ECAM Concert

Here at Essex, we have an excellent staff of professional musicians. These teach with instruments provided by the Mayor of Newham (as part of the Borough-wide initiative, Every Child a Musician). Our ECAM Concert, in front of an invited audience of parents and carers, proved how hardworking and talented our children are!   The programme of the performance is …

Y3 Roald Dahl Assembly

At Essex Primary School we are always keen to showcase our children’s abilities in drama and music. Recently, parents and children were invited to watch a very special Y3 assembly based upon famous children’s author Roald Dahl. Each class had been working on a different Dahl book. Class 3C acted out excerpts from Dahl’s book The …

Y5 Shakespeare Assembly

  On Thursday 30th March 2017, parents, carers and children from Year 3 were treated to a detailed and dramatic assembly on the life and work of William Shakespeare. This delightful production brought together all the learning done by Y5 for Shakespeare week, during which children had enjoyed investigating this famous writer’s work and learning …

The Castle of Mey

Commonwealth Concert Recording. The Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and the Commonwealth Children’s Choir bring together children from across the world in music and song in order to to educate, inspire and unite This particular concert was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studio in 2015, and is dedicated as a memorial to the Queen Mother, who …

Many Tongues

One Voice  for Mother Tongue Day. Children at Essex Primary School worked with respected musical director Alex Wilson to celebrate both their mothers and the multinational nature of our school. Children learned songs in Somali, Hindi, Jamaican-English, Arabic, Spanish, Bengali, Shona/Zulu, Xhosa, Yoruba and English. Head Teacher, Mrs Rosie Cowan, said the following: ‘Essex Primary …

The Life of Sam King

The Life of Sam King, MBE EPS Black History Month Music Project 2016 The following article was published in the Newham Working Partnership (NPW) newsletter. A former pupil – who grew up to be Deputy Mayor of Newham – was among the audience of VIPS, parents and children invited to watch the vibrant Y6 Music …

Shakespeare Rocks!

Shakespeare Rocks! Y6 Summer Performance 2016 The Year Six summer performance was an enthusiastic and celebratory romp through the life of the great English playwright, William Shakespeare. The whole Y6 cohort took part, singing, dancing and rapping their way through a (mostly) accurate biography of The Bard, from his 1564 birth in Stratford-upon-Avon to his …