Secondary School Links
We often work in partnership with our local secondary schools; our older pupils often visit local schools and teachers visit our school for specialist lessons.
As part of our curriculum, we aim to develop children’s awareness of global issues. From time to time, children make links with schools and communities in different parts of the world.
At Gainsborough we love to think and make. Our young artists are curious and explore the world around them encountering new and exciting learning experiences in empowering art lessons. We take risks and learn from other artists and craftspeople. We love to work with other cultural institutions to enrich and extend our creative curriculum.
We have established links with local artists and galleries.
Olympic Park, Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Here East, Hub 67.
At Gainsborough, our vision is to provide every child with high-quality music experiences, both in and outside school. All children take part in exciting music lessons, have opportunities to hear live music and many take part in performances, in school and at venues around London.
This year children will be taking part in:
The ‘Thames Festival’ – performing as part of a mass choir at The Scoop
‘Take Note’ – performing with children from other schools and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra
Our school Black History Month performances, including singing and drumming
Our school Christmas concert and nativity play at our local church
A Ukulele Festival hosted by Gainsborough
‘Young Voices’ – performing as part of a mass choir at the O2 Arena in Greenwich
Hackney Music and Dance Festival – performing alongside other children from Hackney Schools at the Round Chapel
This year children will be attending:
Workshops held by The Worshipful Company of Musicians
‘Primary Proms’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall
LSO concerts at The Barbican
Learning an instrument:
As children go through the school, they will have the opportunity to learn an instrument in class, such as the ukulele, recorder or glockenspiel. As well as this, we have visiting specialist teachers who offer guitar, brass and woodwind lessons to children in Key Stage 2. Miss Fort also runs a keyboard club and a drumming club.
We have two school choirs, one for Key Stage 1 and one for Key Stage 2 who rehearse weekly after school and represent the school at different events.