Music - What the Children will learn.

Resources to use at home. 

Charanga Musical World: www.nottsmusichub.org.uk

Our Music Policy

EYFS - 'Development Matters' is used to support each individual child's development pathway.

Key stage 1

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Key stage 2

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

Use and understand staff and other musical notations.

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

Develop an understanding of the history of music.

 

Charanga music information.

Musical Genres.

All children at school have been enrolled in 'Charanga  Music World'. This provides all classes with their music lessons. Each pupil has been sent home with 3 letters about this:
1 letter from Mr Iles telling parents/carers about the scheme and 2 letters giving specific details about 'logging in'.
One letter has your child's name, username and password and the other tells you how to get started. Both letters tell you how to 'log in'. All of the music used in lessons is playable at home and your child can get involved in interactive activities, games and quizzes to earn 'coins' and 'badges' which can be printed at home (Collecting 'Coins' earns House points!)Your child can also create their own 'Avatar'. There are sections to look at and use if your child is learning, or wishes to learn, to play a musical instrument.
The scheme is great fun with a wide range of music including Reggae, Rock, Pop and Classical Music. 
It is supported by Nottinghamshire County Council, the Department for Education and The Arts Council.
The website contains the following statement about data protection:
Your Data:

The information you are asked to provide is purely used to create an account. Your details are stored securely, and will not be shared or sold on to any third parties. Your name is visible only to your teachers.

More information.

During this school year, all of Class 5 are learning to play the tenor horn. In the Autumn term we were lucky to have Mrs Wilkinson a specialist brass teacher leading the lessons. The children are taking their instruments home and practicing using Charanga. We are gearing up to a public performance in December.

All of Class 5 are learning to play the Eb Tenor Horn - see Class 5's page on this web site.

Music Clubs.

Wednesday: 3.00 - 3.45. Guitar Club.

This club is set up to teach basic Guitar skills. A limited number of Guitars are available from school but some pupils prefer to use their own. Music is provided. Please see Mr Iles.

Wednesday: 3.00 - 4.00 Singing Club.

This club takes place in the school hall with Ms Goodwin and Mrs Potton.

Friday: 3.00 - 3.45. Wind Instrument Club.

This club is set up to teach children how to play, Flute, Clarinet or Cornet. There are a limited number of instruments available to borrow from school but pupils can bring their own instrument if they wish. Music is provided.

Any pupil can learn to play as long as they are physically big enough to hold the instrument and cover any keys with their fingers, and make a sound on the instrument. Please see Mr Iles.

The two videos below are of Clarinetists playing 'Bile Them Cabbage Down', (American Fiddle Tune) and 'Stodola Pumpa'. (Czech Folk Song)

(See the videos below.)

 

On Friday 3rd of March we celebrated 'World Book Day'. Amy (class 6) and Jason, (class 4) dressed as characters from books, played pieces on Guitar which they are preparing for their ABRSM Prep Test next term. 

Amelia and Sofia have passed Grade 1 Clarinet (ABRSM) with flying colours!
Amelia and Sofia have passed Grade 1 Clarinet (ABRSM) with flying colours!

Guitar club
Guitar club

On Wednesday 25th May, Mrs. Wratten, school governor, visited school and listened to the school guitarists and wind instrument players.  She brought her own Clarinet into school and played along with the wind instrumentalists, Amelia, Sofia and Paris.
On Wednesday 25th May, Mrs. Wratten, school governor, visited school and listened to the school guitarists and wind instrument players. She brought her own Clarinet into school and played along with the wind instrumentalists, Amelia, Sofia and Paris.


The two videos are of Clarinetists playing 'Bile Them Cabbage Down', (American Fiddle Tune) and 'Stodola Pumpa'. (Czech Folk Song)