Thank you so much to you, the children and other staff at Christ Church Primary Academy for participating in the BBC Symphony Orchestra Connecting the Dots workshops with our players yesterday and today. Special thanks to Russell and Amanda for sorting out the technology. We’ve had a wonderful time and really enjoyed meeting you and the various classes. We especially loved the creative thoughts that came from the children and Alex and I will definitely remember the Kangaroo in a Lamborghini and the Frog on a BMX. Can you remind us which animal it was on the submarine; my sound cut out briefly so I didn’t catch that one!
As promised, a few more links that you might find interesting. Lucica, who led the workshop with Martha’s class has made a video of her performing with some of her young students which you might be interested in: https://youtu.be/ycmlX7Fac1Y
As Peter and Shirley explained, due to the constraints of Zoom it’s not possible for them to play together over that medium, but here is a short piece that they have put together with our regular guest pianist, Liz Burley, whilst they have been in isolation:
Year 6 has been working through the BBC ’10 pieces at home’ website this term.
Today, we listened to Anna Clyne’s Night Ferry and responded to the music through art. Here are some of our interpretations:
We’ve also been lucky enough to have workshops for each class ‘bubble’ organised by BBC music through Zoom with professional musicians. Today we had workshops from a cellist, violinist and a viola player. Tomorrow’s workshops are with a percussionist and an oboe/cor anglais player!
We have started reading Shackleton’s Journey and children had the opportunity to explore different media and create their own ocean-based piece using the front cover of the book as inspiration. Here is some of our work:
Next week (week commencing 22nd June 2020) all our Year 6 students will be taking part in a very exciting music project offered by musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
The project is called ‘Connecting the Dots’ and the workshops will offer schools a unique chance to meet a musician, hear them perform, ask questions and take part in musical activities together. Workshops will last 20 minutes and take place over video-conferencing technology.
Christ Church CE Primary & Nursery Academy will have five different BBC musicians working with the children and we are very excited to see what the children will learn.
Mrs Burford and the Year 6 children will report back after the project.
Here are some interactive, free resources that you might like to try with your family.
The Bible App for Kids
This app offers animated stories, games and activities and is free to download on android, apple and kindle.
Families can use the parent section of the website to find more free resources like colouring sheets, adventure books and parent guides.
Family Prayer Adventure Map
This website has a fantastic interactive, augmented reality prayer adventure map that you use with a smart phone or tablet. The map is free to download, and there is a video to explain how it works. Just follow the link to start your adventure!