Our Key Stage 1 Choir performed in a concert at Bute House School on Monday 7th March alongside 160 children. The children sang their hearts out and did Sulivan proud! Well done KS1 Choir for your wonderful singing.
On Friday 12th February our Year 5 class visited Hurlingham Academy to watch an opera performance. There was lots of audience participation and one of our pupils even had the chance to perform on stage alongside the professional singers! Thank you to Hurlingham Academy for inviting us to watch the performance – we had a great time.
Our choir did us very proud at the Hammersmith Town Hall with their super singing! On 11th December, over 400 children sang as part of the Tri-Borough Christmas Festival. Repertoire included songs in Spanish and Latin, as well as some well-known Christmas carols. Malak Chelqi (Year 5) was invited to do a reading and did a great job. Well done to all the children involved!
We were delighted to be invited to the Christingle Service at St Matthew’s church. It was another special event for our families and the church was packed! William led the service with some helpful additions of a camel and a surprise appearance of a life size Christingle orange! Our Christingle choir performed two carols and received rapturous applause from the audience. Well done to the choir who sang so beautifully.
This term we have introduced four new music ensembles that rehearse every Tuesday which include a string, brass, woodwind and guitar ensemble. These clubs are open to children in key stage 2 who already take part in weekly instrument lessons. The ensembles are run by our peripatetic team and are free for children to join. We are delighted that 50 children have signed up this term and look forward to their debut performance!
Years 5 and 6 were involved in a drama workshop on 12th October with actors from the Hobgoblin Theatre. The workshop was based around their Victorians topic. Can you spot Oliver Twist, Queen Victoria and some scared school children?! The professional actors will be visiting the children again soon to perform a play called ‘The Workhouse Boy’.
On 7th October children from Years 3 and 4 visited the Royal Albert Hall to watch the Primary Proms concert. They saw a wide range of music from folk choirs to sitar ensembles, and enjoyed singing during the audience participation activities. Luca (Year 3/4R) said “The bit I liked the best was seeing the French Horns in the orchestra. I’d never seen them before”.
On 15th September, we invited our peripatetic teachers in to host an assembly where Key Stage 2 children were able to learn about the different instruments. All children in Key Stage 2 have an opportunity to learn to play an instrument in small group lessons and they can currently choose from violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and guitar. Thank you to our very talented team of peripatetic teachers who inspired 70 children to sign up for lessons! We look forward to their first concert.
On 13th July 2015, our very own Sulivan Proms began; a week of performances by our very talented instrumentalists. 62 children have performed in assemblies, music lessons, the Summer Fair, and during our open afternoon. Well done to all of our performers – keep up the practice over the summer holidays!