WELCOME TO OUR MUSIC PAGE!

INTENT:

Every child in school should have access to a range of musical instruments. Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our high-quality music education will engage and inspire our children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Music is all around us. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Music connects us through people and places in our ever-changing world. It is creative, collaborative, celebratory and challenging. We intend for music to bring communities together through the shared endeavour of whole-school singing, ensemble playing, experimenting with the creative process and, through the love of listening to friends and fellow pupils, performing. The sheer joy of music making will support pupil wellbeing, enjoyment and self-esteem and bring happiness to our whole school and the wider school community.

Aims
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
– perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
– 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
– 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.

We recognise the huge role that music plays in children’s mental health and well-being. As such, we have redesigned our entire music curriculum and we have employed a music teacher to teach both classes (all year groups) weekly. Miss Deakin, the music subject leader, has used the new EYFS framework, Model Music Curriculum, Henley report and other documents to create a new vision for music throughout school, including the valued input from all staff and the music teacher.

SO WHAT ARE WE DOING? WHAT WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED

We have purchased a range of brass instruments so families do not need to buy them to have music lessons. Any child that wants a private music lesson will be supplied with an instrument.

We have purchased 15 new Casio keyboards  to be used for curriculum music

We have purchased 15 new glockenspiels to be used for curriculum music

We have purchased 15 new recorders to be used for curriculum music

Mrs. Gilmour teaches curriculum music to Class 1 and Class 2 every week.

Mr. Warren is our peripatetic music teacher who teaches private lessons to 70% of the school children. Mr. Warren also runs the school band after school every Tuesday throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

We also have students who have guitar lessons through Lancashire Music Services

Mrs Gilmour and Mr. Warren has created a new school choir, which will be competing in the Last Choir Standing competition in March 2023

The children will be performing at every opportunity to bring our community closer together and share the joys and uplifting moments music has to offer.

THE SCHOOL BAND IN ACTION FOR THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2022-2023

 

SCHOOL CHOIR IN ACTION 2022-2023

 

‘Music that’

Music that…’ is designed to widen pupils’ listening experiences by exposing them to a range of artists and genres.

Every week, we listen to five pieces of music that link to a specific theme. For example, ‘Music that is about happiness’ or ‘Music that features the piano’.

Pieces are chosen to include a wide range of music from different time periods, genres, cultures, styles and traditions. Class teachers choose when to play the music each day and spend time discussing the piece with the children.