Look out for SINGING STATIONS!

Look out for SINGING STATIONS! Coming to your playground after half term!!!

Next term look out for the singing stations in the Infant and Junior Playgrounds. These will be specially allocated areas where you can go at playtime and lunchtime to practice singing the songs we are learning in Choir and Music Lessons!

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A-Z Composer of the Week

Manuel de Falla

Manuel de Falla  (born 23rd November 1876 – died 14th November 1946) was a Spanish composer. He was one of Spain’s most important musicians of the first half of the 20th century. His image appeared on Spain’s 1970 100-pesetas banknote.

Here is the performance of the ‘Fire Dance’ we listened to being played on the piano. Can you find any other versions of the same piece? It has been arranged for lots of different instruments and ensembles (group of musicians)?

 

 

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Junior Pop Choir

Hi there Junior Pop Choir,

Well Done today! You sounded great again and with loads of energy and enthusiasm! Keep it up!

Here are the lyrics to our new song. I think it’s going to sound amazing! Have fun practicing it over half term and I’ll see you all for our next rehearsal on Thursday 2nd November at 12:30pm.

Best Day of My Life

American Authors

I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh
I stretched my hands out to the sky
We danced with monsters through the night
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, please don’t wake me now

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

I howled at the moon with friends
And then the sun came crashing in
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh
But all the possibilities
No limits just epiphanies
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, just don’t wake me now

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

I hear it calling outside my window
I feel it in my soul (soul)
The stars were burning so bright
The sun was out ’til midnight
I say we lose control (control)

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be, this is gonna be, this is gonna be
The best day of my life
Everything is looking up, everybody up now
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

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A-Z Composer of the Week

EDWARD ELGAR

About the composer

 

BORN: 1857 / DIED: 1934 / NATIONALITY: British

Elgar was a great British composer but it took him many years to find fame. In 1899, he wrote a set of pieces based on a mysterious theme of his own and used each version to describe one of his friends. These Enigma Variations where an instant, huge success and within a couple of years he was made Master of the King’s Music and was knighted.

Elgar’s variations show how music can convey personality, an event, a memory or a moment in time – but also how the same piece of music can be changed slightly and then take on a different character completely.

 After creating a theme based on his own personality (Enigma), Elgar wrote short musical variations that reflected the people around him. One captured the quirks of a friend (6 – Ysobel), one represented the memory of another friend being caught in a thunderstorm (7 – Troyte), and one was the result of a friend’s challenge to make music from the sound of his barking bulldog falling into a lake (11 – G.R.S.)!

Events from our lives, the way we speak, the way we move, the things we like to do – Elgar showed that all of these can be conveyed in music.

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WELL DONE INFANT CHOIR!!

I would like to say a huge well done to everyone in my wonderful Infant Choir. You all sang beautifully this morning in Harvest Assembly! You looked really smart and with lovely big smiles too! I am very proud of you all! From Mrs Jones

 

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Junior Pop Choir

Hi Junior Pop Choir!

Here are the lyrics to Happy and a video to help you practice at home! Well done to all our soloists today! You sounded great! Don’t worry if you wanted to sing a solo today but didn’t get chance, I will make sure you all get a turn!

Enjoy singing HAPPY! Be HAPPY! Don’t forget next weeks rehearsal on Thursday at 12:30 😀

Happy by Pharrell

It might seem crazy what I’m ‘bout to say.
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break.
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space.
With the air, like I don’t care, baby, by the way. Huh.

Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do.)

Here come bad news talking this and that. (Yeah)
Well, gimme all you got, and don’t hold it back. (Yeah)
Well, I should prob’ly warn you I’ll be just fine. (Yeah)
No offence to you, don’t waste your time, here’s why:

Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do.)

Happy, (Bring me down, can’t nothing,)
Happy, (Bring me down, my level’s too high,)
Happy, (Bring me down, can’t nothing,)
Happy. (Bring me down, I said, tell you now.)
Happy, happy, happy, happy. (Bring me down, can’t nothing,)
Happy, happy, happy, happy. (Bring me down, my level’s too high,)
Happy, happy, happy, happy. (Bring me down, can’t nothing,)
Happy, happy. (Bring me down, I said.)

Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do.) (x2)

Happy, happy, happy, happy. (Bring me down, can’t nothing,)
Happy, happy, happy, happy. (Bring me down, my level’s too high,)
Happy, happy, happy, happy. (Bring me down, can’t nothing,)

Happy, happy. (Bring me down, I said.)

Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.)
Because I’m happy, (Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do.) (x2)

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Infant Choir

Hi Infant Choir!

In our rehearsal today you sounded great! Please remember to practice for our first performance in Harvest Assembly next week on Wednesday 18th October!

Click here to watch a video of another school choir performing it. We are singing a slightly shorter version.

Thank Your Lucky Stars

 Look around you tell me what you see
A world that’s full of possibility
Water to drink and food to eat
Clothes to wear, shoes on your feet,
We give thanks to you

Share what you have with people you love and life gets better
Give what you’ve got to people who’ve not and life gets better

 Be thoughtful and grateful, thank your lucky stars for all the food that we eat and this planet that is ours

See the plants and food that farmers grow
Takes a lot of hard work don’t you know
Ev’ry day they work the land
Rain and sun lend a helping hand,
We give thanks to you

Share what you have with people you love and life gets better
Give what you’ve got to people who’ve not and life gets better

Be thoughtful and grateful, thank your lucky stars for all the food that we eat, the food that we eat, the food that we eat, and this planet that is ours!

 

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It’s Harvest Festival next week!

Don’t forget to practice our Harvest Festival songs for next weeks assembly!

Please remember that in Harvest Samba we change the words to sing Thank You for the Harvest’ at the end of each chorus.

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A-Z Composer of the week : D

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy was born in France in 1862 in a town near Paris. He started learning the piano when he was seven years old and went on to become a very famous composer. Last week we listened to his piano piece called ‘Clair de lune’. We imagined lots of different things whilst we listened and tried to paint a picture of the music in our heads. Some of you thought of water rippling in a stream and most of us felt it was very relaxing and calm. Can you find out what ‘Claire de lune’ means?

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Harvest Samba Song

Hi Everyone,

Please practice singing the Harvest Samba song at home. We will be rehearsing this in singing assemblies next week to get ready for harvest festival on October 18th. Click the links for the lyrics and the backing track! Have fun singing!Click this link to take you to the backing track. Scroll down to find Harvest Samba!

Click this link to open the Harvest Samba Lyrics

Some of the younger children may find it helpful to practice singing along to this video but please remember we change the words to sing ‘Thank You for the Harvest’ at the end of each chorus.

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