Can you guess which characters these costumes will belong to?
Friday, 19 June 2015
The children were all given their scripts for The Lion King on Monday. They have been working very hard at home to learn their words.
Well done everybody. Keep practising your lines.we look forward to seeing the play coming together next week.
Posted by Miss Bowkett at 05:38
Friday, 12 June 2015
In today's Musical Theatre session we began to focus on the acting of The Lion King play. First of all the scripts for each scene were given out and we got into groups to practise.
After only a short time of practising, each group then performed their scene to the rest of the group. This gave us a good idea of how the finished show will look.
A very busy Tianna and Libby became Timon and Pumba when they joined Faye and Thomas to perform the next act.
Izzie, Martyna and Sophie worked hard together to perform Act 10.
Well done to everyone today. You all worked very hard. When you get your scripts next week, don't forget to keep practising!
Posted by Miss Bowkett at 07:27
Friday, 5 June 2015
Today, the 30 final children came along for their first musical theatre session. Miss Bowkett and Miss McGeary explained that over the next few weeks they would need to work very hard as, at the end of term, they are going to put on a performance of The Lion King.
The session started with a musical warm-up led by Miss McGeary on her keyboard. Some of the children managed to reach some very high notes!
After that, Miss McGeary taught the children the word to the song. This was very tricky as the start of the song is not even in English! We were particularly impressed with the children who volunteered to sing on their own.
Once we were more familiar with the words to the song, we split into two groups. This is where we learned a very difficult skill -harmonising. Harmonising is where each group has to sing different words but still stay in time with everyone else.
The final part of the session involved us beginning to think about what 'The Circle of Life' would look like when performed in the show. All of the characters are animals so the children practised moving around as an animal whilst still singing the song.
Next week we will spend more time thinking about acting out the show.
Posted by Miss Bowkett at 23:03
Friday, 22 May 2015
This afternoon Miss Bowkett and Miss McGeary had a lovely time listening to some beautiful singing voices. It was a very difficult decision but these are the names of the children who we have chosen to take part in our final Musical Theatre group.
Dylan, Subhaan, Bronson
Leo, Fydel, Macie
Jessica, Faye, Thomas, Kadence, Libby, Sophie, Zunaira
Ben, Aleesha, McKenzie, Zain, Ronnie, Taye,
Ellejah, Asam, Chloe, Kye, Martyna
Gracie, Tianna, Jaion
Congratulations to these children who are been selected to take part. The musical that we will be working on over the next six weeks is The Lion King.
Posted by Miss Bowkett at 08:16
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Miss Bowkett and Miss McGeary have just launched a new Musical Theatre project which will run in school every Friday afternoon until the end of term. The project is aimed at children in years 3,4 and 5 and is going to be lots of fun! Each week we will work on singing, dancing and acting and, at the end of the project, we will put on a fantastic show for parents and friends.
Last Friday saw 93 children audition for just 30 places in the project. The first round of auditions involved children being put into mixed groups and set a challenge. Each group was given the line "we can't leave until we've found it" and were asked to decide upon a scenario and act it out together. In this part of the audition, Miss Bowkett and Miss McGeary were looking for a number of skills, including:
-ability to work with others
Here are some pictures of some of the fantastic acts that were performed.
These children were imagining that they were looking for a lost animal.
These girls decided to base their scenario around the dentists.
This group decided that the lost item was a jumper and they acted out how they would find it.
These children showed some great expression when they unexpectedly found a missing body!
Miss Bowkett and Miss McGeary were overwhelmed by the amount of talent and enthusiasm shown by everyone and would like to thank everybody who took part. Narrowing so many talented children down to just 30 places is not proving to be an easy task so we have decided to hold a second audition for some children this Friday.
Well done to these children who got through to the second audition. Please remember to come on Friday and be prepared to sing to us.
Joseph, Bronson, Dylan, Subhaan, Darnell
Tegan, Olivia, Macie, Leo, Fydel, Kashish
April, Keeley, Alfie, Shona
Izzie, Vincent, Corey, Lavell, Paige, Courtney
Tegan, Jessica, Faye, Lily, Thomas, Kadence, Libby, Shenae, Sophie, Zunaira
Aleesha, McKenzie, Zain, Ronnie, Ben
Jack, Chloe, Abdullahi, Asam, Kye, Ellejah
Gracie, Tianna, Jaion, Ayesha
Once again, a big thank you and well done to everyone who took part in the first auditions. We look forward to hearing some of your beautiful singing voices on Friday. Keep watching this blog to find out who will be the chosen 30 children!
Posted by Miss Bowkett at 06:12