Musical Maestros!

 

Hitting the high notes  as always, children at Sulivan have always excelled in Music either in one of our 3 choirs, whole school singing, class music lessons or by learning an instrument. At the end of last term everyone thoroughly enjoyed the concert performed by children learning an instrument from Year 2 – Year 6. Woodwind, strings and brass where all represented and the children were able to demonstrate their progress and performance skills.   

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Also, in the Spring Term Year 5 and 6 pupils have been learning about structure in composition. They have composed their own River Haiku Poems and set them to music. Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry, typically containing 17 syllables, shared between 3 lines, arranged in a pattern of 5-7-5. They used notes of the pentatonic scale to give their music a calm quality. They had to think carefully about conveying the words and meaning of the poem, whether singing the melody, or speaking it over a repeated ostinato accompaniment.

Listen to our River Haiku poems.

Green Fingered Gardeners

 

KS1 children are preparing for the Sulivan Flower Show that is set to rival another similar show in Chelsea this month! This week, at our Family Learning Afternoon, children in Year 1 and 2 invited a guest from home to join them at school to design and make their own mini-garden. The clouds and rain cleared and the gardeners busily created magical miniature plots, planting flowers, vegetables and grass. Each garden promises to be as unique as its creator and we cannot wait for them to burst into bloom and dis play them at the Flower Show. DSCN0431 DSCN0438DSCN0433