Tickets for the upcoming Echoes 8 concert (on Monday 18th March) will be on sale today from the Royal Albert Hall. All tickets will need to be purchased through the venue.
Head to https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets
Please note, this event is for children already signed up for the Echoes 8 event.
For the full details about the Echoes 8 concert, click here.
For more information about the concert from the Royal Albert Hall, click here.
On Monday night, some of our Upper School Choir took part in an incredible event in London, performing to a SOLD OUT O2 Arena!
Our pupils, along with hundreds of other schools filled the huge venue and performed the most incredible show of pop songs and musical numbers set to a breathtaking light show making Monday a night that very few people will ever forget!
*Please note, this letter has gone to pupils as a paper copy on 28.1.19*
On Friday 8th March 2019, our Year 5 classes will be visiting the London Science Museum to see the Science Wonderlabs and to watch ‘A Beautiful Planet 3D’ at the Museum’s IMAX cinema.
The coach will be leaving school at 9.00am and returning to school by 3.15pm. Children will need to be in school uniform and bring a packed lunch with a water bottle.
We are asking for a voluntary contribution for the trip of £14 to cover the cost of the cinema and the coach to and from the museum. Unfortunately, this trip will not be able to go ahead without enough contributions.
Please make payment on the School Money system and the completed permission slip to the school office by Wednesday 6th February. Should you have any issues with the online payment system, please speak to the school reception.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been learning about the fractions of numbers in Maths and in English, have been writing an instruction manual, inspired by their book, Oliver and the Seawigs, to explain how we can all build our own Seawig!
Year 4 – have been writing a poem about school after taking inspiration from their current book, Werewolf Club Rules. In Maths they have been concentrating on adding and subtracting fractions that have the same denominator. In Humanities, they have delved into the life of Henry VIII and been writing fact files about one of England’s most famous monarchs. Dahl class have also been practising for their class assembly.
Year 5 – have been working really hard on adding and subtracting fractions this week, some of them have really pushed themselves and have begun to tackle SATs style questions! In English, they have started writing a poem about AJ's trainers, it's been fantastic to see how effortlessly Year 5 have created their own rhyming couplets.
Year 6 – have been working hard to publish their stories about a sinking ship and many of these are now on display. The children have now started working on writing a diary entry from the perspective of the main character in their new book, Rooftoppers. In Maths, they have been learning about the properties of shape.
Monday is the big day for our Young Voices performers!
On the day, we will be leaving around lunch time, ready to get settled in and start the day's rehearsals. The performers will need to come to school in uniform except with their YV t-shirts or a plain white t-shirt underneath their school jumper.
They event will also be collecting donations for a variety of charities and so we would ask that each child brings a tin of food as a donation
Please remember to send your child in with a large packed lunch and a packed dinner for the day as well as a large water bottle (all need to be in disposable, named bags!).
T shirts and extra merchandise will be sold in the interval, unfortunately, only parents will be able to buy these as the children will not be allowed outside of the backstage area until after the concert.
We are anticipating the children will make it back to school on the coach around 10.30pm however we will text if the coach is early or delayed.
On the following day, as the event finishes very late, we will be allowing the children to come in at 10.30am. Please note, if your child needs to order lunch for the Tuesday, please let the school know either before 9am on the Tuesday or on the Monday before.
For any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have finished writing their adventure stories this week and Miss Short and Miss Couves have really enjoyed reading them! In Maths, they have started to look at fractions - comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting them.
Year 4 – have finished writing their biographies in English. In Maths, they have continued looking at simplifying and converting fractions and have continued to work hard on their times tables.
In Humanities, they have been learning about the many kings and queens that have ruled over England, from William the Conqueror to Henry the VIII and up to our current monarch,
Year 5 – have been writing a newspaper report on AJ's experience at the Olympic games. In Maths, they have really challenged themselves learning how to convert fractions into improper fractions and mixed numbers. They have also learnt how to find a fraction of an amount. Year 5 are especially looking forward to starting their rehearsals for the exciting Echoes project where 30 Year 5s will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall!
Year 6 – have been working hard to complete and publish their narratives about a sinking ship. They have also enjoyed painting their Picasso portraits which look very effective. The children enjoyed a great workshop on circus skills at the end of the week to link with their new book, Rooftoppers.
Today, our very lucky Year 6s met with the very talented entertainer, James. He taught us some incredible new skills to get everyone excited for the new Year 6 class book, Rooftoppers.
Year 6 have been balancing feathers, throwing flower sticks, juggling scarves and balls and spinning plates, diablos and Chinese ribbons, even riding peddle-go’s and fun wheels.
What a Friday!
Year 5 have been selected to take part in an Echoes Eight Music event at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 18th March 2019. They will be singing in the Echoes Concert alongside other children from schools throughout Buckinghamshire. The concert will start at 7pm with parents welcome to attend; we will send details of how to buy tickets closer to the time.
Children will take part in both the concert on the night and rehearsals beforehand:
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