"I was shocked at how many beautiful sounds all the instruments could make, especially the bassoon. That made very low sounds and it was very big. That made it interesting to hear." Ben T 5S
"We enjoyed the performance. It was amazing. it made us feel happy. We loved it!" Luke 5R and Samuel
"I liked the part when a person played a shark tune using a cello; and the bassoon sounded amazing!" Nathan 5S
"I felt like it was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime day, because I had never seen an orchestra before." Rajvinder 5B
"I loved the violin with such intricate, smooth notes. I was surprised that a violin could make such a beautiful sound." Ben K 5S
"I really liked it when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra made different animal noises, and we had to guess which animal they were." Grace 5S
"We feel more confident in ourselves after that amazing afternoon!" Akshara and Tamsin 5B
Last Friday, the Singing Squad were invited to Sidegate Primary School to take part in a "Friday Afternoon" informal singing workshop and concert. Other local schools also took part, and it was a treat to hear them perform.
Friday Afternoon songs were originally written by our famous local composer, Benjamin Britten, to encourage young singers. Aldeburgh Music commissions new songs to be written by modern composers especially for these events. At the same time, Snape Maltings concert hall was filled with choirs from all over Suffolk, who were also taking part.
We had a great time learning a new song called "Fire" by Jonathan Dove, which we sang in parts. Our children - from years 3 to 6 - were absolutely brilliant ambassadors for the school, and really enjoyed singing in a bigger choir.
Our new woodwind teacher, Mrs Rolph, is starting at Rushmere this week.
She is teaching all her classes on Thursdays, so remember to -
We're very excited! On Monday 21st November, members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are coming to visit our school. They will be giving an interactive presentation to years 3 and 5 in the afternoon. Then they will hold musical workshops for musicians from year 5 until 4.30pm.
In preparation for the visit, we have been learning about music from "The Nutcracker Suite" by Tchaikovksy. Year 3 children watched one of the dances, and then tried to recreate the final positions of the dancers!
Mrs Jones - Music Teacher