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Edinburgh Primary ~ a community school with a passion for the arts!

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!

 

Challenge:

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!

Edinburgh Orchestra

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!

Arts Council at Edinburgh

25th February 2022

 

This week, our arts Council Application process came to a close.  Many children applied and it was an extremely hard decision to pick our 10 candidates.  We are thrilled to see what a creative and talented school we have and look forward to seeing how the council brings strong pupil voice to further developments at Edinburgh.

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!

 

Edinburgh Choir

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.

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