We have two music concerts every year, one at Christmas and one in the Summer Term. All children who learn an instrument get a chance to perform a solo or ensemble piece. There are also opportunities for the children to sing in the Choir and perform with the Samba band.
Children’s work is celebrated in class by the children and teaching staff. When children have made a particular effort they are given the opportunity to show their work to other classes or teachers or Debby and Mark Hunter. Children can also bring work to weekly gatherings where it is shown to the whole school and they can talk about what they learned and build both their confidence to show their work to a group and also to boost their self-esteem.
Every year we support numerous charities through special events such as “Bake a Difference”, “World Porridge Day”, dressing as a favourite character for “World Book Day” as well as charities which children themselves have suggested.
Every December the whole school celebrates Winter with a weekend Festival held at school. There are stalls, musicians, story tellers, food and drink, a Snow Queen grotto and lots of other lovely things set up all round the school grounds.
At strawberry time we hold a lovely Strawberry Tea Party for families and friends which culminates in singing, music and Maypole dancing.
Children love finding out about Festivals around the World and every year we try to join together for a celebration of some of the major festivals. A highlight of the year is the Chinese New Year Banquet which is celebrated with music, dressing up and much eating of Chinese food. We also find out about festivals from other traditions and religions such as Sukkot, Hannukah, Diwali and others less well known.