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Bluebird’s Drop In | 03 Mar 2023

At Bluebird’s drop in children were taking part in activities linked to Handa’s Surprise e.g. making fruit skewers, turning old CDs into a piece of fruit (!) and clipping the correct number of pegs onto pictures of fruit. We then had a quick dough disco and finished with the French song ‘Deux Petits Oiseaux’. They …

The Dunwells | 10 Feb 2023

We had another visit from The Dunwells today. How lucky are we? They did two songwriting workshops and with Year 4 and Year 5 which were performed for us at the end of the day. The songs they had written sounded great. After that we were treated to an exclusive little gig from the the …

EYFS Puppet Making Workshop | 09 Feb 2023

Lots of parents and other family members attended our puppet making workshop this morning. Our guests were given a brief overview of the EYFS Expressive Arts and Design curriculum and then challenged to release their own inner creativity and make something from a variety of small wooden pieces, matchsticks or lolly sticks! Next, Bluebirds and …

Bluebirds played along to Rock a Bye Baby on the chime bars. They all played D beautifully!

Fun with Instruments in EYFS

Bluebirds and Robins have been making sounds with instruments and then creating pictures to represent them. They were so good that we put together a little composition and took turns to play it. We also used green and red to mean ‘play’ and ‘stop’. Some children took turns to be the conductor as we played …

Reception Entry Point ~ Let’s Pretend | 06 Jan 2023

Our new topic this half term is ‘Let’s Pretend!’ For our entry point we had a good chat about what we thought pretending was and then each dressed up as a character and pretended to be someone or something else. Since then we have had a LOT of fun pretending on the stages in the …

Reception Entry Point – Celebrations | 02 Nov 2022

We made a wonderful start to our ‘Celebrations’ topic this week. We learnt about Divali and made diya lamps, rangoli patterns and Divali biscuits. We even made firework fruit kebabs! We learnt a Divali dance and ended the fun with a (digital) firework display!

Having Fun With Instruments in EYFS | 06 Oct 2022

Bluebirds and Robins had fun tapping and scraping and shaking instruments and trying to keep the beat. They were SO good at stopping and being quiet when they needed to as well. See if they can sing you the ‘Shake and Stop’ song!

Music Assemblies | 20 Jul 2022

We’ve had some brilliant performances by some of our musicians recently. Our guitar and keyboard players did assemblies for us where they showcased the kind if things they’ve been learning this year. They were all brilliant.

Drum Workshop in Year 4 | 30 Jun 2022

Year 4 were lucky enough to take part in a drum workshop today delivered by the amazing Dom from Artforms Leeds. School was full of the sound of djembe beats! They sounded great. Checkout the short video of Falcons in action on the Music page of our website.
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