In this first episode, The senior pupils ask questions to Mr Timms.
Year 7 have been learning about jazz concepts this term and so decided to use those skills for their Christmas performance. With jazzy rhythms, awesome improvisation and lots of fun altogether, we have two performances of ‘Good King Wences-jazz’!
All choirs are now rehearsing each week within their year group bubbles. Hot off the success of their performance in Friday’s nativity blockbuster, the Year 8 Chapel Choir are showcasing the beautiful ‘Christmas Blessing’, by Lloyd Larson (do join in with ‘Silent Night’ at the end!). Year 6 (who were also featured in yesterday’s film, did you hear them?) sing the classic ‘O Holy Night’ and Year 7 have been learning a Spanish carol, ‘A La Nanita Nana’, which leads into the timeless ‘Coventry Carol’.
Year 6 class work this term has focused on singing techniques and listening to each other whilst holding melodies and harmonies. They chose this chilled out Christmas tune to show off their skills and everyone was given the chance to sing in a smaller group if they wanted. This is ‘That’s Christmas to me’ by Pentatonix, sung by all of Year 6, recorded safely and within their classes.
Pupils in Year 8 present this half term’s Eco Show podcast
Our Senior instrumental ensemble is playing ‘Star of Bethlehem’ by John Williams. It’s one of his beautifully, haunting tunes from the classic Christmas movie, ‘Home Alone’. In the absence of a full school orchestra this term, this ensemble was put together especially for this occasion and features our music scholars in Years 7 and 8, along with some help from some promising musicians in Year 6.
Jennifer in Year 7 produced her own Christmas truce radio broadcast for her History project on World War 1.
Year 6 children have been creating their own sound effects in their drama classes. Can you guess which sounds are either a haunted house, rain or a spooky castle?
Thank you to the parents who sent in questions for Jonny Timms, who will become Walhampton’s new Head in January 2021. In this short recording, Jonny hopes you will get a sense of his vision to use Walhampton’s strong ethos and spectacular location as a foundation to build on the outstanding all-round education it offers.
You can also watch this as a video here.
6.2b English have been exercising their powers of persuasion. Here are their adverts for entirely useless products such as a sealed wineglass, a fork with a chain handle or a pet rock.