Music is taught throughout the school by Mrs Anstice. We are very well resourced and have been supported by a number of local charities to develop our music provision. We have full class sets of Wider Opps Instruments, Samba Band, African Drums, Ocarinas, Recorders, Glockenspiels, Boomwhackers as well as classroom percussion. We also use the ipads to develop digital music skills. We enjoy singing and develop this skill in all of our music lessons. Part of our music curriculum time is also designated to help us to prepare for our fantastic productions and for events in the local community and beyond. We hold a Sing Up Platinum award.
We also work in a close and long standing partnership with Music for Life. These are lessons which families pay for. We currently can offer guitar lessons with Stuart , piano and violin with Mrs Greenwood, Brass with Mr Price, Woodwind with Miss Burke and voice with Helen. If you wish to find out more please have a chat with Mrs Anstice and check our www.musicforlife.org.uk.
Year 1 (Potter Class)
How do different percussion instruments make different sounds? How can I recognise long and short sounds then sequence them together?
What is the difference between the pulse and the rhythm? What is a high note and a low note?
How can I follow a graphic score? Can I create my own weather music?
Year 2 (Carroll Class)
How can I identify the beat and changes of tempo? How can I recognise different instruments in The Nutcracker?
How do you recognise the different character themes in Peter and the Wolf? How do you create melodies and change the pitch on an ocarina?
How do you know when to play a long and a short note? How do you create expressive sounds and combine them into a piece of music?
Year 3 (Dahl Class)
How can we create music showing different elements based on the Carnival of the Animals? What are rhythmic patterns?
How can you play a simple three note piece on the recorder? Can I use a pentatonic scale to create an accompaniment?
How do you relate sounds and visual images? KS2 Production
Year 4 (Lewis Class)
How do you create rhythmic patterns and use notation as a support? How do you create, combine and perform rhythmic patterns?
How do you recognise and use scales to create a melody or accompaniment? How do you select an instrument to express a visual image?
How do you identify musical signals? KS2 Production
Year 5 (Shakespeare Class)
Which instrument would we like to play and which families do they belong to? Can I play a simple three note melody before Christmas?
Why is it important to follow a conductor? Can I read notation for a five note piece?
Why do I also need to listen to others when playing as a band? What is jazz improvisation? KS2 Production
Music in Year 5 is a steady progression throughout the year following a Wider Opportunities Wind Band scheme led by Mr Price, Miss Burke and Mrs Anstice. All children have free instrumental tuition during this time.
Year 6 (Tolkien Class)
How does African drumming develop cyclic rhythm techniques?
How do you follow codes from a leader when Samba Drumming?
How can I listen closer for more quality part and solo singing? KS2 Production
There are many additional opportunities for music throughout the year including theatre visits, participating in musical theatre opportunities with Theatre in The Quarter and Broadway Bound, Music for Life Days, Jazz Workshop, Key Strings, drumming workshops, choir, Samba Gang, Singing Leaders, Nativity Production, Summer Production, Summer Concert, Young Voices, Amasing, Panto, Stars in their Eyes and Singing Playgrounds.