London’s Burning

Year 2 learnt all about dynamics and performed the song they had learnt ‘Londons Burning’ to Year 4 and Reception. Take a listen to our performance:


They also sang it in two groups in a round:



Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,

February 2022

Year 4 and Year 5 were delighted to be invited to watch Shiplake College’s fantastic performance of Joseph’s Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Kenton Theatre. We had a wonderful afternoon listening and watching the cast sing and dance. Read some of our thoughts on the production below.

‘I liked the songs and the musical was really good. They told the story through singing and music’

‘I really enjoyed it and liked how everyone got a part and it didn’t matter how old you were’

‘It was full of colour and fun’

‘I loved the songs and there was some great dancing’

‘I really got into the atomosphere’

‘My favourite part was when the brothers re-united with Joseph’



At Shiplake CE Primary School it is our intention that children develop an awareness and appreciation for a range of musical genre. Through exposure to and participation in a variety of musical experiences we intend for children to appreciate the value of music and its importance. The experiences that are provided include: class music lessons, singing and listening to music together as a school, having the opportunity to learn to play instruments as individuals and as groups and participating in musical performances in church and on trips. Through participating in a rich variety of experiences, it is our intention that children develop their musical knowledge and skills, making them into musically informed and creative individuals.


  • To perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of great composers and musicians.
  • To learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • To understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.