Our Music Manager is Miss Everitt
Welcome to the Music page!
- Children have the opportunity to learn Ukulele with our tutor Turan on a weekly basis. These sessions are currently being offered to Years 3,4 and 5 in the coming terms.
- We also offer the opportunity to participate in Rocksteady lessons, these are paid for by parents and are offered during the school day on Monday mornings. In these lessons, children can learn to play drums, guitar, keyboard or sing as a vocalist in a band.
If your child takes part in any musical activities outside of school, please do let their class teacher know so we can celebrate their achievements.
Take a look at this list of websites and games:
Last year we began offering Rocksteady lessons to our pupils. Parents can sign up their child to these paid sessions via an online portal. Further information on this can be received from Miss Everitt in St David's Class. Children who attend rocksteady have the opportunity to learn how to play Guitar, Drums, Keyboard or provide vocals for the band.
Rocksteady lessons happen on Monday mornings after whole school celebration assembly.
Here is some feedback from children who took part in lessons last year.
"Working together we have fun, it's a good experience" Year 4 child
"Jack is a great teacher, he welcomes you in" Year 3 Child
"We are learning different notes like E and A" Year 4 Child
"I like to play music" Year 4 Child
"We get to play different songs" Year 4 Child
"I want to be a popstar, so this is practice" Year 4 Child
Music Club will run in Term 2, after the Christmas break.
Children will have the opportunity to play both tuned and unturned music instruments, practice body percussion, sing as part of a choir alongside a range of other activities.
Spaces for this club are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.
If you have any questions regarding Music Club, please speak to Miss Everitt.
Last Years' Events
World Music Day
World Music Day was on June 21st 2022. This day celebrates the music and cultures from many countries around the world.
In FS they looked at the country of France, learning the song Freres Jacques and exploring how music is used during special French celebrations such as Bastille Day.
In KS1 they looked at Africa and the Samba. Children had the opportunity to listen to African and Samba music and discuss what they could hear. Our Year 1 children were taught a Gumboot Dance, which they thoroughly enjoyed.
In KS2, children explored the Caribbean, Irish, Indian and Aboriginal Australian Music. They had the opportunity to watch Music being played via video and then using musical instruments to try and replicate the sounds they heard.
In LKS2, children created some Artwork to show music, using dots, lines and shapes to represent notes. In UKS2, children had a go at writing notes for the music they played on instruments.
Why not have a listen to the wonderful Caribbean music created by St Anne class in the clip below.
Why not participate in some Music based events at home? You could have a Karaoke night, or hold your very own BGT auditions.
We would love to see the video if you do.
In Term 4, our LKS2 children put on a fantastic performance of 'Back through the Ages', based around four key time periods in History, the children travelled back through the ages and met some exciting characters. The children very much enjoyed putting on the performance and parents enjoyed the show too. Here is what the children had to say:
'I love the show, I don't want to stop doing it' - Year 3 Child
'I am so excited, I even play the part of a stone age person' - Year 3 Child
'I am a strict school teacher, but my lines are also funny' Year 4 Child
The LKS2 children would like to give a special thanks to anyone who helped bring the show together and make it a success.
Rocksteady Video Concerts
Year 3 4.wmv
Year 5 6.wmv
Rocksteady June Concert
In Term 6, we were able to invite in the parents to watch a small concert performed by our rocksteady children. It was a fantastic morning and the parents thoroughly enjoyed it. Here are a few images from the sessions and we will be uploading the videos very soon.
We have spaces available for September 2022, so please ask for information about how to sign up your child. They can sing, play guitar, keyboard or drums. Its just great fun!
Cultural Carnival Day
During Cultural Carnival Day all the children in our School were lucky enough to participate in a African Dancing and Drumming Session. The children thoroughly enjoyed the drumming and learning a dance from Ghana. Check out some of our dancing in the images below.