed her with their in depth knowledge about the Romans and Boudicca and it was great to see the children's learning challenged and shared. Y4 then spent time delving into different activities: dressing up as Roman citizens; sorting foods that the Romans would have enjoyed; learning about the cooking equipment they may have used; creating a variety of eye-catching mosaic patterns and playing some Roman games (please see Y4 class blog for photographs).
Next they headed over to the amphitheatre to extend their learning in the great outdoors.
The afternoon was spent exploring the museum and included lots of hands-on activities for the children to enjoy. They looked for clues and information amongst the exhibitions, found Boudicca's tombstone and a glass jar that was suspiciously found next to the body of a woman. What a busy day! The children were extremely enthusiastic and their manners and behaviour were fantastic! It was a positive educational experience and Y4 represented our school fabulously. Well done Silver Birch Class and a huge thank you to all the adults who accompanied them.