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School Choir Christmas Carol Singing

Our school choir are very busy at the moment, singing carols around our local community.

On Friday, some of the children visited Portman Nursery to sing carols in their Christmas jumpers (which they did with some great jingle bell backing!).

On Sunday, they sang at the St Mary’s Church Christingle service, delighting the whole congregation with their fabulous version of Away in a Manger.

On Tuesday, some of the choir sang at the British Land offices for the people who work there. We have a very close link with British Land, so were delighted to be able to sing for them!

Wetherby Senior Boys link with Year 6

We are so delighted to have a strong link with both Wetherby Preparatory School and Wetherby Senior School. Boys from the senior school come weekly to work with some of our Year 6 students. You can find out more in the current edition of their school magazine, on pages 12-15:

Music and Dance Concert

This afternoon, we had a concert to celebrate some of the wonderful Dance and Music that our children have learnt this year. We had four performance pieces from the choir, solos from several different children on the piano, a reprive of Year 6’s musical and two dance numbers. Also, two girls sang an original composition, unaccompanied.

Everyone did brilliantly and we are very proud of you all.

We then had fabulous refreshments out in the playground, courtesy of the Friends of St Mary’s.

Sing Up Gold Award

We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Sing Up’ Gold Award for having singing embedded throughout the school.

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Here are some of the endorser’s comments:

‘Overall I am very impressed with the quality of singing, particularly from the choir. It is clear that pupils are encouraged to sing well and with conviction, listening to their tuning, and as a result lots of the singing I heard was very beautiful.

It is good to hear that children are given lots of opportunities to lead singing, particularly in the upper years, and it’s good that this will be developed by supporting them to lead part singing.

It is nice to see such emphasis put on staff training. The training that took place was obviously a valuable experience for the staff that took part and it sounds like it has had an impact on their use of singing in the classroom.

Congratulations again St Mary’s Bryanston Square, you are a golden singing school and I look forward to hearing about your next singing adventures!’

Choir performs at Kensington Palace

On Friday, the school choir performed at Kensington Palace, and switched on the Christmas lights. They sang a selection of Christmas carols – old and new – to an audience of parents, the public and Queen Victoria (in costume). They sang very well indeed and everyone enjoyed their performance. After their singing, they took part in a ceremony to light the Christmas tree lights, with each child holding an electric tea light of their own. It was magical!

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Here is a clip of the children singing our new Christmas carol, ‘His Name Shall Be‘:

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Thank you to all the parents who came along and supported us, and to the children for all their hard work at home, learning the songs. We are very proud of you.

 

Year 5 take over Lord’s Cricket Ground!

On Friday, Year 5 took over Lord’s Cricket Ground and acted as tour guides for the day. They showed around Year 3 and some of our parents, explaining the history of the Ground and pointing out some of the key features. They really enjoyed this responsibility, and stepped up well to the challenge! Well done, Year 5.

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