On Monday, 9th February, the choir assembled in the music room at 8.45 am for what would be their final run through before competing in two classes at the Stratford and East London Music Festival.
We arrived at St Mary’s Church Woodford with a few minutes to spare, and the children couldn’t help but be impressed by the space in which they were about to sing. When our turn came, we sang Sussex Carol and Carol of the Bells (arranged by D. Jones), which the choir had performed in their annual Christmas Carol Service. Both these songs were in two parts, which the children managed successfully, and we had a live accompaniment provided by Mr D Cook, which was very well received.
It was a great achievement to win the competition (for the second year running), and the adjudicator commented on how well controlled the choir’s singing was, and that it imparted a rhythmic drive and vitality.
Mr R Cook, Head of Music
Some seventy five entries to the inter-house Poetry Competition kept Mr Ireland thoroughly entertained! A variety of styles – rhyme, acrostic and haiku to name but three – helped to bring a host of characters to life and the winners in each category shared their verse with the school in Friday’s special assembly. Continue reading
On Thursday, 12th February, Mrs Ferrari and Mr Ireland judged the inter-house Reading Competition finalists. The extracts from ‘The Gruffalo’ (Foundation Stage), ‘James and the Giant Peach’ (Years 1/2), ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (Years 3/4) and ‘Varjak Paw’ (Years 5/6) made for entertaining listening and each reader performed with confidence and enthusiasm. Continue reading
On Wednesday, 11th February, Avon House put up a stout defence of their Redbridge Mini Games Hockey title and fought their way through to the final where Bancroft’s powerful team eventually prevailed. Continue reading
On Friday, 30th January, children from Morris House visited the Celia Hammond Animal Trust to deliver all the cat food that pupils across the school had donated over the past couple of weeks. Continue reading
Foundation 1’s topic for the spring term is Monster Mania which was launched with a wow weekly walk where we met the Gruffalo on the village green! Continue reading
Tuesday saw the launch of Year 2’s new topic. This term is called ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ and will focus around two classic children’s stories The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland. Continue reading