22 June 2020 We are nearly there...!
Hello again everyone,
We hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to your summer holidays. What a strange last term it's been, very different to what we are used to!
This is our last newsletter for the year, and we want to thank you all for your support during the year. Thanks to everyone who sent in videos, photos and messages, it's been great to hear from you all. We can't wait to see you all again and to start making music together.
Best of luck to all the girls and boys in 6th class who will be moving into secondary school, we have loved getting to know you all and singing and playing music together over the years. We are also looking forward to meeting all the new pupils starting school this September!
Here are a few fun activities to do during the holidays, don't forget to ask permission before going online!
Have a great summer break and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
This Is Me from The Greatest Showman
Quite a lot of you were involved in learning this song for Singfest, and you may also have learnt it in school. We think it's one of the best highlights from last year and the song has a very powerful message for us all - especially for those of you in 6th class moving into secondary school, making new friends and learning lots of new things. Keep remembering how strong and brave you all are, you can achieve anything!
This Is Me
Click on the button (This Is Me) to see our school choir and Singfest choirs performing the song together at last year's Singfest Gala Concert.
We will be looking for new members for our Singfest choirs, please ask your parents/guardians to like our Facebook page so you can keep up to date with all our events. You will find the link below.
Junior & Senior Infants
We are really looking forward to the summer break and here is a song from our friends at NYCOS called Mister Sun.
You might already know the song and will need a bouncy ball for the game that goes along with it. Try it with a partner outside in the sun!
We just love this song, all about the things we love to do in the summer, and no doubt there are lost more things that you all like to do in the summer!
1st & 2nd Class
Our friends in NYCOS have made so many fun music videos, it's hard to chose just one this week!
This is a fun game and all you need is a small ball or beanbag. Try it with a partner for an extra challenge.
See how fast you can go!!
Here is a fun song that is also a workout for your brain.
Can you keep up with all the different actions, and sing some of the song in your head?
Make up your own actions too - the sillier the better!
Moving to the Music
3rd & 4th Class
Some of you might remember this song, with a body percussion pattern? In this video we use plastic cups to play the percussion pattern.
This song comes from New Zealand and as well as learning a body percussion pattern, if you play the ukulele, you will be able to play along with the chords in the video.
Epo I Tai Tai E
5th & 6th Class
Rob Kitchen has a music and science experiment for us this week: to make a glass harmonica.
You will need some glasses and a jug of water for this, and once it's made, you will be able to play a song on it!
Here is another great video from Rob's Kitchen Music, a cup passing game you can do with your family and friends.
Everyone needs 1 cup, and follow the video carefully as Rob takes us through each section.
Cup Passing Game
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