The Year 8 students have been learning how a range of different timbres can be produced by nonconventional sound sources. They watched some videos of performances by STOMP, a music group that uses objects like brooms, basketballs and other “junk” and “recyclable” objects as percussion instruments.
This week they have been working on creating rhythm patterns using basketballs. They first learnt how to keep the basic rhythm and then created different ostinato patterns. It was quite tricky maintaining their own part when there was a polyrhythmic section, but all in all, it has been a lot of fun creating music using alternative sound sources.
The children in FS1 have been learning about different safari animals and actually going on safari! They listened to a variety of safari animal stories, they role-played going on safari and made different art and crafts activities based on these stories.
The children also listened to the exciting story about a giraffe called Gerald from the story, ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. They then made dancing giraffes by cutting giraffe patterned paper and sticking it on a night-time background that they had already painted.
Congratulations to Poul Jensen, who has been made Head Boy in the Primary School. Poul fully deserves this recognition and we are very confident that he will fulfil his duties brilliantly. @
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What a brilliant, hardworking and fun term we have had. Despite the heat, the children have remained focussed and enthusiastic!
The big focus this term has of course been our epic production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, but alongside this, all classes have been working hard in all their other subjects too.
I especially loved Year 1’s work on fractions. Their pizza pictures looked good enough to eat and their knowledge of halves and quarters is pretty special too.
Year 2 took a trip to the atmospheric Fort Jesus. The children loved looking and experiencing what we had learnt about in class. They asked some super questions of our guide and really got a sense of the different cultural influences on this historic building.