In music children are encouraged to develop a number of skills which are often transferable to other aspects of the curriculum.
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 use Charanga Musical School and BBC 10 Pieces to support the teaching of music from Reception to Year 6. The children will explore 2-3 musical genres each year during dedicated music sessions but will also develop their music skills through topic work when appropriate.
Our Year 4 children have weekly Flute lessons with a music specialist from Lancashire Music Service for half of the year. Year 4N will begin in September and then Year 4W will have lessons from February. These will initially consist of listening and appraising activities as well as body percussion.
Ms Galea offers guitar tuition on Friday afternoons to Key Stage Two children. Please contact the office if you would like more information. Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, we are unable to offer lessons at the moment but these will commence as soon as possible.
We also have a singing club for Years 3-5 during the Autumn Term normally but due to current restrictions, it may be some time before these sessions can commence.
Music Home Learning Videos
Singing Club met weekly in November and December 2019 to learn Christmas Carols to sing to the local community. They sang at the local library for the toddler group and their families and then they sang with the residents at Lostock Lodge Nursing Home. We are very proud of how hard they worked to learn the songs but also how they sang confidently.
We encouraged all of the children to apply for a Blue Peter Music badge. They had worked hard and we certainly believed they deserved them.
Year 5/6 Trip World Museum and The King and I
On Wednesday 11th March we took Year 5 and 6 to Liverpool. We started the day by exploring the World Museum. Lots of the children particularly enjoyed the aquarium and the Egyptian exhibits.
We then took the children over to the Liverpool Empire Theatre to watch The King and I. We were quite high up so it did take a while to get used to our seats. It was amazing. The dancing, singing, orchestra were all mesmerising.
During the intervals and at the end we had lots of staff and members of the public make the point of finding us to tell us how amazing our children are. We are very proud of them all.
Year 3/4 Trip. Imperial War Museum and Swan Lake Ballet
On Thursday 5th March Year 3 and Year 4 had a very busy day in Manchester. They started at the Imperial War Museum where they followed a timeline of wars by looking at artefacts, watching clips and playing interactive games.
They then went over to the Lowry to explore the galleries before settling in to their seats in the theatre to watch the ballet. We all thoroughly enjoyed watching the graceful dancers and listening to the very talented orchestra.
All the staff were asked to thank the children for their exemplary behaviour and we were all invited back to watch future performances.
EYFS Chinese New Year Dragon Dance
Early Years had lots of fun finding out about and celebrating Chinese New Year. They made decorations and performed a dragon dance for their families. Lots of fun was had by all.
The whole school enjoyed watching Snow White from M&M productions. We have enjoyed their performances for a few years now but this one has been the best one yet! The mirror was magic!
The children worked so hard to learn all of their lines off by heart including lots of songs sung beautifully. Well done everyone.