Arts Week 2012

 

ARTS WEEK – Murals - There were many different events over the Arts Week. The children were engaged in producing murals either in their classes or in their key stages. All of the murals have an Olympic theme ready for the coming term and our Sports Week in June along with the topics the children are undertaking – London Calling (Year 3 and 4), It’s All Greek to Me (Years 5 and 6) as well as sports links in the Key Stage 1 topics. The murals look very striking and the children enjoyed working on them. We also had an artist in residence during the week. Joe Long, a former pupil, worked on a theatre mural on the outside wall where we have our performing arts area. It is a fantastic piece of art that the children were intrigued by as it grew from a white wash background to a fully painted theatre with audience, stage hands, stage and its own theatre cat. I am sure the children will enjoy performing in front of it in the coming months and years. All of the children’s portraits produced for HM the Queen’s Jubilee are also now on display in the Hall and the corridors. They look stunning and show how talented some of our children are in producing such artwork.

 mural 1 mural 2 mural 3 mural 4 mural 5

 

 

 

 

Musical Evenings – We held two musical evenings during the week. Firstly, at the Instrumental Evening we were treated to some wonderful performances on the myriad of instruments learnt at Almondsbury. Some very accomplished playing was heard from the children both in groups and solos. As we always say practice makes perfect and there has undoubtly been lots of practicing over the past few months. Thank you to the peripatetic music teachers for their efforts along with the parents who encourage the children so well.

 wind flute violins

 keyboards

 guitars

 

 

 

 

Our second musical night was the Spring Concert with performances from Voices Xtreme and Almondsbury Singers. Both groups sang wonderfully under the direction of Mrs Dash. They sounded superb and there was plenty of audience participation as well. Lastly we also invited members of the community into school to listen to the School Band, Voices Xtreme and Miss Croome’s class perform. The audience were most appreciative of the children’s performances and the efforts made by Mrs Dash and Mrs Vicary.

 evening croome vx alm sing

 

 

 

Arts Festivals- The children had the opportunity to participate in the Arts Festival for their key stage. We have many singers, dancers, instrumentalists and poetry readers from across the school. Once again the children were not daunted by the large audiences that greeted them with applause and admiration of their talents. The fantastic efforts of the contestants children were judged by Mrs Vining, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Hewson and Mrs Oliff. They had such a difficult task of choosing the category winners and then the overall winners for each key stage.

 ks1In Key Stage 1 Lucy Haydon, singing a lovely song, won the event overall with Daniel Church, who played his saxophone, won in Key Stage 2. Very well done to all that entered the event. ks2

There are plenty of pictures on the school website on the School page under School Photos. Thank you to Mrs Dash, Mrs Long and Miss Croome for organising the week’s events so well.

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