Last week, pupils and parents alike were treated to an excellent re-telling of The Christmas Story through our Nativity Play. Children from our Nursery and Reception classes led a superb performance which included many wonderful songs, clear confident speaking and (of course!) lots of ‘wriggling’. See if you can watch the highlights below without wriggling yourself!
Last Wednesday and Thursday the children from Reception to Year 6 took part in an African Drumming Workshop. They were taught by the African Drummer Rome Mossabir.
In the African Drumming Workshop, the children learned about how the drum was used traditionally and how it relates to the modern rhythms heard today. Using a variety of different sized instruments they were able to create a large class ensemble and were able to perform for each other.
Throughout the sessions, children were taught through the use of call and response helping them to understand how a drum works.
The African Drumming Workshop was incredibly rewarding and inspirational for all involved. Drumming has been shown to help:
- Improve teamwork and communication skills
- build confidence
- Increase cultural awareness and cohesion
- create an appreciation for diversity
- relieve stress
The children and the teachers all had a fantastic time!
On Tuesday morning, pupils and parents alike were treated to an excellent re-telling of the Nativity story. Children from our Nursery and Reception classes led a superb performance which included many wonderful songs, brave acting and lots of drumming! The children all spoke beautifully and extremely clearly. All the teachers, parents and siblings were very proud.
As part of our topic on pirates the Foundation Stage had a swashbuckling dress-up day!
We had so much fun singing sea shanties, making treasure maps, talking like pirates and lots, lots more.
A great time was had by all (including the teachers!)
Nursery and Reception
Enjoy seeing the wonderful cast of our Nursery and Reception nativity; ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’.