Mr Bentley and Mrs Jones are starting a boys only choir! We think that boys at our school are great at performing and singing, and we want a club JUST for you! the club will be on Mondays after school until 4.30pm, starting next term on Monday 29th April.
If you are in years 3, 4, 5 or 6 and you would like to join -
come to 4B on Friday 22nd March at lunchtime for an audition.
Learn the song "Consider Yourself", which comes from the musical "Oliver!"
The lyrics (song words) are printed below, so sing along with the YouTube song, and learn the lyrics. You can even download them and print them out!
It is sung by the artful dodger, who is a real character. You can even watch a clip from the original film at the bottom of the page.
1 Consider yourself at home,
Consider yourself one of the family.
I’ve taken to you so strong,
It’s clear – we’re – going to get along.
2 Consider yourself well in,
Consider yourself part of the furniture.
There isn’t a lot to spare;
Who cares? What – ever we’ve got we share.
If it should chance to be
we should see some harder days,
Empty larder days, why grouse?
Always a chance we’ll meet somebody to foot the bill.
Then the drinks – are – on – the house.
Consider yourself our mate,
We don’t want to have no fuss.
For after some consideration, we can state:
Consider yourself one of us.
On Thursday, 7th March, our Handchime club, "The Rushmere Ringers", performed in a concert at Snape Maltings. We have only been playing for a few months. We also played Boomwhackers!
You need to develop great skills of concentration and counting in order to be able to read the music and play well.
We performed -
Somewhere only we Know
Carol of the Bells
Maja and Latia introduced our part of the concert, with the spotlight FULL on them! We all worked brilliantly as a team.
For some of us, it was the FIRST time we had ever performed on a stage in front of so many people. The teachers were immensely proud of our achievement. It is something we will remember for a very long time.
Enjoy our photographs and read what we thought about the concert!
Here are the backing tracks to help you when you practise your accompaniments! Good luck!
Remember - practise makes PROGRESS!!
Introduction and Highwayman
Slash and Burn
A Hundred Years
We studied these paintings by WWII war artists. Then we chose 3 things in the paintings to include in a musical composition. We had to consider these musical elements -
A lead composer organised a group of musicians, and conducted their performance.
Here are some of their performances for you to listen to!
On Thursday, 8th November, a group of year 5 and 6 children took part in a very special concert to commemorate 100 years since WW1.
Seven primary schools from Ipswich took part. Each school performed a set, and the evening culminated in a massed choir singing together.
Our children proved themselves incredibly committed to their roles, and rehearsed every week (3 times every week for the last weeks) to make sure that they knew their parts thoroughly. They even rehearsed the songs at home!
Their performance had 3 parts -
Their performance was truly professional, deeply moving and inspirational. They all behaved impeccably both on and off the stage. We could clearly see their inner confidence and self esteem grow throughout this experience. We are very proud of these ambassadors for the school.
Here are images from rehearsal. More to come!
Some of our year 5 and year 6 children have started rehearsals today for a very special performing arts event, which will take place on Thursday 8th November at the Corn Exchange, Ipswich.
Several primary schools in Ipswich will be performing their own performing arts piece - it could be singing, instrumental, drama or dance - then will join together for a massed choir finale.
We will have to work hard, but it will be great fun! At our first rehearsal, our performers worked together to start a dance/drama piece based on part of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. it will be very dramatic and exciting!
Below are some of the songs we will have to learn.
Mrs Jones - Music Teacher