Out Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School

Newsletter 13 is now available to view on the website. We wish all our Y6 children the very best of luck in the SATs test form Monday 9th - Thursday 12th May..

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Each Year group is  working hard this term exploring Art throughout their Theme lessons. Each year group is currently exploring art while studying The Romans, The Stone Age, Victorian Inventions and Ancient Egypt. Look below to see the Art that the children created last term.


La Musique




At Our Lady of Grace Junior school, we aim to make music an enjoyable learning experience and to develop an understanding of the cultural capital of music in London. Children will acquire knowledge and skills to support them in developing their own appreciation of music and to develop a love of music. We encourage children to discover and develop their performing skills to enable them to participate in social music making activities. Music is taught to each class once a fortnight. Whole school singing assemblies are held weekly. Children learn to listen to and appreciate music and develop the language in which to speak about what they hear.  We speak about the inter-related dimensions of music and are beginning to look at how music is written.  

In our school many children are also taking part in different musical instrument lessons. Year 4, 5 and 6 children are given the opportunity to take weekly violin lessons and to take the ABRSM grade exams.  Children use their musical talent to support community and school events. 

Artist in Residence 

The children in Years 3 and 4 have been very lucky to experience an artist working with them in school this week. Sarah Pimenta, a textile artist, has been teaching the Year 3 and 4 children how to print and we have completed a beautiful banner which will be on display in the hall in due course. This has been an amazing opportunity for our school community as we accessed this artist through the Artist In Residence charity at no cost to the school. It has raised the profile of textile art as an art medium as well as allowing children to spend time with a professional artist learning how to screen print. This was linked to their weekend art task and draws upon important themes in our school such as stewardship and being a Green Flag School. 

The Blue Peter Badge for Music

Did you know you can apply for a Blue Peter badge for music?  This badge has been specially designed by Ed Sheeran.  Some children in year 5 have already written applications to Blue Peter which demonstrate their knowledge of and interest in music.  We look forward to successful replies.  

Our Musical School

The children taking instrumental lessons on guitar and violin took the opportunity today to share their talents with the whole school.  Demonstrating confidence and skill, they performed in their class groups.  Well done children.  Should you wish to learn either of these instruments then a new set of applications will be opened in the new academic year.  

Music - la Musique


Music does not always sound the same.  It can often change the way you feel.  Listen to the extracts of music and think about how the music makes you feel.  Choose an appropriate face to match how you feel. Have fun! Click on the smiley to connect.



Music Resources


We are learning how music is written - called formal notation.  The following resources will help you practice your musical knowledge.  Musicians practice over and over and over and .......  Welcome to the club!

The Semibreve, Minim and Crotchet

Understanding the three basic types of musical notes: the Semibreve, Minim and Crotchet. ---------- RIAM Teaching and Learning Network: ---------- Music: Two Finger Johnny Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License