Community Action Day 1
A massive thank you to everyone who came this morning on our first action day. The turn out was amazing and so much was achieved - thank you. There are lovely clean windows, facias and block paving; a pressure-washed EYFS outdoor surface and fence; an immense amount of vegetation and leaves cleared up; and a beach-load of gravel removed for the future Forest School site. Thank you also for the bacon sandwiches and cake to keep us all going! Stage two will take place on the weekend of 9th-10th May for some serious groundwork construction!
To celebrate Book Day, children and staff dressed up as a great word. We shared stories, had a vocabulary hunt and had a vocabulary parade for our parents (see the gallery for photos).
We also 'passed a story' around the school, from Class 1 to Class 5. Each class wrote a section and then we read out the completed story in Celebration Assembly. Our story features a badger who lives in Jurassic Park! You can read it here: Pass the Story 2019
Squirrels Class Get Creative
Fun in Squirrels Class today: fruit kebab making this morning and dinosaur home making this afternoon!
London Symphony Orchestra Trip
Foxes and Owls classes had a brilliant trip to London today, to hear the Folksong and Fantasy Concert at Barbican Hall. The London Symphony Orchestra thrilled all the children, and we sang songs to perform with them. It was fantastic to see everyone really enjoying it, and a few minds were opened to 'classical' music too.
Sing for Your School Finalists Announced
Unfortunately we didn't make the final in the Corn Exchange this year; well done to St Alban's Primary School who were chosen by the judges in our category (schools who wrote music and lyrics themselves). However, we're really proud of our song! If you haven't heard it yet (or would like to listen again), click here to visit the Sound Cloud website: we're track number 6!
Please see the Judges’ comments below:
I really like the feel of this piece it is calm, has a happy tone with the performance fitting nicely with the solo piano accompaniment. For the most part the singers are keeping a good rhythm with the piano, next time see if you can increase the impact of the arrangement by having some students do backing vocals or sound effects to help stand out among the other schools providing something really memorable.
The melodic line for the chorus is my favourite part it’s tranquil and fits perfectly with the descriptive lyrics of the surrounding environment. Good use is made of register with the range of the melody constantly rising and falling in pitch. I particularly like the lyric ‘Spend it My Way’, as it is one thing to list things to do but the idea of using your imagination on what to do in these open spaces is wonderful.
To improve in the future think about different ways to enhance the arrangement such as: dynamic range of the performance, build upon sections like the rap bridge or introduce solo parts and instruments to make your song as unique as possible. Overall this is a really nice well performed song and the school should be proud of it, I feel like I now know more about Wilburton and its open spaces!