Music at Pre School, Infants & Juniors

Music has continued to play an important part throughout the primary years during our lockdown learning. Pre School have been learning songs about the wintery weather and about what we need to wear to be warm during these cold months. We’ve also been singing songs about Chinese New Year and trying to add actions so that we move like the Chinese lion and dragon as they parade through the streets bringing good luck for the new year ahead.

Reception have enjoyed singing superhero songs and adding actions to turn themselves into Superboys and Supergirls. Singing fun songs has also been a focus in KS1 where we have enjoyed some silly animal songs, pirate songs and even learnt to sing the alphabet backwards. Y2 have also continue to learn the ocarina and Mrs Burton is really proud of the progress they are making.

In Key Stage 2, Year 3 have embarked on reading notation and have progressed smoothly from the ocarina to the recorder, whilst Years 4-6 have continued to develop their instrumental work through class recorder lessons and instrumental lessons on the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano and drums, with our visiting instrumental teachers working remotely.

Weekly string group rehearsals under the direction of the cello teacher, Ben Cashell, have been a great success and the pupils have pieces underway to perform at the end of the next half term.

Singing is a valuable and fun part of music making in the Juniors, through the weekly ‘Big Sing’ and class lessons. The pupils have learnt to sing numerous songs in parts, this term, including ‘Aliens’ ‘The Forth Bridge’ and ‘Dee-to’, in addition to fun, and often silly, warm up songs.

We have continued to celebrate the success of our budding musicians in twice weekly assemblies and have put together some musical highlights for you.

Please sit back and enjoy our performances.

Mrs Burton & Mrs Tinniswood