Welcome to Music!
We use an exciting website called Charanga Musical School in all our music lessons. This helps to teach musical knowledge and skills through learning to sing, play instruments, improvise and compose to many different pieces of music from different genres throughout history, including rock and pop! We perform in class at the end of every lesson. Please scroll down to see Key Stage 2 videos.
All Key Stage 2 children learn how to play the recorder in Year 3. From there they continue to play a variety of instruments, including glockenspiels, keyboards, various percussion instruments and steel pans.
Children in Key Stage 2 also have the opportunity to access Charanga Music World at home to support and enhance their musical learning.
We have a Key Stage 1 choir run on a lunchtime and Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to sing in a choir on a Tuesday after school. In Year 6 there is an orchestra club on a Thursday lunchtime.
From Year 4, children have the opportunity to have guitar lessons in school. These are provided by a private music teacher and are paid for by parents.
In Key Stage 2 we have drum kit lessons, again paid for by parents, provided by the East Riding Schools' Music Service.
Choir children in Key Stage 1 and 2 compete at Hornsea Music Festival in July and there are many more opportunities for children in music clubs to perform throughout the year, including a Christmas concert, our Year 6 Leavers Show and Hornsea Musical Extravaganza, a community music event held in June.
Children have the opportunity throughout the year to experience live music with visiting groups and concerts from the Schools' Music Service.
A few quotes from our Key Stage 2 children:
"My favourite activity in Music is improvising because I like creating my own rhythms." - Lucy-Ann
"I enjoy playing the recorder because of all the different notes I can make." - Maddison
"I enjoy playing different instruments because I learn how to play them in different ways and I learn new rhythms and patterns. I have learnt that it is not easy to play instruments but I need to keep trying." - Millie
"My favourite activity is drumming because I like to work out which patterns I can make. I have learnt that in Music you need to know maths a lot!" - Amelia
"I have learnt how to play the guitar. I enjoy it because my grandad and dad play the guitar and my favourite guitar player is Stevie Ray Vaughan. That has inspired my joy in playing the guitar." - Thomas
The children in Key Stage 2 perform in class at the end of every lesson. This is recorded on video and watched back so that the children can see and hear their progress. There are also sometimes opportunities for them to perform to other children in assemblies. On the termly links are some videos of some of the children's performances, in class and assembly.