Our Choir Sing from the Genre of Music Theatre

For the genre of Music Theatre, our choir learnt “Castle on a Cloud” from Les Miserables. We hope you enjoy the beautiful singing and story telling by the ensemble and soloists.


Castle on A Cloud Performance from Marg Weston on Vimeo.


Castle on A Cloud Rehearsal from Marg Weston on Vimeo.

Castle on A Cloud Rehearsal (2) from Marg Weston on Vimeo.

St Kevin’s Glendalough

Learning ‘St Kevin’s Forever’ beneath the northern sun in Glendalough, Ireland on Tuesday 4th September, 2012. The wonderful staff and students were very enthusiastic, supportive and ‘vocally’ beautiful through the collaborative process…..a little dream that became a big dream and then became a dream come true!!

Singing St Kevin’s Forever in Glendalough from Marg Weston on Vimeo.

Here is the audio track of the St Kevin’s Glendalough students singing St Kevin’s Forever
St Kevin’s Glendalough audio track

Many believe that this is where St Kevin retreated to pray for a very long time. What a beautiful place to to do that!!

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. Leonardo da Vinci








In Term 1, Grade 3/4s explored three different topics, Under the Sea, Under the Skin and Under the Stage. Please answer the following questions:


1.Which topic did you find most interesting and why?
2.Of these three topics, which one would you like to learn more about and why?
3. List three facts you have learnt about each topic.
(e.g.) Under the Sea 1) ,2), 3) Under the Skin 1), 2), 3) Under the Stage 1), 2), 3)

Under and On the Stage – The Orchestra

3/4 Mini Inquiry
Under and On the Stage – The Orchestra


The composer of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was Frenchman, Paul Dukas.

The composer of Rhapsody in Blue was American George Gershwin. The animation was drawn in the style of a famous American cartoonist named Al Hirschfeld.

Peter and the Wolf was composed by Russian Sergei Prokofiev








Hear all the instruments of the Orchestra on the dso Kids link below

(Dallas Symphony Orchestra USA)


Find out more about the instruments of the Orchestra and their sounds by opening the link to

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra ‘Instrument Locker Room’ on the link below.

New York Philharmonic Kids site


Play The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Adventure Game on the link

below. Be sure to play the LOCAL GAME. Let Mrs Weston know if you complete the game!!! Good luck!









Sir Simon Rattle introduces Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten

Second half of Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. Enjoy!

What do you think about this amazing digital music and image creation? I think it’s brilliant. It’s almost mesmerising to watch and my foot kept tapping the beat. Mesmerising means it’s hard to take your eyes off the images.

Wow..this 6 year old is amazing! What do you think?

After completing The Orchestra diagram sheet and discussing the answers with your group HERE ARE YOUR TWO QUESTIONS (please answer in complete sentences!)

Which instrument family  is the largest?

Which group would you like to perform in and why?