Category Archives: Spring Term 2015

Stratford and East London Music Festival Winners

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

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Inter-House Reading Competition

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