Join in the Durham Big Sing on 25th June at 2pm. We will be singing various songs and will include links each week for new songs to learn. We are learning these songs in school and it would be great if those of you at home can join in too. There is a short introductory video you might like to watch:
Well done everyone who took part in the Big Sing on Thursday. We had lots of fun at school and I know lots of you joined in at home. We even got a few shout outs! Can you think which song was our favourite?
Take 5 Styles - performed by Olivia in Y3
Take 5 Styles - Year 2 and 3 Key Worker Group
Take 5 Styles - Year 4 and 5 Key Worker Group
Take 5 Styles - Year 6 Group A
Give it 1 - Year 2 and 3 Key Worker Group
Give me 1 - Year 4 and 5 Key Worker Group
Completely Uniquely Me - Year 2 and 3 Key Worker Group
Remember to access the Durham Music Service Youtube site on #DMShomesessions. Please send us pictures of any musical activities you and your family are taking part in.
Here is some of the music we have been doing at home and school:
Today the Year 2 and 3 Key Worker Group took part in the first ever the Durham Music Service live lesson. We learnt a new song called Mary Mack's Mother. It had lots of tongue twisters in. We also starting to sing in 2 parts. We really enjoyed it and can't wait for our next live lesson on Wednesday when we will be learning the ukulele.
There are lots of other live lessons that Durham Music are doing - go to their Youtube page to find out more!
Mary Mack's Mother - Year 2 and 3 Key Worker Group
On Friday, the Year 2 and 3 Key Worker Group had a go at creating their very own body percussion piece using Durham Music Service's 'Boom, Snap, Clap' video as inspiration. Check out the DurhamMusic Youtube page for more fun music videos.
body percussion 1.mov
Mrs Whitton and Miss Timms - Morning (Grieg) from Peer Gynt
Clap for Carers 30th April
On Thursday evening Patrick, Miss Timms and Mrs Whitton played Singing in the Rain as part of the Clap for Carers. Next week (Thursday 7th May) they will be playing We'll Meet Again in remembrance of VE day. We would love for anyone else to join us. Contact Miss Timms if you would like music.
Patrick - Singing in the Rain
Miss Timms - Singing in the Rain
Mrs Whitton - Singing in the Rain
Thank you Freya for your lovely piano piece Egyptian Level
Another duet from Mrs Whitton and Miss Timms, this time The Flower Duet from Delibe's opera Lakme
Mrs Whitton and Miss Timms have been busy playing some duets together
Jupiter from The Planets (Gustav Holst)
The staff and children were treated to a piano performance of Any Dream Will Do by Sophie on Friday
Clap for Carers 23rd April
On Thursday evening Patrick and Miss Timms played Land of Hope and Glory as part of the Clap for Carers. Next week (Thursday 30th April) Patrick and Miss Timms will be playing Singing in the Rain and we would love for anyone else to join us. Contact Miss Timms if you would like music.
Patrick - Land of Hope and Glory
Miss Timms - Land of Hope and Glory
Patrick had his first trumpet lesson via zoom, which he really enjoyed
Art at Home and at School
Here are some of the Art activities we have been carrying out at home and school:
Penny and Martha have built a castle fit for two princesses!
We have been building our own version of the Titanic at school out of cardboard boxes. What junk modelling have you done at home?
Thank you Sophie for your beautiful rainbow artwork. What rainbow art have you been doing at home?
Here are some of the dance activities we have been doing at home and at school:
Christmas events at Finchale 2019
A concert from the Durham Music Service
Finchale Family Sing-Along with performances from Freya on the Keyboard and our wonderful Choir.
Year 2 festive Ukulele concert
Photography Competition 2019
Thanks to our Photography Exhibition and our special guest judge the 12 winners were chosen with a special winner winning a place on the front cover!
Well Done to all our winners and for those who have supported us by buying our first Finchale Calendar.
Our Winners and Calendar
Thank you to everyone who took part during the Summer Holidays. We have had 170 entries from Students, Parents, Teachers and Governors; all showing inspiring images.
A special judging panel has reviewed them all and we have chosen our 32 finalists!
See them all below, proudly, with their certificates.
On Thursday 7th November we had a photograph exhibition where everyone who came to look at the final 32 photos were asked to vote for their top 6 photographs so that we could have 13 final photographs to make our Finchale Calendar 2020.
Thank you to everyone who came to support us especially those students who came to vote from the local Comprehensive schools. We had 165 people who voted.
Thank you also to our special judge, an art teacher, from our local comprehensive school, who came to pick the one photograph that will be proudly upon the front of our calendar this year.
The results have been calculated and the results will be announced shortly!
Celebrating Diwali at Finchale
Thank you to Jay de Silva who came in to teach us all about Diwali and to run workshops in Reception and Year 3.
The whole school learned about the festival in our school assembly before Reception created Rangoli patterns out of coloured rice and Year 3 decorated jars for tea lights. Both Reception and Year 3 also took part in some traditional Indian dancing, which everyone enjoyed throughly.
Art displayed in our corridors
At the start of September 2019 Year 3 looked at various kinds of scribble art. As part of a 'Get to know you' activity we decided to create our own scribble art with hidden pictures within the loops depicting what we like doing or eating.