Year Two have enjoyed composing music using 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson. We focussed on timbre and creating different soundscapes for each of the places the snail and the whale took us on their adventure!
We read the story, created our own multimedia Art landscapes in reflection of the book, and then sorted instruments into their different timbres and moods to create our soundscapes. To help our performance skills we wrote down our music using a graphic score to help us organise our composition. We were then lucky enough to perform our soundscape story composition to Miss Kerrigan and Miss Lovelock!
Everyone had such a fun day! Have a look at some of our pictures.
On Saturday some year five and six children took part in the performance of dance and the arts. The performance was based around the celebration of the 'Gujurat Kite Festival' in India. They opened the performance at the Stantonbury Theatre after lots of hard work and dedication. The performance was outstanding! Well Done! Here are some photos and a video of the dance.
The whole school got their imaginations going to create a piece of artwork that could be the front cover of our school CD being recorded by 'MySchoolCD' on Tuesday the 12th June. All of the entries were of a very high standard and it was a tough choice between the finalist pieces of work.
After much discussion, the winner for the competition are Dean Chandler-King (Front Cover) and Ethan Baruch (Inside Cover). We look forward to seeing their designs on the finished product. Have a look at them below!
If you would like to pre-order a copy of the school CD then please download a copy of the form below and return it to the office.
The Great Linford Maypole Dancers opened the May Fair this morning supporting by a fantastic crowd. Well done to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to Mrs Mills, Miss Brown and Miss Creed for their support.
The children had Front Row music in today to show us how easy it can be to learn how to learn the Ukulele - and how cool it can be! Even the teachers participated in playing some pop songs and demonstrating their air guitar moves!!
Some children from year 4/5 and 6 all went to watch 'The Little Mermaid' performed by the Northern Ballet Company.
It was insipring to see the dancers performing as well as their beautiful costumes, make and scenery. The Ballet was accompanied by a live orchestra which we could see beneath us. It was an amazing experience and has hopefully inspired some of our children to become a part of the dance, music and theatrical world in the future.
The tale loosely followed the well known 'Disney' version, however there were a few twists and a very unexpected ending! Here is a link to more of what the Northen Ballet Comapny do, including so behind the scenes videos:
On Wednesday 14th March the Great Linford Primary School Choir travelled to Wembley Arena for their biggest performance of the year! They have been practicing since September for this performance as a part of one of the Worlds Largest Choirs, joining up with schools from all over the country to perform. The children did exceptionally well and a fantastic time was had by all! We even got to meet at greet with some of the more famous acts HRVY and Roadtrip that performed on stage! The children were very tired after their travels.
On Tuesday the choir went to sing at the INTU centre in Milton Keynes shopping centre with an invitation from the Cornerstone Appeal. The children sang their hearts out in the freezing cold and did us all proud! Well Done! A big thank you also to the parents who came to support and also siblings - they were a great crowd! Here are some pictures from the event:
During the afternoon today, the choir went on a visit to Fulwell Court residential home. It wasn't a very long walk but it was windy! When we got there we received a very warm welcome and smiles from all of the residents. The choir performed a selection of carols for them and some even joined in which was lovely!
Afterwards, we were very lucky to be allowed to go and talk the residents whilst having juice and biscuits and tell them what else we have been learning about in school. The residents were so pleased that the children came to talk them - they especially commented on the outstanding manners of our children.
What a fantastic afternoon! Thank you to Fulwell Court for having us!
Here are some pictures of our time at Fulwell Court.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Choir were invited to sing at Pizza Express at The Hub in Milton Keynes.
The children sang a selection of Christmas carols beautifully, providing lovely music for the restaurant while customers ate.
Afterwards, the children were given some pizza as a thank you for their hard work and dedication for practising and singing so well! The public really enjoyed the Carols and it was lovely to see some family and friends of the children also come along to watch.
They are still to sing at Fulwell Court and the In:tu centre - so stay tuned for more carols!