Well done to all our musicians who took part in our winter concert! We had two nights of recitals covering a broad range of music styles and genres. It was amazing to see how much progress our musicians have made in such a short time. Students played with confidence and musicality but what really stood out was the level of enjoyment children took from playing and performing.
We are incredibly lucky to have such a strong and inspiring team of music teachers at school. A big thank you to Ms Ruinard, Uyen, Barney, Nathaniel, Wendy, Rebekka, Gilian and Johanna.
Pupils from Year 2 and 5 performed their unique and haunting cover of Radiohead’s classic Creep for Eisteddfod, our annual festival of creativity. The band, calling themselves ‘White Glass’ were one of the musical acts that wowed our judging panel. We love the quality of this tiny voice and the terrific teamwork from our young vocalist and her big brother and friend. Well done. Enjoy everyone!
Yesterday the whole school enjoyed a joyful celebration of culture and the arts, the annual Eisteddfod. A traditional Welsh talent contest, Eisteddfod has been embraced by Charles Dickens Primary School as a showcase for the many talents of the children and a celebration of diversity, achievement, and simply taking part. Competitions were held throughout the day including poetry, dance, singing, musical performances and so much more. Every child in the school came away entertained, and whilst not every child could win, those that took part left feeling proud of their achievements. It was truly a special day and a big thank you must go to all the staff involved, but an even bigger thank you to children who made it so wonderful!
The opportunities to learn a musical instrument afforded to the children at Charles Dickens Primary School are second to none. Today some of the children showed exactly what can be done with the help of excellent tuition, practice and a positive attitude. The whole school was treated to a moving violin recital followed by a splendid ensemble guitar performance. Incredibly, many of the musicians have only been learning since the start of the school year, and some only started playing their instrument in January! Congratulations to the children involved and a massive thank you to our wonderful music teachers.
Today the school had the pleasure of enjoying the first class assembly of the year. Peggotty class really delivered with a mixture of excitement, enthusiasm and confidence. Parents and children were treated to a performance that involved Music, French, Humanities, P.E. and even Maths! Well done to everyone involved!
On Friday, Year 5 put on the most spectacular Jazz performance. It was a culmination of an intense 5 day project working with the supremely talented Pete Letanka, learning about the fundamentals of music through Jazz. The children of Year 5, in such a short period of time learnt to play instruments, read music, write and sing songs! On the day of the performance, the children performed what they had been working on accompanied by a Pete and his band! It was a great experience and well done to everyone involved!
Well done to Copperfield class this week for their entertaining and instructive class assembly. Two worlds collided when the pupils shared their recent exploration into the music of David Bowie with their learning on how to calculate the answers to the addition of two digit numbers. It was made simple by some brilliant solver- recorder lead by David Bowie and the Starman.
We also loved all the musical instruments the pupils made alongside their tangible enjoyment and sense of fun!
This week we were again so proud to hear of all the wonderful reasons why children got star of the week, this week , including excellent progress in handwriting. Again our friends of the week were chosen for their kindness to others on the playground and it has been wonderful to hear stories of lots of children helping each other if they have worries or concerns. Also well done to Yellow Team who won the house point competition! Finally congratulations to our cake raffle winner who got tho take home the delicious cake this week. Thank you to Malachai and Ethan’s mum for donating the fantastic cake – it looks yummy!
During our Monday assembly slot we not only celebrated all of these achievements, but we also celebrated Chinese New Year. Thank you so much to Mercutio and Aubrey’s mum who helped us to celebrate by telling us about her childhood in China and playing some Chinese music on the piano for us.
Well done to all the stars, shepherds, kings. sheep, angels, inn-keepers, news boys, Mary and Joseph. We thought you sang beautifully and all said your words clearly. We saw some very proud mums, dads and grandparents in the audience who enjoyed your show immensely. Thank you all for coming and thank you to the Reception class staff for producing such a happy show.