SUMMER TERM 2021
We have had a very musical term, we even had a couple of visitors into the school, which has been an amazing, enriching experience for the children.
CUMBRIA SINGS - IT'S OK (PLEASE JUST SAY)
Welcome to the launch event for Cumbria Sings. Our first song is called 'It's Ok (Please Just Say) by Susan and Adam Sinclair from One More Song (www. onemoresong.co.uk)
This song encapsulates this current time for everyone. The video features children and families from all over Cumbria and is the first in a series of singing events for Cumbria. All the children from St. Catherine's we're invited to upload any of their creative responses. Hopefully this video will inspire you to join in any upcoming projects. We hope you enjoy it.
SONG ACADEMY is calling all creative and musical young people to get ready to enter
The Young Songwriter Competition 2021.
It's a wonderful opportunity to engage your children and celebrate their creative talents at home. The young songwriters are encouraged to ensure their songs are original compositions, however the song it self can be performed with the help from family and friends.
With judges including Fraser T Smith, Tilm Odell, Miranda Cooper, Calum Scott and Tom Grennan plus fantastic prizes, including a recording studio session and Yamaha equipment worth £1,000, this year is set to be bigger than ever.
Click on the link below to find out more details.
AUTUMN 1 - 2020
It is so good to be back at school with all the children!!
Below are a few photos and videos of what your children have been up to in their Music lessons this half term. It has been an absolute joy singing and playing the instruments with the children. Hope you enjoy the vidoes/photos
The children from Class 4 have been learning the song 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'. Below are a few video clips/photos of the chilldren rapping parts of the song, along with some of the compostions the children have created.
This half term, Class 3 have been learning the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley. Below are a few video clips of the children singing the song, along with their compositions that the children created to play along with the song.
In Class two, the children have been learning the song 'Hey You'. It is rap where they were able to add their own lyrics. Below are a couple video clips of the children singing and playing the glockenspiels to the song.
In Class one, we have been learning and singing a variety of songs, including Five Little Ducks; Head Shoulders, Knees and Toes; Pat-aCake to just name a few. Below is a video clip of the children singing along to 'This Old Man'.
Added too are videos of the children practicing/familarising themselves with the PULSE, RHYTHM and PITCH..... enjoy
WEEK ENDING 10/07/20 - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
The end of term is in sight, nearly time for a well earned rest.
Well done to these children that have logged onto Charanga this last week:
1. Matthew = 1340
2. Antony = 445
3. Liana = 180
WEEK ENDING 3/7/2020 - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Hello all, lots of music has been happening at school. Reception children have been learning the song 'Big Bear Funk' and had a go on the glockenspiels, Year 1 went into 'Music World' and chose the glockenspiel instrument to learn in there and the 'key worker' bubble have been learning the song 'Friendship', again also learning the glockenspiels part to go along with that song.
Well done to all those that have also logged on from home:
1. Joseph = 1695
2. Matthew = 1230
3. Milly = 815
4. Liana = 150
5. Tomasz = 130
TOMMORROW - WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY
ONLINE CONCERT - 2PM
Tomorrow there is a free Musical Comedy Cabaret. With the help of NYMAZ, there is a live stream performance from Graffiti Classics - 16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating. Not your usual string quartet!
See the link below how to watch it. Log onto it and click on the link for the concert. I guarantee it will put a smile on your face. The concert lasts about 35 minutes with a question and answer session afterwards. So if you have a question you would like to ask you can email your questions to
info@ nymaz.org.uk. It's suitable for any age and also in a link below is a resource pack which gives guidance on how to join the concert.
Really hope you enjoy the concert. If you do get chance to watch it, please do let me know what you thought of it at
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THIS:
THE DAILY SINGING RESOURCE
Don't forget about this amazing resource you can enjoy with your families at home. Below is the link from the Diocese of Leeds. Just to remind you, it is a free resource for families at home and for all primary schools, delivering virtual singing lessons. The teacher - Charlotte - is a talented music teacher and leads the sessions with great enthusiasm. The sessions include sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep the children engaged in lifting their voices to God. The lessons are available at 2pm, Monday to Friday.
WEEK ENDING 26.06.2020 - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
We are nearly at the end of term, only a few weeks left. I don't know about you and your families at home, but I know in my household, we have worked so hard during lockdown, and through out this second half of this summer term, my children are really looking forward to the summer holidays and a well earned rest.
So well done to all those children that have logged onto Charanga, continuing your music journey at home.
I have started delivering music lessons at school to all the children that are in, and its been wonderful singing together, playing music together: it is going to be so magical when all the children are back in school - I can't wait!!
Son here it is, this week's leader board :
1. Riya = 3670
2. Joseph = 1615
3. Matthew & Chloe K = 1150
5. Holly = 1125
6. Milly = 785
VIRTUAL BIG SING
What an amazing afternoon we've had at school, singing and dancing along with the Virtual Big Sing. Below are photos of us in school having a great time.
I was so happy to receive an e-mail from Matthew, with a photo of him enjoying the Virtual Big Sing. Thank you so much Matthew for your photo.
Anyone else that took photos, I would love to see.
Have a fabulous weekend and I'll be in touch next week.
WEEK ENDING 19.06.2020
This week's Charanga Leader Board.
Well done to all those that have logged on and had some Charanga fun this week:
1. Charlotte B = 1605
2. Joseph = 1565
3. Rosie = 1410
4. Roma = 1200
5. Holly = 1125
6. Chloe K = 1090
7. Matthew = 1060
8. Eddie = 825
9. Liana = 80
(lovely to see you Liana logging onto Charanga )
Hi all, its the
VIRTUAL BIG SING
this Friday 2-3pm.
All the information for this great event is below.
To confirm you need to sign up to the event via the link below. You should receive your link by 10am on Friday 19th June. (Remember you need to have signed up first, see link below.)
(If you can't make it this Friday, the Virtual Big Sing will be re-streamed on Sunday 21st June 2pm.)
I hope you are enjoying the resources on Charanga Yumu. You are more than welcome to post clips of you enjoying the Virtual Big Sing and practicing as well as performing on the day to the following social media pages. Show off your amazing singing and dancing!!
Happy singing everyone!!
Hi all, I just wanted to update you on the latest announcements regarding the Virtual Big Sing. So two celebrities (so far) have been unveiled:
'The Masked Singer' winner - Queen Bee a.k.a NICOLA ROBERTS
'The Voice' judge - JESSIE J
Check out the Facebook page to see messages from Nicola and Jessie.
So exciting, not long to go now, hope you have all started practicing the songs.
See the information below for all the details regarding The Virtual Big Sing and the Facebook link.
Happy singing all Mrs Richardson
NORFOLK MUSIC HUB BIG SING 2020 - FRIDAY 19th JUNE 2PM-3PM
I'm so excited to tell you all about an event that I have signed our school up for - The Norfolk Music Hub Big Sing 2020. You can find all the details about this amazing event in the letter attached below. The event has a FaceBook page that parents can follow to keep up to date with all the latest news. News out today is that the organizers have signed up a very well known celebrity to join in the event - check out the FaceBook link below to find out which celebrity it is!!
I have uploaded all the songs you need to learn onto your assignments over on Charanga.
Happy singing everyone, any questions please do not hesitate to ask
WEEK ENDING 12TH JUNE - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Hi all, another week finished... you are all doing so brilliantly well with your home learning. It was lovely to see some of the children in school this week - I just hope it is not too long before you are all back in at school. It is very strange being there without everyone else
Anyway, back to the task at hand, the leader board. Well done to all of you that found the time to have some 'Charanga' fun this last week:
1. Joseph = 1435
2. Rosie = 1400
3. Charlotte B = 1315
4. Marta = 1255
5. Chloe K = 1000
6. Eddie = 810
7. Milly = 745
8. Sophie = 700
9. Lola = 360
WEEK ENDING 05.06.2020 - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Hi all, I hope you are all back into the swing of things with the home learning after a well rested half term. Thank you as always to all those who have logged onto Charanga and had some musical fun.
I wonder if any of you have started learning the songs for the Virtual Big Sing: I have seen on your personal activity log that some of you have - AMAZING!!!.
I would love to see any videos of you practicing the songs or any musical activity, missing you all of your faces. So if you would like to get in touch, as always, you can reach me via my school e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
So here it is, this week's Charanga Leader Board:
1. Riya = 3500
2. Joseph = 1325
3. Holly = 1125
4. Rosie = 1205
5. Roma = 1200
6. Joshua S = 1195
7. Annie = 1115
8. Chloe K = 910
9. Eddie = 800
10. Henry = 780
11. Matthew = 760
12. Milly = 675
13. Joey = 455
14. Lola = 360
15. Charlotte M= 355
16. Ellis = 320
YOU ARE ALL SUPERSTARS - WELL DONE
WEEK ENDING 22/05/2020 - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Another week of musical superstars!! Well done to:
1. Riya = 3330
2. Roma = 1200
3. Joseph = 1185
4. Charlotte Barnes = 1165
5. Holly = 985
6. Natalia= 825
7. Anna = 820
8. Rosie = 785
9. Amelia = 780
10. Eddie = 640
11. Matthew = 610
12. Milly = 535
13. Sophie = 500
14. Mae = 260
15. Archie = 230
16. Ciaran = 160
17. Justin = 40
That's 7 weeks now enjoying Music from home - half term next week, so give yourself a well earned break.
WEEK ENDING - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Well done as always to all those of you that have logged onto Charanga this last week,
keep up the good work .
1. Riya = 3320
2. Maria = 2245
3. Joseph = 1085
4. Holly = 970
5. Natalia = 825
6. Chloe K = 700
7. Matthew = 585
8. Eddie = 510
9. Rosie = 485
10. Sophie = 400
11. Lola = 360
12. Layla - Pearl = 200
13. Jessica = 30
WEEK ENDING 8.5.2020 - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Here it is, a celebration of all those that have logged on this last week. Thank you once again, as always, I think you are all superstars:
1. Riya = 3320
2. Joshua S = 1195
3. Roma = 1165
4. Joseph = 985
5. Holly = 970
6. Natalia = 825
7. Matthew = 585
8. Oscar B = 480
9. Joey = 455
10. Sophie = 320
11. Bella = 140
12. Antony = 50
8.5.2020 - VE Day Celebrations:
Hello children, hope you all had chance to celebrate and reflect/remember VE Day. With my family, we made our own bunting and decorations, observed the 2 minute silence on our doorstep and we had afternoon tea whilst listening to World War 2 songs. It was a day of reflection of the past, of all those that sacrificed so much for the freedom we enjoy today; and the present, thinking of those who are working so hard on the front line in hospitals, battling Covid-19.
With this Friday being a special day to celebrate VE 75, I have found a link to share with you: songs of World War 2. I hope you enjoy listening to them with your family. Below are some questions I would like you to consider when listening to these nostalgic songs.
WEEK ENDING 01.05.2020 - CHARNAGA LEADER BOARD
Well done again to all those that have logged on this week. Here's a run down of the children who have had a bit of Charanga fun this week, along with their points.
1. Joshua S = 1135
2. Charlotte Barnes =935
3. Joseph = 905
4. Holly = 880
5. Natalia & Nikola = 825
7. Chloe K = 640
8. Matthew = 565
9. Eddie = 430
10. Rosie = 385
11. Ann Maria = 370
12. Milly = 355
13. Ellis = 200
14. Joey = 190
15. Archie = 160
16. Alyssia & Angelina = 150
18. Lola = 110
19. Ciaran = 90
20. Amelia-Rose = 60
Hopefully a little inspiration for you. Here's my Alfie accessing the drum lessons on Charanga world. He started in the right place and ended in the right place... phew
WEEK ENDING 24.4.2020 - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Thank you once again for all of you that have logged on and have had some Charanga fun:
1. Riya = 3320
2. Maria = 2025
3. Joshua S = 805
4. Joseph = 775
5. Amelia W = 710
6. Holly = 705
7. Morrigan = 690
8. Natalia = 605
9. Chloe K = 565
10. Oscar H = 350
11. Eddie = 340
12. Laura & Henry = 330
14. Charlotte M = 315
15. Rosie = 305
16. Gracie = 250
17. Oscar B = 180
18. Sophie = 60
19. Scarlett = 40
20. Oliver H = 20
WEEK ENDING 17.4.20 - CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Thank you for all those who has logged on this week and well done. Here is the leader board, along with their points, of the children that have logged on this week:
1. Riya = 2730
2. Maria = 2025
3. Marta = 955
4. Aaron & Nikola = 810
5. Alex = 745
6. Amelia = 680
7. Joshua S = 525
8. Joseph = 525
9. Matthew = 485
10. Nicholas = 400
11. Monika = 380
12. Charlotte Barnes = 320
13. Chloe K = 305
14. Charlotte Mandale = 295
15. Emily = 290
16. Milly = 285
17. Natalia = 275
18. Anna = 265
19. Amy = 220
20. Mae & Oscar H = 210
22. Ann Maria = 180
23. Henry, Gracie & Flynn = 160
25. Layla-Pearl = 150
26. Rosie = 140
27. Theo = 100
28. Lola = 90
29. Joey = 30
30. Charlotte Bambury
WEEK ENDING 17.4.20 - MUSIC TASK UPDATE
Thank you to Chloe and Joseph for sending in photos of themselves accessing Charanga online. Another top tip from the Kelly's, as you can see in one of the photos, Joseph has downloaded a glockenspiel app on a phone, so can play the glockenspiel whilst partaking in the lesson online on a computer - super!!
CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Well done to all those that have logged onto Charanga during the Easter Holidays. So here it is, the current leader board, name and how many points:
1. Riya = 2080
2. Marta = 825
3. Annie = 760
4. Casper = 740
5. Roma = 640
7. Matthew & Leah = 315
9. Joseph = 260
10. Natalia = 250
11. Milly = 230
12. Chloe K = 225
13. Fintan = 190
14. Archie & Ellis = 160
16. Bella = 130
17. Alyssia = 100
18. Gracie = 90
19. Antony = 50
20. Ben & Ciaran= 40
22. Dylan, Lewis K & Sienna Cardia = 10
Thank you all for having a go and enjoying music from home. Please do send any photos or video clips of you having fun to email@example.com
This coming week, watch out for new updates on the Charanga website.
WEEK ENDING 27/03/2020
CHARANGA LEADER BOARD
Well done to ALL of you that have logged on to Charanga this week and enjoyed music learning from the very comfort of your home. Here is what the Leader Board looks like this week:
1. Riya = 940 points
2. Jude = 780 points,
3. Maria = 765 points
4. Amelia.W = 540 points
5. Marta = 400 points
6. Roma = 320 points
7. Laura = 270 points
8. Natalia = 250 points
9. Casper = 240 points
10. Leah & Jacob.R = 215 points
12. Anna = 180 points
13. Nikola, Milly & Monika = 160 points
16. Angelina = 150 points
17. Archie & Amy = 140 points
19. Fintan = 130 points
20. Emily = 110 points
21. Mae = 100 points
22. Chloe B = 80 points
23. Lola & Rosie = 70 points
25. Amelia-Rose, Maja, Jessica & Cameron = 60 points
29. Oscar H, Joseph, Chloe K & Matthew = 50 points
32. Alyssia = 40 points
33. Holly, Bella, Charlotte M = 30 points
35. Antony, Ciaran, Ann Maria = 20 points
37. Sapphire & Henry = 10 points
(Also logged on this week but gained no points were: Alex, Justin & Charlotte B)
WELL DONE EVERYBODY
I'll check in on everyone's activity after the Easter Holiday.
Don't forget you can keep in touch via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a fabulous Easter.
26.03.2020 Hello 'St. Catherinites'
Hope you are all keeping well.
Just wanted to share with you all, 'my' Alfie accessing Music via Charanga. He's on the Music World, which I have added to your Charanga, learning how to play the drums. Thank goodness I can control the volume on his set of drums.
Don't forget you can send me your photos and videos of your fabulous music making to email@example.com
So far this week, Riya Joshy is in the lead on my 'Charanga Activity Leader Board'. I will update my 'Leader Board' tomorrow teatime, to show who has logged on and had fun!! Keep smiling and having fun all
Class One showcasing their amazing musical talents this term.....
Class 2 showcasing how amazing they are at the RECORDERS!!
Choir doing there bit for the community, singing Christmas Carols at local nursing homes: ColdSprings and Croft Avenue
Fabulous Festive Fun
had by all at Centre Parcs!!!
The children were fantastic, a credit to our school.
Choir's first Christmas event this season at Rheged.
The choir represented the school beautifully.
Class 4 awesome composers
Instrumental section composed and performed by Oliver Jaques
Other compositions by members of Class 4
Composers and Performers
Song performed by class 3,
instrumental section composed by Charlotte Mandale.
On Friday 5th July, we had a performance assembly.
Below we have Class 1 performing their song 'Round and Round'.
Next, we have Class 3 performing the song 'Stop Bullying'.
The children added their own lyrics to this rap.
Year 1 & 2 Musical Workshop
On Monday 17th June, Year 1 & 2 had the privilege of receiving a music workshop from Geoff (BlueJam). Geoff taught us an original rap song all about the importance of recycling and caring for our world. We incorporated our RainSticks (made from junk recycling) that we made in class with Mrs Richardson.
We are SO excited to share this song, along with all the other songs we are learning for our Little Big Sing Concert on Monday 1st July.
Class 3 Composers/Singers
The children have thoroughly enjoyed this latest topic:
Below are a few video clips show casing the children's brilliant singing and their impressive compositions.
The children's composition recorded on paper.
The next three video clips are of some of the children playing their own compositions.
Friday 26th April 2019
'Friday Live' Primary School Concert: Festivo Winds.
Year 6 had the privilege to listen to Festivo Wind, a dymanic group of young musicians from around the world. The wind quintet consists of Leila Marshall (flute), Adam Bowman (oboe), Andy Mellor (clarinet), Tom Edwards (french horn) and Holly Redshaw (Bassoon).
Enjoy the videos below.
Following the success of our Young Voices Concert,
the choir visited the residents of Croft Avenue Nursing home.
They sang a selection of songs from the Young Voices Concert 2019.
What an amazing time we had the
YOUNG VOICES CONCERT
Well done to all those involved.
Spring term 2019
Class 4 - Budding Muscians
Class 3 Budding Muscians -
doing a little bit of improvising in these clips...
Class 2 Recorders
Spring term 2019
Class 1 - performing ‘Big Bear Funk’
Well done to our Choir once again!
Another amazing performance!
Carol Singing at Centre Parcs 2018
Fun was had by all.
Many 'holiday makers' commented how they had thoroughly enjoyed our singing.
St. Andrew's Carol Concert 2018
The children represented the school superbly at the carol concert on Tuesday 11th December. We are very proud of them all (only got a chance to take a photo during the rehearsal).
Choir represented the school superbly today (Tuesday 4th December 2018) at Croft Avenue; singing a selection of carols and festive songs.