Christmas 2018

This year two shows were performed with the whole school involved – within the last week all pupils had performed in their own concerts to full houses of parents, friends and relatives.

Mon 10thand Tues 11th – afternoon performances

All the children in key stage one performed a musical ‘Penguin Pete’ with dancing and singing and the youngest ones accompanying the songs with different percussion. As Penguin Pete searches for Santa he comes across the story of the first Christmas. Year 2 acted and sung the story of Penguin Pete, accompanied by year one pupils.

The reception classes appeared and depicted a traditional nativity with songs telling the story.

EYFS nativity

The youngest pupils, in our two reception classes told the story of the first Christmas

The whole school, accompanied by families and friends, values the special Christingle service they hold annually in the magnificent chapel at Haileybury. Led by Rev Briggs, pictured with some of the youngest children who show us the story of Christmas,  the year 6 pupils read and everyone sings the traditional carols accompanied by the fantastic organ.

Evening concerts at Roselands – key stage two – Wed 12thand Thurs 13thDec

The first part of each evening concert saw all the school’s musical ensembles, groups, instrumentalists and orchestra playing festive pieces:

Flutes, pianists, violinists, cellists, oboe players, guitarists, brass

Then all our key stage 2 children presented a musical version of Christmas Carol – Scrooge – The Man Who Hated Christmas where many of the year 6 class sung solo parts. They were accompanied by all puils in years 3,4, and 5 – the whole of key stage 2

The whole school worked together with staff sharing responsibilities for music, dancing, acting, making costumes and scenery. They were fully supported by a very helpful ‘Friends of Roselands’ (FORS) who checked programmes at the door and set up refreshments for the interval.

Designs of scenery and costumes, led by Classroom assistant Stacey Wyman enhanced the production where the talented pupils acted, sung and danced. They were accompanied by some of the school’s music staff:  Dr Lis McCullough on piano, Kate Watchorn on flute and  Stuart Pringle on drumkit

Headteacher Jane Carson said ‘It was exciting to work with the children and see them flourish with confidence, respecting and valuing each others capabilities and talents. The teamwork amongst staff and pupils is a great strength of our school and particularly evident in such productions.’