Singing at Godolphin School

As a school, we were invited to attend a singing event at Godolphin School in Salisbury, which included singing workshops and a performance to parents at the end of the day. A group of 13 children from all years went along for the day who were joined by another primary school in the area, and all had a fantastic time.

After juice and biscuits on arrival (and break!), they learned some interesting breathing exercises to help them breathe properly for singing, which also involved laying on the floor. They then practised the five songs they’ve been learning over the weeks which included ‘Up on the roof’, ‘You’ve got a friend in me’, ‘When I grow up’ and an African song.

In the afternoon, the two choirs were joined by the Godolphin choir from Years 7 and 8 and the performance sounded beautiful. FJS children did the school proud because they performed wonderfully and behaved impeccably. The children also thoroughly enjoyed the long lunchbreak exploring the expansive grounds too!

School Council News

The school Council were lucky to be invited to The Regal Cinema in Fordingbridge. We had a lovely walk into Fordingbridge and enjoyed the experience of watching the film.

We watched the film Plastic Ocean, which was quite a hard hitting film about the effect of plastic pollution on sea life. As a result of watching the film we have decided to discuss what we can do to help the environment in school.

Sports Day

FJS Sports Day 2019…..

Choir at Fordingbridge Culture Week

Last Friday after a wet and rainy morning, the choir walked to St Mary’s Church to perform to a packed audience.

FJS choir started the performance by singing four of their favourite songs including Make Your Own Kind of Music and How far I go, followed by the FIS choir.  The choirs then came together as a joint choir to sing five songs including A Million Dreams, Believe and Mamma Mia as their finale.

Both choirs sang beautifully and with such confidence.  It was a fantastic performance and a real pleasure to see them perform.  Well done.

E-Safety for Parents

 These are the most popular apps used by our Year 6 children

  • 41% of parents feel their children know more about being online than they do
  • The average time spent online by a 8-11 year old is 13.5 hours per week
  • 40% of children who have their own tablet are allowed to take their device to bed
  • 77% of children regularly use YouTube as a form of entertainment
  • 42% of parents have no knowledge of content filters
  • 19% of parents with children 5-15 have never spoken to them about the risks online

These are just some of the figures we explored at a recent e-safety session for parents, as well as looking at practical suggestions for keeping children safe online.

The presentation is available here if you were unable to make the session – https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/fordingbridge-junior/UploadedDocument/2bfcb698c96642b297b2f8e31d021453/e-safety-2019-ks2.pdf

Buzzing about Bach

After a week of listening to Johan Sebastian Bach in all classes across the school, the History of Music was launched in Singing Assembly this week.

Each half term the children will be introduced to different genres of music in chronological order of periods of time. This term the genre is classical dating as far back as 1750, and they will learn different composers each week.

It was great to hear how children were able to give facts and express their own opinions about this composer depending on whether they liked it or not. Hopefully, they will be able to compare and contrast as they are introduced to more composers.

Next week it will be Vivaldi!

Happy listening!