Ready for Battle!

This coming Monday, 5th March, children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be heading to Cadogan Hall to take part in the exciting participatory concert – “Battle of Britain”.

We will form the largest section of the audience on the day and we really want make an incredible sound when we sing.

To make the day special as possible, please help us with the following:

  1. Encourage you child to practise using the music playlist below (most are under a minute long).
  2. Download the word sheet below
  3. Send you child to school on Monday in WW2 clothing. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it will make a big difference to the mood if we up in some sort of WW2 dress. Being so cold, practicality must still come first, of course!
  4. If you want to see even more, including interesting articles on the Battle of Britain, see the Classical Roadshow Website: https://www.classicalroadshow.co.uk/our-projects

Download (PDF, 131KB)

Practice over the weekend with the song playlist below here:

 

Battle of Trafalgar – Our Day on the Stage

In Cadogan Hall, we watched and sang along to a brilliant recount of the Battle of Trafalgar.  We traveled there by train and tube.  On arriving, we ate our lunch, unfortunately I did not manage to eat all of it.  It was deafening eating lunch, as there were hundreds of children chatting and singing, as not all the schools were eating.  The Year 4s traveled together with Miss Izibili.  Once we had all sat down, the marvelous conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrated what each instrument sounded like.  Some sounds can make you feel nauseous or queasy, other sounds can make you feel excited or scared.  I made up a story related to how each instrument sounded.
 
Edmund Waller Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
We had to remain ready throughout the rehearsals

 

Rehearsing with the orchestra, ballet and presenter.
Rehearsing with the orchestra, ballet and presenter
After that, we saw the performance and it was phenomenal!  I could have wished for nothing better from them.  It sounded beautiful when all the children and adults sang together.  At the beginning, it was sad.  When they celebrated Nelson’s birthday it was enjoyable.  The audience laughed when the dancers brought Lord Nelson a birthday cake through and danced around him.  We were told to dress as the crew of a ship and I dressed up in a striped navy blue and white top with denim jeans.  I go skiing every year, so I have a collection of medals and badges, which I pinned to my top.  I really enjoyed the educational visit to Cadogan Hall.
 – Olivia, 4B (abridged)
Us in our dressing room
Us in our dressing room