Bute Bulletin
27th May 2022

Upcoming Music Performances

For the last half term of the year, the Performing Arts department are preparing some exciting music performances. Please find a summary of these events below.

We will be holding our Summer Music Concert on Tuesday 14th June from 4:00 to 5:15pm. This will feature a collection of soloist and music ensembles performing in the Studio Theatre. If your daughter is participating in this event, you will be notified directly and the School will send you an invitation to book tickets.

Both the Middle and Upper School Choirs will perform the pieces they have been working on this term, in an assembly for the school on Tuesday 21st June 2022.

There will also be another Rock School Tea taking place in the Drama Studio on Friday 24th June 2022. Parents of participating girls will be sent a link to book their tickets.

The Middle School Orchestra will be performing to the school in assembly on Tuesday 5th July 2022; this will be their second live performance of the year!

Last but certainly not least, our Year 5 Summer Orchestra will perform a very fitting and inspiring theme for Sports Day on Wednesday 6th July 2022.

Kindly note that all the assembly performances will be recorded and uploaded on the parent portal on the school’s website.

Year 6 French – Ma Maison

In French this half-term, the girls described their house, outside and inside, and produced some fantastic pieces of writing, with lots of details and great accuracy. They also drew their bedrooms and prepared in writing the description of their rooms. Finally, they created their own videos on the app Clips and presented their work orally. Further photos and videos can be found in the Parent Area.


Year 5 French – C’est mon anniversaire!

In French this half-term, the girls learned how to ask and say when their birthday is. They also expanded their vocabulary by describing what they do at a party and what items of food and drinks they are having. In pairs, they used their Ruby, Topaz and Sapphire Powers to create their own conversations on a birthday party. They performed their conversation in front of the class. I was very impressed by their fluency, accuracy and fantastic pronunciation. C’est génial! See their videos in the Parent Area of the website.

Year 4 Spanish

We have been busy this week filming our sports story ¡El futbol es un deporte para los niños y para las niñas!

Learning a script and acting it out in stages allows the girls to work on their pronunciation and to use gestures and intonation to convey meaning. Most of all, it is a fun way to practise our skills!

Watch this space for the final results – the videos will be published in the parents’ website soon!

Year 6 Residential: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Year 6 had a wonderful time during their residential trip in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

They visited lots of fantastic places such as Cadbury World, the Mechanical Art and Design museum, a butterfly farm, Tudor World and Warwick Castle.

They also enjoyed taking part in a fun Shakespeare workshop and had a tour of Stratford by William Shakespeare himself! But the highlight of the trip was probably the impressive birds of prey show at Warwick Castle!

Please go onto the Parent Area and read the journal that the Y6 Form Captains wrote for us. Here is an extract:

 “My group looked around the Mechanical Art and Design Museum first. All of the displays were very amusing to watch. Following that, we walked around the town in little groups and explored the shops. Hungrily, we sat down with the rest of the year group to eat our packed lunches. Later, we took part in a Shakespeare workshop where we acted out parts of Romeo and Juliet, and also did some enjoyable acting exercises. Then, we travelled to the Butterfly Farm, where we walked around and observed the gorgeous butterflies. We also saw an iguana! After an amazing day, we made our way back to the youth hostel and had our dinner.”

LS Lower School: Forest School

We had a fabulous fifth and final week at Forest School. At the end of the session, the girls were asked to share what they enjoyed the most – here is what some of them said:

Imogen: I liked getting to know the forest.

Gracie: My favourite bit was finding the shrew.

Hannah Z: I learnt how to see how old a tree is in two different ways and I liked discovering all the little insects.

Annabel: I liked painting the bluebells.

Charlotte: I liked looking for nests.

Allegra: My favourite was catching bugs!

Aliénor: The best thing about forest school was the pond dipping because we got to use a net and look at the tiny creatures.

Lara: I liked learning about habitats and playing the game.  

Caroline: I liked catching the tadpoles and using the pooter to catch a lot of grasshoppers!

See more photos from this week and across the term in the Parent Area.




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