Singing is a wonderful part of our school life and plays an important role in the well-being of our children, too. Not only is it a great opportunity to learn vocal and musical skills, but it also allows the children to express different emotions and gives them a sense of belonging; all taking part in something special, as one.
Every Thursday afternoon, the whole school gathers in the hall for singing assembly with Mr Woodford, but you can often hear our children singing school songs in the playground too! Throughout the year, KS1 and KS2 prepare songs for Christmas and Easter services at St Leonard's Church, as well as learning songs for use in other assemblies.
This year, KS1 received extra singing tuition from South Gloucestershire Music Hub and will be performing for the Infant Song Project in July. KS2 also prepared some songs for the 'Secrets and Codes' concert in Colston Hall, Bristol (April). They sang along with around 1000 children and were accompanied by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, in what was an unforgettable experience!
Spring was in the air for this year's Easter service, at St Leonard's! Parents and guests were treated to some fantastic singing, especially from the Wagtail soloists - what beautiful voices!
We had a very special morning at St Leonard's Church, singing Christmas hymns and carols, as well as listening to readings from the bible. This was followed by delicious minced pies from Sandra, so we're now well and truly ready for Christmas!
Throughout terms 3 and 4, KS2 received Ukulele tuition from Mr Davis of South Gloucestershire Music Hub. They spent 11 weeks learning a variety of songs, each getting progressively more difficult. They had a great time showing off all their hard work in front of their families at the end of this experience!