Scheme of work
Our first ever Music Week was a resounding success, with musicians performing for us throughout the week. We invited parents, music teachers and pupils to share their talents with us.
Ric French, our peripatetic guitar teacher, strummed out some tunes for us in assembly on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we had Mike and Dell to lead us in our hymn singing in School Church, followed by Mrs Rich entertaining us with piano, violin and voices. We even invited some of our ex-pupils to perform, illustrating the progress our children can make when they practise hard. We were lucky enough to welcome a group of flautists, led by Luca's mum, from an orchestra called Flutes & Co to perform a selection of pieces. They taught us all about the different flutes in the family - some of us even got to have a go!
During our assemblies throughout the week, we listened to music from Senegal (the home of our twin school) and some of the BBC ten pieces. Mr Sharp told us all about his favourite music, Vivaldi's Four Seasons. We also had workshops in our classes, led by teachers, teaching assistants and parents who love music. Many thanks to Mr Stretton for playing the accordion to Y6, Ella's grandad for his ukulele playing, Mrs Brough for letting us play her steel drum and Mrs Adair for playing the ukulele with reception. Some of the musical children also performed in mini-concerts to their classes.
In class, we all worked hard to practise a piece of music to perform to the rest of the school on Friday. This was a great success, with children from nursery to Y6 singing songs, playing instruments and dancing to music from our new scheme, Charanga. It gave all the children the opportunity to perform in front of an audience, developing their skills and self-confidence.
We all loved to listen and perform the music throughout the week so much that we are going to make it an annual event, so if you are a budding musician and you would like to be invited to play next year, let us know!
We use two specialist teachers for music:
Mrs Nicola Rich - violin, piano & singing
Mr Ric French - guitar
Please inquire in the school office for further details of timing and costs.