Welcome to Music!
Curriculum Leader: Mrs H. Burton
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.
In Key Stage 1 children learn about key musical concepts through singing and playing percussion instruments including djembe drums and glockenspiels.
All Key Stage 2 children learn how to play the recorder in Year 3. From there they continue to develop their musical knowledge through singing and playing 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.
Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to sing in a choir after school and in Year 6 there is an orchestra club which starts after Christmas.
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 have competed at Hornsea Music Festival in July and there are many more opportunities for children in music clubs to perform throughout the year, including the Big Brid Sing at Bridlington Spa, singing for pensioners, Christmas concerts, our Year 6 Leavers Show and other community events.
Children have the opportunity throughout the year to experience live music with visiting groups and concerts from the Schools' Music Service.
We now have more extra-curricular music lessons available for the whole school through an outside service called 'Music Box'. They provide lessons in keyboard, drum kit and general musicianship. Parents will need to pay for this service and communication is directly between parents and Music Box itself, however lessons take place within school time.
If you are interested in any extra-curricular music opportunities for your child, please enquire at the school office.
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 and parents in assemblies and shows. Videos of some of the children's performances can be seen on the Music pages on the blog.