Edinburgh Primary ~ a community school with a passion for the arts!
5R Class Assembly
15th December 2022
Today we were treated to a fantastic class assembly led by 5R. It was amazing to see just how much the children have learnt in only one term! A huge well done to all children for putting on such a great performance-the acting was superb in the group performances. It was great to see the children so engaged in their learning and also being so creative in their own presentations.
Pantomime comes to Edinburgh!
9th December 2022
Today, children were treated to a fantastic live performance! Many children said it was the best pantomime they had ever seen and that they enjoyed every single minute! Lots of laughter, fun and cheering... we look forward to next year!
8th December 2022
Today was an absolute joy to see our youngest children perform their nativity. I must say that the children sang beautifully and the acting was fantastic! I was really impressed with how children spoke their lines and how well they worked as a team! It was also amazing to see so many parents!
Orchestra performance at the Winter Fayre
2nd December 2022
What a perfect end to the week - our orchestra prepared a fantastic performance to start our winter fayre. It was so impressive and many thanks to the East London Music Group for working with our children all term to create such a polished performance. We look to many more events in the future!
Art Smart Challenge Autumn 2
4th November 2022
We are really excited about our new Art Smart Challenge for this half term. Please see the attached document and we look forward to seeing the entries!
Black History Week
17th October 2022
This week, the whole school will be celebrating Black History Month. Every year group will be focussing on a different genre of music inspired, created, and performed by Black people from across the world. We will be listening to music, singing and dancing to music from a wide range of cultures and countries including Calypso; Motown, Afrobeats; and Samba. Every class will also creat a beautiful artwork inspired by the sounds and artists of their chosen genre. In our end-of-week celebration assembly, each year group will get to perform their special song from their chosen genre to celebrate the amazing influence Black people have had on music throughout history.
Art Smart Challenge Winners Autumn 1
21st October 2022
Congratulations to all of our Art Smart winners - your work is fantastic!
5P Class Assembly
20th October 2022
Today we were treated to a fantastic Tudor assembly led by 5P. It was amazing to see just how much the children have learnt in only half a term! A huge well done to all children for putting on such a great performance.
2022 Art Ambassadors
7th October 2022
This week, our new Art Ambassadors were elected. We received so many applications and huge thanks goes to all the children who applied for an art ambassador role. The artwork entered was exquisite and our previous ambassadors had a very hard time choosing! However, this year’s ambassadors have been elected and are as follows…
National Poetry Day
6th October 2022
Across the nation, National Poetry Day is being celebrated today. This years’ national theme is the environment. At Edinburgh, each year group will focus on one element of the environment and learn how to construct a poem. Once poems have been written, children will get to vote for their favourite! The winning poem from Edinburgh will be entered into the National Poetry Day competition. We will announce our winner in our assembly and let you know in our newsletter so stay tuned!
Orchestra rehearsals are back!
6th October 2022
Today, our orchestra got back together for their first rehearsal since the summer break. It was fantastic to see the East London Music Group back at Edinburgh, continuing all the fantastic work that was done last year. A huge well done to all the musicians who have kept practising and continue to demostrate commitment to the group!
Art Smart Challenge Autumn 1
9th September 2022
We are pleased to be launching our first Art Smart challenge of the academic year. Please do take a look.
Art Smart Challenge Summer 2
10th June 2022
James McCarthy paints surreal landscapes. McCarthy takes pieces of reality and puts them back together in unusual ways.
Can you reimagine a landscape to create your own fantasy artwork just like James McCarthy?
You could sketch it, paint it, colour it, collage it with magazine pictures or use whatever materials you have!
Arts Week coming soon
27th May 2022
After half term, we will be back with a bang to celebrate Arts week! This year Sky Arts have organised its first nationwide Access All Arts week open to all primary school children with the aim to take the children on a creative journey through the arts. This year’s theme is ‘reimagine’ and throughout the week we will all be building up to a reimagine challenge. Children will get time to explore their art form, watch videos of inspiring artists involved with Sky Arts and collaborate with each other.
Each year group will have an artform to explore. Year 6 will be reimagining the school as a film setting and filming the opening of their own movie. Year 5 will be reimagining an everyday object as a 3D sculpture. Year 4 will use drama to reimagine how a character from Peter Pan might change in the future. Year 3 will be reimagining emotions through photography. Year 2 will be reimagining famous artworks in different artistic styles. Year 1 will be reimagining songs in a variety of different ways and reception will get a chance to explore different aspects of all the arts through the same theme.
We hope the school will be bubbling with creativity by the end of the week so watch this space for a peek at what we got up to.
Art Smart Winners Summer 1
27th May 2022
Another fantastic Art SMART challenge with lots of fantastic art pieces received! It was extremely difficult to pick just 3 as there were just so many outstanding pieces of work. Congratulations to Afifah from 5 Redwood, who was awarded Key Stage 2 winner! Well done to Eduard 1 Banyan, our Key Stage 1 winner.
Art Smart Challenge Summer 1
29th April 2022
Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who is sometimes called ‘the princess of polka dots’. Although she makes lots of different types of art – paintings, sculptures, performances and installations, they have one thing in common, DOTS!
Can you use different sized polka dots to create your own artwork just like Yayoi Kusama?
You could use cut out paper, paint, colouring pencils or whatever other materials you have!
Art Smart Winners
1st April 2022
Another fantastic Art SMART challenge with lots of fantastic art pieces received! It was extremely difficult to pick just 3 as there were just so many outstanding pieces of work. Congratulations to Tabitha from 5 Pine, who was awarded first place! In second and third place came Eduard from 1 Banyan and Kaeshini from 6 Waratah. Well done! Watch this space for the next ART SMART challenge!
Spring Fayre Live Performances!
26th March 2022
On Saturday, the community was treated to a range of performances by our wonderfully creative pupils here at Edinburgh. After everyone had time to enjoy the stalls and relax in the sun, our performers took to the stage to showcase what they have been working on this term in the range of clubs and musical lessons that we run here at school each week.
The show began with our recorder group playing 'hot cross buns', followed by our flute quartet who really played with such confidence and excellent timing. Next, our ballet group performed a piece of work that gave a special moment for each member of the group to take to the floor for a solo. Finally, we were wowed by our musical theatre group who performed a song from 'Annie'. The acting, singing and movement was extremely high quality and the sheer enjoyment on the children's faces was just a joy to see.
Parents, carers and friends came along and were thrilled to see their children getting to perform in front of a real audience. We look forward to the summer fayre!
10th March 2022
Today, the orchestra took part in their very first meeting. It was such a treat to see brass, woodwind and strings working together as a team. It was even more impressive to see how this was brought together-it sounded amazing! Huge thanks to the East London Music Group for making this happen. We cannot wait to see the outcomes!
Spring 2 Art Smart Challenge~William Morris
4th March 2022
Join us for another Art Smart Challenge! Get creative at home and produce some William Morris inspired art and see if you can win a prize this term!
I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce our new Arts Council at Edinburgh (ACE). I would like to first thank all of the children who applied as I had many applications. I really enjoyed reading every application and seeing the hard work that the children had put into applying for their chosen positions. I was thrilled to see what a creative and talented school we have. It was a tough decision but I have chosen 10 children to form the Arts Council at Edinburgh and they are as follows:
Smaranda 2D- Dancer
Jannah 3H, Noa 5P, Saleha 5P-Artists
Syd 6T, Leonardo 6W, Sharon 5P-Musicians
Emilia 4M, Jasmin 4L- Actors
Keep your eyes peeled for more creative arts news as our new Arts council gets under way.
East London Music Group Partnership Launch
24th February 2022
What a treat we had today! After winning our bid to work alongside this fantastic group of musicians, the launch finally arrived. At 8.30am, as the gates opened, the ELMG stood under our bike shelter, greeting our families to a live performance! It was so uplifting and the joy on our children's faces was enough to demonstrate the impact that this partnership promised.
As the children entered their classrooms, the musicians moved to the corridors and the experience continued. Throughout the day, each year group was treated to a performance in our main hall and got to know the musicians who will be working with us.
Over the next few months, the group will visit each week and our new Edinburgh Orchestra will be set up and preparing for their first performance. Watch this space!
5th January 2022
Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to say that we now how a weekly choir club where children will be taught by an experienced choir leader! We are so excited about this development and look forward to many great performances.
Ballet at Edinburgh
6th September 2022
We are thrilled to introduce a dance club to our schedule. Ballet club starts at Edinburgh for the very first time and we are pleased to see both boys and girls signing up for this great form of exercise. We look forward to many great performances in the future!
Musical Theatre at Edinburgh
6th September 2022
We are so proud to be working in partnership with a musical theatre coach right here at Edinburgh. This expressive club enables children to sing, dance and act and provides an experience that we hope inspires them! We can't wait to see the live performances!
Music Lessons at Edinburgh
6th September 2022
We have increased our core offer of music lessons that take place during the school day. Children may choose to learn the ukulele, violin, trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, saxophone and recorder. We have so many talented pupils and hope that children begin a hobby that will go with them into adult hood.