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Telephone: 0117 903 0077

Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk

Headteacher: Mr T Browse BA (Hons)

Events

Well done to the children of key stage 2 choir who performed brilliantly last week at St George’s, Bristol. You looked sparkly and sounded amazing! I’m really looking forward to our final performance of the term at Carol’s Around the Tree on Tuesday 18th December, don’t forget to buy your tickets as they sell out fast.

In January there will be a choir starting for children in years 1 & 2.
It will be on Monday’s from 3.20-4pm. If you would like to reserve a place, please ask for a letter at the office.

Orchestral workshop

The band were invited to play in an orchestral workshop last week. They played alongside 80 other primary school children from Bristol schools, led by the international conductor Jonathan Lo. It was an amazing experience, at times responding to the smallest of hand movements. I must admit, when the music arrived in my in-box I was somewhat daunted, playing in 5 beats to a bar is not easy! However, the children rose the occasion and I was incredibly proud of them. The pieces included Mission Impossible, a medley from West Side Story and Simple Gifts.

School Instrumental Concert

Music News:

Well done to all children who performed either in the Summer Festival at St Ambrose or in the school instrumental concert. You were fabulous! If anyone’s interested, there is a ukelele workshop happening at Bristol Plays Music in the summer holidays, please see the flyer attached. Looking forward to another year of music-making. We are planning on having a bigger Key Stage 2 choir next year, so look out for the letters and sign up in September. Our first event will be a performance at St George’s, Brandon Hill at Christmas. The Key Stage 1 choir will still be free on Mondays but based at the Beehive Centre in St George and will be open to children from other local schools as well as Air Balloon, the perfect opportunity to meet a new friends.

Orchestra Workshop at Bristol University

On Tuesday members of the band took part in a primary orchestra workshop at Bristol University. They worked alongside trainee music teachers to rehearse and then perform 3 pieces: Finlandia, The Force Awakens and the Moana song How Far I’ll Go. If your child plays an instrument and would like to join the school band there will be places available in September. This activity runs for an hour after school on Fridays and is free of charge.

KS2 Choir Visit Colston Hall

This week members of the Key Stage 2 choir took part in a huge Sing Sing Sing event at Colston Hall – the final event before it closes for refurbishment until 2020. The children had a fantastic time; the sound of three thousand children’s voices was quite something. The older children then went on to perform on stage in the evening with the Bristol Youth Choir. I am particularly proud of them for learning the words of fifteen songs off by heart. It was a long day, but they behaved beautifully and sounded amazing, well done! Our final choir event of the year will be the summer concert involving 5 local schools at St Ambrose church on 13th July.

Music news from Miss Sadler

Recently, the band met with children from several other Bristol schools to play in an orchestral workshop at Brunel Fields primary. They did exceptionally well, singing & playing two pieces including How Far I’ll Go from the film Moana. I’m very proud of them for practising and performing this very difficult piece. You can see from the photographs just how much they enjoyed the afternoon. Our next event is in June when we will be taking part in an even bigger orchestral event at the university Anson Rooms.

World Book Day

Special Events
  • Data Collection Sheets
    On Monday, children will bring home envelopes containing Data Collection Sheets - these sheets contain the key information we hold about you and your child - please take some time to check that the details are correct, making any amendments necessary and returning the forms to the school office by Friday 2nd February.

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