End of Year Performance Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8_8ob40uTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8_8ob40uTo

 

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’ve paid my dues
Time after time
I’ve done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face
But I’ve come through
(And the beat will go on and on and on and on)

[Chorus]
We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting…till the end
We are the champions, We are the champions
No time for losers cause we are the champions…
Of the world

[Verse 2]
I’ve taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it’s been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain’t gonna lose
(Where the beat just goes on and on and on and on)

[Outro]
We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting…till the end
We are the champions, We are the champions
No time for losers cause we are the champions…
Of the world
We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting…till the end
We are the champions, We are the champions
No time for losers cause we are the champions…

Sensational Soloist

Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017.
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 

On Tuesday evening, I sang a solo in the Lewisham Music Summer Gala at the Royal Festival Hall, in a song called ‘Sing’. There were five songs including that, ‘Sing and Swing’, ‘Listen to Us’, ‘My Town’ and ‘Oremi Je Ka Jo’. It was an amazing experience and I am still stunned by the memory of it. When our choir were performing, we did not do it just on our own, we sang it altogether, with twenty five other choirs. The amount of children was huge, about eight hundred! I was one of two who was picked to sing a solo on my own.

In the dressing room before hand, I was really nervous about it, as many people would be. Thankfully, I have a really good friend, who sprayed water on me to make me laugh!   Surprisingly, this worked.

During the performance, I had to stand at the edge of the stage, where there was another choir singing a completely different part. The rest of my choir were high on the balcony.

 

Me singing at the front.
Me singing at the front of the stage.

We sang the first song (‘Listen to Us’) and then I walked to the front and the music began. I counted the three and a bit bars before my part and then I began to sing. The conductor, Clare Caddick, had told me to really pronounce my ts, and during my part I remembered to do this, which made it sound a lot better. I stepped back and sang through the rest of the song at the front. Then I finished the song and bowed, before returning to the edge and singing through the last few songs.

For the penultimate song, the other soloist- John- sang his part brilliantly, before we launched into the final song. At the end everybody congratulated me and I met my parents. They were really proud of me, and I was really proud of myself!

This was a really amazing experience, and I enjoyed it so much. I would just like to thank Ms. Holder and Mr. Barrett for coordinating the whole thing, and teaching us the songs.

Mandarin Songs to Practise for the Summer Concert

On Thursday 13th May, the children will performing in two Summer Concerts at St Catherine’s Church.

10:00 until 11:00 – Reception, Yr1, Yr2, Yr3

13:50 until 15:10 – Yr4, Yr5, Yr6, Orchestra, Choir and Steel Pans

The children in Years 2 and 3 will be singing:

小兔子乖乖  (xiǎo tù zǐ guāi guāi) “Well-Behaved Little Rabbit”

The children in Years 4-6 will be singing:

蜗牛与黄鹂鸟 (Wō niú yǔ huáng lí  niǎo) Snail and Oriole Birds

You can listen to the songs by pressing the hyperlinks above.  The lyrics to both songs can be found on the PowerPoint below.

Download (PDF, 737KB)

Happy practising.

 

 

 

5M Half Term Projects

Throughout the term, students of 5M have been having fun learning about the Roman Empire during their topic classes. Over the half term break, the students are to complete a project of their choosing on the condition that it relates to the Roman Empire and that it is historically accurate.

We set aside a small portion of today’s lesson to brainstorm some possible project ideas. This is what the students came up with:

  • Write a Roman mythology story set in the modern day.
  • Produce a booklet, leaflet or poster on Roman gods, gladiators, the Roman army or any other significant part of the Roman Empire.
  • A diary entry written from your perspective but set in Roman times.
  • Roman fashion design.
  • Build or design a model of a Roman villa, The Colosseum, a chariot or any example of Roman architecture or technology.

Here are some great websites to help you with your research:

BBC Bitesize 

Primary Homework Help – The Romans

Ducksters – Ancient Rome

Students are also reminded to continue to practice their timetables and to make sure that they are accessing Bug-Club and Mathletics from home if possible.

Most importantly, enjoy a safe and relaxing break and make sure to have fun and enjoy the sunshine!

Mr McArthur.