Panatical Steel Band Visits Anne Dale!

As part of the school’s summer end of term celebrations, the school was entertained by a steel band which visited school from their Eastleigh Crestwood College!

Playing tunes such as “Hot Hot Hot” and “Rude” the hall was filled with music originating from the Caribbean Islands, which the children also learnt a little about during the performance.

This was a fitting and upbeat end to the term, which sees a range of both pupils and staff leave AnneDale, moving to new and exciting places – none perhaps quite as exciting as the Caribbean Islands though…

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If you are interested in finding out more and following Panatical’s progress then check out their Facebook page here for more information…

[Written by Mr Thorns]

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Year 6 Cinderella Performance – SPOILER ALERT!

Cinderella RockerfellaAs is customary at the end of term at Anne Dale, children
across the school were treated to an end of year performance from Year 6 of Cinderella-Rockerfella! Filled with booing, hissing and a batch of wingless fairies, Cinderella Rockerfella was a delight to behold.

The singing was fantastic, with carefully choreographed dancing and small group numbers, alongside heart moving solo performances by a talented Year 6 cast. With a fairytale set, excellently produced by children across the year group, this performance was watched with enthusiasm by the entire school.

In a pantomime style performance, children were enraptured and entranced by Buttons, Cinders and two rather manly looking ugly sisters! With cameo appearances from “Fairy Liquid”, James Bond and Teaser the friendly dalmatian!

This was a fitting send off to a year group who will be sadly missed at Anne Dale as they move onward in their journey to secondary school. Well done for a wonderful production enjoyed by all!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Year 4 Try to Play Recorders!

In Year 4 this term, everyone has been practising using the recorders. It’s a great way to try new things, have fun and practice skills. Everyone has been playing pieces such as, “There’s a Bee in my Bonnet”, “ABBA” and “Strictly B”.

If you’re interested in recorder, there’s a recorder club after school or you can have a go on your own at home. It’s simple and fun to do, why not have a go?

Here’s a link to an easy recorder tutorial that you can have a go at, at home:

[By an Anne Dale Digital Leader ~ MP4]

Orchestra interview

Orchestra has been practicing pieces every Tuesday in the hall after school. They have been playing in orchestra since the beginning of the year and it’s a great way to practice and have fun with other musicians. Here is an interview with Ellen T from K4:

Anne dale digital leader (MP4): What instrument do you play?

Ellen: I play the Cello.

Digital leader: How long have you been playing?

Ellen: About a year.

Digital leader: What’s your favourite part of orchestra and why?

Ellen: Playing the cello with friends because it’s fun.

Digital leader: Why did you decide to start the cello?

Ellen: Because I saw someone playing the cello in assembly and it inspired me.

Digital leader: What would be your tip to other musicians?

Ellen: Keep calm and play Cello!

Don’t forget, if you play a musical instrument and you’re interested in joining orchestra on a Tuesday after school, it’s not too late to start! Just inform Miss Money for more details and hopefully you’ll join in with the fun!

[Written by Anne Dale Digital Leader]

Orchestra tries new and challenging pieces

At orchestra here at Anne Dale, several musicians are putting their skills to the test. The orchestra is made up of violins, pianos, flutes, trombones, trumpets, clarinets, guitars and cellos. All the instruments and their players are practising extremely hard and hope to one day play in a professional orchestra.

If you would like to join, make sure you have at least a year’s experience of your instrument and talk to Miss Money (who teaches MP4) as she is in charge of the orchestra itself.

Some music sites you might like are:

[Written by Josie Solé ~ Digital leader]


Year 4 Ukulele Performance!

On the Friday 11th December 2015, Year 4 did a ukulele performance to their parents and all of their friends and family! They all played some songs that the parents might know and we all played them for the families of all of the students. They played “When The Saints Go Marching In”and “Little Drummer Boy” – the whole of the school like that song!

We had lots of fun and we love playing the ukulele. It is all thanks to the great and wonderful Miss Money who has been teaching us the ukulele for the last 10 or 12 weeks and we have all enjoyed playing with her on a Monday afternoon. We went through lots of hard work in are practices and we would like to keep on playing and learning even more great songs!

We would all like to say thank you to MISS MONEY for some of the best teaching ever “THANK YOU MISS MONEY” from year 4 🙂

[Written by Jack Bryant ~ Digital Leader]

Boomwhackers in Year 5…

Boomwhackers are a long or short tubes that you hit on your hand to make a sound. There are different notes for different colour tubes and lengths. We use them in music lessons every 2 weeks. They are really fun!

We have Miss Money for these lessons, who is the school’s music teacher. She makes the lessons fun, we all get to take part and I look forward to it every week!

[Written by Bethan D ~ Digital Leader]





Piano lessons at Anne Dale…

At our school, music lessons are great!

I am currently learning the piano. We are learning to play notes [c, d, e, f and g.]. Songs we play are called: CD party, Here comes E and Copy Cat, all using the same notes. Our teacher is great and is loads of fun. They give us loads of fun little targets and merit stickers for great practice.

It’s sometimes difficult, but once you under stand the song and can play it really well, you’re proud of what you have achieved and enjoy playing the new song.

[Written by Callum R ~ Digital Leader]




Music leassons

Lots of children have joined music lessons this year and many have moved up a group. Remember to practice hard and test your skills! Have fun playing musicians!

There is also the weekl;y singing club, run by Miss Money, continuing this year as well!

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Here are some fun music sites for mixing your own beat box tracks! Explore and enjoy:

[By Josie S ~ digital leader]